Professional Workshops, Supervision Groups

Process Painting Quarterly Supervision Seminar

Dates offered:

  • January 20th 2023
  • April 21st, 2023
  • July 21st, 2023
  • November 3rd, 2023

9am-3:45 pm

Art of Counseling,

275 4th St. E. #301, St. Paul, MN 55106

Cost per participant per seminar: $240

Who Would Benefit?

Individuals seeking a LPCC, LMFT or Art Therapy credentials, and licensed mental health and art therapy professionals are welcome.

Who is Facilitating?


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Board Certified Registered Art Therapist. Board-approved LMFT, LPCC and Art Therapy Supervisor, AAMFT Supervisor, Certified Adaptive Internal Relational Network (AIR) Therapist and EMDR Trained. DBT Intensive Training (Behavioral Tech). El Duende Process Painting for Supervision Trained.


Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and Board Certified Registered Art Therapist. Board-approved LPCC Supervisor, Art Therapy Clinical Supervisor, Certified Adaptive Internal Relational Network (AIR) Therapist and EMDR Trained.

Objectives in learning:

Exploring our relationship to a single canvas over time during supervision or consultation helps us to learn, reflect and grow as clinicians.  According to (Abby) Miller the El Duende Process Painting, Founder;

“By working on the same art piece over multiple sessions (or through out a seminar), the sequential layering of art materials enables ongoing self-reflexivity through aesthetic attunement and clinical intuition. The process offers direct experience with complex reflective processing, aesthetically focused attention, and opportunities to explore multiple relationships, often activating deep layers of professional and personal identity material.”

Miller, 2013

The structure of the seminar includes three main activities: (a) spontaneous painting, (b) complex reflective processing, and (c) aesthetically focused attention to imagery appearing in the painting that parallels the internship/clinical experience. Engagement from active imagination, feedback loops, and supervisor input informs critical reflection and learning.  

  • Exploring aesthetic attunement 
  • Practicing competency-based approach
  • Developing the ability to understand your body queues through the art making process
  • Listening to clinical intuition
  • Enhancing an internal relationship with your professional self
  • Understanding personal vulnerability and the parts of self that experience “counter transference.”
  • Understanding the dialectics and complexity of multi truths
  • Practicing graciousness with self 
  • Exploring mindfulness through spontaneous painting
  • Develop and enhance professional skills for the therapy room 

What is included?

  • 11×14 canvas
  • Paints
  • Mix Media options
  • Snacks and light refreshments

What is not included?

Participants should plan to bring the following: lunch, journal, writing utensils, and way to photographically document one’s process and steps through the process.


8:30 – 9 AMOrientate self to space and sign in
9 – 9:45 AMIntro to seminar and attendees introduce selves
9:45 – 11 AMBegin process painting
11:15 – 12:15 PMGather into small groups, witness, verbal process, journal internal wisdoms.
12:15 – 12:45 PMLunch
12:45 – 2:30 PMProcess painting
2:30 – 3:45 PM Large group questions and observations