Online, live participation

Holding Resilience:
Art-based Supervision Series for Therapist Care and Burnout Prevention

Lindsay Clarke, MA, RCAT, ATR and
Carmen Oprea, MA, MFA, RCAT, ATR-BC

SEPT 25, OCT 2, OCT 16, OCT 23, 2023
2:00-4:00 EST online

Through art experientials and opportunities to process together with peer creative arts therapists practicing all over the world, these workshops will offer a deep reflection into the central role of professional care in support of sustainable and healthy practice for the therapist, learning to recognize the subtle signs of burnout and equipping ourselves with creative tools to mitigate its effects.

In these four gatherings we will weave together theory, practical aspects of practice, and creative process. Come to explore and honour the therapist’s body, nervous system, and the art of holding.

     Part 1: Sustainable Self-Health and Practice.  Framing your practice with a balance of boundaries, creative space, healthy work load, and separation between work and personal life. Acknowledging limitations, areas of passion, labour, and the centre of the flame in your practice.

    Part 2: Studio Reflexions: Exploring the intricate connection between the therapist and their interaction with materials, artistic processes, and studio surroundings. 

    Part3: Somatic Care: Discovering the experiences and needs of the therapist’s body in session. Exploring burnout prevention through somatic practices in session, in response to client work, and in processing/regulating post session. Emphasizing on mind-body connection and nurturing resilience.

    Part 4: Creative Intuition: Trusting the therapeutic process with openness for play & curiosity. Embracing a mindset that encourages experimentation and inquisitiveness, opening pathways to new possibilities. Creating an environment where therapists’ and clients' ideas flourish and creative boundaries expand organically.

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This is a live event and places are limited.
The sessions are confidential. They will be recorded and offered on the platform for the registrants only. In case that you are missing one session, you can watch it on your account.
Please note that you need to be present at these sessions to get the respective hours of supervision.
This workshop series will count as group supervision hours for art therapists in process of becoming registered art therapists with Canadian Art Therapy Association (RCAT) and American Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATR).
A certificate of completion of 8 hours of supervision will be handed to the participants needing it. For any inquiry, please reach to us at:

About the Workshop Facilitators

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Lindsay Clarke, MA, RCAT, ATR
Art Therapist

Lindsay believes in the importance of nurturing community and creativity. For the past 10 years she has provided art therapy at a women’s shelter, schools, and art hives. She has enjoyed developing and facilitating community art exhibitions to support the voices of those who have survived violence, the impacts of suicide, and living through homelessness and mental illness.

She now offers art therapy to people of all ages at her Montreal studio, atelier lanterne. Her practice is with a focus on art making and creative process as a catalyst towards change, health, and empowerment. Her work is guided by principles of trauma-informed, attachment-based, and strength-based art therapy practices.

Lindsay provides supervision to individual art therapists and also within a community context, in order to facilitate ongoing growth, curiosity, and support.
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Carmen Oprea, MA, MFA, RCAT, ATR-BC, ATPQ
Art Therapist

Carmen is a registered art therapist with post-graduate training in sandplay therapy and cognitive-behavioural therapy. Holding master's degrees in art therapy and fine arts, she is currently a doctoral candidate in psychology.

Her professional career includes art therapy services for individuals and groups of all ages with various life challenges, at her clinic, Accès Art. She deeply resonates with Indigenous wisdom and strives to provide culturally sensitive art therapy to Inuit and First Nations adolescents.

Carmen is fortunate to be part of a dedicated team at Concordia University, engAGE Living Lab project and she is co-investigator in a research projects related to art therapy and depression at the same university.

She provides supervision to creative art therapists in person and online.
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