Learning Center

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.




Workshops and Talks Available for Registration


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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

Event Cancelled: A Trauma Informed Response to Working with Survivors of Violence: From Hospital-based Emergency Response to Trauma Counseling - This presentation will describe how trauma-informed screening improves identification of survivors of violence in a healthcare setting.
Inclusive Creativity
Lessons for Art Therapists on Creating Accessible Art Spaces in a School Based Art Therapy Setting
- How do we, as abled service providers, provide access to art and have everyone be heard? Join us to learn about client engagement in the art making process.
Rewiring our Perception of Discipline: Connections over Compliance - We will explore student self-regulation and expressive protocols through the lens of neuroscience.
Unlearning and Relearning: Reframing our language, space, and practice as able bodied, neurotypical art therapists - Join us for a time of reflection and discussion as we examine how the art therapy world has upheld ableist practices and how we can dismantle them.
The Evolution of our Cultural Identity as Art Therapists - This panel will explore the evolution of our cultural identity of art therapists and how it impacts past, present, and future directions of the profession.
Perennial Art Therapy
Locating the Contemplative - Transpersonal View
- A summary of the perennial, transpersonal themes inherent in art and art therapy frame the core of this presentation.
Take it Personally
Past, Present and Future Directions in Transpersonal Art Therapy
- This interdisciplinary panel invites attendees to confront their own biases and prejudices when exploring transpersonal issues that may arise in their work.
Language is Power: Ethical Practice of Bias-Free Language to Counteract Violence and Oppression - Because language is power, how we use language to name, describe, represent, and “construct” others is a pressing concern for art therapists in counteracting vi
Zoom Fatigue: Creative Tools for Therapists in the time of COVID - Does your clinical practice suffer from “zoom fatigue?” Join this creative workshop to reimagine the direction of clinical practice.
Independence in Private Practice: How Creativity Supports the Challenges and Adventures Therapists Face - If you are interested in this training and would like to obtain the CEC's simply register for the event and we will send you a recording of the session.