​​​​​Creative Art Therapy and Sandplay Therapy


The counseling approach I offer includes the optional use of the Creative Arts to help clients gain a much needed perspective and assists them in their healing. When words fail to convey the depth of feeling experienced by the client, the expressive arts provide another "language" for the client to use, requiring no previous art making experience. Some of the media used include paint, college, clay, mask-making, and creative writing to help clients express, understand, and transform their feelings into allies on their path to healing.
The focus of my work is with children and adults dealing with emotional and life threatening challenges, relationship issues, emotional, cognitive, or physical challenges, including families in crisis.  I utilize SandPlay Therapy and Creative Arts Therapy with both children and adults. Other issues include trauma, death,dying, autism spectrum.
Issues I can help with?

Making meaning in times of change, uncertainty, separation, divorce, retirement, serious medical diagnosis, depression, relocation, crisis, and for families with children with special needs. I welcome the opportunity to work creatively with people of all ages, races, cultures, and diverse orientations interested in their own growth and healing.


Specialties:
Trauma and PTSD
Behavioral Issues
Grief
Issues:
ADHD
Academic Underachievement
Adoption
Anxiety
Asperger's Syndrome
Autism
Borderline Personality
Career Counseling
Child or Adolescent
Children/w life-threatening/Foster fam.
Chronic Pain
Coping Skills
Depression
Developmental Disorders
Emotional Disturbance
Family Conflict
Intellectual Disability
Learning Disabilities
Life Coaching
Oppositional Defiance
Parenting
Peer Relationships
Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
Relationship Issues
Self Esteem
Self-Harming
Sleep or Insomnia
Spirituality
Transgender
Traumatic Brain Injury
Weight Loss
Women's Issues
Mental Health
Elderly Persons Disorders
Mood Disorders
Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
 

Client Focus

Ethnicity: ALL 
Ages:
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
Children (6 to 10)
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Adults
Elders (65+)

Categories:
Bisexual Clients
Cancer
Gay Clients
HIV / AIDS Clients
Heterosexual Clients
Lesbian Clients
Transgender Clients
Veterans

Treatment Approach and Treatment Orientation:
Creative Art Therapy 

Sand Play Therapy

Dialectical (DBT)
Culturally Sensitive
Emotionally Focused
Existential
Family Systems
Gestalt
Humanistic
Integrative
Interpersonal
Jungian
Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
Multicultural
Open Studio Art Therapy
Parent Co-Therapy
Play Therapy
Psychodynamic
Relational
Somatic
Transpersonal

Modality:
Individuals
Family
Group


Creative Arts and Sand Play Therapy Center


Certificate Program​


Creative Arts Therapy Certificate Program:


"Each class is a wonderful experience that nurtures my spirit, while teaching me practical skills to use in my counseling practice.  Lucy is a generous, knowledgeable, compassionate, and engaging instructor."  
~Nancy DeNicolo, LMHC~

Now in its sixth season, The Creative Arts Therapy Certificate Program is open to licensed mental and medical health professionals, educators, and students on a path to higher education in a mental health profession.  Training in the Creative Arts Therapy Certificate program provides participants with the ability to integrate and apply arts modalities and creative activities within the context of their practice with diverse populations.  Absolutely no prior art experience is necessary.
WHAT You Will Learn:
- To Utilize the Creative Arts in working with individuals, in groups, in teaching, and in social change initiatives.
- To Facilitate and Apply the use of visual arts, creative writing, movement, music, photography, dramatic arts, and Sandplay Therapy, to foster healing and positive change.

WHEN the program takes place: One half-day Introduction on Saturday, 10/21/17, Session 1: 11/04/17, Session 2: 12/02/17, Session 3: 01/06/18, Session 4: 02/03/18, Session 5: 03/03/18, Session 6: 04/07/18, Session 7: 05/05/18, Session 8: 06/02/18, NO Sessions in July & August Session 9: 09/08/18, Session 10: 10/13/17 Session 11: 11/03/18, Session 12:12/01/18.

WHERE: All classes will be held at the Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Center, Port Ewen. *
FACITATOR:  Lucy Barbera, PhD, LCAT-  is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist. She has been conducting training seminars in Creative Art Therapy nationally for the last twenty-five years and has a private practice in Creative Arts Therapy.  Dr. Barbera developed and has been teaching Expressive Arts in Education and Expressive Arts for Social Justice Education at SUNY, New Paltz for the last 20 years.
COST: 1/2 Day Introduction Fee $55 THEN $110 Monthly Fee (includes all materials)
* To Register: On line www.ulsterboces.org  or  By phone at 845-331-5050



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