Learn how innovative sensory and art-based approaches are used in clinical practice with children and families who have experienced trauma and attachment challenges.
Sensory and Art-Based Treatment: Trauma and Attachment Informed Care for Children
This workshop provides an overview of the neurophysiological influence of trauma and the value of integrating sensory processing and art-based approaches, as part of one’s clinical practice. Given the recent scientific advances in the importance of working with the body as part of trauma and attachment informed care, a variety of sensory and art-based interventions will be explored.
A glimpse into clinical case vignettes will demonstrate how sensory and art-based assessments and creative therapeutic approaches have a positive influence on the trauma recovery process when working with children, adolescents and their families. Workshop participants will identify art expression and sensory-based approaches to incorporate into their practice, and indications for when to refer clients to art or occupational therapy services is reviewed.
Upon course completion, participants will be able to:
- Recognize the neurodevelopmental influence of trauma and attachment disruption
- Distinguish between the three general sensory processing patterns
- Understand the rationale for using sensory and art based assessments and interventions with children and families that have experienced trauma
- Identify at least 3 expressive art or sensory-based approaches they can implement in their practice with children and families
The target audience for this training includes Art Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, School Adjustment Counselors, Psychologists, Family Therapists, Graduate Students of Psychology/Social Work and other helping professionals who work with children who have experienced trauma and would benefit from a creative and sensory based approach to treatment.
Tina Champagne, OTD, OTR/L is a Licensed and Board Certified Occupational Therapist. Based in Northampton, Massachusetts she is considered an expert clinician, international consultant and trainer, and is the Director of Occupational Therapy for Cutchins Programs for Children & Families. Tina has numerous publications, engages in research, and has received several awards for her work. She is the author of the book Sensory Modulation & Environment: Essential Elements of Occupation and for more information visit her website: www.ot-innovations.com
Laura Seftel, LMHC, ATR-BC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Board Certified Art Therapist in practice for almost 30 years. She is an experienced instructor, trainer and clinical supervisor, and has presented to agencies and colleges throughout the Northeast. Laura has been a national speaker for the American Art Therapy Association and is the author of the book Grief Unseen: Healing Pregnancy Loss Through the Arts. She sees adults in her studio-based private practice, and is the Senior Clinician at the Children’s Clinic, a division of Cutchins Programs in Northampton, MA.
Event Dates and Times
Friday, May 1, 2015
Registration begins 8:30
Full Price: $150
- $120 – team member (3 or more from the same agency or organization)
- $120 – graduate students
Hadley Farms Meeting House
41 Russell Street
Hadley, MA 01035
Continuing Education Offered
This training will provide 6 hours of Category 1 CE credit for LMHCs. Social Work CE credits are pending.
Registration closes: April 27, 2015.