Course Meeting Times: 9:00 am to 12 noon | 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm daily
Institute Faculty: Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT and Elizabeth Warson, PhD, LPC, ATR-BC
Visual journaling [also called art or drawing journaling] has been identified as both an important and accessible approach in expressive arts therapy, counseling and psychotherapy. It is not only an effective method for stress reduction, but also is considered a creative way to express personal narratives and life stories as well as make meaning through images, creative writing, imagination and storytelling.
In this advanced three-day course, participants will experience a variety of visual journaling approaches that are grounded in emerging research and based on historical foundations of journaling for emotional reparation and wellness. Course content focuses on three basic areas--methods, materials and embodiment -- to demonstrate and illustrate how visual journaling can be adapted to support self-regulation, stress reduction, meaning-making and construction of narratives within person-centered expressive arts, narrative therapy and counseling frameworks. While this course is mostly "hands-on," participants will also learn how to design developmentally-appropriate, trauma-informed and culturally responsive visual journal interventions through lecture and group discussions.
If you did not take our introductory course in 2018 at Ghost Ranch/Abiquiu New Mexico or our 2016 in Denver, you are welcome to join us for this course. Please use the Contact Form for any questions that you have.
This course provides 18 hours of continuing education [see Continuing Education information below for specific information]; a small additional fee is charged for continuing education certificates and is payable at the event. All participants who successfully complete the three-day course will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute in "Visual Journaling in Expressive Arts Therapy and Counseling." The hours accumulated in this course offering may be applied educational requirements for the Registered Expressive Arts Therapist [REAT] credential with the International Expressive Arts Therapy Institute. This course is open to professionals and students interested in applications of visual journaling for health and well-being.
By completing this course, participants will be able to:
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.
"Visual Journaling in Expressive Arts Therapy and Psychotherapy" is part of the Level One Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy Certificate; the following are required to complete Level One.
Required: Trauma-Informed Art Therapy®/ Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy. Provides 12 hours of continuing education. Choose two additional courses from the following:
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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