Mrs. Cornelia Elbrecht

BA. MA. (Art Ed), AThR, SEP

Mrs. Elbrecht has more than 40 years of experience as an art therapist. She is also a Somatic Experiencing trauma therapist (SEP). She has studied at the School for Initiatic Art Therapy in Germany, also Jungian and Gestalt therapy, Bioenergetics and bodywork. She is founder and director of the Institute for Sensorimotor Art Therapy, School for Initiatic Art Therapy. The institute offers art therapy training courses internationally and throughout Australia, and as well as online training courses in Sensorimotor Art Therapy. She worked as founder, co-worker and trainer in ‘Neuenzell’, a centre for self-awareness and meditation in the Black Forest. She is also the founder and director of ‘Claerwen Retreat’ in Apollo Bay, Victoria. She has lectured in Art Therapy at RMIT, Melbourne. Cornelia is a registered professional member of ANZACATA, the Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapy Association and IEATA the International Expressive Art Therapies Association.

Cornelia is the author of innumerable peer-reviewed essays and three published books, her latest one also being translated into Chinese. Three published books:

  1. Healing Trauma with Guided Drawing; A Sensorimotor Approach to Bilateral Body Mapping
  2. Trauma Healing at the Clay Field, A Sensorimotor Approach to Art Therapy
  3. The Transformation Journey. The Process of Guided Drawing – An Initiatic Art Therapy

Publications:

  • 2019 Elbrecht Cornelia; Online Training: Certificate in Healing Trauma with Guided Drawing.
  • 2018 Elbrecht, Cornelia; Healing Trauma with Guided Drawing; A Sensorimotor Approach to Bilateral Body Mapping. North Atlantic Books, Berkley, California.
  • 2015 Elbrecht, Cornelia, Antcliff, Liz; Being in Touch: Healing Developmental and Attachment Trauma at the Clay Field. Children Australia, 40pp 209 – 220 doi; 10.1017/cha.2015.30. Volume 40 – Issue 03. Interpreting neuroscience, creating evidence – a collection of Australian based Trauma informed Research and Practice – Sept 15. http://journals.cambridge.org/abstract_s1035077215000309
    • 2015 Elbrecht, Cornelia. The Clay Field and Developmental Trauma. In: Malchiodi, Cathy Ed., Creative Interventions with Traumatized Children. Guilford Press, Pennsylvania.
    • 2014 Elbrecht, Cornelia, Antcliff Liz; Being Touched through touch: Trauma treatment through haptic perception at the Clay Field: A sensorimotor art therapy. INSCAPE, International Journal of Art Therapy, 2014 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1745482.2014.880932 Routledge.
    • 2013 ANZJAT, the Australian New Zealand Journal of Arts Therapy Vol 8, No. 1, 2013, p.67 review of: Trauma Healing at the Clay Field by Maggie Wilson.
    • 2012 Elbrecht, Cornelia. Trauma Healing at the Clay Field, A Sensorimotor Approach to Art Therapy; Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London/Philadelphia.
    • 2011 Elbrecht, Cornelia; Deuser, Heinz: Work at the Clay Field. Set of 7 DVDs.
    • 2011 Elbrecht, Cornelia. Die Wandlungsreise. Der Prozess des Geführten Zeichnens, eine initiatische Kunsttherapie. Rütte: Johanna Nordländer Verlag.
    • 2006 Elbrecht, Cornelia. The Transformation Journey. The Process of Guided Drawing – An Initiatic Art Therapy. Rütte: Johanna Nordländer Verlag.
    • 1999 Guided Drawing, Drawing as Meditation, in Golden Age Issue 41, March – May 1999
    • 1995 Guided Drawing, in Australian National Art Therapy Association Newsletter Vol VII Winter 1995
    • 1990 Das Geführte Zeichnen auf dem Hintergrund der Initiatischen Therapie, in: Die neuen Kreativitätstherapien, Handbuch für Kunsttherapie, Hrsg: Hilarion Petzold, Ilse Orth Guided Drawing on the background of Initiatic Therapie, in ‘The new Creative Therapies, Handbook for Art Therapy, editor: Hilarion Petzold, Ilse Orth
    • 1988 Das Geführte Zeichnen in: Integrative Therapie, Zeitschrift für Verfahren Humanistischer Psychologie und Pädagogik Guided Drawing, in: Intergative Therapy, Journal for Humanistic Psychology and Education
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