Category Archives: Upcoming Workshops

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 or

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.


  • 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

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.

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 or emailing
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.