Creative Healing in Mental Health - 1 CPD Hour

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Here is a rare opportunity to witness world-famous art and drama therapists working with clients from all walks of life on their journeys to healing, including an adolescent boy with Asperger’s, families affected by cancer, an Alzheimer’s patient, and combat veterans.

Over the past fifty years, art therapy has become a recognized strategy for working successfully with diverse populations. Especially with clients who have difficulty expressing themselves verbally, art and drama therapy techniques offer exciting ways for therapists to make contact, connect, and begin a meaningful therapeutic dialogue.

See how these simple yet profound techniques support clients in uncovering unexpected parts of themselves as they process traumas, explore their fears, and tap into strengths they didn’t know they had. From puppets to pastels, sand play to scribble drawings, you will see a myriad of creative methods masterfully demonstrated and learn how to begin implementing these transformative practices immediately.

D.W. Winnicott said, “It is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self.” Most therapists can benefit from adding a little more creativity into their sessions. The good news is you don’t have to be a certified art or drama therapist to use some of these simple yet powerful techniques with your clients. This video offers an informative introduction to the “what, why, when, where, with whom, and how” of art and drama therapy, and will leave you with several options for using creative modalities to more effectively help your clients on their paths to self-discovery.

From watching this video, you will:

  • Discover art and drama therapy techniques to help clients live fuller, more creative lives.
  • Learn the essential conditions for reducing anxiety, stimulating the imagination, and helping patients feel less self-conscious during art therapy sessions.
  • Identify how to achieve assessment and treatment goals using art and drama.

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About Judith Rubin


Judith Rubin, a pioneer in the field of art therapy, is on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Society & Institute. She is a Registered, Board-Certified Art Therapist and a Licensed Psychologist. Dr. Rubin is the author of five books, including: Child Art TherapyThe Art of Art Therapy, and Art Therapy: An Introduction. She was the "Art Lady" on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood in the 1960s.

A past President and Honorary Life Member of the American Art Therapy Association, Dr. Rubin is retired from full-time clinical practice, and is devoting her energies to creating and disseminating films on the arts in therapy through a nonprofit organization, Expressive Media, Inc. Her other films include Beyond Words: Art Therapy with Older Adults(2004), We'll Show You What We're Gonna Do! (art with blind children, 1971), Children & the Arts (all of the arts with children, 1973), and The Green Creature Within (group art-drama therapy with adolescents, 1984).


About Eleanor Irwin, PhD


Eleanor Irwin, PhD, is a psychologist and drama therapist, as well as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh.


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Individual Training Pack CPD 1 hour – £34.44

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