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Creative Interventions for Mental Health Professionals

Looking to revitalize your practice? Do you have clients who are stuck or resistant, repeating the same patterns over and over? Tired of using the same interventions, session after session?

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Sexual Harassment Training for Mental Health Professionals in Illinois

Consistent with EEOC guidelines, Center for Creative Arts Therapy's training covers not just sexual harassment, but all forms of workplace harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. We go above and beyond the bare minimum by offering a training that covers harassment based on gender identity and expression.

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Individual Expressive Arts Therapy: Part 1 of 3

There is a growing use of the expressive arts in health education, hospice work, hospitals, corporations, and in community art projects especially after catastrophic events.

Explore this multi-arts approach in which different art modalities are woven into the therapeutic process as appropriate to a person’s situation.

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CREATIVE INTERVENTIONS FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS SERIES

Creative Interventions for Mental Health Professionals

Packed with non-stop action, arts-based activities and ideas that will have you furiously taking notes as your clinical toolbox overflows with creative, effective interventions you can use immediately! What’s more, you’ll leave inspired to create even more!

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Creative Interventions for Mental Health Professionals: Dance/Movement

Discover dance as a therapeutic approach that integrates the mind, body, and spirit through verbal and nonverbal approaches. Learn how to help others and enrich lives through a fuller experience of embodiment, by employing your love for movement and dance in a therapeutic context.

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Creative Interventions for Mental Health Professionals: Drama

Explore the meeting between experimental theatre and various currents of psychology, particularly, humanistic psychology and psychotherapy. This course acquaints students with the basic concepts of Drama Therapy. It defines Drama Therapy and differentiates it from related fields, such as psychodrama and creative drama.

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Creative Interventions for Mental Health Professionals: Expressive Arts

In this dynamic, self-paced course, participants are oriented to the fundamentals of expressive arts therapy history and approach. Participants will develop an enhanced respect for how to foster client creativity in working with these concepts and their clinical intricacies.

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Creative Interventions for Mental Health Professionals: Music

Jump straight into the various models of music therapy and the different approaches that people in the profession take. As music therapy has deep historical roots, this online course goes on to discuss the contemporary frameworks and the different types of music used in order to treat various conditions.

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Creative Interventions for Mental Health Professionals: Open Art Studio

Open Studio Project's intention is to make art and to be of service. Three Chicago area art therapists — Dayna Block, Deborah Gadiel, and Pat Allen — 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. Explore the Open Art Studio process.

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Creative Interventions for Mental Health Professionals: Poetry

This course examines the interrelationships between poetry and psychology, with a focus on transformations of meaning in words and lives. Topics will include the varying functions of poetry over the life span, poets’ reflections on how and why they write, poetry as political witness and community catalyst, therapeutic uses of poetry, and the distinctive qualities of “poetic” language.

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INDIVIDUAL EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY: 3 PARTS

Introduction to Expressive Arts Therapy is a multi-arts approach in which different art modalities are woven into the therapeutic process as appropriate to a person’s situation. It is not grounded in any particular techniques or media but in the capacity of all the arts to respond to human suffering.

Individual Expressive Arts Therapy: Part 1 of 3

Chapters covered will include the following:

  1. Poiesis and post-modernism: the search for a foundation in expressive arts therapy
  2. Soul nourishment, or the intermodal language of imagination
  3. Artistic inquiry: research in expressive arts therapy
  4. Voicework as Therapy: The Artistic Use of Singing and Vocal Sound to Heal Mind and Body

This section requires the completion of a Personal Creative Project.

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Individual Expressive Arts Therapy: Part 2 of 3

Chapters covered will include the following:

  1. The Creative Connection
  2. Living Artfully
  3. Layer Upon Layer
  4. Music As Mother

This section requires the completion of a Research Paper.

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Individual Foundations of Expressive Arts Therapy: Part 3 of 3

Chapters covered will include the following:

  1. Poetry in the Oral Tradition
  2. Theater Holocaust
  3. In Exile from the Body
  4. On the Playground

A Community Project is required for the completion of this final section.

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RESEARCH & ETHICS COURSE FOR DRAMA THERAPY & EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY

Artistic Inquiry: Translational Projects

For Alternate Route trainees who have already completed a three-credit, graduate-level Ethics or Research Methods class as part of their accredited clinical master’s program, it is no longer required that they take an additional 3 credits in drama or expressive arts therapy advanced electives. Instead, those trainees will (with the guidance of their Board-Certified Trainer or Expressive Arts Therapy Supervisor) undertake a Translational Project that integrates the core theories and concepts from their original master’s study with theories and concepts specific to drama or expressive arts therapy in one (or both) of these areas and applies them to practice.

Both the Research and the Ethics translational project represent roughly one credit’s worth EACH of coursework.

It consists of three components:

  • Part 1 - an Integration portion
  • Part 2 - an application portion
  • Part 3 - a letter portion
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SEXUAL HARASSMENT TRAINING OPTIONS

Sexual Harassment Training for Mental Health Professionals in Illinois

Due to the ethical nature of our profession, the Center for Creative Arts Therapy strongly believes that training on gender identity and sexual orientation harassment is also an important aspect to Illinois' required sexual harassment training, We go above and beyond to offer you the most ethical training possible by providing an extra 1 extra hour of content, especially if you practice across state lines.

Many other states require 2 hours, not Illinois' 1 hour, of sexual harassment training. We are the first and only Illinois specific training for mental health professionals to include this ethical content.

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Sexual Harassment Training for Business Owners

As a business owner, YOU are responsible for the safety and well-being of your employees. Consistent with EEOC guidelines and court decisions, Center for Creative Arts Therapy's training covers not just sexual harassment, but all forms of workplace harassment, discrimination, retaliation, as well as harassment based on gender identity and expression.

Plus, you will gain access to our exclusive Online Sexual Harassment training as part of this package created exclusively for business owners.

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Sexual Harassment Training for Supervisors in Illinois

Supervisors are an integral part of your work force. make sure they know what sexual harassment is; options available to report allegations of sexual harassment throughout the country; supervisor responsibilities; information about retaliation, also known as “whistle blower” protections.

As well as harassment-based gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation; penalties for sexual harassment, false reports, and interfering with, obstructing, or failing to cooperate with a sexual harassment investigation so you and your business stay in compliance with the law and keep you, your business and your employees safe.

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Sexual Harassment Training: Online & Social Media

Learn all of the key details about online and social media sexual harassment. Such as information about what online sexual harassment is; the four main types of online sexual harassment; online harassment terms, how to prevent and report; what to do if you are being harassed online.

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Sexual Harassment Training for Employees in Illinois

We go above and beyond in our sexual harassment training for employees in the state of Illinois. As required by some states’ laws, such as California law AB 2053 and SB 1343, the training also addresses topics such as workplace civility, bullying, and bystander intervention. 

Your employees will learn what sexual harassment is; options available to report allegations of sexual harassment throughout the country; what to do if you are a witness/bystander of sexual harassment; information about retaliation, also known as “whistle blower” protections; penalties for sexual harassment, false reports, and interfering with, obstructing, or failing to cooperate with a sexual harassment investigation.

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