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Event Name

Expressive Arts Therapy with Children and Adolescents
For: Professionals
Provided by: Wilfrid Laurier University, Faculty of Social Work Professional Development

Date and Time

Thu Apr 12 to Fri Apr 13, 2018 (This event is over)
9:00 - 4:00pm


120 Duke Street West, Kitchener, ON, N2H 3W8

Event Description

This course will introduce the use of expressive arts when working therapeutically with children and adolescents with a variety of needs and goals.* Rationale for, and examples of, using the arts for expression, wellness and healing with youth will be provided. Basic concepts from drama therapy, art therapy, music therapy, dance/movement therapy and the use of writing, poetry and play will be explored. In addition, intermodal approaches that use numerous arts-based methods will be demonstrated. The course will provide information about working from childhood through adolescence in a developmentally appropriate manner.

Rather than “telling,” this course will focus on learning through “doing.” It is designed to be highly experiential, allowing participants to actively engage in arts-based methods as both a participant and a facilitator. In addition, information will provided throughout the course using video, conversation and handouts.

This workshop can be used towards the Child and Youth Mental Health certificate.

More Info

519-884-0710 x5234


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This event is listed under these topics

Child and Youth Service Organizations
Mental Health in General
Last modified Aug 9, 2017 4:35pm
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