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Positive Ethics and Cultural Competence, 6 CEC’s, October 14, 2017, 8a-5p, Tuc, AZ

Positive Ethics and Cultural Competence October 14, 2017 8 am-5 pm

Enjoy a creative, rejuvenating and inspiring day of art, writing, and re-connecting to the passion that brings us to our work.  This one-day workshop is provided by Creative Wellbeing Workshops, LLC to benefit the Arizona Art Therapy Association (AzATA)

WHEN: October 14, 2017, 8:00am – 5:00pm
WHERE: Community Partners Conference Center, 2502 N Dodge Rd, Palo Brea Rm. Tucson, Arizona 85716
PRESENTED BY: Creative Wellbeing Workshops, Rebecca Wilkinson MA ATR-BC LCPAT
FOR WHO: Master Level Mental Health Professionals (Art therapists, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage Family Therapists, and Substance Abuse Counselors) and students.
CEC’S: 6 Clock hours: 3 ethics & 3 cultural competency. Provided by Creative Wellbeing Workshops
To Register: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
COST:
Early Bird before August 16, 2017
AzATA Member $90
Non-Member $120
Student Non-Member $30
Student Non-Member $40
After August 16, 2017
AzATA Member $120
Non-Member $140
Student Member $35
Student Non-Member $45

 

Content:
Ethics trainings are often experienced as boring, full of legal jargon and overly simplistic in providing guidelines for managing the complexities of real life therapeutic relationships. How can we go beyond meeting minimal standards and move towards the ideals that bring us to the helping professions?
The morning portion of the training will explore “positive ethics,” an approach developed by Handelsman, Gottlieb, and Knapp, which empowers us as the therapists to move beyond just avoiding ethical violations to focusing more on identifying the strengths, values and ideals that inspired us to become therapists. The afternoon portion examines how our personal and cultural values interweave with the regulations and principles that govern professional ethical standards.

POSITIVE ETHICS OBJECTIVES
You will be able to:

  • Describe 3 philosophical approaches to ethics.
  • Define “Positive Ethics”
  • Outline 5 strengths and 10 values you bring to your work.

POSITIVE CULTURAL COMPETENCY OBJECTIVES
You will be able to:

  • Define the Acculturation Model of ethics.
  • Outline 3 strategies for developing personal, professional, and global awareness.
  • Identify ways that you can incorporate personal, professional, and global awareness for increasing ethical acuity.

PRESENTER:Rebecca Wilkinson MA ATR-BC LCPAT is a therapist with over 25 years of clinical experience, specializing in Art Therapy. Through extensive practice with individuals struggling with severe mental and physical illness she has developed an appreciation for the power of the human spirit to prevail even in the darkest moments. Rebecca has more recently broadened her scope to work with people who, although they may not identify a desire or a need to seek professional counseling, also want to feel better, more engaged and energized, more connected to others and themselves, and more empowered in their personal and professional lives. Rebecca is an experienced workshop facilitator presenting on a variety of wellness topics in mental health, corporate, and government agencies.

Background: Rebecca Wilkinson is co-founder of Creative Wellbeing Workshops, which provides consultation and training on stress management, burnout prevention, and wellbeing for individuals and organizations. Rebecca conducts continuing education for mental health professionals in Ethics, Compassion Fatigue and Compassion Satisfaction, Art Therapy and Positive Psychology, and Art Therapy in Inpatient Psychiatric Settings. She teaches at the George Washington University Graduate Art Therapy Program and serves as a wellness counselor and an art therapy specialist with Miraval Resorts in Arizona.

Creative Wellbeing Workshops (CWW) provides consultation and training on stress management, burnout prevention, and wellbeing. CWW combines creativity and art with positive psychology, ”the science of wellbeing” , to help individuals, teams, organizations, and communities cope better with stress and adversity, manage and prevent burnout, and improve the quality of their personal and professional lives.

Creative Wellbeing Workshops, LLC. Creative Wellbeing Workshops is approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (#6566). Creative Wellbeing Workshops is solely responsible for all aspects of those programs.

