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Professional Development Opportunities


Professional Development Provided by EVMS & VATA

Continuing Education Sessions offered Friday, March 19
*CECs granted through NBCC and ATCB upon completion

All sessions are virtual; Participants will be emailed a link upon payment.

VATA Members: $20/ session; $60 for all three

Non-members $40/ session; $120 for all three

EVMS students are FREE

Art Therapy Students get the VATA member discount (must prove student status)

Session 1: 9:00am-11:00 am

Stressbusting: Writing Through Troubled Times

Jennifer Graham, MFA, CAPF
Participants will learn about the foundational research carried out that illustrates and theorizes how and why expressive writing can reduce stress, including the link to the benefits of writing creatively. From there, participants will learn and practice several expressive journaling techniques that, collectively, will leave them with fresh perspectives on their stressors and with next steps in navigating through them, allowing them to have clarity of thought and to feel more in control and, therefore, less stressed by the end of the session. 


Session 2: 11:30am-1:30pm
Ethics Update 2021: 
HIPAA, Telehealth, Cultural Humility, and Art Therapist Burnout

Eileen Douglas, PhD, LPC, ATR-BC

A two-hour ethics update, with special focus on proposed HIPAA changes, telehealth updates, cultural humility, and art therapist burnout. 

Session 3: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Using Movies as Metaphor in 
Poetry Therapy

Jennifer Graham, MFA, CAPF
In this introduction-styled workshop, participants will have the opportunity to experience the poetry-therapy process of Entry, Engagement, Involvement, Incorporation, and Initiative, exploring metaphor through the use of movie clips from Practical Magic as the piece of literature. 


To Register:
Are you a VATA member?
To learn more about the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB)
 or the American Art Therapy Association, click the links below

The Virginia Art Therapy Association

P.O. Box 17553

Richmond, VA 23226

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