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The Frog King: Seeing Image Dynamics in Clinical Work

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THE PSYCHOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF FAIRY TALES, MYTHS & STORIES: WEBINAR SERIEs

Join us as we lead a discussion about a specific fairy tale, myth, or work of literature in order to examine and comprehend the plight of ourselves and others. These narratives offer us a unique means of cultivating the ability to understand the interplay of symbolic elements within a given context.  As such they are ideal objects of contemplation for the process of developing the awareness necessary to be truly engaged in psychological work.  

Lectures in this series provide insights into global stories and cultural context as well as the influence of nature, alchemy, and the sacred.  These enduring and archetypal stories may be used as a powerful device in framing and making sense of modern day maladies and concerns.  Join us for one, or several, online interactive webinars exploring the wisdom of story through a depth psychological framework.

When you register for the webinar you will receive a link to view the previously recorded lecture as well as handouts, copies of the slides and evaluations. Included in this registration letter will be a link or adapted version of the fairytale, myth, or work of literature that we will be discussing.  Pre-reading is encouraged but not required.  

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The Frog KING: Seeing Image Dynamics in Clinical Work – Webinar

In this presentation of a fairy tale, The Frog King, or Iron Heinrich from the Brothers Grimm, (commonly, known as the Frog Prince) we explore the nature of the living dynamic within a specific narrative with an eye for developing the ability to track relationships between the diverse elements that make up the clinical encounter. Rather than focus upon a specific category of clinical conditions, (e.g. depression, anxiety, addiction) emphasis is placed upon developing the awareness of the clinician so as to enhance the ability to perceive the dynamic flow of psychologically relevant material as it appears in the very moment of the clinical encounter. In so doing, the clinician is able to work within a context that honors the existing intrinsic values and beliefs of both the patient and the therapist without needing to reduce either, to the needs imposed by a systemic approach. 

Presented by Mark Dean, MFA, MA, ATR-BC, LPC  is a Jungian Analytic Training Candidate with over 20 years of clinical experience as an art psychotherapist and licensed professional counselor and educator.  Mark has worked in a range of clinical mental health settings.  As a professional artist, he has earned the National Endowment on the Arts Award as well as two Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Awards in Painting.  He is a co-founder of The Center for Psyche & the Arts, an organization devoted to the study and application of the uses of art, imagery, and creative process in clinical work. 

OBJECTIVES: 

Participants will be able:

  1. Identify three (3) major differences between “Image” constructs and “Rational” constructs and articulate the value and limitations of each for psychological work.
  2. Identify three (3) different relational aspects between image and forms.
  3. Articulate two (2) ways to utilize the skills developed in the presentation to enhance their direct clinical work.

 

CREDITS:

The Center for Psyche & the Arts, LLC is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) #6302 and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.  The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.   
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One (1.5) Continuing Education clock hour or .15 CEU’s is available for this webinar.

Requests for paper certificates to be sent by USPS mail may be made by contacting, us directly at contact@psychearts.org, the fee for each mailed certificate is $10.00 USD.  Additional postage fees for international shipments apply.  Partial credits are not offered at this time.

 TARGET AUDIENCE:

Creative Arts Therapists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Counselors, Therapists, and other professional mental health clinicians.

GENERAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

For additional information, please be sure to visit our Registration Information and Locations and Accommodation pages.

For a limited time, you may view the recording of  THE FROG KING: SEEING IMAGE DYNAMICS IN CLINICAL WORK – WEBINAR. If you like this program and would like to support our organization please consider becoming a member or donating. If you would like to earn continuing education credits for viewing the program, please use the link to register below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation via a downloadable file, printable handout for the course, which includes the description, objectives as well as all of the text for the presentation slides and pre- and post-evaluations.  These items are only available upon purchase.  Thank you for supporting our efforts and hope you find this information valuable. 

Please note that only current members of The Center for Psyche & the Arts, LLC are eligible for the member’s rate.  If you wish to become a member at this time in order take advantage of this and other discounts, kindly visit our membership page in order to add your desired level of membership to your cart.  Thank you for your understanding and attention.

