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Creativity in Therapy: Fundamentals of Using Art in Therapy and Counseling

Spring 2021 group is now open for registration. This session will be live, online meetings via Google Meet.


Email Carolyn at therapywithcarolyn@gmail.com for more info or use link below to fill out the registration form.

10 CEs (includes 1 Ethics, meets requirements for MFT, Social Work, LPC, & Psychology)

Group will meet for 5 sessions, 2 hours each, and will be limited to 10 participants.


When: Fridays, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Dates: 4/23/21, 4/30/21, 5/7/21, 5/14/21, 5/21/21
Where: Online

The "Creativity 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.

Objectives:

  • 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.

Supplies:
Participants will need to have access to basic art materials, including paper, pencils or crayons, paint, collage materials (like magazines), and clay or found objects (list of suggested supplies will be provided).

Cost: $45/meeting, $225 total (discounted to $200 if paid in full by first meeting). No payment due until first session. Cost free access to the pre-recorded online version of the training so that you can review later or make-up missed dates.

 

Use the button below to register or email therapywithcarolyn@gmail.com.
Spaces are limited to 10 participants.

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.” 

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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

  • Positive Parenting

  • Toddler Development and Discipline

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Austin, TX 78750

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