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Art in Therapy

  • Saturday, March 11, 2023
  • 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM


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Presented by Ursula Jorgensen, ATR-BC, LMFT and Kassidy Butterworth, ATR-P, AMFT

Includes 3 CE credits

Art therapy has a long and distinguished history with documented benefits for many populations. Some populations that have experienced this benefit are those suffering from trauma or loss, PTSD, anxiety, depression, selective mutism, ASD, and ADHD. As human beings we strive to express ourselves not only by words but to 'make our mark'. Preschoolers will color and scribble for hours using colors and lines. What is less clear is who is an Art Therapist and how others can use Art in therapy.

This workshop will help define Art therapists from therapists offering art making. The importance of which art materials will work best for a client needing structure or to practice more flexibility and less controlled medium. Our presenters from Bay Area Art Therapy will share 5 of their favorite art-based interventions, share templates that can be used by participants, and considerations or adaptations based on age as well as goals of the client.

The goal of this program is for participants to be able to understand the difference between Art Therapy by Art Therapists and Art in Therapy by clinical therapists without art therapy certification. All participants will learn to provide clinically appropriate art-based interventions for clients of all ages from young children to teens and those adults who are young at heart. 

Learning Objectives

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Define Art therapy.
  2. Identify structured art mediums from non-structured art mediums on the art continuum.
  3. Clarify the difference between Art Therapy and Art in therapy.
  4. Name 5 art-based interventions.
  5. List considerations and adaptations based on age or goal focus.

About the Presenters

Ursula is a Board-Certified Art Therapist and owner of the group practice Bay Area Art Therapy. She uses a combination of person-centered approach with narrative interventions and existential philosophy. Some people that like food are called foodies, Ursula loves words and is a self-titled Wordie! However, before the words come is usually the art or symbol. My favorite quote is by Edith Wharton. "There are two ways of spreading the light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." A caring attuned therapist can help provide the environment that allows emotions, feelings, and thoughts to externalize and that visual expression or creation becomes the mirror.

Kassidy is a provisional Art Therapist and an Associate Marriage and Family therapist in the last stretch of earning her hours. Kassidy collaborates with her clients to create a roadmap to their goals while exploring what's not working in their life, and celebrate their strengths! Art therapy allows her to use a relational and strengths-based approach with culturally humble interventions to improve emotional regulation, social skills, coping mechanisms, and self-efficacy.  She is passionate about the transformational power of art as an agent of growth and change.

TARGET AUDIENCE: LCSW, LMFT, LPCC, LEP, licensed or pre-licensed therapists nationwide. This is an introductory level course.

If you miss any of the presentation, you will not be eligible for the CEUs. SCV-CAMFT is a CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider (CEPA 052466). This course meets the qualifications of 3 continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs.

The views expressed in presentations made at SCV-CAMFT meetings or events are those of the speaker and not, necessarily, of SCV-CAMFT. Presentations at SCV-CAMFT events do not constitute an endorsement of the vendor or speaker's views, products or services.

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