Webinar: Clinical Art Psychotherapy in Complex Trauma Treatment with Diverse Populations


When:  Feb 25, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (ET)


Online Instructions:
Url: https://naswinstitute.inreachce.com/Details/Information/dcfda778-d5a8-435c-b372-e8cc8425d700
Login: Register at the link above using your NASW username and password.


Cost: SPS Members:  Free / NASW Members:  $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40

CE: 2 Clinical

Presenter: Yvonne Johnson-Gilbert, LCSW, BCD, C-CATODSW

Clinical Art Psychotherapy is a multi-disciplined treatment modality that is deeply embedded in Psychoanalytic Theory, Bio-neurological Effect of Color and its Psychological Interpretation and the use of symbolic language in unveiling repressed Complex Trauma.

Treatment uses the dynamics of “Free-Association,” “Transference and Counter-Transference,” the principals of Line and Design and the Psychological Interpretation of Color while integrating treatment techniques of CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, as well as developing Individual Person-Centered Treatment Plans meeting time constraints of insurance imbursement.
Through the use of Clinical Art Psychotherapy, the clinician can identify Developmental lags, racial, religious and cultural influences/ bias, as well as identify possible pathological indicators which can then be intervened with focusing on preventative harm reduction treatment.

Clinical Art Psychotherapy uses the individual’s own Creative Energy, to identify and undermine repressed memories through their drawings and through their choice of color selection.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will UNDERSTAND  the significance of Design and Color in analyzing  and evaluating client drawings.
  • Participants will be ABLE to determine the Developmental Lag of the client as “FRAME OF REFERENCE” in identifying the etiology of their Traumatic Experience(s).
  • Participants will be able to UNDERSTAND the Psychological Interpretation of Color and be able to administer an Individual Color Profile for each client in order to validate symbolic images. 
  • Participants will be ABLE to access individual cultural, religious diversity and /or conflicts that may need to be explored / incorporated into the clients treatment plan. 
  • Participants will be ABLE to access possible/ potential psychopathology and /or repressed memories of Complex Trauma incorporating it into treatment or preventionstrategies. 
  • Participants will be ABLE to develop individual treatment plans and administer Person-Centered Treatment  successfully resolving repressed Trauma without risk to fragile client Ego Structures or Re-Traumatizing.