$ 175.00

Art therapy is known to be one of the most effective therapies for trauma survivors because of it's ability to access directly the part of the brain where trauma images reside. This training is designed for therapists/students interested in learning about how art therapy can aid clients in accessing trauma images, utilize the art process to aid in self regulation and create a new narrative when dealing with traumatic experiences. Participants will learn the basic tenets of Trauma Informed Therapy and how art therapy interventions are utilized with trauma survivors. Particular focus on vicarious trauma and self care for the therapist will be emphasized.

Participants will be able to :
1.) Define and describe basic tenets of Trauma Informed Therapy
2.) Describe why the arts are specifically suited to helping those experiencing trauma
3.) Learn 3 different art based techniques to use when working with trauma.
4.) How art therapy is useful in working with vicarious trauma.



Sue Wallingford, MA,LPC, ATR-BC


Having worked in the mental heath field for over 25 years with various populations in a variety of settings, including people struggling with mood disorders, psychosis, grief and loss, trauma, addictions, relationship issues, self image and more, Sue brings a wealth of information about the efficacy of art with many different populations.

Sue is an Associate Professor at Naropa University and Chair of the Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling Program. She has lead three service-learning trips to Cambodia where she and other professionals and students partner with NGO’s and organizations helping to rehabilitate victims of domestic violence and the sex trafficking industry bringing art therapy training and practices to mental health clinicians.
As a practicing artist herself, Sue is continually pushing the edges with materials to not only reach new understanding of the medium and process but to also explore the psychological benefits inherent in the medium.





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