Art Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy and Trauma-Informed Courses, Workshops and Presentations

Current Live Courses and Workshops given by Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Faculty and Open to the Professionals and Students


Please check back often or place your name on our mailing list or follow us on Facebook to keep informed about new live courses and online offerings as they are announced! Here are current events around the US and internationally; we hold many other workshops and courses through a variety of agencies and organizations. If you are an agency or organization who is interested in a course or workshop, please use the Contact page to send your request. 

2018 Schedule | Courses, Workshops & Keynote Presentations Open to Public

Here is a partial list of public courses and workshops for 2018; get on our mailing list at our Contact page for updates and additions to this schedule.

  • February 22, 23 & 24, 2018. Three-Day "Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts and Play Therapy" Level One in Honolulu Hawaii; Hawai’i Association for Play Therapy. Download brochure and registration form below or visit for more information. Play Therapy Continuing Education and many other continuing education credits are available.
  • March 8 & 9, 2018. Two-Day "Mindfulness-Based Expressive Arts, Yoga and Play Therapy: Supporting Self-Regulation and Resilience" [25th Annual Conference!] in Louisville, Kentucky; sponsored by Kentucky Association for Play Therapy and held at Home of the Innocents; faculty Cathy Malchiodi, PhD and Emily Johnson Welsh, MA, LPCC, LPAT, REAT. For more information, contact KAPT at
  • May 8, 9 & 10, 2018. Three-Day Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy Level Three in Saskatoon Saskatchewan Canada! Location to be announced, sponsored by Gryba Events, contact them directly at for location and registration. Open to those who have completed Level One and Two; registration is also open to professionals who have advanced knowledge of expressive arts therapy and trauma-informed practice.
  • June 2, 2018. One-Day training event in Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts and Play Therapy in Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada; sponsored by British Columbia Association for Play Therapy; more information to be announced.
  • June 11, 12 & 13, 2018. Three-Day Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy Level Two in Fort Collins, Colorado at the Northside Atzlan Community Center [adjacent to downtown Ft. Collins]; faculty Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, and Elizabeth Warson, PhD
  • July 29-August 4, 2018. See you in Melbourne Australia for the 3rd Biennial 2018 International Childhood Trauma Conference! 
  • September 14, 2018. One-Day training event on Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts and Play Therapy, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota; more information to be announced.
  • Early November 2018. Back to beautiful Ghost Ranch, dates to be announced! Join faculty Cathy Malchiodi, PhD and Elizabeth Warson, PhD, for three days of visual journaling and narrative approaches.

3rd Biennial 2018 International Childhood Trauma Conference in Melbourne Australia at the Melbourne Convention Centre; for more information and program of keynotes and events, please visit

Hawaii Association for Play Therapy Course Description
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Hawaii Association for Play Therapy Registration Form
Go to Hawai'i APT site for registration information
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In trauma-informed expressive arts therapy, it's all about the relationship-- no matter what approach is used, we ultimately heal through relationship!

Similar presentations are regularly given at a variety of venues including national mental health counseling, play therapy, art therapy, expressive therapy and social work associations and university conferences throughout the US and Canada. Go to the Contact Page to request to be placed on the mailing list or sign-up for the enewsletter on this page.