ACE Foundation Programs
Creative process can deepen one’s self awareness of feelings and needs and can enhance self-expression because it can bypass the boundaries of linear thinking. In this three-hour live webinar, participants will learn the art of utilizing creative arts therapy and other effective experiential tools with clients, such as guided meditation, role playing, Imago dialogue, and creative writing. Participants will learn how creative process is used in a way that address symbolic process, unconscious material, and resistance. Slide presentations of client art will be used along with lively discussion and experiential exercises to illustrate this creative therapy process. Please have drawing materials at hand, including white paper, markers or cray- pas, or crayons in order to be ready for the experiential component. The theoretical approach featured stems from the facilitator’s training as a creative arts therapist, psychoanalyst, and an Imago relationship therapist.
Please note: This is not to certify anyone to be a creative arts therapist but rather to provide licensed clinicians with an understanding of how to incorporate creative process in one’s clinical work. All mental health professionals are invited to attend.
*NYSSCSW Discount applies to NYSSCSW current members only.
**Student Discount only applies to full time students currently enrolled in social work and MHP master level programs.
This is an ACE Foundation Program. If this is your first time taking an ACE Foundation program not co-sponsored by an NYSSCSW, you will be prompted to make your complimentary account on the ACE Foundation Learning Center platform, where you will be able to access all program information, course materials and information for future ACE Foundation programs from your member dashboard. You will be asked to set a password for your new ACE Foundation Learning Center account.
Please register by Thursday, May 16 at 5pm.
Live Online via Zoom
The Advanced Clinical Education (ACE) Foundation of the NYS Society for Clinical Social Work, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0028; licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0045; licensed psychoanalysts #P-0017; licensed psychologists #PSY-0121; and licensed social workers #SW-0056.
Out-of-state providers are welcome to request a certificate upon completion of the presentation evaluation but must check with their own state licensing boards to inquire about whether or not the certificate is recognized as transferrable for CEs in their state’s jurisdiction.
By the end of this educational activity, participants will be able to:
1. Describe two or more ways to incorporate creative therapy exercises in their work with their clients;
2. Describe two or more ways to help clients process their art therapy work;
3. Describe the creative process as an aid to working with symbolic process and unconscious material.
Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners and family and marriage/couple therapists and mental health counselors.
This seminar is appropriate for clinicians with all levels of experience.
Bonnie Hirschhorn, LP, NCPsyA, LCSW, LCAT is a highly skilled therapist with over 35 years of experience. She has a master’s degree in Art Therapy and another in Clinical Social Work. She has completed a 10-year postgraduate program in Expressive Psychoanalysis. She is licensed as an Art Therapist, Psychoanalyst and Clinical Social Worker and she is certified as an Imago Relationship Therapist, Hypnotherapist and Yoga Instructor. Through her many years of experience, Bonnie has developed a unique way of integrating non-verbal therapeutic modalities such as art, movement, drama, somatic awareness, and guided meditation with in-depth verbal processing in her work with individuals and couples. She had an office in Manhattan for over 30 years. Now, since the pandemic, she is full-time in her New Paltz office, working on Zoom with individuals and couples as well as presenting webinars to professionals. She is delighted to share her knowledge and skills in utilizing the creative process to help individuals and couples heal and thrive.
Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course is completed, as evidenced by signing in and out and completing a course evaluation. Certificates will be emailed approximately ten business days after the completion of the course.
ACE welcomes participants with diverse abilities. Please contact Kristin or Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org, at time of registration, to request accessibility accommodations. Accommodation requests are considered in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities ACT (ADA), Section 505 of the Rehabilitation ACT.
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