This Creative Arts Therapy theory and practice course will cover the specific developmental needs of seniors and the creative arts therapy (art, music, dance, drama, poetry) skills pertinent to working with this population age group.
The course will include movement assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning specific to the needs of seniors including geriatric/psychiatric populations. Additionally, the clinical methods, leadership skills, and framework for understanding the client individually, within groups, families and systems will be reviewed.
- Students will become familiar with short and long term creative arts therapy issues in the treatment of seniors.
- Students will become familiar with approaches to and applications of creative arts therapy in a variety of senior populations.
- Students will become familiar with various aspects of the relationship dynamics between the senior client and creative arts therapist.
- Students will gain an experiential and theoretical knowledge of creative arts therapy principles.
The Center for Creative Arts Therapy is approved as a continuing education provider for Social Workers and Counselors by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, (#159.001383).
This workshop provides 15 CEUs for Social Workers and Counselors and 1 credit hour for Drama Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy students.
Creative Arts Therapy with Seniors
(15 CEUs/1 credit) Saturday & Sunday, June 20th-21st, 2020, 9:00AM-5:30PM, 4336 Saratoga Avenue, 2nd Floor, Downers Grove, IL 60515 at the Center for Creative Arts Therapy, 4336 Saratoga Ave., 2nd Floor, Downers Grove, IL 60515