Art IN Therapy:  The Use of Art in Treatment For the Non-Art Therapist


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

9:30 to 12:30

July 19, 2022

A live interactive training using the Zoom Pro platform

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, many other clinicians utilize art media and processes in their clinical work.  This training offers participants an overview of 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. Brief artmaking experientials using household materials will help participants understand the importance of content, process, and maintenance of scope of practice towards positive client outcomes.

Training Objectives:

·    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
·   Engage in therapeutic art activities to underscore the understanding of the cognitive and
emotional processes activated
·   Define barriers and facilitators for the responsible use of therapeutic art making
·   Identify and practice at least 4 art processes that the non-art therapist can use in their practice.



9:30 – 9:50    Introductions, History and theory of art therapy
9:50 – 10:15    Art experiential and debrief
10:15 – 10:35    The expressive therapies continuum; understanding cognitive and emotional processes in art making
10:35 – 10:50    Normative development in artmaking
10:50-11:05    BREAK
11:05 – 11:25    Art experiential and debrief
11:25 – 11:55    Best practices for art engagements for the non-art therapists
11:55 -12:15    Art experiential and debrief
12:15 – 12:25    Large group reflections
12:25-12:30     Conclusion and evaluations


CEU Hours: 

This event is co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research (GSSWSR) for a maximum of 3 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 Speakers:

Denise R. Wolf, MA, ATR-BC, ATCS, LPC is owner and practitioner therapist of Mangata Services as well as adjunct faculty at Drexel and Villanova Universities. Denise is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Art Therapist, as well as a Registered, Board Certified and an Art Therapy Certified Supervisor through the Art Therapy Credentials Board. Denise received her DBT training from the University of Washington and has opportunity to learn directly from DBT founder Marsha Linehan. For over 20 years, Denise has been practicing as a therapist treating people 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.

Procedure: 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. Thank you.

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  • July 19, 2022 9:30 am   -   12:30 pm
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