Visual Journaling: More than Collage
December 10, 2022
9:00am - 5:00pm ET
(One Hour Lunch Break 12:30-1:30pm ET)
For some clients, it may be difficult to access the words to describe their experiences or emotions. In these cases, art journaling may provide a way to express what cannot yet be articulated in words. Additionally, for individuals who have experienced complex trauma or multiple traumas, the act of putting words to paper (or pixels) about the events may trigger further trauma reactions. In these cases, starting with visual journaling may provide a way to begin the process of recovery without becoming overwhelmed.
This training will provide you with an orientation to the fundamentals of visual journaling interventions as part of the expressive arts therapy approach. You will learn how to facilitate a visual journaling process to teach the clinical concepts of grounding and managing emotional affect through widening the window of distress tolerance. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of the therapeutic relationship as a container for creative exploration and self-discovery. Finally, cases will be shared to illustrate how these techniques can be integrated into trauma-informed expressive arts therapy.
This training is designed for mental health professionals who want to learn how to use visual journaling interventions as part of their trauma-informed expressive arts therapy practice. This includes clinicians who are new to using the expressive arts in therapy as well as those who are experienced in using the arts but want to learn more about how to use visual journaling specifically in trauma therapy. This training will be beneficial for clinicians who work with clients of all ages, including children, adolescents, and adults.
Describe the origins of journaling and visual journaling as therapeutic intervention.
Explain the applications and considerations of visual journaling for trauma treatment
Implement at least 2 visual journaling processes to teach grounding in clinical settings (individual and group), using different art media.
Implement at least 2 visual journaling processes to teach distress tolerance and widening affective window of tolerance in clinical settings (individual and group), using different art media.
Explain at least 5 elements to facilitate a visual journaling session in clinical and/or community settings.
Describe at least 2 strategies of how visual journaling can be integrated in an expressive arts therapy.
By Registering for this Training, You Acknowledge and Agree to the Following:
Attendance: Your presence at the entire training is required at all sessions. No partial credit can be awarded. You have read our EMDR Therapy Training information page prior to registering.
Technological Requirements: Attendance at all live sessions on the indicated dates is mandatory for completion of this course. Please plan on joining a few minutes early for troubleshooting if you are not already familiar with the platform. For more information on how to join a Zoom meeting, please read through the following article: https://www.howtogeek.com/662339/how-to-join-a-zoom-meeting/. By registering for these trainings, you acknowledge that you meet the technological requirements needed to participate. If you require technical assistance, you are required to reach out to your instructor at least one week prior to the start of training.
Training Information & Eligibility: You have read our EMDR Therapy Training information page prior to registering. The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an EMDRIA-approved provider to serve clinicians in the United States and Canada, only with certain limited exceptions. If you are a clinician living outside of the United States or Canada, we suggest that you contact the Institute for Creative Mindfulness first or check with your regional organization (e.g., EMDR Europe, EMDR Asia, EMDR Australia). A U.S.-based training may not be accepted for accreditation in your country.
Refund/Cancellation Policy: You have read and agree to ICM's Organizational Policies, which stipulate the terms for refunds, cancellations, and resolving grievances and disputes.
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Professionalism: You will show up on time and be fully present for each session, acting in a professional manner. You will reach out to your faculty member or any assistant if any unexpected problems arise. Staying present for online learning can come with its unique set of challenges, and you agree to take full responsibility for addressing your needs in the area of grounding and self-care during the training. You agree to refrain from all alcohol and illicit drug use during the training and agree to speak with your faculty member or an assistant if you anticipate that your impairment due to prescribed medications might pose a problem during the training. The faculty and staff reserve the right to remove trainees at any time if the trainee creates an unsafe or unprofessional environment for you or for other trainees, or for any other reason, at their sole discretion.
- Accommodations: The Institute for Creative Mindfulness follows the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We ask that if you are in need of any special accommodations that will allow you to take your training with us online, please email us with any special requests thirty days before the scheduled training. If, during the training, a need for an accommodation arises, you are expected to contact your instructor and/or practicum assistant immediately and we will discuss the best possible solution.
- Preparedness for Doing Your Own Work: If you have received a major mental health diagnosis (past or present), you acknowledge that you are taking this training at your own risk, and agree to alert faculty or training staff before or during the training if any complications arise. If any problems arise, you agree to address them with faculty or staff members.
Email [email protected] with any questions or concerns. After registering for this course you will receive an email from Thinkific, which will ask you to complete your registration and give you access to the course portal.
The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is approved by the following organizations to offer 6 continuing education (CE) credit hours for this course:
State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an approved provider of continuing education by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for counselors, social workers, and marriage/family therapists. Approval: #RCS091306
EMDR International Association
The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an approved provider of continuing education in EMDR Therapy by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) Approval: #10002. This program is approved for 6 EMDRIA credits (#10002-127).
American Psychological Association
The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is approved by American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Creative Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Association of Social Worker Boards
Institute for Creative Mindfulness, #1735, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Institute for Creative Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/16/2021 – 03/16/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 6 continuing education credits.
National Board for Certified Counselors
The Institute for Creative Mindfulness has been approved by National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6998. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Institute for Creative Mindfulness is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
A General Note About Approvals
Please also note that APA-approved sponsors are accepted by many state boards, such as California BBS and major licensure boards within the state of Pennsylvania. In both of these cases, separate paperwork does not need to be filled out. Many state boards also accept out-of-state providers, which is why our Ohio approvals appear on every training. In some states, pre- or post-program approval forms must be sent, and you are responsible for checking into the rules of the licensure board in your state as to what is required. Please let the Institute for Creative Mindfulness know if you need support documentation in any way for these pre or post-program approval applications.