What is Process Not Perfection?

Process Not Perfection: Expressive Arts Solutions for Trauma Recovery is the first book of its kind on the market. Written for both the general public and clinical audiences, Process Not Perfection takes readers on a journey through using expressive arts process and practices for healing trauma. The book contains fifteen expressive arts processes (collections of 6-7 practices each) built along various themes necessary to trauma recovery (e.g., grounding, blocks to feeling, daily practice). In Process Not Perfection, the three major sections containing five processes each are called Preparing, Deepening, and Manifesting. They are organized to correspond with the three-phase consensus model of trauma treatment: stabilization, processing, and reintegration. 

Take the first step towards completing your Certificate of Expressive Arts Therapy

If you are just getting started on your Certificate of Expressive Arts Therapy with ICM with ICM, this is a great first step! The Process Not Perfection Book Course offers 20 CE credits and hours towards the certificate program's educational requirements, and is a required course.

Course Objectives

The Process Not Perfection book course has the following course objectives.

  • Describe the fundamentals of expressive arts therapy

  • Directly experience a wide variety of expressive arts practices (approximately 100) delivered in collections of processes (15) built along themes of wellness and recovery

  • Explain the role that expressive arts therapy can play in enhancing trauma recovery, which can also include trauma-informed addiction treatment

  • Apply 3-5 specific processes from the book into clinical settings

  • Develop a personal plan for self-care/burnout prevention that includes use of the expressive arts

Course Options

Choose your REAT reviewer. The course content and cost is the same.

  • $195.00

    Process Not Perfection: Expressive Arts Solutions in Trauma Recovery (Irene Rodriguez)

    Reviewed by Irene M. Rodriguez, M.S., LMHC, CAP, REAT
    Enroll Now

Get the book!

Process Not Perfection: Expressive Arts Solutions for Trauma Recovery

If you have not already done so, you will need to purchase Dr. Jamie Marich's Process Not Perfection: Expressive Arts Solutions for Trauma Recovery on your own. You can purchase the book at Amazon.

The book is not included in the cost of this course, you will need to purchase it on your own.

CE Approval Information

This course meets the requirements for 20 Continuing Education credit hours by the CE approval bodies listed below:

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Creative Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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 (OCSWMFT) for counselors, social workers, and marriage/family therapists. Approval: #RCS091306

This is a self-paced distance learning course, comprised of reading material and a final assignment. This is a beginner level course. Completion of all modules, a course evaluation, and submission of a final assigment is required to receive CE Certificate. Course evaluations are administered after completing all course requirements. Upon completing all assignments and having them reviewed by the course instructor or Registered Expressive Arts Therapist participants are able to download their CE certificates.

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) credits not offered.