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International Art Therapy Conference

April 10th to 14th, 2020

Ubud - Bali


Important  NOTICE

Event cancelled

Here you will read about the International GUESTS

in the Art Therapy Conference 2020


Guest at the International Conference

The Use of Clay in Psychotherapy

Introduce 3 hands-on skills of using clay in facilitating art therapy group and individual counselling.

Learning Objectives:

To understand and learn hands-on techniques of using clay in group therapy and individual counseling including expression of feeling, empowerment and transformation.


Experiential, sharing, live demonstration and case sharing

Ngok Tung Antonio Wong

Hong Kong

Professional Qualification


Antonio is a certified counselor (CCoun) in Hong Kong, and a registered art and expressive arts therapist (AThR & REAT). He is also a ceramic artist and an instructor for ceramic art classes.

Antonio employs a client-centered approach in his art therapy work for the group as well as individual cases. This allows his clients to meet their own therapeutic goals and resolve issues at their own pace. Antonio also blends therapeutic effects in his ceramic teaching so his students can achieve self-healing through the art creation process.

He works with a diverse range of clients including adolescents and adults with depression & anxiety disorders, SEN students, LGB, mentally impaired clients and their carers, drug-abused families, and sex workers with emotional issues.
Antonio facilitated a number of workshops and talks for counseling students and professionals like psychologists, social workers, nurses, and other helping professionals in using art in psychotherapy and/or their work area. 

  • Certified Counselor (CCoun) The Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association (HKPCA)

  • Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT®)

  • International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA)

  • Registered Arts Therapist (AThR)

  • Australian, New Zealand, and Asian Creative Arts Therapy Association (ANZACATA)

See here the complete CV

Jun Lee Jun Shan



Jun Lee is a qualified Art Therapist with social work background (RSW). Through her many years of work in various settings, she has accumulated a wealth of experience from helping people from all walks of life, from the very young to the elderly. She first worked as a social worker in a Family Service Centre (FSC) and was involved in counseling, school social work, and facilitating group work. After completing her Master's in art therapy in 2010, she has worked with different family service centers, schools, associations, and hospitals.
Currently, Jun is self-employed as an art therapist, an artist, and an art facilitator.

She has continued to use art to help her clients, patients and participants to enhance their mental health and overall well-being. In February 2018, Jun facilitated an art therapy workshop at an 'unconference' (organised by Singapore International Foundation (SIF) in Kuala Lumpur. In July 2019, she participated in the Art Therapy conference in London and was a facilitator for the workshop on marbling art in the oncology setting. She has also facilitated Introduction to Art Therapy workshops as a Trainer at ACC Institute of Human Services in Singapore.

Guest at the International Conference

Environment/ Nature-inspired expression

The purpose of this workshop aims to get participants to re-connected with nature or the environment and with each other through the art-making process.

Learning Objectives:

1) Re-connect with senses of seeing, hearing, touch, and feeling.
As professionals, our hectic lifestyle often made us task-focus and in the process, we often lose sight of living a meaningful life. The outdoor activity provides the participants an opportunity where they are given time to reconnect their senses with nature which is often oblivious to them.
2) Inspired resourcefulness and overcoming limitations creatively
In life, we often experience limitations and boundaries brought about by our settings or own circumstances. This workshop can inspire participants to see from alternative perspectives and find creative ways to overcome the limitations or challenges faced during the art-making process. They will also get to learn to utilize resources in their surroundings creatively to make art.
3) Re-connecting with self and others, with an enhanced appreciation for their surroundings
Participants get to be re-connected with self while in meditative and reflective mode. They will also get to experience being connected or re-connected with others through team art-making. Inspirations can occur from exchanges of ideas, sharing of views, and working together.


Part One:
Outdoor Individual art

Part two:
Indoor Group art

Part three:
Sharing and discussion

Yaro Starak - Australia

Gemma Garcia- Spain


Guest at the International Conference

The "Here and Now" in the Future

We will know how our future will be if we put attention to our "Here and now"

Learning Objectives:

The power of the now, investigating the Past and the Future.

Using Gestalt Art Therapy techniques to re-create, understand and transform patterns.


Art creations, investigation of masterpiece in base of Color therapy, Jung, Drama therapy, Fritz and Laura Perls approach, identification of projections, and transformation of the genuine self.

Art skills or Therapy/ Psychology/ Counselling are not necessary


English Training:


Spanish Training:


Yaro Starak

B.A., M.S.W, Adv.Dip.SW, Dip. GT.Gestalt Psychotherapist.Gestalt Art Therapist CAT®Men leadership training Author of books on Gestalt Psychotherapy & Group facilitation Co-Director Gestalt Art Therapy Centre-Australia 


Yaro finished his undergraduate studies majoring in psychology at the University of Manitoba and later his postgraduate studies at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He continued further studies at the University of Toronto specializing in adult education, group dynamics, and supervision. After training and graduating as a Gestalt Therapy from the Toronto Gestalt Institute, he became a faculty member of the Institute for four years. He later immigrated to Australia in 1978 to lecture at the University of Queensland.
Over the past twenty-five years, Yaro has been teaching and training various professional groups and Gestalt groups in Brisbane, Tasmania, Sydney, and overseas in Sweden, Denmark, Mexico, Germany, Estonia, Italy, and Spain. Yaro has published and co-edited four books on Gestalt Therapy and Group Process, three training manuals, and numerous articles in several international journals on group work, Gestalt Therapy, Family Therapy, Alternative Living, Men’s Issues, and Deep Psychology. He is an accredited Values & Leadership Coach and founding member of GANZ – Gestalt Australia & New Zealand – the accrediting body of Gestalt therapy training Institutes. He is also a regular presenter at National and International Conferences.

Now his passion is Art and he is having annual Art exhibitions, also he enjoys writing monthly news on his blog "Reflections Yaro"

Gemma Garcia

Dip GT. Dip Ericksonian Hypnosis. Aura Soma Therapist L2. Dip.Visual Arts Gestalt Therapist.  Gestalt Art Therapist CAT®Co-Director Gestalt Art Therapy Centre - Australia
Visual Artist. Art Instructor. Freelance Book Editor Freelance Curator, Coordinator Art Group Exhibitions.Director of APE Brisbane (Art Performances and Exhibitions)

Gemma studied Gestalt Therapy at the Gestalt Institute of Valencia-Spain. She worked in the Emergency field for the Spanish government for 15 years - conducting research with groups of Firemen about the emotional impact of high-stress situations and combining the use of Gestalt Therapy with Art. Gemma is a trained Ericksonian Hypnotist from the University of Valencia (Spain) and she is an Aura-Soma Therapist (L2). 

Gemma is also a talented Visual Artist.  She uses art as part of her process of personal growth, exploring new forms of expression and therapy across a broad range of art materials & mediums. She moved to Australia and co-founded the Gestalt Art Therapy Centre with Yaro Starak - The only Gestalt Art Therapy Centre known in Australia.

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