ATI is dedicated to providing a variety of professional training opportunities and internships for community members. We are an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and offer approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.

Our offerings include:
• Professional ATR, REAT, and LPC Supervision
• Workshops on the use of Art Therapy with various populations
• Internship opportunities for Masters level graduate students

ATI Continuing Education Series
Join us to explore art therapy with our Continuing Education Series. This workshop series is geared towards counselors, social workers, expressive arts therapists, graduate students, and other allied professionals, but ALL are welcome! Two clock hours of continuing education will be offered through NBCC.   
Workshops are held from 6:30-8:30pm at the Art Therapy Institute
200 N. Greensboro St, Carr Mill Mall, Suite D-6, Carrboro, NC 27510 (2nd Floor). See all upcoming workshops below!


Between Worlds: Workshop and Walk-Through May 10th 6:30-8:30PM

Presented by Hillary Rubesin, PhD, LPC-S, REAT, and other ATI staff members

Please join us on Thursday, May 10th, for a workshop exploring how expressive therapies (ET) are used within counseling with refugee and immigrant populations. This workshop is in conjunction with the Newcomers Art Show, opening on May 11th, which highlights the artwork and stories of over 200 refugees and immigrants living in the Triangle.

In this presentation, ATI staff will share a PowerPoint on the impact and uses of ET with newcomers in both school and community-based settings. Next, presenters will walk workshop attendees through the ATI art gallery, explaining specific ET directives displayed on the walls, and why these interventions were implemented. Finally, workshop attendees will have a chance to contribute to a collaborative art piece, to experience ET themselves.

The Newcomer Art Therapy Program is funded in part by the Longleaf Foundation. ATI greatly appreciates their support! 
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The Song of Iron and the Schizoaffective Order April 12th 6:30-8:30pm

Please join us for the presentation “The Song of Iron and the Schizoaffective Order” by artist Tripp Jarvis. The presentation is based on a series of his sculptures that chart his journey beyond the threshold of psychosis.  Through imagination, iron casting, and sculpture, Tripp builds a working paradigm and insight into the complex healing process that circles around the issues concerned with schizoaffective disorder; and that compassion, empathy, love,  and most importantly art may the best tools to assist someone who may be on this heroic journey of the imagination. There will be an art making experiential as part of the workshop, no art making experience necessary! The workshop will take place in conjunction with the 2nd Friday Artwalk featuring works by Tripp.



Art Therapy & Soul CollAge MARCH 8th 6:30-8:30pm

Please join Bridget Pemberton-Smith MA, ATR-BC for an evening of creative self-discovery. 

Soul Collage is a fun, creative collage process in which a person creates a personal “deck” of collage cards. In this introductory workshop, we’ll explore the four suits of Soul Collage and discuss how Soul Collage could be used by an art therapist. Afterwards, you will have a chance to create your own Soul Collage card (or more!).

Group Process and Art Therapy, November 16, 2017 6:30-8:30pm

This workshop will increase participants knowledge of art therapy techniques, applications and ethical considerations in a variety of group settings. We will explore group dynamics, roles, goals, interventions, and outcomes used in school and community based art therapy groups. Specific populations that will be addressed include school-based work with exceptional children and immigrant, refugee and newcomers as well as community based art therapy groups for adults living with mental illness and older adults facing Alzheimer’s and Dementia. We encourage participants to come with questions, engage in an open dialogue and a willingness to take positive risks through making a little art of their own!

Queering Art Therapy : Serving LGBTQIA+ Communities in the South

December 14, 2017 6:30-8:30pm

Join Meg Hamilton, MA, LPC and Cassie Hamrick, MAAT, LPCA for an art-based workshop focused on providing mental health services for LGBTQIA+ communities in the Triangle. Discussion will include an introduction to diversity in gender and sexuality, an overview of gender affirming approaches to care, and a summary of the local landscape of care for LGBTQIA+ communities. Participants will leave with a better understanding of LGBTQIA+ dynamics and needs, as well as resources for providing affirming support.


Online Training Opportunities:

Burma Art Therapy Project: Journeys to a Different Landscape

Course Title: 0205 – The Burma Project: Journeys to a Different Landscape Course Description: A panel of art therapists with the Art Therapy Institute of North Carolina share their experiences of utilizing art therapy with refugees from Burma who have resettled in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Together they find creative ways in which to address the mental health needs of this population. Course Fee: $37 for American Art Therapy Association Members, $60 for nonmembers. CECs: 1.5 CECs. This course if offered through the American Art Therapy Association