Supervision Focused Process Painting

Come express, process, gain support, encouragement and empowerment in your work as an Art Therapist through your painting process.  You will receive 4 hours of supervision credit.

Using multi-media, participants will create on one surface throughout the class.  Supported by writing prompts and instructor guidance, students will discover how this surface reflects their journey as a healer and helper and their internal wisdom.  Themes such as mindfulness, acceptance, trust-in-self, working as a therapist as journey rather than a destination will be woven throughout the painting process.  Students will leave the day with numerous ways to begin and to find deeper connection to their work with clients.

An environment void of pressure can free mental and emotional blocks and unleash strengths, personality, intuition and creativity.  All experience levels are welcomed and can benefit from this workshop.  This class is specifically for post grad Art therapists needing ATR credit.

 

Facilitator: Bevie LaBrie  Artful Soulscapes 

May 05, 2017 5pm-9pmIMG_3980

$70.00 ($73.44 w/service fee)

Northwestern Building

275 4th St East, #301, St Paul, MN 55101

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Spontaneous Process Painting

Have you ever stood in front of a blank canvas feeling paralyzed not knowing how to begin? Do you ever feel your inner critic standing next to you and putting on the pressure to paint an amazing painting?  Do you desire to engage with your creativity in a new way? If so this class is for you.

Using multi-media, participants will create on one surface throughout the class.  Supported by writing prompts and instructor guidance, students will discover how this surface reflects their journey and internal wisdom.  Themes such as mindfulness, acceptance, trust-in-self, and painting as journey rather than a destination will be woven throughout the class.  Students will leave the day with numerous ways to begin and to find deeper connection to their painting process.

An environment void of pressure can free mental and emotional blocks and unleash strengths, personality, intuition and creativity.  All experience levels are welcomed and can benefit from this class.

Facilitator: Bevie LaBrie  Artful Soulscapes 366263_9d98e6b3eb084fc487828507d94b17d5

May 06, 2017 9:00 AM – 4pm

$85.00 ($88.97 w/service fee)

Northwestern Building

275 4th St East, #301, St Paul, MN 55101

Register here!

 

Creative Coping Skills – Adults

April 14th-July 28th         Fridays from 12p.m.-1:30 p.m.    

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Group Objectives:

  • Learn CBT and STEPPS techniques
  • Increase wellness
  • reduce stress
  • process emotions
  • manage mental health symptoms
  • ALL THROUGH CREATIVE PROCESSES

Group Details

  • $400 for 16-week group
  • Insurance Accepted

Medicaid of MN, UCare, Hennepin Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medica

Located in Lowertown:  275 4th St East #301 St. Paul 55101

Facilitator: Erica Golofski – Art Therapy Intern

 To register please talk with your therapist or contact:

converse@artofcounselingstpaul.com

651-318-0109

Art Therapy and the Reggio Emilia Adaptation

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This thoughtfully designed course was created for the exploration of new and inspiring possibilities for the art therapist’s sessions.

This class will explore the Reggio Emilia Approach and the adaptation of its many characteristics into the therapeutic realm

  • See,hear,touch the Hundred Languages of Children
  • Explore Reggio inspired materials, environments and presentation techniques
  • Try documentation and assessment styles used by the Reggio Emilia Schools

This class will be a creative educational experience that will be packed with creative ideas that may lead to emerging directives and a lively discussion

Connie runs Interactive and Creative Classes with emerging direction. She has a number of teaching years and is also an art therapist. She has worked with all ages and stages  is presently focusing on early childhood. An Adler graduate she has also traveled to Italy to study the Reggio Emilia schools

This class is for professionals who work with all ages

Date:  UPDATE CANCELED will be offering again late summer

Time: 10- 1pm

Cost: $45/person

Place: 275 4th St. East, #301, St. Paul, MN 55101

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“Eating In The Light of The Moon” Women’s Art Therapy Group

Tuesday: 10-11:30 AM

Starting March 14, 2017

Group Description

  • Exploration of themes within the book “Eating In The Light of The Moon” 
    through creative art processes.

