Sunday, 10 June 2018

2019 Expressive Arts Trainings

Expressive Arts Training: Level 1 Certificate 
January - June, 2019

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 11-13, February 9 & 10, March 9 & 10,  April 6 & 7, May 4 & 5, June 1 & 2
Registration Deadline: October 1, 2018

Expressive Arts Training: Level 1 Certificate Immersion
April - September, 2019

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

First Immersion:  April  26 - May 3, 2019
Second Immersion:  September 15 - 21, 2019
Registration Deadline:  January 15, 2019

Expressive Arts Training: Level 2 Certificate
Dates:  July 12 - 25, 2019
Registration Deadline:  May 1, 2019

2018 Fall/Winter Group Supervision/Consultation

For professionals who are wanting support with integrating the expressive arts safely and ethically into their practice as therapists or facilitators. As well, this group may provide supervision hours for art therapists, expressive arts therapists, and/or social workers.

 “Perhaps the most important thing we bring to another person is the silence in us, 
not the sort of silence that is filled with unspoken criticism or hard withdrawal. 
The sort of silence that is a place of refuge, of rest, of acceptance of someone as they are. 
We are all hungry for this other silence. It is hard to find. 
In its presence we can remember something beyond the moment, a strength on which to build a life. 
Silence is a place of power and healing.” 

 Rachel Naomi Remen

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

September 15, 2018
October 13, 2018
November 10, 2018
December 8, 2018

Hourly Group Rates: 2 people/$90 per hour/per person 
3 people/$60 per hour/per person
4 people or more/$50 hour/per person 
To Register:

One Day Workshop in Expressive Arts

One Day Workshop in Expressive Arts

February 8, 2019

-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, February 8, 2019 

Time: 9:30 - 4:30
Location: 57 Bearspaw Summit Place 
Cost: $170 on or before January 25, 2018 and $190 after
To Register:

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

When:  October 18 - 20, 2018
Where: 57 Bearspaw Summit Place, Calgary, AB 
Cost: $525 before September 15, 2018 & $575 after
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 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)