Sunday, 22 January 2017

Winter 2017 Group Supervision/Consultation

 Winter dates:
Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

January 28, 2017
February 25, 2017
March 25, 2017
April 29, 2017

Hourly Group Rates: 2 people/$80 per hour per person 
3 people/$60 per hour per person
4 people or more/$50 hour per person 
To Register:

One Day Retreat

INspired INtrospection

Let the Beauty We Love Be What We Do - Rumi

A one day retreat for therapists/educators. For those who have taken expressive arts trainings, or who use the arts in their practice/work, or who simply need a day of retreat.
A nurturing day of focusing-oriented expressive arts to rejuvenate the therapist’s mind, body and soul.

Date: June 16, 2017 
Registration Deadline: May 15, 2017 
Time: 10:00 - 4:00 
Cost: $150
Location: 57 Bearspaw Summit Place
To Register:
Facilitator:  Carmen Richardson

One Day Workshop

One Day Workshop in Expressive Arts Therapy

An Expressive Arts Journey

-an experiential day of expressive arts for therapy, education, and community building
-excellent introduction for therapists, child care workers, nurses, social workers, psychologists, art therapists and educators 
-an opportunity to personally explore how the arts may be used both individually and in group format 

Date: Friday, March 24, 2017
Time: 9:30 - 4:00
Location: 57 Bearspaw Summit Place Cost: $150 
Registration Deadline: March 10, 2017 
To Register:

Trauma Training

Three Day Training in Body-Focused Expressive Arts Therapy for Traumatized Children and Adolescents
She Finds Freedom


When: May 25 - 27, 2017, Thursday - Saturday,  9:30 - 4:30 
Where: 57 Bearspaw Summit Place, Calgary, AB
Cost: $525 before May 1 & $575 after
Option to purchase book with registration - please add $55

Payment Methods: e-transfer or cheques 

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.

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)

2017 Training

2017 Expressive Arts Trainings

Expressive Arts Training: Level 1 Certificate 
January - June, 2017

This is a 6 month intensive training program in the fundamentals of expressive arts therapy.  The program is designed as an introduction to expressive arts for those who may want to incorporate the arts in their clinical practice, community work, or for personal growth.  You are not required to have a degree, but an openness to experience the intermodal use of expressive arts.  

Dates:  January 13 - 15, February 11 & 12, March 11 & 12,  April 8 & 9, May 6 & 7, June 3 & 4
Registration Deadline: October 1, 2016

Expressive Arts Training: Level 1 Certificate Immersion
April - September, 2017

This is the same foundational program as describe above, with students attending two intensives in Calgary.

First Immersion:  April  21 - 29, 2017
Second Immersion:  September 17 - 23, 2017
Registration Deadline:  January 15, 2017

Expressive Arts Training: Level 2 Certificate
Dates:  July 14 - 27, 2017
Registration Deadline:  May 1, 2017