Full Course Description

Art Therapy: 77 Creative Interventions for Challenging Children who Shut Down, Meltdown, or Act Out


Program Information


  1. Explore art therapy directives to immediately implement into therapy practice to help children regulate their emotions and behaviors.
  2. Consider the ethical implications and clinical limitations of using art therapy in clinical practice.
  3. Determine the stages of a child’s normative development, and identify the indicators suggesting a need for additional clinical support.
  4. Summarize the benefits of utilizing an art therapy approach in assessment, diagnosis and clinical treatment of mental health disorders.
  5. Develop a plan for introducing art into clinical practice for treatment resistant and challenging children and families.
  6. Determine the neurobiological implications of using art therapy among clients with various diagnoses.


  • Which clients benefit from art therapy?
  • Ethical implications and limitations of using art therapy in your practice
  • Creating products vs creative process
  • Go with the flow

Clinical Application of Art Therapy

  • What materials to use and when
  • Normative development in art making and developmental stages
  • Indicators in the artwork that suggest a child needs more support
  • Seeing it differently (client perspective)
  • Art talk, they made it now what?


  • Build Relationships & Connection
    • For ASD, Trauma & ODD
      • Quality world
      • Magical thinking
      • About me collage
      • Play building
      • Collaborative drawings
      • Group activities
      • Family art making
  • Build Safety
    • For Trauma, Anxiety & Mood Disorders
      • Containers, containers, containers....boxes, circles, worry and calm down jars
      • Create a safe place
      • Color it in
      • Special person
      • A gift
      • Erasers
      • Hurt heart
      • Animal family & other family art activities
      • Trauma feelings
      • Coming and going
      • 3 wishes
  • Build Self-Esteem
    • For ADHD, Anxiety & Mood disorders
      • Inside out
      • Mask making
      • Strong person
      • Power animals
      • Tree drawings
      • Yeahs & yucks
      • Self portraits
      • Beading, knitting, weaving, sewing, rainbow loom
  • Increase Responsibility
    • For ADHD, Trauma, ASD, ODD, Anxiety & Mood disorders
      • Miracle question
      • Create the problem
      • The science experiment
      • A really bad day
      • An ideal day
      • Feeling faces
      • Bridges
  • Cartooning problems & solutions
  • Increase Control
    • For ADHD, Anxiety & Mood disorders
      • Change the channel
      • Chill out boxes
      • Brain dump
      • Blow it out
      • Spray it away
      • On the other hand
      • Feelings volcano
      • Sensory play: finger painting, paper folding, dripping, goop & more
      • Mindful mandalas
      • Scribble scrabble
      • Imaginary problem solver
      • Road drawing

Copyright : 05/17/2018