(Live Event, 1.5 CEs) Easing Anxiety through Doll Making
FEBRUARY 7TH, 2020 @ 1:00PM EST
This course is worth 1.5 continuing education contact hour for LCATs in New York state.
When a person creates a doll they are connecting with the materials through a multi sensory experience. The feel of the fabrics, baubles and other objects gathered followed by the process of piecing together of these objects serves both as a metaphor of self and connect one with their senses. The metaphor of taking a “pile” or “mess” of disorganized pieces and creating a new cohesive connection between the materials show the individual that it is possible to reframe the situation when they are feelings of being anxious. In this workshop participants will learn techniques to ease anxiety though therapeutic doll making.
Participants will be able to assess when doll making can be useful when working with anxiety.
Participants will be able to identify three types of dollmaking techniques.
Participants will be able to create a doll based on one of the techniques discussed.
This is an experiential workshop! If you wish to participate, please bring the following materials to the presentation.
- Doll pins or Wood Doll Pins . ( Straight Clothespins that don't have the metal spring)
- Doll Pin stands
- Pipe cleaners
- Hot glue gun & Glue sticks
- white glue
- 2 or 3 brushes ranging from Very tiny for details to medium size.
- Colored pencils
- Trimmings and Bits (ex. Wool, beads buttons, ribbons, fabric scraps, fancy paper scraps, etc)
Suzanne DuFour MPS, ATR-BC is a Registered Board Certified Art Therapist and holds a Masters of Professional Studies from The School of Visual Arts in NYC. She currently works as an art therapist in private practice and online creating courses such as this one. She has previously gained experience working with teens who have experienced addiction, trauma, neglect, physical and sexual abuse, depression, anxiety and mood disorders, individuals on the autistic and special needs spectrum (both adults and children), individuals living with HIV/AIDS and with children in both private and public school settings ( K-6). Suzanne is currently on the board of the New Jersey Art Therapy Association as the Vice President.
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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.