How Art Heals: Whole Art Expression and Going with the Grain of Nature

Shaun McNiff

Continuing Education (CE) Information

Overview and Requirements

This presentation is approved for 1.5 Continuing Education (CE) hours and is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars.

  

To obtain the CE hours and certificate, participants must:

  • Register for the presentation

  • Attend the entirety of the Live Zoom meeting

Note: Unfortunately, watching the recording is NOT approved for the CE attendance requirement. Partial credit is also not available. No exceptions will be made.

  • Complete the evaluation after the Live Zoom meeting

 

How to Purchase CE Credits

  1. You must first register for the presentation. The registration deadline is December 3, 2021. Click here to register. 

  2. The 1.5 CE credits are offered through R. Cassidy Seminars for a $10 fee. You may purchase them at any time. Certificate will be available after meeting the above requirements.

 

Course Description

Shaun McNiff created the first graduate program in expressive arts in the world, pioneering a vision of “Whole Art Expression”— that “art” includes all forms of the arts— movement, music, drama, writing, etc.  Today, the expressive arts are practiced all over the world— in counseling, psychotherapy, education, health and wellness, research, creativity, and more. 

 

This is a rare opportunity to listen first-hand to stories, practices and ideas spanning Shaun McNiff’s 50 years of developing and refining his original vision.  The presentation will be interactive— a community feeling— with time for questions and reflections in response to Shaun’s presentation on various topic, such as:

  • How Art heals by infusing persons and communities with creative energy and by transforming difficulties into affirmations of life.

  • The creation in the 1970’s of an innovative expressive arts training program at a prestigious art gallery with patients who were still living in a State psychiatric hospital, some for 25 - 50 years. 

  • How the most elemental and simple gestures and organic actions access the depths of artistic expression.

  • Methods of engagement: such as the movement basis of expression, art as a force of nature as accessible as breath, the significance of simplicity and authenticity in quality expression, creating with objects from nature, and the use of digital media.

  • How resistances, inhibitions, and doubts can be channeled into creative and healing expressions.

  • How to create environments and communities that support the creative expression of others.

  • And more

After you register, we will email you some articles, links to books, and a video which also may inspire some questions for you to ask or reflections to share.

Presenter (Bio)

Shaun McNiff is author of Imagination in Action: Secrets for Unleashing Creative Expression; Trust the Process: An Artist’s Guide to Letting Go; Art as Medicine; Art Heals; Depth Psychology of Art; Integrating the Arts in Therapy; and other books. His writings have been widely influential and translated into many languages; he has lectured and taught throughout the world. 


Shaun McNiff is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Journal of Applied Arts and Health for his leadership in advancing art as research, and an Honorary Life Member Award from the American Art Therapy Association. He established the integrated arts in therapy and education graduate training programs at Lesley University from which the field of expressive arts therapy emerged— and in 2002 Lesley appointed him as its first University Professor. His lifework is committed to furthering universal access to artistic expression as a source of individual community well-being and understanding.

Target Audience: Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Counselors, Creative Arts Therapists, Educators, Chemical Dependency Counselors, and Nurses. See full list of professions below.

The course content level: Introductory/Beginning or Intermediate level

Agenda

All times are given in PST.

1:00 - 1:30: History and overview of expressive arts and “whole art expression; The creation of an innovative expressive arts program and deinstitutionalization of mental health.

   

1:30 - 2:00: Approaches and conditions that activate creative expression:

  • The movement basis of expression

  • Art as a force of nature as accessible as breath

  • The significance of simplicity and authenticity in quality expression, creating with objects from nature

  • Creating with digital media

      

2:00 - 2:15: Supporting the creative expression of others through witnessing
    

2:15 - 2:30: Summary of how art heals through the infusion of creative energy and the transformation of difficulties; Implications for applications; Q + A

Course Objectives

  1. Describe how to create environments and communities that support the creative expression of others and address inhibitions.

  2. Discuss universally accessible and natural opportunities for artistic expression— ranging from natural movement, engaging objects from nature, and digital media.

  3. Summarize the role of witnessing and supporting the expression of others.

  4. Explain how art heals through the infusion of creative energy and the transformation of difficulties.

Satisfactory Completion for CEs: This offering is approved for 1.5 CE hours. Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. Evaluations/Certificates will be available online following course completion at ceuregistration.com.  Cosponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95405. 

Location: This live interactive webinar will be held via Zoom.

 

Date and Time:

Monday, December 6th, 2021   1:00 - 2:30PM PST  /  4:00PM - 5:30PM EST
For Asia: Tuesday, December 7th, 2021
Click here for your time zone

Cost: $20

Registration Information: Deadline to register for this offering is December 3, 2021. Click here to see full registration page.

Cancellation Policy: A full refund minus a $15 administrative fee will be given to participants who cancel 5 days before the first class start date. Cancellations 4 days or less before the class start date are non-refundable. You have the option to apply the tuition fee toward another current or future course (Note: You can only take a course that you meet the prerequisite requirements for or have the instructor's express permission). Dates and fees subject to change.

The Focusing and Expressive Arts (FOAT) Institute and FOAT Online School reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule a course for insufficient enrollment (to be determined by or upon the close of registration) or for other unanticipated reasons. In such cases, you will be given the choice of applying your tuition toward another current or future course, or receiving a reimbursement of the full enrollment fee.

Grievance Policy: For questions or concerns, please contact us at office@focusingarts.com.

Disclosure Statement: There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

 

Full CE Professions List

 

Psychologists

R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 1.5 CE hours
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0018. 1.5 clock hours. Live online.

 

Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars 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 psychoanalysts. #P-0005. 1.5 clock hours. Live online.

Social Workers
CA and Other States: Most states accept continuing education courses offered by either CE Sponsors for APA, (which R. Cassidy Seminars is) or will accept the approval of other state licensing boards of the same license type. Some states, either do not require pre-approval of courses, or will allow licensees to retroactively file for course approval themselves. Check with your board to obtain a final ruling.

IL-SWs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #159.000782.  1.5 hours.
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 1.5 contact hours. Live online.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 1.5 clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA and Other States: Most states accept continuing education courses offered by either CE Sponsors for APA, (which R. Cassidy Seminars is) or will accept the approval of other state licensing boards of the same license type. Some states, either do not require pre-approval of courses, or will allow licensees to retroactively file for course approval themselves. Check with your board to obtain a final ruling.
IL-MFTs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141.  1.5 hours.
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. 1.5 contact hours. Live online.
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. 1.5 contact hours Live online.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 1.5 clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 1.5 CE hours.


Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists, #CAT-0005. 1.5 contact hours. Live online.

 

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0222 for 1.5 CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, 2 hours general. Expires 3/31/2022. Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.

Educators
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is 1.5 CE Hours.

 

Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP15554, for 1.5 contact hours

 

Dentists

CA: R. Cassidy Seminars is a provider approved by the Dental Board of California as a registered provider of
continuing education. RP# 4874 1.5 CE Hours.

 

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days Or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions Or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.