Individuals seeking a LPCC, LMFT or Art Therapy credentials, and licensed mental health and art therapy professionals are welcome.
Who is Facilitating?
HEATHER MATSON, MA, LMFT, ATR-BC, ATCS
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.
NIKKI WITT, MA, LPCC, ATR-BC, ATCS
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.”
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?
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 AM
Orientate self to space and sign in
9 – 9:45 AM
Intro to seminar and attendees introduce selves
9:45 – 11 AM
Begin process painting
11:15 – 12:15 PM
Gather into small groups, witness, verbal process, journal internal wisdoms.
10 week, DBT, Gottman and art therapy informed skills group for adult couples seeking to improve their communication skills together. This group will help to reduce bickering and improve communication, connection, support, empathy and emotional regulation.
In-person, Friday’s from 4-6pm, Starting April 1st to June 3rd.