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The Creative Psychotherapist

The Creative Psychotherapist

By Reina Lombardi
The Creative Psychotherapist is the official podcast of The Creative Clinician’s Corner, a practice building resource for Creative Psychotherapists. TCP podcast is the cast for creative, expressive, and experiential focused psychotherapists curious to learn how to design, build, and scale a thriving private practice. Your host interviews successful therapists about the tools and strategies they have used to develop creative focused practices. They also discuss products, services, and side hustles they've created to enhance their practices, communities and diversify their income streams.
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Encore Episode 13 44| Kate Shannon | Creative Resiliency in Your Practice
Kate Shannon, LPC, LCAT, MT-BC is the host of the Creative Therapy Umbrella podcast. She offers therapist support services, private practice services and continuing education. She has spent her career supporting children with life-limiting medical diagnoses, mental health needs, and developmental differences through music therapy, play and creative expression. Kate is passionate about incorporating play therapy skills into the music therapy space and helps other therapists learn how to support healthy social and emotional development through these skills. Kate also loves working with adults utilizing inner child work, attachment-based therapy, mindfulness and creativity. Besides creating music, she loves to knit, needle felt, read, play video games and spend time with her family.  In this episode, Kate talks about the role of creative resiliency and entrepreneurship. She shares at least 5 tips to build your own creative resiliency practice. My favorite is her practice of scheduling in 30 minutes of "boredom" time into her calendar which help her to slow down and allow the inspiration to flow. She also shares how she is working to offer CE's for music therapists through her podcast, The Creative Therapy Umbrella and the Music Therapy Podcast Collective.  Resources: Listeners can grab her FREE guide to Boost Creativity here: https://mailchi.mp/fd5064c4332e/main-newsletter  www.creativetherapyumbrella.com Insta: https://www.instagram.com/creativetherapyumbrella/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/creativetherapyumbrella/  Music Therapy Podcast Collective https://mtpodcastcollective.com/ 
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June 29, 2022
Encore Episode 12 61 | Nicole Porter Davis | The Creative Process of the Creative Arts Trauma Therapist
FEATURED GUESTS: Nicole Porter Davis, ATR-BC, LCAT is the Former Director of Child therapy following the Sandy Hook School Massacre in Newtown, Ct, now a pandemic parent of a young child she finds herself producing “You and Us” a Virtual band of children’s rock n roll.  Integrating the music as a healing arts mechanism for change. Nicole Porter established the Emerald Sketch as the first mental health response program post Newtown tragedy in 2013.  Since, she teaches globally and aids communities post horror to build sustainable creative arts trauma therapy services. She has co-authored the 1st Edition trauma response "Manual” for  The Red Pencil 2018, and is the Playwright & Solo Performer to An American Nightmare, Hudson Guild Theater, NYC Summer Theater Festival 2019. Her favored Emerald Sketch projects this pandemic include “Black Children Matter” and “Art therapy for India” for the most up to date happenings you can always access her instagram @emeraldsketchart or website emeraldsketch.com. She is also the upcoming President of the New York Art therapy Association. Porter has been here before, in our Special Series on Trauma Response, where we discuss the various sequences applied post trauma for clients enrolled in the Emerald Sketch. Now we will reflect on her latest project "You and Us" taking those phases, writing, and recording an album! Two songs have been launched! One more on the way, an entire album on Valentine’s Day! She is a true Renaissance woman… LISTEN & LEARN: How Nicole came up with the idea to translate the trauma treatment sequence into songs. The benefit of creative processing as a creative arts therapist. How the therapist's creative expression has the capacity to create a healing impact outside the therapy room. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Find Nicole at www.emeraldsketch.com on Instagram @emeraldsketchart  Listen to "Social Connection" by "You & Us" on Spotify
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June 22, 2022
Encore Episode 11 21 | Carolyn Mehlomakulu | Benefits of Blogging
I had the pleasure of speaking with Art Therapist Carolyn Mehlomakulu, LMFT-S, ATR of Creativity in Therapy. Carolyn shares how she started blogging about art therapy in 2012. The blog has helped her build her brand, fill her private practice, fill online courses and gain a publishing contract. She shares how she structures one day a week in her schedule to dedicate to plugging away at the keyboard and other creative projects. We also talk about her new book The Balanced Mind: A Mental Health Journal: Exploratory Prompts and Effective Practices. This journal has wonderful prompts with plenty of space to write, meaningful quotes, and every page is beautiful. Resources: Creativity In Therapy Blog https://creativityintherapy.com/ Carolyn's Practice https://www.therapywithcarolyn.com/ The Balanced Mind: A Mental Health Journal: Exploratory Prompts and Effective Practices by Carolyn Mehlomakulu Disclaimer: To be transparent, the links to the books mentioned in the show are Amazon affiliate links. We receive a small fee if you purchase an item using the links. We use the fees to help us grow and improve the podcast. We will never use an affiliate link to the product that don't believe in or haven't vetted ourselves. Thank you for your support.
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June 15, 2022
75. Reina Lombardi | Honoring Your Need for Time Off
FEATURED GUESTS: Reina Lombardi, ATR-BC, ATCS, LMHC-QS is a Registered Board Certified Art Therapist, Art Therapy Certified Supervisor, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor Qualified Supervisor practicing in Fort Myers, Florida. She is the owner of Florida Art Therapy Services, LLC where she and a small team of therapists provide in-person and technology facilitated individual and group art therapy and counseling services, contracted art therapy groups at various community agencies, supervision and continuing education programming for counselors and art therapists. She has contributed to several academic texts on the topics of art therapy and clinical supervision, and is a frequent presenter/speaker at local and national professional conferences. She also owns Creative Clinician’s Corner, LLC  where she provides practice building resources and consultation services for creative arts therapists with a desire to build and scale their own private practice. She is the host of The Creative Psychotherapist Podcast where she interviews successful creative therapists about the tools and strategies they used to grow their dream practices, as well as how they have hustled to create additional streams of income using their knowledge and creativity by developing products and services that enhance their therapy practices. In her spare time, she loves to play on and in the ocean with her husband and their dog, explore vast natural landscapes, and get messy in the kitchen creating complex but healthy recipes. LISTEN & LEARN: In this week's episode, Reina shares about the importance of giving yourself space from your work. She shares how she identifies the signs she needs to take a break or a pause.
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June 08, 2022
Encore Episode 10 25 | David Axler| Taking Control of Business Finances
FEATURED GUESTS: David Axler, is the VP of Strategy and Business Development at Wave Accounting. He is passionate about helping small business owners take control of their finances with improved efficiency. In today's episode he shares 3 things business owners need to know about accounting as it relates to operating profitably. He also shares what to look for in an accounting platform.                   Wave is a free intuitively designed accounting platform. Prior to upgrading to an electronic health record, I used Wave exclusively to operate my practice. I had tried a competitors product, which I spent a lot of money on, and felt defeated every time I used it. Like, to-the-point-of-tears defeated. Thinking-there-was-something-wrong-with-ME defeated! Then another art therapist introduced me to Wave. She raved about it! I immediately signed up and began using their product. It literally SAVED me HOURS and HOURS of time and frustration. I was no longer crying after reconciling my billing each week. Did I mention that it is FREE! Yes, they have some paid for services integrated if you need, but all the basic stuff is absolutely free and designed for small business. You can even add your company branding which makes sending invoices polished and professional.  RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Resources Mentioned on the Show:  David Axler's Twitter @realax   Wave www.waveapps.com  Twitter @wavehq Intstagram @wavehq
56:13
June 01, 2022
74. Reina Lombardi | Boundaries in Business
FEATURED GUESTS: Reina Lombardi, ATR-BC, ATCS, LMHC-QS is a Registered Board Certified Art Therapist, Art Therapy Certified Supervisor, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor Qualified Supervisor practicing in Fort Myers, Florida. She is the owner of Florida Art Therapy Services, LLC where she and a small team of therapists provide in-person and technology facilitated individual and group art therapy and counseling services, contracted art therapy groups at various community agencies, supervision and continuing education programming for counselors and art therapists. She has contributed to several academic texts on the topics of art therapy and clinical supervision, and is a frequent presenter/speaker at local and national professional conferences. She also owns Creative Clinician’s Corner, LLC  where she provides practice building resources and consultation services for creative arts therapists with a desire to build and scale their own private practice. She is the host of The Creative Psychotherapist Podcast where she interviews successful creative therapists about the tools and strategies they used to grow their dream practices, as well as how they have hustled to create additional streams of income using their knowledge and creativity by developing products and services that enhance their therapy practices. In her spare time, she loves to play on and in the ocean with her husband and their dog, explore vast natural landscapes, and get messy in the kitchen creating complex but healthy recipes. LISTEN & LEARN: The 10 Rights according to Terri Cole's Boundary Boss Bill of Rights. The importance of having firm yet flexible boundaries in your business. Potential impacts of not holding boundaries with yourself as it pertains to work or with particular aspects of your business. Work tasks that require clear boundaries. The importance of identifying your non-negotiable boundaries. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Terri Cole's Boundary Boss: The Essential Guide to Talk True, Be Seen, and (Finally) Live Free   Boundary Boss Bill of Rights 
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May 25, 2022
Encore Episode 9 62 | Karen Anderson-Fignon | EPICS Journey: Image Based Career Assessment
FEATURED GUESTS: FEATURED GUESTS: Karen Anderson Fignon is a licensed clinical art therapist and career coach. She created the EPICS assessment tool in 2013, and uses EPICS to help individuals find meaning and purpose in their work and daily lives. The program uses the results of the assessment with brain science to craft a short- and long-term goals, highlight interests and skills, understand why personal and professional values are important in the workplace and more. Karen presents at conferences, and facilitates professional development workshops to schools, vocational rehabilitation services and virtual group workshops. Hands on Career Development workshop for ALL learners and ages. Use Promo Code: TCP&EPICS to get started.  LISTEN & LEARN:  The 6 themes of the Holland Codes as they pertain to personality and career choice. How Karen designed the EPICS linking the 6 Holland Codes. How copyright impacted her ability to use her original collage images for the assessment resulting in the creation and testing of new digital imagery. How the Image Based Assessment can be used to aid in customized employment for individuals with Special Needs. How the card system can be used to gain clarity on occupational needs and desires over time. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: www.EPICScareer.com www.yourEPICSjourney.com  Listeners get a discounted access using the PROMO code: TCP&Epics Register Here for the EPICS Career Assessment: https://floridaarttherapyservices.com/epics-career-assessment/
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May 18, 2022
73. Reina Lombardi | Ten Books to Uplevel Your Money Mindset
FEATURED GUESTS: Reina Lombardi, ATR-BC, ATCS, LMHC-QS is a Registered Board Certified Art Therapist, Art Therapy Certified Supervisor, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor Qualified Supervisor practicing in Fort Myers, Florida. She is the owner of Florida Art Therapy Services, LLC where she and a small team of therapists provide in-person and technology facilitated individual and group art therapy and counseling services, contracted art therapy groups at various community agencies, supervision and continuing education programming for counselors and art therapists. She has contributed to several academic texts on the topics of art therapy and clinical supervision, and is a frequent presenter/speaker at local and national professional conferences. She also owns Creative Clinician’s Corner, LLC  where she provides practice building resources and consultation services for creative arts therapists with a desire to build and scale their own private practice. She is the host of The Creative Psychotherapist Podcast where she interviews successful creative therapists about the tools and strategies they used to grow their dream practices, as well as how they have hustled to create additional streams of income using their knowledge and creativity by developing products and services that enhance their therapy practices. In her spare time, she loves to play on and in the ocean with her husband and their dog, explore vast natural landscapes, and get messy in the kitchen creating complex but healthy recipes. LISTEN & LEARN: 10 Easy to Read and Impactful books on developing a wealthy mindset so that you can break free from self-limiting beliefs around money. The benefits of surrounding yourself with other clinicians who are working on or who have worked on their money mindset. Five mantas that Reina uses to move through fear and old patterns about finances emerge. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Books by Barbara Huson (formerly Stanny)Overcoming Underearning Prince Charming Isn't Coming Secrets of 6-Figure Women Rewire for Wealth Casey Trufo's Be A Wealthy Therapist Rachel Rodgers' We Should All Become Millionaires Jen Sincerro's You Are A Bad Ass at Making Money Napolean Hill's Think and Grow Rich Lynch & Schwartz's Tapping Into Wealth Leah Guzman's The Art of Healing & Manifesting  6 CE Hour Supervision in Art Therapy: Theories, Structure & Applications Training on June 3, 2022 9:00AM - 4:00PM Online via Zoom - additional information https://floridaarttherapyservices.com/6-hr-sup-in-art-therapy/ 
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May 11, 2022
72. Myriam Martinez| Empowering Women to Shine Their Light in the World
FEATURED GUESTS: Myriam Martinez, MA, LMFT, ATR  is a Licensed Psychotherapist, Registered Art Therapist, Women's Life Strategist, Successful Entrepreneur, and Founder of the WILD Woman’s Creative Corner Community. Myriam brings over 15 years’ experience working with women around issues of stress, self-inadequacy, and self-identity. She gently guides women towards a path of learning to embrace their Woman-ity and love themselves fiercely, own their power and strength. Myriam deeply believes that women are creative, intuitive, intelligent beings that are often conditioned to put themselves last and therefore lose touch with themselves and their creative spirit. Myriam’s calling in this life is to teach women the power and importance of putting themselves first, loving themselves as much as their own best friend, and tapping into their creativity for personal and professional happiness, ease, and success. Myriam is based out of Northern California and is the mom of 2 teens and 2 fur babies. LISTEN & LEARN: How listening to the pain points you hear frequently from your clients bring can lead to a new offering. How understanding the social conditioning can help us to recognize irrational beliefs that are holding us in patterns of fear. Understanding the importance of self-love and prioritizing one's needs and redefining these as acts of selflessness. The importance of listening to self and taking steps RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: www.myriammartinezcoaching.com Grab Your Free Gift https://www.myriammartinezcoaching.com/gifts
51:47
May 04, 2022
71. Leah Guzman | Manifesting an Abundant Life using Creative Exercises
FEATURED GUESTS: Leah Guzman, ATR-BC supports creatives with healing and manifesting their desires utilizing art media through art therapy services and coaching. She's written 3 art therapy books, “The Art of Healing and Manifesting: Creative Exercises to Living an Abundant Life, “Essential Art Therapy Exercises: Effective Techniques to Manage Anxiety, Depression, and PTSD”, and a children’s book, “RAD is SMAD!!” . Her signature program, Art of Healing and Manifesting, supports creatives by healing any emotional wounds and transforming energy to be your most authentic self. She focuses on the law of attraction, spirituality, and cognitive-behavioral art therapy techniques. She also is the founder of the monthly art making group, Creative Soul Society. It’s an honor for her to have helped thousands of individuals find more joy, wealth, and peace in their lives through her books, and individual & group programs. LISTEN & LEARN: How Leah uses the Chakras to organize the creative process of manifesting. What is manifesting and how it relates to healing. The importance of intentional design in life and in product creation. The role of consistent showing up in building your creative offering as a practitioner. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: www.leahguzman.com hello@leahguzman.com Free Visualization offering https://leahguzman.com/true-you-visualization-opt-in  Creative Soul Online Retreat Facebook Group The Art of Healing and Manifesting: Creative Exercises to Living an Abundant Life, Essential Art Therapy Exercises: Effective Techniques to Manage Anxiety, Depression, and PTSD RAD is SMAD!!
