N/NY-0403 - Unblending the Parts: Integrating Internal Family Systems and Art Therapy


This course discusses the use of art therapy processes tailored for the treatment of trauma using the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model. It includes an overview of the IFS model, parallels between art therapy and IFS, examples of IFS specific art interventions and case material.

Learning Objectives
    1. Describe the 8 qualities of Self to illustrate understanding the concept of Self-leadership in IFS.
    2. Identify 4 ways IFS and art therapy complement each other.
    3. Apply 4 art interventions corresponding with the stages of the IFS process.

    Amanda Bechtel

    Licensed Clinical Professional Art Therapist

    Amanda Bechtel, ATR-BC, LCPC, LCPAT is a board certified registered art therapist, licensed clinical professional counselor and licensed clinical professional art therapist. In addition to eating disorders, she has used art therapy to treat symptoms of depression, anxiety, self-injurious behavior and substance abuse. She holds a certificate in advanced trauma treatment. Amanda regularly presents on art therapy and eating disorders at national conferences and regional symposiums. She is adjunct faculty at St. Mary of the Woods College and currently sits on Maryland's Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists.

    Peggy Kolodny

    Licensed Art Therapist

    Peggy Kolodny MA, ATR-BC LCPAT, licensed art therapist, is adjunct clinical faculty at University of Maryland School of Social Work, Notre Dame of Maryland University as well as multiple professional institutes. She has a trauma-focused art psychotherapy private practice with Level 2 certificates in EMDR and IFS (Internal Family Systems).


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    10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  10/10 points to pass
    10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  10/10 points to pass
    Quality Assessment
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    Up to 1.00 credits available  |  Certificate available
    Up to 1.00 credits available  |  Certificate available