Adventures in 3D - Art Therapy Lunch and Learn


Art Therapy Lunch and Learn (Extended Session)

Offered by: Vicki L. Williams-Patterson, MCAT, LPC-AT, ATR-BC

Adventures in 3D - Creating with 3D Materials for Self-Affirmation and Self-Expression with a Special Emphasis on Play Therapy Process  

Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 (11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: The Ecumenical Center, 8310 Ewing Halsell Dr., San Antonio, TX

Cost $40.00

Link to Registration:

Summary: Making things can be a powerful part of the play therapy process. Hard, soft, smooth, rough, heavy, or light – materials we can hold in our hands have a special and important meaning in our healing process. For a long time, we have known the importance of touch in development and healing. We learned to our amazement that tiny babies, in spite of being well fed, could fade away and die without touch and stimulation.

But how to offer that experience to our clients in this age of touch-less therapy? Even if you have made peace with appropriate and healing touch as a part of counseling, your client may not be able to accept it. This workshop is about discovering the power of bringing 3D materials into your counseling practice and enriching the play therapy process with easy, creative materials.

Play-Doh process, wood assemblage, wire sculpture, and newspaper & tape constructions are the experiences being offered to you in this mini-summer retreat – simple to use, inexpensive to obtain, and invaluable to restoring hopefulness, confidence, and positive energy to you and your clients. Come and have an awesome Adventure in 3D!


Annual STATA meeting

Annual STATA Meeting

Sunday, Feb 22, 2:30-4:30PM
Ruiz Branch Public Library - Community Meeting Room
1600 Grove Blvd, Austin, 78741
All STATA members and everyone interested in art therapy are invited to attend. We will have a brief membership/business meeting, followed by a 1.5 hr CEU event. STATA member Melissa Dilworth, LPC-AT/S, ATR-BC willlead "Sandtray Mandalas Using Natural Elements." Free for STATA members, $15 for non-members (CEUs approved by LPC and Social Work boards). If you would like to bring a snack to share, be aware that the library policy only allows for pre-packaged, individually wrapped items.
Please RSVP to:

San Antonio Den Event

San Antonio Den Meeting
"Art Heals Hearts Open Studio"
Saturday, December 13th, 10:00-1:00 pm
Jones Hall, Ecumenical Center
8310 Ewing Halsell Dr, San Antonio 78229 (registration encouraged)
Lunch at Alamo Cafe
Saturday, December 13th, 1:15-2:30 pm
10060 IH 10, San Antonio, 78288 (for directions and menu)
RSVP to Deb:

Attend the next Austin den meeting: May 4, 2014

Please join us in Austin for our next den meeting. Connect with other STATA members and earn a CEU.

Austin/San Antonio Den Meeting (with CEU presentation)
Sunday, May 4th, 2014
O'Henry Middle School: 2610 W 10th Street, Austin, TX 78703

CEU Presentation: Once Upon A Time… Storytelling Through Worry Dolls
Karen McGarity and Juliet Baylor will share their experience of developing successful art therapy careers within the school system and nonprofit sector. A worry doll art experiential will invite participants to explore their personal stories and become mindful of their professional journey. Case studies of this directive will illustrate stories of at-risk youth. Participants can choose to keep the doll for themselves or donate their artwork to the STATA fundraiser.

All those who are interested are welcome to attend the den meeting and CEU presentation. CEU will be offered - free to all STATA members, $15 fee for non-members to cover CEUs and provided art supplies. Meeting will be held in classroom 605. Park near the tennis courts.

Austin/ San Antonio Den Meeting: August 18th, 1:00-4:00PM

Deb Murphy will present changes proposed to the LPC rules and updates regarding the 2014 AATA Conference in San Antonio. Art making will be from 3:00-4:00PM. Participants can receive 2 ethics CEUs. Meeting will be held at Jo Lagattuta's studio in South Austin at 319 Cloudview Drive, Austin, 78745. RSVP on the Facebook event page or to Wanda Montemayor at