Art Therapy with Families and Couples

Summer 2020 Weekend Art Therapy Course
Florida State University Art Therapy Program, Department of Art Education

Join us for this innovative summer course that will explore the use of art therapy with families. The summer 2020 course will be offered online.

The course has been specially designed to provide professional development opportunities for the continuing education of all mental health professionals, particularly those who are involved in the creative arts therapies. The seminars meet the guidelines of continuing education set by the Art Therapy Credentials Board. The course may be taken for FSU academic credit or for non-credit.

Students may register for one, two, or all three sessions. Each 15-hour segment will offer 1 semester hour of graduate credit or 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). All three weekends total 3 credit hours or 4.5 CEUs.

Heart Art

Foundations of Family Art Therapy

Guest Lecturer: Janice Hoshino, PhD, ATR-¬‐BC, LMFT, ATCS
Dates & Times: June 18 – July 10, 2020 / Thursdays & Fridays; 1pm-5pm

The first session provides an overview of family systems theory. Various schools of thought, including intergenerational, structural, narrative, and strategic approaches will be provided as a foundation in family art therapy practice. Further, these frameworks will be integrated with various family art therapy assessments and directives, with an emphasis on multicultural awareness and attunement.

Janice Hoshino, Ph. D., ATR-BC, LMFT, ATCS

Janice Hoshino is Chair of Art and Expressive Therapies at Antioch University Seattle. She is a registered and board certified art therapist, a licensed marriage and family therapist and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. Her research interests include multicultural issues with couples and families, art therapy with marginalized populations, such as interned Japanese-¬‐Americans from World War II, and couples issues, such as infidelity, and art therapy. Dr. Hoshino has a private practice working primarily with couples and families, and has over 25 years of vast clinical experience. Prior to teaching at Antioch, Dr. Hoshino taught at Emporia State University and Marywood University.

Child Making Art

Family Art Therapy Assessment

Guest Lecturer: Paige Aswa, PhD, MFT, ATR-¬‐BC
Dates & Times:

  • July 13 – 16, 2020 / Monday – Thursday: 6pm-8pm
  • July 17 – 18, 2020 / Saturday & Sunday: 1pm-5pm

This course is a review of family art assessment. It begins with an introduction to the various types of family art assessments that define family strengths, weaknesses and dynamics to gain an understanding of family problems and needs in order to set and/or modify treatment plans. The continuum of assessment is considered from initial to formal assessment including definitions and criteria. The central portion of the course explores each of the family art therapy theories in depth through multiple learning modalities. Art making, case examples, demonstration videos and experiential exercises are the central impetus of the learning process. Students attend each of the classes having read all assigned material, prepared to participate in class discussion and learning exercises.

Paige Aswa, PhD, MFT, ATR-¬‐BC

Dr. Asawa is a full‐time Associate Professor and Director of the Helen B. Landgarten Art Therapy Clinic at Loyola Marymount University. She has been practicing art therapy for over twenty years and currently teaches all of the family art therapy courses at LMU. She mentors graduate student research projects and the clinic fellowships. Her work in the art therapy clinic is focused on offering art therapy services to underserved populations in Los Angeles. This includes community outreach to local agencies and schools providing opportunities for clients and students to develop communication and coping skills as well as self-expression through art therapy.

Hummingbird art

Art Therapy for Trauma Treatment with Children and Families

Guest Lecturer: Tracy Councill, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT

  • July 20 – 24, 2020 / Monday-Thursday; 6pm- 8pm
  • July 25 -26, 2020 / Friday & Saturday; 1pm-5pm

The course covers the definition, sources and nature of trauma, and behavioral manifestations of trauma in children, their assessment and management. Linda Chapman’s neuro-biologically informed trauma treatment model, and Savneet Talwar’s bi-lateral art-making protocol are taught, in addition to case examples from the instructor’s work in medical art therapy with children. The importance of creating community in trauma treatment, developing resilience and post-traumatic growth are emphasized. Art experientials are used throughout to help students synthesize course material and gain familiarity with possible art directives to use with clients.

Tracy Councill, MA, ATR-BC

Tracy Councill earned her MA in Art Therapy from The George Washington University in 1988. She teaches Medical Art Therapy at the George Washington University and at Eastern Virginia Medical School. In 1991, She started an art therapy program for patients and families in pediatric hematology-oncology at Georgetown University Hospital’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1991, which evolved into the non-profit organization Tracy’s Kids. She served as a Director of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) from 2009-2011, and has chaired the AATA Membership Committee. Ms. Councill has published several articles on art therapy, including a chapter on Medical Art Therapy with Children (Ch. 16) in the Handbook of Art Therapy (2011); Cultural Crossroads: Considerations in Medical Art Therapy (Ch. 17) in Using Art Therapy with Diverse Populations (2013); and Art Therapy with Children (Ch. 24) in the Wiley Handbook of Art Therapy (2016). She continues to show her own paintings and block prints at local venues, is an avid gardener and a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Capitol Hill.

For More Information:

Please Contact: Barbara Parker-Bell, PhD, ATR-BC at (850) 644-2926
OR Sheila Bagley, Program Coordinator with Center for Academic & Professional Development, at (850) 644-7551 or use the contact form below.

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