In this 3 day/3 night immersive training May 27-30, 2022 near the Yuba River in Nevada City, California, mental health providers will learn trauma-informed expressive arts therapy practices and ecopsychology-inspired tools that can be applied to their clinical work with clients. This highly experiential workshop will include cutting-edge arts activities, ritual, writing, meditation, yoga, breathwork and ample time in nature. The application of these practices to support clients through depression, anxiety, grief and other life stressors will be discussed and explored throughout the training. Participants will cultivate their connection to the natural world and to the five elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space. Various practices inspired by the five elements will be introduced that can help clients process and transform challenges, access presence, and connect to resources. A trauma-informed lens utilizing SAMSHA’s six principles of trauma-informed care including safety, trustworthiness/transparency, peer support, choice, collaboration and cultural competence will serve as a foundation for the entire training. Bottom-up vs. top-down approaches to trauma-informed work will also be highlighted and discussed as they pertain to specific arts and ecopsychology-inspired therapeutic interventions.
Participants will leave the workshop with an expanded toolkit of expressive arts and ecopsychology-based interventions and approaches to help their clients’ effectively navigate life’s challenges, enhance resiliency and connect to their aliveness.
Teachings are appropriate for health care practitioners as well as the general public. Health care practitioners will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to clients or patients.
Facilitators: Suraya Keating, MFT, REAT, RDT; Nicki Koethner, MFT; Mireya Marcet, MFT
COST: $600-$1125 including accommodations and meals. Prices vary depending on accommodations chosen. $525 for workshop only, including meals. For more information, contact Suraya at email@example.com or register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/267953374757.
INFORMATION ON CE CREDITS FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS:
- CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Academy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Spiritual Competency Academy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
- The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.
- LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.
- SCA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. RNs must retain their certificate of attendance for 4 years after the course concludes.
- For questions about enrolling in CE or receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact Suraya Keating at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For questions about CE, contact Spiritual Competency Academy at email@example.com.
**CE credit is offered for instructional time only and does not include extended yoga sessions, extended silent sitting or walking meditation, meals, etc.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: At the end of the program, participants will be able to :
1) List and describe the 6 key principles of trauma-informed care according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
2) Create and demonstrate one ecopsychology intervention that incorporates SAMHSA's trauma-informed principle of safety.
3) Create and demonstrate one ecopsychology intervention that incorporates SAMHSA's trauma-informed principle of trust.
4) Create and demonstrate one ecopsychology intervention that incorporates SAMHSA's trauma-informed principle of choice.
5) Create and demonstrate one ecopsychology intervention that incorporates SAMHSA's trauma-informed principle of collaboration.
6) Create and demonstrate one ecopsychology intervention that incorporates SAMHSA's trauma-informed principle of peer support.
7) Create and demonstrate one ecopsychology intervention that incorporates SAMHSA's trauma-informed principle of cultural competence.
8) Demonstrate two trauma-informed expressive arts therapy interventions that can assist clients coping with depression and/or anxiety.
9) Demonstrate two trauma-informed expressive arts therapy interventions that can assist clients coping with grief.
10) explain and critique the difference between bottom-up and top-down approaches to trauma treatment. 11) Demonstrate two bottom-up approaches to trauma treatment from Expressive Arts Therapy.
12) Demonstrate two top-down approaches to trauma treatment from Expressive Arts Therapy.
13) Describe one contraindication for using bottom-up tools in trauma treatment.
14) Describe one contraindication for using top-down tools in trauma treatment.
15) Analyze and discuss the appropriateness of bottom-up and top-down approaches as applied to one case study.
I have long resonated with the notion from Relational Cultural Theory that there is only one dis-ease on this planet: the dis-ease of disconnection. It is connection that so many of us need an long for: true, heartfelt connection to ourselves, to each other, and to the Earth and all beings. To me, this is one of the key power of utilizing the arts as healing, as the arts and creativity have an amazing ability to cultivate connection on all these levels. Read on to see if you may benefit from a group training on using the arts to build connection.
- Are you wanting to bring new inspiration or freshness to your work with individual clients?
- Would you like to learn simple, practical tools from the arts that enhance engagement of youth or adults and simultaneously build connection, unity and community?
- Are you feeling called to use more embodied, whole-person approaches to cultivating joy and wellness in the workplace or with the clients that you serve?
Suraya offers master trainings in Expressive Arts and Drama Therapy practices for agencies, schools and businesses who are interested in learning cutting-edge arts practices that build unity and community and promote self-expression, joy and a heightened sense of engagement. Whether you are interested in cultivating connection among team members at your agency or business, or interested in learning how the arts can help you in your work with clients in your psychotherapy practice, Suraya designs trainings to meet the needs of your group. Call or email for pricing.
"The services that you brought us was more than I ever imagined. I saw a transformation in the group, and how the Drama Therapy tools you taught us helped the group members connect to inner gifts they didn't even know they had. Thank you!" - M.P.
"Being a part of your Expressive Arts Therapy training changed my life. I never knew how much the arts could be so accessible to so many people. The way you presented things made things easy rather than intimidating." - D.G.
"The training you brought to our staff at the hospital was so refreshing. We rarely get to engage with each other in such fun and uplifting ways. We'd love to have you back!" - T. S.
Please contact Suraya for a free phone or email consultation to discuss how she can design a group training to meet the needs of your group or clientele. Phone: (510) 841-0888 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org