ABOUT ARIZONA ART THERAPY ASSOCIATION, (AzATA), a 501c3 organization
Mission Statement: To educate and advocate for the Art Therapy profession
Vision Statement:To be an active community resource by strengthening public awareness and advocating for Art Therapy in Arizona.
Accomplishments: Highlights of 2017
Successfully promoted and advocated for the passage of SB 1434, for title protection and hiring standards of art therapy professionals in Arizona.
Initiated an ongoing social action project, Pillars of Strength, a traveling interactive art project which honors the contributions of military families.
Fostered Community Connections with mental health providers through educational presentations and workshop. AzATA continues its mission with the focus of providing relevant professional information regarding the new Arizona art therapy regulation of the SB1434, title protection and addressing the professional aspects of education, certification, supervision and continuing education.

 

Positive Psychology Through Art Therapy, Narrative & Psychodrama Techniques, Sat, Apr 2, 2016 Phx, AZ, 1:30-3:00 pm

Positive Psychology Through Art Therapy, Narrative & Psychodrama Techniques

Saturday, April 2, 2016 1:30-3:00 pm

74TH Annual Group Psychotherapy & Psychodrama Conference American Society of Group Psychotherapy & Psychodrama

Psychodrama and Group Work:Desert Oasis – Healing the Spirit Within

Sheraton Crescent

2620 W Dunlap Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021
(602) 943-8200
Phoenix, AZ
March 31-April 3, 2016

The science of wellbeing explores the benefits that positive emotions, engagement and meaning have on health and wellbeing. We will use art therapy, narrative and psychodrama techniques to identify how positive psychology and the expressive therapies can improve and optimize functioning in lives of our clients, ourselves, and our communities.

(1)  Participants will learn 5 key areas in which the expressive therapies can contribute to promoting emotional, psychological, and social well-being;

(2)  Participants will learn 5 positive psychology interventions which can optimize daily functioning

Rebecca Wilkinson, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT, Creative Wellbeing Workshops, LLC, Miraval Resorts and Spa; Gioia Chilton, PhD, ATR-BC, Creative Wellbeing Workshops, LLC, Sagebrush Treatment Facility

To Register: Please go to the ASGPP website www.asgpp.org or https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/asgpp74thannual

Art Therapy in Strengths-Based Drug and Alcohol Treatment, Sagebrush, VA, Saturday, Nov 8, 2015 2-4 pm

Art Therapy in a holistic, strengths-based drug and alcohol treatment center
When:  Sunday, November 8, 2015  2pm- 4pm
Where:  Sagebrush, 7921 Jones Branch Drive, St 400 McLean, VA 22102
Presenter: Gioia Chilton, PhD, ATR-BC

Sagebrush Welcomes the Potomac Art Therapy Association!
This event is free and everyone is welcome! Art supplies provided! 1.5 CE hours provided by PATA will be awarded for attendees. Certificates will be provided at the event

Come learn about the use of art therapy in a holistic, strengths-based drug and alcohol treatment center. Sagebrush Treatment Center creates a space for healing that provides authentic and fundamental changes in our clients through deeper, more comprehensive treatment which includes art therapy, psychotherapy, group therapy, expressive and creative arts therapy, mediation, yoga, nutrition, physical fitness and outdoor challenge course experiences. Learn how art therapy is utilized in this trauma-informed innovative program to help clients express emotions, uncover blockages to growth, and access inner strengths.
The event also includes Q & A, Art making and exchange.

Art Therapy & Creative Self Care Workshop, Phx, AZ, Sunday, Dec 6, 2015 2-5 pm

Art Therapy & Creative Self Care Workshop
WHERE: 1014 N 2nd Street Phoenix, AZ 85004
WHEN: Sunday, December 6at 2:00pm – 5:00pm
CEUS: 3 Clock Hours NBCC Approved through an NBCC provider, Creative Wellbeing
JOIN US! Master Level Mental Health Professionals (Art Therapists, Counselors,, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers and Substance Abuse Counselors) and students.

PRESENTER: Lanie Smith MA ATR owner of Integrative Art Therapy, is a Registered Art Therapist with 7+ years of clinical experience working with a wide range of populations both nationally and internationally. Early in her career she was able to publish research to support the efficacy of Art Therapy while working with the National Institute of Health. She now specializes in individual and group services with adults to address mental and behavioral health issues throughout the greater Phoenix area. Lanie’s true passion combines art and nature to promote self-care among women and helping professionals for the treatment and prevention of vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout.

