Workshops, Classes & Books

Workshops, classes, events, presentations, books, & blogs…

Past Events

International Creative Art Therapies Teleconference

Host of International Teleconference interviewing 9 pioneers in the creative arts therapies field sharing their innovate creative techniques to help you energize your practice and deepen the work you do with your clients. Click here to access the conference recording replays here>

Beyond Managed Care: How to Stop Giving Your Time & Money Away to Insurance Companies

Host of International Tele-Forum interviewing a panel of 7 experts exploring the topic of ‘Beyond Managed Care’ from a holistic model: encompassing how to streamline your dealings with managed care, how recent legislation (parity laws and health care reform) may impact your practice, how to securely transition from an insurance based practice to a private pay practice by charging what you are worth (and getting it), and specific strategies to create consistent income and welcome new clients into your practice. Click here to access the recording replays here>

Therapists Resource Telesummit

Host of International Telesummit interviewing a panel of 10 practice building experts. You also learn practical tools to strengthen your expert status and area of specialization, and learn how to attract more clients to your business with authentic marketing strategies to reach your ideal clients (both online and in your community). Click here to access the recording replays here>

American Art Therapy Association Institute for Creative Education in Art Therapy (ICE/AT)

Ongoing Professional Development Workshop on “Tools of the Trade: Creating A Successful Art Therapy Business” for the online learning center. The American Art Therapy Association has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), as a provider of Continuing Education Credits. You can earn your CEC’s and listen to this program by clicking here>

Invited to present at the American Art therapy Association 42nd Annual Conference Plenary Session on “Telling Our Story- Building Your Art Therapy Practice through Effective Public Relations, Social Media, and Targeted Media Coverage”. Presenters from Hearst Publications and Routledge/Taylor Francis Publishing to 1,500 attendees.

SCORE Counseling Methodology Onboarding Video production by Gallup

Washington DC (6/18/10)

Video produced by Gallup for SCORE- Counselors to America’s Small Business volunteers on SCORE success stories.

“7 creative ways to get control of your kids so they learn how to positively manage their behaviors and feelings, and you stay sane!” Holistic Mom’s Network

Sarasota, FL (4/6/10)

Presentation to moms group on specific strategies and tools used in the Creative Parenting from the Head and Heart System.

Keynote Speaker Spring Fling, Gap School Annual Fund Raiser

Sarasota, FL (4/24/10)

Keynote speaker presented on “From Arguments to Agreements: How To Be Heard Without Having To Fight“.

Creative Kids: Creative Solutions, Manasota Buds

Bradenton, FL (3/08–5/10)

Group for siblings of children with Down syndrome using art and creative play for teaching emotional and social management skills.

“Say good bye- to tantrums, meltdowns, and shut downs: Creative tools to help your child positively communicate their feelings.” Parenting Powers tele-class with Susan Epstein (2/2/10)

Tele-class for parents of children ages 6-12 on specific strategies and tools used in the Creative Parenting from the Head and Heart System.

“No more eye rolling and ‘whatever’: Creative tools to encourage respect and positive communication from your teen.” Parenting Powers tele-class with Susan Epstein (2/17/10)

Tele-class for parents of adolescents ages 13-19 on specific strategies and tools used in the Creative Parenting from the Head and Heart System.

“Art As Play: Using Art Therapy Techniques and Creative Play to Facilitate Emotional and Social Development.” Early Learning Coalition Annual Conference.

Sarasota, FL (1/30/10)

Presentation to 80 pre-school parent educators on the use of art therapy, creative play, and art making process for self-regulation of behaviors and emotions.

“Empowering Creative Problem Solving: Using Art Therapy with Your Students and Clients.” 40 Carrots Family Center

Sarasota, FL (12/7/09)

Presentation to pre-school parent educators on the use of art therapy and art making process for self-regulation of behaviors and emotions.

National American Art Therapy Association 40th Anniversary Conference

Dallas, TX (11/18/09-11/22/09)

Presented Professional Development Workshop on “Tools of the Trade: Creating A Successful Art Therapy Business” for CEU credits to 60 attendees at national conference.

“7 creative ways to get control of your kids so they learn how to positively manage their behaviors and feelings, and you stay sane!” MOMS Club of Manatee

Bradenton, FL (11/6/09)

Presentation to moms group on specific strategies and tools used in the Creative Parenting from the Head and Heart System.

Recipe for Happiness, at USF. Presentation sponsored presentation by Mommy Magazine

Sarasota, FL (10/17/09)

Fourth Annual Event to benefit icompassion, benefiting those impacted by kidney disease. Art Spa hands-on workshop for program attendees.

Professional Creative Solutions Certification Training, Creativity Center

Sarasota, FL (2/09–8/09)

Training program teaching Creative Solutions Methods to professionals.

