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
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


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.

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.

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.

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.