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Workshops, Training, and Speaking

Current workshops and trainings include:

Fighting Burnout: Self-Care and Creative Expression

3 CEs available; please verify whether these CEs meet your professional license requirements.

When: Sunday, May 21, 2023 2:00pm-5:00pm
Where: 13706 Research Blvd, Ste 114, Austin, TX 78750

The workshop will combine didactic learning, self-reflection, discussion, and guided art-making to support counselors, therapists, and other helping professions in addressing or preventing their own burnout, as well as learning ways to support their clients. The workshop will include: understanding burnout and compassion fatigue, learning how to move through the stress cycle, effective strategies for self-care, developing your own burnout prevention or recovery action plan, using creative expression to address burnout and build emotional resilience.


  • Identify the symptoms of burnout and compassion fatigue.

  • Name at least four actions they can take to complete the stress cycle.

  • Explain ways that creative expression can be used to manage stress and prevent burnout.

  • Identify at least five strategies for burnout prevention that you can put into practice.

All art materials will be provided for use during the workshop.

Cost: $65


Use the button below to register for the in-person workshop on May 21, 2023 from 2:00-5:00pm. Space will be limited to 7 participants. If the workshop is filled, email me at for the wait list.


Can't make it to the in-person workshop? You can also take the workshop online and self-paced - or- email me to request this workshop for your own group.

What past participants have said:

"I think the course was really helpful in supporting me at a time when I am personally struggling with burnout. It was really helpful to have information and direction and some accountability in addressing my own symptoms of burnout as well as moving forward with a self care plan."

"Loved it! Thank you so much! A digestible, accessible, creative and fun  combination of tips, directives, discussion and content."


"Participating in this course has helped me put my intent into action. In addition to learning much to cultivate my own practice with clients, I was able to finally set aside time to engage in the art making process for myself. Taking this time has aided my own recovery from stress and helped me reclaim the meaning I find in my work as a psychotherapist."

Not able to join this time but want to be notified in the future? Sign up for to be notified about future dates and workshops.

Fighting Burnout
Fundamentals Art in Therapy and Counseling

Future dates TDB

Email Carolyn at for more info or use the link below to register.

10 CEs (designed to meet BHEC requirements, please verify your license requirements)

Group will meet for 5 sessions, 2 hours each, and will be limited to 8 participants. 

When: TBD
Dates: TBD
Where: North Austin Therapy, 13706 Research Blvd, Ste 114, Austin, 78750

The "Fundamentals of Art in Therapy" consultation and training group will help therapists and counselors integrate art and other creative approaches in to their practice. If you are using art in your clinical work (or want to), but do not have Art Therapy training, this training will help you to do so in a way that is informed and ethical.


Learn the fundamentals that you should know if you are using art with your clients and get ideas for helpful directives.

Each meeting will include training, experiential art-making, and time for case consultation.

Please note that participants are committing to attend and pay for all 5 meetings of the training series. If you need to miss one of the meetings, you will have access to the online version of the course as alternative way to get the information and CE credits for that meeting.


  • Learn fundamentals of using art in therapy, including art media selection and your role as the therapist.

  • Explore your clients' art expression and the meaning of the art in greater depth.

  • Be able to utilize several art directives and methods in therapy in order to assess clients and address topics like emotions, coping skills, identity, and mindfulness.

  • Be able to utilize art-based approaches with a variety of populations, including children, teens, adults, and groups.

  • Understand ethical considerations of using art in therapy, including limits of scope for non-art therapists.

All art supplies will be provided and you will have the opportunity to work with a variety of materials and art media.

Total Cost: $225 ($45 per weekly meeting)


Use the registration button below to pay through Square (either in full or choose Afterpay to split into 4 payments). If you need to pay weekly instead, please email to register and receive a custom invoice.



Prefer to take the course online? There is a self-paced, online version available as well.

What past participants have said:

"I highly recommend attending Carolyn’s workshop series on Creativity in Therapy if you have the opportunity. Carolyn is such a wonderful, skilled and personable therapist/person and does a fantastic job of combining didactic and experiential methods of learning to really get the material across. I came away from each session with tons of ideas to implement immediately with patients and have noticed a tangible improvement in my work as a direct result. Her workshops are beneficial to complete artistic novices like myself all the way up to experienced artists…. I think everyone can take something to enrich their therapeutic work! Can’t recommend this more highly!"

“The art activities were engaging and they built from quite simple to more complex...a well-paced progression. I loved the process of making art and I feel that I now have "permission" to be comfortable  with and not critical of making art, in whatever form it takes…I found the entire course to relevant and excellent! I know that I will be trying different activities with my clients ...I will be doing so with a new, intentional approach and more attention to process.” 

“I enjoyed stretching myself…My favorite part of the course was doing the art…It was fun and challenging at the same time. I tend to judge my art, and I was able to let go and just 'do it' for the most part. I want to pursue using art more and more with clients, and especially begin to align the types of materials I use to their needs.” 

Request a Presentation or Workshop

Carolyn is available for presentations and workshops upon request.

Previous topics have included:

  • Art in Therapy Workshops and Trainings

  • Creativity for Self-Care

  • Building Your Creative Confidence

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