Description: This is an 8-hour, experiential training divided into 4 sessions that provides clinicians with a skillset to effectively support clients. ACT and art therapy uniquely empower us to move from surviving to living fully.
Living fully recognizes that while people living with major medical illness may not be able to control the outcome of their illness, they do deserve to live as well as they can for as long as they can. This is why we’ve titled the training- Dealing With It. When we’re dealing with something, we’re likely to feel more resilient and empowered.
This is a LIVE — not recorded — training. This allows us to practice and share in real time. You’ll get access to the slides right before training; we’ll have plenty of time for Q & A; and you’ll get access to a private FB group to continue the conversation.
Have some basic art supplies on hand for each session; you don’t need to be an artist or art therapist to use these techniques.
- Improve clinical understanding of major medical illnesses;
- Mindful exploration of the challenges that impact clinical effectiveness;
- Provide clinicians with a framework for assessing their client’s treatment needs;
- Practice ACT & Art Therapy techniques that promote client’s resiliency and emotional healing.
- Virtual workshop via Zoom
- 1-3pm EST on the following dates- 2/8, 2/15, 3/1, and 3/8/2023
- Early registration is $189 (until 1/30/2023), $249 after
- Private FB group for clinicians to connect and discuss between training sessions. The invitation to join this community will be sent with the reminder email, 24 hours before the training kicks off.
Stephanie McLeod-Estevez, LCPC, Art Therapist & Breast Cancer Survivor, with nearly 20 years of clinical expertise in treating adults with cancer, trauma, anxiety, & depression.
Beth Eilers, LCSW, ACT Clinician, has worked with children, families, and adults with medical illness for over 20 years. She is a clinical social worker with the Maine Medical Partners Pediatric Specialty Clinic.
What to expect:
Week 1- The Psychology of Major Medical Illnesses, Intro to Art Therapy & Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Week 2- Working with the diagnosis phase (single and recurrent)
Week 3- Working with the treatment phase
Week 4- Working with the post-treatment, maintenance and/or surveillance phase