Creative Consulting Services
Crayons and Stuff is a unique consulting practice, integrating our experience and training in the expressive arts with our organisational consulting and training skills.
Creativity as a form of inquiry can be applied in many ways. When facilitated safely, with appropriate training and care, it can help build connections between us, support us to think differently, and find innovative solutions to the problems we are facing.
Customised Workshops and other Group Work
For orgnisations and workplaces who want to do stuff differently using creative arts
Crayons and Stuff is Alisoun's unique consulting practice, established in 2020 with the aim of integrating her experience and training in the expressive arts with her traditional consulting, training and capacity building skills. Workshops can include processes of facilitated creative inquiry for organisations and other workplaces, including not for profit, government, and corporate settings.
NDIS Training for Allied Health Practitioners
Group Training Session - Working with NDIS Goals
Live session (with recording) $250 per person
Recorded session only $170 per person
Working with NDIS Goals will focus on the arts therapist's role in the NDIS planning and review processes, including planning participant supports against the NDIS goals, progress reporting, case notes, and related practice values.
For participants interested in advance reading, Alisoun has co-authored a paper on this topic (with Dr. Carla van Laar) in the Journal of Creative Arts Therapists - see https://www.jocat-online.org/vol15no1page
This course is open to registered and non-registered providers who have a formal qualification in arts therapy and are members of ANZACATA, PACFA or ACA. Your consent to record the session will be requested for this session, with access to the recording restricted to enrolled participants only.
NDIS Private Instruction -for Allied Health Practitioners
$130 per hour*
This time is dedicated to supporting your personal and professional process towards NDIS registration or service delivery, finding answers to your questions and practical support to help you troubleshoot your barriers to working effectively in the NDIS. You should take into account that appropriate membership of your professional association is a requirement for registration for NDIS Therapeutic Supports and that non-registered providers must still be appropriately qualified allied health professionals.
*You can upgrade to a Private Instruction Package after your first individual session.
NDIS Private Instruction Package - for allied health practitioners seeking NDIS Registration
$320 full package
This package is designed to support your individual NDIS process, providing a pathway and supporting tools for NDIS registration as a sole trader arts therapist, finding answers to your questions and practical support to help you troubleshoot your barriers to NDIS registration.
It includes: - 2 x 1 hour individual instruction by zoom, which can be used in a 2 month period
- Customised guidelines to registration as a sole trader arts therapist, including a step by step checklist to addressing the requirements of the audit
- Sample policies and other supporting tools
- A copy of the slides for the former NDIS Foundations This package is intended to provide a clear direction and strong foundation, but substantive independent work towards NDIS registration will still be required.
You should take into account that appropriate membership of your professional association is a requirement for registration for NDIS Therapeutic Supports and that non-registered providers must still be appropriately qualified allied health professionals.
Note on Group Training for Allied Health Practitioners
Crayons and Stuff has previously delivered group training for art therapists and other allied health professionals on how to register for NDIS, whether to become a registered provider, and how to work as an NDIS therapist, including Working with NDIS Goals. This is now offered on request only to existing groups of 4 or more participants. Please get in touch if you would like more information about establishing a group for the purpose of this training.
Participant Feedback and Reviews
"Alisoun generously goes above and beyond to provide relevant and up to date information for therapists navigating the NDIS space. This course is a must, even if you are already working in this space. There is so much to know when working with the NDIS and Alisoun has that covered for you!"
"Alisoun provides an informed course that opens up rich conversations about NDIS. She facilitates individuals to find their own way. She unpacked the complexities of NDIS so we can digest it one bite at a time. She supported the group to effectively move into this important fieldwork of understanding and supporting participants. We covered a lot of ground and I have moved along further than I expected."
"The whole course changed my perspective of becoming a registered provider. Before doing this course the idea of becoming a registered provider was overwhelming and now it feels like it's achievable."
"Very thorough orientation around the application process and options - very transparently and professionally delivered with real-life examples."
"I liked having access to someone with knowledge and ability to break down a mass of info and answer questions - thank you!"
"I really enjoyed the collaborative artwork and discussion about what that meant to everyone. I also enjoyed learning more about the policies and the clarity around what we need to do to pass the audit."
Doing workstuff differently using creative arts
Crayons and Stuff is working behind the scenes to develop its full range of consulting and training services. We are excited about the possibilities before us and may have to prioritise clients, projects and/or services most in alignment with our vision.