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Parent Trail 2: Train the Facilitator

Parent Trail 2: Train the Facilitator

Date: 13th October 2021

Facilitator: Trish Landsberger & Maggie Wilson


Workshop Duration:

2 consecutive days - face 2 face

(Wednesday & Thursday, 13 & 14 October 2021)

Workshop Time:

9:00 – 16:30 each day


Fee: $350.00

Including morning tea, all associated handouts, a certificate of attendance and instruction manual.

BYO Lunch

Workshop Venue:

Lighthouse Resources Upstairs Training Room

Kyabra Street RUNCORN, QLD. 4113

Target Group:

This workshop would be suitable for clinicians and therapists with advanced group work skills and some experience of working with parents with mental illness.

The training will provide participants with experiential art-therapy and gestalt group work techniques and cover all technical aspects of how to deliver Parent Trail 2.

Workshop Outline:

Using art therapy, gestalt techniques based on an empowerment frame work. Participants will create two masks and dialogue with the masks, with group support individuals identify how each mask presents to the world. Using movement and drama techniques the emerging characters are woven into a fairy story. The self-authored fairy tales are subsequently illustrated by the group.

Workshop Outcomes:

The training will provide participants with experiential art-therapy and gestalt group work techniques and cover all technical aspects of how to deliver Parent Trail 2.

At the conclusion of the two day training participants will be equipped with enough experience and confidence to facilitate their own Parent Trail 2 group. Each participant will receive his or her own Parent Trail 2 Group instruction manual.


Some of the great feedback we received about this event:

  • Being able to ask questions and partake as a group member really enhanced my learning during this workshop.
  • Excellent training, diversity of people and acknowledging the first people of this land is greatly appreciated.
  • We participated the whole weeks following the manual – which was very useful to understand.
  • I appreciated witnessing the other participants input and the literature as a background theory.
  • I really enjoyed the dialogue with masks, creating the fairy story and acting it out, the dance movement activities: pretty much the whole program!
  • Doing the activities / experiential immersion and the processing after each exercise greatly supported my learning.
  • We covered so much material and with such a comprehensive and detailed manual to refer back to , I feel I have absorbed a great deal of new learning.
  • As a result of this workshop I have ideas to work in groups, individuals and my team/supervision 10/10.
  • I found the experiential learning, shared experience, facilitator knowledge / experience was very useful.

Facilitator Bio:

Trish Landsberger is employed by Kyabra Community Association, as Manager of the Group Work and Training Team. Part or her role finds her connecting with local families who are struggling with aspects of their parenting and can also be experience marginalization for a range of reasons, mental health issues being one. Trish started her working life as a primary/infant teacher and moved into early years education. Over the last twelve years Trish has trained as an Experiential and Creative Arts Therapist and has completed a Masters in Gestalt Therapy. Currently Trish has a small private practice outside of her full time position where she works as a therapist and parenting coach and mentor. Trish started working collaboratively with Maggie several years ago when they co-created The Parent Trail 1 & 2.

Maggie Wilson: Trained at Goldsmiths London University in Art Psychotherapy. She has worked for twenty years as an art therapist. Her private practice interests are currently cross-cultural Art Therapy group work, creative debriefing and supervision for mental health teams and practitioners. Maggie is an Australian Registered Art Therapist and lecturers in The Masters of Mental Health Art Therapy Program at the University of Queensland.

Workshop Cancellations:


By completing and submitting this registration form, you are indicating your intention to attend this workshop and you will be liable for the full fee as indicated. If you are unable to attend the workshop for any reason, fail to attend without notice or cancel your registration payment will not be refunded. Workshops occasionally need to be cancelled due to insufficient participant numbers. Should this be necessary, we will notify you as soon as possible and a full refund will be given.



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