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"Creative Expression: Art to Support Healing, . . . - In-person Only."

  • January 08, 2023
  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Encino Golf Course Banquet Room 16821 Burbank Blvd. Encino CA 91436 .


  • Thru December 23, 2022
  • December 24, 2022 to January 6, 2023
  • Thru December 23, 2022
  • December 24, 2022 to January 6, 2023

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Annual New Years Experiential meeting

with Christy Turek Rials

Note:  Presented In-person ONLY.

"Creative Expression: Art to Support Healing, Self-reflection, and Connection to an Inner Sense of Safety in Our Personal and Professional Lives"

Join us in bringing in the new year with our

Annual "New Beginnings" Experiential workshop.

Sunday, January 8, 2023

Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in the A Window Between Worlds Permission Canvas healing art workshop, facilitated through a trauma-informed lens, with the opportunity to integrate the learning into their clients lives as well as their own. 

One aspect that holds us back from engaging in healthy risk taking, as well as moving towards our goals and what we really desire, is not being connected to our sense of safety. The workshop will tie the theme of safety into giving permission to take healthy risks, inviting participants to examine how they can connect to their internal sense of safety in order to help clients connect to theirs. 

Exploring giving permission includes identifying supportive resources and how connecting to them helps with healthy risk taking.  During the workshop participants will be empowered to create a tangible reminder to integrate the learning into their personal and professional lives.

After the workshop, attendees will learn about the research based elements of the Arc of Healing and how to structure a healing art workshop experience that mirrors the research findings.

Learning Objectives

In successfully completing and attending this presentation, participants will be able to:.

  1. Identify and experience hands-on healing art workshop facilitated through a trauma-informed lens and have an opportunity to integrate the learning into their clients lives as well as their own.
  2. Identify the research based elements of the arc of healing and apply at least 2 elements to the conceptualization of a healing art workshop.
  3. Identify at least one supportive resource, how connecting to this resource helps healthy risk taking, and create a tangible reminder to integrate the learning into their clients lives as well as their own.


Christy Turek Rials    Christy directs all aspects of the A Window Between Worlds (AWBW) live and on-demand  trauma-informed art facilitation trainings and outreach initiatives.  She began her work with AWBW as a trained Program Facilitator at the YWCA of San Gabriel Valley's Outreach and Shelter Programs. She has also facilitated groups with incarcerated survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of trauma. Christy deeply believes in seeing the light in all people and environments, striving to create a world with healing and equity for all. She lives this personal mission in her work as a trainer and art workshop facilitator by supporting others in utilizing creative expression to connect to their resilience and practice self-care.

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Sunday, January 8, 2023


8:30am-9:00am Check-In*

9:00am-10am Chapter Announcements/Chapter

                        Awards/Financial Report*

10am-12:00pm CE/Speaker Presentation

No Member Announcements, Opportunity Drawing.

This course is intended for beginning to advanced mental health professionals.

Course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  Course evaluations will be sent by email for this in-person event.  CE completion certificates will be awarded to participants that attend the entire presentation and complete the course evaluation within 48 hours of the speaker presentation.

* = non CE portion of course

In-Person: at the 'Encino Golf Course - 

                                                Banquet Room'

                              16821 Burbank Blvd.

                              Encino, CA 91436

Please NOTE:  This is the same location as the November meeting.  

Professional or Business Casual Attire.  

Please read the COVID-19 release before registering.


Early Registration (thru Dec. 23rd)

Chapter members $25 / non-members $35

Registration (Dec. 24th thru Jan. 6th)

Chapter members $35 / non-members $45

No phone or email RSVP. This is a pre-paid event; no walk-ins.

Email us for Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley, and Santa Clarita Valley chapter reciprocity.

To Register: 

Please click on the register button.  At the completion of (and paying for the event), you will receive a confirmation e-mail. 

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Questions?  Contact our VP of Membership here  

Grievances?  Contact our President here 

Accommodations?  Contact our Hospitality Chair here  

Policies:  View a list of our policies here

CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider #62281

SFV-CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. SFV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

   Refund Policy 

Requests for refunds must be in writing and received by SFV-CAMFT at least one week prior to the event. A $2 administrative fee will be deducted for cancellation of a paid event, through the cancellation deadline. There will be no refunds on requests received after one week prior to the event. The President has discretion to issue refunds that do not comply with the policy. To request a refund, email

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