Institute Faculty: Cathy Malchiodi, PhD & Susan Beasley, MA
From a recent article in the Harvard School of Education News: “Roughly half of American school children have experienced at least some form of trauma — from neglect, to abuse, to violence. In response, educators often find themselves having to take on the role of counselors, supporting the emotional healing of their students, not just their academic growth. With this evolving role comes an increasing need to understand and address the ways in which student trauma affects our education professionals.”
To address this growing need for responsible and effective applications of expressive arts in schools, we are offering a new course in 2019 for teachers/educators, school and mental health counselors, expressive arts facilitators, expressive arts therapists, psychologists, art therapists and helping professionals working with school-age children and adolescents-- Art for Children Experiencing Traumatic Stress. Because classroom teachers (particularly art educators) often take on the role of counselor with children in distress and school counselors see an overwhelming number of children and teens who are experiencing traumatic stress, this course is designed with educational settings in mind. It provides best practices for applying art-based methods to identify and support children and teens who may be impacted by traumatic events including family violence, abuse, neglect and other adverse experiences.
Like our other trauma-informed courses and workshops, participants learn a variety of practical applications for immediate use in their work through lecture, discussion, brief film presentations and hands-on experiential activities. Come prepared to engage in individual and group art-based experiences and to learn not only through didactic information, but also through your capacity through creativity, play and imagination.
SEATING IS LIMITED SO PLEASE REGISTER EARLY!
Art for Children Experiencing Traumatic Stress | Early Bird Registration by January 13, 2019 Midnight Pacific Time
Art for Children Experiencing Traumatic Stress | Regular Registration by March 5, 2019 Midnight Pacific Time
Art for Children Experiencing Traumatic Stress | Last Call-Check for Availability| by March 28, 2019 Midnight Pacific Time
Continuing Education: This course provides 12 hours of continuing education; a Certificate of Completion will be provided to each participant upon successful completion of course attendance and evaluation. Educators should check with their boards to make sure this offering provides necessary continuing education hours for certification or licensure renewal.
Counselors/National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). 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 the programs.
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, including those in the areas of professional and mental health counseling. These activities are clearly outlined in their recertification standards provided to all ATR-BCs in their recertification year and on their website. A minimum of six CECs must be earned in the area of ethics each cycle. If you are licensed as an art therapist in your state, please check with your state board to verify what types of CEC activities are acceptable for license renewal.
Art Therapists, Music Therapists, Drama Therapists and Dance Therapists. Please check with your credentials board or state license board to ensure that any courses you take can be applied for credential renewal.
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.
Other Mental Health and Healthcare Professionals. As we continue to expand our offerings we will be expanding our continuing education credits into other areas. Please use the Contact form to provide recommendations for future continuing education needs.
Franciscan Renewal Center
5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85253
There are a limited amount of accommodations on site at the Franciscan Renewal Center-- so please book early in order to obtain these rooms (double and single rooms are available, with three meals each day included). There are many hotels and motels in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area; also, AirBnB is an option for rooms, apartments and/or homes in the area. Please contact us if you want to book a room at the Renewal Center by using the Contact page on our website.
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