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
To schedule a presentation, contact Intake Coordinator, Akash Bhatia, 847-213-0749.
The creative arts therapies include different approaches to treatment spanning from the aesthetic, the therapeutic, the educational, the recreational, the rehabilitative to the psychotherapeutic. Join this workshop to learn about the Continuum of Approaches and the Scope of Practice in the creative arts therapies discipline. Participants will discuss the differences and intricacies between arts in health, creative arts therapies, and counselors using art.
Susan Imus, LCPC, BC-DMT, GL-CMA, is an Associate Professor and co-coordinator of the Arts in Health minor at Columbia College Chicago (CCC). At CCC she created the MA program in Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling where she chaired the department for 19 years. She co-founded the Graduate Laban Certificate in Movement Analysis program in 2001 and founded the Shannon Hardy Making Connections Suicide Prevention Program in 2002. Susan served on the Committee on Approval and the Education Committee for the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) assuming chair positions in each. Susan earned the first annual Excellence in Education Award in 2006 from the ADTA. She currently guest lectures at Rush Medical College and Rush Generations, a health promotion and wellness program.