"Each class is a wonderful experience that nurtures my spirit, while teaching me practical skills to use in my counseling practice. Lucy is a generous, knowledgeable, compassionate, and engaging instructor." ~Nancy DeNicolo, LMHC
“The TRAUMA-INFORMED Creative Arts Therapy Certificate Program” is open to mental health professionals* and educators who want to understand the neuroscience of trauma and the vital role the creative arts therapies play in the treatment of trauma.
This unique Certificate Program was designed to assist helping professionals in treating complex trauma, using a multi-modal creative arts approach for integration and healing. The program provides helping professionals instruction on HOW to immediately apply creative methods, within the context of their practice with diverse populations and WHEN to utilize the Creative Arts Therapies when working with individuals and/or groups, using the following modalities: visual arts, creative writing, movement, music, and the dramatic arts, safely without re-traumatization, within the Window of Time-Tolerance-Reconsolidation. Counselors working with clients who have experienced trauma can find themselves feeling overwhelmed as they attempt to help regulate intense emotions or reach the client who is extremely withdrawn.
Creative arts techniques offer both client and counselor a mechanism to remain within the WINDOW OF TOLERANCE for a longer period, allowing the integration necessary for healing." (Perryman, Blisard, Moss, 2019) Once the traumatic memory has been recalled, the therapist has a WINDOW OF TIME in which to provide an emotional corrective experience through a creative activity, facilitating the healing process (Eckert, 2015)
THE RECONSOLIDATION WINDOW
Suggested Activities for Working with both hemispheres of the Brain *
- Writing a Story
- Writing Poetry
- Verbal Narrative
WHAT: The Trauma- Informed Creative Arts Therapy Certificate Program consists of 30 Training hours (6 hr. Saturdays, 3 in July & 3 in August). All participants earn a Certificate of Completion and Licensed Mental Health Professionals who meet the criteria below*, receive 30 CUs as well upon completion of the Program.
WHEN: July 10, 2021, July 17, 2021, July 24, 2021, August 7, 2021, August 21, 2021 "Make-up" session is August 14, 2021 Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (1:00 pm-2:00 pm lunch break) Program participants must complete 30 hours between 10/10/21 and 08/21/21 only, to receive CUs for the training.
WHERE: This Program will be conducted via ZOOM exclusively.
COST: $750 (Payment can be made in 2 installments: one half to hold your space and the second half is due on the first day of the program). Cost includes: All ART SUPPLIES (mailed to you) & All CEU credit (from UAlbany School of Social Welfare) for licensed social workers, LMHCs, & Licensed Psychologists (PhD level). All participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.
HOW: TO REGISTER and Hold Your Space, Please Mail Check or PayPal To: Lucy Barbera, PhD, LCAT, P.O. Box 253, Bearsville, N.Y. 12409
QUESTIONS: Email Lucy at firstname.lastname@example.org or Call her at 845-417-4558
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS AWARDED
*Social Work Continuing Education hours are available through a partnership with University at Albany School of Social Welfare. University at Albany, School of Social Welfare is recognized by the NYS Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0011. *Licensed Mental Health Counselor Continuing Education hours are available through a partnership with UAlbany School of Social Welfare and School of Education. University at Albany, School of Social Welfare & School of Education, and Continuing Education Program is recognized by the NYS Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0039. *Psychology Continuing Education hours are available through a partnership with UAlbany School of Social Welfare and School of Education. University at Albany School of Social Welfare is recognized by the NYS Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0028.
“Lucy is like a shaman that guides you in a journey of hope and beauty as she shares the wisdom of her teachers. As a visual artist and educator, I cannot stop taking her classes. The gifts she shares will fill your soul.”
- Randi Chalfin, Artist Educator
“Throughout the class, Dr. Barbera moved us from modality to modality, sensitively shifting us from interior work to intellectual work, solitary activities to small group and then large group involvement. Overall, Dr. Barbera led us through the “art of living”: through poetry, art-making, sharing abroad, holding secrets close, making beauty, and risking work which was very personal and perhaps not seen as beautiful, pulling from within to being seen in the light of day. These experiences, as a whole, led us to a greater sense of self and of balance in the world. A model for patiently working with people who have experienced trauma.
Over the last few years as a music therapist, I have used art to support, listen to, and to see my patients more fully. To give them a container to hold their grief and to know that they are not alone. With the tools that I learned in the class I feel more solid in accepting my means of practice using all of the arts, music, visual, movement, written, and life creativity, to create a coherent whole. I look forward to creating a private practice so that the creative work can be utilized more freely, with greater honor, and to expand the work that I have been doing in the fields of addiction and others.”
- Sally Hitchcock,LCAT - Trauma-Informed Creative Art Therapy Program Participant~
-Post-Graduate Interdisciplinary Certificate Program in Creative Arts Therapy
- Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available for Social Workers and Mental Health Professionals (Open to Mental, Medical, & Education Professionals)
- Sand Play Therapy Training
- Clinical Supervision for Creative Arts Therapy Licensure
- Individual and Group Therapy Sessions for Children, Adults, and Families
- Individual and Group Therapy Sessions for Children, Adults, and Families
Dr. Barbera is a New York State Licensed Creative Arts Therapist. Dr. Barbera served on the faculty of the Humanistic/Multicultural Education Graduate Program at the State University of New York, at New Paltz, for the last twenty three years. She developed and taught courses in Expressive Arts for Social Justice Teacher Education and Expressive Art Therapy. As well as being a Social Justice Educator, Dr. Barbera is an artist-ethnographic researcher, writer, and art therapist, in private practice.
Dr. Barbera Directs the Trauma-Informed Creative Arts Therapy Certificate Program through SUNY Albany's School of Social Welfare.
Dr. Barbera is the recipient of the 2010 Excellence in Scholarship Award from the Electronic Dissertation and Thesis Association (EDT) for her Doctoral Dissertation:Palpable Pedagogy: Expressive Arts, Leadership, and Change in Social Justice Teacher Education (An Ethnographic/Auto-Ethnographic Study of the Classroom Culture of an Arts-Based Teacher Education Course). She is also the author of Expressive Arts in Teacher Education: Cultivating Social Justice Leadership (2011), Lambert Academic Publishing, which is based on her dissertation. Learn more