Art IN Therapy: Art Processes for the Non-Art Therapist

Denise R. Wolf, MA, ATR-BC, ATCS, LPC – 3 CEU’s

9:30 to 12:30

January 20, 2021

A live interactive training using the Zoom Pro platform in two parts

Price per person $89


This training offers techniques and processes for the non-art therapist to utilize in clinical practices. Art Therapy is a graduate level entry field, requiring board certification from a national accrediting body, however, may other clinicians utilize art media and processes in their clinical work. This training offers participants a broad introduction to theories and techniques of art IN therapy, as well as clinical and non-clinical populations served by this profession. Normal child development, as evidenced in artwork, will serve as a foundation for understanding key concepts.

Training Objectives:

Participants will:

  • identify at least four founders of art therapy and their distinct theoretical approaches
  • understand the significance of normative development in art towards an understanding of the presentation of pathology
  • identify the inherent nature of a variety of art media as it relates to cognitive and emotional practices
  • engage in a therapeutic art activity to underscore the understanding of the cognitive and emotional processes activated
  • identify at least 4 art processes that the non-art therapist can use in their practice.


This event is co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research (GSSWSR) for a maximum of 3 of 6 credit hours. Bryn Mawr College GSSWSR, as a CSWE accredited School of Social Work, is a pre-approved provider of continuing education for Social Workers, professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists in Pennsylvania and many other states.

About the Speaker:

Denise R. Wolf, MA, ATR-BC, ATCS, LPC is the Assistant Director of Art Therapy at Cedar Crest College as well as owner and practitioner therapist of Mangata Services. Denise is a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Registered, Board Certified and an Art Therapy Certified Supervisor through the Art Therapy Credentials Board. She received her graduate degree from Drexel University. Denise received her DBT training from the University of Washington and was able to learn directly from DBT founder Marsha Linehan. For over 20 years, Denise has been practicing as a therapist primarily treating adolescents with histories of complex interpersonal trauma. She works as a consultant for many local agencies and organizations including Mastery Charter Schools and The Philadelphia Art Museum providing clinical supervision and programming related to trauma-informed care.

Denise has presented at city, state, national and international conferences in the areas of DBT, trauma informed care, trauma and neurobiology, pedagogy, and clinical supervision. She has several articles published in peer reviewed journals and has contributed chapters to seminal texts on her clinical work with adolescents.


9:30 – 9:45 Introductions, Orientation to online workshops. Facilitator Led, Experiential
9:45 – 10:00 History and theory of art therapy Facilitator Led
10:00 – 10:15 The expressive therapies continuum; understanding cognitive and emotional processes in art making Facilitator led/large group discussion
10:15 – 10:30 Normative development in artmaking Facilitator led, experiential
10:30– 11:00 Experiential: artmaking for the non-artist! Experiential
11:00 – 11:15 BREAK
11:15-11:30 Discussion, what was the process like? Experiential, large group discussion
11:30 – 12:00 Art engagements for the non-art therapists Facilitator led
12:00 – 12:15 Group art making experiential Small group break out rooms
12:15-12:30 Large group reflections Facilitator led
12:20-12:30 Conclusion and evaluations Participant led

After registration, you will be sent a confirmation, and a receipt of payment. A few days before the training you will receive a packet containing instructions for logging on to the Zoom session, handouts, and the requirements for your certificate and CEU’s (if applicable)

Cancellations and Refunds: Canceling your registration must be done by email ( prior to five business days from the training date. If you have paid the fee, you will receive a refund or credit (your choice). If you fail to cancel prior to five business days and have paid, you or your agency will forfeit the fee. If you fail to cancel prior to five business days from the training date and have not paid, you or your agency will be billed for the full fee.

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  • January 20, 2021 9:30 am   -   12:30 pm
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