Integrating Art Therapy into Your Professional Practice

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Date Mar 19, 2014
Time 12:00 PM EDT
Cost $39.00
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This one-hour webinar provides attendees with a definition of art therapy, its benefits, & how it differs from verbal therapy. Case studies will be presented to assist attendees in identifying indicators & key images in their clients’ art.

Full Description:
This webinar program provides definitions of what Art Therapy is and how it differs from verbal therapy. The role of art-making in diagnosis and treatment is addressed through assessment by examining age-appropriate drawing skills and the symbolism of images that have personal meaning to our clients. In addition, this course examines art-making as personal growth and its therapeutic benefits. The attendees will learn specific indicators to look for in their clients’ art work and how to identify key images through the presentation of several case studies. Through these case studies the participants will identify how clients can express their mood through drawing and painting. Psychological and behavioral problems, such as regression and impairments, will be identified through the symbolism in clients’ art work.

Course Includes:
Live Q&A
Presentation Handout
Post session recording access
CE Credit

What You Will Learn:
Discover a new method of communicating with clients
Examine effective Art Therapy techniques
Understand the therapeutic power that art provides
Acquire skills for assessing the client’s stress level
Discuss current research as it relates to Art Therapy and its effectiveness with clients

Your Presenter:
Pamela M. Hayes, MFT, LMHC, ATR-BC, is an artist and a registered and board certified Art Therapist. She is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist and Mental Health Counselor and is currently in private practice in Los Angeles, California. Ms. Hayes developed the art therapy program at the Rhode Island School of Design. For the past 15 years, Ms. Hayes has worked in numerous psychiatric settings. Currently, her focus includes families, couples, adults, and children struggling with mood and anxiety disorders, addiction, eating disorders, abuse, and grief-related issues. Ms. Hayes has an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design in New York City and a graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California. For more information about Ms. Hayes, please visit her website at:

This event qualifies for one CE credit. Only registered attendees will have access to CE. A Cross Country Education web account is required to attend. There is no charge for a CCE web account. It is recommended that you join the meeting 15 to 20 minutes early. Speaker phone sound quality is poor and it is recommended that they not be used to listen to the event.

Technical requirements:
To view this webinar you will need to download the WebEx Application. You will be prompted to download it when you first enter the site. To save time, you can setup prior to the meeting by following this link:

Who Should Attend:
Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Psychiatric Nurses, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counselors, Pediatricians, Physicians, Art Therapists, Pastoral Counselors, Guidance Counselors, Youth Pastors, Youth Counselors, Educators


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