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April 27, 2022
70. Reina Lombardi | Five Things You Need to do to set up Supervision as a Service in Your Practice
FEATURED GUESTS: Reina Lombardi, ATR-BC, ATCS, LMHC-QS is a Registered Board Certified Art Therapist, Art Therapy Certified Supervisor, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor Qualified Supervisor practicing in Fort Myers, Florida. She is the owner of Florida Art Therapy Services, LLC where she and a small team of therapists provide in-person and technology facilitated individual and group art therapy and counseling services, contracted art therapy groups at various community agencies, supervision and continuing education programming for counselors and art therapists. She has contributed to several academic texts on the topics of art therapy and clinical supervision, and is a frequent presenter/speaker at local and national professional conferences. She also owns Creative Clinician’s Corner, LLC  where she provides practice building resources and consultation services for creative arts therapists with a desire to build and scale their own private practice. She is the host of The Creative Psychotherapist Podcast where she interviews successful creative therapists about the tools and strategies they used to grow their dream practices, as well as how they have hustled to create additional streams of income using their knowledge and creativity by developing products and services that enhance their therapy practices. In her spare time, she loves to play on and in the ocean with her husband and their dog, explore vast natural landscapes, and get messy in the kitchen creating complex but healthy recipes. LISTEN & LEARN: Five steps to setting up Supervision as a Service in your practice. Why seeking out training in Supervision is the first step to offering the service. Understanding the laws, rules and guidelines offered by licensing & credentialing bodies before offering the service. Two considerations for fee setting for offering supervision. Two must haves when marketing Supervision as a service in your practice. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: 6 CE Hour Supervision in Art Therapy: Theories, Structure & Applications Training on June 3, 2022 9:00AM - 4:00PM Online via Zoom - additional information https://floridaarttherapyservices.com/6-hr-sup-in-art-therapy/ 
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April 20, 2022
69. Reina Lombardi | Benefits & Challenges to Offering Supervision as a Service in Your Practice
FEATURED GUESTS: Reina Lombardi, ATR-BC, ATCS, LMHC-QS is a Registered Board Certified Art Therapist, Art Therapy Certified Supervisor, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor Qualified Supervisor practicing in Fort Myers, Florida. She is the owner of Florida Art Therapy Services, LLC where she and a small team of therapists provide in-person and technology facilitated individual and group art therapy and counseling services, contracted art therapy groups at various community agencies, supervision and continuing education programming for counselors and art therapists. She has contributed to several academic texts on the topics of art therapy and clinical supervision, and is a frequent presenter/speaker at local and national professional conferences. She also owns Creative Clinician’s Corner, LLC  where she provides practice building resources and consultation services for creative arts therapists with a desire to build and scale their own private practice. She is the host of The Creative Psychotherapist Podcast where she interviews successful creative therapists about the tools and strategies they used to grow their dream practices, as well as how they have hustled to create additional streams of income using their knowledge and creativity by developing products and services that enhance their therapy practices. In her spare time, she loves to play on and in the ocean with her husband and their dog, explore vast natural landscapes, and get messy in the kitchen creating complex but healthy recipes. LISTEN & LEARN: Five challenges of offering supervision as a clinical service within your practice. Four benefits of offering supervision as a clinical service within your practice. The importance of having a contract when providing clinical supervision. The importance of obtaining training in supervision before offering it as a service. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: 6 CE Hour Supervision in Art Therapy: Theories, Structure & Applications Training on June 3, 2022 9:00AM - 4:00PM Online via Zoom - additional information https://floridaarttherapyservices.com/6-hr-sup-in-art-therapy/ 
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April 13, 2022
68. Tanya Cole-Lesnick | Building Trust with Your Community Using Video
FEATURED GUESTS: Tanya Cole-Lesnick, LCSW PLLC, has been a psychotherapist (licensed clinical social worker) and coach since 1995. She received her master’s degree in social work from New York University after group therapy changed her life. She has extensive experience in outpatient hospital mental health, private practice, and wellness center settings. From those experiences over the years she has identified her most important focus—helping people to live lives that light them up. She does this by helping clients to access and honor their truth, to change habits that don’t serve them, and to heal faulty narratives so that they are living in alignment inside and out. Her work revolves around intimate groups as the sharing of inner worlds and being human together in a safe space is what she finds to be the most powerful way for lives to transform. LISTEN & LEARN: The importance of finding your growing edge when marketing your practice. How video can accelerate your ability to build and connect with a community of clients. Offering an ongoing therapy group with a commitment of a month participation can allow you to build a cohesive group over time. Why offering a complimentary discovery call is beneficial for both you and the potential client when offering group therapy services. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Follow on Instagram/TikTok for free content + notification of upcoming Instagram and TikTok Lives https://www.tiktok.com/@tanyathetherapist https://www.instagram.com/tanyathetherapist www.tanyacole-lesnick.com free discovery sessions if interested in my Seekers Circle Groups are available there & her upcoming documentary short. InShot App https://inshot.com/
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April 06, 2022
67. Stephen Quinlan | Sustainability & Profitability is Possible Seeing 15 Clients a Week
FEATURED GUESTS: Stephen Quinlan grew up in the mountains of Colorado. After finishing his bachelors degree, he decided to go back to school to become a psychotherapist. In 1999, he moved to New York City to work on his graduate degree. He worked for five years in the housing projects of East Harlem at the James Weldon Johnson Counseling Center, which is well known for its rigorous training of young therapists. His work focused on working with children who had severe emotional needs through play therapy. Additionally, he  worked with adults who were dealing with issues related to depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia. He also worked on the front lines of 9/11 and with the Red Cross. In 2005, he relocated to New Hampshire where he currently runs a private practice. He works with clients he loves, about 15 hours a week, generating a consistent six figure income. This allows him to spend his free time taking care of himself and working on side projects such as coaching other therapists, producing his podcast “Practice Growth”, and writing books. LISTEN & LEARN: Imposter Syndrome comes up for all of us as we are stepping into the next phase of growth in our business. Why investing in yourself through group consulting and coaching services can up-level your growth. The transformational power of grounding into your value and worth when it comes to fee setting. It is possible to create a 100K practice seeing only 15 clients per week. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Claim your 5 Free Tips for Avoiding Therapist Burnout, Listen to his podcast "Practice Growth" and learn more about his Group Course to Grow Your Practice on his website: https://www.growingthepractice.com/
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March 30, 2022
66. Reina Lombardi | The TOP FIVE Things I do Every Week to Set Myself Up for Success
FEATURED GUESTS: Reina Lombardi, ATR-BC, ATCS, LMHC-QS is a Registered Board Certified Art Therapist, Art Therapy Certified Supervisor, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor Qualified Supervisor practicing in Fort Myers, Florida. She is the owner of Florida Art Therapy Services, LLC where she and a small team of therapists provide in-person and technology facilitated individual and group art therapy and counseling services, contracted art therapy groups at various community agencies, supervision and continuing education programming for counselors and art therapists. She has contributed to several academic texts on the topics of art therapy and clinical supervision, and is a frequent presenter/speaker at local and national professional conferences. She also owns Creative Clinician’s Corner, LLC  where she provides practice building resources and consultation services for creative arts therapists with a desire to build and scale their own private practice. She is the host of The Creative Psychotherapist Podcast where she interviews successful creative therapists about the tools and strategies they used to grow their dream practices, as well as how they have hustled to create additional streams of income using their knowledge and creativity by developing products and services that enhance their therapy practices. In her spare time, she loves to play on and in the ocean with her husband and their dog, explore vast natural landscapes, and get messy in the kitchen creating complex but healthy recipes. LISTEN & LEARN: Why it is important to create intentional practices that support ease and flow in your work week. The most important activity that Reina does to set herself up for success each week. How identifying pain points in your work day can lead to developing a system to better support yourself. What is a SWOT analysis and why it is important to administrative tasks in your business. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: CE Courses offered at Florida Art Therapy Services, LLC https://floridaarttherapyservices.com/continuing-education/# 
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March 23, 2022
65. Barry M. Cohen, Kathryn Johnson, & Anne Mills | The Diagnostic Drawing Series: 4O Years of Research & Application
FEATURED GUESTS: Barry M. Cohen, MA, ATR-BC Retired, authored the Diagnostic Drawing Series (DDS) in 1982; is the author/coauthor of journal articles and chapters; and coauthored/coedited three books, including the workbook Managing Traumatic Stress Through Art. Founder of the Eastern Regional Conference on Trauma & Dissociation in 1989, he cofounded an inpatient dissociative disorders unit in Washington, DC, in 1991. He was recruited to manage the 2006/2007 AATA conferences, then served as Executive Director of Expressive Media from 2008 through 2021. He founded the Expressive Therapies Summit: NYC in 2010, cofounded the Mid-Atlantic Play Therapy Training Institute with Eliana Gil in 2013, and with Ping Ho, the LA Summit in 2017. He is currently the Executive Director of the Expressive Therapies Summits. Kathryn Johnson, PhD, ATR, is an art therapist and licensed psychologist with over 20 years’ experience working in psychiatric and medical facilities. She is a Senior Psychologist at the Everett Clinic, where she provides therapy, psychological evaluation, and neuropsychological testing. Dr. Johnson is also Medical Director of Psychosocial Services at the Providence Regional Cancer Partnership. A former instructor of research and assessment at Antioch University, Dr. Johnson has been instrumental in conducting many DDS research studies. She is Research Director for the Diagnostic Drawing Series and the primary DDS teaching associate. Anne Mills, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, LCPAT, is Director of the Diagnostic Drawing Series Archive and owner of Art Therapy Services. In private practice for over 30 years, specializations include the treatment of survivors of severe early trauma who are highly dissociative. Anne provides resiliency-focused treatment for adolescents and adults who have experienced difficult transitions such as illness, bereavement, and loss of culture (refugees, international students). Formerly director of the GWU art therapy graduate training program, she has published on assessment and trauma treatment. LISTEN & LEARN: What the DDS is and why it is different from other arts based assessments tools in use. How the standardization of this assessment tool allowed this art assessment to be taken seriously by professionals outside the niche of art therapy. The three tasks of the assessment. How the assessment was empirically validated. How the DDS is used to identify strengths in addition to a particular mental health diagnosis. The DDS Network is working on developing an algorithm so mental health professionals administering the assessment can easily compare the scores of the art according to the collected research of other individuals with a specific mental health diagnosis. The DDS Archive offers an annual Research Award for research in progress or in current publication using the DDS. What you will learn by attending an 3 day intensive DDS training. LEARN TO ADMINISTER THE DDS: May 12, 13, 14, 2022 3 Day Virtual Intensive Training The DDS: 40 Years of Assessment Through Art Visit our website for all the resources mentioned on the show at https://www.creativeclinicianscorner.com/episode65 www.expressivetherapiessummit.com www.diagnosticdrawingseries.net www.diagnosticdrawingseries.info
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March 16, 2022
64. Stephanie Wray | Creating an Online Membership Community
FEATURED GUESTS: Stephanie Wray is an artist, LMHC, ATR-BC, trauma informed expressive arts therapist and yoga teacher. In her work over the last 6 years she has responded to 49 natural and human caused disasters through the arts. Stephanie has been working with clients one on one as well during this time. In addition she has taught at the University of Tampa, started an online community-The Art Flow Lounge. Stephanie is launching her personal private practice in March 2022-Art Flow Therapy where she will serve women who are experiencing effects of past trauma, anxiety, grief and chronic illness. LISTEN & LEARN: How investing in a program to learn more about marketing allowed her to execute effective strategy for building brand awareness. The impact of sharing knowledge as a marketing tool, instead of cold-sales. Why having clarity on what ongoing problem will be solved is important to building a membership community. Tips for networking in the online space. The value of creating an email list and sending out emails regularly. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: https://artflowlounge.com/free-gift/  www.stephaniewrayarts.com staphanie@stephaniewrayarts.com https://www.stephaniewrayarts.com/expressive-arts-membership-community
