Art Therapy Workshop for Teachers

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Art Therapy Workshop for Teachers

Use of art therapy as a means to reduce stress and learn new coping supports needed for self-care.

By The Art Station

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Date and time

July 20, 2020 · 9am - April 15 · 4pm CDT


The Art Station 1616 Park Place Avenue Fort Worth, TX 76110

About this event

In our collaborative work with students and educators in a variety of settings across our community, we know first-hand how prevalent unresolved trauma is among students of all ages. Along with trauma, students often experience learning and social deficits and other hardships at home that can make school feel overwhelming and hopeless. Our art therapists also know that teachers who work with traumatized students often invest so much emotionally and physically into their students it affects their body and brain. Some of our therapists, who were school teachers prior to becoming art therapists, have expressed great interest in using their expertise to help school teachers.

The Art Station is offering no-cost workshops to teachers and support staff (counselors and interventionists) who are navigating a high-stress work environment. This workshop will emphasize the use of art therapy as a means to reduce stress and learn new coping supports needed for self-care, provide creative ways to encourage students to express emotions, and introduce art making as an approach for classroom management for students with trauma backgrounds.

This workshop will be completely experiential, but no art experience is needed. Certificates will provided for documentation of attendance for professional development.

About the organizer

Organized by
The Art Station

The Art Station is a nonprofit organization offering individual and group art therapy and community programs to children and adults.  Our mission is to provide a safe and encouraging environment where art making can be used to promote personal growth, uplift our hearts and help heal our minds and bodies.

Art therapy is defined as a human service profession that uses art media, images and the creative process to help individuals understand and communicate their thoughts, feelings, relationships, interests, concerns, and conflicts.  Through creating art and talking about art and the process of art making with an art therapist, one can build confidence and self-esteem, develop self-awareness, practice problem solving skills, learn to express feelings, reduce stress, fear, and anxiety, cope with traumatic experiences, and foster creativity.

Art therapists are professionals trained in both the visual arts and psychotherapy. They hold a master or doctoral level degree in art therapy or a related field. Art therapists work with children, adolescents, and adults and provide services to individuals, couples, families, groups, and communities.