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Dr Janine Brophy-Dixon (PhD)


Janine is an artist, art therapist, counsellor, teacher and researcher. She completed a PhD in Health Sciences at La Trobe University, which was an arts-based inquiry into experiences of mother-daughter separation and dislocation. As the Head of Faculty, Art Therapy at Phoenix Institute, Janine introduced several experiential processes into the curriculum. Janine is most interested in the area of community arts and health projects. She created several art-based projects by developing postcard communication methods for children, youth and adults affected by Black Saturday fires in Victoria Australia. Employed by the Northern Territory Government, Janine has worked as an art therapist in Alice Springs with Aboriginal children and families. Having a background in social work, Janine has a varied history of practical experiences, including many years working as an art therapist in private practice and with people recovering from addiction, trauma, drug and alcohol abuse, mental health, natural disasters, separation, dislocation and life transition.


Janine is available for:-

> Art Therapy: Individual, couple, family or group


Counselling: Individual, couple, family or group


> Supervision: Individual or group


> Art Therapy Experiential Workshops: one or two days


Topics covered in the Experiential Art Therapy Workshops:

Introduction to art therapy for health and welfare practitioners and clinicians

How art psychotherapy can assist in the recovery of trauma

Creatively mending the mother and daughter relationship

Understanding and Integrating the Art Therapy method, Expressive Therapies                

Continuum (ETC), into therapeutic practice



ANZATA Professional Member

AATA Professional Member

ACA Professional Member, Level 4

ACA Master Creative Therapist

Qualified and Registered Supervisor




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