Webinar: Art-Making as a Bridge to Understanding Grief

add to outlook calendar add to gmail calendar January 17, 2023, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Eastern
Live Webinar
Registration Close Date: January 17, 2023

Creative expression has many uses as a healing tool. From a simple scribble drawing to a more elaborate mixed media piece, there are a variety of benefits from engaging in creative activities that may support your grief journey. Join Jennifer and Jenna for an interactive discussion and hands-on activity (no art experience or special supplies needed).

This webinar is presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®.




Jennifer Baldwin


Jennifer Baldwin, MA, ATR-BC, ATCS, LCPAT

Jennifer graduated with a Masters in Art Therapy from The George Washington University and has been working as an art therapist in the Northern Virginia/D.C. Metro area since 1997. She is board certified in art therapy and a certified grief and trauma therapist through the Wendt Center for Healing in Washington, D.C. She has successfully blended these areas of expertise when working with people of all ages by using art therapy techniques and interventions alongside traditional talk therapy to help support the difficult journey of grieving. Jennifer is adjunct faculty at The George Washington University in the Art Therapy program and a certified art therapy supervisor. Throughout her career she has led workshops and clinician training providing opportunities for the non-artist to experience creative expression as a healing tool. Jennifer has worked with several agencies, including hospice and currently works as part of a private clinicians group dedicated to educating and supporting those who are grieving the loss of a loved one.


Jenna Michalik Preston


Jenna Preston, PsyD, LP ART-BC

Dr. Jenna Preston is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Registered, Board Certified Art Therapist. She earned a Master's in Art Therapy from The George Washington University in 1996 and was an adjunct professor at George Washington University from 2010-2014. She earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from the American School of Professional Psychology, Washington DC in 2016. Her career and training includes serving children, adolescents, and adults within community mental health, inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization, correctional, residential substance abuse settings, and a unique opportunity to work with the Metropolitan Police in Washington, D.C. Dr. Preston is a proud (retired) military spouse. Her husband retired from the Air Force in 2015. While stationed overseas in England from 2003 - 2006, she opened a private art therapy practice serving military children and spouses. Currently, Dr. Preston works as a Clinical Psychologist at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colorado serving active duty military from all six branches, their spouses, and military children.

Program Details

This webinar is free and open to the public. Continuing education credit is not available. A "Certificate of Attendance" is available for $10. Instructions for obtaining a Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the end of the program.


About the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®

The TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is positioned to be the national and worldwide leader in training and education for bereavement professionals, bereaved individuals, and grieving military and civilian families.

Through an alliance with the Hospice Foundation of America, the foremost leader in professional grief and loss education, the Institute will serve as a resource and training center, providing a hub for high-quality collaboration between professionals working in the field of grief and loss.

The Institute is where practical information on coping with loss will be accessible for all who seek current strategies, the most effective tools, and best practices for supporting those who are grieving and those who serve the grieving. 

TAPS has teamed with the Hospice Foundation of America to educate caregivers, mental health professionals, clergy, funeral directors, casualty officers, the bereaved themselves, and so many others on the best ways to travel the grief journey. Together at the Institute, the two organizations will provide workshops, seminars, panel discussions, and more to train professionals and help individuals and families thrive after loss.

TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is located at TAPS Headquarters, 3033 Wilson Blvd., Third Floor, Arlington, VA 22201

Email us at Institute@taps.org or give us a call at 800-959-8277 (TAPS) with any questions.