NYC Art Therapy offers workshops for clinicians, schools, mental health facilities, and the general public. Here is a sample of the workshops that can be provided.

WHAT IS ART THERAPY? - a basic overview of art therapy, when and why to refer to an art therapist, and an experience of art-making from an art therapy perspective. Art materials provided. This workshop is ideal for mental health settings interested in learning how art therapy might benefit their program.

BC EXAM PREPARATION - review of art therapy theory and practice areas covered by the exam, test-taking strategies, and self-hypnosis techniques for exam-related stress. Open to art therapists qualified to sit for the board certification exam.

TRANSFORMATIONAL DOLL-MAKING - Make your own hand-sewn doll, and learn about doll-making for pleasure, self-soothing and bodyimage enhancement. Discussion will highlight the benefits of doll-making for people with body image concerns such as self-injury, eating disorders, trauma or borderline personality disorder. This technique can be used with the young child and the aging child alike. Art supplies, patterns and refreshments provided.

CHILDREN'S DOLL-MAKING - Children love to sew! In this workshop, girls and boys make a doll filled with soft stuffing. For ages five and up, this workshop teaches new skills, inspires creativity, enhances self-image and body image, and is a lot of fun for everyone, boys too!

JAPANESE PAPER DOLLS - make your own origami paper dolls and learn about traditional arts and culture in Japan, with Toshiko Kobayashi, ATR, LCAT.


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