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S21-100 Therapeutic Use of Art Activities for Children and Families

Total Credits: 3

100 Children & Adolescents |  800 Online
Sonia Hinds, APRN, PMH-BC, RPT-S
Course Levels:
3 Hours 15 Minutes
Target Audience:
Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists



Expressive art activities to emphasize metaphors and concepts that are important for positive behavior change can be very effective. This training will be interactive. Participants will be engaged in the process of creating various forms of art for children and families. This will be followed by a rich discussion on finding the metaphor for internal growth and change. Participants will create art for dealing with anxiety, self-regulation, and to encourage achievement of treatment goals. Additionally, sand tray miniatures will be used to demonstrate specific directives, including play therapy. A list of materials to have available during the webinar will be made available. All art activities will be created during the webinar. Although the presenter uses art with children and families during play therapy in a therapeutic manner, this presentation is not considered “Art Therapy.”


Sonia Hinds, APRN, PMH-BC, RPT-S Related seminars and products: 2

Sonia Hinds is the Founder and CEO of Chesapeake Beach Professional Seminars and the Founder and Director for Barstow Acres Children’s Center which is a non-profit organization that provides mental health services to children and adults.  She received her master’s degree in Mental Health Nursing from Howard University. She has served as a U.S. Army Nurse and is a Board Certified- Advanced Psychiatric Registered Nurse.

Bibliography & References


Drewes, A., (2013).  Integrating Expressive Art and Play Therapy with Children and Adolescents.  New Jersey:  Wiley Publisher.   

Guest, J.  (2015).  CBT Art Activities Book.  Jessica Kingsley, Publisher.

Gladding, S.  (2016).  The Creative Arts in Counseling. New Jersey: Wiley Publisher.       

Agenda & Learning Objectives



01:15pm Registration
2:15pm - 3:00pm


3:00pm - 3:15pm     Break
03:15pm - 4:15pm

Lecture (Continued)

4:15pm-4:30pm Questions & Adjournment


Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify common reasons for which children and families seek therapy.
  • State various reasons why expressive art may be an effective tool in play therapy.  
  • Demonstrate and create four art activities to include resources for self-regulation, self-esteem building, and empowerment in play therapy.

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System Requirements:

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher; MacOS 9 or higher; Android 4.0 or higher.
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome; Firefox 10.0 or higher.

Our system is not compatible with the Safari web browser.

  • Broadband Internet Connection: Cable, High-speed DSL and any other medium that is internet accessible.

**Please have your device charging at all times to ensure that your device does not lose power during the webinar.


Course Interaction Requirements:

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Late Fees and Refunds

Fee & Registration:

Cost is $65 and includes CE credit. *Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the live interactive webinar to receive a refund or a credit letter.


*All cancellations will be subjected to a $35.00 administration fee

Course Completion & CE Information


Category I Maryland BSWE Requirement

The Office of Continuing Professional Education at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs. This workshop qualifies for 3 Category I Continuing Education Units. The Office of Continuing Professional Education is also authorized by the Maryland Board of Psychologists and the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors to sponsor Category A continuing professional education.


ASWB Approved

Course completion requirements: To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course, and complete the online course evaluation located in your account. After the online course evaluation is completed, you are then able to download your certificate. Partial Credit will not be given for participants who arrive late or leave early.


Unversity of Maryland School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Professional Education, provider #1611, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. UMSSW Office of CPE maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 02/11/2021 to 02/11/2024. Social workers participating in this course receive {3} continuing education credits.


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Target Audience

Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

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