INTEGRATING THE EXPRESSIVE ART THERAPIES INTO CLINICAL PRACTICE: An Exploration of Imagery, Symbol, & Ritual
"Only the wounded physician heals and it is only through surviving the personal pain and turmoil of challenging sufferings that one can acquire great wisdom and healing skills" -Carl Jung
One of the best ways to learn is by experience. This group series will help licensed therapists, helping professionals, associates, trainees, and students integrate experiential methods into their clinical practices. A variety of methods will be introduced and experienced, such as Sandplay, Psychodrama, SoulCollage, Creative Writing, Artistic Journaling, and Symbolic Language. Other expressive arts interventions will also be introduced.
Through a personal explorative journey including live demonstration, didactic and experiential instruction, structured small group exercises, and discussion, students will gain hands on therapeutic experience that will enhance each participants lives, as well as, as the perspective they bring to their work. Experiences can be translated and incorporated into a wide range of clinical styles including; psychodynamic, CBT, and solution-focused therapies. The material presented can be applied in individual, couples, family, and group work.
MAY: "WHAT MAKES UP YOUR WORLD?"
Using the sand bowl, sand tray, witnessing, and life diagramming you will discover your personal world. You will identify your own personal solar system, your various roles & level of satisfaction in major life areas and see the real audience you play to in life.
JUNE: "EMOTIONS 101 & SHORING UP RESOURCES"
This session is dedicated to uncovering emotions that lay beneath predominant emotions as well as discover your internal, interpersonal, and transpersonal strengths, challenges, and resources to support your future life discoveries.
JULY: "YOUR LIFE'S JOURNEY"
Using the powerful techniques of the "Journey Map" and "Strength Shield" you will review your own life's path and hidden treasures found along the way.
AUGUST: "WHAT'S YOUR STORY?"
Using Psychodrama and art journaling you will explore your internal and external narratives and identify aspects of your story that no longer serve you followed by a "letting go" ritual.
SEPTEMBER: "SETTING A NEW COURSE"
What strengths would you like to develop for the future and what will you leave behind as your life moves forward? Using various collaging techniques and symbolic imagery you will witness your authentic & future self.
OCTOBER: "GOOD ENDINGS MAKE GOOD BEGINNINGS"
In this session we will incorporate sandplay, psychodrama, affirmation writing, and ritual to take you forward into the holiday season and coming year.
Groups meet last Wednesdays monthly from 4pm - 7pm
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EXPRESSIVE ARTS GROUP EXPERIENCES
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Sessions will be facilitated by Paul Lesnik, LCSW #85141 and Gail D. Gerbie, LMFT #53708
About Paul Lesnik, LCSW, TEP:
Paul Lesnik, LCSW, Tep, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Board Certified Psychodramatist, and an Expressive Arts Therapist in private practice in San Diego, CA and West Palm Beach, FL. Paul has developed expressive arts programming in mental health facilities, schools, social services agencies and treatment facilities across the country. Paul has taught in university settings, conducts an ongoing psychodrama training group, and has presented nationally on the expressive therapies and psychodrama. Paul can be reached at http://digdeepertherapy.com OR [email protected] OR 619-780-7670