Friday, October 19, 2018
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


FDR Library
4079 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, New York 12538

Creative Arts Therapy for Mental Health Practitioners

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

Learn more about receiving your Postgraduate Certificate Program in Creative Arts Therapy for Mental Health Professionals.

6 CE and 6 NYS OASAS clock hours

Cost: $85.00

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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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. 


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This program has been approved for the following continuing education credits:

  • Social Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • CASAC Renewal
  • Psychology
  • LCAT

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

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New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education hours. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows.  We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

Accessibility Statement

The Student Access Office ensures equal access to all of Adelphi University’s programs, services and facilities for students with documented needs. Through assistance, advocacy and reasonable accommodations, the office provides an accessible and supportive campus environment.

The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy. 

For further information, please contact the Student Access Office at 516.877.3806 or

For further information, please contact:

Renee Rawcliffe, LMSW
Director, Continuing Education and Professional Development
Social Work Building, Room 235
p – 516-877-4339
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Joanna Suppa, LCSW-R
Coordinator of Continuing Education and Professional Development
p – 516.877.3216
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