Group Details

$300 for 12-week group

Insurance Accepted

Medicaid of MN, UCare, Metropolitan Health Plus, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medica

Bring Personal Copy   OR

Buy from Art of Counseling ($20)

 

Located in Lowertown

275 4th St East #301 St. Paul, MN 55101

651-318-0109 ex 706

carrie@artofcounselingstpaul.com

Adolescent Art Therapy Group

Thursday: 4-5:30 PM

Starting March 9, 2017

10 Weeks

Group Themes

  • Explore Self-Compassion
  • Cultivate A Sense of Identity
  • Gain Social Connection
  • Discover Self-Expression

ALL THROUGH  CREATIVE PROCESSES

Group Details

  • $250 for 10 week group
  • Insurance Accepted

Medicaid of MN, UCare, Metropolitan Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medica

Located in Lowertown

275 4th St East #301 St. Paul, MN 55101

651-318-0109 ex 706

carrie@artofcounselingstpaul.com

President Obama Declares October as National Arts and Humanities Month

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October 6, 2016
The American Art Therapy Association and our friends at Americans for the Arts are celebrating October as National Arts and Humanities Month! President Obama has already kicked things off by issuing an official White House Proclamation that articulates the importance of the arts and culture in our history and in our future. He states, “In many ways, the arts and humanities reflect our national soul. They are central to who we are as Americans—as dreamers and storytellers, creators and visionaries. By investing in the arts, we can chart a course for the future in which the threads of our common humanity are bound together with creative empathy and openness.”

Get Involved

  • This year, the #ShowYourArt campaign has been designed to engage arts advocates on local, state, and national levels, and to bring awareness of National Arts and Humanities Month to the public. For each day in October, the #ShowYourArt campaign will be issuing a unique theme that challenges participants to showcase how art is reflected in those themes every day. See p. 2 of this article for daily themes.
  • Participate in the National Creative Conversation on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 from 9-10 p.m. ET to connect and chat with arts advocates nationwide about the arts in communities. The conversation will focus on the question of “Where are the arts popping up in your community?”
  • Using these resources, organize and host a community event at a local arts venue.
  • Boost your creativity by joining in the Creative Sprint, a global art game that engages individuals, businesses, schools, and community organizations for 30 consecutive days of art making and sharing.

Art therapists are uniquely positioned to speak on the role of the creative arts in mental health, a topic of great importance for individuals, communities, organizations, and legislation. Join us in promoting National Arts and Humanities month and raising awareness for the importance of the arts!

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ARTS-BASED PRE-MARITAL COUNSELING WORKSHOP

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Starting in the Fall
Wednesday Nights: 7-9 PM

Designed for engaged couples, committed to
exploring their relationship strengths & need
areas and to building relationship skills in
fun and creative ways.
You will receive a Pre-Marital counseling certification
upon the completion of the 7-week-workshop
to indicate you have completed 12 hours of
pre-marital education when you apply for
your marriage license.

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Workshop Costs:
+ Prepare-Enrich Assessment: $35
+ 2 Couple therapy sessions: $170/session
+ 5 weekly 2 hour sessions
+ $50/ couple /session
+ Total cost: $ 625 / couple
Scholarship Available & In net-work Insurance Accepted
To register, e-mail cindy@artofcounselingstpaul.com
by 10/24/2016!

ARTS-BASED FAMILY MINDFULNESS WEEKEND RETREAT

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Weekend in December
12/02/16 7PM-9PM
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Come experience a creative & therapeutic
weekend at Art of Counseling with your family!

Group Themes:
+ Challenging Transition
+ Emotional Closeness
+ Family Balance
+ Resiliency & Strength

Retreat Cost:
+ 4–2 hour sessions
+ $25 / family member / session
+ Total cost: $ 100/ family member
Scholarship Available & In net-work Insurance Accepted
To register, e-mail
cindy@artofcounselingstpaul.com
by 11/14/2016!

ARTS-BASED FAMILY WORKSHOP

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Starting on November 7th
Monday Nights: 7-8:30

To gain understanding of your family dynamics.
Discover ways you can know your family
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in your family system.

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Group Themes:
+ Family Constellation
+ Family Roles
+ Communication Styles
+ Relationship Building

Workshop:
+ 4 weekly 1.5 sessions
+ $25 / family member / session
+ Total cost: $ 100 / family member
Scholarship Available & In net-work Insurance Accepted
To register, e-mail
cindy@artofcounselingstpaul.com
by 10/17/2016!