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March 09, 2022
VFTS 2022 6 | Richard Gold |Pongo Poetry
FEATURED GUESTS: Richard Gold, MA, is the retired founder/executive director of the Pongo Poetry Project and creator of the Pongo Method. Pongo establishes writing programs within sites such as detention centers and homeless shelters, and guides teens to process traumatic events while giving them a voice and showing them how to "own" their stories by connecting with others and themselves. His book is titled, Writing with At-Risk Youth: The Pongo Teen Writing Method is available for purchase on Amazon. LISTEN & LEARN: The unique method of facilitating Pongo Poetry Therapy. Benefits of Pongo Poetry with incarcerated youth and individuals in addiction treatment. The power of Deep Listening. Listen to Poems written by actual Pongo participants. SESSION OFFERED AT THE EXPRESSIVE THERAPIES SUMMIT: March 25, 2022 10:00AM - 1:00PM via Zoom "Pongo Poetry: Taking Dictation to Facilitate Post-Traumatic Growth," RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: The Pongo Poetry Project  Books of Poems available for purchase Writing with At-Risk Youth: The Pongo Teen Writing Method
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March 02, 2022
VFTS 2022 5 | Wanda Montemayor | Using Large Scale Group Art Therapy Projects to Establish and Build a Private Practice
FEATURED GUESTS: Wanda Montemayor, LPC-S-AT, ATR-BC, ATCS, RPT-S, has been creating public art for more than 23 years. With a bachelor's in art education, a master's in professional counseling, a post-secondary degree in art therapy, and MARI training, Wanda focuses on creating large-scale works of art through group art therapy focusing on hand-made ceramics. Wanda's 10 murals adorn schools and parks across the Austin region: multiple years in the marking, they are created through multiple group art therapy sessions. She has been leading children and adolescent art therapy groups for more than 14 years., servicing a diverse cross-section of teens around Austin, and has more recently developed skills as a virtual art therapy group facilitator. LISTEN & LEARN: Multiple ways to acquire funding for a community based art therapy projects, including grass roots fundraising. The importance of relationship in community based art therapy groups. Four essential marketing approaches to build groups in your private practice. The power of collaboration within your community as a way to establish a practice within your community. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: "Mosaic: The Deep Eddy Mural Project" Documentary Film.  Community Art Therapy Practice in Austin, TX Contact Wanda at wanda@comarts.us SESSIONS OFFERED AT THE 2022 LA EXPRESSIVE THERAPIES SUMMIT: April 10, 2022 Trauma-Informed Art Therapy Interventions for Adolescent Groups: Virtual Connections 
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February 23, 2022
VFTS 2022 4 | Dr. Mimi Savage | Drama Therapy and Diversity
FEATURED GUESTS: Mimi Savage, PhD, RDT-BCT, is the Education Chair of the North American Drama Therapy Association, core faculty in the MA Counseling Psychology & Expressive Arts department at CIIS, as well as founding faculty of UCLArts and Healing SEA program. Mimi created various drama therapy programs in acute psychiatric in-patient units for children and adults, facilitated programs for developmentally delayed youth, the formerly homeless, and youth in residential rehab. Lecturing and publishing on the intersection of identity in youth experiencing adoption and foster care, she is Director-founder of the SoCal Drama Therapy Center in LA, leads professional development workshops, and trains those who want to become drama therapists. LISTEN & LEARN: How social justice work influenced Mimi to become a drama therapist. The importance of the pause and silence in dialogue, therapy and education. Action based drama therapy approaches for community work. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Graduate Program in Counseling Psychology, Expressive Arts Therapy at California Institute of Integral Studies Www.ciis.edu/academics/graduate-programs/expressive-arts-therapy  The Courage to Teach by Parker Palmer Teaching to Transgress by Bell Hooks Materials & Media in Art Therapy; Chapter Groundswell The Nature and Landscape of Art Therapy by Catherine H. Moon SoCal Drama Therapy Center founded by Mimi Savage Contact Mimi Savage at msavage@ciis.edu or mimisavage@sfeala.com UCLA Arts & Healing SESSIONS OFFERED AT THE 2022 LA EXPRESSIVE THERAPIES SUMMIT: March 24, 2022 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Training through Embodied Creativity with Mimi Savage & Danielle Levanas March 25 & 26, 2022  2 DAY INTENSIVE Social Emotional Arts on a Shoestring for Individual and Groups in Any Setting (Certificate Program) with Ping Ho, Stacie A. Yeldell, Mimi Savage & Kathy Cass April 10, 2022  Authentic Self-Construction: Creating Safe Holding Spaces Through Intermodal Arts & Assemblage with Mimi Savage
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February 16, 2022
VFTS 2022 3 | Dr. Danielle Drake & Shoshana Simons | Narrative Therapies, Womanism & Community
FEATURED GUESTS: Shoshana Simons, PhD, RDT, an expressive arts-centered drama therapist, voice actor, professor and former Chair of the CIIS Counseling Psychology program, Expressive Arts Therapy concentration. She earned her MA in Human Development and PhD in Human & Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate Institute, an MA in Sociology & Social Policy from London Metropolitan University, UK. Shoshana completed her drama therapy training at the Omega Theater Transpersonal Drama Therapy Program, MA. Her extensive training and experience in the UK and USA in community-based work with children & families, counseling, education, leadership and systems change informs her work preparing expressive arts therapy students to transform mental health systems into humane, equitable, and culturally responsive communities of practice. Shoshana also offers “NarrARTive” coaching workshops and courses through Key of Life Academy, and the North West Creative & Expressive Arts Institute based on the narrative expressive arts approach to counseling and coaching she has been developing over the last decade at CIIS. Danielle Drake, PhD, is associate professor and Program Chair of the Counseling Psychology, Expressive Arts Therapy MA program at the California Institute of Integral Studies. She received her PhD in clinical psychology from Fielding Graduate University, and developed and conducted an initial validation of the Black Spiritual Creativity Scale. Danielle uses a liberatory-informed theoretical approach that incorporates Womanist (black feminist), and Black/African-centered psychologies with Narrative Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, and contemplative practices. She is co-author of the chapter, “Womanism, Creativity and Resistance,” published in the American Psychological Association’s, Womanist and Mujerista Psychologies: Voice of Fire, Acts of Courage. A spoken word artist, she is a former Oakland Poetry Slam Champion, and author of Cast Iron Life: A Collection of Poems and Recipes. LISTEN & LEARN: How Dr. Simons has developed the NarrARTive Expressive Arts Therapy approach over time. The value and power of using narrative work within community. Impacts of the Womanist lens and how it informs the expressive therapy interventions that Dr. Drake facilitates with clients. The power of connection achieved through the creativity to facilitate healing. How metaphor is used in both the Tree of Life and Laundry of Life approaches to amplify self-understanding. RESOURCES MENTIONED: Dr. Drake at dydrake@ciis.edu Dr. Simons at Keyoflife36@gmail.com www.KeyoflifeAcademy.com Cast Iron Life: A Collection of Poems & Recipes by Dr. Drake Womanism, creativity, and resistance: Making a way out of "no way" Drake-Burnette, D., Garrett-Akinsanya, B., & Bryant-Davis, T. (2016). Womanism, creativity, and resistance: Making a way out of "no way" In T. Bryant-Davis & L. Comas-Díaz (Eds.), Womanist and mujerista psychologies: Voices of fire, acts of courage (pp. 173–193). American Psychological Association. https://doi.org/10.1037/14937-008 Expressive Therapies Summit 2022 Find more resources on our website: https://www.creativeclinicianscorner.com/vfts2022-3
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February 09, 2022
VFTS 2022 2 | Dr. Amber Elizabeth Gray | Cross Cultural Dance/Movement Therapy
FEATURED GUEST: Dr. Amber Elizabeth Gray is a trailblazer in the use of Dance/Movement Therapy, Somatic Psychology and Continuum in global multi-cultural and trauma contexts. She has provided clinical training on the integration of refugee mental health, torture treatment and creative arts, mindfulness, and body-based therapies with survivors and refugees to programs worldwide. Amber developed Restorative Movement Psychotherapy, a resiliency-based clinical approach for mind-heart-body-spirit infused therapies with survivors of interpersonal, complex, ancestral, collective  and multi-generation trauma.  Her deep immersion in Polyvagal Theory birthed “Polyvagal-informed Somatic and Dance Movement Therapies”, the focus of her upcoming book. LISTEN & LEARN: What Polyvagal-informed Somatic and Dance Movement Therapies are. What Continuum is within Dance Movement Therapy. The power of expressive therapy approaches to bridge language when working in cross cultural contexts. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Website: https://ambergray.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmberGrayMovementTherapies Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/restorativeresources/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AELGray www.expressivetherapiessummit.com Life on Land: The Story of Continuum, the World-Renowned Self-Discovery and Movement Method
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February 02, 2022
VFTS 2022 1 | Jeni Swerdlow | Drumming for Life
FEATURED GUESTS: Jeni Swerdlow, MA-ATR, Founder & "Chief Rhythm Activator" of DRUMMM Rhythmic Events, is a dynamic and engaging facilitator, presenter and trainer with a passion for drumming and mission to build connections through rhythm. Founded in 2000, DRUMMM's popular facilitated drum circles and interactive rhythm events engage 10,000 participants a year at a variety of setting in the U.S. and abroad.  Jeni is a Certified Village Music Circles Global Trainer, Registered Art Therapist (ATR), REMO-Endorsed Drum Circle Facilitator, and trained HealthRHYTHMS and Rhythm2Recovery Facilitator. She is a faculty member at California Institute of Integral Studies (CHS) and Women Drummers International, and a professional member of the Drum Circle Facilitators Guild.  Jeni is best known for her innovative strategies and playful attitude that invite participants to experience the power of being together in rhythm. Notable clients include Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and Stanford Medicine. LISTEN & LEARN: The value of having one's passion being at the core of one's business. Innovative ideas for facilitating large scale rhythm events via video conference. Therapeutic benefits of drumming in community. JENI's WORKSHOPS AT THE 2022 LA EXPRESSIVE THERAPIES SUMMIT: Rhythm & Wellness: An Introduction to Drum Circle Facilitation for Clinicians on Sunday March 27th, 2022 10:00AM - 5:30PM Virtual Session. Mandala Collage, Drumming & Journaling: Awakening Awareness, Inviting Intention on March 26th, 2022 10AM - 1PM Virtual Session. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: www.drummm.com YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/JeniDrummm Facebook https://www.facebook.com/drummm Instagram https://www.instagram.com/drummmrhythmicevents/ Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/drummm
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January 26, 2022
63. Dr. Christie Kederian | The Love Doctor Shares Tips to Creating an Online Business
FEATURED GUESTS: Dr. Christie Kederian, is a nationally-renowned psychologist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, specializing in the psychology of relationships. With an extensive career as a professional matchmaker and relationship expert for eHarmony and Match.com, Christie has helped hundreds of people find love and improve their relationships. She is a "Triple Trojan" receiving her Bachelor's, Master's & doctoral degree at the University of Southern California in Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy. She is also a radio host, of The Lyrical Therapy Hour at KXSC and has been a featured expert in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Cosmopolitan, NBC News and many more. LISTEN & LEARN: Creative ideas to create passive and active income streams. How researching the colleagues you are inspired by can be helpful as you create and build your business. The importance of developing a CEO orientation grounded in your core values as a business owner. Why investing money in services and products that create time in your schedule is worthwhile. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: https://therapyfordating.com/ The Thriving Therapist Coaching program   Christie on: Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thedatedoctorchristie/ Twitter https://twitter.com/LyricTherapist Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtAwjIECCvwbn7_SY6U0WNQ
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January 19, 2022
62. Karen Anderson-Fignon | EPICS Journey: Image Based Career Assessment
FEATURED GUESTS: Karen Anderson-Fignon is a licensed clinical art therapist and career coach. She created the EPICS assessment tool in 2013, and uses EPICS to help individuals find meaning and purpose in their work and daily lives. The program uses the results of the assessment with brain science to craft a short- and long-term goals, highlight interests and skills, understand why personal and professional values are important in the workplace and more. Karen presents at conferences, and facilitates professional development workshops to schools, vocational rehabilitation services and virtual group workshops. Hands on Career Development workshop for ALL learners and ages. Use Promo Code: TCP&EPICS to get started.  LISTEN & LEARN : The 6 themes of the Holland Codes as they pertain to personality and career choice. How Karen designed the EPICS linking the 6 Holland Codes. How copyright impacted her ability to use her original collage images for the assessment resulting in the creation and testing of new digital imagery. How the Image Based Assessment can be used to aid in customized employment for individuals with Special Needs. How the card system can be used to gain clarity on occupational needs and desires over time. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: www.EPICScareer.com www.yourEPICSjourney.com  Listeners get a discounted access using the PROMO code: TCP&Epics
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December 15, 2021
