Zoom Fatigue: Creative Tools for Therapists in the time of COVID


Does your clinical practice suffer from “zoom fatigue?” Are you and/or your clients feeling drained or disengaged despite your best efforts to maintain clinical contact? Over the last 9 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the mental health of millions of children, adolescents and adults. This creative workshop will provide a space to connect with each other to reimagine the direction of clinical practice that is effective, engaging, and experiential.  


If you are interested in this training but unable to attend on Dec. 4, please register and we will share the recording and resources with you afterwards. 



Participants will be able to:

  • Identify 3 creative strategies for retraining our bodies and brains to navigate the stress of the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Learn 3 simple but effective tools to re-engage clients and ourselves when conducting virtual, online therapy.
  • Discuss a new direction for clinical practice that comes out of our virtual work and can provide important resources for clients even after the pandemic is over.



Target Audience: Art Therapists, Counselors, Social Workers and other mental health professionals interested in expanding their knowledge base regarding trauma treatment and skills for grounding, resourcing and containing to use in clinical work. Content will be intermediate to advanced.




9:30-9:40          Welcome

9:40-10:30        Creative strategies for retraining our bodies and brains to navigate the stress of Covid-19  

10:30-11:20      Effective tools to re-engage clients and ourselves when conducting virtual therapy

11:20-12:10      New directions for clinical practice

12:10-12:30      Questions & Discussion



Tally Tripp, MA, MSW, ATR-BC: Tally Tripp is a registered and Board-certified Art Therapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an expertise in the use of integrative, experiential approaches for working with psychological trauma. In addition to her private practice, Tally is the Clinic Director of the Art Therapy Clinic at the George Washington University and Assistant Professor in the Art Therapy Program. Tally has written extensively on the topic of experiential tools for managing trauma and dissociation and she is a popular speaker, trainer and workshop facilitator having conducted well over 100 presentations both nationally and internationally. Tally is a Fellow and Board Member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISST-D) where she is the co-founder of the Special Interest Group on Creative Arts Therapies.  Tally lives and practices in Alexandria, VA.






$ 65 Professionals
$48 (GW alumni, faculty & supervisors) CODE: GWU
Space is limited.
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Contact information:
Please contact [email protected] if you have questions, concerns, or need special accommodations. Space is limited. Cancellations must be received 48 hours prior to the event date to be eligible for a refund.


Course completion & CE info:
Course completion requirements: Social workers must attend the entire course and complete a course evaluation to earn CE credit. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.



The George Washington University 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. The George Washington University Art Therapy Graduate Program maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 4/16/2019-4/16/2020. Social workers completing this course receive 6 Trauma continuing education credits.



The George Washington University Art Therapy Department has been approved by 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.



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