Traditional methods often fall short in addressing traumatic stress.
Watch renowned somatic and expressive arts therapy and traumatic stress experts, Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, and Amber Elizabeth Gray, PhD as they discuss how we can address these impacts with clients, and ourselves, through innovative sensory-based, somatically oriented, expressive arts approaches.
Explore the following fundamental sources of repair and recovery with an emphasis on supporting self-regulation and co-regulation to promote “as safe as can be”:
Repairing and resolving paralyzing fears, shame, loneliness, uncertainty, and disempowerment require methods that go beyond traditional talk therapy. These impacts demand that therapists address the body’s experiences through approaches that touch the senses and encourage individuals to communicate distress in non-verbal, implicit ways.
Expressive arts psychotherapy is an integrative form of trauma treatment that capitalizes on action-oriented, sensory-based and somatic approaches. In this dynamic course, participants will learn why these approaches are not only an alternative to “talk only.”
Take back to your clients the key practices of movement, sound, rhythm, image making, enactment, and play!
You will also gain a deeper understanding about how this form of intervention is essential to repair and restore self in clients suffering from complex trauma as a result of interpersonal violence, disrupted attachment, and other adverse experiences.
1. Defend expressive arts therapy as a sensory-based and somatic approach to treatment.
2. Defend expressive arts therapy as a sensory-based and somatic approach to treatment.
3. Determine the roles of self-regulation, co-regulation, exploration, and restoration in trauma treatment.
4. Evaluate for at least three traumatic stress reactions resulting from complex exposures to, and layers of, trauma in your clients.
5. Investigate the role of the expressive therapies continuum in trauma treatment.
6. Develop in treatment planning at least three somatically oriented, dance/ movement psychotherapeutic approaches to support clinician selfregulation, client co-regulation in children, adolescents and adults
7. Determine at least two ways that therapists can apply expressive work in telehealth sessions to address traumatic stress.
8. Determine the roles of self-regulation, co-regulation, exploration, and restoration in trauma treatment.
9. Evaluate for at least three traumatic stress reactions resulting from complex exposures to, and layers of, trauma in your clients.
10. Investigate the role of the expressive therapies continuum in trauma treatment.
11. Develop in treatment planning at least three somatically oriented, dance/ movement psychotherapeutic approaches to support clinician selfregulation, client co-regulation in children, adolescents and adults
12. Determine at least two ways that therapists can apply expressive work in telehealth sessions to address traumatic stress.
About the Presenters:
Cathy A. Malchiodi, PhD, ATR-BC, LPCC, LPAT, REAT,is an expressive arts therapist and art therapist who has spent over 30 years working with individuals with traumatic stress and studying how the arts support reparation, integration and recovery from trauma. She is the founder and executive director of the Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute that trains mental health and health care practitioners in medical, educational, and community settings and assists in disaster relief and humanitarian efforts throughout the world. Cathy has given more than 500 invited presentations in the US, Canada, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia and has published numerous articles, chapters, and more than 20 books, including Trauma and Expressive Arts Therapy: Brain, Body and Imagination in the Healing Process, Understanding Children’s Drawings, Handbook of Art Therapy, Creative Arts and Play Therapy for Attachment Problems, and Creative Interventions with Traumatized Children. She has received numerous awards for distinguished service, clinical contributions and lifetime achievements, including honors from the Kennedy Center and Very Special Arts in Washington, DC. A passionate advocate for the role of the arts in health, she is a contributing writer forPsychology Today Onlinewith more than 5 million readers and a visual artist and occasional ukulele and hulusi musician.
Amber Elizabeth Gray, PhD, is a long-time human rights activist and pioneer in the use of Dance Movement Therapy with survivors of trauma, particularly torture, war and human rights abuses. She is an ADTA Outstanding Achievement Award recipient; a recent nominee for The Barbara Chester Human Rights award, and featured expert on torture treatment through Tulane University’s Institute of Traumatology. Amber’s expertise is represented in many published articles, chapters, keynote addresses, professional collaborations and presentations around the world. Amber has provided clinical training on the integration of refugee mental health and torture treatment with creative arts, mindfulness, and body-based therapies to more than 30 programs worldwide. She is the originator of Polyvagal-informed Dance/Movement and Soma-Movement Therapies, developed over 20+ years of immersion in The Polyvagal Theory, and Restorative Movement Psychotherapy, a resiliency-based framework and clinical approach for somatic, mindfulness and dance/movement therapies with refugees and survivors of torture war trauma.