Sunday, 20 March 2016

Three Day Trauma Training...

Three Day Training in Body-Focused Expressive Arts Therapy for Traumatized Children and Adolescents
November 24 - 26, 2016

Overview:  This three day training will provide participants with a comprehensive framework for treating traumatized children & teens.  This four-phase, resource-oriented model is grounded in attachment theory, the psychophysiology of trauma, CBT, and expressive arts therapy.  It is based on Carmen’s recently published book, “Expressive Arts Therapy for Traumatized Children and Adolescents: A Four-Phase Model”.

Training Objectives:  To provide a practical, structured framework that guides assessment & treatment processes.  To learn structured, arts-based, sensory interventions to effectively treat key trauma reactions and promote self-regulation.   To increase clinical skills such as working with a resource-oriented lens, tracking client sensory processes, & working with the body, art & relationship.

When:  November 24 - 26, 2016, Thursday - Saturday, 10:00 - 5:00
Where:  57 Bearspaw Summit Place, Calgary, AB
Cost:  $525 before October 15 & $575 after 
Option to purchase book with registration - please add $55
Payment Methods: e-transfer or cheques 
To register: contact Carmen at  Complete and email the Registration Form (Under Trainings - use the form for the Trauma Training) & email transfer payment to the above email address.  Alternately mail the registration form & cheque to address on the Registration Form.

About the four-phase model:
“Although rich with creative activities, the author quickly establishes that these are not to be approached as a ‘recipe’ of activities to pick and choose from, but as strategically placed activities to support the larger picture of helping children develop the resilience needed to experience posttraumatic growth.  The structured framework helps to ensure a process that is safe, but it also provides the flexibility necessary for following the child’s creative processing and use of varied activities at a pace that is safe and tolerable.”
William Steele, PsyD, MSW
Founder, The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC)


 An Embodied Entrance: The Art of Using Movement/Dance as Part of Expressive Arts Therapy 

This workshop summarizes the circular process of planning, targeting student/client needs and expectations, sharing the DMT experience, and using the feedback to develop further contents.

For interested people who have taken expressive arts training, or who use the arts in their work, or who are interested in learning more about this modality. 

Date: Sunday, April 10, 2016
Cost: $80         
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 
Deadline: April 1, 2016 
Location: 1528 12th Ave SW 
To register: email 

Marja has been a valued and highly skilled trainer with Prairie Institute of Expressive Arts Therapy since 2008. Marja currently resides in Groningen, the Netherlands.