Collage: Grief, Loss, and Expressive Arts Therapy
Held at the TAPS Heaquarters, this one-day didactic, experiential workshop for grief professionals, presented by Sharon Strouse, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT, introduces collage as a transformative art therapy technique, effective in the treatment of traumatic loss. This multi-media approach highlights art therapy based theory and practices with grief/bereavement theories of Dr. Robert Neimeyer: Meaning Reconstruction; Dr. William Worden: Task Model of Bereavement; and Dr. Edward Rynearson: Restorative Retelling.
At conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- 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)
- Understand the collage process and product through a Meaning Reconstruction focus on the event story and back story narrative.
- Understand how three questions support a creative process that is grounded in Rynearson’s: Restorative Retelling. (How did it happen, Who am I, and Why did it happen)
- Effectively describe three creative interventions that support grief work, anchored in Neimeyer’s framework of bracing, pacing and facing.
- Understand the essential elements of Art Therapy as an effective treatment modality for those suffering traumatic loss.
Seating is limited. Registration fee is $85 and includes continuing education fee and lunch. Continuing education (5 hours) is available from a variety of boards through the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®.
Instructions for obtaining CEs will be provided at the event. View list of board approvals.