(Self Study, 1 CE) Clinical Concerns in the Practice of International Art Therapy

with Sean Plunkett, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT

This self study is worth 1.0 continuing education contact hour for LCATs in New York state.


Through 2 vignettes of therapists working abroad, therapists will discuss how cultural differences can affect the therapeutic process.


  • Participants will be able to identify 3 ethical considerations when conducting therapy abroad.
  • Participants will be able to identify at least 2 ways in which culture can affect the client's view of the therapist/therapeutic process.
  • Participants will be able to identify at least 2 cultural assumptions regarding the practice of therapy.

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"The course content was helpful, informative and valuable to apply in my practice. Sean was engaging and the flow of the course was perfect. Love the resources for further study!"

- Marie Caruso-Teresi

"The material presented here is really valuable, not only for therapists who work in other countries, but also for any therapists who work with clients whose cultures differ from their own. In other words, it's for all of us!"

-Kathleen Avins


Guest Presenter

Sean Plunkett, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT, is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist and an Associate Adjunct Professor in Pratt Institute's Graduate Creative Arts Therapy Department. He is also a clinical supervisor at Heartsong, an organization that provides expressive therapies to children on the ASD spectrum. Sean has worked with various populations and integrates creativity and playful exploration into his work. Sean is an avid traveler, painter, and sculptor.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will I receive the certificate?
Certificates are automatically generated after you have taken an online assessment and course evaluation, and sent to the email you used to enroll in the program.
What if I have more questions?
Contact us at [email protected], and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

A reminder about self-study and continuing education:

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.

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

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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, and is also an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors; #MHC-0224.

PLEASE NOTE: While some subject areas overlap in education, a course that includes art therapy directives does not qualify a counselor to practice art therapy, and similarly an art therapist is not qualified to practice as a counselor, without proper licensing. This is a completely self-directed course. Your continuing education contact hours will be attributed on the date that you submit the webform for your certificate of completion.