(Self Study, 1.5 CEs) Therapeutic Retreat Work with Veterans, their Families, and Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma

Alix Sugarman LCAT, ATR-BC

This self-study is worth 1.5 continuing education contact hour for LCATs in New York state.


This presentation will discuss how this therapist developed a Healing Arts Curriculum in a Therapeutic Retreat Setting for Veterans, Couples, Families and Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma. This presenter will review the program structure and interventions, and end with case studies and artwork.


  1. Participants will be able to identify 5 different interventions for trauma work with veterans.
  2. Participants will understand how art therapy can be introduced in a retreat setting.
  3. Participants will learn 3 specific directives appropriate for use with this population

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!

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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.

Your Instructor

Alix Sugarman LCAT, ATR-BC
Alix Sugarman LCAT, ATR-BC

Alix Sugarman is a licensed, registered and board-certified art therapist and a master practitioner in Accelerated Resolution Therapy. She has worked as an art therapist in diverse settings: from psychiatric outpatient hospitalization programs to adolescent and youth services in non-profit organizations. It has been her life’s passion to connect experiential art therapy with equine assisted learning and psychotherapy (EAGALA) in facilities throughout the US. In 2013, she developed Goodwill Industries’ first program partnering with horses. She currently sees clients in her private practice office in Red Hook, NY and works as an independent contractor with the Lone Survivor Foundation. She continues to work within therapeutic settings using horses, creative arts, and experiential treatment modalities.

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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.

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