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    • 31 Aug 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Ojai CA (Parking info to be sent to registrants)
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    Join us in the studio of member and renowned art therapist, Pat Allen!

    Space is limited!

    • Art is a Way of Knowing: Innovations in the Open Studio Process

      Presented by

      Pat Allen, Ph.D, ATR, HLM


      Summary

      The Open Studio Process (OSP) is an art and writing practice grounded by a stated intention that determines whether the work functions as a form of inquiry, therapy, honoring or celebration or for another purpose. The steps of intention, art making and witness, make the OSP an easily learned personal creative practice that can also be taught to a wide variety of groups for a range of issues. 

      This workshop will introduce the basic elements of the OSP and will introduce an innovation in the process using texts. By using our creative process as a form of inquiry into texts in our field, new insights and clarity about meaning can emerge. This course adapts that innovation to the study and consideration of texts in art therapy, allowing for both critique and generation of new understandings of our seminal literature. The cross fertilization of methods suggests many exciting possibilities for work in the area of research and learning for art therapists as well as possibilities for many other areas of study.

       

      3 CEU’s will be provided

      Who Should Attend?

      Clinicians who want to learn more about intention, the open studio process, and creating a shared intention with others. Art Therapists, LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs are eligible to earn CEUs.

      CEU Learning Objectives

      Participants will be able to: 

    • Design an individual intention
    • Identify the steps to creating a shared intention with others 
    • Explain how texts can serve to provide a shared inquiry


    Experiential Component

    We will engage with art materials in the studio, along with writing and discussion. Paints, drawings materials, found objects and collage materials will be provided.




    About Pat B. Allen

    Pat B. Allen, Ph.D., A.T.R., HLM is an author, artist, art therapist, and teacher who connects to the Creative Source through art and writing. Her two books – Art Is a Way of Knowing(Shambhala 1995) and Art Is a Spiritual Path (Shambhala 2005) – explore the borders between art, psychology, spirituality, and social action and are considered classics in the field of expressive arts therapy. Author of numerous professional articles, Dr. Allen lectures and delivers workshops nationally and internationally. Her artwork has been exhibited in a wide variety of juried and invited exhibits. Dr. Allen served on the faculty of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for twenty years and has taught at many colleges and universities nationally and internationally. Dr. Allen co-founded the Open Studio Project in Chicago and of Studio Pardes in Oak  Park, IL she is currently on the faculty of the Jewish Studio Project in Berkeley, CA.


    Course Credit: 3 CEUs

    This is equivalent to 3 hours of instructional time.

    Date: Saturday August 31, 2019

    Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

    Venue: Pat’s Studio in Ojai

    Parking instructions and address will be sent to registrants.

    Fee: $40 for SoCalATA Members, $55 for Non-Members

    Light snacks, water and coffee will be provided. 

    This workshop will begin promptly at 9:00am and ends at 12:00pm.



    The Course meets the qualifications for 3 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 complete course at the end of the meeting. 

    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.


    DON'T DELAY - REGISTER TODAY!

    • 07 Sep 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Mother's Beach Marina Del Rey
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    • 29 Sep 2019


    JOIN OUR TEAM TODAY!

    SoCalATA is joining Didi Hirsch's Alive and Running 5K Walk/Run event for suicide prevention. Help us to raise funds and awareness for the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center.

    Together, we can make a difference!


    REGISTER NOW

    https://support.didihirsch.org/AliveandRunning/SoCalArtTherapists


    Sunday, September 29th

    EVENT SCHEDULE

    6:45 am Same-Day Registration / Check-in
    7:30 am Pre-Race Program
    7:45 am Warm-up and Stretch
    8:00 am 5K Walk/Run Begins!
    9:00 am Entertainment

    LOCATION

    West 88th Street & La Tijera Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90045
    (just north of LAX)


    • 26 Oct 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Greenly Art Space | 2698 Junipero Ave #113, Signal Hill, CA 90755
    Register

    Teaching Parents to Access Art’s Power to Connect and Heal

    • Presented by:

      Erica Curtis LMFT, ATR-BC

      Summary

      Parents are often at a loss when it comes to intervening with big feelings and behaviors at home. Even best practices in talking to their children don’t consistently help regulate, problem solve, or connect. Art can help parents get through to children quickly when words won’t. In this informative and artful workshop, attendees will learn how to help parents adapt simple art interventions to use with varying ages in a pinch at home to build sustainable connection with their children and help heal emotional distress. Attendees will further learn ways to guide parents in unlocking the power of creativity in order to help parents access their own internal parenting strengths when they are the hardest to tap into but most needed.

       

      2 CEU’s will be provided

      Who Should Attend?

      Clinicians who want to learn more about trauma and how to begin to include the body in treatment. Trauma affects the mind and body simultaneously, and healing occurs at both levels. Art Therapists, LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs are eligible to earn 2 CEUs.