Healing with Art and Soul: Engaging One’s Self Through Art Modalities Book

Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2009) Contributing Author.

Professional Creative Solutions Certification Training, Creativity Center

Sarasota, FL (2/09–8/09)

Training program teaching Creative Solutions Methods to professionals.

SCORE and American Express Open Sponsored Speed Coaching Event

St Petersburg, FL (9/09)

Presenter at panel discussion on success stories for small businesses presented to 200 attendees.

Parenting Round Tables, Thinking Center and Family Magazine sponsored event

Sarasota, FL (9/09)

Presenter on use of creativity with children at event attended by 150 parents and professionals.

Unleash Your Inner Creativity Queen, I Am Healing Arts Center

Sarasota, FL (5/08)

Workshop using art and creativity coaching to create a more fulfilling life.

Art Spa Workshop, Creativity Center

Sarasota, FL (5/08)

Relaxation, rejuvenation, and renewal using art for creative self-care.

Creative Kids: Creative Solutions, Creativity Center

Sarasota, FL (4/08–5/08)

4-week group for children using art and creative play for teaching emotional and social management skills.

Creativity Queen Group, Manasota Buds

Sarasota, FL (3/08–6/08)

Support group for mother’s of children with Down syndrome.

Creating Healthier Relationships, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church

Sarasota, FL (3/08)

Presentation on creative parent coaching techniques to improve relationships with teens.

Book Signing, Circle Books

Sarasota, FL (3/08)

Autographed copies of The Creativity Queen’s Superfabulicious Colorific Adventure Book.

Creative Kids: Creative Solutions, Girl Scout Troop 281

Sarasota, FL (3/08)

Presentation on Art Therapy via a hands-on workshop for 8 girls.

Art Spa Workshop, Creativity Center

Sarasota, FL (2/08)

Relaxation, rejuvenation, and renewal using art for creative self-care.

Creative Kids: Creative Solutions, Creativity Center

Sarasota, FL (1/08–2/08)

4-week group for children using art and creative play for teaching

emotional and social management skills.

Creative Kids: Creative Solutions, Manatee Elementary

Bradenton, FL (11/07–2/08)

4-week group for children in the foster care system teaching emotional and social management skills.

Book Signing, Circle Books

Sarasota, FL (1/08)

Autographed copies of The Creativity Queen’s Superfabulicious Colorific Adventure Book.

Arts Day, Creativity Queen Expressive Hands-On Art Activities

Sarasota, FL (1/08)

Provided a hands-on educational exhibit for the public on the benefits of creative problem solving.

CHADD/Sarasota Satellite Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Sarasota, FL (11/07)

Presentation on the use of creative problem solving to increase focus, organize thoughts, and decrease impulsive behavior using art therapy interventions.

Reading Festival

Sarasota, FL (11/07)

Launch of The Creativity Queen’s Superfabulicious Colorific Adventure Book, a therapeutic coloring book for children.

“Creative Life” Radio Program, WSLR Radio

Sarasota, FL (7/07)

Appeared as a guest on the hour radio show discussing living a bold and creative life.

Art Therapy Presentation, Gap School

Sarasota, FL (4/07)

Parent resource presentation on the benefits of art therapy.

Bullying and Youth Violence, Out of Door Academy

Lakewood Ranch, FL (2/07)

Panel presentation with Encouragement Institute to 35 parents and educators on the impact of bullying.

Arts Day, Art Therapy Exhibition

Sarasota, FL (1/07)

Provided a hands-on educational exhibit for the public on the benefits of art therapy via the mask making process.

Annual Florida Art Therapy Association Conference

Fort Lauderdale, FL (5/06)

Presented at the state conference on Private Practice

VSA Arts of Florida, Gap School

Sarasota, FL (1/06–2/06)

Facilitated artist residency program with children at Gap School.

VSA Arts of Florida, Manasota ARC

Bradenton, FL (1/06–2/06)

Facilitated artist residency program with individuals with disabilities.

Eighteenth Annual National Expressive Therapy Conference

AESTHETICS AND HEALING: From Pathography to Co-Creating

St. Petersburg, FL (1/06)

Presented at the national conference on the Art of Choice Theory.

Webster University

Lakewood Ranch, FL (9/05, 11/05, 7/06)

Presented art therapy history and techniques to counseling graduate students in Psychological Consulting and Therapy with Children classes.

Encouraging Healthy Families, The Encouragement Institute

Lakewood Ranch, FL (4/05)

Co-facilitated family workshop of 25 people using art therapy techniques to enhance communication and choice-making skills.

Lochland School

Geneva, NY (9/01–10/04)

Provided on going weekly art therapy sessions on campus for severely developmentally disabled adults.

