Professional Development

Whether it is for your own personal professional growth or you want to bring along your whole company, we’ve got the solution you’re looking for. We have a robust and accessible schedule of professional development courses built into our schedule, but we are also happy to build a custom one for you and your group to best fit your needs. Our talented crew of planners and facilitators will join you in the process of creating the best workshop to address the areas you most want addressed.

 

Our Predesigned Workshops Include:

Art & Renewal: a unique workshop that is designed to support any helping practitioner whose work is emotionally demanding and prone to burn-out. With this workshop, you will develop a sustainable creative practice as a simple and effective way to release stress, restore empathy, and create a needed balance and congruence within your personal and professional life.

Facilitator Training: Go in depth with our Open Studio Process in a week long intensive training designed to give you the tools and strategies to lead your own OSP groups. Many practitioners use this as a way to deepen their knowledge of the process, either having experienced it in our studios previously or having read about it in the many books that speak on the subject, including Pat B. Allen’s Art is a Way of Knowing. Our studio provides training on this world-renowned art therapy method.

We offer continued education credits (CEU’s) for the following licenses: LSW, LCSW, LPC, LCPC,  and General. Illinois educators are eligable for CDPU. If you are from outside of Illinois, check with your own licensing board to see if these CEU’s will be accepted.