61. Nicole Porter Davis | The Creative Process of the Creative Arts Trauma Therapist
FEATURED GUEST:  Nicole Porter Davis, ATR-BC, LCAT is the Former Director of Child therapy following the Sandy Hook School Massacre in Newtown, Ct, now a pandemic parent of a young child she finds herself producing “You and Us” a Virtual band of children’s rock n roll.  Integrating the music as a healing arts mechanism for change. Nicole Porter established the Emerald Sketch as the first mental health response program post Newtown tragedy in 2013. Since, she teaches globally and aids communities post horror to build sustainable creative arts trauma therapy services. She has co-authored the 1st Edition trauma response "Manual” for The Red Pencil 2018, and is the Playwright & Solo Performer to An American Nightmare, Hudson Guild Theater, NYC Summer Theater Festival 2019. Her favored Emerald Sketch projects this pandemic include “Black Children Matter” and “Art therapy for India” for the most up to date happenings you can always access her instagram @emeraldsketchart or website emeraldsketch.com. She is also the upcoming President of the New York Art therapy Association. Porter has been here before, in our Special Series on Trauma Response, where we discuss the various sequences applied post trauma for clients enrolled in the Emerald Sketch. Now we will reflect on her latest project "You and Us" taking those phases, writing, and recording an album! Two songs have been launched! One more on the way, an entire album on Valentine’s Day! She is a true Renaissance woman… LISTEN & LEARN: How Nicole came up with the idea to translate the trauma treatment sequence into songs. The benefit of creative processing as a creative arts therapist. How the therapist's creative expression has the capacity to create a healing impact outside the therapy room. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Find Nicole at www.emeraldsketch.com  on Instagram @emeraldsketchart  Listen to "Social Connection" by "You & Us" on Spotify
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December 08, 2021
60. Janet Bayramyan | Growing an Online Practice in Different States
FEATURED GUEST:  Janet Bayramyan, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of California (LCSW88575) and Florida (SW16210). Working from a trauma focused perspective, she is committed to supporting individuals and couples through their healing of past and current distressing events. She is a certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) psychotherapist. She is also trained in Attachment Focused EMDR, Havening Techniques, and other trauma modalities. Using EMDR, she helps clients understand and process the impact of trauma and move through states of protection and connection in their nervous system to establish an embodied sense of safety. She is also certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Janet has been working in the field of psychological support since 2016 and is a member of the EMDR International Association, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and a member of the California Society of Clinical Social Workers. Janet graduated with her Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California and completed her Bachelor's level education from California State University Northridge. Her work experience includes working at psychotherapy clinics and centers with a variety of clients of different ages/backgrounds, those struggling with severe psychiatric mental illnesses, substance and process addictions, couples dealing with a wide range of relational problems, and individuals working though past trauma, etc. She believes that therapy should be supportive, trauma-informed, and should be culturally sensitive and consider all the layers of one’s identity, including gender, race and sexuality. LISTEN & LEARN: Importance of understanding the laws and rules of all the states in which you practice. Selecting zip codes as a method for marketing an online practice. Growing a practice through networking. Janet's perspective on what it means to be a modern therapist. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: https://www.raod2wellness.co  @TherapywithJanetB for Facebook, Instagram & LinkedIN
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December 01, 2021
59. Susan Clark | DBT-Informed Art Therapy
FEATURED GUESTS:  Susan Clark, LPCC-S, ATR-BC is an art therapist and counselor with 25 years of experience in the mental health field. She currently owns a private psychotherapy practice, WiseMind Counseling (Kent, Ohio), where she provides individual and group DBT-informed treatment to adults and teens.  She is the author of DBT-Informed Art Therapy: Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and the Creative Process and is the author/editor DBT-informed Therapy in Practice: Skillful Means in Action, both published by Hachette UK/ Jessica Kingsley. She is offering listeners the ability to purchase the new book at cost plus shipping. All you need to do is send an email (her contact is listed in the resources section below).  LISTEN & LEARN: How using art can be of benefit to DBT skill acquisition. The origins of DBT therapy. Understand the different types of trainings, including how the Linehan Board of Certification trains clinicians to employ this approach with high fidelity. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Contact Susan at susan@wisemindohio.com  for a copy of her latest book at cost plus shipping. DBT-Informed Art Therapy: Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and the Creative Process DBT-informed Therapy in Practice: Skillful Means in Action Linehan Board of Certification
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November 24, 2021
58. Angel Duncan | Fill Your Practice by Public Speaking About Your Niche
FEATURED GUEST: Angel C. Duncan has an extensive background in counseling psychology, art therapy and neurosciences clinical research. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Tampa, Executive Arts Director for the Cognitive Dynamics Foundation, and has a private consulting practice in brain health program development. She works with leading agencies in the US, UK, Europe and Asia in neurological disease and mental health initiatives. She is a Peer Reviewer for Frontiers in Psychology and resides on the Medical Advisory Board for Lorenzo's House, a nonprofit resource center based in Chicago for those living with young onset Alzheimer's disease. LISTEN & LEARN: Why create a single page PR kit and how to use it. Identify different agencies to collaborate and offer speaking engagements. Who to contact in health care agencies working with the aging populations in order to sell yourself to provide contracted services. Resources which to consult if you have a client or a loved one experiencing neurocognitive decline. Three indicators that a person may benefit from a cognitive screening. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Email Angel at aduncan@ut.edu https://www.cognitivedynamics.org/ www.alz.org 24hr Alzheimer's Helpline 1-800-272-3900 https://duncanangel.wixsite.com/angelcduncan
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November 17, 2021
57. Linda Turner | Permission to Shift & Grow with Your Practice
FEATURED GUEST:  Linda Turner, LCAT, ATR-BC has been a NYC based Art Psychotherapist for 20 years. She is also a mixed media artist and painter, who prior to a mid life career change was a home products and textile designer. Over the past 10 years Linda concurrently ran a half time Private Practice while working as an Adjunct Assistant Professor / Career Counselor at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She recently left to move in to full time art psychotherapy and coaching practice, to work less and to spend more time creating art. During the first 10 years as an Art Therapist, Linda was hired to introduce art therapy into a collaborative program between the DoE and Catholic Charities, a program that assisted underserved youth in obtaining their GED diplomas. She entered as a part time employee and ultimately became a clinical supervisor. She worked for the Chinatown YMCA after 9/11, also introducing art therapy services to this population, and at the Creative Center doing art with adult cancer patients. Linda served on the board of the NY Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies (NYCCAT) for seven years. With a commitment to life long learning, Linda has a Certificate from Kint Institute in Trauma and Creative Arts Therapies, is level 3 AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy), Level 1 IFS (Internal Family Systems), has a Certificate in ISP (Integral Somatic Psychotherapy) and has trained with CTI (Coaches Training Institute). Linda lives in Brooklyn with her partner and their 2 cats; while currently working virtually, she cannot wait to get back to her office in the Union Sq area of NYC. LISTEN & LEARN: The value of knowing your commitment level when it comes to creating a private practice. The benefits of creating community when going out on your own. Giving yourself permission to earn more when you trust in your value. Letting your practice serve you based on your needs throughout your career. Permission to reach out to others for support in the process. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Linda's practice https://www.arttherapyny.com Expressive Therapies Summit - Linda is teaching on career prep.
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November 10, 2021
VFTS 2021 15 | Jamie Marich | Dancing Mindfulness, EMDR & Transformation
FEATURED GUESTS: Jamie Marich, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT, RYT-500, RMT (she/they) travels internationally speaking on topics related to EMDR therapy, trauma, addiction, expressive arts and mindfulness while maintaining a private practice and online education operations, the Institute for Creative Mindfulness, in her home base of Warren, OH. She is the developer of the Dancing Mindfulness approach to expressive arts therapy, and the developer of Yoga for Clinicians. Jamie is the author of numerous books, including the popular EMDR Made Simple, Trauma Made Simple, and Process Not Perfection. She is the co-author of EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care, and Healing Addiction with EMDR Therapy: A Trauma-Focused Guide (out later this year from Springer Publishing Company). North Atlantic Books published a revised and expanded edition of Trauma and the 12 Steps in the Summer of 2020, and they are also publishing The Healing Power of Jiu-Jitsu: A Guide to Transforming Trauma and Facilitating Recovery and Dissociation Made Simple (both due out in 2022). Jamie is a woman living unapologetically with a Dissociative Disorder, and this forms the basis of her award-winning passion for advocacy in the mental health field. For more information on how to connect with her work, go to: www.jamiemarich.com LISTEN & LEARN: Historical connection between Mindfulness and EMDR. Various Expressive Arts Modalities which lend themselves to bi-lateral processing in EMDR. The origin of Dancing Mindfulness. How the practice of Jiu-Jitsu has been personally transformative in Dr. Marich's personal healing and it's potentiality to help empower trauma survivors. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: www.jamiemarich.com https://www.instituteforcreativemindfulness.com/ EMDR Made Simple Trauma Made Simple Process Not Perfection EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care Healing Addiction with EMDR Therapy: A Trauma-Focused Guide Trauma & The 12 steps The Healing Power of Jiu-Jitsu: A Guide to Transforming Trauma and Facilitating Recovery and Dissociation Made Simple (coming in 2022 by Springer Publishing) TRAINING AT THE EXPRESSIVE THERAPIES SUMMIT: Intro to Dancing Mindfulness via ZOOM on 11/20/2021
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November 03, 2021
VFTS 2021 14 | Bonnie Harnden | Awe & Gratitude: Resilience Building for Therapists & their Clients
FEATURED GUESTS:  Bonnie Harnden is a Creative Arts Therapist, Psychoanalyst, Couple and Family therapist, and Associate Professor in Concordia University’s Creative Arts Therapies Department, where she is the Coordinator for the Drama Therapy Program and Graduate Play Therapy Certificate. In 2017 she was awarded the Research Award from the North American Drama Therapy Association (NADTA). Her research focuses on the effects of trauma and the healing possibilities of awe and gratitude. In 2018 she was awarded the NADTA Teaching Excellence Award and was the recipient of the 2019 Concordia President’s Excellence in Teaching award. LISTEN & LEARN: How trauma impacts parenting The relationship between Awe, Gratitude, and Vagal Tone The basic Nervous System Sandwich, from Peter Levine's work Role of psychoeducation in treatment with clients to build resilience Benefits of spending more time focusing on contemplating and feeling positive experiences RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Bonnie's work at Concordia, including her research: https://www.concordia.ca/faculty/bonnie-harden.html Contact Bonnie at Bonnie.Harnden@concordia.ca Training at the Expressive Therapies Summit: Friday 11/19/21 10AM (ZOOM) Expanding the Capacity for Joy: Awe, Gratitude, and the Resilient Nervous System She will also be teaching at the LA event in 2022 as part of the UCLA Arts & Healing program
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October 27, 2021
56. Reji Mathew, Marshall Lyles & Sara Tsutsum | Intersectionality, Disability & The Expressive Arts
FEATURED GUESTS: Dr. Reji Mathew, PhD, LCSW is an integrative, neuroscience-informed, social work psychotherapist; a narrative freelance journalist; a digital artist; and an expressive arts advocate. As a freelance narrative journalist (ASJA member). she works on a wide range of human-interest issues that focus on health recovery, the arts, and resiliency. Understanding place and context are central values in her writing. Her storytelling is informed by her education in academia, mental health, social work and community advocacy. She has written for PBS: Next Avenue, Coping with Cancer Magazine, the United Brain Association, Post-Polio Health International, and ADVANCE for Occupational Therapy Practitioners. In her counseling work, her primary worldview is a bio-psycho-social narratology (narrative therapy) lens, inspired by her background in narrative journalism. It is crucial for her to understand people in the context of their environment in real time (cultural time). Her narrative lens is intersectional with a commitment to understanding the complex identities we hold along, class, culture, location, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and accessibility. Sara Tsutsumi, LMHC, LCAT obtained her BA in psychology from Boston University and her MA in Expressive Therapy from Lesley University. She was born with partial sight, but when she was 8, she became totally blind. She is a seasoned psychotherapist who utilizes Gestalt Therapy techniques and Expressive Arts Therapy approaches working with bilingual (Japanese & English speakers) and the general population for family/personal relationship issues, adjustment, bicultural issues, depression, eating disorder, anxiety and traumas with adults and seniors. She employs guided-imagery, dance/movement, visual arts, music as a way of connecting the person to their own power and insight. Her uniquely empathic listening ability and positive acceptance of individual's wellness is the hallmark of her style. She has a private practice conveniently located in the middle of Greenwich Village, NY.  Marshall Lyles, LMFT-S, LPC-S, RPT-S, EMDRIA Approved Consultant, has 20 years of practice in family and play therapy. Drawing on lessons learned from working with attachment trauma in a variety of mental health settings, Marshall regularly teaches on sandtray therapy, other expressive modalities such as poetry, and attachment-informed family work around the globe. In addition to co-authoring the book Advanced Sandtray Therapy: Digging Deeper into Clinical Practice, he is also a faculty member in Texas State University’s Institute for Play Therapy Sandtray Certification program and teaches in the Interpersonal Neurobiology program at Portland Community College. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: http://www.rejimathewphd-writer.com/ https://www.saratsutsumi.com/ www.marshalllyles.com Link to YouTube video: https://youtu.be/33VENfRB7DU
