Expressive Arts Therapy Supervision

Expressive Arts Therapy Supervision

Facilitated by Jennie Kristel, MA, REAT, APTT

6 Month online group (meeting 1 time per month)

Meetings will be via Zoom platform

This supervision group will meet monthly via Zoom for therapists who are interested in pursuing the REAT credential through the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA) and are wanting group hours toward this.

Expressive arts therapy supervision is a relation and arts based dialogue to support reflective, cooperative facilitation process to provide ethical and professional guidance with the goals of developing and strengthening sound expressive arts therapy practices.

We will, over 6 months, explore the foundational practices of using the expressive arts in therapy, singular arts compared to intermodal, or superimpositionally using the arts, in and as therapy, explore the architecture of a session, transference and counter transference issues, ethical dilemmas, case studies, and most importantly, questions that you have both individually and as a group. How do we bring the arts online, and issues stemming from our work and lives during the pandemic will also be explored.

 Using the arts as a point of inquiry, we will use the arts as well as dialogue to explore our questions, and aesthetic responses to the material.

While supervision is not therapy, we will be exploring how our personal selves enters the work. It is encouraged for you to have outside support if needed.

Meeting Fridays 9-11AM EST

January 28,2022

February 25, 2022

March 18, 2022

April 22,2022

May 27, 2022

June 10, 2022

What is needed?

  • Some art supplies, scarves, objects clean recyclables,
  • Musical instruments (can be handmade from recyclables!)
  • Props
  • A quiet and confidential space to work in.
  • A good internet/wifi and computer.

Cost: 210.00-$360.00 (sliding scale)

Registration Form:

About the Facilitator:Jennie Kristel, MA, REAT, APTT based in the US, and received her degree in expressive therapies from Lesley University in 1986. Being raised in the shadows of the Holocaust, and having a life long disability has framed her work and commitment to social justice. She has worked in a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings and populations including inpatient and outpatient hospitals around issues of grief, loss, trauma, and anxiety often stemming from identity loss. She is in private practice ( ) working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence. She is an Core instructor at Lesley University, and offers workshops and trainings internationally, in the field of expressive arts therapy and Playback Theatre. She co-authored Using art therapy in diverse populations: Crossing cultures and abilities (2013) as well as numerous articles around using the arts and Playback Theatre. She is a REAT supervisor/reviewer through the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association. Currently she is focusing her work in transgenerational and ancestral trauma and the forces that shaped the persons and their relationships: personally, spiritually, and collectively using Sociometry, Sociodrama and expressive art therapy. She is also a mixed media artist exploring the world through toy theatre, printmaking and weaving. She loves to dig in the garden, sing and explore sometimes all at once.

Coronovirus Update

Updated 01/04/2022

We continue to provide services in both Burlington, Vermont and Dartmouth Massachusetts. At this time we continue to follow Covid guidelines and are not seeing clients in person.

Jennie continues to provide psychotherapy and Reiki. Michael is retiring as a psychotherapist and is no longer accepting new psychotherapy clients. He continues to offer shamanic counseling and aid on a limited basis. All of these modalities can be effectively delivered at a distance, and we are available to meet with you via teleconference or phone. We offer a sliding fee scale for services not covered by insurance.

In this time of Earth changes, virus, and financial insecurity, we encourage you to ask for the support and aid you need. If you are able, spend time in the garden, make ceremony, enjoy the sunshine (15 minutes boosts mood and the immune system), and write, make art, music, dance, and theatre. Then show us what you are making! and share it with others online!

About Our Work

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At JourneyWorks we welcome clients irrespective of their race, class, ethnicity, sexual/gender orientation, or socioeconomic status.

We are committed to supporting individuals, families, and communities as we collectively navigate the immense challenges we all face in these times of personal and Earth Changes.  We often work together when seeing couples and families.

In Vermont:

Please note: Michael is no longer accepting new psychotherapy clients.

In-Office arts and story focused psychotherapy a few days per month (weather permitting)



Shamanic Aid

Organizational Leadership

Classes and Workshops.

In Dartmouth, Massachusetts:

Expressive Arts based Therapy, Coaching and Facilitation for individuals, couples, and groups

Shamanic aid, including work with the Ancestors and spirits, and help with spiritual emergencies , and Ceremony

Reiki sessions and teaching

Aid for individuals, couples, and families, and for persons facing challenges created by trauma, illness, or disability.

Organizational Leadership

In both locations we provide support and training for persons and groups engaged in the arts, community building, social change, and the environment, as well as training in Reiki.

We provide consultation and support to organizations seeking to foster community.

Learn More About Jennie’s work.

Learn More about Michael’s Work.

Learn More about our shared work with Couples, Families, and Persons facing serious illness.

We and Our world: An Expressive Arts Group for Women.

The world is as it is and we are all still evolving with it. There is much to celebrate and to mourn.

How are you? How are you really?

