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EXPRESSIVE ARTS CERTIFICATE

NEW! 2020

EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY

 TRAINING PROGRAM  


STARTING FEB. 2020



Mask Making Seminar


Yvette Lyons, Ph.D.  & 

Carla Bittencourt, M.A.

ARE TEAMING UP!  


Yvette Lyons, Ph.D., and Carla Bittencourt, M.A. are teaming up to offer a 12 month training program in Expressive Arts Therapy.  Both Dr. Yvette & Carla have years of experience in Expressive Arts Therapy.  They have trained, therapists, company leaders and other professionals to use the arts and the creative process to enrich their lives and their careers.  Now we are teaming up to offer you a lifetime of experience in one training program.  


YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS! 

Expressive Arts Therapy is a multi-modal approach to healing, self-actualization, social healing and collaboration.  It incorporates a combination of Art, Music, Movement, Writing to help in a multitude of areas, personally, socially and globally.  In my Expressive Arts Training I also combine SandTray World Play Therapy, and MARI (Mandala Assessment Research Inventory) training.  

 

Each weekend will be a balanced combination of didactic information combined with experiential exercises designed to put into practice the information for that module. Exercises will revolve around how the arts create healing for the body, mind, emotions and Soul.  Additionally we will look at how the arts can be used with various populations in different venues. 

 

Weekends will be held in Carlsbad Calif. At the Live Your Art Studio on Saturdays and Sundays 9-5PM. We will meet one weekend per month for 12 months.

 

Weekend One: JAN 26, 2019 Creativity ~ The Brain and the Need to Create

The Foundation for the Arts and the Brain

The Creative Process

Creativity and Neuroplasticity (How art, music, creative writing, movement change the brain)

Introduction into Expressive Arts as a Multimodal Approach

Why we need to create

Expressive Arts and Community Building

 

Weekend Two: FEB 23,2019 Visual Art Therapy as a Multi-Modal Approach

Art combined with other art modalities as a healing tool

How art is incorporated into  the multimodal approach to healing when working with various groups in various venues

Color, image and form in Expressive Arts Therapy

Art and the brain and resilience

Multi-media art techniques

 

Weekend Three: MAR 23,2019 Music as a Multi-Modal Approach

Drumming for personal, social and global change

Music combined with other art modalities as a healing tool

The use of musical tools

Instrument Exploration

Music as a non-verbal language

How music works on healing trauma, somatic issues, chronic pain and more

Working with music in different venues with multi-modal techniques

 

Weekend Four: APR 27 2019 Movement as a Multi-Modal Approach

Movement combined with other art modalities as a healing tool

Theoretical approaches to movement: Gabrielle Roths 5Rhythms;

Continuum Flow ~ Emily Conrad

Authentic Movement ~ and Body Mapping

Movement, Art and Music techniques combined in working with various populations

Embodiment; breathing; centering; grounding

 

Weekend Five: MAY 18, 2019 Creative Writing and Storytelling as a Multi-Modal Approach

Storytelling as a Healing and Communication tool

Poetry, Myth, FairyTale and Expressive Arts

Archetypes & Mask Making and Expressive Arts

Mythology and the Hero's Journey

 

Weekend Six: JUN 22, 2019 Mindfulness and Spirituality and  Expressive Arts Therapy

What is Mindfulness?

How/Why of Mindfulness

How to combine Mindfulness practices with Expressive Arts

Spirituality and the Arts ~ Connecting to the Divine

 

Weekend Seven: JUL 20, 2019

Day 1: MARI Mandala Training

What is MARI

How does it work?

