Date & Time: December 12 9:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Virtual

This workshop will explore the importance of how art can help assist and provide a safe place for clients to explore their trauma in a creative manner.


Attendees will leave the workshop with an understanding of what intergenerational trauma is, the history of intergenerational trauma in the BIPOC community, how intergenerational trauma, when unresolved, can affect a person in various ways, and how one interacts within their community. The attendees will also learn how to incorporate the use of art to explore their own trauma – what it looks like for them and how to be present with it.

With this workshop, attendees will learn how to assist their clients in the early stages of healing and understand how to facilitate deeper and more robust conversations with clients about their intergenerational trauma, as well as the daily effects of their trauma within their interpersonal Relationships.

This workshop has been designed to explore and educate practitioners on how art can help and assist in providing a safe place for clients to explore their trauma in a creative manner. Social Workers will learn exercises that can be utilized within their sessions.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn what intergenerational trauma is and how it affects the client and their community.
  • Review the history of intergenerational trauma in the BIPOC community.
  • Apply how to incorporate art with the healing process.
  • Recognize the role art has in addressing trauma.

Tuition Rates

  • $80: Regular
  • $60: Alumni, FI, Adjunct Faculty
  • $45: VET

Current AUSSW Students Free with Promo Code

Speaker Bio

Sharieka Mason, MSW

Selfie of Sharieka wearing a white t-shirt and a painting hung up on the wall behind.

Sharieka Mason, MSW obtained their Master of Social Work degree in 2016 from Adelphi University. In addition, they hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Molloy College in 2006.

Sharieka has over 5 years of professional experience working as a therapist with a background in case management, preventative services, life coaching, workshop facilitation, and as a parent trainer. As a psychotherapist, I have serviced individuals within the BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ community, Intellectual Disabilities, personality and mood disorders, PTSD, eating disorders, grief and end of life, intergenerational trauma. Additional history includes experience in supervising new hires, providing educational services, and working with various communities both in-person and through telehealth.

Credentialing Information

Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider for continuing education credits for the following:

  • Social Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • CASAC Renewal upon approval
  • APA Psychology
  • LCAT
  • NYSED Psychology

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at the entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

See full credentialing information and CEUs

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows. We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

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Accessibility Statement

The Student Access Office ensures equal access to all of Adelphi University’s programs, services and facilities for students with documented needs. Through assistance, advocacy and reasonable accommodations, the office provides an accessible and supportive campus environment.

The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance.

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy.

For further information, please contact the Student Access Office at 516.877.3806 or

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