Parent-Child Dyad Art Therapy

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Parent-Child Dyad Art Therapy

with Lucille Proulx, MA, ATR, RCAT, the "mother" of dyad art therapy and author of Strengthening Emotional Ties through Parent-Child-Dyad Art Therapy

This course is fully translated in French.

This home-study course and workshop offers an in-depth exploration of techniques and tools essential for effectively working within the parent(caregiver)-child dyad. The curriculum is meticulously structured into five comprehensive chapters, each focusing on different developmental stages: working with toddlers, kindergarten children, school-aged children, and teenagers.

The course begins with a detailed theoretical presentation, establishing a solid foundation in the principles and practices relevant to the parent-child dynamic. Following this, it delves into age-specific strategies, providing targeted approaches for engaging with toddlers, addressing the unique needs of kindergarteners, supporting school-aged children, and navigating the complexities of teenage development.

This course provides valuable insights into appropriate assessment tools and techniques tailored to each age group. Lucille Proulx, the initiator of this method, tested and refined in her 15 year work in a Canadian child psychiatry hospital, will guide you through the content using a variety of engaging methods, including instructional videos, comprehensive theoretical presentations, detailed case studies, and workshops. This multifaceted approach ensures that you not only understand the theoretical underpinnings but also gain practical skills and confidence in applying these concepts in real-world settings.

The course contains 6 hours of training to be watched and consulted  at your pace.
This course is fully translated in French.

Approximate conversion: 102 US $ / 95 EUR / 80 GPB / 154 AU$

This course is accredited by the following Canadian bodies:
OPQ accreditation (for psychologists and psychotherapists) – 6h30: RE05470-23
CCPA accreditation (for counsellors) - 64963297

This course will give you 6 hours of NBCC continuing education credits (read the details on the bottom of the page).

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Learning objectives:

By the end of this course, you will be equipped with a robust toolkit and the necessary knowledge to effectively support and enhance the parent-child relationship across various developmental stages.

Please read the material from the Course Outline and Details (see below) to know more about the course format.

Lucille Proulx

Lucille Proulx, M.A., ATR, RCAT is a registered art therapist in both Canada and the U.S.A. Her 50 years plus of experience consists of working with children and parents in the community, private clinic and in the department of infant and child psychiatry at The Montreal Children’s Hospital, Canada. She is the past Executive Director of The B.C. School of Art Therapy (BCSAT). Lucille is an Honorary Life Member of The Canadian Art Therapy Association (CATA) and The Association des Arts-Therapeutes du Quebec (AATQ).
She conducts specialized training workshops in Attachment Informed Art Therapy for professionals and parents in Canada, across the United States and abroad. In 2003 she became a Director of The Canadian International Institute of Art Therapy (CiiAT). In 2004 she became a CUSO-Canada, Cooperant and was assigned to the Center for the Protection of Children’s Rights in Bangkok Thailand, to introduce art therapy to mental health professionals working with traumatized children.  She soon became The Executive Director of the International Programs of Art Therapy in Thailand (IPATT) and Japan (JIPATT). 

Lucille is an Exhibiting artist and the author of Attachment Informed Art Therapy: Strengthening Emotional Ties through Parent-Child-Dyad Art Therapy, published by Jessica Kingsley Publisher, London, England and Ach Publishing House, Israel, and now being translated into Arabic. Read more about her at

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This package offers you 6 NBCC credits for certified counsellors in US and for arts therapists in US .
Other Professional Orders and Associations around the world may accept the accreditation, so please consult with your respective regulatory body.

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Creative Therapies Events Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7468. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Creative Therapies Events Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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This package will give you 39 hours of continuing education hours, as per approval by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Members of CCPA will receive transcripts at no cost listing all attended events assessed as Continuing Education Credit. Non‐members must attach a cheque for $30.00 payable to CCPA to have CEC’s recorded and to have a transcript issued.

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Art Therapy Credentials Board, Inc. (ATCB) recognizes an array of Continuing Education Credit activities, inclusive of those pertaining to the spheres of professional and mental health counseling. These specified activities are delineated within the recertification standards, which are disseminated to all Art Therapy Registered-Board Certified (ATR-BC) professionals during their recertification year, as well as being accessible via the official ATCB website. It is mandated that a minimum of six CE credits in the domain of ethics and six CE credits in the domain of supervision or education must be acquired in each certification cycle. Licensees practicing as art therapists within their respective states (in US) are advised to consult with their state boards to ascertain the acceptability of various CE courses for the purpose of license renewal.

Please check with your regulatory body in your country, this home study program may be accepted for CE credits in European countries, Australia, and Asia.

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Creative Therapies Events Inc. is our registered legal name under which all official and legal matters are conducted. This includes compliance with all regulatory requirements and licensure board mandates.
We operate under the brand name 'Creative Arts Therapies Events' which may be used, along with our logo, for all our educational and promotional materials, both in print and electronic formats, including for advertising certified credits where applicable.
We have employed LearnWorlds, a learning management system, for delivering this program. The use of LearnWorlds, including its logo, does not imply sponsorship or co-sponsorship of any educational or business activities by LearnWorlds in relation to Creative Therapies Events Inc.

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