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MREC- Addressing Feelings and Behaviors in Schools: Creative Approaches to Calming Kids and Teens
June 10 @ 8:30 am - June 11 @ 3:30 pm$30.00
Workshop Details: Necessity is the mother of invention, and there is hardly a more necessary time to get innovative than when children and teens exhibit big feelings in school. Sometimes even best-practice interventions and tried-and-true strategies don’t work. Accessing the versatility of art can benefit teachers and counselors when children and teens do not respond to traditional approaches. In this hands-on workshop, attendees will learn easily accessible arts-based strategies to integrate into the classroom or counseling office to address social/emotional needs and challenging behaviors. Because educators and school counselors are in a unique position to help parents help children, the topic of teaching parents to use art as an avenue for connection and communication at home will also be addressed. All participants will receive a FREE copy of Erica’s recent publication The Innovative Parent: Raising Connected, Happy, Successful Kids through Art.
June 10-11; 8:30am-3:30pm
About the Presenter: Erica Curtis, ATR-BC, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Board-Certified Art Therapist. Erica is an internationally cited expert consultant, writer, and educator on integrative approaches to mental, emotional, and relational health. She specializes in the use of creative and cutting-edge approaches in her psychotherapy practice and workshops. Erica is an instructor for UCLArts and Healing, admissions consultant and former instructor at Loyola Marymount University, expert consultant for the Board of Behavioral Sciences, past president of the Southern California Art Therapy Association, and past Director on the Board of the American Art Therapy Association. Erica has appeared in media outlets including: PBS Kids, Boston Globe, Elle, Cosmo, US News and World Report, Likehacker, and more.