(Self Study, 1.0 CEs) Cultural Competency and the Use of Art Therapy in the Treatment of Self Image Issues

Kelly Niceley LCAT, ATR

(Eligible for 1.0 continuing education contact hour, for Licensed Creative Arts Therapists in New York State.)

This presentation will explore concepts and theories behind culturally competent practice, and introduce a practical art therapy intervention to effectively support the client dealing with issues of identity and self image.

Learning Objectives

1) Participants will be able to identify three influencers of compromised self image in the client.
2) Participants will be able to identify three culturally competent attitudes to employ when treating clients.
3) Participants will learn an art based intervention to treat the patient struggling with issues of identity and self image in a culturally competent way.



"The images of the artwork and the case vignettes were evocative and engaging. A great presentation!"

-Mary Hinkle

"The knowledge and grounded presence of the presenter were every engaging and easy to follow. The presentation flowed well and Kelly brought really interesting experiences to share. I recommend this presentation!"

-Sheilah Baldwin

Your Instructor

Kelly Niceley
Kelly Niceley

Kelly Niceley LCAT-ATR has worked with diverse populations since 2007. Kelly has a deep commitment to bringing cultural competency to treatment, deepening the understanding of the impact of social messaging on the psyche, and empowering the client to determine their own narrative.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
What if I have more questions?
Contact us at [email protected], and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
When does the course start and stop?
The course is self-directed so you may begin and end at your convenience, just remember your certificate will be dated the date that you submit your webform.

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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.