Art Therapy and Anxiety: Healing Through
Imagery - Social Workers / Therapy Training Seminar
Art as Innovation in the Treatment of Anxiety
Art therapy is the field where the worlds of art and psychology meet. Roots can
be traced back to Carl Jung, the first known psychologist to have his clients
draw as a means to interpret dreams and fantasies. However, the true pioneers of
art therapy are Margaret Naumberg and Edith Kramer who, during the 1940s and
1950s, recognized art therapy as its own field of study and practice. Today, art
therapy can be applied to many different fields of psychology. Treating children
with behavior problems, teens and adults struggling with addiction, couples with
marital difficulties, and older adults suffering from Alzheimer's are only a few
of the areas where art therapy is utilized. By making and interpreting their own
art, individuals can reach beyond censored and conscious feelings to a deeper
understanding of personal motivations in everyday life.
This course is designed to educate participants about art therapy and provide
practical skills for effective assessment and intervention with clients
experiencing symptoms of anxiety. Demonstrations of art therapy techniques will
advance the participants' understanding of the biopsychosocial perspective of
many of the disorders that fall under the DSM-5 categories of Anxiety Disorders,
Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders, and Trauma and Stressor Related
Disorders. Significant attention will be paid to treatment interventions with
numerous opportunities for hands-on, art-based techniques. Multiple case studies
will illustrate the effectiveness of art therapy with anyone presenting with
symptoms on the anxiety scale. Take away new skills and interventions to assist
in the treatment of your most difficult anxiety cases.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
• Recognize the challenges, issues, symptoms, and
needs that face those who are living with anxiety, OCD, panic attacks, phobias,
PTSD, and sleeping and eating disorders
• Implement art projects specifically designed for the treatment of those
suffering from anxiety and anxiety-related disorders
• Identify the basis of fear and the process of anxiety
• Choose the most effective combination of art and traditional talk therapy in
both group and individual counseling sessions
• Provide another means of patient-caregiver communication in addition to
traditional talk therapy
• Supplement art projects with other therapeutic interventions to reduce anxiety
and fear-based behavior
• Engage in three hands-on art interventions
• Review multiple case studies that demonstrate how creativity can alter
neurology to reduce stress and increase calm and focus
What You Should Bring
• All art materials for activities will be provided
• An open mind and a willingness to change your life and the lives of others in
a positive way
PAMELA M. HAYES, MFT, LMHC, ATR-BC, is an
artist and a registered and board certified Art Therapist. She is licensed as a
Marriage and Family Therapist and is currently in private practice in Los
Angeles, California. Ms. Hayes developed the art therapy program at the Rhode
Island School of Design – Continuing Education. She is currently an adjunct
professor for The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. For the past 20
years, Ms. Hayes has worked in numerous psychiatric settings with a variety of
clients. Her clinical focus includes families, couples, adults, and children
struggling with mood and anxiety disorders, addictions, eating disorders, and
Ms. Hayes has an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design
in New York City and a graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art
Therapy from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California. She is the
author of several books and DVDs on Art Therapy and produces a monthly video
podcast, available free on iTunes and YouTube, titled "3 Minute Art Therapy."
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
• Art Therapists
• Licensed Professional Counselors
• Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors
• Marriage and Family Therapists
• Social Workers
• Occupational Therapists
• Recreational Therapists
• School Guidance Counselors
• Juvenile Justice Personnel
• Pastoral Counselors
• Anyone who wants to live a more calm, balanced, and exceptional life
Cross Country Education provider #1005, is approved
as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social
Work Licensure Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE)
program (an approved provider since 1999, approved through 1-27-15). Cross
Country Education maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers will
receive 6 continuing education clock hours for participating in this course.
Licensed social workers should contact their individual state jurisdiction to
review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.
Visit ASWB's website at www.aswb.org for more information.
Cross Country Education is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education.
This course is offered for .6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not
imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures
by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Introductory, Category 2: Occupational Therapy
Cross Country Education is an approved provider by NAADAC Approved Education
Provider Program (Provider #369). This course is offered for 6 contact hours.
This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required
by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional
organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and
contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider #50-466 with the Florida
Department of Health Board of Occupational Therapy Practice. This course is
approved for 6 contact hours for Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy
Cross Country Education is an approved provider with the Florida Board of
Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling
Provider #50-466. This program is approved for 6 continuing education credits.
This educational offering may qualify toward your professional development
requirement. The educational offering consists of 6 clock hours. Use this
information and your board rules and regulations to calculate professional
development/continuing education credit.
NCTRC does not pre-approve programs for CEU credit. It is the individual
therapist's responsibility to retain documentation of sessions attended in order
to demonstrate the relationship of session content to the NCTRC job analysis
Cross Country Education is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP?)
and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.
The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. Six (6) contact
(clock) hours are being awarded for completion of this program.
Cross Country Education is an approved sponsor with the South Carolina Board of
Examiners for LPC, AC and MFTs (Provider #104). This program is offered for 6
continuing education hours.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM -