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Art in Action: Two Creative Expression Activities for Your Grief Group

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Join us for NAGC’s second Art with Heart webinar, which will be an in-depth look at two effective therapeutic activities focusing on grief support for elementary-aged children. We will cover everything you need to run two creative expression lessons from beginning to end. We will consider therapeutic goals, decide on materials, discuss potential priming activities, teach new art methods, and finally cover how to approach sharing and discussing the children’s artwork, giving you concrete examples throughout the webinar.

The first art lesson will be a basic art project, and the second will build upon the first, giving you ideas for how to add depth to a single project over more than one week, integrating unique therapeutic goals for each session.

This course is based on the recorded webinar, Art in Action: Two Creative Expression Activities for Your Grief Group created by Helena Hilinga Haas, MA in 2016.

Journal/Publisher:

NAGC

Publication Date:

November 16, 2016

Course Material Author

Helena Hilinga Haas, MA

Helena is a licensed mental health counselor and registered art therapist. She graduated from The George Washington University in D.C. with a Mater’s degree in art therapy. Currently, Helena works as an art therapist at Seattle Children’s Hospital. There, she works with children aged 3 to 21 who are suffering from chronic and/or life threatening illnesses. Helena has worked with diverse populations throughout her career including older adults with Dementia and stroke recovery patients, inner city youth with multiple psychosocial stressors and challenges and young students suffering from anxiety and newly diagnosed learning disabilities. Helena also has a small private practice. For several years Helena served on the Art with Heart board. In 2013, she volunteered for the organization to conduct grief and loss workshops for students and adults who were impacted by the Sandy Hook shooting. When time allows, Helena enjoys creating art using found objects and mixed media to create little treasures.

Course Creator

Tyler Gibson

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors and social workers. It is appropriate for all levels of participants.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe two priming activities using creative expression for use in grief groups

  2. Discuss how to do and teach two art activities that blend creative expression and therapeutic principles to evoke emotion

  3. Discuss specific prompts and techniques to facilitate sharing after a creative expression activity

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