Category Archives: Past Workshops

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.

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.

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.

Reducing Stress! Free Workshop, Mon, June, 22, 2015, 12:00-1:30 PM Cleveland Park Library

Reducing Stress! Free Workshop, Mon, June, 22, 2015, 12:00-1:30 PM Cleveland Park Library

Reducing Stress: How to Feel Happier and Increase Well-Being
Reduce your stress and feel more peace in 2015! 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. Free and open to the public.

Who: Rebecca Wilkinson, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT of Creative Wellbeing Workshops
What: Lecture Reducing Stress: How to Feel Happier and Increase Well-Being
Where: Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20007
When: Monday, June 22, 2015,12:00-1:30 PM
Registration: Contact: Rebecca@CreativeWellbeingWorkshops.com, call 202 352 5225, or just show up!
Cost: Free and open to the public

Reducing Stress: How to Feel Happier and Increase Well-Being, Tucson, Sat, April 25, 2015, 10-11:30 am

Reducing Stress: How to Feel Happier and Increase Well-Being
Reduce your stress and feel more peace in 2015! 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. Free and open to the public.

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: Saturday, April 25, 2015, 10:00-11:30 AM
Registration: Contact: Rebecca@CreativeWellbeingWorkshops.com, call 520 282 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.

Reducing Stress: How to Feel Happier and Increase Well-Being, Tucson, Main Library, Sat., March 28, 2015 10-11:30 am

Reducing Stress: How to Feel Happier and Increase Well-Being
Reduce your stress and feel more peace in 2015! 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. Free and open to the public.

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: Saturday, March 28, 2015, 10:00-11:30 AM
Registration: Contact: Rebecca@CreativeWellbeingWorkshops.com, call 520 282 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.

Reducing Stress: Free Workshop, Sat, April 11, 2015, 1-2:30 pm, Cleveland Park Library, Wash, DC

Reducing Stress: How to Feel Happier and Increase Well-Being
Reduce your stress and feel more peace in 2015! 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. Free and open to the public.

Who: Rebecca Wilkinson, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT of Creative Wellbeing Workshops
What: Lecture Reducing Stress: How to Feel Happier and Increase Well-Being
Where: Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, DC, 20008
When: Saturday, April 11, 2015 1:00-2:30 PM
Registration: Contact:Rebecca@CreativeWellbeingWorkshops.com, call 202 352 5225, or just show up!
Cost: Free and open to the public

Rebecca Wilkinson, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT is 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 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. She is founder of Creative Wellbeing Workshops which provides training and consultation on preventing burnout and improving personal and professional wellbeing. She also provides specialized wellness, mindfulness, and arts-based counseling at Miraval Resorts in Tucson Arizona for 2 weeks out of the month.