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(Self-study, 8.5 CE's) Beyond the Break Up

Applying Art Therapy and Attachment Styles to Building Better Relationships

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Applicable for Self Help and Mental Health Professionals.

(8.5 Self-study, continuing education contact hours, for LCATs in New York State.)

In this course, you will learn about the origins of attachment—a biologically-informed approach to intimacy—and how the four attachment styles play out in adult relationships. You will also learn how to assess your own attachment style, and 7 mindfulness-based creative arts therapies directives for working with this material.

Broken up into 7 digestible lessons, topic areas include:

  • What is attachment?
  • What is secure attachment?
  • What is insecure attachment?
  • What is disorganized attachment?
  • How can I determine my attachment style?
  • Where do Attachment Styles Originate? Can they change?
  • How do I attract and keep a secure relationship?

Lessons include:

  • A written description
  • Between 1-3 video lectures
  • Guided meditations and Assessment
  • A creative arts therapy directive and video tutorial

Participants of this course will be able to:

  • Identify the attachment style based on two case studies.
  • Identify the definitions of secure, insecure, and disorganized attachment.
  • Identify at least two creative arts therapies directives to explore attachment styles in adulthood.
  • Identify the definition of "security priming."

In purchasing this course, you will receive one lesson "dripped" each day, until all lessons have been released. Once you have received all course material, you will have access whenever you want, for all time!


If you are interested in continuing education contact hours...

This course is currently offering 8.5 self-study, continuing education contact hours, for Licensed Creative Arts Therapists in New York State.

In order to obtain these contact hours you will need:

  • To complete all Lesson modules (there is a tracking system that monitors if you watched all lectures to their completion and opened all lesson modules, etc.).
  • To complete a course evaluation through Survey Monkey.
  • To complete a graded learning assessment (you must answer at least 75% of the questions correctly; this score will trigger the release of your certificate by email).

A reminder about self-study and continuing education:

For LCATs in New York State, a self-study course can only equal 1/3 of the required contact hours for your license renewal. So, if your license renews in three years, you will require 36 continuing education contact hours, thus a maximum of 12 of those hours can be self-study. The rest of your contact hours must be live events. This includes online webinars, which CreativeArtsTherapiesOnline.com will be offering on a monthly basis, starting in February of 2017. All enrolled students will be updated on new live and self-study course launches. So keep an eye out for our newsletter!

If you have any problems or technical difficulties, please contact Briana MacWilliam at [email protected]

CreativeArtsTherapiesOnline.com is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Creative Arts Therapists. (#CAT-0014.)


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Your Instructor


Briana MacWilliam MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT
Briana MacWilliam MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT

After graduating with a BFA in Illustration and a minor in psychology, Briana MacWilliam moved to New York City where she earned her Master’s in Professional Studies and Creative Arts Therapy (MPS) from Pratt Institute.

For over a decade, Ms. MacWilliam has practiced as a Licensed and Board Certified Creative Arts Therapist (ATR-BC, LCAT) in various healthcare settings throughout New York City, working predominantly with traumatized women and addiction. For the past four years, she worked as a research coordinator at the Amen Clinics Inc., an agency focused on using brain scans and SPECT technology to provide accurate diagnosis and integrative treatment for mental health problems, poor nutrition, and other obscure conditions.

Dr. Amen has been a guest on CNN, PBS, Dr. Oz, Entertainment Television, Dr. Phil, The View, TedX, Rachel Ray, Larry King, and more. To learn more about The Amen Method, which focuses on the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of life and treatment, click here. To take an online brain health assessment, click here.

Currently, in addition to private practice, Ms. MacWilliam is a professor for Pratt Institute’s Graduate Creative Arts Therapies Department, where she teaches personality development, thesis research and clinical supervision.

Writing, drawing, and painting have always been her passion, and she strongly believes in the curative powers of the creative process.

To learn more, please visit her website at brianamacwilliam.com. Or her community blog for artists and writers at Yellow Bricks. You can also follow her weekly posts on mindfulness and artmaking on Instagram or her Facebook Page.


Class Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund. If, however, you have received a continuing education certificate, no refund will be awarded.

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