Three-Day "Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy Advanced [Level Two]" Course, Fort Collins Colorado, June 11, 12 & 13, 2018

Course Meeting Times: 9:00 am to 12 noon | 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm daily at Northside Atzlan Community Center [adjacent to downtown Fort Collins and accessible from Denver International Airport by shuttle.

Institute Faculty: Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT and Elizabeth Warson, PhD, LPC, ATR-BC


Enjoy wonderful Fort Collins Colorado-- a lively college town with fabulous restaurants, shopping and sights-- while getting 18 hours of continuing education. Fort Collins is accessible by Denver International Airport by direct shuttle; for information on accommodations, please see information below "How to Register." 


This three-day course provides 18 continuing education hours [see Continuing Education page for more information] including lecture/discussion and plenty of hands-on experiences that you can adapt and apply to your work with children, teens, adults, families and groups. The course is open to mental health professionals, health care professionals, expressive arts facilitators and graduate students. 


Level Two presents the advanced foundations of trauma-informed practice and the latest research and approaches to expressive arts and play, stress reduction and resilience. Participants will learn art therapy and expressive arts therapy strategies and applications to increase their understanding of trauma-informed approaches, enhance resilience in various client populations and reduce stress responses to trauma and loss and engage in a variety of hands-on arts-based experiences using mind-body, mindfulness, wellness and strength-based best practices grounded in emerging research. The essential practices presented in this course can be applied to individuals of all ages and families, groups and communities from a culturally-responsive, trauma-informed approach.


For those who have completed Level One Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy, this will provide the opportunity for you to complete the Level Two Certificate. If you have not taken Level One, no worries-- you can register for this course and receive a Certificate for Advanced Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy [if you wish you can complete Level One online or at a live presentation at another time and location].


By attending the entire three days, participants will learn:


1)    the seven components of trauma-informed expressive arts therapy practice;

2)    at least seven arts-based methods used in culturally responsive, trauma-informed intervention; 

3)    key factors in applying expressive arts-based methods to work with children, adolescents, and adults;

4)    at least three reasons why sensory-based, arts interventions key to accessing and integrating the embodied experience of trauma;

5)    at least three ways to apply course material to work with families, groups or communities that have experienced acute trauma, chronic trauma or intergenerational trauma.


Course Hours: 9:00 am - 12 noon and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm each day for a total of 18 continuing education hours. Course materials are provided to registrants during the week before the course via email; additional materials are provided during the course meetings. Participants are asked to bring a few basic art materials; additional materials are provided during each day of the training. Lunch is on your own and in walking distance of the venue-- with many fabulous and healthy choices and variety.

How to Register...

Three-Day "Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy Level Two/Advanced Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy," Fort Collins, Colorado, June 11-12-13, 2018

Early Registration closes on March 20, 2018; register early for best price and availability as seating is limited!


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Three-Day "Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy Level Two/Advanced Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy," Fort Collins, Colorado, June 11-12-13, 2018

Regular Registration closes on May 22, 2018; register early for best price and availability as seating is limited!


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Three-Day "Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy Level Two/Advanced Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy," Fort Collins, Colorado, June 11-12-13, 2018

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Continuing Education Units: This course provides 18 clock hours of continuing education. An additional fee of $25 is charged for issuance of CEC certificates and is payable by cash or check at the first day of the course meeting. Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6557. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC are clearly identified. Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of this program. 


California Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Educational Psychologists and Professional Counselors. As of July 1, 2015, the State of California /Board of Behavioral Sciences [BBS] amended its regulations for continuing education providers to include National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as a "board-recognized approval agency." If you are licensed as a marriage and family therapist, social worker, educational psychologist or professional clinical counselor in California, NBCC Approved Continuing Education Providers are recognized by the BBS to fulfill continuing education requirements. As of July 1, 2015, required CE hours can be accumulated entirely through self-study and distance learning. 


Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute is an Approved Continuing Education Provider by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Our Texas Provider Number is 2318.


Art Therapy Credentials Board [ATCB]. The ATCB recognizes a variety of CEC activities. These activities are clearly outlined in their recertification standards provided to all ATR-BCs in their recertification year and on their website. If you are and ATR-BC or are licensed as an art therapist in your state, please check with ATCB or your state board to verify what types of CEC activities are acceptable for certification or license renewal.

Lodging: Many people have used AirBnB for accommodations in Fort Collins, Colorado; we recommend you book well in advance to get the best deal. Traditional hotels in the area close to the North Aztlan Community Center include a Best Western Kiva Hotel, the eclectic Armstrong Hotel [built in 1923], Elizabeth Hotel, and Hilton Fort Collins. 


Restaurants. The location for the course is within walking distance of many restaurants and coffee shops as well as shopping.


Ground Transportation to Fort Collins from Denver International Airport [DIA]: Green Ride has a shuttle service from DIA to Fort Collins; see this link for more information

Green Ride Schedule Fort Collins/DIA as of March 2018; please check the Green Ride website for current information.
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Location of North Aztlan Community Center, Fort Collins, Colorado