How to incorporate the MARI with Expressive Arts Therapy

Mandalas as a community art modality

 

Day 2:  SandTray World Play

What is Sandtray World Play; Origins & History

Being the Observer to another’s world

Being the Builder and Creator of your world

How Expressive Arts can be incorporated into Sandtray work

 

Weekend Eight: AUG 24, 2019 Expressive Art and Systemic Theory 

Family Expressive Art Therapy

Couples Expressive Arts Therapy

Organizational Expressive Arts Therapy

School Systems and Expressive Arts

Expressive Arts for Community Building and Global Healing

 

Weekend Nine: SEP 21,2019 Using Expressive Arts with Children & Adolescents

Expressive Arts As a Healing Modality Trauma & PTSD

Expressive Arts As a Teaching Modality

Expressive Arts for Social Skills Building; Communication; Self Esteem Building; Goal Setting

Expressive Arts for Team Building

 

 

Weekend Ten: OCT 19, 2019 Expressive Arts in Different Venues with Special Populations

This weekend will focus on the use of Expressive Arts in various environments such as Private Practice; Hospitals: Employee Enrichments Programs; Schools

Working with Elderly populations

Working with Corporations

Working with Special Populations

The use of Expressive Arts for community

 

Weekend Eleven: NOV 16, 2019 Expressive Arts Ethics and Safety

What is the Ethical Code of Expressive Arts Therapy 

Incorporating Safety into your work.  

Physical Safety

Emotional Safety

Confidentiality in Expressive Arts Work

Expressive Arts with Light and Shadow work

 

Weekend Twelve: DEC 14, 2019  Final Student Presentations

Module Twelve:  During this last Module, students will be asked to facilitate an Expressive Arts Exercise as their final project.  

 

Expressive Arts Therapy Manuel is included in the training

 

Supervision Meeting via GoTo Meeting; Six (6) one-hour long supervision meetings for 6 months after the training to provide a gathering where participants can:

 

Check in and Consult

Ask Questions

Share Stories and Case Studies

Get support and feedback from Group and Supervisor

 

A Private Facebook Page for only your training group will be included in this program.  This FB page will be a safe confidential place where participants can meet in-between weekends to have ongoing support and interaction.  This facebook page will be monitored by the instructor. During the month people can share their work and ask questions get feedback and collaborate. 

Expressive Arts Therapy Manuel will be included in the training

 

Supervision Meeting via GoTo Meeting; 6, one-hour long supervision meetings after the training to provide a spot where participants can:

 

Check in and Consult

Ask Questions

Share Stories and Case Studies

Get support and feedback from Group and Supervisor

 

A Private Facebook Page for only your training group will be included in this program.  This FB page will be a safe confidential place where participants can meet in-between weekends to have ongoing support and interaction.  This facebook page will be monitored by the instructor. During the month people can share their work and ask questions get feedback and collaborate.

 

Materials:

Art materials will be provided. Students will be asked to bring 1 Art Journal (no lines).

 

 

Who will you learn to use the arts to help?


You will learn how to work with:


Adults

Children & Adolescents

Creative Aging

Special Needs, i.e., PTSD, Childhood Trauma, ASD, and other clinical and Social issues

School settings

Employee Enrichment

Social & Global Issues


You will learn about how the creative process is used to help deal with:


Anxiety

Depression

Chronic Pain

Trauma and PTSD

Chronic illness and Medical Issues

Parenting & Childhood issues

Clinical work

With Special Population & Challenges

Skill Building

Transformational Healing


And also how to use the arts for:


Motivation

Relaxation

Goal Direction

Problem Solving

Communication

Enrichment

Leadership

Creative Enrichment


Who is this program for?


ANYONE who wants to used the creative process and the arts for personal healing and personal growth


ANYONE who would like to include the arts in what you do in the world.


ANYONE who would like to incorporate the Expressive Arts into their Counseling Practice


Whether you are in the Therapeutic community, the Corporate world, the Educational world, or simply want to learn to incorporate the arts into your world and the world of others.  


THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU! 



This certificate program is a 12 month course.  We will be meeting one weekend per month.   At the end of this training you will have a comprehensive understanding about how the arts are used for healing with a variety of populations in multiple settings, facilitating creative journeys in your world. 


JOIN US!    

FOR THIS ENRICHING JOURNEY! 



Yvette Lyons, Ph.D.

760-805-5556


ylyonsphd@aol.com


OR

Carla Bittencourt, M.A.

619-408-4413

calbittencourt@gmail.com



Contact me for pricing and payment options.





Expressive Arts Therapy Workshop



“Creativity is a characteristic given to all human beings at birth.”
Abraham Maslow