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Neurodevelopmental Art Therapy: Treating Complex Trauma
– Presented by Linda Chapman, MA, ATR-BC [SEMINAR]

Sat April 6, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

$110 – $120

Current research indicates that the right hemisphere is dominant in psychotherapy (Schore 2014; Bromberg, 2006; van der Kolk, 2015). This day-long workshop will feature an evidence-based model of treatment developed by the presenter to treat acute and complex trauma experienced by children and adolescents that utilizes the integrative capacity of the brain (Chapman, 2014). A brief theoretical basis for the model will be offered, based on the advances in the neurosciences pertaining to the storage and retrieval of traumatic images and memories, art therapy, developmental psychology, and trauma resolution therapy research (Schore, 2014; Panksapp; 1998; Perry, 2010).

The treatment model, Neurodevelopmental Art Therapy (NDAT) includes specific art interventions for treating acute traumatic episodes and persistent exposure to stress and trauma using directive and non-directive art therapy techniques. Examples of art media, art products, and the methods of facilitating and utilizing the creative process in therapy will be offered for a variety of treatment issues.

There will be an opportunity for experiential learning through experimentation with simple art media. All activities are designed to be safe, private, and confidential. No prior art training is necessary.

Linda Chapman, MA, ATR-BC, is a registered and Board Certified art therapist and founder of the Art Therapy Institute of the Redwoods in Northern California.  Linda has published several book chapters, and peer reviewed papers, and is the author of Neurobiologically Informed Trauma Therapy with Children and Adolescents: Understanding Mechanisms of Change.  Linda specializes in treating children and teens with learning difficulties, and those with histories of acute and chronic child abuse, violence and medical trauma.


CIP Members:
$75 early registration 10 days prior to seminar; $85 after

$110 early registration up to 10 days prior to seminar, $120 after

CEs: 6 CEs for LMFTs, LCSWs, and Psychologists.

Community Institute for Psychotherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Community Institute for Psychotherapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  

Cancellations must be received in writing 10 business days prior to the seminar or class for a refund minus a $25 cancellation fee.


Sat April 6, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$110 – $120
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Embassy Suites by Hilton
101 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, 94903
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Unlimited available
Early Registration$110.00

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