November 20, 27, December 4, 2-4PM EST

Rooted: An Art-Based Supervision Series

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

This arts-based supervision series explores the theme of roots: our personal and collective connections to resources, strengths, and growth. This group workshop provides a space to investigate the sense of rooted stability, groundedness, and connection.

Offering an immersive experience of art making, creative process, and peer support amongst creative therapists across the globe, this creative workshop series will foster insight into what keeps us anchored at different levels. What nourishes the soil, providing a rich bed for our roots? If we listen, can we hear the network of roots communicating undergound?
Together we will discover how our roots intertwine with our resilience and how these insights can enhance our professional life.

The supervision series is divided into three themes:

1. Foundation:
In the first week, we explore the foundations of our personal strength. This includes delving into the experiences that have enriched us as individuals and examining our deep-rooted connections to land, cultural background, and more.
2. Collective Roots:
During the second week, we focus on discovering and connecting with our collective roots. We look at how to find and strengthen our community and network, fostering a sense of togetherness in the often-isolating work we do.
3. Ecosystems:
The third and final week takes us into the realm of complex organic, nurturing systems. We will explore connection with nurturing places and resources, the elements of the land, and learn together how spaces of stability and self-care in our professional lives may look like.

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 6 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, CCC
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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