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For LCAT's and Social Workers

The Art Therapy Project is recognized by New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #0006 and social workers #0500.

We provide workshops year-round that cover a wide variety of clinical topics and include art experientials to further connect content with practice to provide an enjoyable, unique experience while getting CE hours.


Upcoming Workshops

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Friday, October 25 | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
“Ethical Considerations in Private Practice”
Emery Hurst Mikel, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, LCPAT

As therapists, we entered this career to help others, and now we must make sure that we understand all of the ethical dilemmas that can come up now that we are practicing. When thinking about entering into private practice or growing an existing client base, it is important to think about ethical considerations that fall squarely on our shoulders as practitioners. Though this can seem daunting, knowing how to navigate issues that are bound to arise, is key to providing excellent treatment and having a successful practice.

Join us for this 3 CE hour workshop to look at common ethical considerations, including finances and marketing, so that you can walk away feeling equipped with a new level of understanding and confidence in your work. Workshop includes art experientials throughout to help connect with various ethical concepts and explore our connection as therapists to being in the business world of private practice.

Presented by: Emery Hurst Mikel, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, LCPAT. Emery is the founder and director of Water & Stone, a Creative Arts Therapy PLLC. W&S currently has 13 creative arts therapists seeing individual clients and running groups. It also offers regular LCAT CE workshops both in-person and live online. The company grew out of Emery’s experiences living and working in Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Long Island, Brooklyn, and Manhattan. To help other therapists interested in similar work, Emery authored The Art of Business: A Guide for Creative Arts Therapists (JKP, 2013), which focuses on contracting and business basics. She is currently working on her second book focused on private practice and starting a company.

Emery’s therapeutic work supports adults dealing with anxiety, grief, loss, fertility issues and women who want to find and use their voices more effectively in the world. Along with these pursuits, she mentors other therapists, supervises interns, guest lectures at George Washington University and is adjunct faculty at Nazareth College. She received her MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology: Art Therapy from Naropa University in Boulder, CO.


Earlier This Year

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Friday, September 27
“Part II of Affirming Clinical Treatment: How We Provide Care for Transgender, Non-Binary and Gender Expansive Clients”
Taryn Crosby, LCSW (she/her)

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Friday, July 19
“Navigating End of Life and Loss in Treatment”
Suzanne Deisher, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT

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Friday, June 7
“Mandalas: Containment, Communication and Empathy”
Sophia Saad, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT


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Friday, May 17
“Yoga, Art Therapy and Trauma Treatment: Understanding the Healing Capacity of The Brain"
Karen Gibbons ATR-BC, LCAT, C-IAT


Friday, April 12
“Art Therapy in Our Education System: A Therapeutic Model"
Sophia Saad MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT

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Friday, March 15

“How Art Therapy Heals Trauma in the Aftermath of Mass Tragedies"

Nicole Porter Davis ATR-BC, LCAT

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Friday, February 2

"Lifting Lives, Building Futures, Lasting Change; Art Therapy in rural Tanzania"

Mickie Hoffman MA, ATR-BC, LCAT