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Transformation of the Self in Therapy: Within & Between

  • 23 Jan 2023
  • 1:45 PM
  • 04 Feb 2023
  • 3:45 PM
  • 8820 Judicial Drive San Diego, CA 92122



Transformation of the Self in Therapy: Within & Between

Presented by:

Ingrid Jimenez, LMFT, ATR


Zulma DiGaudio, PsyD, LMFT, ATR, RPT

Saturday Afternoon, February 4th, 2023


*In person Experiential Learning*

North University Community Library

San Diego Public Library

8820 Judicial Drive

San Diego, CA 92122

2 CEU’s will be provided


As one goes through different experiences and stages in life, growth and change are inevitable. In the process of change, one goes through a metamorphosis of the Self. The purpose of this experiential workshop is to encourage participants to reflect on how much their Self as therapists may have transformed from their work and in their personal experiences. By reflecting on the Self of the therapist, participants will deepen their self-awareness and self-mastery in the context of the therapeutic process, and how this may impact the process of therapy with clients. This session focuses on helping participants build their own strengths and resiliency, not just to further develop the ability to self-reflect, but also to consider ways to adapt self-awareness for therapy with clients. This session will provide opportunity for participants to reframe experiences that may have been challenging and reclaim these experiences in a transformative artwork to feel empowered to look forward to future professional and personal growth, and the use of the Self in the therapeutic relationship with clients.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is open to anyone who provides clinical work and is comfortable making and exploring their own images, biases, and strengths. Art Therapists, LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs are eligible to earn CEUs.

CEU Learning Objectives

1. We will cover 2-3 perspectives about the process of change and its effect on the development of the Self as Therapist, and how to apply this work to uncover possible biases that may impact our work with clients.

2. Participants will gain insight into their own strengths and learn about 3-4 resiliency factors that may impact their professional growth, and how this may positively affect therapy with clients.

3. Participants will explore the concept of transformation within their own artmaking and be able to identify 2-3 elements of their reflective process related to therapeutic change and how to be aware of this in their own clients’ therapeutic art making.

Experiential Component

The presenters will facilitate an experiential art activity that will encourage participants to explore and discuss how one’s recent growth has changed in form and appearance of the Self. Participants will gain insight into their process of growth and change through utilizing found materials and wire to represent their inner transformation.

About the Presenters

Zulma DiGaudio, PsyD, LMFT, ATR, RPT, has more than 20 years of experience as a clinician, working with children, youth, and their families in settings such as, community mental health settings, residential, in-patient and outpatient hospital setting, and crisis intervention. Zulma’s theoretical approach is based on Bowenian and Family Systems and has been mentored and trained in Reflective Supervision. Zulma has been with Rady’s for over seven years and had been part of the Chadwick Center and Outpatient Psychiatry Department specializing in the treatment childhood trauma and the impact on their families.

Ingrid Jimenez, LMFT, ATR, has 16 years of experience in mental health, working with children and families, from infancy to older adults, in individual, group, and family therapy. Ingrid has worked in school settings, community mental health, outpatient clinics, and private practice, working primarily with under-privileged youth and families using a trauma informed lens. Ingrid has a master’s degree from LMU in Marital and Family Therapy specializing in Clinical Art Therapy. Ingrid currently works as Lead Clinical Supervisor at Rady Children’s Outpatient Psychiatry Dept, and is also a guest Lecturer at LMU, Art Therapy Supervisor, and mental health consultant.

*Additional details will be emailed to registrants. Please make sure you can receive emails from SoCalATA!


$20 for SoCalATA Members (with CEU)

Free for SoCalATA Members, Students & Guests (NO CEU)

$35 for Non-Members (includes CEU)

The presentation will begin promptly at 1:45 pm and end at 3:45pm. Participants are asked to arrive between 1:30-1:45pm to sign in for their CEUs.

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 emailed to registered attendees who completed the entire course at the end of the meeting, completed the course evaluation, and signed out after 3:45pm.

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.


Disclosure statement:

Licensed professionals should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

Disabilities Accommodation:

The workshop is held in a facility in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For special accommodations or needs, please contact Program Administrator at

Grievance Policy:

Grievances should be in writing to SoCalATA Program Administrator within ten days. Grievances will be addressed within one week.

To ask about course content or instructor, request accommodations for disability, submit formal grievance, or ask other questions, please contact Program Administrator (link to

Southern California Art Therapy Association (SoCalATA) strives for exceptional quality in educational offerings and wants to provide satisfaction with our learning experience. All attendees will be given opportunities to provide feedback including a post-workshop evaluation. The board carefully reviews and uses participant feedback to continually improve overall program quality. If you would like to share a suggestion or a concern, please direct your feedback to We look forward to achieving a suitable response to your inquiry.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

In the event that SoCalATA cancels a CEU program, we will issue a full refund within 30 days of the original date of the program. Currently, refunds can only be issued by check or Zelle.

Space for CE events is limited to ensure a quality experience for all participants. Once registered, your space is reserved for you.

To cancel your registration, please contact indicating you need to cancel your registration and providing an address to which a check can be mailed to you (for cancellations made up to 7 days before the event). Cancellations can be made up to 7 days before the scheduled event for a full refund (issued by check and mailed within 7 business days of issue). Cancellations made within the last 7 days before the event will be held as a credit in participant’s account for two years after which credit will expire. A registered participant who has not notified SoCalATA of their need to cancel by the start of the scheduled event will be counted as a no show. No shows to event will forfeit their registration fee and will not receive refund or credit.


In order to receive your CEU certificate SoCalATA must have a submitted program evaluation form submitted by you and an active email address.


While we look forward to you attending this event, the health and safety of our guests remains our top priority. Please do not attend this event if you are sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms as identified by the LA County Department of Public Health, which include cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fever, chills, or if you have had contact with anyone confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status.

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