NATIONAL TRAINING FOR PROFESSIONALS
If your organization if interested in adopting the AIRY model please contact Founding Director, Marney Schorr. Training packages include the AIRY Training Manual and Appendixes, 12 hours of live training and continued Consultation and Supervision.
Suicide Prevention with Young People: An Art Therapy Approach for All Clinicians
In this 2-hour workshop, participants are introduced to the nationally recognized art-based AIRY model of youth suicide prevention. The workshop discusses the contemporary challenges and risk factors that are driving young people to suicide, and how trauma-informed art therapy approaches can be incorporated by any clinician to help save their lives. An overview of trauma in the brain and how the pandemic is effecting youth, is followed by theories of suicidologists including Emil Durkheim, Mark Williams, Thomas Joiner, and David Jobes. Participants are guided in hands on demonstrations of DBT-informed art therapy methods that help social and emotional learning and creative youth development. Experientials include expressive writing and interactive drawing, as well digital media for youth suicide prevention including a virtual art show, short animatic film, and the documentary of the AIRY program, Messages of Hope by Raymond Brown. Participants will leave with a clear understanding of why so many young people are being lost to suicide, and how they can incorporate multiple evidenced-based art therapy strategies into their daily practices.
Fee: $100. To purchase this webinar, please contact Marney Schorr at email@example.com.
A Creative Approach to the Trauma-informed Classroom in Response to COVID-19As we embark on transitioning students from quarantine to the classroom, it is crucial that school staff are equipped with best trauma-informed practices so they can help students safely navigate the traumatic effects of COVID-19. In this workshop, participants will learn (1) how to recognize the signs of trauma in student behavior (2) how the brain processes trauma and how that effects learning (3) how to implement creative and simple evidenced-based interventions to help students self regulate and co-regulate back to safety (4) how to recognize and treat your own secondary traumatic stress by nature of your work. Berkshire County educators and school counselors may attend this 90 minute webinar at no cost from the Professional Development Library of the Berkshire Remote Learning Initiative (BRLI). Visit: The Berkshire County PD Library.
All AIRY clients must have an ongoing primary clinician with whom to coordinate care, emergency contact, and support person (family or friend) for safety measures. Please contact Director, Marney Schorr to obtain a Referral Form at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NUarts Studios and Gallery in Pittsfield MA, offers internships with Master’s level Art Therapist and Teaching Artist, Marney Schorr, for undergraduate college internship credits (1-3 credits per semester) in art therapy, including placements with Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Studio Art and Arts Management programs and Springfield College’s Undergraduate Art Therapy Program.
If you would like to arrange an internship with your school, please contact Marney Schorr at email@example.com.
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