Elizabeth Heaton Summer Institute, Hobart & William Smith Colleges

Geneva, NY (8/02)

Provided a week-long educational arts program for high school students via local college summer institute.

Happiness House Traumatic Brain Injury Program

Canandaigua, NY (7/02)

Offered a bi-weekly arts program for one month to 30 consumers.

Rushville Health Center

Rushville, NY (5/02)

Offered a 6-week therapeutic workshop for 16 abused women.

“Here’s To Your Health” Radio Program, WFLR Radio

Penn Yan, NY (10/01)

Appeared as a guest on the hour radio show discussing therapeutic modalities.

Art for the Health of It, Clifton Springs Hospital

Clifton Springs, NY (10/01)

Hands-on workshop exploring the use of art as a therapeutic technique

Staff Development Training, Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES

Newark, NY (9/01)

Workshop on staff communication skills, learning styles, and personal strengths offered to 38 educational professionals.

Elizabeth Heaton Summer Institute, Hobart & William Smith Colleges

Geneva, NY (8/01)

Provided a week-long educational arts program for high school students.

Japanese Student Program, Hobart & William Smith Colleges

Geneva, NY (8/01)

Offered a workshop on communication skills and group work to 45 visiting Japanese students.

Hubbs Center, Hobart & William Smith Colleges

Geneva, NY (8/01)

Clinical presentation of case studies and practical application of diverse therapeutic modalities offered to mental health staff at college.

Lochland School

Geneva, NY (3/00–10/01)

Provided group art therapy sessions to disabled individuals.

Women’s Workshop

Geneva, NY (6/00–9/00)

Women’s 12-week group therapy program.

A Sense of Place, Bristol

Canandaigua, NY (5/00)

A spiritual retreat using art, journaling, and storytelling.

Art, Nature, & the Spirit, Cobblestone Springs

Penn Yan, NY (10/99)

Personal retreat exploring personal connections with nature.

Art Therapy for the Professional, FLCC ” The Institute”

Canandaigua, NY (10/99)

Clinical presentation for professionals via local college. Case work and experiential presented to over 40 attendees.

Alternative Health Conference, Finger Lakes Regional Health System

Geneva, NY (10/99)

Creative visualization and art experiential at the first annual alternative health conference.

Art as Therapy, Finger Lakes Community College

Canandaigua, NY (9/99–11/99)

Six-week workshop for personal growth and development via the arts.

ESL Instruction, BOCES Migrant Center

Mount Morris, NY (6/97–11/97, 5/98–10/99)

Arts and education workshops incorporating English as a Second Language acquisition via the arts.

Art Therapy and Addictions, Finger Lakes Alcoholism Counseling & Referral Agency

Clifton Springs, NY (8/99)

Clinical presentation using Power Point to demonstrate case studies. Provided information on using art therapy to address substance addiction issues to 45 substance abuse professionals.

Art Therapy Group, Ontario County Jail

Canandaigua, NY (6/99–8/99)

Co-facilitated an art therapy group for incarcerated women. Worked with a credentialed alcohol and substance addictions counselor to address treatment issues.

Forgiveness Workshop, Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES

Flint, NY (4/99)

Co-facilitated a multi-disciplinary workshop integrating academic learning and personal development with at-risk students.

Wellness in Bloom, Finger Lakes Regional Health Care System

Conference

Geneva, NY (3/99)

“A Creative Journey” creative visualization and art experiential offered to over 25 participants at the 2nd annual women’s health conference.

Memory Book Arts Project, Brighter Day & WFL BOCES

Canandaigua, NY (3/99)

Intergenerational workshop for teens and elderly at Brighter Day senior facility.

We Are One Body Spiritual Retreat

Canandaigua, NY (5/98)

Developed and facilitated a first time multi-disciplinary weekend arts retreat for women with disabilities

Art Therapy In-service & Art Show, Warner Clinic

Newark, NY (4/98)

Provided an in-service to over 50 staff on Art Therapy. Coordinated a multidisciplinary art show, open to the public.

Signature Talks

For Parents: “7 creative ways to get control of your kids so they learn how to positively manage their behaviors and feelings, and you stay sane!” Using the Creative Parenting from the Head and Heart System.

For Families: “Creatively Connecting & Confidently Communicating!” Hands-on creative workshop for children and parents teaching Creative Parenting from the Head and Heart strategies to parents and children (age 7 and up).

For Professionals: “Empowering Creative Problem Solving: Using Art Therapy with Your Students and Clients.”

For Parents & Professionals: Online Predators, Cyberbullying, and Sexting: Toto Weʼre Not in Kansas Anymore! 5 Creative Strategies to Keep Your Child Safe Online.

To Book Laura to speak call (941) 504-8498 or email info@thecreativityqueen.com