Course Description

Readings and Course Materials for Webinar

All readings are included with this course and are available on the course site in the form of full-length articles, short films, and links to websites. Participants will complete an evaluation in order to obtain a Certificate of Completion after the webinar. There will be updates and additions to the reading materials as we get closer to the event.

We are offering these webinars free of charge to those who are working on either the EXAT or EXA-CE designations-- please email us to safe a spot in the webinar!

Summary and Goal
This is a 1.25 hour continuing education [CE] live webinar providing an overview and foundation for understanding the concepts of grief and loss within the context of COVID and trauma-informed expressive arts therapy.


Learner Objectives -- Participants in this webinar will:

1. be able to at least three unique components of the grieving process during the COVID outbreak; 

2. be able to define collective grief and loss within the context of trauma-informed practice;

3. be able to identify at least two trauma-reactions related to collective grief and loss;

4. be able to apply at least one trauma-informed expressive arts intervention related to the topic of this webinar.


Continuing Education Information

Counselors/National Board for Certified 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. 

Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute is an Approved Continuing Education Provider by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Our Texas Provider Number is 2318.

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. A minimum of six CECs must be earned in the area of ethics each cycle. 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. 


If you are taking this course as part of the curriculum for the EXAT [Expressive Arts Therapist, Trauma-Informed] and EXA-CE [Expressive Arts Coach Educator] designations, please also obtain a copy of Trauma and Expressive Arts Therapy: Brain, Body, and Imagination in the Healing Process. The core concepts presented in this course and in all of our courses are based on this book and if you are working toward the EXAT or EXA-CE, you are required to understand these concepts and approaches. 

You can purchase this book from Guilford Publications or Amazon and other booksellers in print and e-book versions.

Institute Faculty

Cathy Malchiodi PhD

Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT holds a doctorate in psychology and is a licensed and board-certified art therapist and mental health counselor and has published numerous books, chapters, and articles in the field of art therapy including, Trauma and Expressive Arts Therapy: Brain, Body, and Imagination in the Healing Process, Creative Interventions with Traumatized Children, Breaking the Silence: Working With Traumatized Children, and Understanding Children's Drawings, which are standards in the field. She has trained counselors, therapists, and teachers throughout the United States, Canada, Asia, and Europe. In 2011, Cathy founded the Trauma-Informed Practices Institute to meet the need for professional education in the use of arts therapies, expressive therapies, mind-body approaches and resilience-building in trauma integration and recovery for children, adults and families. You can learn more about Dr. Malchiodi at her website https://www.cathymalchiodi.com/.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Instructions for this course

    • Welcome to the Webinar!

    • About Your Instructors

    • About This Live Webinar | Syllabus, Course Objectives and Goals

    • Continuing Education

  • 2

    Welcome to the Course

    • How to Use this Site

    • New York Times "Memorial Day 2020" -- US Death Toll Due to COVID

    • Personal Tragedies Behind the Statistics

    • Grief and COVID-19- Mourning Our Bygone Lives | American Psychological Association

    • Coping with Grief During COVID-19

    • That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief

    • Death and Bereavement During COVID 19

    • Black Individuals Dying at Higher Rate During COVID

  • 3

    Collective Trauma and Intergenerational Trauma

    • Same Pandemic, Difference Experiences: A Cultural Perspective

    • The Familial Language of Black Grief

    • Collective Trauma and the Social Construction of Meaning

    • Intergenerational Trauma | A Social Work Perspective

    • Intergenerational Trauma: An Indigenous Perspective

    • Mary Yellow Horse Brave Heart on Historical Trauma Response

  • 4

    New! Recording of Presentation and Webinar Content

    • Grief and Loss During the Time of COVID | Presentation Recording

  • 5

    Next Steps...

    • Bonus: For Use with Parents | Helping Your Children Cope with Societal Trauma

    • Final Steps to Your Certificate

    • Course Evaluation

    • Certificate of Completion Qualification

    • Certificate of Completion or Certificate of Professional Development | Available on June 26, 2020

    • Download your Certificate of Continuing Education!

    • Download your Certificate of Professional Development!

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