Creative Arts Therapy

$1200 usd
+ available add-ons
Sun, Jun 21, 2020, 6:00 PM CDT – Fri, Jun 26, 2020, 12:00 PM CDT
The Center for Mindful Living, 621 N. 51st St., Omaha, NE, USA  
Creative Arts Therapy

Through reading, discussion, and experience students gain understanding of a wide range of creative arts modalities and therapeutic approaches. Appropriateness of application of modalities and methods for various populations is discussed. Art (drawing, painting, sculpting), poetry, journaling, storytelling, dance/movement, sand play, music (instruments and singing) are explored and woven intermodally with drama.

In this course, participants are exposed to specialized disciplines beyond their current level of training and/or outside of the purview of Drama Therapy. Use of these modalities, without proper training and supervision, would exceed their scope of practice. Participants are responsible for ensuring that they are in compliance with professional standards and limits of practice as defined by the ethics code, as well as licensing and credentialing laws in the state of practice.

Description of Classes:
Introduction to Bunraku Puppetry Ensemble Wednesday 6/24 6-9pm:
Bunraku puppetry is an ideal meld of both mime, mask and puppetry; connecting three individual minds into one. In this workshop participants will work in small groups to build and bring a character to life through creating shared thought and action.

Indonesian Shadow Mask Workshop Thursday 6/25 6-9pm:
Participants will explore movement and practice building techniques of Indonesia- based Mask performance. Pooling the tools of shadow, silhouette, Laban and Lecoq technique into a theater practice that calls for character development from the outside-in.

April Follmer, MS, LMHP

Therapist, Spoken Word Artist

Bridget M. Shevlin, MT-BC, CCTP

Music Therapist

Danielle Laurion, MA, R-DMT, GLCMA, LMHP

Dance/Movement Therapist

Louisa Foster, PsyD, RDT/BCT

Psychologist, Drama Therapist & Board Certified Trainer

Pamela Mueggenberg, M.A., LMHP

Art Therapist

Stephanie Jacobson, MFA

Teaching Artist and Director of Youth Productions
  • MDT Training Institute
The Center for Mindful Living, 621 N. 51st St., Omaha, NE, USA