 

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Narcissus & Echo: It Takes Two – Webinar

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the Psychological Significance of Fairy Tales, Myths & Stories: Webinar Series

Join us as we lead a discussion about a specific fairy tale, myth, or work of literature in order to examine and comprehend the plight of ourselves and others. These narratives offer us a unique means of cultivating the ability to understand the interplay of symbolic elements within a given context.  As such they are ideal objects of contemplation for the process of developing the awareness necessary to be truly engaged in psychological work.  

Lectures in this series provide insights into global stories and cultural context as well as the influence of nature, alchemy, and the sacred.  These enduring and archetypal stories may be used as a powerful device in framing and making sense of modern day maladies and concerns.  Join us for one, or several, online, interactive webinars exploring the wisdom of story through a depth psychological framework.

When you register for the webinar you will immediately receive your call in information as a downloadable letter of confirmation.  Due to the many versions of some of these stories, included in the letter will be a link or adapted version of the fairytale, myth, or work of literature that we will be referencing.  Myths and fairytales are culturally bound and change over time and within different contexts.   The presenter does not claim that the version provided is the authoritative version instead, usually an older one that has been historically researched and holds significance and relevance that will aid in illuminating our discussions.  Pre-reading is encouraged but not required. 

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Narcissus and Echo: It Takes Two

Seeing, Hearing and Speaking in Relationships 

“What you seek is nowhere; but turn yourself away, and the object of your love will be no more. That which you behold is but the shadow of a reflected form and has no substance of its own. With you it comes, with you it go stays, and it will go with you …” (Ovid, Metamorphoses 3.433).

Using the myth of Echo and Narcissus, we examine the complexities of relationship and some of the many dichotomies created within ourselves and our unions. Special attention is given to the loss, or underdevelopment, of Self and the ability to relate to Other when thwarted by developmental and/or psychological trauma.

Discussion includes the archetypal psychological functions of this myth, and a case example, in which a couple struggled to see and hear one another in an affirming way.  The case presentation includes client artwork and responses that illuminate the dynamics within the couple and their transformation. Attention is given to cultural and familial roles and the art psychotherapy process, which reflect personal narrative and common themes inherent in the Echo and Narcissus legend.

Instructor: Michelle L. Dean, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, CGP has 20 years expertise in treating individuals who struggle with addictions, eating disorders, relationship issues, and traumatic experiences.  In addition to her clinical practice, she is an author, supervisor, educator, and consultant.  She has been an Adjunct Professor at Arcadia University since 1997 and has several publications her credit, including the children’s book, Taking Weight Issues to School.  Her work has been recognized through many distinguished awards, including the prestigious Honorary Life Member Award from DVATA.

Objectives: 

Participants will be able:

  1. Identify to two (2) ways of relating in the myth of Echo and Narcissus and its significance in psychological functioning for the development of Self and Other relatedness.
  2. Identify at least one (1) example of the interconnectedness of relatedness (i.e., early childhood trauma, alexithymia, etc.) in the myth relate to psychological functioning.
  3. Identify at least one (1) example of how the natural process of inner development and relatedness may be thwarted by developmental and/or psychological trauma.
  4. Identify one (1) aspect of how the development of myth (i.e., story arc and the archetypal hero’s journey) relates to a change in psychological understanding and how it may be utilized in clinical practice and may increase creative flow in clients.

 

CREDITS:

The Center for Psyche & the Arts, LLC is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) #6302 and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.  The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.   
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One (1.5) Continuing Education clock hour or .15 CEU’s is available for this webinar.

Certificates of attendance will be generated for all participants after the lecture and may take 24 – 48 to receive by email.  Requests for paper certificates to be sent by USPS, may be made by contacting, us directly at: contact@psychearts.org, the fee for each mailed certificate is $10.00 USD.  Additional postage fees for international shipments apply.  Partial credits are not offered at this time.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

Creative Arts Therapists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Counselors, Therapists, and other professional mental health clinicians.

GENERAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

For additional information, please visit our Registration Information page.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation via a downloadable file, notes, and a link to the previously recorded program will be provided once purchased, which is hosted by GoToWebinar®.  You will need to have internet access and in some cases download the free application to your device for easy viewing. Also attached will be a downloadable file which contains a printable handout for the course.  It includes the description, objectives as well as all of the text for the presentation slides and pre- and post-evaluations.  It is only available upon purchase.  

