Social Emotional Arts on a Shoestring Online Facilitator Training

UAH104_SEAShoestringlogo-CMYKInterested in facilitating supportive activities in art, movement, music, and writing?


Learn how to work with any age group, ability, number of participants, and budget in our two-weekend online training that includes a menu of activities that can be delivered immediately and sustainably. The training includes guidelines on social emotional arts practices, such as communication techniques for creating rapport and facilitating dialogue, and containment techniques for managing stress responses.


Assessments of this program have shown that this curriculum achieves its intended goals of helping to build connection, evoke positive emotions, bolster resilience, decrease stress and pain, facilitate verbal and nonverbal communication, strengthen the creative vs. illness narrative, and manage grief and loss.


The training, in which an extensive curriculum manual is also available, enables sustainable delivery by educators and care providers in settings with limited resources, such as schools, hospitals, nursing homes, shelters, clinics, and other community settings.


19-01-17-MedSEA-2Note that pre-registration for the online training, plus documented attendance at all sessions, are required to obtain a Certificate of Completion for this program.

For more information on Social Emotional Arts on a Shoestring, including significance and background, click here. To learn the difference between the Social Emotional Arts on a Shoestring training and the Certificate Program in Social Emotional Arts, click here.

date:

Four sessions over two weekends:  2/25, 2/26, 3/4, 3/5 (2023)

time:

Each session will be held from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm Pacific Time (PT)

fee:

$179

Add CEs for this program.

Purchase the following materials for this program now and automatically receive 20% off the regular price:

Social Emotional Arts on a Shoestring E-book
Social Emotional Arts on a Shoestring Print Manual

instructor(s):

Kathy Cass, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, C-IAYT, CAHC, AYT-NAMA
Erica Curtis, LMFT, ATR-BC
Ping Ho, MA, MPH
Stacie Aamon Yeldell, MA, MTBC, AVPT

location:

This is an online program through Zoom. A welcome email, which includes the link to join the training, will be sent to you in advance of the program.

additional information:

from trainees in medical school, mental health, education, healthcare, and the arts:


"Thank you so much! More please!"

"Best training I ever attended."

"Great interactive training!"

"This is a beautiful program. I can see how it could make a real difference for a patient."

"So good. Very interactive and engaging."

"Fun . . . [and] learned how to approach more difficult patients."

"The entire training was very valuable and essential to my role with my organization."

"[I am] Learning very useful interventions to use for clients and families. Personally, feeling more confident, being more aware, more present, sillier, joyful, calm and excited. Insights about my life and things that pop up in my head that I had put in a drawer or so I thought."

"This session gave me simple, accessible activities that are rich and profound in discussing/sharing."

"The activities were enriching both personally and professionally."

"Offered me more insight to my own narrative and how I can use it to meet others where they are in their process."

"I know and believe that power of art healing but now I have more dialogue to support it.  These sessions help with the why it is so helpful."

"I learned interventions to use with clients and with my own children."

"Useful strategies to use with children and their parents."

“Loved this training! Very helpful with lots of new interventions to try! Thank you!”

“Enjoyed all 4 sections today.  Learned a lot!!"

“Thank you so much for everything! I’ve learned so much and can’t waot t try it with my students.”

“Wonderful hands on activity. One of our best trainings. Many thanks!”

“This is what my soul has been reaching out for!  Really applicable activities to use and adapt.  Thank you!”

“Very engaging and immediately useful.”

“Phenomenal! Really engaging and extremely relevant to the work we do.  Cannot wait to incorporate into my classroom. Thank you!”

“So informative and fun!! Thank you!!

“This training really teaches inspirational lessons that can be taught in our classrooms.  Trainers are amazing!”

“So many things I want to try in my room!”

“Incredible. Gracias.”

“Thank you! Please do more trainings!!”

“Realistic and tangible. All of you are so knowledgeable. THANK YOU!”

 

from patients after experiencing activities facilitated by medical students


"Loved it!"

"It was a pleasant distraction from the usual day. Thank you!"

"I felt free to express my mental short comings due to my mental deficit but had a ton of fun forgetting all of that and enjoying the company."

"I liked feeling less cooped up."

"I loved being able to be in an uplifting mood."

"What you're doing is good for someone who is down in the dumps."
Kathy Cass MA, BC-DMT, NCC, C-IAYT, CAHC, AYT-NAMA is a board-certified dance/movement therapist, nationally certified counselor, certified yoga therapist, certified Ayurvedic health counselor, and Ayurvedic yoga therapist with over 30 years of instructional and clinical experience. She is the co-author of the curriculum and training program, Dance For All. She is currently Adjunct Assistant Professor at El Camino Community College and Santa Monica College, Emeritus Division. Kathy is advisor and core faculty for UCLArts & Healing's Certificate Program in Social Emotional Arts. She has been a guest lecturer at UCLA, Scripps College, and CMER at Loyola Marymount University. Kathy maintains a private Ayurvedic yoga therapy and consulting practice in Santa Monica, CA, where she empowers her students and clients to reconnect with their true nature through movement, breath, nature, and the arts. Visit kathycass.com for more information.

