ITA’s Creative Arts Therapists provide presentations, in-services, and seminars throughout the year on a variety of topics for Creative Arts Therapists, mental health professionals, clients, family members or caregivers, and students locally and throughout the nation.
CEUs are currently available for Psychologists (IL Lic #268.000082), Social Workers (IL Lic #159.001375), and Counselors (IL Lic # 197.000261). Board Certified Music Therapists may claim credits as a non-approved educational course. Please refer to the CBMT Recertification Manual for required documentation for non-approved CMTEs.
ITA’s presentation and educational offerings are designed to meet the educational needs and interests of the participants. ITA offers training, classes and workshops for:
- Creative Arts Therapists
- Mental Health Professionals
- Arts Educators
- Clients, Families, and Caregivers
- Graduate Students
Join us in September for
“Is That a Tantrum or a Window into a Child’s Vulnerability?”
Neurodivergent children are especially vulnerable to stress. This might result in a range of behaviors, from dysregulation to violent outbursts, which impact a child’s ability to learn and to engage in social activities. Join Dr. Terrie Briggs and explore how stress can impact behavior and how to best support neurodivergent children.
When: Friday, September 24th, 2021, 10-11am Central Time
Where: Zoom (live engagement only – this event will not be recorded)
Cost: $15 or $20 with 1 CEU
Description: Children who have neurocognitive vulnerabilities often have a history of reacting to stress by behaving inappropriately. These behaviors can range from violent outbursts to acting socially inappropriate. Are these behaviors caused by overwhelming stress that the child is experiencing? Should these behaviors be extinguished before the underlying cause of stress is discovered? In this presentation, participants will explore causes for a child’s inappropriate behavior and strategies that everyone in a child’s life can use when they need help with re-regulation.