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Workshops for Counselors

May 22, 2020  

The Use of Art and the Importance of Creative Expression in Therapy

(Online Course)

Chelsea Harris

Chelsea is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board-Certified Registered Art Therapist. She  has experience helping individuals with anxiety, low self-esteem, grief, struggles with transitions, and friendship struggles. Chelsea previously was the Coordinator of the preschool program at Early Emory, the Emory Autism Center’s lab school. There, Chelsea developed an art-based program called Social and Adaptive Learning through Visual Expression (SALVE) for adults on the autism spectrum. Chelsea has conducted a number of research studies exploring art therapy as a treatment intervention for ASD. Chelsea provides individual and group therapy services to children, adolescents, adults, and families. These services focus on assessment, emotional recognition, coping skills, anxiety, empowerment, behavioral techniques, parental support, and stress management. 


Presented by: Chelsea Harris, LPC, ATR-BC

Educational Objectives:​

  • Differentiate appropriate interventions for various treatment goals including anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, anger management, social skills, self-esteem, etc.

  • Understand the scope of art-based practice with different clientele and diagnoses.

  • Recognize the role and importance of the art materials in therapy sessions. For example, understanding the use of fluid versus restrictive materials.

  • Recognize the use of drawing-based assessments to track progress.

  • Learn how the arts can support treatment modalities, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

LPCs/LAPC’s: 6 CORE contact hours of continuing education have been approved by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA CE Approval #8836-20W) 

This workshop is led by a Board-Certified Registered Art Therapist and will provide an overview of how to use art in therapy when working with children and adolescents. It will teach participants various aspects of using art in therapy, such as how to choose which art materials to use for specific clients and how to use art to support treatment modalities, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In addition, it will teach participants how to use drawing-based assessments to track client progress. We will be live-streaming this workshop due to COVID-19.

Cost: $135

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