Clinical Training for Therapists and Spiritual Care Providers
Easy ways to bring creativity into your clinical practice: Psychotherapy and Spiritual Care
Thursday Pre-Conference Workshop
Thursday March 8, 2017
Laframboise 120, Saint Paul University
Morning 9:00 – 12:00 Darlene Kuehn MA, RP, Phd student (Expressive Arts in Therapy at Lesley University)
Easy, Accessible, Creative Interventions
The morning workshop will include a brief overview of essential elements in bringing more creativity into clinical practice. What is the theory and practice of the creative arts in the helping relationships? When can and should clinical practitioners move from talk therapy to creative therapies? Several easy, low material, ways of helping clients and patients through creative interventions will be demonstrated with an opportunity for practitioners to learn through exploring and experiencing some of these interventions in the workshop.
Lunch on your own:
Afternoon 1:00 - 3:00 Dr. Michaela Kirby Psy.D., A.T.R.-BC
Making the Invisible Visible
In this workshop, we will explore ways to use miniatures and symbols to creatively explore metaphor and increase self-awareness in therapy. As an alternative to using a sand tray, you will learn how similar processes can be done on felt to derive therapeutic benefits with simple supplies.