Sunday, 3 December 2017

The Attachment and Trauma Treatment Centre for Healing is holding its 6th annual Trauma and Attachment Conference
March 19 - 23, 2018
Hilton Garden Inn, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario




Day 1 & 2 Foundational Stream with Lori Gill
  Day 1 Understanding the Foundations of Trauma and Attachment
  Day 2 Phase-Based Clinical Applications to Promote Healing and Integration of Trauma and       Attachment Dysregulation

Day 1 & 2 Advanced Stream
  Day 1 Sara Schlote
  Day 2 AM Dr. Paul Frewen - Mind-Brain Interventions for Trauma-Related Disorders
  Day 2 PM Sean Robb & Kaleigh Alkenbrack The Nuances on the combination of PTSD and mild-  Traumatic Brain Injury

Day 3 Stephen Terrell - Nurturing Resilience: Helping Clients Move Forward from Developmental Trauma - An Integrative Somatic Approach

Day 4  Carmen Richardson - Expressive Arts Therapy for Traumatized Children and Adolescents: A Four-Phase Model

Day 5 Lisa Schwarz - Creator of Comprehensive Resource Model

For further details/information:

http://www.attachmentandtraumaconference.com/2018-conference.html

2018 Winter/Spring Group Supervision/Consultation


For professionals who are wanting support with integrating the expressive arts safely and ethically into their practice as therapists or facilitators. As well, this group may provide supervision hours for art therapists, expressive arts therapists, and social workers.



"...and wait there patiently, until the song that is your life
falls into your own cupped hands and you recognize and greet it.
Only then will you know how to give yourself to this world
so worthy of rescue."  Martha Postlewaite


Winter/Spring dates:
Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

January 20, 2018
February 10, 2018
March 10, 2018
April 7, 2018


Hourly Group Rates: 2 people/$80 per hour/per person 
3 people/$60 per hour/per person
4 people or more/$50 hour/per person 
To Register: carmenr@telusplanet.net



Three Day Training in Body-Focused Expressive Arts Therapy for Traumatized Children and Adolescents



Stay Wild - Be Free
When: May 24 - 26, 2018, Thursday - Saturday,  9:30 - 4:30 
Where: 57 Bearspaw Summit Place, Calgary, AB 
Cost: $525 before April 15, 2018 & $575 after
Option to purchase book with registration - please add $50 
Payment Methods: e-transfer or cheques 

Overview: This three day training will provide participants with a comprehensive framework for treating traumatized children & teens. This four- phase, resource-oriented model is grounded in attachment theory, the psychophysiology of trauma, CBT, and expressive arts therapy. It is based on Carmen’s book, “Expressive Arts Therapy for Traumatized Children and Adolescents: A Four-Phase Model”.

Training Objectives: To provide a practical, structured framework that guides assessment & treatment processes. To learn structured, arts-based, sensory interventions to effectively treat key trauma reactions and promote self-regulation. To increase clinical skills such as working with a resource-oriented lens, tracking client sensory processes, & working with the body, art & relationship.

About the four-phase model:
“Although rich with creative activities, the author quickly establishes that these are not to be approached as a ‘recipe’ of activities to pick and choose from, but as strategically placed activities to support the larger picture of helping children develop the resilience needed to experience posttraumatic growth.  The structured framework helps to ensure a process that is safe, but it also provides the flexibility necessary for following the child’s creative processing and use of varied activities at a pace that is safe and tolerable.”
William Steele, PsyD, MSW
Founder, The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC)

TO REGISTER EMAIL: carmenr@telusplanet.net 


One Day Workshop in Expressive Arts


Arts in Bloom


-an experiential day of expressive arts for therapy, education, and community building
-excellent introduction for therapists, child care workers, nurses, social workers, psychologists, art therapists and educators 
-an opportunity to personally explore how the arts may be used both individually and in group format 

Date: Friday, March 2, 2018
Time: 9:30 - 4:00
Location: 57 Bearspaw Summit Place 
Cost: $150 on or before February 10th, 2018, and $175 after
To Register:  carmenr@telusplanet.net

Monday, 14 August 2017

Level 2 Certificate: Expressive Arts Training


A REVIEW of 2017

A true journey of deepening what was learned in prior expressive arts training.  Students dive in upon their arrival on Day 1, beginning the process of creating group safety with an openness to learn from the arts, the trainers, and one another.  Every aspect of the program is intentional as all activities tie into well thought out learning objectives.  The immersion experience is itself both challenging and enriching as it allows for the learning to be layered and deepened by moving from theory to experience as we develop more fully our roles as therapists and facilitators.  

What some students have shared:

Level 2 of the Expressive Arts training allowed me to go further than the experiential side of level 1 as I started to interweave the theory and practice of expressive arts therapy into my therapy practice. I was able to find new ways to interact with clients and to work collaboratively with other professionals while being able to show the benefits of this therapy methodology. It allows me to creatively find ways to engage clients and to help them find their own path to well being. S. B. Edmonton

The Level Two Expressive Arts training offered development with professional and personal growth, inspiration and excited curiosity. There is a purposefulness in each day with learning, discovery and
fun! I completed the training with a renewed clarity and wealth of beautiful certitude in knowing my desired direction, with support and zest. I have a deep appreciation for Carmen and the other trainers, where I was treated with dignity and kindness and being gifted with the unimaginable knowledge which these women hold. Kindly each day, offering support, wisdom and enthusiasm!  L.O. Calgary


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2018 Level 2 Dates


When:    July 13 - 26, 2018Registration Deadline:  May 1, 2018For an Information Package:  carmenr@telusplanet.net


One Day Workshop in Expressive Arts Therapy


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-an experiential day of expressive arts for therapy, education, and community building
-excellent introduction for therapists, child care workers, nurses, social workers, psychologists, art therapists and educators 
-an opportunity to personally explore how the arts may be used both individually and in group format 

Date: Friday, October 13, 2017
Time: 9:30 - 4:00
Location: 57 Bearspaw Summit Place 
Cost: $150 on or before September 30th, $170 on or after October 1
To Register:  carmenr@telusplanet.net



Fall 2017 Group Supervision/Consultation

Creativity at the Heart
Fall dates:
Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

September 16 2017
October 14, 2017
November 11, 2017
December 9, 2017


Hourly Group Rates: 2 people/$80 per hour per person 
3 people/$60 per hour per person
4 people or more/$50 hour per person 
To Register: carmenr@telusplanet.net