(Self Study, 1.5 CEs) Tackling Immigration Trauma

Neha Reddy, LCAT, BC-DMT, SEP

This course is worth 1.5 continuing education contact hour for LCATs in New York state.


This presentation is an introduction to trauma, and understanding how it impacts the brain and the body. You will also learn about immigration trauma and how a clinician's cultural countertransference can arise in the therapeutic space. Additionally, there will be an exploration of therapeutic goals, and how to apply creative arts therapy interventions to heal trauma.


  1. Participants will be able to define trauma and list 4 symptoms.
  2. Participants will be able to list 4 ways a provider's cultural countertransferance can manifest when working with immigrants.
  3. Participants will be able to identify 6 therapeutic goals when working with trauma.
  4. Participants will be able to put into practice at least 3 creative art therapy interventions when working with trauma.

A reminder about self-study and continuing education:

For LCATs 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. This includes online webinars, which CreativeArtsTherapiesOnline.com will be offering on a monthly basis, starting in February of 2017. All enrolled students will be updated on new live and self-study course launches. So keep an eye out for our newsletter!

If you have any problems or technical difficulties, please contact Briana MacWilliam at [email protected]

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.

Your Instructor

Neha Reddy
Neha Reddy

Neha Reddy is a licensed creative art therapist, a certified somatic experiencing practitioner and yoga instructor who has specialized in providing trauma focused psychotherapy. Her work always connects the mind and body, paying attention to nonverbal communication and using movement, art and sounds to externalize and express what might feel too threatening to put in words or difficult to explain. She has worked with a variety of issues including stress, addiction, mental illness, complex trauma, abuse and dsyregulation; conducting individual, group and family sessions for adults and children. She has worked in various settings that include inpatient psychiatric units and NGO’s.

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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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