San Diego Gathering and CEU Event

  • 19 May 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Dan McKinney YMCA La Jolla


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4th Annual San Diego Gathering and CEU Event

             Retta Parker Stevenson, MS, ATR-BC, APCC will be presenting 

"Art Therapy and Cultural Restoration"

Saturday May 19th 11:30am-2:30pm

Dan McKinney Family YMCA in La Jolla


                              8355 Cliffridge Avenue   La Jolla, CA 92037                                             

Join us for networking, a light lunch and earn 2 CEUs

Registration and Networking 11:30am-12pm

Presentation starts promptly at 12:00pm and ends at 2:00pm

Networking continues 2:00pm-2:30pm

Member of SoCalATA $10  Non-members  $15

To register please visit the events page on our website:

If you have questions contact us at: 

info@socalarttherapy .org 


Retta Parker Stevenson will share her experience working with youth on the San Carlos Apache Reservation and highlight key struggles faced due to the negative impact of historical trauma.  She will discuss observations made while providing art therapy, as well as the tribe's efforts to restore significant cultural traditions.  Participants will be engaged in discussion about how these observations extend to their art therapy practice. Workshop attendees will experience an art directive as a metaphor for the process of restoring cultural identity. 

Who Should Attend?

Mental health professionals including Art Therapists, LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs. Eligible licensed or credentialed clinicians can earn 2CEUs.

CEU Learning Objectives:

Increase understanding of the long-term impact of cultural trauma

Discuss connection between resiliency and resourcefulness

Identify the importance of ritual, community, and the arts for healing and restoration     

Course Credit: 2 CEUs

This is equivalent to 2 hours of instructional time.

Fee: $10 for members, $15 for non-members 

The Course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for ATRs, LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

The course completion certificate will be awarded to registered attendees who completed the full two hour course at the end of the meeting.

About Retta Parker Stevenson Retta is a Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor.  She obtained her Masters of Science in Counseling and Art Therapy from Avila University in 2009 and has provided art therapy services ever since for diverse populations across Missouri, Arizona, New Jersey, Oregon and California.  Retta has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings with clients presenting concerns from trauma to dual diagnosis, eating disorders, severe mental illness and more. While building clinical hours, Retta had the opportunity to work on the San Carlos Apache reservation and also presented "Supporting a Healthy Cultural Identity Through Art" at the Tribal Wellness and Awareness Conference in Arizona.  Retta is currently the Supervisory Activity Coordinator at Alpine Special Treatment Center, where she provides oversight, management, staff supervision, individual and group therapy to clients with severe mental illnesses.   

About SoCalATA (CAMFT Approved Provider #77619):
The Southern California Art Therapy Association (SoCalATA) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for Art Therapists, LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs. SoCalATA maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.





The Southern California Art Therapy Association would like to thank the following organizations for their generous donations and making our beach picnic a success!

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