For those desiring to deepen their work in expressive arts therapy, and…
For Therapists pursuing the REAT credential
Facilitated by Jennie Kristel, MA, REAT, APTT, RMT
A 4 Month online group (8 meetings 2 times per month):
- February thru May 2023
- Meetings will be via the Zoom platform.
- This will be 16 hours of group supervision.
This supervision group will meet twice monthly via Zoom for therapists who are interested in pursuing the REAT credential through the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA) and are looking to gain group hours toward this.
Expressive arts therapy supervision is a relational and arts-based dialogue to support a 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 4 months, explore the foundational practices of using the expressive arts in therapy, singular arts compared to intermodal, or superimposition using the arts, in and as therapy, explore the architecture of a session, transference and countertransference 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 enter the work. It is encouraged for you to have outside support if needed.
Dates: February – May 2023
Meeting on Wednesday mornings from 10am to 12pm EST, beginning February 8- May 24, 2023
- February 8
- February 22
- March 8
- March 22
- April 5
- April 19
- May 10
- May 24
What is needed?
- Some art supplies, scarves, objects clean recyclables,
- Musical instruments (can be handmade from recyclables!)
- A quiet and confidential space to work in.
- A good internet/wifi and computer.
Cost: 450 -$600 (sliding scale)
To Register: Please fill out the Registration form
About Jennie Kristel, MA, REAT, APTT
She received her degree in expressive therapies from Lesley University in 1986 and her REAT credential in 2014 and is an adjunct instructor at Lesley University. She has worked in a wide variety of clinical and non-clinical settings and populations including inpatient and outpatient hospitals around issues of grief, loss, trauma, and anxiety. She is in private practice working with survivors of human trafficking, domestic and sexual violence anxiety disorders, disability, and depression. She offers workshops and training in expressive arts therapy, Playback Theatre, and “The Listening Hour” internationally. Her background in theatre also informs her work. Currently, she is focusing her work on 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 a professional artist focusing on mixed media and has trained extensively in printmaking.
She has long been a member of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association and is on the REAT credential review committee. She has supervised individuals in expressive arts therapy for over 6 years and thoroughly enjoys the process of supporting people in this field. She is also the co-coordinator of the Northeast IEATA chapter. She has written on using the arts in therapy including co-writing Using Art Therapy in Diverse Populations: Crossing Cultures and Abilities, and published chapters and articles about using the arts in the community, postpartum care, and grief.