Supporting Student Emotional Needs Through Art: Practical Everyday Techniques for Art Educators


Supporting Student Emotional Needs Through Art: Practical Everyday Techniques for Art Educators
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 7-8 pm ET

FREE for NAEA Members; $49 for non-members

Join an Expressive Arts Therapist and and Art Educator for insight on how adverse childhood experiences (ACES) cause trauma. Delve into artistic processes that help discharge trauma, and gain information on how to create an environment of emotional support. Leave prepared to continue your learning after the webinar with helpful handouts and a bibliography.

Mindy Cardenas

Mindy Cardenas, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC 
Expressive Arts Therapist and Art Educator, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Mindy Cardenas is an artist, art educator, and expressive arts therapist in private practice. Her specialization is in the use of creative arts therapy to address trauma and the issues that arise around it. A classroom teacher early in her career, Mindy taught middle school art in Oklahoma—an experience which was instrumental in developing her belief that classroom teachers do much more than educate their students. Since becoming an art therapist, she has various professional experiences that have expanded her awareness of how artmaking can impact lives. Several years ago, Mindy began training in Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy, which significantly expanded her understanding of integrating multi-modal creative arts into her practice and teaching. Most recently, Mindy began a 2-year training to become a Vipassana meditation teacher and is working to integrate creative-arts therapy with meditation practice.

Sara M. Gant

Sara M. Gant, NBCT
Art Educator, Northside High School, Jacksonville, North Carolina

Sara M. Gant, who has taught art at all levels for 27 years, currently teaches at Northside High School. Born in England, she grew up in Belgium, and has called Eastern North Caroline her home for almost 30 years. Sara has a BFA in Art History and an MAEd in Art Education, and holds National Board Certification in Art. Sara has presented at art education conferences, taught online, and is currently working on a Registered Expressive Arts Consultant Educator certification.  

Upon completion of this NAEA webinar, you may earn 1 hour of professional development credit as designated by NAEA. Once the webinar is completed, you may view/print a Certification of Participation under the "Contents" tab. You may also print a transcript of all webinars attended under the "Dashboard" link in the right sidebar section of the page.  

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