About CBPT Tools-Use of Expressive Arts course

It is essential for professionals in the sector to know how to use a variety of techniques and tools to facilitate the communication and expression of the child.
Art and play therapy: The expressive arts involve the use of artistic tools and materials, such as drawing, collage, painting, sculpture, modeling of clay and plasticine which represent alternative and non-threatening means of expression compared to openly talking about emotions, thoughts and personal events.

CBPT Tools-

Use of Expressive Arts course objectives

Upon completion of the module, participants should be able to:

  1. Helping children bring out thoughts and model behaviors to achieve established therapeutic goals;
  2. Have the knowledge of basic skills to use expressive arts within the CBPT intervention;
  3. Learn about different activities with the use of expressive arts to be integrated into the therapeutic project.

CBPT Tools- Use of Expressive Arts

Course Requirements

The course is aimed at:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Clinical Social Workers Or Licensed Independent Social Workers
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist
  • Licensed Mental Health Clinical Nurse Practitioner

The delivery of the certificate of attendance at the conclusion of the course will be tied to the evaluation of the participants' requirements. In the absence of the requirements, the course hours will not be certified.

CBPT Tools: Use of Expressive Arts

Course Presentation

CBPT Tools- Use of Expressive Arts Course Curriculum


Our mission is to promote the use of expressive arts therapies as an effective treatment modality for children with mental health concerns

Your CBPT Instructor

Maria A. Geraci specializes in CBT psychotherapy with a case of Childhood Depression treated with Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy at the Humanitas School of Specialization in Rome (LUMSA University). She has a University Specialization in Psychological Evaluation at Sapienza University of Rome and a Master in Play Therapy at the International Academy for Play Therapy in Lugano.

For 10 years she has been dealing with developmental psychotherapy using CBPT in paths aimed at the emotional regulation of children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

She is an adjunct professor at the LUMSA University, Coordinator and teacher of the Humanitas School of Psychotherapy and a teacher in several schools of CBT psychotherapy where she teaches specific modules on Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy.

She is the author of several publications, national and international articles on issues relating to Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Coping, the emotional resources of children with learning disabilities and the promotion of resilience.