Be sure to arrive at GoToWebinar® site a few minutes before the start of the course in order to successfully sign in on time. If you have difficulty signing in, please email: contact@psychearts.org.

Please note that only current members of The Center for Psyche & the Arts, LLC are eligible for the member’s rate.  If you wish to become a member at this time in order take advantage of this and other discounts, kindly visit our membership page in order to add your desired level of membership to your cart.  Thank you for your understanding and attention.

 

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Persephone: The Rape of a Goddess – Webcast

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THE PSYCHOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF FAIRY TALES, MYTHS & STORIES: WEBINAR SERIES

Join us as we lead a discussion about a specific fairy tale, myth, or work of literature in order to examine and comprehend the plight of ourselves and others. These narratives offer us a unique means of cultivating the ability to understand the interplay of symbolic elements within a given context.  As such they are ideal objects of contemplation for the process of developing the awareness necessary to be truly engaged in psychological work.  

Lectures in this series provide insights into global stories and cultural context as well as the influence of nature, alchemy, and the sacred.  These enduring and archetypal stories may be used as a powerful device in framing and making sense of modern day maladies and concerns.  Join us for one, or several, online interactive webinars exploring the wisdom of story through a depth psychological framework.

When you register for the webinar you will receive your call in information as well as a letter of confirmation. Included in this registration letter will be a link or adapted version of the fairytale, myth, or work of literature that we will be discussing. Pre-reading is encouraged but not required. 

Persephone: The Rape of a Goddess 

 

Persephone - Thomas Hart BentonThis program examines the cycles of womanhood as well as the thwarting of such passage through traumatic experiences.

Presented by: Michelle L. Dean, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, CGP has 20 years expertise in treating individuals who struggle with addictions, eating disorders, relationship issues, and traumatic experiences.  In addition to her clinical practice, she is an author, supervisor, educator, and consultant.  She has been an Adjunct Professor at Arcadia University since 1997 and has several publications her credit, including the children’s book, Taking Weight Issues to School.  Her work has been recognized through many distinguished awards, including the prestigious Honorary Life Member Award from DVATA.

 

 

OBJECTIVES: 

Participants will be able:

  1. Identify to four perspectives of myths related to the story of Persephone and psychological functioning. 
  1. Identify one example of how the relations between two motifs (i.e., rhythmic order, relationship to anima/animus, upper and lower world of Self) in the myth relate to psychological functioning.
  1. Identify at least one (1) example of how the natural process of individuation and inner development may be thwarted by current cultural ideals and/or psychological trauma in clients.
  1. Name one aspect of how the development of the story (e.g., story arc, mother-daughter relationship, descending and ascending) relates to a change in psychological attitude and may assist clients in shifting their perspective of their life journey.

 

CREDITS:

The Center for Psyche & the Arts, LLC is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) #6302 and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.  The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.   
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One (1.5) Continuing Education clock hour or .15 CEU’s are available for this webinar.

Certificates of attendance will be generated for all participants after the lecture and may take 24 – 48 to receive by email.  Requests for paper certificates to be sent by USPS mail, may be made by contacting, us directly at: contact@psychearts.org, the fee for each mailed certificate is $10.00 USD.  Additional postage fees for international shipments apply.  Partial credits are not offered at this time.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

Creative Arts Therapists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Counselors, Therapists, and other professional mental health clinicians.

General Registration Information:

For additional information, please be sure to visit our Registration Information page.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation via a downloadable file, notes, and a link to the previously recorded program will be provided once purchased, which is hosted by GoToWebinar®.  You will need to have internet access and in some cases download the free application to your device for easy viewing. Also attached will be a downloadable file which contains a printable handout for the course.  It includes the description, objectives as well as all of the text for the presentation slides and pre- and post-evaluations.  It is only available upon purchase. 

Be sure to arrive at GoToWebinar® site a few minutes before the start of the course in order to successfully sign in on time. If you have difficulty signing in, please email  contact@psychearts.org.

