Art Therapy With Children

  • Fri, August 17, 2018
  • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • RAP Foundation


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Art Therapy With Children

Presented by: Chaundra Prehara, LMFT

August 17, 2018  9:30 - 12:30

RAP Foundation
41550 Eclectic St, Room 103
Palm Desert, CA 92260

3 CEU’s Available

Light Refreshments Provided

Pre-Registration Prices:

CAMFT Licensed Members/Guests




Non-Licensed & Guests


Please register by August 14, 2018 for pre-registration prices

At-the-Door Prices:

CAMFT Licensed Members/Guests




Non-Licensed & Guests


Course Description:

Art therapy uses the creative process of art to improve and enhance ones physical, mental and emotional well-being. An art therapy approach has been shown to be well suited for working with children because it affords great expression for things for which children have no language or are unable to say aloud, and assists in assessment, diagnosis and healing while being enjoyable (therefore more welcoming to and engaging for the child/children). This workshop will provide a glimpse into the various benefits of art therapy, educate on how to use an art therapy approach when working with children, and specifically provide instruction on how to use drawings to enhance the
assessment and therapeutic process.  The use of drawings will be focused on as
drawings offer ease of administration, a structured approach to assessment and
therapeutic encounters, and lessen the opportunities for regressive actions. No formal training in the use of creative media is required for this workshop.


1. Participants will learn about the various benefits of art therapy.
2. Participants will learn about the specific benefits of using art therapy with children.
3. Participants will learn how to use drawings for assessment with children.
4. Participants will learn common metaphors, symbols and patterns in children’s
5. Participants will learn how to use art directives and drawings to enhance treatment
6. Participants will experience one (or more, time permitting) projective drawing activity.


1. To learn about the modality of art therapy.
2. To learn how art therapy specifically benefits children.
3. To learn how to use drawings as “clinical tools” in the diagnostic and therapeutic processes with children.


Chaundra Prehara, LMFT earned her Master’s in art and counseling therapy at Notre Dame de Namur University in the 1990’s. She has practiced art and counseling therapy for 20 years in many diverse settings: the YMCA Youth Service Bureau in San Francisco, the Pacifica school district, Women’s Recovery Association (residential drug and alcohol recovery for women and children), Mercy High School (private parochial school) and her Northern California private practice.  She is currently a clinical and art psychotherapist in private practice in Palm Desert, CA.

This course meets the qualifications for three (3) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  Completion certificates will be awarded for full attendance of the event. 
Course evaluations are required to obtain the completion certificate.

The Desert Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage Family Therapists (Provider #62275) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs.  The Desert Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for the course and its content.

[This venue is ADA acceptable.  
If you have any special needs, please call 760-346-4606
 at least 7 days prior to the event.]

The Desert Chapter’s Refund, Grievance and ADA Policies are described under Events on the Chapter website at 


Desert Chapter — California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (DESERT-CAMFT)
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