Please check out this great workshop series

Spring through Fall, 2011 Arlington Center for the Arts Facilitated by Julianne Hertz

MAKE IT! Expressive Therapies in Mental Health Counseling

Workshop Series

Interactive workshops for professional development

Saturdays, from 9:00am – 4:00pm

24 hours of LMHC CEU’s – 6 per workshop! (MAMHCA approved) Social Work CE’s applied for, see registration form

April – Books: Cover to Cover

June – Puppets: More Than Child’s Play

September – Printmaking: A Graphic Mirror

October – Dolls: Healing, Power and Play

Effective treatment for:

Strengths Building & Wellness

Disrupted Attachment

Grief & Loss

Anxiety & Mood Disorders

Substance Abuse

Life Transitions and Review

Julianne Hertz, ATR-BC, LMHC

Julianne is a Board Certified Art Therapist and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has done individual, family and group therapy for 20 years. She has extensive clinical experience in school, hospital, and community settings with children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. Julianne is a mixed media artist who is always curious about how the metaphors of materials and process can be applied to her clinical work. She maintains an active private practice and is an adjunct faculty at Lesley University. She has been a graduate level clinical trainer since 1995.

Spring Workshop Descriptions

Books: Cover to Cover: Saturday, April 16th

Participants will explore the therapeutic potential of making books with clients in mental health counseling and expressive therapies. We will examine how the separate parts of a book such as the table of contents, chapters, storyline, as well as metaphors contained within the book structure, such as exposure and enclosure, can be used to help clients explore issues and clarify their personal narratives. Through a survey of techniques and applications, participants will learn to make different types of books that can be used with a wide range clients of varying abilities and ages in various treatment settings. A case study will be presented.

Objectives: Participants will:

Learn to make at least 3 different books, identify at least 6 metaphors related to book organization and structure that can be used in treatment, and identify at least 3 ways to use books clinically.

 Puppets: More Than Child’s Play: Saturday, June 11th

For centuries puppets have been used to relay myths, reflect on universal human experiences, perform political satire, and express moral stories. Through an historical examination of puppets and their uses in various cultures, participants will develop an understanding of how to use puppets and puppet making in a clinical context. Various styles of puppets, such as: shadow, hand and rod, will be explored and methods of construction will be demonstrated. In this workshop, participants will create puppets representing/embodying “The Critic” and “The Muse” to develop an understanding of how to use puppet making in mental health counseling and expressive therapies to help clients explore their strengths, difficulties and maladaptive defenses that prevent them from fully engaging in life. Simultaneously, participants may explore their challenges when engaging in their own creative activities. Case examples will be presented to illustrate the use of puppet making in mental health counseling with children and adults. Come, cut your “Critic” down to size and bring your “Muse” out playfully to expand your range of expressive clinical tools.

 Objectives: Participants will:

Identify at least 3 different puppets and their cultural usages, make at least 2 puppets, and identify at least 3 techniques for using puppets in mental health settings with children or adults.

 Printmaking: A Graphic Mirror: Saturday, September 24th

In this workshop, attendees will explore the therapeutic concepts and metaphor of reflection through the process of printmaking. Group members will explore the techniques of reflecting material back to clients, encouraging clients to reflect on life challenges.

Dolls: Healing, Power and Play: Saturday, October 22nd

Dolls offer externalized 3-dimensional representations of emotional, psychological and spiritual aspects of ourselves. In this workshop, a range of doll making styles, purposes and mediums will be examined.

General Workshop Format:

• Registration – 8:30am

• Introduction: historical, cultural and clinical


• Demonstration of techniques

• Experiential -practice techniques and dialogue about use as a therapeutic tool

• Lunch (on your own)

• Case Study

• Demonstration of techniques

• Experiential – practice techniques, dialogue about clinical applications

• Participant case examples, questions and conclusion

MAKE MORE: Fall Workshops!

Full details coming this summer! Join our mailing list for all new and upcoming workshops!

Workshop Location and Directions:

Arlington Center for the Arts

(All workshops held in the ACA Theater!)

Gibbs Center | 41 Foster Street | Arlington, MA 02474-6813 | Ph: 781-648-6220

 ACA is conveniently located just off of Mass. Ave (Rt. 2) and is accessible by public transportation (several bus routes).

ACA is accessible to person’s with physical disabilities.

From Cambridge/Somerville      Take Mass. Ave. toward Arlington past the Capitol Theatre (on your left). Go about 6 blocks past the theatre and take a right at the BP Gas station onto Tufts St.

 From Lexington      Take Mass. Ave. through Arlington Center. Right after the Walgreen’s (on your right), take a left at the BP Gas Station onto Tufts St.

 From Rt. 2    Take Rt. 60 exit toward Arlington/Medford (away from Belmont). Follow Rt. 60 until it intersects with Mass. Ave. Take a right on Mass. Ave. Go about 5 blocks, and right past the Walgreen’s (on your right), take a left at the BP Gas Station onto Tufts St.

 Once on Tufts Street: After turning onto Tufts, take a left into the parking lot – ACA is in the brick school building, which we share with other organ

To get to the ACA Theater follow ACA signs to the ramp entrance across from the basketball court.

 Registration Form: Print and Mail!

*NEW: Application for Social Work CE’s has been submitted! For status of accreditation, please contact Julianne @ Please note: 6 CEU’s per workshop, no partial CEU’s granted. For questions  about partial attendance, please contact Julianne.

Name: _____________________________________________________________

Address: ____________________________________________________________

Email Address:________________________________________________________



$90 per workshop (

fee includes all art materials, hand-outs, references, and ceu certificates)

NEATA members: $80

Limited scholarships available based on financial need, please email Julianne if interested in more info.

Please check box(es) for the workshop(s) you plan to attend.

__ Books: Cover to Cover (Saturday April 16th 9-4)

__ Puppets: More Than Child’s Play (Saturday June 11th 9-4)

__ Printmaking: A Graphic Mirror (Saturday September 24th 9-4)

__ Dolls: Healing Power and Play (Saturday October 22nd 9-4)

Method of Payment:

Please send registration form and check or money order (payable to Julianne Hertz)

to: Julianne Hertz, ATR-BC, LMHC 62 Lowell Ave. Watertown, MA 02472

Cancellation policy: Refunds will be made for cancellations made no later than 2 weeks prior to workshop, and may be subject to an administration fee. No refunds will be made 7 days before workshop


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