Trauma-Informed Art Therapy News

Trauma-Informed Practice & Expressive Arts Therapy Institute

News You Can Use from Our Facebook Page!

April 2014~~ Visit our Facebook Page, there are many great links to a variety of interesting sites, including:

**A free online neurobiology course at University of Chicago-- a great way to learn more about "brain basics" key to trauma-informed intervention;

**Why regulating rhythm is essential to positive self-regulation and secure attachment-- new information from Bruce Perry, MD, PhD;

**How art is healing Boston a year after the bombings-- the importance of art in reparation and recovery;

**The effects of compassion on people in comas;

**How the creative mind can help with post traumatic stress and recovery.

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Early Registration Ends on May 8 for Trauma-Informed Art Therapy 3-day Event!

Trauma-Informed Art Therapy® Level One [June 12, 13, & 14, 2014] presents the foundations of trauma-informed practice and the latest research and approaches to art making, stress reduction and resilience in Fort Collins, Colorado [an hour north from Denver International Airport, one hour from Denver and one hour from Boulder area].

Participants have the option to take the three-day course, or one-day and two-day options to learn art therapy and expressive arts therapy strategies and applications to increase their understanding of trauma-informed approaches, enhance resilience in various client populations, support self-regulation and reduce stress responses to trauma and loss. Participants will engage in a variety of hands-on experiences using mind-body, mindfulness, wellness and strength-based best practices grounded in emerging research. The essential practices presented in this course can be applied to individuals of all ages and families, groups and communities from a culturally-responsive, trauma-informed approach.

Register Here...Early Registration Ends on May 8, 2014 and seating is limited!

To register, please visit this webpage Special student rate for three-day event, with evidence of current enrollment in graduate studies.

After May 8, 2014, you can still register at Regular Registration rates depending on seating availability.

Trauma-Informed Art Therapy in Fort Collins Colorado, June 12-14, 2014

Thursday, June 12th 2014 at 9am

Northside Aztlan Community Center 112 E. Willow Street, Fort Collins, CO 80524 USA

Trauma-Informed Art Therapy® Level One and Art Therapy Approaches to Enhance Resilience and Self-Regulation with Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, ATR-BC, LPCC, LPAT, REAT and Elizabeth Warson, PhD, ATR-BC, LPCC

Fort Collins, Colorado, June 12, 13 & 14, 2014, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm each day; register early by May 8th, 2014 for best price-- seating is limited, so register early!

Continuing Education Credits and Expressive Arts Therapy Coursework

Attendance of the three day sequence qualifies for 18 continuing education credits from the National Board of Certified Counselors [NBCC Provider #6557] and completion of Trauma-Informed Art Therapy Level One Certificate; a small additional fee is charged for a continuing education certificate, but your Level One Certificate is included in the three-day fee. You may also choose to attend Day One [Foundations of Trauma-Informed Art Therapy] only or Days Two and Three [Art Therapy Approaches to Enhance Resilience and Self-Regulation]; each day provides 6 continuing education credits for a small additional fee and you will also receive a Certificate of Completion from the Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute at no additional charge.

For those working toward their Registration as an Expressive Arts Therapist with International Expressive Arts Therapy Association: Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, is also a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist [REAT]; these offerings count toward clock-hours of expressive arts therapies courses. A transcript of courses attended toward the REAT is issued at an additional fee for those submitting course attendance to IEATA upon successful completion of these courses.

Daily Agenda and Local Information

Registration: 8:30 am - 9:00 am

Morning session: 9:00 am- 12 noon

Lunch on your own [many fabulous restaurants in walking distance of venue]

Afternoon session: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Food: Dazbog Coffee House within walking distance J.

Old Town Fort Collins is within a 5-10min. walk—enjoy eating out at one of the many downtown restaurants.

And enjoy the shopping! including Jerry's Artarama Colorado at

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And there is more on our website!