YOU WILL WALK AWAY WITH

  • Overview of Art Therapy’s foundational framework known as the Expressive Therapies Continuum along with the risks and benefits of practicing Art Therapy
  • Introduction and experiential in the healing properties of Environmental Art Therapy for increased awareness of the relationship between natural and man-made environments
  • Hands on experience of the creative process for self-care for prevention of burnout/compassion fatigue
  • Workshop also includes opportunities for self-reflection and group discussion/sharing

SUPPORTIVE PRESENTERS:
Rebecca Wilkinson MA ATR-BC LCPAT A therapist with over 20 years of clinical experience, specializing in Art Therapy. Through extensive practice with individuals struggling with severe illness she has developed an appreciation for the power of the human spirit to prevail even in the darkest moments. Rebecca has more recently broadened her scope to work with people who, although they may not identify a desire or a need to seek professional counseling, also want to feel better, more engaged and energized, more connected to others and them¬selves, and more empowered in their personal and professional lives. Rebecca is an experienced workshop facilitator for corporations and government agencies presenting on a variety of wellness topics and is the founder of Creative Wellbeing Workshops in Washington, D.C. and Tucson.

Sally Markley MA ATR A licensed psychotherapist and a registered art therapist specializing in couples, family’s and individuals. Her specialty is relationships and trauma recovery. Her counseling services foster a supportive process to further growth and development. Enabling you to experience a greater sense of awareness, a stronger sense of self-esteem and to develop more tools for coping. She has been working with adults, children and families for over fifteen years. Sally has a long standing history working in Tucson for children adults and families and, currently has a strong private practice designed to meet your individual or family needs.

SPONSORED BY: Creative Wellbeing Workshops is a National Board for Certified Counselors Approved Continuing Education Provider (#6566). Creative Wellbeing Workshops may award NBCC approved clock hours for events or programs that meet NBCC requirements. Creative Wellbeing Workshops maintains responsibility for the content of this event.

REFUND POLICY: Full price Refund available up to the day of November 2nd Half price available up to the day of November 16th

Hosted by Prescott College For the Liberal Arts and Social Justice Bronze Sponsorship

SUPPORTED BY: PSA ART AWAKENINGS Empowerment and Recovery through Creativity

Creative Wellbeing Workshops, LLC has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (#6566). Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Creative Wellbeing Workshops is solely responsible for all aspects of those programs.

Positive art therapy: New directions in positive psychology, Fri, June 5, 2015, 6-7:30 pm, Wayne State, Detroit, MI, Extended workshops June 6 and 7

Positive Art Therapy: New Directions in Positive Psychology and Art Therapy Practice and Research
June 5th, 2015, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Extended Class and workshops, Sat and Sun, June 6 and 7, 2015
Wayne State, Detroit, MI,
146 DeRoy Auditorium
The lecture is offered free of charge.

Gioia Chilton, PhD, ATRHBC is a Provost Fellow and a graduate of Drexel University’s Creative Arts Therapies Ph.D. Program. Her dissertation, An Arts’Based Study of the Dynamics of Expressing Positive Emotions within the Intersubjective Art Making Process, was awarded the E. Paul Torrance Research Award for demonstrating rigor and excellence in the study’s design and findings. As an adjunct faculty member, Gioia has taught at Mount Mary University, the George Washington University, and Marymount University. Gioia is interested in mixed media and altered art, and has worked with children, adolescents and adults with mental health needs as a registered and board certified art therapist for 20 years. In 2010, she cofounded Creative Wellbeing Workshops, LLC, where she provides continuing education trainings on happiness strategies (www.creativewwellbeingworkshops.com). Dr. Chilton has also authored numerous articles, most recently coauthoring a chapter on artsbased research for the Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research.

Positive Art Therapy: New Directions in Positive Psychology and Art Therapy Practice and Research
June 5th, 2015, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Extended Class and workshops, Sat and Sun, June 6 and 7, 2015
Wayne State, Detroit, MI,
146 DeRoy Auditorium
The lecture is offered free of charge.
For more information or to RSVP for any of these events, please contact ArtEd_ArtTherapy@wayne.edu or (313) 577-5469.
For more information or to RSVP for any of these events, please contact ArtEd_ArtTherapy@wayne.edu or (313) 577-5469.

