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

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


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

  • Presented by:

    Erica Curtis LMFT, ATR-BC


    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?

    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.
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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 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.

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

Southern California Art Therapy Association


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