Please note that only current members of The Center for Psyche & the Arts, LLC are eligible for the member’s rate.  If you wish to become a member at this time in order take advantage of this and other discounts, kindly visit our membership page in order to add your desired level of membership to your cart.  Thank you for your understanding and attention.

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Pictures and Words: A Six-Week Workshop

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Powerful writing captures images by transporting the reader into a scene or experience, while gripping illustrations convey thousands of words. Join us and create your own words and pictures.

 

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This six-week workshop explores the intersection of imagery through verbal and visual expression by placing visual thinking at its core. Exploration of visual journals, illustrated texts, narrated photo- and video-documentaries, and blogs and the artists/authors who created them will serve as a springboard for students’ own creative writings, such as fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry coupled with the use of graphic expression such as drawing, painting, sculpture, photography or video. Students will deepen their ability to engage in multiple modes of expression by utilizing images to inform their writing as well as words to inform their art.

Each week, a brief lecture will be presented followed by time to write and create art. Students will have the opportunity to share their work and receive feedback from their like-minded cohorts.

Teaching Methods:

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Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

1.     Name at least three key concepts of thinking that relate to a perceptual experience.

2.     Utilize meta-cognition in order to explore and articulate personal thought process and increased awareness of self and surroundings.

3.     Create at least 3 visual and written works that address personal, familial, communal, and cultural themes.

Suggested Reading Materials:

Arnheim, R. (2004). Visual thinking. University of California Press.

Borges, J. L.  The book of imaginary beings.

Johnston, C. (2011). Artist’s Journal workshop: Creating your life in words and pictures. North Light Books.

Werner, A. (1965). Artists who write. Art Journal, 24, 4, 342-347. College Art Association. http://www.jstor.org/stable/774811

Praeterita: Artist Phillip Hartigan talks about art, interviews other artists and more. http://philiphartiganpraeterita.blogspot.com/2010/02/on-artists-who-write-and-writers-who.html

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Instructor: 

Michelle L. Dean, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, CGP is an art psychotherapist who co-founded of The Center for Psyche & the Arts, LLC (http://psychearts.org) with two locations in the Philadelphia area. In addition to her clinical practice, she is an author, supervisor, educator, and consultant. ShIMG_6876e has been an Adjunct Professor at Arcadia University since 1997 and has several publications to her credit, including the children’s book, Taking Weight Issues to School and the professional text Using Art Media in Psychotherapy: Bringing the power of creativity to practice. Her work has been recognized through many distinguished awards, including the prestigious Honorary Life Member Award from Delaware Valley Art Therapy Association and the American Art Therapy Association’s Pearlie Roberson Award.

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Eating Disorders: Symbolic Expression and Treatment – Webinar

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Eating disorders are disturbances of relationships: Relationships to others and the environment, to oneself, to one’s emotions, and to one’s needs, desires, and imagination.  Free from externally exposed famine means we are all the freer to project onto food that have nothing to do with assuaging our alimentary needs, seeking through eating to satisfy our longing for affection or sexual fulfillment, or to muffle our grief or rage (Woodman, 1980).  Food can also become the repository of our secret fears and fantasies of perfect health and thus becomes a symbolic function of complex, underlying psychological processes (Burch, 1973; Dean, 2013a, 2013b; Dallett, 2008; Woodman,1980,1982).  Jung stated, “The underlying, primary psychic reality is so inconceivably complex that it can be grasped only by the farthest reach of intuition, and then but very dimly.  That is why it needs symbols” (1975a, p. 159).

iStock_000005442778MediumArt psychotherapists are especially poised to work with art and images, symbolic function, in the therapeutic process with clients who manifest eating disordered behaviors.  Thus providing an experience that creates the necessary bridge over deficits left by personal and cultural experiences, which have failed to provide adequate nurturance for development (Isis, Bishop, Tulucci, Dean & Betchel, 2012; van der Kolk, Perry & Herman, 1991).  As art psychotherapists, patients, and as a culture this means, “[…] cultivating new skills and enlarging our scientific horizons so that there is room for the creativity that is a part of our everyday experience of living” (Goodman, 2007, p. 31) restoring symbolic function to a process rather than direct destruction, and potentially lethal actions, upon the body (Dean, 2008; Jackson, 1996; Ramos, 2004; Sidoli, 2000). 