How are you enduring the Pandemic? How did or is Covid-19 affecting you? What was and still is your lived experience? What lessons and learnings would you like to take with you and what would you like to leave behind? What needs healing in yourself and in the community? These are some of the questions we will creatively explore during this 8-week Zoom based intermodal expressive arts group. Come as you are into this sacred place of shared creativity and connection.

This is a time for Self, Reflection, and Sacred Community. Each week we will explore different topics to help us explore what has been, what is our experience and what we want/desire to become. Using what you have we will co-create together a way to step forward. Just a willingness to step in and come as you are. We will utilize all the arts, Nature and our stories. No experience in the arts necessary.

Beginning Thursdays September 9 (not meeting September 23 )


Sliding Scale-$15-$40 USD per session. (No one turned away for lack of funds)

To register:

Led by Jennie Kristel, REAT, APTT, RMT

Jennie is a Registered expressive arts therapist, facilitator, and professor. She is in private practice, specializing in grief, loss and intergenerational trauma. She is an international trainer of expressive therapies, and Playback Theatre, and has worked extensively in Southeast Asia offering introductory trainings in expressive therapies to counseling centers and psychology programs.She integrates Qi Gong, Playback Theatre, psychodrama,  Toy and Object Theatre to examine and explore issues such as trauma, as aspects stemming from this including erasure, intersectionality, diversity inclusion and exclusion and its impacts into her work.   She is most interested in using art for social change and to support those in need to develop their voice to create change in their own lives. 

Jennie Presenting at ASGPP

Jennie will be presenting at this year’s American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama Conference in early April. She will present a workshop and co-host the Closing Gathering/Ritual.

Her Workshop: “What Masks do we wear?” Given the global aspects of the Pandemic, do we keep masked to keep going? Who is it we unmask to survive? Or to free ourselves? What other masks do we wear? Mask making is a powerful tool that can be used in any clinical setting to enhance emotional development, strengthen ego state/identity work, and explore hidden parts of the Self. Participants will make their own masks and explore through psychodramatic empty chair.

Closing Ritual and Passing of the Torch:

You are invited to the ASGPP Conference Closing Ceremony.Come celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Psychodrama and share moments from our first virtual ASGPP Psychodrama Conference. There will be Playback Theatre and a passing of the torch to the 2022 conference committee in Chicago. Please join us!

The Listening Hour

Dear Friends!!

I hope you are safe and well in this unprecedented and strange time. In the last few weeks, along with all of you, I have been mulling over the current coronavirus and its impact around the world. In this process, one of my mentors, Jonathan Fox, developed a project for  a way for people to share stories through a virtual platform and  connect those who may be stuck at home. It is called the Listening Hour.  It is a way for us to share our personal stories in a nonjudgmental way. The experience is designed to be enjoyable and give us some positive energy for our day by simply sharing our stories. Continue reading “The Listening Hour”

New Group: Arts for Our Times

We are in unprecedented times. Many of us are doing things in ways we haven’t done before.  We are developing an online arts/meditation based healing  group to offer support, create a community and supports our ability to use the arts to move  from fear to having agency.

Is this something that you would be interested in?

If this is something you would like please email  or call us to register.  I envision meeting for an hour, to check in, make art (including music, movement, visual art and poetry) and then a sharing. We will work on a Zoom platform.

Now is the time for us to become connected. While we need to have physical distancing, we need to have and be socially connected.We are all in this together and my hope is that we can create a community of support,for each other emotionally, and support us to find ways to use this time creatively revsioning our lives and our world.

Call Jennie at 774-202-4646, or email me at

What Others Say About Working With Us

Jennie Kristel is an incredible trainer and healer. Over the last two years, Jennie has visited my theatre group ‘The Actors Collective’ thrice and helped us become more authentic in our Playback Theatre journey. Her repertoire of skills is vast and encompasses multiple forms and approaches which makes her an extremely useful resource. Over her last three visits, Jennie has conducted diverse workshops on strengthening our practice, using puppetry in our work, introducing the symbolism of dreams, psychodrama, developing conducting skills and overall guidance. More than a great trainer, Jennie facilitates tremendous amount of emotional breakthroughs in the participants. This, I have personally observed. Her dedication, clarity of thought, innovativeness and deep sensitivity to fellow participants; make her a very rare kind of teacher and guide. I have seen my group and me personally grow tremendously under Jennie’s coaching. I am delighted that Jennie is our chief mentor and know that under guidance my group will only grow further. Continue reading “What Others Say About Working With Us”

Honoring the Stories We live

At JourneyWorks we recognize that stories are central to life. We understand that the stories we are told, and those we tell ourselves and others, shape our understanding of the lives we lead.

We know that many stories are sacred and must be honored and approached with reverence. Such stories guide us as we live our lives. They nurture us, aid us as we seek to make sense of our life path, offer hope and solace, and support us in developing relationship with that which is larger than ourselves.

We will work with you as you explore the stories that shape and enrich you, and support you as you seek to find the stories that can guide you in living your preferred way of living.