Creative Arts Therapy Groups online & in-person

Insurance accepted for groups: Cigna, Healthfirst, Fidelis, MVP, Beacon Health, Emblem, NYSHIP, and Aetna. $45 per group without insurance.
The Art of Feeling: Building Connection and Community through Creativity
Mondays ONLINE

5:00 - 6:15pm 
6 week group begins February 14

REGISTER by email julia@nycreativetherapists.com
The Art of Feeling is a weekly virtual art therapy group open to adults of all ages and backgrounds. It is a space to connect with others and explore your own creative growth. Each week, participants can expect a structured art prompt, followed by discussion and processing. No prior art skills required. 8 person limit.

The Art of Feeling: Building Connection and Community through Creativity
Fridays ONLINE

12:00 - 1:15pm
6 week group begins February 11 

REGISTER by email julia@nycreativetherapists.com
The Art of Feeling is a weekly virtual art therapy group open to adults of all ages and backgrounds. It is a space to connect with others and explore your own creative growth. Each week, participants can expect a structured art prompt, followed by discussion and processing. No prior art skills required. 8 person limit.

Art Therapy Supervision Group for New Professionals
Thursdays ONLINE 

7:00-8:15pm
Ongoing group begins February 17 

REGISTER by email melissa@nycreativetherapists.com  • 2 openings left (6 participants total)
A safe, co-created space to creatively explore topics such as clinical cases, interventions, treatment planning, telehealth art therapy, art directives, systemic issues, cultivating person-centered practice transference & countertransference, DEI matters, professional development, and workplace relations. Group members can look forward to an inclusive space. Weekly art-making via studio time, case presentation response art and relevant directives provided by group facilitator.  Attention will be paid to mindfulness practice, burnout prevention, and self-compassion. Faciliated by Melissa Diaz, MPS, LCAT.

Storytelling Through Movement Drama and Play
Tuesdays ONLINE   *THIS GROUP IS CLOSED

7:00 -8:30pm
November 16th-May 2022
Open to womxn identifying adults (25+)
Facilitate by a drama therapy masters student intern.
For information on upcoming groups email krista@nycreativetherapists.com

Have you ever wished for a different story?  Or maybe you’ve been wanting to change your story, but haven’t quite known how to? In this group, story will be explored through multiple creative modalities centering movement, drama, visual art and play. Together we will offer each other the permission, support, and safety necessary to find and create the stories that allow us to be who we want to be. We will honor community, group collaboration, and processing while centering pleasure and play.

Waiting List Groups
Get support while you wait for an individual therapist.  Learn more here. 

Have an idea for a new group? 

We have the resources and the motivation to add new workshops or therapy groups. If there is something you'd like to learn more about, please e-mail us at messages@nycreativetherapists.com. We'll listen and try to make it happen.

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Professional Trainings for Therapists

New York Creative Arts Therapists, PLLC, SW CPE 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, Creative Arts Therapists, Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psychologists.

Learn more about our current CE classes

To learn more about offering an custom training or workshop at your agency please contact us by e-mail.

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.
  • Small group format (max of 8-10 participants)
  • Expert presenters from different practice models.
  • CE credits. All the hours count. No filler.
 

Upcoming Workshops

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Tuesday, February 15 5:15 PM
This semester long hands-on course will provide important tools for incorporating the arts into clinical situations.
Fantastic! [the class] really illuminated the process approach which is fundamental in art therapy. I can't say enough good things - I feel grateful for participating and being a part of it!

 Karen Mulcahy, NY