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Live Webinar Series

A Live Webinar Series Designed to Meet Supervision Course CE Requirements [6 Hours] and Ethics Course Requirements [6 Hours]. Total of 12 CE [see Continuing Education Section Below for More Information]. Yes, replays of sessions are available approximately 24-48 hours after each webinar. You will be required to upload brief assignments to the course site to obtain a Certificate of Completion at the end of the webinar series. Full curriculum available below.

Live Webinar Series Specifically Grounded in Expressive Arts Therapy and Art Therapy Supervision and Ethics with a Trauma-Informed Focus

We designed this course to highlight these specific principles and practices found in expressive arts and art therapy. Topics in the weekly curriculum focus on key and essential supervision and ethical issues in these professional domains. This course is not only geared toward expressive arts therapists and art therapists, but also mental health practitioners who are applying arts-based methods in their work. To help participants learn and apply this material, each session includes didactic, informational presentations and at least one experiential--hands-on time with methods and strategies. Interact with your colleagues through large group and break-out room discussion and networking. We provide extensive readings and resources on the course site, along with replays of the sessions-- and you have access for 120 (or ask for an extension) days after the last session of this webinar series to watch or catch up with the course content.
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Check Out the Curriculum Below!

We are always updating our courses for current content and resources. Our sessions include visual presentations, lecture, hands-on learning, interaction with participants, and time for questions and reflections.

Continuing Education

Designed to Meet Licensure and Certification Board Requirements for 6 Supervision Hours and 6 Ethics Hours

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. 

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. 

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.

Credentialing boards in Canada, Europe, and Australia accept our courses for professional development. Please check with them to verify that this course applies to your goals for credentialing or renewal of registration, certification, or licensing.

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Syllabus, Goals and Objectives of this Course

    • Faculty for this Live Webinar Series

    • Walkthrough this Live Webinar Site and Its Features

    • ▶️ ZOOM LIVE format: notes and tips!

    • Special Note About Art Materials and Expressive Arts Assignments!

    • Disclaimer

    • Optional: Introduce Yourself Here!

  2. 2
    • ▶️ ZOOM Link and Supplies!

    • Download Template and Instructions

    • Arts-Based Supervision: Recent Research Summary

    • Trauma Stewardship: What Is It?

    • Beyond the Cliff | Trauma Stewardship from Laura van Dermoot

    • The Elements: A Model of Mindful Supervision

    • Empathy vs Compassion

    • Article Download: Cultivating Self-compassion within the Supervision Relationship

    • Supervision Issues: An Overview

    • Compassionate Leadership

    • Art Therapy Supervision: An Overview

    • Cathy Malchiodi Quote on Curiosity and Compassion

    • Gabor Mate Quote

    • Foundations: The MSSS Model of Expressive Arts as Healing Practices

    • MSSS Model in Detail

    • Foundations: Trauma and the Circle of Capacity | Psychology Today

    • Prompts for Supervision Steward Wheel

    • Supervision Stewardship Prompts Downloadable File

    • Replay Session One

    • Please UPLOAD* and POST to Discussion! ---*Required

    • Need Help Getting Through Course? Troubleshooting the Platform Progress!

  3. 3
    • ▶️ ZOOM Link and Supplies!

    • Downloadable Body Outlines: Some Alternatives

    • Reflexive Convergence in Expressive Arts Therapy, Psychotherapy, and Supervision

    • Embodied Cognition: What Makes Expressive Approaches Different!

    • Article Download: Formative Evaluation Research of Art Based Supervision in Art Therapy Training

    • Integrating the Art Process Into Supervision

    • The Body and Somatic Approaches as Sources for Supervision

    • Embodied Empathy in Psychotherapy: Demonstrated in Supervision

    • Article Download: Intermodal Expressive Arts in Group Supervision

    • Psychodrama A Creative Approach for Addressing Parallel Process in Group Supervision

    • Supervision in Action PDF slides

    • Experiential Slides PDF Download

    • Even More Body Outlines

    • Replay Session Two Part One

    • Replay Session Two Part Two

    • Please UPLOAD* and POST to Discussion! ---*Required

  4. 4
    • ▶️ ZOOM Link and Supplies!

    • Introduction to Art Therapy and Digital Technology: Terminology and Foundations

    • Chapter Ten: Videotape and Supervision

    • Ethics, Digital Technology, and Social Media

    • Distance Supervision in Art Therapy

    • Experience of Distance Supervision

    • Counseling and Distance Supervision

    • ATCB Registration Standards: Supervision specifics!

    • NBCC Resources for Distance Supervision

    • Stanford_Zoom Exhaustion and Fatigue scale

    • Four Causes of Zoom Fatigue and their Solutions

    • How Students Are Fighting Zoom Fatigue

    • When Distancing Became Very Real: Global Pandemic and Its Impact on Mental Health Professionals

  5. 5
    • Ethics and Children's Art Expression: Child Abuse and Neglect

    • Children of Darfur: The Smallest Witnesses

    • Drawings as Admissable Evidence: What are Your Thoughts?

