The Therapeutic Use of Story in Counselling

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8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Maleny Neighbourhood Centre

Presenter: Pam Blamey

This experiential workshop will explore the evidence for the therapeutic uses of storytelling and fairy tales in psychotherapy and counselling.

Participants can expect to gain:

  • An understanding of the genre of fairy tales and therapeutic stories
  • An understanding of how stories can be used in psychotherapy and counselling
  • An understanding of why and how they are useful
  • The experience of exploring a fairy tale using expressive arts
  • The experience of writing a story following a structure (Six Part Story Method)
  • Resources for further investigation

Pam Blamey B. Soc. Sci., Grad. Dip. (Counselling), Dip. Gestalt Therapy, M. Mental Health (Art Therapy) is a mother of three and grandmother to four. Since migrating to Australia from South Africa in 1981, she has had a varied career including nursing, teaching English as a second language, counselling (including couples and those experiencing Domestic Violence), co-facilitating women’s groups, and the use of art therapy.

Pam has been in the counselling field for about 28 years. Her childhood love of fairy tales was re-ignited a decade ago when she discovered their therapeutic properties. She developed and conducted workshops exploring the therapeutic meaning in stories, fairy tales and myth. As a free-lance art therapist, she has given lectures, talks and workshops, including art therapy group sessions for high school girls and people in residential care.

Registration: 8.30am Enjoy networking with other counsellors from 8.30am. Topic presentation starts at 9am sharp and concludes at 4pm.

Morning tea ONLY is provided. There are many cafes located near the venue for lunch.


Early Bird – payment needs to be made by Sunday 16 September 2018
QCA/PACFA Members: $125 Non Members: $135 QCA/PACFA Student Members: $80

Full Ticket:
QCA/PACFA Members: $135 Non Members: $145

Capacity 30

This event counts as 6 hours of category A CPD for PACFA’s membership renewal requirements

For full details regarding the event and take advantage of the Early Bird Price please go to the website.