This webinar explores the symbolic nature of eating disorders from a personal, familial, cultural, and environmental perspective utilizing a Jungian and depth psychology framework.  The importance of context and symbolic function in attachment ruptures, trauma, and recovery is discussed as well as the meaningful treatment of such symptoms through a symbolic, image-based means, such as art psychotherapy.  This dynamic webinar is intended for the advanced and experienced mental health clinician, however, all levels of art and clinical experience are welcome.

References and Outline:

Provided upon registration 

 

Learning Objectives:

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  1. Name at least three significant factors impacting individuals who develop eating disorders.

 

  1. Identify the importance of imagination and play in recovery from an eating disorder by naming at least two functions as they relate to the clinical experience.

 

  1. Describe the importance of symbolic function in psychological processes in both symptom formation and its treatment.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE:

Creative Arts Therapists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Counselors, Therapists, and other professional mental health clinicians.

PRESENTER:

Michelle L. Dean, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, CGP has 20 years expertise in treating individuals who struggle with addictions, eating disorders, relationship issues, and traumatic experiences.  In addition to her clinical practice, she is an author, supervisor, educator, and consultant.  She has been an Adjunct Professor at Arcadia University since 1997 and has several publications about eating disorders to her credit, including the children’s book, Taking Weight Issues to School.  Her work has been recognized through many distinguished awards, including the prestigious Honorary Life Member Award from DVATA.photo 1

Special Note:  

If you were disappointed that Michelle’s portion of the 2012 Plenary Keynote at The 43rd American Art Therapy Association’s Conference in Savannah, GA was cut short due to scheduling overruns, you will want to register for this program as it is the extended version of her keynote lecture.

CREDITS:

The Center for Psyche & the Arts, LLC is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) #6302 and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.  The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.     nbcc

One and a half (1.5) Continuing Education clock hours or .15 CEU’s are available for this webinar. Partial credits are not available. 

FEES:

Please note that only current members of The Center for Psyche & the Arts, LLC are eligible for the member’s rate.  If you wish to become a member at this time in order take advantage of this and other discounts, kindly visit our membership page in order to add your desired level of membership to your cart.  Thank you for your understanding and attention.

Regular Registration for Members: $45, Non-Members: $60. You must be a current member of The Center for Psyche & the Arts, LLC to receive this price. A recorded version will be available shortly after the program for repeat viewing and distance-learning options.  Consider becoming a member to receive additional discounts.

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GENERAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

For additional information, please kindly visit our Registration Information and Locations and Accommodation pages.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation via a downloadable file and notes, which  contain information about viewing the pre-recorded the webinar, which will be hosted by GoToWebinar®.  You will need to have internet access and in some cases download the free application to your device for easy viewing. Also attached will be a downloadable file which contains a printable handout for the course.  It includes the descriptions and objectives.  It is only available upon purchase.  Thank you again! See you soon.

If you have difficulty signing in, please email: contact@psychearts.org.

 © 2014, All rights reserved, The Center for Psyche & the Arts, LLC; written by Michelle L. Dean, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, CGP, HLM (DVATA)

 

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Analytic Art in Therapy – Webinar

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The Dynamics of Image: Jung’s Psychology and the Logical Life of the Image

While many theories purport to describe psychological phenomena and suggest methods through which psychic suffering might be alleviated, the work of Carl Jung stands out as the only one that addresses the reality of psychological phenomena through the Psyche’s intrinsic mode of self-articulation, Image. Carl Jung turned to the imagery of his own soul for guidance in trying times. From this experience he elaborated a vision of the human psyche that extended well beyond the scientific reductions of his era (and ours), capturing the living nature of the human psyche and preserving the notion of a psychology that actually remains psychological in nature.

This 4-part webinar will take the participants through an orientation to the logical life of the image or, “psychological reality”, as it is self-expressed through the dynamics of Image. It is intended to expose the participant to a disciplined approach to Psyche through the mode of Image, as outlined by Jung and subsequent analytic practitioners. This awareness will assist clinicians in approaching clinical situations in a manner that is consistent with the intrinsic nature of psychological reality, and honors the interior world of both ourselves as clinicians and those with whom we work. Most importantly, it will orient the participant to the living reality of the Human Psyche, a reality whose logical life is always expressed through Image form.

