• February 21, 2021
  • 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Online (Check-In Begins at 9:45AM U.S. Pacific)
Add to Calendar 02/21/2021 10:00 am 02/21/2021 5:00 pm America/Los_Angeles Expressive Arts for Trauma Repair and Resilience Join psychologist and expressive arts therapist Cathy Malichiodi for a workshop on regulating the traumatized body and mind through the expressive arts. Online (Check-In Begins at 9:45AM U.S. Pacific) false MM/DD/YYYY

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 Registration - $120-190
Members - $96-$128

If the cost of attending a workshop is a barrier for you, we want to remind you that we always offer scholarships for our workshops. Please note that scholarship applications are due 14 days prior to the workshop. Click here to apply.

Cultural practices found throughout human history show us, as does our neurology and biology, that expressive approaches to restoring mind and body after trauma are deeply effective. Rituals, conventions, procedures, and ceremonies have been used both in addressing trauma and loss as well as building resilience in individuals and communities. The purpose of these common practices is universal—to help return us to psychological, physical, and social equilibrium in ways that language-based methods often cannot.  

Expressive arts therapy, an action-oriented, sensory-based approach emerged in part from these cultural traditions. It capitalizes on the senses not only for trauma repair, but also to support the resilience necessary to restoration of the self. It is grounded in four basic phenomena found in the arts that have also been used by humanity for healing: movement, sound, storytelling, and silence. 

Join psychologist and expressive arts therapist Cathy Malchiodi for an experiential workshop on regulating the traumatized body and mind through the expressive arts with rhythm, movement, sound, and imagery. Cathy draws upon recent neuroscience research on trauma and the fields of cultural anthropology and ethnology that underscore the human proclivity for arts-based healing practices throughout history. In addition to highlighting the role of arts-based approaches in restoring the self, Cathy will explain models for expressive practices and discuss an arts-based framework for trauma reparation and resilience-building. 

Learn how to integrate simple rhythmic, movement-oriented, image-making, and other techniques that support safety, calm, body awareness, connection, and enlivenment. Explore a variety of arts-based experiences, rediscover personal expression, play, and enlivenment. Learn to incorporate these approaches into your work with traumatized individuals or as forms of self-care and self-repair. No previous arts experience required. 
This event is hosted live online. Instructions on how to join will be emailed to you shortly before the event. If you need to request accessibility accommodations, please email publicprograms@ciis.edu at least one week prior to the event. For more information click here.

Continuing Education Credits: 6 CEs Available

6 Continuing Education Credits Available for psychologists, California licensed LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs, LMFTs, and nurses. See below for details:

  • CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center
  • (SCRC) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.
  • SCRC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California.
  • For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact CIIS Public Programs at publicprograms@ciis.edu. For questions about CE, visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD at CE@spiritualcompetency.com.
  • LCSWs and MFTs from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board for approval.

Cathy Malchiodi   
Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT is a psychologist and expressive arts therapist specializing in the treatment of traumatic stress. She is the executive director of the Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute [ www.trauma-informedpractice.com ] and president of President of Art Therapy Without Borders, a global non-profit organization. Cathy has authored 20 books, 50 chapters and refereed articles, and given over 500 invited keynotes and workshops around the world. Widely interviewed by a variety of news outlets, she has been featured Time Magazine, CNN, Cosmopolitan, Natural Living, Marie Clare, Australia Childhood Foundation, US News and World Report, and VICE, among others. Cathy is a contributing writer for Psychology Today and has a readership of approximately 5.5 million. Her latest book is Trauma and Expressive Arts Therapy: Brain, Body and Imagination in the Healing Process and her bestselling book Understanding Children’s Drawings will be in its second edition in 2021. To learn more about her work and publications, see www.cathymalchiodi.com.  

CIIS students, staff, and faculty receive discounts on all events. CIIS Public Programs Members receive a 20% discount on all events. Contact us for more information at publicprograms@ciis.edu

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