Therapeutic Writing Series: Introduction to Using Metaphor, Writing and Poetry with Your Clients
Join us for this two-hour didactic and experiential workshop for an introduction to the history and theoretical background of the field of poetry therapy, discussion of how to select and utilize literature and the impact of metaphor use in clinical settings.
2 Live CE’s for social workers, psychologists, CASAC (pending), LMFT, LMHC, LCAT
Biblio-poetry therapy is one of the six forms of expressive arts therapy (art, dance, drama, music and psychodrama being the other five). Clinicians often want to engage more creativity with their clients but may not know where to start or lack the specific training to get started. Join us for this two-hour didactic and experiential workshop for an introduction to the history and theoretical background of the field of poetry therapy, discussion of how to select and utilize literature and the impact of metaphor use in clinical settings. Each participant will be supplied with a list of resources for further learning.
This training equips participants with beginning skills applicable to a range of client populations, though additional consultation and training are needed for in-depth application.
Participants will be able to:
- Differentiate among receptive, expressive and symbolic approaches to biblio-poetry therapy
- Name at least three criteria in the selection of therapeutic literature
- Registration Fee: $70.00
- Alumni, Adjuncts, Field Instructors Rate: $50
- Student Rate: $25
Nancy S. Scherlong, LCSW-R, PTR, CJT, M-S is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of NY and CT. She is also a Registered Poetry/Biblio Therapist, Certified Journal Therapist and an approved trainer in both methods. She is the current co-president for the International Federation of Biblio-Poetry Therapy (IFBPT), one of the six expressive arts credentialing organizations. Nancy is a writer and an integrative psychotherapist specializing in stress management, trauma and addiction and has worked in the field of therapeutic writing for over 25 years. She provides workshops as well as distance coaching, consultation and training services. An Adelphi alum (1997) and adjunct faculty since 2008, she also provides online campus advising for Columbia University and is a member of core faculty of the Therapeutic Writing Institute and on the training staff of Kint Institute. For more about her work please visit Change Your Narrative, LCSW PLLC at www.wellnessmetaphors.com.
Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider for continuing education credits for the following:
- Social Workers
- CASAC Renewal
Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at the entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.
New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education hours. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.
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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