Gioia Chilton, PhD, ATRHBC is a Provost Fellow and a graduate of Drexel University’s Creative Arts Therapies Ph.D. Program. Her dissertation, An Arts’Based Study of the Dynamics of Expressing Positive Emotions within the Intersubjective Art Making Process, was awarded the E. Paul Torrance Research Award for demonstrating rigor and excellence in the study’s design and findings. As an adjunct faculty member, Gioia has taught at Mount Mary University, the George Washington University, and Marymount University. Gioia is interested in mixed media and altered art, and has worked with children, adolescents and adults with mental health needs as a registered and board certified art therapist for 20 years. In 2010, she cofounded Creative Wellbeing Workshops, LLC, where she provides continuing education trainings on happiness strategies (www.creativewwellbeingworkshops.com). Dr. Chilton has also authored numerous articles, most recently coauthoring a chapter on artsbased research for the Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research.

A reception will follow.

Gioia Chilton will also be teaching an extended class on Saturday, June 6th & Sunday, June 7th, which will be open to current art therapy students and alumni. This class will focus on discovering and capitalizing on character strengths and the importance of positive emotions in using creative techniques. Additionally, 1.2 CEUs or 3 – 13 SCECHs will be available to participating alumni. For more information or to RSVP for any of these events, please contact ArtEd_ArtTherapy@wayne.edu or (313) 577-5469.
A reception will follow.

Mandalas for Managing Stress and Increasing Wellbeing Smith Center, DC, Sat, Sept 12, 2015, 10 am-3 pm

Mandalas for Managing Stress and Increasing Wellbeing
Smith Center, DC, Sat, September 12, 2015, 10 am-3 pm
Rebecca Wilkinson, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT and Gioia Chilton, PhD, ATR-BC
Saturday, September 12, 2015, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
To Register: call 202 483 8600
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Mandalas for Managing Stress and Increasing Wellbeing

The Mandala serves to move us towards psychological growth,
expressing the idea of a safe refuge, inner reconciliation and wholeness.
Carl G. Jung, Mandala Symbolism

Mandalas, a Sanskrit word meaning for “containers of essence”, can serve as vessels into which we project our psyche and a visual reflection of our experience. It is then returned to us as a way of restoration. Mandalas can also be a means to set and focus an intention—in this case our focus will be on managing stress. We will outline elements of stress and explore what it means not only to reduce stress but to increase wellbeing for ourselves and others. Let’s reduce our stress and feel more joy, peace, energy, clarity and motivation!

This workshop is designed for all ranges of artistic experience–you need not consider yourself an artist to attend. All materials will be provided.

Snacks will also be provided. Bring a box lunch or lunch can also be gotten from healthy, reasonably priced restaurants in the neighborhood.

Objective 1) Attendees will be able to identify 3-5 signs of stress and 3-5 indicators of wellbeing.
Objectives 2) Attendees will be able to 3-5 strategies for reducing stress and increasing wellbeing.
Objectives 3) Attendees will be able to list 3 therapeutic benefits around using mandalas in art therapy as a stress reduction tool.

Suggested Donation $45
($55 with Continuing Education Credits* for mental health practioners) To register or for more information contact Smith Center by calling 202-483-8600 by visiting www.smithcenter.org or emailing heal@smithcenter.org
1632 U Street NW, Washington DC 20009
Metro accessible, Red & Green Lines

Smith Center programs are open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.

For mental health professionals
Creative Wellbeing Workshops is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (#6656) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events and programs that meet NBCC requirements. Creative Wellbeing Workshops is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

The Best of Ourselves, Genentech Company, Santa Cruz, CA, Wed, July 15, 2015, 3-5 pm

Genentech Company
Santa Cruz, CA
The Best of Ourselves: Developing Our Highest Strengths to Increase Wellbeing
Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 3-5 pm
This is a closed event

In this workshop, we will explore the emerging science of wellbeing and look at strategies for improving the quality our lives so that we are not just surviving but also thriving. In keeping with the theme of “Self” we will explore positive identity by examining the strengths and resources that have helped us manage the complexities of our personal and professional lives. We will identify personal roadmaps for increasing wellbeing through identifying what we value most, through identifying and activating strengths in ourselves and those around us, and through increasing positive experiences in our lives. The workshop will be heavily experiential and interactive including writing, art making, and small group and larger group exercises.

