Body-Focused Expressive Arts Therapy for Traumatized Children and Adolescents: A Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy Approach

  • 2016-09-30
  • 8:30 AM
  • 2016-10-01
  • 5:00 PM
  • Victoria Inn & Conference Centre, 1808 Wellington Ave., Winnipeg, MB.

Who Should Attend: 

  • Masters or Doctoral level, licensed or credentialed professionals in mental health, creative arts therapists, play therapists, marriage and family therapists, counsellors and social workers, guidance counsellors, early childhood educators, students enrolled in the field of creative arts therapies, mental health, psychology, counselling, social work and education.
Early Registration recommended.
  • Training is limited to 60 participants.
  • 8:30am-4:30/5pm daily. Lunch on your own.
  • This experiential workshop is based on the structured, fourphase Expressive Arts Therapy model of trauma treatment (EXA) for children and adolescents created by Carmen Richardson as outlined in her newly published book (2016). See inset below.
  • Through case examples, direct teaching and experiencing of the four phase interventions, participants will gain knowledge about and interventions for working with the art and body together to increase resilience and resources that are required to experience post traumatic growth.
  • Additional learning highlights: working with a resource oriented lens, methods for using art processes safely with clients, using the body as central to treating trauma reactions and promoting self-regulation, skill development for witnessing client sensory processes.

Carmen Richardson is the Founder and Director of the Prairie Institute of Expressive Arts Therapy (PIEAT) in Calgary. 

• She is internationally sought to train, consult and supervise in the areas of Art/Expressive Arts Therapy and Trauma. 

• Carmen is an Advanced Certified Trauma Practitioner and Certified Agency Trainer with the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children and brings over 25 years of clinical expertise to her private practice.

12 CEU credits provided through the CCPA