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Therapeutic Art Interventions for Children and Teens
DVD Video
$199.99 USD
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This item is expected to ship 4-6 weeks after the event on March 14, 2019.
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DVD Video - 4+ hours   Instructions
6 hr 20 min
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
3/14/2019 - Available Now for Pre-Order
CE Available:
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  1. Explore the differences between art therapy and using art therapeutically within your scope of practice.
  2. Analyze ethical implications when implementing therapeutic art approaches to prevent falsification of data and clinical findings.
  3. Explore therapeutic art approaches and immediately implement into your therapeutic practice with fidelity to help children and teens regulate their emotions and behaviors.
  4. Evaluate the stages of normative artistic development to understand how children learn and develop.
  5. Determine the use of simple and economic art materials, what to use and when, to safely use art within your practice.
  6. Practice the creative process via interactive, hands-on therapeutic art-making experiences.
  7. Determine the neurobiological implications of using therapeutic art interventions to improve cognitive and emotional functioning in children and teens.
  8. Develop a plan for introducing art into your clinical practice.
  9. Recognize the importance of consultation with a credentialed art therapist to ensure positive outcomes for children.
Art Speaks: Therapeutic Practice
  • Function and History of Art Expression
  • Ethical Implications and Scope of Practice
  • Creating Products vs. Creative Process
  • How to Talk with Clients About Artwork
  • Know When to Refer
  • Working with Staff and Teams
Clinical Applications
  • What Materials to Use and When
  • Developmental Stages Manifested in Art Making
  • Warning Signs in Artwork
  • Art and Neuroscience
  • Specific Client Populations and Art Applications
  • Art talk - they made it, now what?
Integrating Art into Practice… Interventions for:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Psychotic Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum
Establishing a Sense of Empowerment and Control
  • Directives vs. Free Choice Art Making
  • Build an Emotional Vocabulary by Identifying
  • and Naming Emotions
  • Hurts and Worries
  • Problem Solving/Conflict Resolution Drawings
  • Building Safety for Trauma
  • Follow Directions Drawing
  • Mixed Media Collage
Establish Relationship to Self
  • Identification/Exploration of Feelings
  • What’s in a Name?
  • Body Image/Who I Am
  • Confidence Builders
  • Grief Art with a Heart
  • Self-Portrait Object/Person
  • Inside/Outside Self Boxes/Containers
Creating Authentic Connections
  • Collaborative Art Making
  • Mural Making
  • Pass/Change the Picture
  • Get Your Group Art On
  • Family Art Making
  • Outside the Box with Field Trips, Art Exhibits and
  • Guest Speakers
Self-Esteem and Self-Compassion
  • Objects of Comfort
  • Mask Making
  • Building Bridges for Connections
  • Don’t Throw Yourself Away
  • Feeling Faces
  •  Stressors vs. Calmers
  • Cartooning for Problem Solving
  • Thoughtful Trophies
  • Beading, Sewing and Learning Something New
Control to Commitment
  • Wellness Timeline
  • Letters of Appreciation
  • Self-Care Art: Moods, Problems and Wellness
  • Resources
  • Artful Journaling
  • Termination Art


Janet Bush, ED.S., ATR-BC, is a certified art psychotherapist, mental health clinician, art educator, addictions counselor, a founding member of the Florida Art Therapy Association, a university instructor, author, and a nationally known speaker and presenter.

She is author of the pioneering textbook, The Handbook of School Art Therapy – Introducing Art Therapy Into a Public School System, (CC Thomas Publishers, 1997) and three graduate education course guidebooks. She has served as department chairperson for the Miami-Dade County Public Schools in the Division of Psychological Services where she founded and directed a program of over 20 master art therapists from 1978-1999. This endeavor was a major contribution to the fields of art therapy and psycho-education with the establishment of a national model art therapy program. The program continues to employ 20 full time credentialed art therapists working with special populations. In addition to working with children in conflict, Coach Jan and the department staff helped develop, field test and implement the Levick Emotional and Cognitive Art Therapy Assessment (LECATA), a cognitive and emotional art therapy evaluation tool used by art therapists internationally.

Through her long-term work in the public schools and the South Florida community, Coach Jan subsequently received a Distinguished Clinical Services Award from the American Art Therapy Association and Lifetime Achievement Award from the Miami Dade County Public Schools and the Florida Art Education Association.

Jan is an expert in the fields of art education, clinical art therapy, art in medicine and art in counseling. Coach Jan retired from Miami Dade County Public Schools in 2011 but continues to serve as a consultant in private practice based in Delray Beach, Florida.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Janet Bush is a consultant in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Janet Bush has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits

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CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements.

There may be an additional fee for CE certificates. Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.

**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Case Managers
  • Psychiatrists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • School Counselors
  • School Psychologists
  • Educators
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Creative Arts Therapists