(Self Study, 1.5 CEs) Healing Grief Through 6 Archetypes

Self-Study, 1.5 CE Contact Hours for LCATs and LMHCs in New York State


In this workshop, participants will learn about 6 archetypes to process grief, including specific directives for working with a grieving population.


  1. Participants will be able to identify the 6 Archetypes that emerge during grief
  2. Participants will be able to learn 6 specific art directives that are appropriate to use with this population.
  3. Participants will be able to articulate the rational of utilizing archetypes to process grief.



"This was an excellent live on-line presentation. Very clear, thought provoking and insightful. Grief is so important to account for with all our clients, whether manifest or more hidden in past losses and trauma. I also appreciated that there was material here for the more advanced practitioner. "

-Carol Merle-Fishman, Music Therapist

"Beautifully composed and informative slides. Janeen's approachable style made learning easy. "

-Marie Therese Weisbrot, Creative Arts Therapist

"Janeen's substantial work on healing grief through archetypes, delineating clear theoretical and practical steps is impressive and fully applicable to my work, and I would say quite user friendly! Her presentation was organized and easy to follow. I love that I now have a protocol I can follow with very clear art directives and theoretical underpinnings. Though I am a dance/movement therapist, I often utilize art with my clients and am thrilled to have this amazing resource. At this moment I am thinking about converting some of the visual directives into movement directives. The power point was very clear and helpful, as were all of Janeen's visuals--including the photographs "depicting" the different archetypes. The case study--with pictures of completed art directives at each stage--was riveting and edifying. I am finding this to be a most important and applicable workshop. Thank you so much for your work and for sharing it. (Also amazed to learn that this work was developed in only a year!)."

-Judith Ginzberg, Dance/Movement Therapist

Your Instructor

​Janeen Mary Chasan MA, LCAT, ATR-BC
​Janeen Mary Chasan MA, LCAT, ATR-BC
Janeen Mary Chasan is a Licensed and Board Certified Creative Arts Therapist who has over a decade of experience working in the healthcare field. After receiving her BA degree in Philosophy and Film Production from Hofstra University, Janeen went on to get her Masters Degree from Long Island University in Clinical Art Therapy. Today, Janeen has a private practice in which she works with bereaved teens and adults both in person at her Long Island office as well as online. Since expanding her practice into the online space, Janeen has been able to help bereaved clients from all around the United States and Internationally as well. Drawing, painting, and filmmaking have always been her passion and she strongly believes in the curative powers of the creative process.

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I attend a live event online?
Each month we will send out reminders and notifications by email, for the upcoming live presentations. If you would like to attend you will need to purchase the individual course that will give you access to the evaluation and learning assessment, which will trigger your certificate. After your purchase, you will be given a special link that allows you to register for the live event itself. A live event online counts the same as an in-person event (according to the New York State Office of Professions), because the presenters are available to answer questions in real time. If you belong to our membership program, on a monthly basis, you will receive a direct link that allows you to join the live presentations for free. So keep an eye on your email!
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.
Do you keep track of my hours?
Yes. Once you enroll in the school (whether it is through our membership program or for purchasing an individual course) a personal dashboard is created for you through "myTeachable." With your username and login, you can always come back to your dashboard, which keeps track of all your courses and contact hours.
How does the membership program work?
After you sign up for a subscription, you will receive unlimited access to a library of self-studies, as well as free registration to our monthly, live event continuing education presentations. Each month, the recordings of the live presentations are added to the library as self-studies. So, the library is always growing with new content, and you never miss a presentation.
What if I have more questions?
Contact us at [email protected], and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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

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