Nature-Based Expressive Arts Therapy Live Webinar Series 2023!

Five-Session Introduction to the Principles and Practices of Nature-Based and Expressive Arts Approaches Starting January 12, 2023; 15 CE or Professional Development Hours

Do you know that there are 5 Universal "Movements and Rhythms" found throughout nature? How do we introduce nature-based approaches to support regulation, synchrony, and restoration of the self? What about the experience of awe and the immune system? Where does bilateral stimulation and Polyvagal theory fit into all of this? What do we need to think about with climate grief and "nature privilege?" Nature-Based approaches are increasingly becoming part of work with trauma survivors as well as other individuals with various challenges. Gaining a deeper understanding of these approaches is important to all practitioners who work with individuals with traumatic stress. Various approaches found in Polyvagal Theory, sensorimotor and bilateral stimulation methods, cultural and ecological humility, nature-based and equine-assisted therapy, and expressive arts therapy are foundational to this course.
art work by Cathy Malchiodi PhD-- collage about nature and mountain trails

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • ▶️ ZOOM LIVE format: notes and tips!

    • Walkthrough this Live Webinar Site and Its Features

    • About Your Instructors

    • Equine-Assisted Expressive Arts Therapy | An Introduction to Dr. Warson's Work

    • Syllabus, Goals and Objectives of this Course

    • Special Note About Materials and Expressive Arts Assignments!

    • Introduce Yourself Here!

    • Nature Images for Collage and Course Experientials

    • More Nature Images for Collage and Contemplation

    • Supplies requested for all 5 weeks!

  2. 2
    • What is Expressive Arts Therapy? A Review or an Introduction!

    • The MSSS Model of Expressive Arts and Nature-Based Approaches: Cultural, Psychotherapeutic, Counseling, and Educational Perspectives

    • Nature-Based Expressive Arts Therapy: An Introduction

    • Nature-Based Approaches: Ecotherapy

    • Nature Therapy: A Summary

    • Resensitizing the Body Through Expressive Arts

    • How Might Contact with Nature Promote Human Health? A Mini Overview

    • Nature Therapy & Expressive Arts Therapy

    • The Privilege of Nature During a Pandemic

    • Climate Grief and Collective Trauma

    • "Meadowverse"

    • Felted Stone

  3. 3
    • A Review: What is Sensorimotor Expressive Arts Therapy? An Integrative Approach to Trauma and Restoration of the Self via Psychology Today

    • Film Presentation: Foundations of Sensorimotor Expressive Arts Therapy with Dr. Cathy Malchiodi

    • The Five Sense Benefits of Nature: A Chart

    • Releasing Stress Through Music: The Role of Nature Sounds

    • Nature Sounds Research: Evidence for What Supports Wellness

    • Be Your Own Researcher -- Sound Senses Number One: River Sounds

    • Sound Senses Number Two: Winds Sounds

    • Sound Senses Number Three: Singing Birds

    • Evidence: Processing Sensory Experiences to Address Posttraumatic Stress

    • Somatic Awareness Measure

    • Measuring Somatic Awareness: Research

    • Dysregulation Measurement

    • Visual Journaling and Nature-Based Expressive Arts Therapy

    • American Indian Medicine and Expressive Arts Therapy

    • Why is Biomarker Research in Art Therapy Important

    • Warson Consent for the Use of Client Artwork

    • Efficacy of Nature-Based Therapy

    • Equine-Assisted Nature Based Therapy

  4. 4
    • A White Paper on the Experience of Awe

    • The Positive Impact of Awe

    • Film Presentation: The Art and Science of Awe and How Culture Shapes It

    • 10 Indigenous Holistic Healing Practices What can Western psychotherapy learn from First Nation practices?

    • The Calm and Connection Theory: The Instorative Impact of Nature

    • What is Oxytocin? A Summary!

    • Nature and Social Connectedness: Evidence

    • Spirituality in Nature

    • Spirals | Universal Miracle of Nature

    • Nature Connectedness

    • Nature of Fractals

    • The Great Reindeer Migration | An Awe Experience

  5. 5
    • Forest Bathing: A Somatosensory Bath in Nature

    • Evidence: Forest Bathing and Therapeutic Value

    • Indigenous Nature Connection

    • Indigenous Wellness and Animal Assisted Therapy

    • Are There Nature Archetypes? Evidence for 10 Types

    • A Cultural View of the Elements of Nature: An Infographic

    • Exploring the Concept of Mandala within Nature-Based, Expressive Approaches

    • Nature-Based Drama Therapy from a South African Perspective

    • Clay Re-Connection: Maria's Story

    • Spirit of the Horse

    • Trans-Species Art | Exploring Intersectional Views of Ecology and Environment

    • Special Journal Issue on Nature-Assisted Arts Therapies

    • Open Access to Special Journal Issue on Nature-Assisted Arts Therapies

  6. 6
    • Six-Step Model of Nature-Based Therapy Process

    • 5 Ways Mental Health Depends on Nature and "Green Scenery"

    • Unplug that Plasma Screen, Take Two Doses of Nature, and Call Me in the Morning

    • Can Simulated Nature Support Mental Health?

