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Creative Mindfulness: Balancing the 8 Dimensions of Wellness Using Art Journaling

Date: 9:00am PDT October 12, 2019 Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate School, South Chapel

Lewis & Clark Graduate School, South Chapel

Balancing a multifaceted life takes ongoing practice. Art journaling can serve as an approachable tool for finding and maintaining balance in the eight dimensions of wellness: Emotional/Mental, Social, Environment, Financial, Intellectual, Spiritual, Physical, and Occupational.

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to utilize creative tools (art making and creative writing), Wellness Action Plans (WAP) and mindfulness meditation techniques for clients, as well as their own self care.

Based on board certified art therapist Beth Ann Short’s book, Creative Wellness: Art Journaling with Mindfulness, this approach invokes opportunities for strength-based learning and positive risk taking in problem solving. Participants will also develop an understanding around best practice for using art materials with clients.

Following this workshop, participants will have an understanding of the:

  • Nature of art journaling as a tool in building resiliency in treatment and ongoing self-care,
  • Practice of mindfulness and meditation,
  • Ethical use of art with clients and best practices,
  • Ethical principles for practice of the American Art Therapy Association and the Art Therapy Credentials Board, as well as those of related fields (e.g., American Counseling Association),
  • Ethical and cultural considerations in materials selections and therapeutic applications.

This training is for clinicians wanting an introductory understanding in utilizing art journaling, mindfulness and the eight dimensions of wellness as a tool in building resilience in treatment and ongoing self-care.

Workshop Details & Registration

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Instructor: Beth Ann Short MA, ATR-BC 

Cost: $125 before 9/19, $150 after, includes 6 CEUs. Lewis & Clark Alumni save 20%.

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Please note this workshop is intended for current practitioners only. 

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    Please note: Student registrations are for current students only and do not include continuing education credit (CEU/PDUs)

About the Presenter

Beth Ann Short MA, ATR-BC is a nationally registered and board certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) with the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB). They are also a member of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA). Short has been an art therapist for 20 years and has worked in private practice for 12 years in their open studio, 100th Monkey Studio. In addition to the individual clients they see, Short works with groups with individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities, as well as youth in the juvenile justice and foster care systems. Their clinical background specializes in art therapy, although Short has also been trained in traditional verbal methodologies, play therapy, family therapy, sand tray therapy and photo-therapy. Short taught adjunct at Marylhurst University (2016-18) and currently is adjunct for Lewis & Clark and Heritage University offering introductory art therapy classes for both undergraduate and graduate students.

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