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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


Independence in Private Practice: How Creativity Supports the Challenges and Adventures Therapists Face
September 18, Friday

This engaging training will provide participants with the opportunity to explore the world of independent practice.  Creativity can inherently support those in private practice by helping us think outside the box, process highs and lows, and reflect on what we are creating over time with our clients and for ourselves.  Spend the afternoon weaving creativity and everyday scenarios faced in private practice together; coming out with new ideas and tools that you can put into immediate use.





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