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Continuing Education

The Learning Center

The Art Therapy Program Learning Center provides engaging professional development workshops designed for art therapists, counselors, social workers and other mental health professionals interested in expanding their knowledge base. Workshops can also help therapists and social workers earn credit toward Continuing Education Units (CEUs). 

Workshops cover a wide range of specialties, including neuroscience and counseling approaches, trauma training and Jungian and archetypal concepts. Sessions generally last one full day and include one or more visiting speakers, visual arts activities and panel discussions. 

Upcoming Workshops

Values & Biases in Ethical Decision Making
February 1, 2020

This engaging training will provide participants with the opportunity to learn, share, and discuss the aspirational ethics that are central to the helping professions. Through sharing cases, engaging in art making, and participating in discussion, participants will be able to identify how these foundational values inform adherence to ethical principles across mental health disciplines.  This workshop reviews the core values that underlie our profession; it exposes participants to three broad groups of non-rational factors in ethical decision-making:  emotion, context and intuition, and it supports participants in considering both when addressing ethical challenges.  


Connecting Cultures: India
July 2-15, 2020

The George Washington University Art Therapy Program has been involved in international cross-cultural community service learning since 2008. Our students have had this opportunity to study and explore social and cultural diversity, connecting collaboratively in India, South Africa, France, United Arab Emirates, and Croatia. To celebrate GW Art Therapy’s 50th Anniversary and after numerous requests, we have created a trip specifically for professionals who want to connect across cultures, learn from each other, and work in the community.




Learning Center Workshop Certification

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The GW Art Therapy Graduate Program, provider #1708, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. 


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The GW Art Therapy Program has been approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 3053. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The George Washington University Art Therapy Department is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


Past Workshops