- Instructor: Michelle Winkel
Taught by CiiAT Founding Director Lucille Proulx, MA, ATR, RCAT and Michelle Winkel MA, ATR, RCAT
Work with senior art therapists Lucille Proulx and Michelle
Winkel in this rigorous one week, 40 hour
The program is open to new students and returning
students. Ideal for Art Therapists, Community-based artists,
Psychologists and anyone working in the Human Services fields. No
art experience required, though interest in the creative process,
such as photography, expressive dance, sculpture, drama or visual
arts is preferred.
Attachment theory provides a useful framework to inform all
therapeutic practice. This course provides a comprehensive
overview of an attachment-informed art therapy model with a focus
on dyadic work with children and their caregivers as well as
other parts of the life cycle. Participants will learn about the
art therapy process as a vehicle for changing internal working
models; creating a secure base in the therapeutic relationship
with clients; formulating and processing relationship
experiences; transference and counter-transference; and working
with different attachment styles or patterns, including insecure
and conflicted. Interventions for symptoms such as feeding,
sleeping and behaviour challenges in infants and
young children will be explored through experiential, arts-based
Participants will learn the theoretical basis for
attachment-informed arts-based psychotherapy Participants will
learn and practice techniques for working directly with clients,
including dyads Training includes enhancing participant’s
awareness of their own and their
clients’ attachment experiences
Eight Live-on-Line sessions, running once per week on Thursdays, starting May 2, 2019.
Level 1: We will explore key theories that inform
our art therapy model. The focus for level 1 is infants and young
children and their caregivers.
Level 2: We will explore assessment and arts-
based intervention techniques, including Greenspan’s
Functional Emotional Assessment Scale, useful for children with
PDD. The focus for level 2 is latency-aged children, youth
and adults and their caregivers
- To familiarize the students with the various theoretical approaches involved in psychotherapy and art psychotherapy.
- To inform students on how various applications apply to understand art work.
- To choose appropriate theoretical approaches for therapeutic intervention.
- To understand the history of art therapy.
This program is approved by CATA, PTIB, and IEATA.
This course is designed to educate students on the art therapy
ethical elements that combine to form the basis of the practicing
art therapist’s values and beliefs. Students will gain a thorough
knowledge of the CATA code of Ethics, evaluate the ethical
dilemmas and make clinical decisions based on art therapy ethical
principles and legal requirements.
- Instructor: Michelle Winkel
Students are introduced to a
supervised clinical experience. All aspects of work
directly related to client contact will be included. Students
will participate in group and/or individual art therapy
supervision live-on-line or in-person. They will present case
material from their practicum placements and undertake relevant
readings. There will be provision for self-evaluation as well as
discussion with peers and supervisors of experience in the field.
The goal is to increase students’ ability to evaluate their own