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.





The Reality of Virtual Art Therapy: Therapeutic Alliance and Post-Pandemic Challenges
Thursday, June 15
3:00 to 4:30pm EST






Workshops and Talks Available for Registration


There are currently no events available.




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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


The Reality of Virtual Art Therapy: Therapeutic Alliance and Post-Pandemic Challenges

Thursday, 6/15/2023, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

The Reality of Virtual Art Therapy: Therapeutic Alliance and Post-Pandemic Challenges

Using Story Cloths in Art Therapy

Saturday, 4/22/2023, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Join us for a day of story cloth!

Finding Inspiration in the Multifaceted World of Private Practice: Building YOUR Practice and Loving It!

Friday, 4/21/2023, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join us to expand the way you view private practice!

International Panel: Art therapy across the globe: Socio-cultural considerations for the treatment of Trauma

Saturday, 1/21/2023, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Art therapy perspectives, philosophies, and approaches to the treatment of psychological trauma from different vantage points across the globe.

Peace Paper Workshop

Saturday, 12/3/2022, 10:00am - 11:30am

This 90 minute presentation will introduce participants to the therapeutic qualities of papermaking.

Monstrare: Implicit Bias & Shadow Self

Saturday, 10/29/2022, 11:00am - 1:00pm

Did you ever notice how ‘monsters’ are often portrayed in the media with facial and body disfigurements?

GW Art Therapy Alumni Exhibit & Celebration

Friday, 6/3/2022, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

GW Art Therapy Alumni Exhibit & Celebration

Authentically Connecting: How Art Therapists Market Digitally and Organically

Saturday, 5/21/2022, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

“We are born makers. We move what we’re learning from our heads to our hearts through our hands.” -Brené Brown.

Event Cancelled: A Trauma Informed Response to Working with Survivors of Violence: From Hospital-based Emergency Response to Trauma Counseling

Saturday, 4/23/2022, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

This presentation will describe how trauma-informed screening improves identification of survivors of violence in a healthcare setting.