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.
Summer 2018 CE Courses
Drama Therapy: An Action-Packed Introduction • Saturday, June 30 - 5.0 CEs - MANHATTAN
Beyond Busywork: The Effective Use of Art in Group Therapy • Coming FALL 2018- 5.0 CEs - COLD SPRING, NY
Using Visual Art in Therapy: Understanding Possibilities and Limitations • Coming FALL 2018- 5.0 CEs - COLD SPRING, NY
"This is by far one of the most fun continuing ed experiences I’ve had. I loved the hands on experience, and the instructors were thoughtful, warm and welcoming."
—Feedback from our April 2018 "Creative Toolbox" course held in our Hudson Valley studio
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
New York Creative Arts Therapists PLLC is also recognized by the NBCC - National Board of Certified Counselors for CE credits outside of New York state and for professionals in related fields such as Child Life, Recreational Therapy, and School Counseling.
D.B., Hunter College, MSW