    • Nature-Based Guided Imagery: Evidence

  7. 7
    • Additional Readings and References

    • Music Therapy and Climate Crisis

    • Nature Connected Art Therapy Pedagogy

    • Trees don’t rush to heal from trauma and neither should we...thought-provoking article on trauma healing and recovery

    • Share Just One Thing Here

    • Related EXAT Facebook Groups

    • Nature-Based Expressive Arts Therapy Supervision

  8. 8
    • Final Steps to Your Certificate

    • Course Evaluation

    • Regarding the Use of Material in this Course

    • Final Questions

Instructor(s)

Institute Faculty

Elizabeth Warson, PhD

Elizabeth Warson, PhD, ATR-BC, LPC, NCC, EMDR II, EXAT is the founder of American Indian Art Therapy, based on her faculty research associated with the Graduate Art Therapy Programs at George Washington University and Eastern Virginia Medical School (2004-2013). Elizabeth currently resides in northern Colorado where she maintains an equine-assisted and arts-informed private practice, Healing Pathways LLC. As a faculty member for the Trauma-Informed Practices & Expressive Arts Therapy Institute, she teaches in person and online poly-informed, equine-assisted, and bilateral stimulation/sensorimotor-informed expressive arts therapy courses. Since 2003, her research interests comprise stress and pain reduction interventions for American Indian cancer survivors and their family members, culturally responsive stress reduction and visual journaling, and trauma-informed interventions. Elizabeth is a recipient of a 2010 National Endowment for the Arts (folk and traditional art) for a community-driven Coharie Heritage Empowerment Project, focusing on cultural preservation. Elizabeth received her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1989 and an M.A. in Art Therapy from Vermont College of Norwich University in 1993. She completed her Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a specialization in research, from the School of Education at Colorado State University in 2008. Elizabeth has presented at regional and national American Indian and Alaska Native conferences on topics related to medical art therapy, stress and pain reduction interventions, culturally-responsive art therapy, visual journaling interventions, and narrative-based art therapy. Her publications comprise over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters in books. As a professional artist, she has exhibited her sculptural work nationally and internationally and is a recipient of an Ohio Arts Council fellowship award.

Instructor

Lead Institute Faculty

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/.

Nature-Based Expressive Arts Practitioner Certificate Program

Complete Nature-Based Expressive Arts Therapy and You Are On Your Way!

Required Trainings:

1) Nature-Based Expressive Arts Therapy Live Webinar Series 

2) Advanced Nature-Based Expressive Arts Therapy Webinar Series: Healing Trauma and Loss with Nature

3) Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy Foundation Course [online study] OR Level One Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy Live Webinar Series 

Also Required--Chose Any Two of the Following Trainings:

1) Annual Expressive Arts Therapy Retreat In-Person Training at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico 

2) Equine-Assisted Expressive Arts Therapy In-Person Training [check back for information]

3) Bilateral Stimulation and Sensorimotor Expressive Arts Therapy Live Webinar Series 

4) Polyvagal-Focused and Sensorimotor Expressive Arts Therapy Live Webinar Series 

Visit this link to register for this program: https://expressive-arts-therapy.thinkific.com/courses/nature-based-expressive-arts-certificate-program

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Frequently Asked Questions About This Live Webinar Series

  • Will there be recordings that I can watch after the Live Webinar Sessions?

    Yes-- we record the lecture portions of the events for replay and you can watch them for 45 days after the event. We do not post the experiential portions of the event where participants are sharing experiences to protect participants' confidentiality.

  • When are the Live Webinar Sessions?

    January 12, 2023 from 12 noon-3:00 pm, January 19, 2023 from 12 noon-3:00 pm, January 26, 2023 from 12 noon-3:00 pm. February 2, 2023 from 12 noon-3:00 pm February 9, 2023 from 12 noon-3:00 pm All times are US Eastern Time/New York Time

  • Will I receive a Certificate of Completion?

    Once you complete all the required sections of the course site, you will automatically receive a Certificate of Completion for "Nature-Based Expressive Arts Therapy Live Webinar Series."

  • If I do not currently provide Nature-Based Therapy, why should I take this course?

    Nature-Based approaches are increasingly becoming part of work with trauma survivors as well as other individuals with various challenges. Gaining a deeper understanding of these approaches is important to all practitioners who work with individuals with traumatic stress. Various approaches found in Polyvagal Theory, sensorimotor and bilateral stimulation methods, and expressive arts therapy are foundational to this form of treatment.

  • Does this course count toward the EXAT and EXA-CE designations?

    Yes, of course! This is great opportunity to add to your knowledge of how expressive work can be integrated with nature-based work and understand the principles that support this integration.

  • Does this course qualify as part of the Nature-Based Expressive Arts Practitioner Certificate Program!

    Yes!

Continuing Education


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. 

Video: Entrainment, Synchrony, and Trauma

A Nature-Based Approach to Regulation and Restoration

Apply This Course Toward EXAT or EXA-CE Designations

This Live Webinar Series is offered as a continuing education course and also as hours if you are completing the EXAT or EXA-CE designations with our Institute. See https://expressive-arts-therapy.thinkific.com/pages/exat for details.

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