Falling Apart and Coming Together: Addressing the Pain of Trauma Using Art Based Approaches

Saturday, February 23, 2019   9:30am– 4:30pm
A daylong seminar led by
Paula Howie, ATR-BC, LPC, LCPAT

Contact hours: 6 CE contact hours for Licensed NYS Social Workers, Psychoanalysts and Creative Arts Therapists for this program.

Carl Jung was said to have worked through his demons in part by using art. In his seminal work, The Red Book, he worked on making sense of his personal journey and on trauma. Art, for many of us, becomes a way of working through psychic and traumatic pain. As we know, trauma affects the psyche, body, and soul and can become a clinical challenge. Addressing it directly may cause the traumatized person to relive the trauma; but not addressing it leaves the person open to reliving and re-experiencing the unmitigated symptoms of the trauma.

This session will focus on the history of trauma with an emphasis on the Intensive Trauma Therapy (ITT) approach created by Drs. Linda Gantt and Louis Tinnin from their work in the 1980s and 1990s. The ITT intervention is an art-focused approach. It is designed to treat the common clusters of trauma-based problems, including eliminating intrusive and arousal symptoms, and reducing avoidance and numbing symptoms without the person reliving the trauma. The presentation will cover the theoretical basis of the approach and will include lecture, personal experiential, and representative case materials.

Tuition
$100 for members/students,
$110 for the general public

Download the 2019 Workshop Registration Form
Use this Form for Mail-In or Fax Registration

You can also pay with Visa or MasterCard by calling our offices at 212-697-6430.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify how trauma manifests itself through non-verbal expression such as pictures, images, and stories
  2. Understand the theoretical underpinnings of the ITT approach and its connection to the ego-resources and defensive inner world of our clients.
  3. Identify parts of the graphic narrative and re-presentation in therapeutic work.
  4. Understand the principle ways to use the ITT intervention to call up resources and ego strengths of the client.
  5. Identify how the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study assists in understanding the sequelae of trauma.

Paula Howie, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, LCPAT, HLM, worked for 25 years treating trauma at Walter Reed. She is a certified trainer for the ITT approach. She is Past President and Honorary Life Member of the American Art Therapy Association, and currently lectures at Florida State University. In addition to numerous articles, she has edited two books; her latest is Art Therapy with Military and Veteran Populations. Paula is also an avid watercolor painter.

Contact hours: Six CE contact hours for Licensed NYS Social Workers and Psychoanalysts for this program.

The C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology, Inc., SW CPE, is recognized by New York State Education Department’s State Board of Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0350.

The C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology, 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 psychoanalysts. #P-0015.

C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology, 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-0068.

Saturday, February 23, 2019: 9:30 am–4:30 p.m.
at the C.G. Jung Foundation, 28 East 39th Street, New York City