Applications of Art Therapy in a Clinical Setting

By The Josselyn Center (other events)

Friday, January 18 2019 9:00 AM 11:00 AM

Josselyn is proud to kick off a full slate of programming for 2019, and in celebration we're offering our first course the year at no charge! Join us on Thursday, January 18th from 9 am to 11 am for: Applications of Art Therapy in a Clinical Setting, presented by Jacky Swietochowski, A.T.R.

Art therapy aims to improve or restore a client’s functioning and sense of well-being. It uses the creative process, and the resulting artwork, to help people explore their feelings, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem. In this CE course, Jacky will discuss: 

  • What is art therapy vs. art in therapy
  • How and when art therapy is used
  • Who can use art therapy
  • Benefits of art therapy with youth

All attendees will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on an art therapy directive. 

Two CEs are available for socail workers and counselors. Seating is limited! 

About the Presenter: Jacky Swietochowski, A.T.R., has been with The Josselyn Center since 2016. Licensed Art therapists like Jacky are trained in the visual arts and the creative process, as well as human development, psychology, and counseling theories and techniques. Jacky works with children, adults, families and leads groups utilizing art therapy.  She also runs Josselyn's Camp Neeka, a therapeutic day camp for children ages 8-12 and oversees The Living Room, a free, therapeutic alternative to the E.R. for persons experiencing a mental health crisis. Jacky previously worked in a hospital setting, and says, “the community focus here at The Josselyn Center is special. We can really connect with clients, because they are here for a longer stay -- some have been coming here for years. It’s almost like a family.”