Certified Clinical Art Psychotherapist
This course is a twelve-two hour session total of 24 hours of CE credit. This class starts on September 6, 2020, at 3:30-5:30 PM EST. We will meet weekly for 12 weeks via Zoom. We will record every meeting, so if you miss a week, you can always catch the replay. Participants must complete all twenty-four hours to qualify for international certification.
Clinical Art Psychotherapy is a treatment modality that is deeply embedded in Psychoanalytic Theory while incorporating other Psychological Theories and the principals of Art Design and Color. It is used to facilitates catharsis of repressed traumatic memories without harm to fragile Ego Structures while preventing regression or re-traumatization.
Clinical Art Psychotherapy uses symbolic language for communication and self-disclosure that is validated by the Psychological Interpretation of color selection, placement, and juxtaposition.
Participants of this training will learn the techniques of developing an Individual Color Profile, identifying Psychopathology and Conflict Resolution while also being able to incorporate modifications of the model to accommodate working with various treatment populations including Complex Trauma, Grief Resolution, Maladaptive Behaviors, Substance Use Disorders, Family Treatment, Developmental Lags, Affective Disorders and work with the Chronically Mentally Il and Incarcerated populations.
Clinical Art Psychotherapy is adaptable for all ages and treatment populations. It can be used by medical /psychiatric providers, teachers/school counselors to identify those at risk, and as a Diagnostic Tool for early treatment and prevention of future development of pathology and violence.
- Discuss the historical roots of Clinical Art Psychotherapy and the early Psychologists who supported its expansion into use as a diagnostic tool and treatment modality.
- Develop an understanding of determining an individual’s cognitive level of functioning, perceptual distortions, psychopathology, and developmental regressions from the artwork of clients.
- Identify the correlation between subconscious metaphors disclosed in the process of artistic expression and their importance to conflict resolution.
- Explain the cultural and ethnic influences in artistic expression to prevent diagnostic misinterpretation.
- Discuss the basic artistic principles to effectively interpret and contradict which may be used diagnostically.
- Access Developmental, Psychological, and Affective Disorders through color preference.
- Interpret the use of color diagnostically.
- Administer and validate an individual color profile to later use in validating the diagnostics and treatment as well as predicting affective changes and potentially aggressive behaviors.
- Identify between potential or active PsychoPathology.
- Provided with illustrations and explanations of specific Art Therapy criteria to evaluate client art to evaluate clinical abnormalities and will also be provided with an appropriate glossary of terms for Art Therapy treatment.
- Observe from the authentic application of color, symbolism, and pathology from this population to strengthen their visual sensitivity/acuity when working with their future clients.
- Apply an authentic application of color, symbolism, and pathology from this population to strengthen their visual sensitivity/acuity when working with their future clients.
- Lectures 2
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 22 hours
- Skill level Intermediate to advanced
- Language English
- Students 1
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes