(Self Study, 1 CE) Creativity and Trauma Modalities

with Mari Grande, LCAT, LCSW-R, EMDR

(Self-Study, 1.0 CE Contact Hours for LCATs and LMHCs in New York State)

Course Description

This presentation will explore art therapy, the creative process, and trauma modalities, including definitions, intersections and case vignettes.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to identify at least three effective and popular modalities used to treat trauma.
  • Participants will be able to define what a “trauma informed approach” means.
  • Participants will be able to identify two creative art therapy interventions that are also part of other trauma informed modalities.



"The course was well organized and clearly outlined. The case study and accompanying slides gave me further insight into the use of art therapy for clients with trauma."

-Cheryl Cirri Shafran

"I enjoyed the pace and the checking in to make sure participants were still grounded. It gave me a deeper understanding of Somatic experiencing provides practical knowledge. And there was an interesting case study."

- Kimberly Heller

"Mari really knows her stuff when it comes to trauma and EMDR, and that was clear in this presentation. Her knowledge is very helpful in conveying the topic."

- Allison Gallo


Guest Presenter

Mari Grande is a licensed Creative Arts Therapist and licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in New York City where she sees individuals and families. Her specialty is helping people work through overwhelming circumstances and reaching deeper understandings of themselves and their relationships. She is also an EMDR therapist and EMDR consultant in training, Hypnotherapist, and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in training. Mari is on the faculty of the Institute for Expressive Analysis (IEA), former Director of Admissions into art therapy process with children.

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.