Professional Development Opportunity: Artistic Journaling, Nov. 7

Posted by BuildABridge International on October 29, 2019

Artistic Journaling – experience the joy of journaling as an individual, facilitator and its therapeutic value. Taught by BuildaBridge Restorative Artist, Liz Green, MSW.

Date and Time: November 7, 2019, 5-8 PM

Location: 4029 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Journaling is a valuable practice to clarify your thoughts and emotions. Journaling groups provide accountability and a space to self-reflect. This workshop will provide group facilitators with guidelines for leading a journaling group and many creative exercises and writing prompts that can be used to spark creativity in students of all ages. Based in narrative therapy techniques, these interventions of externalization, word association, and symbolism can also be adapted by clinicians in therapeutic environments.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will observe group facilitation techniques in role as group members (group guidelines, validation, summarization, redirection, and building group cohesion)
  • Participants will be able to facilitate at least 5 journaling exercises.
  • FOR CLINICIANS: Participants will be able to define narrative therapy, externalization, and social construction.
  • FOR ARTISTS: Participants will be able to define some Motivational Interviewing strategies including active listening, normalization, and validation.

Taught by Liz Green, MSW, LSW Liz Green, MSW, LSW is a mental health therapist at Wedge Recovery Center in North Philadelphia, using person centered and trauma informed approaches to individual, family, and group therapy. In this community behavioral health setting, she uses an eclectic theoretical orientation based in constructivist approaches including Narrative Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, and also has experience in mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and anti-oppressive community engagement. These tools, built to evoke information, apply connections, and build rapport have proven to be valuable when collaborating with artists in community engaged arts initiatives including projects with FringeArts, Shakespeare in Clark Park, First Person Arts, Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, and the Temple Institute on Disabilities. She is also the director for the documentary theatre ensemble OnStage Seniors: A Community Project of McCarter Theatre, a teaching artist working with Buildabridge, International, and a board member for experimental theatre ensemble Team Sunshine Performance Corporation. She has studied community based performance through institutes with Sojourn Theatre, Ping Chong and Company, and Cornerstone Theatre.

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$100.00 Professional
$125.00 NASW Member
$135.00 NASW Non-Member
$75.00 Student
**NASW-PA is issuing CE’s**

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