Just what are Neurodiversity Affirming Practices and why do they matter? In this live webinar series, join us to learn:
- How to apply trauma-informed practices with neurodiverse individuals and groups
- A variety of expressive arts and sensory-based approaches with a focus on neurodiversity affirming strategies
- Practices and interventions that support and strengthen Restorative Attachment™ via expressive arts with children and parents or caregivers
- How to expand your understanding of the intersection of traumatic stress, early childhood adversity, and neurodiversity
- How to develop and expand cultural humility and advocacy for neurodivergent individuals
- The value of lived experiences as communicated through expressive arts when working with neurodiversity
- Applications of the S.A.G.E. model to work with attachment and neurodivergent individuals
- Applications of the Circle of Capacity model with a focus on restorative attachment in children and parents or caregivers
- How to identify organizations and resources that are neurodiversity affirming
- How to develop an understanding of children's art and play expressions as neurodiverse communications of the self and lived experiences
Each session includes discussions, presentations, and films and time for "hands on" practice of expressive arts and sensory-based approaches as neuroaffirming strategies. Restorative Attachment™: Expressive Arts and Sensory Processing as Neurodiversity Affirming Practices is one of two core courses on the foundations of Restorative Attachment™. It emphasizes trauma-informed practices and neurodiversity affirming interventions in order to support everyone's capacity for Restorative Embodiment through self-expression, sensory integration and processing, somatic therapy, and lived experiences.
No prerequisite required. This course is open to psychotherapists, counselors, therapists, healthcare professionals, teachers, coaches, and facilitators. This course integrates and emphasizes intermodal practices of Expressive Arts Therapy, trauma-informed concepts, and restorative attachment interventions and strategies. No previous experience or training is necessary to participate. You will receive a list of simple art supplies to be used during the hands-on portions of each webinar. We emphasize building a professional community of "expressive" practitioners through time for questions and sharing and via networking and break-out sessions during each webinar.
Webinar Dates, Tuesdays from 12 noon-3:00 pm Eastern Time Zone US:
These sessions are live on the Zoom platform and attendance to the live webinars is greatly encouraged, although not required in order to complete the course. Replays are available after each session and participants can watch sessions on the Thinkific course platform where you will find an extensive collection of resources, readings, films, and recommended websites and articles. Upon completion participants receive a Certificate of Completion.
This course is a "drip format"-- the contents are available each week. Each section has a module where you can share your impressions and images, connect with other participants, and network with colleagues around the world.
This webinar series can be applied toward the EXAT and EXA-CE programs for 15 hours of learning and to the Restorative Embodiment Practitioner Certificate (see below for more information).
What if I can't join the live webinars?
Although we highly recommend joining live if you are able, this may not be possible due to a variety of reason including time-zone differences and other circumstances. You can join live webinar sessions or you can participate by watching replays posted on your Thinkific course site about 48 hours after live event and complete discussion and assignment upload there to verify participation and complete requirements.
How long will I have access to the course content, including watching/reviewing the webinar replays?
Your live webinar course content will be available on your Thinkific site at least 120 days after the final scheduled live webinar date. If you find you need longer to complete or need to go back to retrieve resources, you may contact us at [email protected] and request an extension of these course expiration dates.
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National Board Certifying Counselors [NBCC]. Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6557. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC are clearly identified. Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Art Therapy Credentials Board [ATCB]. The ATCB recognizes a variety of CEC activities, including those in the areas of professional and mental health counseling. These activities are clearly outlined in their recertification standards provided to all ATR-BCs in their recertification year and on their website. If you are licensed as an art therapist in your state, please check with your state board to verify what types of CEC activities are acceptable for license renewal.
California Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers and Professional Counselors. As of July 1, 2015, the State of California /Board of Behavioral Sciences [BBS] amended its regulations for continuing education providers to include National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as a "board-recognized approval agency." If you are licensed as a marriage and family therapist, social worker, educational psychologist or professional clinical counselor in California, NBCC Approved Continuing Education Providers are recognized by the BBS to fulfill continuing education requirements. As of July 1, 2015, required CE hours can be accumulated through self-study and distance learning.
International Expressive Arts Therapy Association [IEATA]. Many participants go on to apply for the REAT or REACE credential with IEATA and use our expressive arts therapy coursework to do so. Please check with IEATA to make sure you are meeting their current requirements for registration and let us know if you need additional information to help you qualify.
Psychotherapy and Counseling Fedration of Australia [PACFA]. Many of our Australian participants indicate that these hours are accepted by PACFA---Psychotherapy and Counseling Federation of Australia. Please check with PACFA to verify this and let us know if you require any additional information for this organization to qualify your professional development hours.
Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association [CCPA]. Many of our Canadian participants indicate that these hours are accepted by CCPA for certain professional development requirements. Please check with CCPA to verify this and let us know if you require any additional information for this organization to qualify your professional development hours.
CPD hours [Professional Development] are currently in the application stage. We also welcome teachers to this course; please contact us for additional information.