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HYBRID COURSE (Choose to Join In Person OR Virtually)!

 

Person-Centered Expressive Arts is unique in that it combines the expressive arts process with the in-depth theory and practice of the person-centered approach of Dr. Carl Rogers.  This workshop combines experiential learning, theory and practice in the person-centered philosophy of Carl Rogers and the expressive arts lens of his daughter Natalie Rogers: movement, sound, visual arts, creative writing and drama. It is transformative work -- awakening creativity, encouraging authenticity and fostering self-empowerment.

 

Designed for mental health practitioners and expressive arts therapy students interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the theory and practice of the use of the mediating properties found in the expressive arts in therapy and counseling as applied to a person-centered approach. 

 

Expressive Arts uses movement, sound, visual arts, creative writing and drama to foster self-expression, insight, creativity, and higher states of consciousness, while emphasizing an interdisciplinary or intermodal approach to creative endeavour. The field is grounded not in specific techniques or media but in how the arts can respond to the multitude of human experience from life challenging situations to self- realization. Learn how to work with symbols, text, movement, sound, and other various media grounded in the body and imagination. Explore how to be sensitive to individuals' needs during the creative process and commit to fostering a compassionate environment for listening, speaking and witnessing.

 

 

Learning Objectives:

 

  • Identify how the creative process connects us to body, psyche, soul, and world.
  • Determine which expressive media provide the best fit for you as practitioner and for the populations with whom you work.
  • Understand the developmental, psychological, and neurological theory underlying the use of the expressive arts in counseling and therapeutic contexts.
  • Explore how the person-centered approach enhances emotional intelligence, healing, relationships and manifesting our potentials.
  • Gaining an understanding on the use of expressive arts in counseling and psychotherapy practice.
  • Determine how to use expressive arts in groups, such as bereavement and recovery groups.
  • Gain an understanding of and experience with multiple expressive media.
  • Develope a repertoire of approaches for the application of expressive arts in counseling and therapeutic contexts.
  • Articulate, use and begin to integrate Expressive Arts Therapy with other clinical approaches.
  • Solidify a basic understanding about the conduct of psychotherapy.
  • Begin to develop and clarify their own professional style, including theoretical consideration, current research and an awareness of one’s own personal gifts, strengths, biases and limitations.

 

Limitations and Risks:

 

  • Participants understand the nature, objectives, limitations, and results from the training are distinctly different from the formal study of the creative arts therapies
  • There are potential risks when introducing creative arts into your practice without adequate training
  • The creative arts therapies are an evidenced-based treatment

 

Limitations and Risks:

 

  • Participants understand the nature, objectives, limitations, and results from the training are distinctly different from the formal study of the creative arts therapies
  • There are potential risks when introducing creative arts into your practice without adequate training
  • The creative arts therapies are an evidenced-based treatment

 

Center for Creative Arts Therapy has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7460. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Center for Creative Arts Therapy is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

 

Required Expressive Arts Therapy Course - 1 Credit EAT
Optional Drama Therapy Course - 1 Credit Advanced Elective

Person Centered Expressive Arts Therapy (15 CEs)

$450.00Price
  • Required Expressive Arts Therapy Course

    (15 CEs/1 credit) Saturday & Sunday, November 9-10, 2024, 9:00AM-5:30PM, at the Center for Creative Arts Therapy, 2600 Warrenville Rd., Suite 205, Downers Grove, IL 60515

    OR

    Virtual via Zoom

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