March 27 and 28, 2020
In-person location: Russellville, AR
When therapists complete training in the 8 phase EMDR protocol, they sometimes find it challenging to integrate EMDR therapy into their current work with challenging and complex trauma clients. By the same token, clinicians with a primary focus in EMDR are often looking for ways to deliver the EMDR protocol in more developmentally sensitive ways which feel safer to the traumatized client. We will review the therapeutic power of expressive arts and identify techniques and tools that will maximize the healing of clients through integration of the two approaches.
This workshop will discuss how to strategically integrate art therapy techniques in EMDR therapy to address roadblocks when treating complex trauma. We will follow the flow of the 8 phases of EMDR, bringing the power of art, specific modalities and tools, to each phase, in particular—client engagement, ego state work, self-regulation, mentalization, trauma history, assessment and reprocessing. The workshop will offer participants an opportunity to model/practice art therapy-based protocols for gathering the client’s trauma history and developing and installing resources. Therapists will learn how to enhance kinesthetic engagement of these art therapy-based interventions and using art modalities (clay, drawing, pastels, sand, etc).
This workshop will expose participants to titration of trauma content in using EMDR with art therapy trauma narratives with some video examples and discussion of how to respect the client’s dance towards and away from the trauma content. Working with affect regulation, resistance, dissociation, and flooding will all be addressed and grounding exercises will be taught. EMDR therapists will utilize art therapy-based Fraser’s table.
Elizabeth Davis, MPA, MB, ART-BC, LCAT
I am a board certifed, state licensed art therapist with over 20 years’ experience working in the field of creative arts therapy and trauma therapy. I’ve conducted dozens of workshops and presentations that offer practical and creative approaches working in the feld of creative arts therapy and trauma therapy. I’ve conducted am a board certifed, state licensed art therapist with over 20 years’ experience to engaging and treating clients of all ages who present with complex issues. My approach integrates the modalities of Art Therapy, EMDR Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Progressive Counting, mindfulness practices and Play Therapy. I currently serve as Director of the Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute satellite in Buffalo New York. As Director of Buffalo’s satellite location, I am involved with training, consultation, outcome studies, and Intensive Trauma Therapy. I am EMDR certifed and a consultant/trainer through EMDRIA, a certifed consultant through the Trauma Learning Center, level one certifed in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, with extensive training in play therapy and sand tray as well.
Annie Monaco, LCSW-R, RPT. Annie Monaco is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist and a faculty member of the Child Trauma Institute & Trauma Institute and of University at Buffalo School of Social Work. Annie travels throughout the US and internationally providing a multitude of traumainformed trainings and agency and therapist consultation. Annie is a trainer of EMDR, Progressive Counting and STAR (Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resiliency), Attachment and Dissociation, and EMDR with children. Annie is the Chair of the EMDRIA Child Special Interest Group. Annie has extensive training in complex trauma, family therapy, and play therapy, restorative justice and over 25 years as a trauma therapist serving children, teens, families and adults. Her private practice includes a multitude of behaviors and issues including foster care, out of country adoptions, juvenile justice and dissociation.
March 27, 2020 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
March 28, 2020 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
1. Explain why integrating art experience within the AIP model and eight phases can help increase client readiness for phase 4 processing.
2. Identify how to help clients increase affect tolerance and a state of calm for processing using art materials such as clay, pastels, drawing, and sand.
3. Practice how to use art therapy materials with scripts to help client kinesthetically and visually learn psycho education about trauma and behavior change techniques.
4. Practice using art materials to enhance resource development using resource reminder script.
5. Identify how art therapy can improve the client’s mentalization skills, which are necessary for complex clients to connect with adaptive information when processing attachment wounds.
6. Practice an art-based version of Fraser’s table to learn about different parts of self.
To register for this Live workshop visit: https://www.anniemonaco.com/trainings/art-therapy-trainings