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October 20, 2021
VFTS 2021 13 | Daniel Blausey & Yasmine Awais | Creating Common Ground within Supervision
FEATURED GUESTS:  Daniel Blausey, MA, ATR-BC, ATCS, LCAT (he/his), is a NYC based art therapist and the founder of Studio Blue: Creative Arts Therapy PLLC. For over 25 years he has worked with survivors of childhood sexual abuse and adult sexual victimization, people living with HIV/AIDS, sexuality and sex positivity, and within the LGBTQ community. Daniel designed, implemented, and directed several mental health programs in NYC, including The Door and Gay Men’s Health Crisis, and has extensive supervision experience. Daniel has co-authored Foundations of Art Therapy Supervision: Creating Common Ground for Supervisees and Supervisors. Yasmine Awais, ATR-BC, ATCS, LCAT, LPC, is a PhD candidate in Social Welfare at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her research interests center diversity in the creative arts therapies and in higher education. Yasmine has published and presented nationally and internationally on supervision, cultural humility and competency. Yasmine has co-authored "Foundations of Art Therapy Supervision: Creating Common Ground for Supervisees and Supervisors" with her former supervisor Daniel Blausey. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: "Foundations of Art Therapy Supervision: Creating Common Ground for Supervisees and Supervisors"  USE CODE: FLR40 to obtain 20%off http://www.yasminejawais.com E-mail Yasmine at awaisatrbc@gmail.com www.danielblausey.com E-mail Daniel at daniel@danielblausey.com Expressive Therapies Summit  SESSIONS THEY ARE TEACHING AT THE SUMMIT: Beyond the Good White Therapist, OCT 15 - 16, Singular Session Sharing our Identities in Clinical Practice & Supervision: What Therapists Need to Know
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October 13, 2021
VFTS 2021 12 | Paulina & Alba | Arte Terapia en Espanol: Bridging the Gap Across Cultures
FEATURED GUEST: Paulina Céspedes is a psychologist, executive coach, and entrepreneur. For the last 7 years she has focused her career on personal development and emotional growth after she created the FRAE Art Therapy Methodology, a 12-session program for emotional release and redefining life´s purpose. She is also the Co-host of ArteTerapia en Español el Podcast, a Spanish Language podcasts that promotes Art Therapy and personal growth.  Alba Leal is the one of the founders of ArteTerapiaenespañol.com, a community of Spanish Speaking Art Therapists that promotes public policy, education and general awareness about Art Therapy in Latin America. She is an Art Therapist,  and is pursuing her PhD in Organizational Psychology. Her goal is to bring Expressive Therapies into corporations as a means to prevent and mitigate burnout. She is also the Co-host of ArteTerapia enEspañol el Podcast, a Spanish Language podcast that promotes Art Therapy and personal growth. TRAIN with Latin American Arts Therapists at the 12th Annual Expressive Therapies Summit: See all trainings on our website.  RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: ARTE TERAPIA EN ESPAÑOL Directory Contact Alba & Paulina at info@artterapiaenespanol.com Learn more about the directory on YouTube
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October 06, 2021
55. Melissa Wesner & Daniel Mayer | Tips for Protecting Your Practice
FEATURED GUESTS: Melissa Wesner is a type A, counseling nerd who likes to cross her t's and dot her i's. She is often the person to rain on the parade by asking, "I wonder what kind of documentation we would need to do that" in the midst of a really exciting conversation. She's the person who think about risk management, liability, and documentation and who reads the books and signs up for ALL the trainings! As the Protecting Your Practice Podcast co-host, Melissa brings all this nerdy excitement to the table. She is the Owner of LIfeSpring Counseling Services, a group practice in Towson, MA and of LifeSpring Counseling. As the owner of 2 thriving practices, Melissa has lots of practice management experience to bring to the table. Daniel Mayer, Esq. is the Principal Attorney at Mayer Law, LLC also in Maryland. Dan represents healthcare and mental health practitioners with all manner of matters involving their practices. Dan also specializes in representing individuals and families facing psychiatric emergencies, including representation at involuntary commitment hearings. He also co-hosts the Protecting Your Practice Podcast. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: www.protectingyourpractice.com  LIfeSpring Counseling Services Mayer Law, LLC
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September 29, 2021
VFTS 2021 11 | Angel Duncan, Juliet King, Wendy Miller, Berna Huebner, Dan Cohen | Advocacy for the Arts as Medicine for the Aging Brain
FEATURED GUESTS:  Guest: Angel Duncan, Juliet King, Wendy Miller, Berna Huebner, Dan Cohen can be found on our website (See full bios on our website) This episode features a panel discussion about how the guests have focused their work on research, writing, film-making, and advocacy for the arts with the aging population.  RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Angel Duncan - https://duncanangel.wixsite.com/angelcduncan/untitled aduncan@ut.edu Berna Huebner - www.irememberbetterwhenipaint.com Hilgos Foundation  - www.hilgos.org Dan Cohen - www.righttomusic.com  Juliet King - kingjule@gw.edu  https://arttherapy.columbian.gwu.edu/  Wendy Miller - www.drwendymiller.com  www.sky-above-clouds.com 
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September 22, 2021
54. Erika Mayer | Transitioning from a Group to Your Own Practice
FEATURED GUEST: Erika Mayer is a nationally registered, board certified art psychotherapist. She received her Bachelor of Arts from SUNY Purchase and a Master of Science from The College of New Rochelle in Art Therapy and Counseling in 2012. Licensed in New York State, she possesses the Licensed Creative Art Therapist credential.   Erika found her calling and her professional passion in the field of art therapy. Combining her striving to deeply understand clients with her passion for creativity and art-making, she never stops learning and honing her craft. Between her drive for excellence and her early clinical experiences, Erika developed excellence working with very challenging individual and family situations, including underserved populations and at-risk communities. She specializes in working with children & adolescents, adult psychiatric clients, and combat Veterans. She has treated clients with wide range of challenges such as ADHD, Autism, ODD, Depression, Anxiety, explosive anger, risky impulsive behavior, PTSD, major life transitions, and trauma. Erika can develop strong working relationships with children of any age, including those who are resistant to therapy. The safe, nurturing, and creative-expressive environment she creates helps her clients reach the point at which they can openly express themselves. The relationship Erika creates with young people through art, play, sand-tray, and conversation helps them to gain self-awareness, increase self-esteem, and improve their sense of well-being.   Outside of the office, Erika loves painting and utilizing mixed media to express herself. She loves hiking and practicing yoga, completed her 200-hour Yoga teacher training and is a Reiki Master. She keeps herself busy throughout the year as an Adjunct Professor at Jefferson University, and as an art therapy consultant for Also Us, a program that supports teens who are impacted by ALS. Erika believes that art making plays a pivotal role in the healing process and it can help individuals of any age overcome their challenges and promote personal growth. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Email Erika at erikamayer97@gmail.com or erika@moonrisearttherapy.com Moonrise Art Therapy moonrisearttherapy.com Also Us https://www.alsousart.com/art-therapy
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September 15, 2021
VFTS 2021 10 | Sharon Strouse | Artful Grief : Expressive Arts Therapies for Bereavement
FEATURED GUEST: Sharon Strouse, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT is a board-certified and licensed clinical professional art therapist and Associate Director for the Portland Institute. Her art therapy private practice, national presentations, trainings and practitioner supervision/ mentoring focus on traumatic loss, specifically with parents who have lost a child, suicide bereavement, and military family loss. The theoretical foundations of her group and individual art therapy work are grounded in meaning reconstruction, attachment informed grief therapy, continuing bonds with the deceased and restorative retelling. She is author of Artful Grief: A Diary of Healing, (www.artfulgrief.com) written twelve years after the suicide of her seventeen-year-old daughter. She is co-founder of The Kristin Rita Strouse Foundation (www.krsf.com) a non-profit dedicated to supporting programs that increase awareness of mental health through education and the arts. TRAIN with Sharon at the 12th Annual Expressive Therapies Summit: Nov 6, 2021 7:00 PM EST VIRTUAL TOWN HALL - Mourning, Meaning & Celebrating Together: An Expressive Way Through the Pandemic with Bob Neimeyer, Sharon Strouse, Evid Lindemann, Catharine DeLong, Stacies Yeldell & Nancy Scherlong Nov 11, 2021 6:30PM EST IN-PERSON - Superhero Grief: Secret Identity - and the Transformative Power of Mask Making with Jill Harrington & Sharon Strouse Nov 12, 2021 10:00AM EST IN-PERSON - Doll Making in the Treatment of Traumatic Loss with Sarah Vollman & Sharon Strouse RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: https://www.artfulgrief.com Portland Instiute for Loss & Transition www.portlandinstitute.org  The Kristin Rita Strouse Foundation www.krsf.com
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September 08, 2021
VFTS 2021 9 | Lorraine R. Freedle | For the Love of Sandplay
FEATURED GUEST: Lorraine R. Freedle, PhD, ABPdN, CST-T, is a neuropsychologist, international teacher, researcher, and expressive arts therapist. Her specialty in Jungian sandplay therapy. She is trainer in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT), and teaching member of the Sandplay Therapists of America (STA) and the International Society for Sandplay Therapy (ISST). She is on faculty at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the Trauma Research Foundation in Brookline, Massachusetts. Dr. Freedle has authored numerous publications in the area of neuropsychology, trauma, and sandplay therapy, and is an award-winning researcher for her studies of sandplay with adults with traumatic brain injury and young people with co-occurring trauma and addiction. After leading a disaster relief team that brought sandplay therapy to people displaced by the 2018 eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawai'i Island, she co-produced and directed the acclaimed documentary film, Fire and Sand. Dr. Freedle currently serves as the President of the Sandplay Therapists of America and Research Editor for the Journal of Sandplay Therapy. She has been a clinical administrator for several organizations that provide integrative behavioral healthcare. For over thirty years she has mentored hundreds of early career therapists to independent practice. Her private practice is Black Sand Neuropsychological Services in Hilo, Hawai’i. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Access to view Dr. Freedle's short documentary film Fire and Sand about using sandplay therapy to people impacted by the disasterous eruption of the Kilauea volcano in 2018. The film is the winner of:  • 2019 “Humanitarian and Social Justice Award” at Santa Fe Film Festival,  • 2019 “Best Hawai`i Film” at the Honolulu Film Awards, and• 2019 Hawai`i Psychological Association Media Award for exceptional media  contributions that promote psychological health and understanding.  www.LorrianeFreedle.com  Sandplay Therapists of America Journal of Sandplay Therapy Train with Dr. Freedle at the The 12th Annual Expressive Therapies Summit Virtual via Zoom (Nov 4-7 and 18-21) and In-Person at the Tropicana Resort in Atlantic City, NJ (Nov 11-14). In-Person will be held in a seperate tower from the resort. Nov 13, 2021 VIRTUAL PANEL - A Primer of Sandplay, Sandtray & Sand in Therapy: Comparing Clinical Approaches & Competencies {Presented with Linda E. Homemeyer & Dee Preston-Dillon} Nov 21, 2021 VIRTUAL PRESENTATION - Sandplay Therapy for Expressive Therapists: An Introduction to Theory & Practice
01:00:45
September 01, 2021
53. Joanne S. Williams | Niching Down- ESA & Psychiatric Service Animal Certification Letters
Joanne S. Williams, LCSW, has helped 1000's of clients in her 30 years as a Licensed Mental Health Professional, to move from fear to fulfillment as she shares simple and immediately effective ways to calm anxiety, tension and worry. She specializes in certifying clients for an Emotional Support and Psychiatric Service Dogs as a game-changer for those struggling to navigate today's daunting times with anxiety or depression. They can keep their animals with them in housing by law and fly with a Psychiatric Service Dog, with today’s new regulations, as well as go with them anywhere they go, to feel reassured and calmed. She is also an international podcast Host of Anxiety Simplified on iTunes with videos of podcasts on Website-AnxietySimplified.net Website for Emotional Support Animals and Psychiatric Service dogs certification- ESApros.com If you want to learn more about ESA's - she even has a free e-course on her website.  RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: https://anxietysimplified.net https://esapros.com Joanne is also featured on Raven International TV Joanne's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AnxietySimplified.net
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August 25, 2021
