Connection to Mental Health

Where? Toronto, Near Donlands and Danforth When? Monthly: June 24th, July 22nd, September 23rd, 2017 10am-12pm, October 28th, 2017 1pm-3pm, November 25th, 2017 10am-12pm. Visit for more information about each workshop and to register.   Make self-care and professional growth a priority by connecting with other helping professionals and making art in a supportive environment. College of Registered Psychotherapists competencies addressed: 1.4 Integrate awareness of self in relation to professional role. 3.3 Maintain self-care and level of health necessary for responsible therapy. Join me for a monthly 2-hour self-care workshop […]

When: June 24th, July 22nd, September 23rd, 2017 10am-12pm, October 28th, 2017 1pm-3pm, November 25th, 2017 10am-12pm.
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Caring for Self: A self-care workshop for therapists Nov 19 2016 10am-4pm With Petrea Hansen-Adamidis DTATI, RCAT, RP

In the helping profession it is easy to get lost in the flow of helping others at the risk of overlooking or putting our own feelings on the back burner. We may feel such a strong need to guide and sometimes rescue our clients and patients that we overlook the toll it takes on our own mental health. In this workshop we will explore the many ways that art can help us stay centered, maintain healthy boundaries, and prevent compassion fatigue. Participants will utilize mindfulness based practices and positive psychology […]

When: 2016-11-19 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: VanDuzier Art Studio 196 Beverley St. Toronto, ON.
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Painting With Your Muse: Intuitive Painting Workshop

Take an inner journey into self through intuitive painting and the expressive arts. Are ready to   deeply with your inner wise self through painting? In this one-day intuitive painting workshop you and your Muse will be guided on a journey into self exploration though process painting. Join me in the next Painting With Your Muse workshop . Discover the mindfulness practice of Intuitive Painting, and tap into your inner guidance. Limited spots available. To learn more or to register visit Location: VanDuzier Art Studio 196 Beverley St. Toronto, ON Fee: $135 […]

When: 2016-10-22 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: VanDuzier Art Studio 196 Beverley St. Toronto, ON
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OATA/CATA Conference 2016: Art Therapy and Anti-Oppressive Practice

Art Therapy & Anti-Oppressive Practice OATA/CATA Combined Conference October 14-16, 2015 Toronto, ON • Conference Brochure and List of Presentations • For information on the presentations, please see the CATA/OATA conference brochure here. Please note: Once you have registered for the conference, you cannot make any changes. For further information and assistance, • Continuing Education Credit • A certificate of attendance will be emailed to you upon verification of attendance of the conference. Further information is available from • Accommodation • Special conference rate at DoubleTree by Hilton […]

When: Start 2016-10-14 (EDT) End 2016-10-16 (EDT)
Location: Chestnut Conference Centre, 89 Chestnut Street, Toronto, Ontario
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Body-Focused Expressive Arts Therapy for Traumatized Children and Adolescents: A Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy Approach

Who Should Attend: Masters or Doctoral level, licensed or credentialed professionals in mental health, creative arts therapists, play therapists, marriage and family therapists, counsellors and social workers, guidance counsellors, early childhood educators, students enrolled in the field of creative arts therapies, mental health, psychology, counselling, social work and education. Early Registration recommended. Training is limited to 60 participants. 8:30am-4:30/5pm daily. Lunch on your own. This experiential workshop is based on the structured, fourphase Expressive Arts Therapy model of trauma treatment (EXA) for children and adolescents created by Carmen Richardson as […]

When: Start 2016-09-30 8:30 AM End 2016-10-01 5:00 PM
Location: Victoria Inn & Conference Centre, 1808 Wellington Ave., Winnipeg, MB.
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The Story Within – myth and fairy tale in therapy

A one day intermediate level training taught by Yehudit Silverman  Fees: 90 $ for professionals and 65$ for students  This training day is offered to those interested in going deeper and learning more about how to use the Story Within approach in clinical, community, or personal work.  Prerequisite – completion of the introductory course with Yehudit Silverman at Concordia University  Places are limited – register early French translation can be provided if necessary  To register, or for more information please contact Marie-Pier Malo – 

When: 2016-09-24 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: 1395, René Lévesque W., VA building, Room 212
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The Expressive Therapies Continuum (ETC): Evaluation and treatment of eating disorders and substance/ Continuum de thérapies expressives (CTE): Évaluation et traitement des troubles alimentaires et des troubles liés à l’utilisation de substances

Can you put this training to your WEB site. The Association of Art Therapists Quebec offers workshop,The Expressive Therapies Continuum (ETC): Evaluation and treatment of eating disorders and substance use disorder. This presentation will be given by Mrs. Lisa Hinz, Friday, September 23, 2016 in Montreal. The presentation is in English with simultaneous French translation. L’association des art-thérapeutes du Québec offre une formation sur le Continuum de thérapies expressives (CTE):  Évaluation et traitement des troubles alimentaires  et des troubles liés à l’utilisation de substances.Cette  présentation sera offerte par Madame Lisa Hinz,  vendredi  23 […]

When: 2016-09-23
Location: Montreal
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Art Journaling Series 4 Saturdays from 10am -12pm

In Visual Journal Journey you will be guided through new ways to explore your creative self through creative prompts and visual arts exploration using mixed media. This 4 week Visual Journal Journey Workshop is designed to help jump-start your creative reflective practice if you have let your creative practice fall by the wayside.  Even if you already  art journal, Visual Journal Journey offers new ways of approaching your art journaling. As an art therapist I have crafted art directives to help guide you to move beyond the blank journal page.  Reflective questions will be […]

When: Start 2016-09-10 End 2016-10-01
Location: 62 Seymour Ave, Toronto ON
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Three Day Training in Body-Focused Expressive Arts Therapy for Traumatized Children and Adolescents

Carmen Richardson is the Founder and Director of Prairie Institute of Expressive Arts Therapy (PIEAT). She is an Advanced Certified Trauma Practitioner and Certified Agency Trainer with the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children and brings over 28 years of clinical expertise to her private practice. Overview:  This three day training will provide participants with a comprehensive framework for treating traumatized children & teens.  This four-phase, resource-oriented model is grounded in attachment theory, the psychophysiology of trauma, CBT, and expressive arts therapy.  It is based on Carmen’s recently published book, […]

When: Start 2016-07-08 10:00 AM End 2016-07-10 5:00 AM
Location: 57 Bearspaw Summit Place, Calgary, AB
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Mindfulness Based Art Therapy: The Expressive Mind of Transformation

This summer explore the three stages of Mindful Art practice.  A regular meditation practice or contemplative art practice is the basis for MBAT. We will focus on cultivating positive social and emotional health, self-management skills, gratitude and compassion.  More than learning to focus attention and simply be, we look at the transformative power of contemplative art and awakened heart.   MBAT Level 1 explores the three stages of Mindfulness-based-art through the senses and embodied presence by connecting to Mindfulness of Body and Mindfulness of Life.  Through practices of calligraphic brush […]

When: Start 2016-06-24 End 2016-06-25
Location: Centre for Peace, 1825 West 16th Ave., Vancouver, BC
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