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Creative Interventions for Mental Health Professionals: Open Art Studio

Enjoy this 6 CEU course!

You will have 60 days to complete this course.

Open Studio Project began in 1991 with, as most things at OSP, an intention: to make art and to be of service. Three Chicago area art therapists — Dayna Block, Deborah Gadiel, and Pat Allen — began this endeavor after many years of experience in clinical settings. These therapists realized that to be truly effective in teaching clients to use art-making for personal transformation, they themselves would need to engage in and model their own creative process alongside their clients — putting both participant and therapist on the same level. Over the next 9 years, a unique art and writing process, now known as the Open Studio Process, was developed and refined in an art studio in Chicago.

Participants will explore the Open Art Studio process.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the role of the art therapist as part of the Open Art Studio.
  2. Appreciate ethical issues and responsibilities of the art therapist within the Open Art Studio.
  3. Identify and define the various Open Art Studio structure and stages.
  4. Become familiar with and use various art mediums.
  5. Develop an appreciation for the role of and need for an Open Art Studio therapeutic experience for participants.


Course Completion. You will have 60 days for this 6 CEU hour course from the date of registration to complete it. No extensions will be made for the completion of this course!

Disclaimer. Anyone is welcome to take this course for information and inspiration! We reserve the right to determine eligibility for online registration courses. In order to receive continuing education units, upon request, professionals must show evidence of identity and mental health or creative arts therapy credentials and/or certification/registration from a nationally recognized certification/registration agency. For our online REAT track students, you may be asked show evidence of enrollment in a master's level or higher or equivalent course of study before beginning courses. To learn more about continuing education, please visit our Continuing Education page.

Scope of Practice. Materials that are included in these online courses may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.

Refund Policy. Due to the nature of our online learning system, and proprietary information shared with students upon entering our Learning Portal, we do not issue refunds for our online learning programs/courses.