VFTS 2021 8 | Stacie Yeldell | Creating Signature Interventions & Approaches to Treatment
FEATURED GUEST: Stacie Aamon Yeldell, MA, MT-BC, AVPT, is a Board Certified Music and Vocal Psychotherapist and international speaker with 15 years of experience in mental health treatment. Her transformative work was featured on CBS news, and most recently, in the docuseries “Proven.” She received a Masters degree in Music Therapy from New York University and a certification in Sound and Music Healing from the Open Center in New York. Stacie is also a Vocal Psychotherapist (AVPT), which emphasizes the use of the voice as a path to wellness and healing. She is the creator of The Amontra Mindfulness Method™, a music therapy method, as well as the Song Tapestry™ method. She has also performed on NBC’s The Voice and as a contributing vocalist with the legendary group Earth, Wind and Fire. In addition, she has performed at a variety of venues in New York, including the Canal Room, Sullivan Hall, the Blue Note and at the Fort Greene Music Festival  where she was an opening act for rapper Common. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: https://www.stacieaamon.com/ Stacie featured on the Kennedy Center Healing Breath You Tube Series Stacie's You Tube channel Stacie's Summit Session: Sing Like No One Is Listening: Transmuting Trauma Through the Healing Power of the Voice
01:23:55
August 18, 2021
52. Elissa Arbeitman | Follow Your Energy & Intuition to Create Your Private Practice
FEATURED GUEST: ELISSA ARBEITMAN, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT Elissa earned a BFA in Graphic Design from The University of Michigan, holds a Masters degree in Art Therapy from New York University, is a Registered, Board-Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) by the Art Therapy Credentials Board and a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT) by the State of New York. From 2003-2007 she developed and implemented Art Therapy programs throughout New Jersey. In 2007 she opened her private practice, Higher Art, where she specialized in helping children, teenage girls, women and parents develop coping strategies around anxiety and depression while increasing self-esteem. In 2018, she opened Wild and Free Painting and now facilitates self-care and personal growth groups and workshops through Process Painting. She also offers individual art therapy sessions for children, teens, and women to help support them on their journey. Elissa has a FREE DOWNLOAD called 12 Tips for a Meaningful & Creative Life. Resources & Where to find Elissa: https://www.wildandfreepainting.com/ Elissa@wildandfreepainting.com Instagram https://www.instagram.com/wildandfreepainting/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/wildandfreepainting 
46:35
August 11, 2021
51. Gretchen Miller | Create Your Digital Presence Grounded in Professional Passions & Values
FEATURED GUEST: Gretchen Miller, MA, ATR-BC, ACTP Gretchen is a Registered Board-Certified art therapist and an Advanced Certified Trauma Practitioner practicing in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Her experiences include providing art therapy services for youth and women from homes of domestic violence, grieving children and adolescents, families and adults transitioning out of homelessness, survivors of human trafficking, and youth managing mental health recovery. Gretchen is a regional, national, and international speaker, art therapy author about adolescents, domestic violence, digital art therapy, and social media, as well as an Adjunct Faculty for Ursuline College and The George Washington University’s graduate art therapy programs. Gretchen currently serves on the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) Board of Directors, is a Past President of Ohio's Buckeye Art Therapy Association (BATA) and recipient of BATA’s Honorary Life Membership Award. She is the author of The Art Therapist’s Guide to Social Media published by Routledge and served as Guest Editor for the International Journal of Art Therapy's (IJAT) Special Issue about Online Art Therapy in 2020. Resources & How to find Gretchen: http://www.gretchen-miller.com https://www.facebook.com/arttherapymeetssocialmedia The Art Therapist's Guide to Social Media
01:06:26
August 04, 2021
EE8. 24 | Chris Howard and Ana-Alicia Lopez | Redefining Creative Possibilities of Telehealth to Engage Clients & Grow Your Practice
FEATURED GUEST: {ENCORE of Episode 24 with Chris Howard & Ana-Alicia Lopez} You might recognize my guests this week from Episode 5. Ana-Alicia Lopez & Chris Howard, are the husband and wife team, behind The House of Music Therapy, LLC. Prior to March 2020, they primarily served their clients in their homes or the community. That is until COVID-19. Now, they are operating entirely using a telehealth model, are growing their practice and serving clients they never would have been able to reach before. We discussed this transition and how they have been making telehealth a dynamic and engaging therapeutic experience for their clients. This includes how they have integrated Green Screen technology within the telehealth practice. Resources: Mark Bowden https://truthplane.com/home/people/mark-bowden/ Open Brooadcaster Software (OBS) https://obsproject.com/ The House of Music Therapy, LLC https://www.thehouseofmusictherapy.com/ Blog on Becoming a True Telehealth Provider https://www.thehouseofmusictherapy.com/post/transitioning-from-a-therapist-behind-a-camera-to-a-true-telehealth-provider  
01:15:06
June 30, 2021
EE7. 26 | Nicole Burgess | Move Through Perfectionism & Fear as a Business Owner
FEATURED GUEST: {ENCORE of Episode 26 with Nicole Burgess} I can't wait for you to listen to my conversation with Empowerment Coach Nicole Burgess with you. She is so incredibly humble! She has over 15 years as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, earned a post-grad certificate in Creative & Expressive Arts, and is a Certified Level 2 EGALA trained Equine Psychotherapist, plus so much more!           She is the host of 2 inspired podcasts - Launching Your Daughter & Soul-Filled Sisterhood.           She has a private practice and a coaching business, where she helps high achieving women demote their inner critic, embrace their fears through action, and grow professionally without sacrificing their personal life. As a result, they are more productive at work, have more meaningful relationships, and no longer sacrifice their well-being for others.   In this episode, she shares how to move through perfectionism and fear as a business owner. Nicole is one of my accountability partners for the podcast. After getting to know her, I knew I had to have her share some of her wisdom with you all.   RESOURCES: 10 Signs You Might Be a Perfectionist- https://nicoleburgesscoaching.com/perfectionist   Find out more about Nicole on her website www.nicoleburgesscoaching.com
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June 23, 2021
EE6. 43 | Michael Spencer | Nuts and Bolts of Bookkeeping for Therapists
FEATURED GUEST: {ENCORE Episode 43 with Michael Spencer} Michael Spencer is the owner of Michael Spencer Bookkeeping, a virtual bookkeeping business serving counselors, therapists, and helping professionals in private practice. With a first career in auditing and accounting and a second career as a Licensed Professional Counselor and coach, Michael brings a unique skill set to her bookkeeping services. She connects with her clients with warmth, compassion, and deep listening; keeps their books accurate and up-to-date every month; and helps them make sense of their financial information. Michael breaks down the basics of what we need to know as business owners when it comes to bookkeeping. In this episode Michael shares: the differences between bookkeeping and year end taxes the importance of good bookkeeping habits how we can use our books to make confident decisions in our practices, and when it is helpful to call in a professional for assistance. Resources: mspencerbooks.com 
01:00:56
June 16, 2021
EE5. VFTS 2020 5 | April Duncan | Culturally-Informed Play Therapy for Racial Trauma
FEATURED GUEST: {ENCORE of VFTS Episode 5 - April Duncan} In this Voices From the Expressive Therapies Summit Episode, I got to interview play therapist April Duncan on how she has created a for-profit play therapy program to address suicide and racial trauma in black youth. April Duncan, LCSW, RPT obtained her Bachelor’s in Arts & Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia (2006), Masters of Social Work from Saint Louis University (2012) and is currently working towards her Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) from University of Southern California. She has a private practice in St. Louis and is the Co-Owner of St. Louis Play Therapy Institute, which provides play therapy training for educational and mental health professionals. Ms. Duncan’s current focus is on national and local workshops with educators and mental health professionals on the use of play therapy in the Black community to address the rising rates of suicide in Black youth due to racial trauma. Most recently, Ms. Duncan founded BMH Connect, a for-profit organization focusing on using play therapy to address suicide and racial trauma in Black youth. RESOURCES: Facebook -  https://www.facebook.com/bmhconnect Twitter -   https://twitter.com/Bmhconnect Instagram - https://instagram.com/bmhconnect Expressive Therapies Summit NY, 2020 Culturally-Informed Play Therapy for Racial Trauma in Black Children & Families Theraplay.com Good Hair - documentary film Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury & Healing by Dr. Joy DeGruy
01:12:00
June 09, 2021
EE4. 17 | Emery Mikel | The Art of Business
FEATURED GUEST: {ENCORE of EPISODE 17- Emery Mikel} I know I always say, I am so excited to introduce you all to my next guest, but I really really am! She and I met because we were both on a panel together speaking about private practice back in 2015. We have continued to collaborate presenting at conferences on the topic and I have found her book "The Art of Business: A Guide for Creative Arts Therapists" to be a wonderful resource. Please welcome Emery Mikel, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, LCPAT to the show. She is the founder and director of Water & Stone, a Creative Arts Therapy, PLLC. W&S currently has 13 creative arts therapists seeing individual clients and running groups. Her practice also offers continuing education, both online and in-person. Emery is currently working on a second book, also related to private practice and starting a company. In addition to all of the above mentioned, Emery mentors and provides supervision to other therapists and interns, guest lectures at George Washington University and is adjunct faculty at Nazareth College. I hope you enjoy our discussion about her book the Art of Business. Resources: Water & Stone, PLLC www.creativelyhealing.com 2020 Taking Action: Social Justice Through Artistic Expression & Connection conference, June 5-7, 2020 www.creativelyhealing.com/conference.html The Art of Business: A Guide for Creative Arts Therapists by Emery Mikel Contact Emery directly to purchase a signed copy of the text at emery.mikel@creativelyhealing.com CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST EPISODE!
01:05:43
June 02, 2021
EE3. 30 | Briana MacWilliam | Breaking Glass Ceilings
FEATURED GUEST: {ENCORE of EPISODE 30- Briana MacWilliam} I first learned about my next guest a few years ago at the 2018 AATA conference in Miami. I was talking with a colleague about my plans to create this podcast and consultation business and they asked if I had spoken with Briana MacWilliam. Nope. Had not even heard of her. My colleague highly encouraged me to look her up to see how she had been able to develop a successful online platform as an art therapist. Then another colleague asked if I had heard of her. Then my last graduate student intern told me she had Briana as a professor and said, "everything she had to say was GOLD!" With that endorsement, how I could I not check her work out! I found her Instagram page @brianamacwilliam and was blown away. I have been following her ever since. Honestly, when I reached out to invite her to be a guest I didn't expect her to respond AND I am soooo happy that she did. Briana MacWilliam is an author, educator and licensed and board-certified creative arts therapist with more than 14 years clinical experience, helping adults with insecure attachment styles go from self-doubting to self-sovereign, and call in the “soul-shaking” passionate partnerships they want, without years of talk therapy, and no results. She has also published two textbooks on the topics of attachment and complicated grief, and working with LGBTQ populations. Currently, she maintains a small practice, but primarily offers courses online in self-help and personal development, as a love and attachment coach. She’s also the director of continuing education for Pratt institute’s creative arts therapies department. Resources: Briana's Website https://brianamacwilliam.com/ ATCB Exam Prep Course: https://creativeartstherapiesonline.com/p/art-therapy-test-prep Continuing Education offerings: https://creativeartstherapiesonline.com Tapping Into Wealth: How Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Can Help You Clear the Path to Making More Money You Are a Badass at Making Money Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century (Think and Grow Rich Series) Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST EPISODE!
01:20:32
May 26, 2021
EE2. VFTS 2020 4 | Bridgit Gaspard | The Final 8th - Enlist Your Inner Selves to Accomplish Your Goals
In this Voices From the Expressive Therapies Summit Episode, I got to interview Bridgit Dengel Gaspard about her new book the final 8th. Bridgit Dengel Gaspard, LCSW, is the author of The Final 8th and the founder of the New York Voice Dialogue Institute. She is a former performer who earned a master’s degree from Columbia University and teaches at numerous professional settings including Omega Institute. She lives in New York City, where she maintains a thriving private practice. Visit her online at https://www.final8th.com/. You’ll find her on social media here: Facebook -  https://www.facebook.com/BridgitGaspard/ Twitter -   https://twitter.com/BridgitGaspard Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/bridgitdengelgaspard YouTube:   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4rI-3kWE-o9s0dHQLX6UZQ All Day Symposium at the Expressive Therapies Summit NY, 2020 Creative Teletherapy Strategies & Virtual Interventions for Coping with COVID & Racial Injustice - Presented by: Kendra Carlson, MAAT, ATR-BC, Symposium Coordinator Christian Bellissimo, MSW, LCSW, RPT April D. Duncan, MSW, LCSW, RPT Scott Giacomucci, DSW, LCSW, BCD, FAAETS, PAT Brian Jantz, MA, MT-BC, LPMT Suzi Tortora, EdD, BC-DMT, LCAT, LMHC, CMA Disclaimer: To be transparent, the links to the books mentioned in the show are Amazon affiliate links. We receive a small fee if you purchase an item using the links. We use the fees to help us grow and improve the podcast.  We will never use an affiliate link to the product that don't believe in or haven't vetted ourselves. Thank you for your support.
