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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.

Learning Goals and Objectives:

  • Understand and describe the traumatic stress response and the effect on the mind and body
  • Describe an evidence-based treatment intervention for brief, acute traumatic episodes
  • Describe art media techniques to implement an evidence- based model of PTSD treatment
  • Describe ways to strengthen the integrative capacity of the brain for optional emotional regulation, behavior control, and learning.


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.

Accommodation for Special Needs: Accommodations will be made wherever possible to accommodate those with disabilities.  Please let us know of any disabilities upon registration, to ensure that proper accommodations are put in place prior to workshop/training.

Grievance Procedure: CIP will respond to complaints in a reasonable, ethical and timely manner, when submitted by program attendees in writing to the Chair of CIP’s Professional Development Committee.

Anti-Discrimination Policy: CIP shall not discriminate against any individual or group with respect to any service, program or activity based on gender, race, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age or other prohibited basis. CIP does not require attendees to adhere to any particular religion or creed in order to participate in training. CIP will not promote or advocate for a single modality of treatment that is discriminatory or likely to harm clients based on current accepted standards or practice.

*There is no conflict of interest or commercial support related to this CE program.


Sat April 6, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$110 – $120
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CIP Group Room
1330 Lincoln Ave., Suite 201
San Rafael, CA 94901 United States
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