Tuesday, 25 December 2018

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

Resource Stones

When:  May 23 - 25, 2019
Where: 57 Bearspaw Summit Place, Calgary, AB 
Cost: $550 before April 15, 2019 & $595 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

TO REGISTER EMAIL: carmenr@telusplanet.net 

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:  carmenr@telusplanet.net