01:22:40
May 19, 2021
EE1. 41| Dr. Judy Rubin | Dr. Judy Rubin On Her Life's Work and the Online Film Learning Library
FEATURED GUEST: {ENCORE of EPISODE 41} Dr. Judith A. Rubin earned a Bachelor's in art from Wellesley College and a Master's in Art Education from Harvard University. In 1964, Rubin met Fred Rogers. Rogers invited Rubin to be on his new public television program, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. She appeared as the "art lady" for three years (1966-1969) and used her segments to communicate the therapeutic value of art to viewers. Rubin attended the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Institute and completed her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1976. She has contributed to the field of art therapy by serving in a number of professional positions as well as writing numerous articles, books, lectures and films. Rubin became a Registered Art Therapist (ATR) in 1970 and a Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) in 1994. She served on the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) board from 1973 to 1979, including as president from 1977 to 1979. In 1981, she received the award for Honorary Life Member. In addition to her writing, Rubin has worked in private practice and has taught at many universities in the U.S. and abroad. She is also a co-founder and president of a nonprofit educational organization called Expressive Media Inc. She founded. Expressive Media, INC (EMI) in 1985 with drama therapist Ellie Irwin, each a pioneer in her field. Colleagues in Pittsburgh since the 1960s, their mission is to promote the healing power of the arts by creating, collecting, and disseminating outstanding educational films, as well as clinical and historical footage. Live events provide leading-edge training for a community of students and professionals. EMI's Flagship training program is the Expressive Therapies Summit. In this episode, Judy shares how she began her private practice and stumbled into creating the non-profit organization, EMI. She additionally shares about the long process, hard work and team effort of bringing her vision of making EMI's extensive collection of footage about the creative arts therapies accessible to all through the brand-new Online Learning Library to reality. It has been years in the making and is now accessible on the Expressive Media website. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: https://expressivemedia.org  Child Art Therapy by Judith Rubin  An Introduction to Art Therapy by Judith Rubin Approaches to Art Therapy: Theory & Technique by Judith Rubin  Artful Therapy by Judith Rubin
01:46:01
May 12, 2021
50. Nicole Elise Edwards | Empowered Feminine Archetypes and The Process of Creation
*** Special Warning *** There is a short guided visualization in the beginning of our interview, it is recommended that you do not listen to that portion of the program while driving or engaging in an activity which requires your full attention.  FEATURED GUEST:  Nicole Elise Edwards, LMHC, MT-BC is the founder of SolRiver Counseling & Expressive Arts Institute. Her aim is to provide women the opportunity to cherish their bodies, their minds, and their spirit so they can Show Up BIG and without Reservation. She is a very passionate and highly versed mental health counselor trained in working with culturally diverse women. The approach she takes to therapy is founded on the principle that people can overcome life’s adversities by modifying aspects of life that no longer serve who they are or what they stand for. She teaches the infinite power of self-acceptance and the art of self-help to assist her clients in moving past feelings of self-defeat into a world where they value themselves and others more fully. The powerful practices in her programs combine licensed mental health counseling, expressive arts, and spiritual healing. ​ LISTEN & LEARN: The 6 Empowered Feminine Archetypes from the Hindu and what they represent. How these Archetypes, when embodied, can provide transformation and growth. The importance of holding a mindset of "Abundance" & "Gratitude" on experiencing more in life and within business. Experience a short guided visualization to ground into the empowered space within. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: How to find Nicole https://www.solrivercounseling.com/ Feminine Leadership Program Contact@solrivercounseling.com
01:00:14
May 05, 2021
49. Roseann Cappana-Hodge | Helping Parents Get Unstuck
Dr. Roseann is a trailblazing Psychologist for almost 30 years, Pediatric Mental Health Expert and the founder and director of The Global Institute of Children’s Mental Health and Dr. Roseann and Associates. Her Connecticut-based center, established in 2001, has helped thousands of children and adults reverse the most challenging conditions such as ADHD, Autism, anxiety, depression, concussion, learning disability, Lyme Disease, and PANS/PANDAS. Dr. Roseann treats these conditions using proven holistic therapies such as neurofeedback, biofeedback, psychotherapy, and nutrition using her trademarked two-week intensive 360 RebootTM Program. Her mission is to teach parents how to reduce and reverse their child’s symptoms using proven natural therapies and her book, “It’s Gonna be OK!TM, and course, The Get Unstuck ProgramTM: The Step by Step Way to Change Your Child’s Mental Health, give parents the tools for lasting change. Author of Teletherapy ToolkitTM: Therapist Handbook for Treating Children and Teens and course, the first of its kind, is a professional’s guide to virtual therapeutic activities and how to keep kids engaged in teletherapy. She is also co-author of the best selling book "Brain Under Attack: A Resource For Parents and Caregivers of Children With PANS, PANDAS, and Autoimmune Encephalopathy". Named a “Thought Leader in Children’s Mental Health” by FORBES, she has been featured on dozens of media outlets such as The Mel Robbins Show, Fox News, CBS, NBC, PIX11 NYC, Cheddar TV, USA Today, Yahoo News, WebMD, Business Insider, PARENTS, The Week, and The New York Times. LISTEN & LEARN: Key criteria to look for to clarify if a client's mental health symptoms may be the result of a tick-borne illness. How collaborating with a Functional Medical Practitioner can be helpful to determine a root cause. How Lyme can be dormant in one's cells for years before the symptoms emerge. How Dr. Roseann's new Book "It's Going to be Okay," and the "Get Unstuck Parenting Summit," are providing resources to families (and other therapists) to help reduce their children's mental health symptoms. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: How to find Dr. Roseann https://www.drroseann.com https://childrensmentalhealth.com Twitter https://twitter.com/drroseann1 Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DrRoseannCapannaHodge Instagram https://www.instagram.com/drroseannandassoc Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/roseanncapannahodge Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/drroseannandassoc/ Additional Resources https://aspire.care/resources/clinicians/ It's Going to be Okay Get Unstuck Parenting Summit
52:60
April 28, 2021
48. Reaching Couples Through Retreats and Events | Brian Mayer
Brian Mayer is a solo practitioner at Full Circle Coaching. He works mostly with couples and is trained in Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Therapy. He enjoys experiential work which gives couples real life opportunities to practice skills rather than just talking about them. He also facilitates online group workshops for couples where they can learn, practice and discuss with other couples things like attachment, communication, managing differences, physical intimacy, and goals. Brian also hosts a podcast called “The Remarried Life” to help individuals recover from divorce, regain self confidence, and work through the many hurdles that blended families have. He lives in Richmond, VA with his wife Heather and two cats. They are also both excited to celebrate their daughter’s wedding and marriage later this year. LISTEN & LEARN: The impact a single day workshop can provide for clients. Experiential techniques for helping couples connect without words. Ability to expand one's reach and help more people through retreats and events. Qualify for $100 off the Couples Workshop using promo code "TCP100" RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Brian's website https://www.richmondmarriagecounseling.com/couplesworkshop.html The Remarried Life Podcast
53:25
April 21, 2021
47. Creating a Work-Life Balance as an Entrepreneurial Mom | Amber Trueblood
AMBER TRUEBLOOD is a licensed marriage and family therapist, speaker, writer, retreat host and mother to four sons. She loves learning everything she can about human development, psychology, neuroscience, self-care, meditation, communication, bio-hacking and family dynamics. She is the author of the book, Stretch Marks. It is part memoir, part parenting book and part self-help. She also is the host of the podcast Stretch Marks where she interviews people intent on sharing their wisdom in areas ranging from money to meditation to pelvic floor dysfunction and probiotics. Amber has been featured in Parade, the Oprah Magazine, L.A. Parent, Bustle, Fatherly and Good Housekeeping. Amber's go-to brain-hacks for shifting mood. The role of self-kindness in her transition from therapist to entrepreneur. Importance of clarity on what is most important to you (not just your career) to create work-life boundaries. Decoding overwhelm as a key to prioritizing time. Intentionally adding 1 thing that is lights-you-up to your week and creating structures in place to ensure you do it. Communicating needs with family and asking them to help you. Identifying what things and people drain your mental or emotional energy so you can set intentional boundaries. And her story of how she wrote a book on the road while her children were performing in the traveling musical. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Amber's Website Stretch Mark's the Podcast Stretch Mark's the Book
01:10:02
April 14, 2021
46. "Culturally Sensitive Trauma Response" | Jennifer Marchand
Jennifer Marchand is a Certified Canadian Counsellor, EMDRIA Approved Consultant, Registered Canadian Art Therapy, and a Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Facilitator based in Germany. Over the past ten years, she has worked in a diverse range of settings and cultural contexts as a clinician, consultant and trainer. In addition to her clinical work, she has worked as a trauma trainer in conflict affected countries - such as Iraq and Afghanistan - on the implementation of trauma sensitive health care for survivors of gender-based violence. She also established a practice in Hanoi, Vietnam working with a diverse client base, including expatriates and Vietnamese clients, and was the clinical supervisor for a Vietnamese organization working with survivors of human trafficking. She began her career in northern Canada working with Indigenous and non-Indigenous individuals, families and communities affected by complex and intergenerational trauma. She received close mentorship and training on Indigenous psychotherapy and traditional healing practices. These teachings continue to shape her approach to trauma recovery and cross-cultural practices, especially when working in non-Western and Indigenous contexts. Jennifer also has an Etsy store where she sells helpful and beautiful trauma informed resources. She is offering listeners a discount of 50% off when they purchase using the following link. Listen & Learn: Jennifer's experiences learning culturally sensitive approaches working with Indigenous populations in Canada understand the relationship between cultural sensitivity & trauma-sensitive approaches become aware of potential benefits of integrating EMDR approaches within expressive therapy approaches the four R's of trauma the importance of freedom within structure and the COME BACK tool, a Culturally-Attuned tool for Body-Centered Resourcing and Stabilization. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: COME BACK TOOL Digital Workbook www.naturebasedemdr.com Coupon Code for the ARTforTraumaTherapy shop on Etsy Video of Shirly Turcotte, researcher and trainer on Indigenous Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy (Formerly Aboriginal)
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April 07, 2021
VFTS 2021 7. LifeSPEAKS Poetry Therapy | Jennie Linthorst
Jennie Linthorst, MA, CAPF, is a poet, expressive writing teacher, and founder of LifeSPEAKS Poetry Therapy. She is on the faculty of the UCLA Arts & Healing, and has taught expressive writing workshops at UC Irvine Ext, the University of Santa Monica, the National Association for Poetry Therapy, and the Manhattan Beach Unified School District. Jennie facilitates ongoing adult writing groups and original curriculum for private cleints. She has a bachelor's in psychology from Skidmore College, certification as a certified applied poetry facilitator, and a master's in spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica. Jennie has written two books of poetry:  Silver Girl and Autism Disrupter: A Mother's Journey of Hope. Jennie will be teaching "Immigration & Empathy: Building Communication Through Creative Writing & Movement" on April 24, 2021 from 1PM - 4PM and  "Creative Rituals for Processing Grief: Music, Dance & " on April , 2021 from 9AM to 4pm at the online LA Expressive Therapies Summit. Listen & Learn: how she was inspired to become a poetry therapist; how staying open to possibilities allowed for opportunities within her community to facilitate expressive writing offerings; how she has used her personal experience as a mother of a child with special needs to support other mom's in their personal journey, using poetry and writing; and how collaborative partnerships with other artists have created opportunities to develop culturally supportive interactive community workshops, which she will be presenting on at the Expressive Therapies Summit, LA, event. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: UCLA Arts & Healing Expressive Therapies Summit LifeSPEAKS Poetry Therapy Silver Girl by Jennie Linthorst Autism Disrupter: A Mother's Journey of Hope by Jennie Linthorst Rejina Klenjowski Dance Company Poetic Medicine by John Fox The Hero's Journey Joseph Campbell on his life & work Motherless Daughters Autistic Like Documentary Film created by Jennie & Her Husband Erik Autism Goes to College
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March 31, 2021
VFTS 2021 6. On Cultural Humility | Vivian Chavez
Vivian Chavez, MPH, DrPH, is a college professor, social justice artist, and yoga/meditation teacher. Much of her work focuses on facilitating conversations about power and privilege and how these operate in our lives. Vivian uses community building, storytelling, creativity, and movement to teach health and wellness. She has her master's and doctorate from the University of CA, Berkeley, with research in "Violence in the Lives of Young Women in Urban Environments." Vivian is an author of books and articles about prevention, youth media, community-based research and cultural humility. She has presented her work in Cuba, Peru, and Argentina, studied in India, and lectured throughout the U.S. In this episode we discuss the framework of cultural humility. Vivian shares the  and the shift of away from discussing it in terms of cultural competency to cultural humility, the role of prevention and the benefits of dynamic teaching methodology. She will be presenting "Cultural Humility from the Inside Out:  A Clinical Approach to Addressing Bias" on April 15, 2021 from 6 PM to 8 PM at the online LA Expressive Therapies Summit. RESOURCES: UCLA Arts & Healing Expressive Therapies Summit Therapy With Erica The Innovative Parent: Raising Connected, Happy, Successful Kids through Art  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST EPISODE!
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March 24, 2021
SS8. Relapse Prevention | Special Series on Trauma Response with Nicole Porter Davis
Emerald Sketch A.R.T. Specializing in early childhood, acute assessment, trauma treatment, family  development and community outreach, Nicole Porter Davis is noted for her immediate  response in Newtown, CT initiating art therapy services following the horrifying  massacre at Sandy Hook School. She was invited to Director Child Therapy for the  Sandy Hook Healing Project days after the tragedy. Ms. Davis later established the  Emerald Sketch, LLC employing an art therapy response team of independent clinicians  bridging the gap for trauma services first for Newtown, CT. Now she is the founding Director of Emerald Sketch A.R.T., Inc. a non-profit designed to  help mobilize clinicians anywhere in the world set up sustainable Creative Arts therapy  services immediately after any horrifying trauma. Her current focus has been on the  American migrant child crisis training practitioners as well as mobilizing Art therapy  response for the traumatized children of Brooklyn. Nicole recently co-authored the first  trauma response ‘Manual” for The Red Pencil, an international humanitarian  organization providing Creative Arts therapies to the global community. In addition to her clinical work, Nicole's latest Creative work was the development of An  American Nightmare, a solo performance that debuted off broadway in NYC, July 2019.  Her Performance Art experience began at a very young age. She co-wrote and  performed music in Philadelphia asThe JillRabbits, 2005-2014. Prior to this Nicole  studied Theater Arts, Dance, Music, and Art throughout her entire childhood. She then  developed her focus into Fine Art and Psychology during her undergraduate studies.  She maintains a handful of private clients in Brooklyn and the greater New York  community, and provides online clinical supervision and training for Creative Arts  Therapists. Thrive Global publishes her latest stories online. Listen & Learn: A systematic arts therapy approach to providing treatment in response to large scale trauma The importance of choice in work with clients Benefits of double handed scribbling techniques Tools for anchoring the therapeutic experience Role of a good-bye ritual And the benefits of integrating the community in the healing process. https://www.creativeclinicianscorner.com/ss1 https://www.creativeclinicianscorner.com/ss2 https://www.creativeclinicianscorner.com/ss3 https://www.creativeclinicianscorner.com/ss4 https://www.creativeclinicianscorner.com/ss5 https://www.creativeclinicianscorner.com/ss6 https://www.creativeclinicianscorner.com/ss7
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March 17, 2021
45. Applying the ACT approach to Entrepreneurship | Lee Chaix McDonough
Lee Chaix McDonough is the CEO and Founder of Coach With Clarity, a training and education company for life and business coaches. She is also the host of the Coach with Clarity podcast and author of the #1 Amazon book, ACT On Your Business: Braving the storms of entrepreneurship and creating success through meaning, mindset, and mindfulness. After over a decade as a clinical social worker and public health professional, Lee became credentialed as a coach through the International Coach Federation and now provides ICF-accredited continuing coach education for intuitive, heart-centered coaches. Her Coach with Clarity® framework fuses meaning, mindset, and mindfulness with grounded intuition and solid business strategy to help coaches and clients excel at entrepreneurship and transform their lives. Lee lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, and her pug Phineas. In this episode, Lee shares about the her journey to becoming an author. More specifically shares about the core pillars of ACT -Meaning, Mindset & Mindfulness - and their applications to entrepreneurship. She provides tangible activities and processes you can do to help reach your business goals. RESOURCES: https://www.coachwithclarity.com https://www.coachwithclarity.com/blueprint ACT on your Business Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling & Start Living ACT made Simple Get out of your mind and into your life: The New Acceptance And Commitment Therapy Reiki Course Offerings as mentioned in the Episode Promo: https://floridaarttherapyservices.com/continuing-education/ CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST EPISODE!
