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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 will be available by March 20, 2022.

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 45 days after the last session of this webinar series to watch or catch up with the course content.
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Course Curriculum -- The Complete Curriculum Will Be Up Shortly!

And we constantly add to the resources, downloads, films, and links!

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    • 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!

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    • ▶️ 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

    • Gabor Mate Quote

    • Cathy Malchiodi Quote on Curiosity and Compassion

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

    • MSSS Model in Detail

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

    • After Session One...Share Just One Thing Here

    • Please UPLOAD an image from Today's session!

    • Needs List Download

    • Replay Session One Hour One

    • Replay Session One Hour Two Experiential Prompts

    • Prompts for Supervision Steward Wheel

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    • ▶️ ZOOM Link and Supplies!

    • Downloadable Body Outlines

    • 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

    • Supervision in Action PDF slides

    • Experiential Slides PDF download

    • After Session Two..Share Just One Thing Here

    • Please UPLOAD an image from Today's session!

    • Replay Session Two-- Lectures and Experiential Portion

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    • ▶️ ZOOM Link and Supplies!

    • Zoom Template to Download and Print

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

    • Ethics, Digital Technology, and Social Media

    • Distance Supervision in Art Therapy

    • Experience of Distance Supervision

    • Counseling and Distance Supervision

    • NBCC Resources for Distance Supervision

    • Stanford_Zoom Exhaustion and Fatigue scale

    • Four Causes of Zoom Fatigue and their Solutions

    • Video: How Students are Fighting Zoom Fatique

    • After Session Three...Share Just One Thing Here

    • Please UPLOAD an image from Today's session!

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

    • Chapter Ten: Videotape and Supervision

    • Replay Session Three

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    • ▶️ ZOOM Link and Supplies!

    • 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

    • After Session Four...Share Just One Thing Here

    • Please UPLOAD an image from Today's session!

    • Ethical and Legal Issues with Children's Drawings

    • Summary on the Convention on the Rights of the Child

    • Replay Session Four

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    • ▶️ ZOOM Link and Supplies!

    • Downloads for Experiential in session #5!

    • Touch Guidelines from Play Therapists

    • 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

    • Article Download: Ethical Issues in School Art Therapy

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    • 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

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    • Supervising Supervisors

    • Peer Supervision

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



Emily Johnson Welsh

Emily Johnson Welsh, EXAT, REAT, LPAT-S, ATR-BC, LPCC-S, RYT  has over 12 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 5 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 learning from these adventure every single day.

Instructor and Institute Director

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

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. 

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.