Applicable for Self Help and Mental Health professionals.
(12.0 Self-study, continuing education contact hours for LCATs and LMHCs in New York State.)
In a modern, fast-paced world, many women today experience a painful disconnect from the deep Feminine Spirit. Raised on psychologies that examine a woman's femininity as a reaction to a male paradigm, as opposed to her own inherent trajectory, we have become lost and unable to find our way back to center. This disconnect has created many problems, including failed or unhappy relationships, depression, anxiety, addictive behaviors, diffuse sexual boundaries, and many more. Changing this situation requires a conscientious shift from outward striving towards inward receptivity.
Through 8 energetically-based, experiential exercises (including guided meditations, reading and writing assignments, movement activities, and art activities), you will learn how to reconnect to your feminine self and inhabit your queenly status. This will help you open up to embracing the abundance the universe is just itching to give you!
Please Note: This content is comprised primarily of readings and exercises that focus on the cisgender woman's experience, though the discussion of accessing feminine energy and expression for all individuals, can and does extend beyond sex assignment at birth.
This course is broken up into 8 sessions and subject areas
Embracing Your Feminine Essence
Three Archetypes for Understanding Femininity
Invoking the Authentic Self
Clearing and Blessing Past Traumas
Healing the Feminine Wound
Establishing Sexual Boundaries
Receptivity and Release: The Feminine-Masculine Connection
Limiting Beliefs and Quantum Love
Lessons consist of...
A written description
1 Audio lecture
1-2 Creative arts therapies directives and video tutorials (art or movement)
Participants of this event will be able to identify the following on a multiple choice quiz and learning assessment, which will be part of the course evaluation:
- Identify the frequency with which women experience depression, in the United States, and rates of sexual violence against women, across the globe.
- Identify the correct definition of “archetypes,” according to Carl Jung’s Complex Theory.
- Identify the correct descriptions of three female archetypes.
- Identify the definition of energetic “titration” as it applies to trauma recovery.
- Identify the three core principles of Quantum Physics and their impact on self-determination and reality testing.
- Identify at least three mindfulness-based creative arts therapies directives in working with traumatized women.
In purchasing this course, you will receive one lesson "dripped" each day, until all lessons have been released. Once you have received all course material, you will have access whenever you want, for all time!
Romona earned her Masters in Education, Emphasis in Counseling Psychology at Teachers College Columbia University. She is also a certified yoga instructor and currently teaches yoga and meditation at Reflections Center for Conscious Living.
As a therapist, Romona specializes in mindfulness-based psychotherapy, utilizing a blend of eastern wisdom practices with western psychology and theory to create a space for releasing old wounds, healing beyond them, and expanding one’s sense of self. She worked extensively with trauma providing therapy to women and children survivors of domestic violence at Sanctuary for Families in New York City. After leaving Sanctuary, she spent time working internationally with an NGO called Kolkata Sanved in West Bengal, India which provides dance movement therapy to street children who were trafficked into sex or domestic labor.
At present, she works with adults who suffer from mood disorders, grief, trauma, and relationship conflicts in private practice. Her approach infuses the practice of meditation, breath, and somatic awareness techniques alongside insight-oriented talk therapy. In her years of working in the field, she has found the practice of mindfulness to be tremendously effective in bridging the fragmented and dissociated state individuals experience after suffering loss or trauma.
After receiving her master’s degree in Creative Arts Therapy from Pratt Institute in 2006, and subsequently my license and board certification, Briana worked with a variety of populations that struggle with such issues as acute mental illness, HIV, addiction, homelessness, trauma, and relationship issues. She has worked in inpatient, outpatient, school-based, and community-based settings, and have been the director of the Creative Arts Therapies programs at Hartley House and the Women’s Health Center for Housing Works, Inc.
Most recently, Briana spent four years as a research coordinator at the Amen Clinics Inc., an agency focused on using brain scans and SPECT technology to provide accurate diagnosis and integrative treatment for mental health problems, poor nutrition, and other obscure conditions. Dr. Amen has been a guest on CNN, PBS, Dr. Oz, Entertainment Television, Dr. Phil, The View, TedX, Rachel Ray, Larry King, and more.
Currently, in addition to private practice, Briana is a professor for Pratt Institute’s Graduate Creative Arts Therapies Department, where she teaches personality development, thesis research, and clinical supervision. Writing, drawing, and painting have always been her passion, and she strongly believes in the curative powers of the creative process.
If you are interested in continuing education contact hours...
This course is currently offering 12.0 self-study, continuing education contact hours, for Licensed Creative Arts Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors in New York State.
In order to obtain these contact hours you will need:
- To complete all Lesson modules (there is a tracking system that monitors if you watched all lectures to their completion and opened all lesson modules, etc.).
- To complete a course evaluation through Survey Monkey.
- To complete a graded learning assessment (you must answer at least 75% of the questions correctly; this score will trigger the release of your certificate by email).
While these topics overlap in scope of practice for both LCATs and LMHCs, this training does not qualify a mental health professional to claim competency outside of their scope of licensed practice.
If you have any problems or technical difficulties, please contact Briana MacWilliam at [email protected].
Frequently Asked Questions
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.