Certified Clinical Art Psychotherapy

Clinical Art Psychotherapy is a treatment modality that is extremely therapeutic allowing for repressed trauma to surface through visual imagery and color without the sanctions of the Super-Ego  preventing harm to a fragile Ego Structure that could cause further regression or re-traumatization. .

Although Clinical Art Psychotherapy is deeply enmeshed in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy  and incorporates Developmental Psychology, Behavioral Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Psychology of Color and the Bio-neurological effects of Color  Interpretation as well as other theorists.

Clinical Art Psychotherapy is a symbolic language used by clients  for treatment.

There are NO Clinical Issues that Clinical Art Psychotherapy cannot be used with given slight modifications to the mediums/supplies use which is decided upon specific client levels of tolerance/anxiety.

Clinical Art Psychotherapy can be used with   Complex Trauma, Repressed and Subconscious conflict,  Suicide/Homicide Ideation and Gestures, Grief Resolution, Maladaptive Behaviors, Psycho-Pathology,  Substance Use Disorders and Family Treatment, Developmental Lags, Adjustment and Affective Disorders as well as being used for Clinical  Treatment.

Using  Clinical Art Psychotherapy requires a set of specific knowledge and skills that can be easily learned and applied  including Pathological Indicators, Developmental Indicators, Cultural, Social, Religious Influences, The Interpretation of  Pictorial Symbolism and the Psychological/Bio-Neurological Influence of Color. You will also be introduced to the Principals of Line and Design and other Creative Arts Theory as it applies to Art Psychotherapy.

Participants will learn the technique in developing an Individual Color Profile that is used to confirm the accuracy of pictorial symbols provided by clients. This is especially useful for client who refuse to draw figures/symbols and will only use color abstractly.

Clinical Art Psychotherapy, is adaptable for ALL ages and disabilities whether with young children, adolescents or adults with No prior art skills.   It can be used for Behavior Modification while at the same time providing Cognitive Restructuring and can be used for Suicide Ideation Identification and Prevention , including  Chronic Trauma Resolution. It can also be considered by School Counselors to assess At-Risk Students through their art work in class and become a tremendous preventative instrument in early Diagnostic Evaluation and early treatment and prevention  for future development of pathology and violence.

This training is scheduled on

September 6th @ 3: 30 PM EST

Session # 1:

1st Hr.    Historical Overview and Theoretical foundation of Clinical Art Psychotherapy.

2nd.Hr.  Review of primary psychological theories utilized in interpretation of executed  client works of art in relation to Developmental, Cognitive, Perceptional and Personality Development.

September 13th  @ 3:30 PM EST

Session # 2:

1st. Hr.   Comprehensive review of the psychological theories of :  S. Frued,  C.G. Jung, J.Campbell, A.Adler,  E.Erikson,  a.Maslow,  E.Fromm, V.Frankel.

2ndHr.   Comprehensive review of the clinical glossary of terms used in Clinical Art Psychotherapy.

September 20th @ 3:30 PM EST.

Session # 3:

1st. Hr.   Influence of Perception upon Cognition in Clinical Art Psychotherapy.

2nd Hr.   Understanding Developmental, Personality and Cognitive Symbolism manifested in Artistic Expression.

September 27th @ 3:30 PM EST.

Session # 4:

1st Hr.   Significance of Mythology, Dream Interpretation and Arch-types manifested in Artistic Expression.

2nd. Hr,   Identifying Significant Cultural and Ethnic Diversities in the interpretation of manifested Artistic Expression.

October 4th  @ 3:30 PM EST.

Session # 5:

1st Hr.    Psychological Interpretation of Color.

2nd Hr.   Understanding the Neurological reactions of color in Adults and Children.

October 11th @ 3:30 PM EST.

Session # 6:

1st Hr.    Developing individual color profiles.

2nd Hr.    Experiential exercises with participants supporting the use of individual color profiles.

October 18th @ 3:30 PM EST.

Session # 7:

1st Hr.    Identifying indicators / symbolisms of Psychopathology in manifested Artistic Expressions.

2NDHr.   Identifying indicators/symbols of Incest, sexual assault or early symptoms of pathology.

September 25th @ 3:30 PM EST.

Session # 8:

1st Hr.   Reviewing Artistic Expression Illustrations from DSM-5 Cluster A- clients.

2nd Hr.   Reviewing Artistic Expression Illustrations from DSM-5 Cluster B-clients.

November 1st @ 3:30 PM EST.

Session # 9:

1st Hr.   Reviewing Artistic Expression Illustrations from clients of Domestic Violence, Depression,  Survivors of Incest/Rape,  Trauma, PTSD,  Personality Disorders.

2nd Hr.   Reviewing Artistic Expression Illustrations from Family Therapy Sessions,

Cognitive –Behavioral treatment, Anger Management and Incarcerated clients.

November 8th @ 3:30 PM EST.

Session # 10:

1st Hr.   The selection of various art materials therapeutically beneficial for client treatment.

2ndHr.   Exercises for clients reluctant to participate in symbolic Artistic Expression.

November 15th @ 3:30 PM EST.

Session # 11:

1st Hr.   Developing Individual treatment plans using Clinical Art Psychotherapy.

2nd Hr.   Developing Individual progress scale for objective goal setting.

November 22nd @ 3:30 PM EST.

Session # 12:

1stHr.   Participants will be provided with Clinical Art Psychotherapy worksheets, exercises.

2nd Hr.   Participants will review additional ARTISTIC case studies, open for INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION.


Dates may be subject to change.