(Self Study, 1.5 CEs) Art Therapy for Creating Boundaries for Caregivers

This course is worth 1.5 continuing education contact hour for LCATs in New York state.


The purpose of this workshop is to help caregivers of mentally ill or mentally disabled family members define their roles and boundaries within a family unit. Through lecture as well as an art experiential, participants will be able to understand the different roles they play inside and outside of their family unit. Using this knowledge will encourage safe spaces, containment and boundaries to support the overall mental health and stability of the caregiver.


    1. Participants will be able to identify at least 1 issue as a loved one or caretaker of someone with a mental illness or mental disability.
    2. Participants will be able to identify 1 technique used to define the role of caretaker within the family unit for the purpose of creating boundaries.
    3. Participants will be able to describe at least 1 art therapy directive which will help a caregiver to visually define their role within the family unit.

    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]

    Briana MacWilliam, Inc. 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.

Your Instructor

Jodi Wattel, ATR-BC, LCAT
Jodi Wattel, ATR-BC, LCAT

Jodi is a creative arts therapist who runs a private school art therapy program in Brookville, New York. Jodi has been working with children and young adults on the autism spectrum for the past 15 years. She has experience working with other populations such as psychiatric illness, multiple physical and learning disabilities and geriatrics. She is currently working on building a private practice and consulting business that will also include populations such as post-partum mental health; siblings and family members of individuals with psychiatric illness and bereavement. Jodi lives with her husband Danny, her daughter Madison, and her 17-pound cat Mollie.

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I attend a live event online?
Each month we will send out reminders and notifications by email, for the upcoming live presentations. If you would like to attend you will need to purchase the individual course that will give you access to the evaluation and learning assessment, which will trigger your certificate. After your purchase, you will be given a special link that allows you to register for the live event itself. A live event online counts the same as an in-person event (according to the New York State Office of Professions), because the presenters are available to answer questions in real time. If you belong to our membership program, on a monthly basis, you will receive a direct link that allows you to join the live presentations for free. So keep an eye on your email!
How will I receive the certificate?
Certificates are automatically generated when you complete a webform, after you have taken an online assessment and course evaluation. It will be sent to the email you used to enroll in the program.
Do you keep track of my hours?
Yes. Once you enroll in the school (whether it is through our membership program or for purchasing an individual course) a personal dashboard is created for you through "myTeachable." With your username and login, you can always come back to your dashboard, which keeps track of all your courses and contact hours.
How does the membership program work?
After you sign up for a subscription, you will receive unlimited access to a library of self-studies, as well as free registration to our monthly, live event continuing education presentations. Each month, the recordings of the live presentations are added to the library as self-studies. So, the library is always growing with new content, and you never miss a presentation.
What if I have more questions?
Contact us at [email protected], and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Briana MacWilliam, Inc. 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.

This course is closed for enrollment.