Erica Curtis, LMFT, ATR-BC
is a Board-Certified Art Therapist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Erica has over 15 years of experience and education in integrative approached to health and well-being. Formerly an instructor in the Loyola Marymount University Department of Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialization in art therapy, she now serves as their admissions consultant and maintains a therapy practice in San Juan Capistrano. Erica has served multiple terms on the board of directors of the American Art Therapy Association, is a past president of the Southern California Art Therapy Association, and was formerly clinical director at the Help Group, a widely respected Los Angeles non-profit agency. She has lectured widely for institutions and organizations including UCSD, USC, UCLA, SOKA and Kaiser Permanente. In addition, she serves as a mental health and relationship expert for articles, appearing in more than 50 media outlets including: USA Today, Boston Globe, EHow Family, PBS, and Women’s World Magazine, to name a few. Erica serves as an expert for her profession’s governing board, consulting on standard of care in disciplinary cases brought against therapists. She also supervises art therapy interns. Erica is the author of The Innovative Parent: Raising Connected, Happy, Successful Kids through Art.

Ping Ho, MA, MPH is Founder and Director of UCLArts & Healing, an organizational member of the UCLA Integrative Health Collaborative, of which Ping is a steering committee member. She was founding administrator for the UCLA Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, which led to the privilege of writing for Norman Cousins and co-writing the professional autobiography of George F. Solomon, M.D., founder of the field. She has a BA in psychology with honors from Stanford—where she was appointed to establish the still-thriving Health Improvement Program for faculty and staff, an MA in counseling psychology with specialization in exercise physiology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an MPH in community health sciences from UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Ping is associate editor for the Creative Arts Therapies section of the Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. She spearheaded the Certificate Program in Social Emotional Arts (SEA) and the SEA on a Shoestring program of supportive art, movement, music, and writing for individuals or groups in any setting. In addition, she co-developed and served as principal investigator for the evidence-based program, Beat the Odds®: Social and Emotional Skill Building Delivered in a Framework of Drumming.  She is co-author, with Erica Curtis, of the 2019 National Parenting Products Award-winning book, The Innovative Parent: Raising Connected, Happy, Successful Kids through Art (Ohio University/Swallow Press, March 2019).

Stacie Aamon Yeldell, MA, MTBC, AVPT is an award-winning vocalist, speaker, and music psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience in mental health treatment. As the founder of Amöntra, a consulting company based in California, she has facilitated a range of therapeutic mindfulness practices for individuals and organizations, including The Grammy Foundation, The Riveter, GoogleArts and Culture, and YoungArts. In addition to being a faculty member for UCLArts & Healing, Stacie has spoken at events like Women In Music and DisclosureFestTM. She has also appeared on CBS News, in Renée Fleming’s "Music and Mind Live," and is featured in the documentary "Proven." Stacie holds a masters degree in music therapy from New York University, in addition to certifications in sound and music healing from the Open Center and Vocal Psychotherapy (AVPT) from the Vancouver Vocal Psychotherapy Institute.
This course meets qualifications for 13 hours of continuing education (CE) credit for psychologists, LCSWs, MFTs, LEPs, LPCCs, and RNs. CEs can be requested during the registration process for an additional $50.

UCLArts & Healing is approved by the California Psychological Association (CPA) and the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). UCLArts & Healing maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP17630, for 13 contact hours.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Those who attend this workshop in full and complete the appropriate evaluation form will receive CE credits. Please note that credit will only be granted to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credit.

learning objectives for ces:


Weekend One:

  1. Identify one way to encourage reluctant participants to engage in writing activities.

  2. Identify one way to encourage reluctant participants to engage in movement activities.

  3. Describe how one writing activity can be adapted to accommodate: a) cognitive or physical limitations and/or b) group participation.

  4. Describe how one movement activity can be adapted to accommodate: a) cognitive or physical limitations and/or b) group participation.

  5. Explain at least one way to integrate another art form into a writing or movement activity.

  6. State at least one way that writing can enhance cultural competence.

  7. List at least one reason that synchrony through movement has social-emotional value.

  8. Describe at least one way that writing activities can used to support the well-being of patients in the practice of nursing.

  9. Describe at least one way that movement activities can be used to support the well-being of patients in the practice of nursing.