Part I – An Approach to the Individual: Jung’s Psychology and the Authentic Voice of the Psyche

Part II – Understanding Image Dynamics: A Fairy Tale Example

Part III – Understanding Image Dynamics: Dream Imagery

 Part IV – The Mermaid: Libido, Transcendent Function, and the “Analytic Third”

REFERENCES and outline:

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Carl Jung’s Philemon

Provided upon registration 

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify three key aspects of the mode of imagery in a therapeutic setting that are useful in creating increased clarity and insight of patient dynamics.
  2. Articulate the relationship between “mythic”, or “image” consciousness as conceived of by C. G. Jung, and its application to psychotherapy.
  3. State at least 2 differences between an image-based framework and a rational construct of psychological material and the benefits of both.
  4. Name at least 3 significant historical contributions to the development of our understanding of psychological treatment and its relationship to imagery as a means of knowing.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE:

Creative Arts Therapists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Counselors, Therapists, and other professional mental health clinicians.

PreseMark Deannter:

Mark Dean, MFA, MA, ATR-BC, LPC is an Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor and Co-Founder of the Center for Psyche & the Arts, LLC. Mark is currently in the Control Stage of analytic training with the Philadelphia Jung Institute, and the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts where he has been a training candidate for the past 6 years. He has been in clinical practice since 1991 and has instructed art therapy courses for the past 20 years.

CREDITS:

The Center for Psyche & the Arts, LLC is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) #6302 and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.  The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.   nbcc

Six (6) Continuing Education clock hours or .6 CEU’s are available for this webinar. Partial credits are not available. 

FEES:

Please note that only current members of The Center for Psyche & the Arts, LLC are eligible for the member’s rate.  If you wish to become a member at this time in order take advantage of this and other discounts, kindly visit our membership page in order to add your desired level of membership to your cart.  Thank you for your understanding and attention.

Regular Registration for Members: $150, Non-Members: $175. You must be a current member of The Center for Psyche & the Arts, LLC to receive this price. Consider becoming a member to receive additional discounts. A recorded version will be available shortly after the program for repeat viewing and distance-learning options.  Register before Nov. 5th for best pricing for both live and distance-learning options. 

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GENERAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

For additional information, please kindly visit our Registration Information and Locations and Accommodation pages.

If you have difficulty signing in, please email: contact@psychearts.org.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation via a downloadable file and notes, which  contain information about joining the webinar, which will be hosted by GoToWebinar®.  You will need to have internet access and in some cases, download the free application to your device for easy viewing. Also attached will be a downloadable file which contains a printable handout for the course.  It includes the description, objectives as well as all of the text for the presentation slides.  It is only available upon purchase.  Thank you again! 

 

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Drawing on your Strengths: Creating a career that is right for you! – Webinar

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Get started on your independent practice!

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Unlock your success!  Back by popular demand and now brought to you via webinar for easy access and anytime viewing. 

This didactic, interactive, and experiential hour-long course explores participants’ strengths as individuals, art therapists, professional mental health clinicians, and entrepreneurs in a variety of consultant and self-employment situations.  The basics of how set up a business, as a consultant and/or an independent practitioner, and understand the difference of each, will be explored with discussion of the various types of business entities available and some of their implications for liability protection and taxes.  The essential forms and contracts needed to get started as a business will be covered, including: Consent to treatment, release of information, HIPAA forms, as well as how to apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN)National Provider Number (NPI), and business licenses and professional insurance(s) and what they mean to your business, your professionalism, and potential well-being as a business owner.

The interactive discussions will explore each participants’ unique skills and how to utilize these skills when presenting oneself to potential employers and/or clients, and patients as well as negotiating contracts, marketing, and networking.  Participants will explore the potential gains and obstacles of self-employment, as an independent contractor and in private practice.  Additional discussions will identify the balance between a satisfying personal and career life and common barriers and stereotypes that prevent fulfilling careers as a self-employed person.  Numerous resources available to small businesses will be provided. 

