Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy Level One-- Live Webinar Series Beginning on August 13 2020

55 Live 3-Hour Webinars and 18 CE or PD Certificate of Completion. Register Early, Registration Fee is $299: COURSE IS NOW FULL, GET ON THE MAILING LIST FOR FUTURE DATES | taught by Cathy Malchiodi PhD

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Cathy Malchiodi PhD
Cathy Malchiodi PhD

About the Instructor

Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT is a research psychologist, 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, 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.

Emily Johnson Welsh, EXAT, REAT, LPAT, ATR-BC, LPCC-S, RYT has over 12 years’ experience working with clients and developing mental health resources in expressive arts therapies. 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 “brain-wise” approaches and body-based interventions 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) and ATR (Registered Art Therapist).

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 can also be found enamored with the wonders of raising a little one and learning from this adventure every single day.

Pre-Pandemic, we were offering Level One Training as a live event. Because we are all in a "holding pattern" awaiting the end of the COVID-19 crisis, we have all had to rethink how to interact with each other and of course, how to provide learning and coursework. This has included our Level One and Level Two course sequences.

You can still do Level One online at our Learning Center. However, since our webinars have been so successful, we would like to offer Level One as a series of 5 three-hour live sessions and one online final session to complete your Level One experience. The course sequence will begin in August and also provide a course site for you to access materials, films, readings, and resources for several months after the course.

The schedule of Live Sessions via Zoom will take place on five Thursdays from 12 noon-- 3 pm Eastern Time/New York Time. Each session will begin with 1 hour of presentation and discussion, a second hour of experiential work, and more presentation, approaches, discussion, and sharing in the final hour. Here are the dates for live course meetings:

August 13

August 20

August 27

September 3

September 10

The course will feature a "drip" format-- that is, each week you will be able to access a new section of the course site to download readings, watch films, and obtain resources and recommended supplies for the next live session. You will have access to these materials and be able to review the lecture portions of the live webinar after each session-- and for 30 days after the ending of the course.

Registration is Open and Virtual Seating is Limited. The fee for 18 hours of Continuing Education/Professional Development is $249. We are excited about this interactive format that will allow people from all the world to take this course at a reasonable cost and to still be able to communicate with participants, share experiential work, offer you an interactive course site, and learn the principles and practices.

From the website:Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy® Level One Certificate: Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy® Level One can be completed through a series of "live" courses, online or through a combination of online and live courses; please see the Trauma-Informed Practice and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute for more information on registration fees. Principles and interventions in these courses are easily applied to work with children, teens, adults and families.

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 the Level One 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!

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

7 Videos
2 Surveys
2 Multimedia
43 Texts
22 PDFs
18.0 hrs

Course Curriculum

Congratulations on Completing Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy Level One!