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March 10, 2021
VFTS 2021 5. Creative Approaches to Working with Resistance in Therapy | Erica Curtis
Erica Curtis is co-author with Ping Ho of the award-winning book "The Innovative Parent: Raising Connected, Happy, Successful Kids through Art." She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Board-Certified Art Therapist. Erica is core faculty and curriculum developer for UCLArts & Healing and consultant for The Board of Behavioral Sciences, The Foundation for Art & Healing, and the Art Therapy department at Loyola Marymount University. Erica is an internationally sought speaker and has been cited in over 100 media outlets as an expert on creative approaches to emotional and relationship health. Erica has a psychotherapy practice in San Juan Capistrano, CA. In this episode Erica shares effective creative methods for working with resistance. She shares how she has used them at home in her own parenting and how she teaches the parents to do the same. The interventions shared are featured in the award winning book she co-authored with Ping Ho, "The Innovative Parent". Erica will be teaching "Reaching Resistant Clients of All Ages Through Art: Techniques for Success" on April 24, 2021 from 1PM - 4PM and  "Guidelines for Avoiding Liability: Ethics Standards for Creative Arts Therapists and Counselors" on April 17, 2021 from 9AM to 4pm at the online LA Expressive Therapies Summit. RESOURCES: UCLA Arts & Healing Expressive Therapies Summit Therapy With Erica The Innovative Parent: Raising Connected, Happy, Successful Kids through Art 
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March 03, 2021
VFTS 2021 4. Imagination, Creativity & Spirituality in Therapy | Dr. Leanne Domash
Leanne Domash, PhD is a psychologist/psychoanalyst, playwright and Embodied Imagination practitioner. She has had a life-long interest in the creative process and has written and/or presented nationally and internationally on art, architecture, writing, wit and humor, theater, and spirituality as they intersect with the psychotherapeutic process. The aim of her recent book -- Imagination, Creativity and Spirituality in Psychotherapy: Welcome to Wonderland -- is to awaken creative desire and expand the imagination of the clinician and in turn, his or her patient. However, the book can be read by anyone wanting to solve problems --whether artistic, scientific or relational -- in more open and original ways. Dr. Domash brings the reader into a transitional space, an in-between reality, that allows deep exploration and access to new ideas. She illuminates the use of Embodied Imagination, a dreamwork technique that helps the individual break dysfunctional patterns and view his or her life with new perspective. The destructive effect of trauma on the imagination is explored and strategies given to address this. Using interdisciplinary exploration – from Kabbala and bible stories to biology and neuroscience -- Dr. Domash helps the reader view the world through a metaphorical lens as he or she continues to grow, expand, dare, take risks, and even, leap into the unknown. Dr. Domash is Clinical Consultant, New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis; Voluntary Psychologist, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, NY, NY; and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY, NY. In this episode, we discussed concepts and their applications in psychotherapy from her recent book. Dr. Domash along with Jarred Sharer, will be presenting at the upcoming Expressive Therapies Summit on the topic of Spirituality, Creativity & Dreamwork in Psychotherapy. RESOURCES: Imagination, Creativity & Spirituality in Psychotherapy: Welcome to Wonderland Shrink Rap with David Van Nuys Magical Mystery Tour with Tonio Epstein Seeker to Seeker Expressive Therapies Summit CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST EPISODE!
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February 24, 2021
44. Creative Resiliency in Your Practice | Kate Shannon
Kate Shannon, LPC, LCAT, MT-BC is the host of the Creative Therapy Umbrella podcast. She offers therapist support services, private practice services and continuing education. She has spent her career supporting children with life-limiting medical diagnoses, mental health needs, and developmental differences through music therapy, play and creative expression. Kate is passionate about incorporating play therapy skills into the music therapy space and helps other therapists learn how to support healthy social and emotional development through these skills. Kate also loves working with adults utilizing inner child work, attachment-based therapy, mindfulness and creativity. Besides creating music, she loves to knit, needle felt, read, play video games and spend time with her family. In this episode, Kate talks about the role of creative resiliency and entrepreneurship. She shares at least 5 tips to build your own creative resiliency practice. My favorite is her practice of scheduling in 30 minutes of "boredom" time into her calendar which help her to slow down and allow the inspiration to flow. She also shares how she is working to offer CE's for music therapists through her podcast, The Creative Therapy Umbrella and the Music Therapy Podcast Collective. Resources: Listeners can grab her FREE guide to Boost Creativity here: https://mailchi.mp/fd5064c4332e/main-newsletter  www.creativetherapyumbrella.com Insta: https://www.instagram.com/creativetherapyumbrella/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/creativetherapyumbrella/ Music Therapy Podcast Collective https://mtpodcastcollective.com/ CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST EPISODE!
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February 17, 2021
43. Nuts and Bolts of Bookkeeping for Therapists | Michael Spencer
Michael Spencer is the owner of Michael Spencer Bookkeeping, a virtual bookkeeping business serving counselors, therapists, and helping professionals in private practice. With a first career in auditing and accounting and a second career as a Licensed Professional Counselor and coach, Michael brings a unique skill set to her bookkeeping services. She connects with her clients with warmth, compassion, and deep listening; keeps their books accurate and up-to-date every month; and helps them make sense of their financial information.   Michael breaks down the basics of what we need to know as business owners when it comes to bookkeeping. In this episode Michael shares: the differences between bookkeeping and year end taxes the importance of good bookkeeping habits how we can use our books to make confident decisions in our practices, and talks about when it is helpful to call in a professional for assistance. Resources: mspencerbooks.com 
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February 10, 2021
42. Managing Chronic Stress | Dr. Jennifer Love
Dr. Jennifer Love, co-author of WHEN CRISIS STRIKES (December 29th, 2020), is a  board-certified psychiatrist in addiction psychiatry and addiction medicine and is a Diplomate of  the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Addiction Medicine.  She attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and completed her  internship, residency, and subspecialty fellowship training at the University of Hawaii. Dr. Love  has served as chief resident and as clinical faculty at the University of Hawaii Department of  Psychiatry before returning to California, where she is currently in group practice. Dr. Love is an award-winning researcher and international speaker and has appeared as a medical expert on The Dr. Phil Show and The Doctors, and has been interviewed for documentaries including Dr. Mark Hyman’s Broken Brain series, and various podcasts and vlogs. She is currently developing her own documentary series on women, as well as an educational documentary on suicide prevention. Dr. Love’s work focuses on restoring life balance, brain, and body health while helping her patients improve their functionality and satisfaction in life. She utilizes a wide range of interventions beyond medication, including nutraceuticals, exercise, yoga, various types of psychotherapy, and sleep/relaxation training. Her specialties include mood disorders, substance use disorders, anxiety disorders, anger and irritability, behavioral addictions, co-occurring pain, and opioid dependence. In this episode, we discussed the rise of addictions as a result of quarantine, holistic and functional medicine in the treatment of mental health conditions, and practical tips for managing chronic stress. Resources: www.lovehovik.com Instagram @dr_author_jennifer_love When Crisis Strikes 
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February 03, 2021
VFTS 2021 3. Expressive Arts and Grief | Dr. Robert Neimeyer
Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Psychology, University of Memphis, and maintains an active consulting and coaching practice. He also directs the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition, which provides online and onsite training internationally in grief therapy. Since completing his doctoral training at the University of Nebraska in 1982, he has conducted extensive research on the topics of death, grief, loss, and suicide intervention. Neimeyer has published 30 books, including Techniques of Grief Therapy: Assessment and Intervention and Grief and the Expressive Arts: Practices for Creating Meaning, the latter with Barbara Thompson. The author of over 500 articles and book chapters, he is currently working to advance a more adequate theory of grieving as a meaning-making process, both in his published work and through his frequent professional workshops for national and international audiences. Neimeyer is the Editor of the respected international journal, Death Studies, and served as President of the Association for Death Education and Counseling. In recognition of his scholarly contributions, he has been granted the Distinguished Research Award, the Distinguished Teaching Award, and the Eminent Faculty Award by the University of Memphis, elected Chair of the International Work Group on Death, Dying, and Bereavement, and given the Research Recognition, Clinical Practice and Lifetime Achievement Awards by the Association for Death Education and Counseling. Most recently, he has received the Phoenix Award: Rising to the Service of Humanity from the MISS Foundation, been given ADEC’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and been recognized as an Honored Associate of the Viktor Frankl Association for his lifetime contributions to the study of meaning.  Additionally, he is a published poet.  In this episode, Robert and I discuss the need for additional education to be included in the training of therapists on the topic of grief and loss. He shares his thoughts about how "slowing down" in therapy actually speeds things up to create transformational moments with clients.  He additionally shares about the work of his colleagues and himself providing experiential training on expressive methods for transformative meaning-making in grief work at the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition.  We talk a bit about the Grief Track (10 workshops) being offered at the upcoming Expressive Therapies Summit, Los Angeles, event. He will specifically be teaching on Writing Through Bereavement: Reconstructing Meaning & Loss at the event.  Resources: https://www.portlandinstitute.org/ http://summit.expressivemedia.org/ The Art of Longing: Selected Poems by Neimeyer  Techniques of Grief Therapy: Assessment and Intervention Grief and the Expressive Arts: Practices for Creating Meaning
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January 27, 2021
VFTS 2021 2. Expressive Remix Therapy: Digital Approaches to Treatment | Jeffrey Jamerson
Jeffrey Jamerson, MA, PhD (c), has over 20 years of experience in the public sector. He has served at-risk youth in various capacities, most recently as the Vice President of programs and services at Aviva Family and Children Services in Los Angeles. Hoping to create a shift in how therapy is conducted with foster children, he has integrated narrative and expressive arts modalities with digital art media, which he calls Expressive Remix Therapy. Dr. Jamerson's origins are one of the Breakbeat culture of the late 70's and early 80's. He shares about how his connection to breakdancing, rap music and Hip-Hop influenced his work with at-risk youth and his development of Expressive Remix Therapy. Dr. Jamerson shares multiple software applications that can easily be integrated into multi-modal therapy interventions whether in-person or via telehealth. For those wanting to learn more about Dr. Jamerson's approaches, he will be teaching a 3 hour workshop on May 1, 2021 at the upcoming LA Expressive Therapies Summit entitled, Digital Media Arts: Therapeutic Interventions for Adolescents & Others. This experiential 3-hour workshop is designed to give participants hands-on experience in using digital media art with students and clients. Participants will learn about apps, software, and new media resources for creative expression, and explore how to use these resources as a therapeutic intervention when working with clients. Additionally, they will learn how narrative and story creation can be augmented through the medium of digital media art. Resources Mentioned in the Show: DJ Kool Herc https://www.djkoolherc.com/ Aviva Family & Children's Services, LA https://aviva.org/ Combining the creative therapies with technology: Using social media and online counseling to treat clients.  Jamerson, J. (2013). Expressive remix therapy: Using digital media art in therapeutic group sessions with children and adolescents. Creative Nursing, 19(4), 182–188.  The handbook of art therapy and digital technology. Expressive remix therapy: Facilitating narrative mash-ups through the use of digital media art. More resources available at www.creativeclinicianscorner.com/vfts2021-2
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January 20, 2021
41. Dr. Judy Rubin On Her Life's Work and the Online Film Learning Library | Dr. Judy Rubin
Dr. Judith A. Rubin earned a Bachelor's in art from Wellesley College and a Master's in Art Education from Harvard University. In 1964, Rubin met Fred Rogers. Rogers invited Rubin to be on his new public television program, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. She appeared as the "art lady" for three years (1966-1969) and used her segments to communicate the therapeutic value of art to viewers. Rubin attended the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Institute and completed her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1976. She has contributed to the field of art therapy by serving in a number of professional positions as well as writing numerous articles, books, lectures and films. Rubin became a Registered Art Therapist (ATR) in 1970 and a Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) in 1994. She served on the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) board from 1973 to 1979, including as president from 1977 to 1979. In 1981, she received the award for Honorary Life Member. In addition to her writing, Rubin has worked in private practice and has taught at many universities in the U.S. and abroad. She is also a co-founder and president of a nonprofit educational organization called Expressive Media Inc. She founded. Expressive Media, INC (EMI) in 1985 with drama therapist Ellie Irwin, each a pioneer in her field. Colleagues in Pittsburgh since the 1960s, their mission is to promote the healing power of the arts by creating, collecting, and disseminating outstanding educational films, as well as clinical and historical footage. Live events provide leading-edge training for a community of students and professionals. EMI's Flagship training program is the Expressive Therapies Summit. In this episode, Judy shares how she began her private practice and stumbled into creating the non-profit organization, EMI. She additionally shares about the long process, hard work and team effort of bringing her vision of making EMI's extensive collection of footage about the creative arts therapies accessible to all through the brand-new Online Learning Library to reality. It has been years in the making and is now accessible on the Expressive Media website. Resources: https://expressivemedia.org Child Art Therapy by Judith Rubin An Introduction to Art Therapy by Judith Rubin Approaches to Art Therapy: Theory & Technique by Judith Rubin Artful Therapy by Judith Rubin
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January 13, 2021