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Foundations of Expressive Arts: Weekend Training Intensive (10 CEs)
Foundations of Expressive Arts Therapy: Weekend Training Intensive (10 CEs)
A 15-Hour Experiental Training for Mental Health Professionals and Group Facilitators – Live Online
Teresa Trout, MA, LMFT, EXA Therapist
During this weekend you will:
• Learn new embodied and creative tools that can enhance and enliven your healing work
• Develop the skills to facilitate the expressive arts with individuals, couples, families and groups
• Rekindle your creativity, spontaneity, and resourcefulness as a facilitator
• This training is for psychologists, therapists, social workers, counselors, life coaches, healers, activists, teaching artists, group facilitators, and other mental health professionals.
• 10 Continuing Education (CE) Credits available for Psychologists, MFTs, LPCCs and LCSWs. Approved by the American Psychological Association
• Fulfills educational requirements for the North American Drama Therapy Association (NADTA)
January 20-21st, 2024
9am – 5pm PST
Live Online via Zoom
$275 if registered by 1/10/24
$350 Full Course Fee
Early Birds Save $75
Payment Plans and Student Discounts Available!
No previous art experience required.
This training is great for both students who are new to the Expressive Arts field as well as established mental health professionals seeking new inspiration and therapeutic tools.
This experiential 15-hour training group will offer both a first-hand experience of the healing power of the arts as well as a foundational understanding of the theory and practice of expressive arts therapy. The expressive arts are innately healing. Modern research is now able to give scientific explanations to ancient healing practices that humans have used for thousands of years. Anyone who has worked with the creative arts knows that they can be used for profound transformation and growth.
But what happens when the art opens unlocked doors?
How do you use EXA from a trauma-based lens?
How do you adapt these embodied practices to online?
These are just some of the many questions we will explore in this course.
What exactly is Expressive Arts (EXA) Therapy?
Expressive Arts (EXA) Therapy is an approach to counseling and group work that utilizes visual art, movement, music, writing, drama, and other forms of creative expression as a way to deepen self exploration and understanding. This therapeutic approach places emphasis on the creative process rather than the product. The Expressive Arts can help us reignite our creative spirit, see our lives in new ways, and tap into powerful new resources for confronting life challenges.
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Teresa Trout, MA is an Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#137191) at the Living Arts Counseling Center with a specialization in Expressive Arts Therapy. She has a B.A. in Visual Arts from UC San Diego and M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies with a concentration in Expressive Arts Therapy. Teresa has a grounded, compassionate, playful, and creative personality as well as an abundant therapeutic toolbox to support others on their healing journey. She believes that healing happens when you can feel truly heard and seen, when you are able to share your stories, explore your struggles, and be met with love, compassion, and unconditional positive regard.
As a psychotherapist and expressive arts therapist, she likes to think outside the box and utilize the creative arts for healing. Teresa has worked in the fields of mental health and the arts for over 15 years serving a diverse range of youth and adults. She currently works in private practice with people of all backgrounds and lived experiences. She offers affirmative, knowledgeable, and trauma-informed services for individuals who are part of the LGBTQ+, BDSM/Kink, and Non-Traditional Relationship communities.
REGISTERED DRAMA THERAPIST ALTERNATE TRAINING
This training group fulfills 1-unit (15 Hours) of the core educational requirements for Creative Arts Therapies or Advanced Elective in Drama Therapy in the Alternative Training Program with the North American Drama Therapy Association when combined with additional required coursework. An additional $50 administrative fee will be added to your course fees due. See below for an outline of course learning objectives. Contact Teresa Trout (email@example.com) for more information.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
• 10 Continuing Education (CE) Credits are available for Psychologists, MFTs, LPCCs and LCSWs for an additional $75 fee.
• CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Academy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Spiritual Competency Academy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
• The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.
• LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.
• SCA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. RNs must retain their certificate of attendance for 4 years after the course concludes.
• For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact Center for the Living Arts at (510) 595-5500, Ext 11, firstname.lastname@example.org.
• For questions about CE, contact Spiritual Competency Academy at email@example.com.
CONTINUING EDUCATION LEARNING OBJECTIVES
At the end of the program, participants will be better able to…
• Demonstrate a foundational understanding of the expressive arts and the creative process through engagement in individual and group EXA practices
• Demonstrate a foundational understanding of the following individual approaches: art therapy, music therapy, dance/movement therapy, poetry and literary therapy, drama therapy, play therapy, sandplay therapy, and multimodal therapy
• Define EXA Therapy and explain the benefits of a multi-modal art process
• Describe the clinical applications of the expressive arts within diverse populations and settings
• Describe which expressive arts modalities best fit within your theoretical orientation and individual approach to psychotherapy
• Define the difference between the art process and product and the therapist’s role in the process
• Demonstrate understanding of how to adapt the art process when using telehealth platforms
• Apply expressive arts methods to address self-regulation, relationship, and emotional literacy skills
• Discuss key aspects of providing trauma-informed care in the EXA field
• Describe the concept of therapist as witness in the expressive arts therapy process
• Explain how the expressive arts can be used by the therapist for self-care and case conceptualization
• Utilize and engage in a range of expressive arts forms from all five primary EXA modalities: visual art, drama, dance movement, literary, and music
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Teresa Trout, LMFT #137191
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