Advanced Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy

Live Webinar Series on November 17 and 24th, December 1, 8, and 15th, 2020, 12 noon-3 pm Eastern Time/New York Time; Regular Registration is $299 | taught by Cathy Malchiodi PhD

Interested in this course? Email us at traumainformedpractice@gmail.com

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.


A focus on advanced skills in working with the body's sense of trauma, body mapping; facilitating and working with "feeling states;" embodying resilience; and supporting wellness in body and mind [in individuals and ourselves] through expressive methods.

No prerequisite required! If you did not take Level One, you can begin with this Advanced course. All courses are self-contained and you can begin anywhere in the sequence.

Meeting on Tuesdays starting on November 17 and then on November 24, December 1, 8, and 15 from 12 noon to 3 pm Eastern Time/New York Time. These meetings are live so that you only need to complete a course evaluation and do not have to take a final examination for your continuing education and professional development hours and certificate.

This course is a "drip format"-- the contents are available each week and we constantly add new resources in the form of films, downloadable documents and protocols, links to articles, and more. Each section has a module where you can share your impressions and images, connect with other participants, and network with colleagues around the world.

We are open for Pre-Register at the Early Pricing--- after November 10, 2020, the price goes up to $299. Register early!

Course Contents

4 Videos
1 Multimedia
34 Texts
2 PDFs
24 Downloads
18.0 hrs

Course Curriculum

Session Six: Additional Topics and Readings
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