Expressive Arts Therapy and Traumatic Stress: Brain-Wise and Body-Based Approaches with Children, Adults and Families | One Day Training at HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services in Brooklyn NY on March 12, 2020


Faculty: Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT with Diana Gil Velez, MS, LCAT, ATR-BC, Linda Votruba, MPS, LCAT, ATR-BC and Emery Mikel, MA, LCAT, LPCAT, ATR-BC


Very Special Thanks to HeartShare St. Vincent's Services for providing a venue for this one-day training! We couldn't do this without you! You can learn more about their work at https://hsvsnyc.org/.

 

We are also pleased to be able to volunteer our services to provide this special one-day workshop addressing traumatic stress and expressive arts therapy approaches to recovery. Thank you to all the donors who have made it possible to provide this day as volunteers, including those who contributed to Art Therapy Without Borders to support our faculty's participation and Art Therapists for Human Rights.


One-Day Workshop in Brooklyn NY on March 12, 2020 is Now Open to a Limited Number of Participants!

 

This one-day training will focus on the use of trauma-informed, expressive arts-based interventions [art, music/sound, movement/dance, dramatic enactment/improvisation, narratives and play] to help individuals who have been affected by trauma, integrating an understanding of neurodevelopment and body-based strategies. A multi-modal approach to trauma treatment is recommended, exploring interventions that utilize a variety of arts-based approaches. 

 

Expressive arts therapy is part of the current forefront of emerging methods that incorporate both neuroscience (brain-wise) research and somatosensory (body-wise) findings within the contemporary treatment of traumatic stress. This experiential workshop emphasizes the importance of integrative expressive methods in trauma reparation, underscoring three essential reparative foundations—mutual attunement, self-regulation and safety. Through movement, image making, storytelling, dramatic enactment, improvisation, creative writing, play and imagination, participants will experience various approaches they can immediately apply to work with children, adults, families and groups to support these essential components of trauma-informed treatment. Material presented draws not only from the field of expressive arts therapy, but also from polyvagal theory, social engagement system, interoception, sensorimotor psychotherapy, sensory integration and bilateral work, somatic theory and narrative approaches.

 

The first half of the day introduces participants to creative strategies that capitalize on the embodied and movement-based nature of the expressive arts to establish attunement through synchrony and rhythm; support self-regulation and co-regulation; and develop an internalized sense of safety through experiences that re-sensitize individuals to pleasant and enlivening sensations and memories. The second half of the workshop explains a three-part, “bottom-up,” brain-wise and body-based expressive arts framework for arts and play-based approaches in work with traumatic stress. Participants will experience this framework through group storytelling, movement, musicality, improvisation, image making, creative writing and play not only as trauma-informed strategies, but also to demonstrate the essential role of connection and community in trauma recovery. No previous arts experiences are required--just come prepared to engage your capacity for self-expression and imagination.

 

Although the training material will be helpful for all children, adults and families experiencing traumatic stress, special attention will be focused on working with children experiencing trauma related to immigration, border detention, and family separation. Conceptual frameworks including trauma-informed healing centered engagement and the impact of social justice and intersectionality are presented as central to empowering individuals of all ages to become active participants in their repair and recovery.

 


Workshop Hours/Schedule: Check-In Opens at 8:30 am, Morning Workshop from 9:00 am -- 12 noon; Afternoon Session from 1:00 pm -- 4:30 pm. There will be two breaks during the day. Please note: Due to the venue, we are asking that participants bring their own water, coffee or tea [there are many good coffee shops near the venue]. A variety of lunch options are also available within walking distance of the workshop site.


Course Objectives:

  • Define Expressive Arts Therapy as an integrative psychotherapeutic approach in mental health and health care; 
  • Recognize at least seven signs of traumatic stress;
  • Understand the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) pyramid in relation to developmental trauma in children and adults throughout the lifespan;
  • Define “healing centered engagement” as a trauma-informed, culturally-relevant model for programming;
  • Learn at least two ways to support attunement and "relational synchrony" through arts-based approaches;
  • Learn at least three ways to support self-regulation and co-regulation through arts-based approaches;
  • Define a "brain-wise and body-based" model (Expressive Therapies Continuum) for designing art-based interventions in a variety of settings;
  • Define somatosensory, affective and cognitive art-based approaches to traumatic stress;
  • Apply at least three ways to support safety through art-based experiences in psychotherapeutic, counseling, mental health, community and educational relationships with individuals experiencing traumatic stress.

REGISTRATION: Because participants will receive workshop materials electronically before day of the event, we will not be able to take walk-in registrations. Because seating will be limited, please be sure to register on site [using the registration portal below] as soon as possible.


Early Registration for Expressive Arts Therapy and Traumatic Stress on March 12, 2020 at HeartShare St. Vincent's Service in Brooklyn NY

Registration for Expressive Arts Therapy and Traumatic Stress on March 12, 2020 at Heartshare St. Vincent's Service in Brooklyn NY; early registration closes on February 15, 2020. Please note registration fees go towards raising funds to keep this training going across the USA and possibly other countries.

Registration for Expressive Arts Therapy and Traumatic Stress on March 12, 2020 at Heartshare St. Vincent's Service in Brooklyn NY

$120.00

  • Available

Regular Registration for Expressive Arts Therapy and Traumatic Stress on March 12, 2020 at HeartShare St. Vincent's Service in Brooklyn NY

Registration for Expressive Arts Therapy and Traumatic Stress on March 12, 2020 at Heartshare St. Vincent's Service in Brooklyn NY; regular registration closes on March 7, 2020 and seating may be limited or unavailable. Please contact us if you have a problem registering. Please note registration fees go towards raising funds to keep this training going across the USA and possibly other countries.

Registration for Expressive Arts Therapy and Traumatic Stress on March 12, 2020 at Heartshare St. Vincent's Service in Brooklyn NY

$150.00

  • Available

Continuing Education

Those Creative Arts Therapists requiring continuing education for participation, you can obtain 6 Contact Hours on completion of this workshop. There is an additional fee of $20 payable to Water & Stone, PLLC [cash, check or Venmo] during the workshop. 

 

New York State Approved Provider. Water & Stone, A Creative Arts Therapy PLLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0017; https://www.creativelyhealing.com/continuingeducation.html.


All participants will receive a Certificate of Completion as part of the registration fee, including 6 Clock Hours from ACEP 6557/ NBCC.

 

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. Please see our Continuing Education page at this link for more information.

 

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 from outside NY State. 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. 


Location: HeartShare St. Vincent’s Service, 66 Boerum Place, Brooklyn, NY 11201


For those coming in from out of the area:

A quick check on Google Maps shows a variety of reasonably priced hotel options including Holiday Inn, Aloft Brooklyn, and many others within walking distance or short distances via ground transportation.