Friday, October 28
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


Henry A. Wallace Center at FDR Library
4079 Albany Post Rd
Hyde Park, NY 12538 Hyde Park, NY 12538
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Creative Arts Therapy for Mental Health Practitioners

Continuing Education, Workshop, Event

Engage through Art Therapy with Lucy Barbera, Ph.D., LCAT

If you are interested in extending your training in Creative Arts we are also pleased to introduce the Postgraduate Certificate in Creative Arts.

6 CE and 6 NYS OASAS clock hours

Creativity is within everyone’s reach. Experience how easy it is to access your own creativity and infuse it in your practice. Unmotivated clients? Clients resistant to change? Clients who loop through the same counterproductive patterns? Many clients often find it difficult to access their true feelings (and power) by using just words alone. The Creative Arts provide a dynamic language for communication and a catalyst that gives the client full control to identify, explore and address past and current issues non-verbally. This introduction to the therapeutic facilitation and utilization of Creative Arts Therapy for Mental Health Practitioners will provide participants with an introduction to the Person-Centered  approach to Creative Art Therapy and allow experiential hands-on participation and discussion of application with diverse populations. Absolutely no prior art experience is necessary.

The training will include:

  • opportunities to experience the therapeutic value and unique language of the creative arts for yourself.
  • learning about the interdisciplinary theoretical framework of Creative Arts Therapy and how to integrate and apply its methods and its empowering creative arts activity into your practice with individuals and groups to foster growth, change and healing.

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Lucy-Barbera-PhD About the Workshop Leader

Lucy Barbera, Ph.D., is a New York State Licensed Creative Arts Therapist and serves on the faculty of The Humanistic Multicultural Education Graduate Program, at SUNY, New Paltz, where she developed and teaches Expressive Arts Therapy and Expressive Arts & Social Justice courses over the last 20 years. Dr. Barbera is the Founder/Director of The Creative Arts Therapy Certificate Program, for mental health, medical and educational professionals, sponsored by Ulster BOCES Adult Career Education Center. Dr. Barbera’s clinical practice includes work in medical and psychiatric (SUNY Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital), special education (Astor Day Treatment Center) and school leadership (Special Education Training Coordinator, Ulster County BOCES) settings. 


For further information, please contact:

Audrey Freshman, Ph.D., LCSW, CASAC
Director, Office of Professional and Continuing Education
Social Work Building, Room 235
p – 516.877.4339
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