The experiential component of the course, which you may work on independently, will emphasise the importance of maintaining a vision for your ideal work or career situation while also acknowledging fears and other concerns, which may inadvertently sabotage efforts to fulfill one’s independent career goals (Malchiodi, 2004).  Additional resources about under-serviced niche and specialty markets will be given (Lawless & Wright, 2000; LoPresti & Zuckerman, 2004) and how they may be tailored to art therapists’ strengths. This course is geared for both the novice as well as seasoned clinicians seeking more professional freedom. It is an excellent resource for new graduates, as well as veteran clinicians wanting to make a career transition or build on an existing practice.

Grodzki, L. (2000). Building Your Ideal Private Practice: How to Love What You Do and Be Highly Profitable Too. New York: W.W. Norton & Co.

Lawless L. L. & Wright, G. J. (2000). How to get referrals: The mental health professional’s guide to strategic marketing. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

LoPresti & Zuckerman (2004). Rewarding Specialties for mental health clinicians. New York: The Guilford Press.

Malchodi, C. A. (2004). Art Therapy and career counseling: Strategies for art therapy seekers. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 21, 1, pp. 30-37.

 

Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Understand at least two differences and their implications between being an independent contractor and being in a private practice (i.e., AATA & ATCB codes, and legally).
  2. Identifying at least 3 of your strengths and how they may be advantageous to you as you set up a consulting business or private practice.
  3. Name at least 3 skills to present yourself (and your skills) as a professional to a potential employer (i.e., as a consultant to a business or to clients or patients).
  4. Identify at least 2 forms you must provide to clients and/or patients before commencing work with them (as well as know who needs to sign them, especially in the case of working with a minor).
  5. Understand how to apply for business licenses, professional insurance, National Provider Identification (NPI) and an Employee Identification Number (EIN), and why each of these are important.
  6. Name at least 5 marketing and networking strategies to build referrals and business notoriety. 

 

About the Facilitator:Screen Shot 2014-06-30 at 1.13.45 PM

Michelle L. Dean, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, CGP, HLM (DVATA) – is the Co-founder of The Center for Psyche & the Arts, LLC with locations in Berwyn and Lansdowne, PA and has been an Adjunct Professor at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania since 1997. She is a supervisor for ATR candidates and clinicians wanting to further their knowledge and support in transitioning to independent practice.  This lecture is based on several presentations given at local and national art therapy conferences, including as an advance-practice course. It is Ms. Dean’s intention to educate, mentor, and inspire other creative therapists.

Panelist:

Mark Dean, MFA, MA, ATR-BC, LPC  is a Jungian Analytic Training Candidate with over 20 years of clinical experience as an art psychotherapist and licensed professional counselor and educator.  Mark has worked in a range of clinical mental health settings.  As a professional artist, he has earned the National Endowment on the Arts Award as well as two Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Awards in Painting.  He is a co-founder of The Center for Psyche & the Arts, an organization devoted to the study and application of the uses of art, imagery, and creative process in clinical work. 

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Be sure to arrive at GoToWebinar® site a few minutes before the start of the course in order to successfully sign in on time. If you have difficulty signing in, please email: contact@psychearts.org.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation via a downloadable file, notes, and a link to the webcast (previously recorded program) will be provided once purchased, which is hosted by GoToWebinar®.  You will need to have internet access and in some cases download the free application to your device for easy viewing. Also attached will be a downloadable file which contains a printable handout for the course.  It includes the description, objectives as well as all of the text for the presentation slides and pre- and post-evaluations.  It is only available upon purchase.  Launch your private practice today! 

Please note that only current members of The Center for Psyche & the Arts, LLC are eligible for the member’s rate.  If you wish to become a member at this time in order take advantage of this and other discounts, kindly visit our membership page in order to add your desired level of membership to your cart.  Thank you for your understanding and attention.

 

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What others have said who have taken workshops with Michelle Dean:
  • "I loved this workshop! The presenter had such passion for her work! I feel like I have learned new skills and will be able to apply them in my practice with families and end of life issues." 
  • "Excellent Workshop!  The presenter was both a thorough and masterful teacher as well as an inspiring clinician!"
  • "The class was very rewarding and informative."