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Catherine Rogers Jonsson is a registered art therapist with the American Art Therapy Certification Board (ATR, 1992) and a credentialed professional member of the American Art Therapy Association. She is a graduate of Columbia University in NYC (School of the Arts, MFA: Visual Art) and the University of Wisconsin-Superior (MA: Art Therapy). Catherine has 18 years of clinical art therapy experience and offers a mixture of creativity, humor, dynamic teaching and compassionate insights to her workshops.
Arts Specialty:
Art Therapist and Workshop Presenter

Healing Children through Creativity: Child Art Therapy Workshops

Healing Children through Creativity:

Child Art Therapy Workshops

with registered Art Therapist

Catherine Rogers Jonsson, MFA, MA, ATR

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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

Sacramento, CA

October 30 & 31, 2008


The Fresno Art Museum

Fresno, CA.

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.

Workshop Goals:
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
Elementary Teachers
Special Education Teachers
School Counselors
School Psychologists
Social Workers
Pediatric Nurses
Psychiatric Nurses
Licensed Professional Counselors
Marriage & Family Therapists
Occupational Therapists
Head Start Staff
Early Childhood Staff
Graduate Students
Undergraduate Students

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At 9:32pm on October 3, 2008, Catherine Rogers Jonsson said…
Thanks Ruben! I'll be in Fresno Nov 1-4.
If you'd like to see my work online you can go to
At 12:16pm on October 3, 2008, Ruben Reyes said…
thank you for the nice comments... i would be more than happy to provide you with information as to where my art will be displayed during the time you are in fresno...

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