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    • Fri, August 19, 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • A Zoom Presentation


    Fundamentals of Art Therapy and How it Can Help You Break Through Blocks in Treatment with Children
    (Q&A Will Follow this Presentation)

    Presented by

    Lisa Spivack, LMFT, ATR

    A Zoom Presentation

    Friday, August 19, 2022
    11:30 am–1:00 pm

    1.5 CEU

    Presentation Description

    Every clinician has experienced blocks in treatment and child clients can pose unique challenges. They can be hesitant to build rapport; have thoughts and emotions too painful to discuss; or unable to verbalize the source of their distress.

    What can we do to help child clients acclimate, participate, and benefit from therapeutic intervention? There are many ways that art therapy can help.

    The purpose of this course is to offer an overview of the fundamentals of art therapy. As an introductory resource this course will begin with a definition of art therapy and a brief history of its development. This will be followed by a discussion about what art therapy is and isn't and practical considerations.

    Ways that art therapy can assist the therapist with beginning, middle, and ending phases of treatment will also be discussed. Case vignettes will be provided to illustrate how the use of art therapy can help children break through blocks in treatment.

    Time will be set aside for an Art Therapy Experiential and Q&A.   

    Measurable Objectives

    Based on the learning in this course, participants will be able to:
    1. List 12 ways that Art Therapy can reduce barriers in clinical work with children.
    2. Apply 5 practical guidelines to prepare an office for Art Therapy interventions.
    3. Utilize an Art Materials Continuum Guide to assist in the selection of safe and effective art materials and directives.

    Presenter Bio

    Lisa Spivack, LMFT, ATR, is a practicing Marriage & Family Therapist and Registered Art Therapist with over 20 years of experience as a clinician. In her private practice, she specializes in the use of Art Therapy to help highly sensitive children cope in a frequently overwhelming world. Lisa also teaches and provides consultation to licensed clinicians who want to incorporate art therapy into their work with children. Whenever she gets a chance, Lisa likes to immerse herself in nature by hiking, kayaking, painting, and photographing the beauty of Northern California.

    Registration closes on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 8pm. A link to this Zoom presentation will be sent in a confirmation email. Reminder emails are sent to all registrants who register by August 18.


    $25 Desert-CAMFT Members
    $30 for Non-members
    $10 for Prelicensed


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