Monica Finch is Ballarat Art Therapies’ registered supervisor offering professional Supervision sessions for Art Therapists, students or any mental health professional wanting to reflect and receive support with their professional work.
Supervision is a valuable tool in exploring your practice, debriefing difficult situations, brainstorming ideas, receiving support and inspiration and to avoid burn-out and vicarious trauma. Supervision can help us understand more deeply how we work and to navigate any issues we may encounter in our practice.
Monica has an eclectic mix of training and qualifications supporting students, graduates, established practitioners and other heath professionals using arts therapeutically with their clients.
Monica is also able to supervise those in non-arts based practice.
Sessions are delivered in a variety of formats to meet the Supervisee’s needs, and may use the transpersonal model through to medical model and include creative arts practice and/or talking approaches.
Monica views the supervision process as fostering wisdom in a collaborative and reflective approach, drawing on clinical, educational and reflective aspects of supervision.
Moncia draws on her 20+ years of experience working therapeutically with individuals and groups in a variety of settings and fields of practice including, to best support her supervisees.
Fields of experience include:
Qualifications: Masters Art Therapy (Latrobe University), Cert in Clinical Supervision, Advanced Diploma Transpersonal Art Psychotherapy (Phoenix Institute), Diploma Clay Field Therapy (Institute for Sensorimotor Art Therapy), Diploma Visual Arts, Diploma Community Health, Alcohol & Other Drugs and Mental Health and Family Violence, Cert in Expressive Therapies and Sand Play (Children & Adolescents), Cert in Small Figure Therapy (Attachment and Systemic Systems), Cert in Expressive Art Therapies for Trauma, Accelerated Trauma Recovery Mandala Workshops, Bruce Perry Workshops, Circle of Security, Cert Compassionate Inquiry with Gabor Mate
Additional experience: Presented at domestic and international conferences including Melbourne, Hong Kong and China on topics ranging from; using art therapy with children, forensic mental health and accident and research.
Key Note Speaker at an educational conference for teacher's aids regarding using art therapy to help children with Trauma.
Published Author: Chapter in Healing Trauma in Children with Clay Field Therapy - Cornelia Elbrecht.