Healing Children through Creativity:
Child Art Therapy Workshops
with registered Art Therapist
Catherine Rogers Jonsson, MFA, MA, ATR
Early Discount registration fee has been extended until October 19, 2008!
Fall 2008 California Workshops
The Long Beach Museum of Art
Long Beach, CA.
October 27 & 28, 2008
The Crocker Art Museum
October 30 & 31, 2008
The Fresno Art Museum
November 3 & 4, 2008
CEUs (1.4) and Grad/Undergrad Academic Credit (1) available from California State University, Fresno at all locations, reflecting 14 contact hours of education. We have received approval for 14 CEU contact hours for Registered Nurses from the Board of Nursing at CSU-Fresno too!
The Healing Children through Creativity: Child Art Therapy Training Workshop introduces the basic principles and practice of art therapy with emotionally, behaviorally, developmentally and medically challenged children. This two-day workshop blends theories and experiential exercises offering a thorough introduction in use of visual art as a powerful treatment modality for children.
This training event reviews the history of art therapy, important evaluation techniques used by art therapists and six case studies with child client/patient artworks in power-point presentations.
This is an experiential workshop!
As a participant you are invited to draw, paint and sculpt a variety of art therapeutic exercises that help troubled children identify and express their thoughts, feelings, conflicts, strengths and increase their self-esteem and coping skills.
Introduction to the field of art therapy.
Outline the history of art therapy highlighting key contributors to the field.
Explain the underlying principles of art therapy.
Outline the components an art therapy course of treatment.
Experience art materials through art therapeutic processes.
Experience non-directive and directive evaluation and treatment approaches.
Illustrate art therapy principles and practice by reviewing six case studies of clients and their art therapeutic course of treatment.
Demonstrate the use of metaphor and healing stories in art therapy.
Present art therapeutic interventions to improve the client's self-esteem, increase insight, decrease trauma and acting-out behaviors.
Review forensic art therapy evaluation techniques for suspected child sexual abuse.
Review the importance of object relations, art making and expression.
Understand issues involving the interpretation of children's art.
Who should take this workshop?
Mental Health Clinicians
Special Education Teachers
Licensed Professional Counselors
Marriage & Family Therapists
Head Start Staff
Early Childhood Staff