Community Counseling Centers of Central Connecticut, Inc. [CCC] has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6940. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CCC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Please see below for details on our upcoming workshops and to register to attend! Please take note of cancellation and refund policy below.
Current Continuing Education Sessions
Art in Counseling with Children: Applications and Interventions
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
CE Hours: 2
Fee: $40 - all materials and light refreshments provided
Community Counseling Center of Central Connecticut
1089B Woodtick Road (at Pillwillop Therapeutic Farm)
Wolcott, CT 06716 203-879-9485
This program is for counselors, social workers, guidance counselors, and other associated or related clinical staff. No prior art experience necessary! Counseling with children can be challenging. Children may hesitate to trust helping professionals, but also have many difficult emotions and circumstances to process. Having the ability to engage young clients (and their families) in simple, non-threatening art activities can help open lines of communication and explore issues where one-to-one talk therapy cannot.
Participants will: learn simple ways to engage children and families in counseling using art-based strategies and techniques; strategies and techniques for discussing art based activity results; ways to incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy and other evidence-based theories with art based techniques to promote insight and coping skills.
Participants will leave with instructions and guidelines for 4 simple activities to use with children and/or families in counseling sessions. Trauma-informed work will be addressed and included, but will not be the sole focus of the presentation.
Lisa M. Corson, LPC, NCC