Creative Aging: Expressive Arts with Seniors


March 28-29, 2014


John F. Kennedy University
Pleasant Hill campus, Room S104

Credit Hours: 10
Course #: CE2522
Cost: $205.00

See the JFKU website to register and for more information.

Course Description:

Expressive arts provides an array of creative ways to connect with physical, emotional, existential and spiritual aspects of the self. For elderly clients, particularly those whose neurological, cognitive and verbal centers have deteriorated, expressive arts can enable them to convey their deepest thoughts and feelings. They also gain an avenue to express grief over regrets and losses in a fuller way and to manage anxiety and fear they may have about the experience of death.

Course participants will explore normative and critical issues that arise in aging through a Jungian expressive arts therapy lens and will leave this course with expressive art techniques they can begin to use with aging clients and their families.

Please note: There is a $10 in-class materials fee.

Instructor Biography:

Kate Donohue, PhD, REAT, is a licensed psychologist and a registered expressive arts therapist who has been in private practice for 30 years. Cofounder of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association, Kate has taught expressive arts at California Institute of Integral Studies, Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, JFK University and the San Francisco C.G. Jung Institute.