Creative, hands-on trainings and supervision for professionals.

 

Professional Development and Training We are committed to providing continuing education on current practices in the field of art therapy and its applications in the wider scope of mental health. We offer an integrated approach, which combines hands-on creative expression with best-practice techniques, to enhance learning and treatment. We design trainings for clinical and non-clinical staff that can be offered at your agency. We are a NYS CE Provider  We are an approved provider for New York State LCSW, LMSW, LCAT, and LMHC. New York Creative Arts Therapists, PLLC, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board as a provider for licensed social workers #0275, licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0026, licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0065.  LMFT and Licensed Psychologist pending May 2021.

Supportive Art Therapy Groups We offer on-going and short-term groups for professionals working with traumatized clients or in toxic work environments. Our approach integrates art therapy interventions with best-practice models for trauma treatment to ameliorate the negative impact of clients’ trauma on the professional’s own well-being. We believe that creative expression can raise self-awareness, balance emotions, reduce stress. We also provide more didactic trainings and supervision.

Upcoming Workshops

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Tuesday, September 28 6:30 PM
This semester long hands-on course will provide important tools for incorporating the arts into clinical situations.
Art therapy helped a lot in sorting out some of the aspects of my job that are causing me to feel burned out and overwhelmed. The images we created provided a much simpler and clearer way to understand these issues.

Shana Dastur, LCSW