(Self-Study, 1 CE) Embodied Creative Arts Therapy Interventions with Trauma

with Brian T Harris, PhD, MT-BC, LCAT

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


In this workshop, participants will review a qualitative study on how creative arts therapists provide embodied treatment with trauma. Relevant themes including, relational enactments, safety, somatic countertransference and creative interventions will be examined as they may best be implemented in clinical practice.


1) Participants will be able to identify three resources for therapists working with trauma.

2) Participants will be able to name two facets of embodiment relevant to the treatment of trauma

3) Participants will be able to list two factors that contribute to a client’s sense of safety in trauma treatment.



"This course gives a great overview of trauma. Dr. Harris is very thoughtful about the importance of looking at and working through our own Trauma/trauma, and how that may impact our work with our clients. Good food for thought for all therapists no matter with whom we are working."

- Valerie Uschock,

"Brian is a very skilled presenter. His presence & pacing were excellent. He is very knowledgeable about this topic, and this was a very informative presentation."

- Donald McDowell

"Brian's expertise and engaging and articulate presentation style. The use of examples from his personal clinical experience are compelling, and he has a calm, clear, and compassionate exploration of the topic."

-Amy Rosenthall


Guest Presenter

Brian T Harris, PhD, MT-BC, LCAT is a music psychotherapist inprivate practice in NYC. He holds a PhD in Expressive Therapies and is an adjunct faculty member at New York University and a core faculty member of the Kint Institute’s creative arts therapy and trauma certificate program. Dr. Harris is the past head of the Pavarotti Music Center’s music therapy department in Mostar, Bosnia and past consultant to UNICEF in development of music therapy initiatives for Syrian refugee children in Jordan. He is co-editor of the upcoming book Creative Arts Therapies and the LGBTQ Community. Dr. Harris has published and presented nationally and internationally and has worked for over 20 years with a diverse range of clients.

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.