Friday, October 19, 2018
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


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4079 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, New York 12538
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Creative Arts Therapy for Mental Health Practitioners

Event, Workshop, Continuing Education

Engage through Art Therapy with Lucy Barbera, Ph.D., LCAT

Learn more about receiving your Postgraduate Certificate Program in Creative Arts Therapy for Mental Health Professionals.

6 CE and 6 NYS OASAS clock hours

Cost: $85.00

Creativity is within everyone’s reach. Experience how easy it is to access your own creativity and infuse it in your practice. Unmotivated clients? Clients resistant to change? Clients who loop through the same counterproductive patterns? Many clients often find it difficult to access their true feelings (and power) by using just words alone. The Creative Arts provide a dynamic language for communication and a catalyst that gives the client full control to identify, explore and address past and current issues non-verbally. This introduction to the therapeutic facilitation and utilization of Creative Arts Therapy for Mental Health Practitioners will provide participants with an introduction to the Person-Centered  approach to Creative Art Therapy and allow experiential hands-on participation and discussion of application with diverse populations. Absolutely no prior art experience is necessary.

The training will include:

  • opportunities to experience the therapeutic value and unique language of the creative arts for yourself.
  • learning about the interdisciplinary theoretical framework of Creative Arts Therapy and how to integrate and apply its methods and its empowering creative arts activity into your practice with individuals and groups to foster growth, change and healing.

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About the Workshop Leader

Lucy Barbera, Ph.D., is a New York State Licensed Creative Arts Therapist and serves on the faculty of The Humanistic Multicultural Education Graduate Program, at SUNY, New Paltz, where 


she developed and teaches Expressive Arts Therapy and Expressive Arts & Social Justice courses over the last 20 years. Dr. Barbera is the Founder/Director of The Creative Arts Therapy Certificate Program, for mental health, medical and educational professionals, sponsored by Ulster BOCES Adult Career Education Center. Dr. Barbera’s clinical practice includes work in medical and 

psychiatric (SUNY Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital), special education (Astor Day Treatment Center) and school leadership (Special Education Training Coordinator, Ulster County BOCES) settings. 


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Continuing Education Credit

  • Social Workers: Adelphi University School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0032.
  • Mental Health Counselors: Adelphi University School of Social Work is recognized by the NYS Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0068
  • Marriage and Family Therapists: Adelphi University is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider for continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0038
  • Psychologists: Adelphi University School of Social Work is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program and its contents.
  • CASAC training hours: Program information has been submitted to the New York State Office of Addiction and Substance Abuse Services Education and Training for earning or re-credentialing for CASAC clock hours.

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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 credits. 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 CEUs; “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.”

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

For further information, please contact:

Audrey Freshman, Ph.D., LCSW, CASAC
Director, Office of Professional and Continuing Education
Social Work Building, Room 235
p – 516.877.4339
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