Weekend Two:

  1. Identify one way to encourage reluctant participants to engage in music activities.

  2. Identify one way to encourage reluctant participants to engage in art activities.

  3. Describe how one music activity can be adapted to accommodate: a) cognitive or physical limitations and/or b) group participation.

  4. Describe how one art activity can be adapted to accommodate: a) cognitive or physical limitations and/or b) group participation.

  5. Explain at least one way to integrate another art form into a music or art activity.

  6. Give at least one example of how to talk non-judgmentally about art, in order to encourage engagement and dialogue.

  7. Describe at least one important guideline in choosing music for someone.

  8. Describe at least one way that art activities can be used to support the well-being of patients in the practice of nursing.

  9. Describe at least one way that music activities can be used to support the well-being of patients in the practice of nursing.

We believe transforming lives through creative expression should be financially accessible. Please reach out to us at info@uclartsandhealing.org for scholarship and payment plan information.
Session 1:
Saturday, February 25
Social Emotional Arts General Guidelines and Communication + Writing Activities with Ping Ho, MA, MPH
Session 2:
Sunday, February 26
Social Emotional Arts Containment Strategies + Movement Activities with Kathy Cass, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, C-IAYT, CAHC, AYT-NAMA
Session 3:
Saturday, March 4
Music Activities with Stacie Aamon Yeldell, MA, MTBC, AVPT
Session 4:
Sunday, March 5
Art Activities (instructor TBD)
Supplies Needed for Social Emotional Arts on a Shoestring Training

Writing:

  • Pencil or pen

  • Paper, notepad, or journal

  • A little handheld shaker. Homemade alternatives: small plastic Easter egg or small plastic bottle or container filled with a little rice, seeds, sand. Make something that sounds pleasing to your ears.


Movement:

  • A tissue box (with tissues in it)

  • Cotton swabs

  • Cotton balls

  • A scarf (as large as possible)

  • Pencil or pen

  • Paper, notepad, or journal


Music:

  • A little handheld shaker. Homemade alternatives: small plastic Easter egg or small plastic bottle or container filled with a little rice, seeds, sand.  Make something that sounds pleasing to your ears.

  • Found sounds. Look through your home or kitchen for things that make noise – bring out your homemade shakers again, look for wooden spoons (you can tape your homemade shakers to them!), try hitting stainless steel mixing bowls with rubber spatulas or homemade mallets made of chopsticks with a large wad of tape wrapped around the ends, boxes, plastic food storage containers, pillows . . . Bundt pans turned upside down make great bells.

  • Pencil or pen

  • Paper, notepad, or journal


Art:

  • Pencil or pen

  • Paper, notepad, or journal

  • Colored pencils or markers (if you have them; don’t worry if you don’t)

  • Found objects for art making (you do not need to have all of these things). Here are some examples below. You can gather and use as many or as few of these objects as you wish in your art making. And feel free to come up with other ideas of your own. You will make the art piece during the session.



  • Paper plates

  • Yarn

  • Masking or painter’s tape

  • Paper cups

  • Straws

  • Cotton balls

  • Cotton swabs

  • Bandaids

  • Gauze pads

  • Disposable face masks

  • Disposable gloves

  • Popsicle/craft sticks

  • Twigs

  • Construction paper

  • Pipe cleaners

  • Foil

  • General office supplies such as a stapler, paper clips, or rubber bands

  • Clean sock


 

This is a online program through Zoom. If you are new to this platform, watch a how-to tutorial here.

A welcome email, which includes the link to join the program, will be sent to you in advance of the program date.

We offer an extensive SEAS curriculum manual, available in both a print and digital edition, that is available for 20% off to trainees. Purchasing the manual is strongly recommended for any trainee who wishes to deliver the activities. See below Promotions & Discounts section for details.

Additionally, there will also be handouts for the training that we will email to all participants in advance of the program.
Available in both a print and digital edition, our comprehensive SEAS curriculum manual is  available for 20% off to trainees. After adding the training to your cart, the promotional-offer pop-up will appear. Simply select which SEAS training materials you would like to purchase, add it to your cart, and the 20% off-discount will be automatically applied in your shopping cart.
By registering, you give UCLArts & Healing approval to record this event, still and/or moving images from which may appear in printed materials or digital channels for archival, educational, or promotional purposes.

Note that Zoom breakout rooms are not recorded.
In order to keep our programs affordable yet self-sustaining, we regret that we are unable to offer refunds for cancellation; however, we are happy to provide you with credit good for one year from the date of the program toward the next offering of the same program or a different one. Credit applied toward a program with higher registration fees will require payment of the balance. In addition, credit may be applied toward purchase of curriculum materials for any program. Unused fees after one year would then be tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law because no goods or services would have been received for them.
For further inquiries, or for more information, email us at info@uclartsandhealing.org or telephone us at (310) 452-1439.

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