Creative Techniques in Treating Adverse Childhood Experiences



Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) are traumatic events that occur before the age of 18.  These experiences have a significant impact on lifelong physical and mental health, future victimization or perpetration, and overall well-being.  According to the Centers for Disease Control (2020), 61% of adults surveyed across 25 states reported that they had at least one adverse childhood experience.  The use of creative techniques in therapy continues to grow; and using creative techniques to treat ACES can increase clients’ overall quality of life.  This training will look more closely at ACES, and how creative techniques can be used to help clients face their ACES. 


  • Explain ACES and how they affect clients. 
  • Discuss the use of creative techniques in counseling.
  • Describe the practical creative techniques to use with clients who have suffered from ACES.
Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, LMFT, & Licensed Professional Counselors
Content level: Beginner to intermediate
2 CE hour credits approved by ASWB, NAADAC & NBCC
State Board Approval
ADACBGA # 19-12-17-1212
FCB # 5387-A
OCDP Board Sponsor # 50-29024
CE Broker Tracking # 50-29024

Course Features

  • Lectures 2
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Skill level Beginner to intermediate
  • Language English
  • Students 1
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Yes
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      Creative Techniques in Treating Adverse Childhood Experiences

Dr. Meagan Jones has worked in a teaching capacity for over 5 years, and has taught in both online and in person formats. She is currently an Adjunct professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in the online Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. She has been practicing for over 11 years, and has worked in a variety of settings from correctional counseling to intensive in-home and community mental health settings to private practice. She currently practices in a private practice setting offering both in person and online mental health services. Dr. Jones obtained her Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling from Columbia International University. She is licensed in the state of North Carolina and Virginia. Dr. Jones specializes in the areas of sexual trauma, crisis and trauma, general mental health issues, women’s issues, sexuality, and spirituality counseling. She has been teaching, writing, and presenting on trauma, sex trafficking, sexuality, sexual healing post-trauma, LGBTQ issues, supervision, and professional development for counselors for the past several years.
When she is not working she enjoys traveling, cooking, jet skiing, being outside, crafting, and enjoying time with her family.


Thursday, September 16, 2021, from 6:30-8:30 PM EST.