    • DART Center Guidelines for Interviewing Children

    • Article Download: Applying Art Therapy Directives to Ethical Decision Making

    • A Summary of Expressive Arts and Play Therapy Ethics Codes and Related Codes

    • Canadian Art Therapy Association Standards of Practice

    • Play Therapy Best Practices Document (2020)

    • ATCB Code of Ethics

    • Expressive Arts Therapy Code of Ethics

    • American Counseling Association (ACA) Code of Ethics

    • Nation Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) Code of Ethics

    • National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics

    • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT) Code of Ethics

    • Ethical and Legal Issues with Children's Drawings

    • Summary on the Convention on the Rights of the Child

  6. 6
    • Touch Guidelines from Play Therapists

    • 10 types of touch in therapy! Check out the video* in this webpage. *pre-covid times

    • 10 ways practitioners can avoid frequent ethical pitfalls

    • Telehealth Art Therapy at University of Pennsylvania

    • Article Download: Online art therapy practice and client safety: a UK-wide survey in times of COVID-19

    • Boundaries and Dual Relationships resource page

    • Additional resource website on Dual Relationships, Multiple Relationships, and Boundary Decisions!

    • Riding the SEESAW of Values and Ethics: A Guide to Best Practice

    • Article Download: Ethical Issues in School Art Therapy

    • DoART: a Model to Guide Ethical Decision Making

  7. 7
    • Integrating Relational Cultural Theory Concepts Into Supervision

    • The Body as a Cultural Home

    • Power, Privilege, and Difference in Embodied Psychotherapies

    • Article Download: Utilizing Experiential Activities to Facilitate Multicultural Understanding within Ethical Decision-Making

    • Article: Native American Art Therapy Ethics

    • Article: Beyond Erasure The Ethics of Art Therapy Research With Trans and Gender Independent People

    • Editorial Article Download: Ethics, Law, and Cultural Competence in Art Therapy

    • Not Female-to-Male But Shadow-to-Human

    • Films: Intersectionality

    • From the British Association of Social Work: Intersectionality is a valuable tool for Social Work Practice

    • Race, Visibility, and Safer Spaces

    • Intersectionality 101 Website

    • LGBTQ+Identity A toolkit for Educators

    • Intersectionality and Disability

    • Film: Ted Talk on the Urgency of Intersectionality

    • Ain’t I A Woman? Sojourner Truth: The Founding Mother of Intersectional Feminism

    • Cultural Appropriation and Cultural Humility

  8. 8
    • Supervising Supervisors

    • Peer Supervision

    • Art Therapy Supervision from the 20th Century: Riley and Wadeson

    • Anekstein. Sandtray Supervision Integrating Supervision Models and Sandtray Therapy

    • Christian. Adventures in Supervision Implications for Supervision of Adventure Based Counseling

  9. 9
    • Final Steps to Your Certificate

    • Course Evaluation: Expressive Arts Therapy and Art Therapy Supervision and Ethics WEBINAR SERIES

    • Regarding the Use of Material in this Course

    • Final Question


Institute Faculty/Supervisor

Emily Johnson Welsh

Emily Johnson Welsh, EXAT, REAT, LPAT-S, ATR-BC, LPCC-S, RYT  has over 15 years’ experience providing expressive arts therapy support and developing resources in trauma-informed approaches and integrative wellness. She is a graduate of Lesley University’s Expressive Arts Therapy and Mental Health Counseling program in 2008 and is a licensed and board-certified art therapist, licensed clinical counselor supervisor, registered expressive arts therapist and a Yoga Alliance Registered teacher. As faculty for the Trauma-informed Expressive Arts Therapy Institute for over 10 years, she brings a current knowledge of expressive arts and body-based approaches that focus on building resilience and community. She provides technology-assisted distance supervision for those working towards the EXAT, EXA-CE, REAT (Registered Expressive Art Therapist), ATR (Registered Art Therapist), and LPAT (Licensed Professional Art Therapist in Kentucky).  Emily’s accomplishments in the field include presentations at conferences for the American Art Therapy Association, Buckeye Art Therapy Association, Kentucky Association for Play Therapy, and International Expressive Art Therapy Association;  authoring and co-authoring chapters in the book Art Therapy and Healthcare (Guildford Press, 2013) ; co-designing and co-facilitating the online artmaking workshop  “Art Therapy + Happiness Project;"  being awarded "Cure Champion" by the American Cancer Society for my accomplishments in bringing expressive art therapy and yoga programming to families fighting cancer. Most recently, Emily enjoys balancing her expressive arts therapies private practice, Art Yoga Love, LLC, serving children, families, and adults, with yoga studio ownership and teaching! She is also enamored with being outside, animals of all sorts, the wonders of parenting, and hopes to never stop finding gratitude in these daily adventures.

Instructor and Institute Director

Institute Faculty

Cathy Malchiodi PhD

Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT is a research psychologist, a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist, and a licensed mental health counselor. She is the executive director of the Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute and is an investigator with the US Department of Education, integrating trauma-informed expressive arts into classrooms. She has also worked with the Department of Defense since 2008 to bring expressive arts therapy programming and psychotherapy to combat military and their families and Veterans with posttraumatic stress and traumatic brain injury. Dr. Malchiodi studied with Francine Shapiro and is qualified in EMDR Level I and Level II. Cathy has assisted more than 500 agencies, organizations, and institutions in developing trauma-informed programming including the United Nations, Department of Defense, Kennedy Center, Harvard, MIT, and Johns Hopkins University. An international presenter and workshop leader, she given over 750 invited keynotes and workshops throughout the US, Canada, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia. She has authored 21 books, including the bestselling Trauma and Expressive Arts Therapy: Brain, Body, and Imagination in the Healing Process and Handbook of Expressive Arts Therapy. Her books have been translated in over 20 languages. A life-long learner, Dr. Malchiodi's latest research and practice includes sensory processing and neurodiversity affirming models of psychotherapy to address trauma through expressive approaches to intervention.

Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy: The Seven Principles

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