Primary Objectives
Attendees will be able to:
1) Define wellbeing and briefly latest research on wellbeing
2) Outline domains of wellbeing
3) Identify strengths and resources that have help us survive and thrive in our personal and professional lives
4) Designate concrete and personally relevant strategies for increasing wellbeing

Drawing Strengths, Child Advocacy Center of Frederick County , Fri, June 19, 2015, 9 am-12 Pm

Child Advocacy Center of Frederick County
Drawing Strengths: Identifying and Developing Our Highest Potential
Who: Child Advocacy Center of Frederick County Staff
When: June 19, 2015 9 am -12 pm
Presenters: Rebecca Wilkinson, MA, LCPAT, ATR-BC and Gioia Chilton, PhD, ATR-BC
This is a closed event

Content: In this workshop, we will explore the strengths that bring us to the helping professions and that characterize the people we work with (staff and clients). We will use the creative process to become Strengths Spotters, discovering and activating strengths in ourselves and those around us. We will engage in experiential activities which leave us with renewed enthusiasm and passion for our work. Experiential activities include art making, writing, psychodrama, and small group and larger group exercises.

Primary Objectives:
1) Stress Reductio
2) Burnout Prevention
3) Renewal and Rejuvenation
4) Team Building

Reducing Stress! Free Workshop, Thurs, July 2, 2015, 12-1:30 PM Main Library, Tucson, AZ

Reducing Stress! Free Workshop, Thurs, July 2, 2015, 12-1:30 PM Main Library, Tucson, AZ
Reducing Stress: How to Feel Happier and Increase Well-Being
Reduce your stress and feel more peace! Workshop designed for people experiencing high stress, low energy, and/or burnout. Attendees will walk away with concrete strategies for creating immediate and lasting positive changes in their personal and professional lives.

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Who: Rebecca Wilkinson, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT of Creative Wellbeing Workshops
What: Lecture Reducing Stress: How to Feel Happier and Increase Well-Being
Where: Joel Valdez Main Library, 101 North Stone Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701, Children’s Meeting Room
When: Thursday, July 2, 2015, 12:00-1:30 PM
Registration: Contact: Rebecca@CreativeWellbeingWorkshops.com, call 520 2383 4200 or just show up!
Cost: Free and open to the public

Presented by Rebecca Wilkinson, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT, a Licensed, Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist with over 20 years of clinical experience working with clients in acute distress in psychiatric hospitals and with patients struggling with life-threatening illness. She serves as a Wellness Counselor and Specialist at Miraval Resorts. She teaches at the George Washington University Graduate Art Therapy Program and is core faculty with the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts for people affected by cancer in Washington, DC. She is founder of Creative Wellbeing Workshops which provides training on preventing burnout and improving personal and professional wellbeing. She maintains a small private practice seeing clients who are looking to feel better and experience more satisfaction in their lives.

Reducing Stress! Free Workshop, Sat, June 6, 2015, 10-11:30 AM Martha Cooper Library, Tucson, AZ

Reducing Stress! Free Workshop, Sat, June 6, 2015, 10-11:30 AM Martha Cooper Library, Tucson, AZ
Reducing Stress: How to Feel Happier and Increase Well-Being
Reduce your stress and feel more peace! Workshop designed for people experiencing high stress, low energy, and/or burnout. Attendees will walk away with concrete strategies for creating immediate and lasting positive changes in their personal and professional lives.

Who: Rebecca Wilkinson, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT of Creative Wellbeing Workshops
What: Lecture Reducing Stress: How to Feel Happier and Increase Well-Being
Where: Martha Cooper Library, 1377 North Catalina Ave, Speedway and Swan
Tucson Arizona 85712
When: Saturday, June 6, 2015, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Registration: Contact: Rebecca@CreativeWellbeingWorkshops.com, call 520 2383 4200 or just show up!
Cost: Free and open to the public

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Presented by Rebecca Wilkinson, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT, a Licensed, Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist with over 20 years of clinical experience working with clients in acute distress in psychiatric hospitals and with patients struggling with life-threatening illness. She serves as a Wellness Counselor and Specialist at Miraval Resorts. She teaches at the George Washington University Graduate Art Therapy Program and is core faculty with the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts for people affected by cancer in Washington, DC. She is founder of Creative Wellbeing Workshops which provides training on preventing burnout and improving personal and professional wellbeing. She maintains a small private practice seeing clients who are looking to feel better and experience more satisfaction in their lives.