Art Therapy: Interpreting the Art and Facilitating Communication

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Date Apr 2, 2014
Time 11:00 AM EDT
Cost $39.00
This one-hour webinar is designed to educate participants on how to guide clients through the process of describing their art work in order to understand patterns of behavior and ways to self-soothe.

Full Description:
This webinar is designed to educate participants on how to ask open-ended questions to facilitate communication after clients have created the art work. Precise questions to be asked of the client will be provided based on specific art techniques. Participants will be discouraged from imposing their own interpretations on their clients’ art work and will be guided on how to get clients to open up when describing their art-making experiences. This webinar will also provide specific techniques as well as the language needed to describe the directives. In addition, you will learn what questions to ask that will best evoke insight and understanding from the client regarding unconscious motivations, patterns of behavior, and ways to self-soothe.

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

What You Will Learn:
Discover an alternative method of communicating with clients 
Examine effective Art Therapy techniques and learn how to implement them in session
Recognize the therapeutic power that art provides, and how to affectively  use the art as a means of communication
Identify skills for assessing and treating a multitude of clients
Discuss various art tasks and experience the healing process to promote coping skills in life

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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