Workshops by Art as Therapy 

Custom workshops

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At Art as Therapy we facilitate art therapy workshops designed specifically for you. Through the often less familiar process of making something, participants are provided the opportunity for self-expression, which allows participants to tap into their creativity, to see things in a new way, to learn about themselves, and to gain personal insight. Being in a group can be a really powerful and meaningful experience. Participants benefit greatly from sharing the experience with others. There is power in collective wisdom and insight. And don't forget participants may experience enjoyment through the process, and the act of making something may positively shift their mood and energy level! 

Presentations, lectures & workshops for professionals

Art as Therapy also provides experiential learning workshops, lectures and or presentations for allied professionals on a number of different topics related to art therapy, mental health, cultural humility and mental wellness. This can be a part of your professional development time, board meetings, strategic planning or visioning meetings, team building, staff meetings, health and wellness or general learning.

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Our workshops are strengths-based and empowerment-focused. If relevant, we bring a trauma-informed, relational, anti-oppressive and cultural humility focused approach to all our workshops or presentations. Participants will be provided with all the necessary art materials and will be invited to create and be guided through an insightful experience.

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We run workshops at both our office locations, online or we can come to you, wherever that might be! To find out more about how Art as Therapy workshops can bring creativity and empowerment to you, please contact us today.


Here is a sample of the organizations we have had the opportunity and privilege to work with.

Resources for the Cultural Humility in Art Therapy presentation which took place at the International Art Therapy Conference in London July 2019.

Thank you for attending our Cultural Humility in Art Therapy presentation.

If you would like any further information about this training or the other services we offer please do not hesitate to contact us via To join our mailing list for further Cultural Humility learning opportunities please email

Here is a list of resources that accompanied the keynote

Video links:

Man like Mobeen - comedy drama on race and identity set in Birmingham, England

On Netflixs and Youtube

Taiye Selasi TED Talk

Taiye Selasi: TED Talk "Don't ask me where I'm from, ask my where I'm local"

Chimamanda Adichie TED talk

Danger of a single story

Video on Cultural Humility by the authors

Cultural Humility: People, Principles and Practices

Hetain Patel TED talk (10 mintues)


Onbeing podcast featuring Neurosurgeon James Doty

James Doty The Magic Shop of the Brain

The Magic Shop of the Brain


James Doty’s book

Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart

Phenomenology approach for clinical supervision

“A Traveler’s Guide to Art Therapy Supervision”. Monica Carpendale 2011


More information on our services

Art as Therapy Services

Journal articles

Bal, J. & Kaur R. (2018). Cultural humility in art therapy and child and youth care: reflections on practice by Sikh women. Canadian Art Therapy Association Journal. doi: 10.1080/08322473.2018.1454096

Marcie Fisher-Borne, Jessie Montana Cain & Suzanne L. Martin (2015) From Mastery to Accountability: Cultural Humility as an Alternative to Cultural Competence, Social Work Education, 34:2, 165-181

Tervalon, M. & Murray-Garcia, J. (1998). Cultural humility versus cultural competence: a

critical distinction in defining physical training outcomes in multicultural education.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 9 (2), 117-125.

Joshua N. Hook, Don E. Davis, Jesse Owen, Everett L. Worthington Jr., and Shawn O. Utsey. Cultural Humility: Measuring Openness to Culturally Diverse Clients Online First Publication, May 6, 2013.

Beyond cultural competence: critical consciousness, social justice, and multicultural education. KumagaiAK, LypsonML. AcadMed. 2009

Savneet Talwar (2015) Culture, Diversity, and Identity: From Margins to Center, Art Therapy, 32:3, 100-103, DOI: 10.1080/07421656.2015.1060563