ITA’s dynamic and engaging therapy groups use the arts to create an environment where peers are working collaboratively. Therapists help clients learn to accept the ideas of others and compromise, while creative arts therapy provides unique opportunities for clients to create and perform together through interactive music-making, story-creation, visual art projects and movement. Experienced and caring therapists promote dialogue between group members and address social skill development, facilitating opportunities to enhance empathy, initiation and cooperative play. Groups are formed continuously in order to meet the ever-changing needs of clients. ITA therapists determine if group placement is appropriate after the intake evaluation is conducted.
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CBT/DBT Creative Arts Therapy Groups
This series will introduce a new skill each week and a creative arts experience incorporating that new skill.
CBT/DBT (Cognitive/Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) skills are beneficial in helping you manage strong emotions, develop healthy coping strategies and enhance interpersonal relationships.
Creative arts therapy directives offer a hands-on, process-oriented learning experience to develop strategies for emotional and behavioral growth and regulation.
Date/Time: Group schedule will be determined upon intake
Price: $79 per session
Location: Online and In-Person
This will be a week-long workshop involving instrument exploration, songwriting, and music production for the development of emotional and interpersonal skills through collaboration. Aimed at adolescents ages 9 -13, any and all skills and experience with music and creative expression are welcome—all that is required is an interest and willingness to engage in the process. This workshop will be Neurodivergent and LGBTQIA+ inclusive. Please reach out to our intake team if you have any further questions!
When: June 26th – 30th, 9am – 1pm
Where: ITA’s Evanston Clinic, 2130 Green Bay Rd.
Cost: $400 per participant
Ages: 9 – 13
Goals of the workshop include:
– Increase self-expression
– Increase interpersonal skills
– Increase emotional regulation
– Create a recording to take home