February 9, 2011 @ 4:26 am
PATA is excited to announce that it has applied for and will be receiving provider status with the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). As a result, PATA will be able to award continuing education credits for trainings and workshop. PATA has lined up a series of exciting workshops to cap off this new membership benefit
On April 16, 2011, from 11a-12:15p Geoffrey Edwards, MS, an art therapist trained at the Mount Mary College Art Therapy Program and currently studying to become a Master of Acupuncture at the Tia Sophia Institute, will provide a workshop on integrating mind-body practices with art therapy. The workshop will focus on integrating Five Phase Theory of Chinese Medicine into group and individual art therapy process Five Phase Theory (Wu Xing), also popularly known as Five Element Theory, describes the rhythmic cycles of nature that can be observed in the changing seasons, the movement from day to night, and life process of all living organism These movements can be observed not only in the therapeutic relationship, but also within the creative and the therapeutic process
On October 15, 2011, from 11a-1pm, Karen Baer, MA, ATR-BC, a local art therapist and trained SoulCollage® Facilitator will provide a workshop on the therapeutic applications of utilizing this intervention SoulCollage® has intrigued thousands of enthusiastic practitioners who make cards to represent parts of themselves and then use those cards to access their own deep wisdom. SoulCollage® is an intuitive collage process that inspires creativity and lets people connect with their own inner guidance. Strategies for incorporating SoulCollage® with clients will be explored.
On December 10, 2011, from 11a-12:15 pm, local art therapists Gioia Chilton, MA, ATR-BC and Rebecca Wilkinson, MA, ATR-BC of Creative Wellbeing Workshops, LLC will present on integrating positive psychology and art therapy. They will focus Barbara Fredrickson’s work on positive emotions and their ability to broaden perception and build resilience The evolutionary function of negative and positive emotions will be explored and art therapy’s role in promoting positive emotions will be examine Art Therapy interventions for increasing positive emotions will be explored
Workshops locations will be announced soon. Other continuing education opportunities will be offered—input on topics or suggestions for presenters are welcome