Expressive Arts Therapy Spring Conference 2016

Jenne Newman and Carmen Richardson
April 8-9, 2016
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
member price: $275
non-member price: $300
student price: $250

APTA 2016 Spring Conference (April 8-9 2016)

REinspired: Resource-Building in Expressive Arts Therapies
Expressive Arts Therapy
Jenne Newman and Carmen Richardson

Calgary Friday and Saturday
Online Registration is now set up. Early bird rates are also available ($25 discount).

REvive, REcharge, and REignite your passion for clinical work by exploring Expressive Arts tools with an emphasis on resource-building in therapy.
What is resource-building? A resource can be an internal quality or external person, place, or thing that brings us feelings of comfort and connection. By learning about and
intentionally using resources in a therapeutic setting, clients can increase emotional regulation skills, build inner stability, and become more grounded and present in their day-to-day life.
During this two-day workshop, we’ll engage in experiential discovery and focus on resource-building as the foundation of our therapeutic work. Learn how to identify, develop, and engage clients so they can effectively use their resources to create safety and stability in therapy.
We’ll introduce tools for building internal and external resources including learning how to connect to the client’s own knowing, engaging body wisdom, and encouraging imagination and bravery—all resources for healing, growth, and resiliency.  You’ll learn how to work with these resources and understand how a therapist’s resource-oriented attitude is central to this approach.
This experiential workshop will expand your knowledge of Expressive Arts and help you infuse it into your practice, both practically and ethically. As you develop your own resource-building, expect your creativity and confidence to be REignited!
Please dress comfortably, and arrive as your most playful and curious self.

About Jenne and Carmen:

Carmen Richardson MSW, RSW, RCAT, REAT, is the founder and director of Prairie Institute of Expressive Arts Therapy in Calgary, Alberta and offers training, consultation and supervision to professionals and community agencies. She brings over 25 years to her full time private practice and is a registered clinical social worker, registered art therapist and registered expressive arts therapist. Her recently published book is titled: “Expressive Arts Therapy for Traumatized Children and Adolescents: A Four-Phase Model.”  Carmen has developed her clinical background with diverse training in body-oriented therapies, including Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP), Level 1 in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Trauma, and Focusing. Carmen is a Certified Trauma Specialist and trainer with the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children.

Jenne Newman, RCAT, MA, CCC; is a Registered Art Therapist who works with children, adolescents, young adults and families. It was Jenne’s interest in Fine arts and Psychology that led to her Master’s of Creative Arts Therapy and registration as a Canadian Certified Counsellor. Jenne’s dynamic approach in supporting her clients fosters empowerment, encourages clients to take an active role in their treatment and instills hope throughout the healing process.  In working with Calgary agencies and in private practice, Jenne’s career includes supporting clients facing depression, anxiety, eating disorders, grief, domestic violence, abuse and identity development. Other trainings include EMDR and trauma work with children and youth. Jenne has fifteen years’ experience in creating and facilitating artful workshops, groups and presentations focused on using art to make meaning from our personal journeys.