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(NEW) Using Collage to Help Clients Process Grief and Bereavement: Integrating the Torn Pieces

March 12 Breakfast 8:15am-8:45am   Training 8:45am-4:00pm $169, 6 CEUs Presenter: Sharon Strouse, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT Woodholme Country Club, 300 Woodholme Ave. Pikesville, MD 21208 United States + Google Map

This course is intended for professionals who are seeking creative and imaginative skill development in their bereavement interventions with clients.  The workshop is both didactic and experiential and introduces collage as a transformative art therapy technique, effective in the treatment of traumatic loss. “Evidence suggests that a crisis in meaning is especially acute for those bereaved by suicide, homicide, or fatal accident.  (Survivors) report a far more intense struggle to make sense of the loss than do those whose loved ones died natural deaths.”  The multi-media approach highlights art therapy-based theory and practices with grief and bereavement theories. The creative process and product provide learners with opportunities to explore two and three dimensional collage making as a way to piece together personal and professional experiences of loss. It also provides learners with an opportunity to express and explore their internal landscape non-verbally. Participants will learn why Collage, a “therapy of the imagination, is of particular value in helping people to transform and revision their lives in the aftermath of traumatic loss.”  Case studies include collage images created by an art therapist in response to the suicide of her daughter as well as images created by the bereaved.

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Learning Objectives

  1. Identify three major Grief and Bereavement Theories as applied to the Expressive Arts.  (Neimeyer:  Meaning Reconstruction, Worden: Task Model of Bereavement and Rynearson: Restorative Retelling Model)
  2. Implement the collage process and product through a Meaning Reconstruction focus on the event story and back story narrative.
  3. Describe three questions that support the creative process through Restorative Retelling. (How did it happen, Who am I, and Why did it happen)
  4. Describe three creative interventions that support grief work, anchored in Neimeyer’s framework of bracing, pacing and facing.
  5. Explain the essential elements of Art Therapy as an effective treatment modality for those suffering traumatic loss.