Are you a non-art therapist who wants to better understand how to use art in therapy? “Fundamentals of Art in Therapy” is a self-paced 6-part online course that will give you a strong foundation in understanding the use of art in therapy to best help your clients. Through videos, readings, and hands-on art activities, you will learn essential information about choosing media and directives to support the needs of your clients. This course is intended for counselors and therapists that want to be able to competently and ethically incorporate art and creativity into their work. (12 CEs available through CE-Classes.com) Please note: This is not a certification in art therapy; it is intended to supplement your clinical work and should be used within your own scope of practice. Becoming an Art Therapist requires a master’s degree in art therapy.
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Discover how creativity and art-based activity can enhance your work as a helping professional. This course was designed for all the helping and healing professional who want to be more creative in their work. “Creative Helpers: Supporting Through Art-Based Activity” will help you to understand the benefits of creativity and art, things you need to consider while facilitating creative activities, considerations in choosing media and activity, and different art-based activities that can support different goals and client/student needs. This online, self-paced course is approximately 7-hours of learning and art-making, including video presentations, self-reflection questions, and guided art activities.
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Coordinating Art Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) may offer clients more that what each treatment can offer alone. Wondering how coordinating visual art activities with DBT can enhance client benefits? This 6 CE program (sponsored by CE-Classes.com) will review an approach and examples of strategic use of art-based interventions and DBT together, both in case planning and practice. An overview of DBT and traditional art therapy will be provided. Advantages of using these approaches simultaneously with child, adolescent, and adult populations will be identified. Participants will learn art-based interventions for children, adolescents, and adults to expand therapist applications in a variety of settings. Hands-on art tasks, using a variety of art materials, will further participant confidence in using art to build DBT skills in their own practice. (Instructor – Jessica Heckwolf, LCMFT, LPAT, ATR-BC)
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Learn to use creative expression and other effective self-care strategies to manage your stress and prevent burnout. This course was designed for all helping professionals, both in the mental health fields and in other helping careers. “Fighting Burnout: Strategies for Self-Care and Creative Expression” will share what research shows us about the strategies that truly decrease stress and prevent burnout, as well as how creative expression and art can be part of your self-care routine. Art prompts in the course will help you explore your own stress and burnout, clarify your work-life goals, and help your create your own self-care plan. This online, self-paced course is approximately 4-hours of learning and art-making, including video presentations, self-reflection questions, and guided art activities.
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In-person workshops are held periodically in Austin, TX. Yearly an in-person version of “Fundamentals of Art in Therapy” is held with topics that include benefits of art in therapy, different approaches to art and the Expressive Therapies Continuum, your role as the therapist in facilitating art, how to choose media and directives to best help your clients, and ethical considerations. Consultation time is available at each meeting to discuss your own questions or client cases. “Fighting Burnout” is also offered once a year and other workshops may be added in the future. A guided art experiential is part of every session with all art materials provided for you. CEs available for Texas MFTs, LPCs, and Social Workers, and accepted by TX Psychology board.
Want to offer a training or guided art experience for your agency, staff, or professional group? I am available for other creativity workshops and trainings by request. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.