      CEU Learning Objectives

      Participants will be able to: 

    • ·     Explain 3 art-based strategies parents can use at home to build connection with their children.
    • ·     Explain 3 art-based strategies parents can use at home to promote emotional regulation with their children.
    • ·     Explain 3 art-based strategies parents can use at home to calm their own nervous system in order to parent from a neutral or warmly supportive space.


    About Erica

     

    Erica Curtis, LMFT, ATR-BC is a respected practitioner, writer, and speaker on creative, compassionate, and cutting edge approaches to psychological, emotional, and interpersonal health. A licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Board Certified Art Therapist, Erica maintains a psychotherapy practice in South Orange County, teaches for UCLArts and Healing, and is the admissions consultant for the department of marital and family therapy (specialization in clinical art therapy) at Loyola Marymount University. Erica has been featured as a parenting, relationship, and wellness expert in over 50 media outlets including: PBS, Boston Globe, ELLE, and USA Today. Past Director on the board of the American Art Therapy Assoc. and past president of the Southern California Art Therapy Association, Erica presents widely at universities, local groups, and businesses. She is also a mother of 3. Her new book, “The Innovative Parent: Raising Connected, Happy, Successful Kids through Art” is available now.
    Learn by visiting: 
    www.TherapyWithErica.com


    Course Credit: 2 CEUs

    This is equivalent to 2 hours of instructional time.

    Date: Saturday October 26, 2019

    Time:9:00am – 11:30am

    9:00 am Networking, Coffee & Snacks

    9:30 am Presentation Promptly Begins

    Venue: Greenly Art Space

    2698 Junipero Ave #113
    Signal Hill, CA 90755


    Fee: $20 for SoCalATA Members, $30 for Non-Members

    The presentation will begin promptly at 10:00am and ends at 12:00pm.

    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 entire course at the end of the meeting. 

    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.

    • 09 Nov 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Artifact Gallery in Torrance
    Register

    2019 Southern California Art Therapy Association 4th Annual Art Show

    Deadline to enter is October 27th, 2019

    INVITATION

    A call to submit artwork for Southern California Art Therapy (SoCalATA)’s annual art show. This is a juried art show. The show will take place at USC’s medical campus in the Institute for Genetic Medicine (IGM) Art Gallery.


    TYPE OF WORK ACCEPTED

    Work in any media must be the artist’s own original concept, design, and execution. Images related to the theme of the art show will have first priority for selection. This year’s theme is “Prescribing Art: A Path to Healing.” The IGM Art Gallery is a multi-faceted space that serves as art gallery, work place, and healing space where professionals, students, and patients come together. Keeping this in mind, please be mindful of content submitted. 

    All submissions from art therapists and friends of art therapy will be considered. 

    Work in any media must be the artist’s own original concept, design, and execution. Images related to the theme of the art show will have first priority for selection. 

    This year’s theme is Prescribing Art: A Path to Healing

    Prescribing Art: A Path to Healing will be viewable Saturday, November 9th, 1:00pm-5:00pm (opening) through January 26th, 2020.


    ENTRY PROCEDURE

    Please send your high resolution digital images and accompanying information to: secretary@socalarttherapy.org no later than October 27th, 2019.

    What to include:

    • Register submissions and images via event registration at (hyperlink). Submissions fees are $10 for members and $20 non-members.
    • Submit art in the form of high resolution digital image file. Please include front of art work and back of artwork. All artwork submitted must be ready to hang--hanging wire only
    • You may submit 1 image per submission fee. Please make sure to clearly identify art piece with its corresponding title, media, dimensions, price (if not intending to sell please indicate-not for sale) and your name/s (as will be displayed; example, Jane Doe, MA, ATR-BC) Please include your phone number (for administrative use only)
    • In the subject line of your e-mail, it should read: "Art Show 2019 Submission (your name)." Art submissions will be accepted UNLESS you receive an e-mail or phone call from the Exhibit Chair indicating that modifications need to be made before acceptance or denial of the entry into the exhibit. 
    • Art drop off will occur Thursday and Friday, November 7th and 8th respectably by appointment only with Clarissa Greguska at secretary@socalarttherapy.org. If not available please coordinated with Clarissa Greguska ASAP. 

      All art submissions must be registered through with SoCalATA before drop off. Details of art drop-off and pick-up will also be emailed.

      Any art work that does not get picked up on Sunday, January 26th, 2020,  can be coordinated with the SoCalATA Art Exhibit Chair, Clarissa Greguska at secretary@socalarttherapy.org


      AGREEMENT

      AGREEMENT- Submission of digital images of your work indicates acceptance of the following conditions: The digital images will be used for media promotion of the show. The usage of all digital images will be granted to SoCalATA for promotional purpose of the show and the association.

      Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions you might have about the art show at secretary@socalarttherapy.org. I look forward to seeing your submissions!

      Clarissa Greguska, MA, ATR, APCC, Exhibition Chair


    MOSAIC SKILLS FOR ART THERAPY HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL A LATER DATE.  WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS.





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