PART TWO: Rhythms and Regulation: Expressive Arts Therapy Approaches to Brain and Body During COVID 19 | Live Webinar July 14th 7 pm Eastern Time/July 15th 9:00 am Melbourne Australia Time

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Cathy Malchiodi, PhD
Cathy Malchiodi, PhD
Founder and Executive Director at the Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute

About the Instructor

Cathy A. Malchiodi, PhD, ATR-BC, LPCC, LPAT, REAT, is a psychologist, expressive arts therapist, and art therapist specializing in trauma recovery. She is the founder and executive director of the Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute that trains mental health and health care practitioners in medical, educational, and community settings and assists in disaster relief and humanitarian efforts throughout the world. Cathy has given more than 500 presentations in the US, Canada, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia. She has numerous published 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 thousands of counselors, psychotherapists, medical personnel, and educators throughout the United States, Canada, Asia, and Europe. In 2011, Cathy founded the Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute to meet the need for professional education in the use of expressive arts therapy, mind-body approaches and resilience-building in trauma integration and recovery for children, adults and families. She has received numerous awards for distinguished service, clinical contributions and lifetime achievements, including honors from the Kennedy Center and Very Special Arts in Washington, DC. A passionate advocate for the role of the arts in health, she is a contributing writer for Psychology Today Online with a following of 5 million readers.

Elizabeth Warson PhD, ATR-BC, LPC, NCC, EMDR (Comanche) is the Executive Director 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. As a clinician, she has 20 years of post-graduate experience in a variety of settings, including medical hospitals, dialysis centers, residential treatment centers, correctional facilities, and private practice. Since 2003, her research interests include culturally responsive stress reduction and trauma-informed interventions. Dr. Warson 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. Dr. Warson 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.

Social isolation and physical distancing during the current pandemic has reinforced a sense of immobilization and helplessness as dominant trauma responses to what is essentially an unseen threat. It is a set of dynamics for which practitioners have no existing model for treatment; traditional interventions fall short in addressing the paralyzing impacts of chronic fear, loneliness and disempowerment. This presentation emphasizes frameworks based on the neurobiology of trauma and in particular interoception (the body’s internal experience) and regulatory experiences that can help individuals overcome immobilization through rhythm, movement, and sound.

In this presentation, you will also be able to watch and reflect on the discussion between Bruce Perry MD, PhD, and Cathy Malchiodi, PhD. They discuss the role of rhythm, brain hierarchy, telehealth environment, and proxemics [the study of space between people]. 

Readings and Course Materials for Webinar

All readings are included with this webinar and are available on the course site in the form of full-length articles, short films, and/or links to websites. Participants will complete an evaluation in order to obtain a Certificate of Completion or Professional Development after the webinar. You can access everything on registration and will be able to access this site for 30 days after the webinar. More information will be added to this site as we get closer to the event, so please check back!

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!

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. 

Course Contents

5 Videos
2 Surveys
11 Texts
6 PDFs
1.5 hrs

Course Curriculum