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Art + Therapy Workshop: Learn How to Use Art in a Clinical Setting

Event Number 514-22
Date11/19/2021     8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Presenters Anna Richads, LMHC, ATR
Intended Audience Counselors, Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists
Location Thomas Legacy Center, 1849 N. Seminary St, Galesburg, IL 61401
Fee None
PD Hours 6
Status Open
Description If you are a social worker, counselor, or therapist working with kids and adolescents in the helping profession, chances are you've used art in your clinical practice. Making art is a natural form of self-expression for kids and teens.
Humans have been making art since the beginning of recorded time. Even when survival was the necessary primary focus homo sapiens still took the time to record their experiences on cave walls. Art, in its' many expressive forms, has been an essential tool for developing cultural and personal narratives throughout every society on the planet. Social workers, therapists, and all those in the helping profession benefit from developing a basic understanding of how art can be integrated into a clinical practice. This workshop is designed to help clinicians better understand how to intentionally use art an intervention for healing.
Training Objectives:
· Learn the history of using art in the field of psychotherapy
· Learn how trauma affects development
· How to assess the stages of child development through client art work
· Learn the basic language of visual art
· How to assess client art work using a visual language
· Understand how to use different art media to address symptoms
· Understand how art is used to heal trauma
· Understand directive and non-directive approaches
· Develop client centered strategies for making and assessing art
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