Expressive Arts Therapy: An Introduction to Intermodal Processing

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Expressive Arts Therapy: An Introduction to Intermodal Processing

Saturday, December 3rd, 2022

9:00 am to 12:00 pm EST


Presenter: Reji Mathew, PhD, LCSW

NASW-NYS Members: $30

NASW Other Chapter Member: $60

Non-Members: $75

NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE

This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists

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Workshop Description

Expressive Arts Therapies is an evidence-based discipline of helping and healing that uses the arts as the basis for discovery and change. All five fields of the arts: visual, dance/movement, music, drama/theater, and writing/poetry, can offer health benefits for the mind, body, and spirit.

Dr. Mathew is an expressive arts educator, therapist, advocate, and intermodal artist. Her area of interest & specialization is the use of the expressive arts as a multi-sensory processing tool for self-expansion, problem, solving and personal growth. Attendees will be introduced to the 5 modalities of the expressive with strategies to implement within their scope of practice.

*PLEASE NOTE: Since this session involves active engagement with expressive exercises, attendees are requested to be on-camera for maximum benefit.  


Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the Expressive Therapies Continuum model for the expressive arts
  • Describe the concept of intermodal processing and how to integrate this perspective into clinical practice.
  • Develop an understanding of processing guidelines of safety and debriefing in the expressive arts

This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hours.

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), licensed marriage and family therapists (Provider ID #MFT-0037) and licensed psychologists (Provider ID #PSY-0088).

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Reji Mathew, PhD, LCSW, is a N.Y. Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of direct clinical treatment experience. Reji is a clinical instructor of continuing education courses; she specializes in teaching evidence-based treatment approaches – DBT, CBT, ACT, CFT, Positive Psychology, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, and Mindfulness. Reji is a frequent instructor at NYU - SSW, and NASW. They have also taught at Hunter College and Brooklyn OHEL Institute for Training. Reji is an Integrative cognitive behavioral therapist. She incorporates many strategies within a skill-oriented therapeutic approach. Reji is both Neuroscience and Trauma-Informed. Reji also has a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. Supervision sessions will include training & teaching on a wide variety of current evidence-based strategies. She offers affordable supervision & mental health training for individuals, educational, and clinical settings. I am also an ARTS advocate. Reji arts advocacy work includes freelance health journalism and graphic design artistry. Reji is currently completing certification to be a REAT (Registered Expressive Arts Therapist) Please see Reji's website for her visual arts project on “Positivity, Hope & The Art of Pause.” (Website:  



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December 3rd, 2022 9:00 AM through 12:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $30.00
NASW Other Chapter Member $60.00
Non-Member $75.00
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00