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Continuing Education

Introduction to Art Therapy Interventions

Date: 9:00am - 4:00pm PDT August 12, 2016 Location: South Chapel

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    Maru Serricchio, LMFT, ATR

South Chapel

This workshop will introduce participants to art therapy and will focus on art interventions that can be utilized when working with families; however, applications with couples, groups and individuals will also be discussed. 

We will briefly review the history and foundation of art therapy and art media considerations. We will then focus on specific family art interventions using cases that have experienced a significant loss or transition within their family structure. Participants will engage in experiential activities, small group work and personal work to experience the application of expressive art in therapy.

After this workshop, participants will be able to explain the basic premises of using art as a way of expression and will be able to utilize at least two art interventions with families in their clinical work.

There is no need for a clinician to be artistic or have many art supplies accessible in order to engage clients in expressive interventions that can push the treatment through an impasse and help clients of all ages learn about themselves and their loved ones through visual means.

Workshop Details & Registration

Date: Friday, August 12, 2016

Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Instructor: Maru Serricchio, LMFT, ATR

Cost: $125 by 7/28, $150 after, includes 6 CEUs/PDUs. $50 students. Lewis & Clark Alumni save 20%. 

Registration for this event is now full. Please email to be added to the waiting list.


About the Instructor

Maru Serricchio, LMFT, ATR is an adjunct professor in the Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy program at Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and growing up in Mexico City, Maru has a diverse background and multi-systemic lens. Maru received a Master’s at Loyola Marymount University in Marital and Family Therapy with a specialization in Clinical Art Therapy. After working in various community agencies in Los Angeles and Portland with children, teenagers and families, Maru began her private practice simultaneously to teaching at Lewis & Clark, working with mostly couples and families, as well as providing both clinical and art therapy supervision.

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