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CE Event: Awaken The Creative Within Through Process Painting

Updated: Dec 10, 2021

Hello NYATA and NYCCAT community,

On behalf of the NYATA Board of Directors, it is my great pleasure to invite you to a dynamic and engaging time of CE learning and community conversation, as Elissa Arbeitman joins us to present on the topic of: “Awaken the Creative Within Through Process Painting”  –

Thursday June 24th, 6:30-8:30pm via Zoom video platform.

This will be a 2 hour, 2 CE event occurring live on Zoom.

Event Description: Join us for a dynamic CE event in which participants will learn the ins and outs of process painting as a tool for self-reflection, clinical insight, and personal growth. Through teaching, painting and sharing we will cover the seven Guiding Principles of Process Painting including: not knowing, listening, respecting, following the energy, working with difficulty, not interpreting, and completion. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to experience and work through some or all of the guiding principles throughout their painting process. Registration: Registration is required for this event and is now open. This is an event open to all who are interested.

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NYATA professional members – $25. NYATA student members – $10 Non-NYATA professionals – $40. Non-NYATA students/general public – $20

3 Learning Objectives:

1) Identify three predominate voices of self-criticism that limit creative possibilities. 2) Identify 3 guiding principles of process painting to initiate an experience of play and non-goal directed activity. 3) Identify the guidelines for engaging uncomfortable feelings in an effective manner.

Presenter Bio: Elissa earned a BFA in Graphic Design from The University of Michigan, holds a Masters degree in Art Therapy from New York University, is a Registered, Board-Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) and a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT). From 2003-2007 she developed and implemented Art Therapy programs throughout New Jersey. In 2007 she opened her private practice, Higher Art, where she specialized in helping children, teenage girls, women and parents develop coping strategies around anxiety and depression while increasing self-esteem. In 2018 she opened Wild and Free Painting and now facilitates self-care and personal growth groups and workshops through Process Painting. She also offers individual art therapy sessions for children, teens and women to help support them on their journey.

The New York Art Therapy Association (NYATA) is recognized by the New York State Education Depart

ment’s State Board as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0013.

*If you have any questions regarding this CE event, please email:

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