Continuing Education for LCSW, LMSW, LMHC and LCAT therapists


We offer courses that meet the requirements for Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, Creative Arts Therapists to obtain CEs in New York State. Join our mailing list to get regular updates.

Winter & Spring 2018 CE Courses

Private Practice Primer •  Sunday, March 11, 10:30 - 5;30 -  COLD SPRING (in the Hudson Valley)  Course taught by Drena Fagen, co-founder of New York Creative Arts Therapists since 2005. This course is not eligible for Continuing Education credits with NYS or the NBCC.

Understanding Psychodiagnostic Testing: The When's, How's and Why's of Psychological Evaluations for Children •  Tuesday, April 177:00-9:30pm - 2.5 CEs - WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN  Course taught by Anne Davidson, PsyD, NYS Licensed Psychologist.

Creative Toolbox: Five hours of our favorite creative arts therapy interventions • Sunday, April 22 - 5.0 CEs - COLD SPRING  Taught by Drena Fagen, Cheryl Walpole, Mark Beauregard, Isabel Shanahan, Katie MacIntyre and Nadia Jenefsky.

What makes our professional trainings different?
We combine hands-on creative activities with best-practice therapy techniques to enhance learning and treatment. In other words: we make it fun, informative, and maybe even self-revelatory.

  • We provide practical information that you can immediately use in your clinical practice.
  • Interactive, creative learning approach.
  • Lots of nuts and bolts information without any dry boring lectures.
  • Expert presenters from different practice models.
  • CE credits. All the hours count. No filler.

When teaching techniques or methods of incorporating creative arts therapies into clinical practice we adhere to the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) Guidelines, Ethical Principles, Section 8.6 which states:  "When providing training and/or supervision to non-art therapists, art therapists take precautions to ensure that trainees understand the nature, objectives, expectations, limitations, and resulting qualifications of the supervision and/or training as distinct from formal studies in art therapy." 

New York Creative Arts Therapists PLLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0275, and is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0026 and licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0065. New York Creative Arts Therapists PLLC may offer NYSED approved clock hours for events or educational programs that have been approved by the department. Sessions for which NYSED-approved clock hours will be awarded are identified on our website



This was a really wonderful experience. It provided a great foundation and made me enthusiastic to learn more. It also felt really good to be making art myself!

D.B., Hunter College, MSW