(Self-Study, 8 CEs) Healing Complicated Grief With Creative Arts Therapies

A Mindfulness-based, 8-Day E-Course for Healing and Recovery

   Watch Promo   Enroll in Course

(8 Self-Study continuing education contact hours for LCATs in New York State.)

Most likely, if you find yourself here, you have been touched by grief in some fashion, either personally or perhaps in your professional life, as a therapist and/or healer.

What if I told you, I could help you make sense of what you are going through, and teach you about the underlying neural mechanisms that keep you locked in what your brain experiences as rewarding patterns of grief, in only 8 hours, without having to talk in circles about your feelings?

In fact, you might even enjoy the process, tapping into your creative expression in a way you never thought you could.

If you’re intrigued, and ready to become a creator of your life, rather than just a survivor of it, I’d like to tell you more about my 8-day e-course, Healing Complicated Grief With Creative Arts Therapies...

This 8-day e-course offers a treatment protocol for the use of creative arts therapies with complicated grief, developed and examined through the frame of mindfulness, attachment theory and recovery. Eight mindfulness-based creative arts therapies interventions are offered as a way to experientially explore these topics, and assist in treatment plan development.

Each of the eight creative arts therapies interventions explored in this protocol are based on evidence-based practices in art therapy and relevant psychotherapies. The purpose and rationale for each activity is also examined.


Lesson topics include:

1. SIX MYTHS: Go from following bad advice to being able to discern what is true for your own unique experience of grief.

2. DEDICATION AND FOUR CORNERSTONE QUESTIONS: Go from being swamped by overwhelming, often punishing feelings, to dialoguing with them in a collaborative effort, progressing towards recovery.

3. SHORT-TERM ESCAPES: Move from being enslaved by compulsory escapes, to taking charge of your healing process.

4. HISTORY OF LOSS: Go from being controlled by an all pervasive suffering, to being consciously aware of its origins.

5. BODY AND MIND: Go from being imprisoned by limiting beliefs about deservedness and worthiness tied up in your grief, to shedding those self-fulfilling prophecies and opening up again to the possibility for peace and joy in your life.

6. LOVE AND SPIRIT: Go from obsessing over the lost, to re-contextualizing and re-engaging with relationships that are on-going in your life.

7. FORGIVENESS: Takes you from feeling isolated and alone with your pain, to feeling connected and as if your pain has purpose and meaning.

8. TRANSCENDENCE: Breathes life back into the Heart Chakra, tapping into your soul’s firelight, transforming a dim candle into a roaring flame.

If you are ready to step back into your life again as a creator of it, rather than as a survivor of it—this course is right for you.

These materials will be released once a day for 8 days until all content has been made available. And you will have lifetime access to it!


This course includes...

Course Curriculum

  Introduction and Reminders for Continuing Education
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Forgiveness and Gratitude
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Course Review, Evaluation, Learning Assessment, and Certificate
Available in days
days after you enroll


Participants of this course will be able to identify the following on a brief, multiple choice learning assessment and quiz:

*Identify the correct descriptions of the reunion model and the detachment model for grief.
*Identify the definition of “spiritual bypassing.”
*Identify at least two mindfulness-based, creative arts therapies interventions for working with complicated grief.
*Identify at least two myths about grief.
*Identify two ways in which complicated grief differs from depression.

Once you have purchased the course, you will have access to all materials, for all time!


This course is currently offering 8 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.
*To complete a course evaluation.
*To complete a graded learning assessment.
*Complete a webform to receive
your certificate of completion.

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

Your Instructor

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

Briana MacWilliam is an author, educator and licensed and board-certified creative arts therapist with more than 15 years in the field, helping adults struggling with insecure attachment attract and/or cultivate loving relationships. Additional certifications in Reiki healing, EFT Tapping, and integrative somatic trauma therapy with internal family systems theory, inform her trademarked method, which utilizes a psycho spiritual approach to healing mind body and spirit. She is also the former director of continuing education for Pratt Institute in New York, and currently continues to provide continuing education for counselors and creative arts therapists in New York State, through her online school and website, creativeartstherapiesonline.com. To learn more about her offerings in personal development, you can visit her website at https://brianamacwilliam.com/.

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 14 days and we will give you a full refund. If, however, you received a continuing education certificate, no refund will be awarded.

Get started now!

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.