Dance Therapy
Dance Therapy
Greensboro Dance & Drama Therapy (336) 698-6723
Greensboro Dance & Drama      Therapy(336) 698-6723

Training, Education & Workshops

Greensboro Dance & Drama Therapy

Self-Care, Growth, and Community through Expressive Arts Therapi

Full Rate $150, Before May 29th $100, Take a $10 Discount if current member of the ADTA, NADTA, AMTA, AATA, ASGPP or other National Expressive Art Therapy Association.

Self-Care, Growth, and Community through Expressive Arts Therapies

Saturday, June 23, 2018

YouthWorx (117 W Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510)

9 AM-5:30 PM

$150 for 7 Hrs of NBCC Contact Hours

Early Bird (before May 29) $100 for 7 Hrs

Additional $10 off to any current member of the ADTA, NADTA, AMTA, AATA, ASGPP or other National Expressive Art Therapy Association.

A multi-disciplinary expressive arts workshop designed to expose the participant to the major expressive arts therapies, with a creative focus on self-care and the development of community.


Who should attend?

Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Counselors, Expressive Arts Therapists, Play Therapists, Pastoral Counselors


What can I expect to learn?

  • Learn 2-3 new ways to combat compassion fatigue through expressive arts experientials as it relates to the mental health profession.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of 1-2 counseling expressive arts methods.
  • Learn 1-3 new ways to add creativity to the psychological theories you use in your daily counseling work.
  • Identify 2-3 similarities and 2-3 differences between the major counseling expressive arts therapies presented, to assist with the cross-counseling referral process.


9:00-9:20 Registration & arrival (coffee, water, snacks)

9:20-10:50 Dance/Movement Therapy - Angela Wiley, MA, LPC, LCAS, CCS, NCC, BC-DMT, RDT/BCT, CTTS

10:50-11:00 Break

11:00-12:30 Drama Therapy - Amy Elliot, PhD, LPC, RDT

12:30-1:30 Lunch (provided)

1:30-3:00 Expressive Arts Therapy - Hillary Rubesin, PhD, LPC-S, REAT

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15 -5:30 Collaborative Experiential

9:20-10:50 AM Dance/Movement Therapy, Angela Wiley, MA, LPC, LPC-S, LCAS, CCS, NCC, BC-DMT, RDT/BCT, CTTS: Angela will give an introduction to the field of dance/movement therapy and lead participants in Dance/Movement Therapy warms ups with a focus on body awareness and self care. She will discuss the techniques she applies in her own work and compare and contrast her current uses to that of other Dance/Movement Therapy work with individuals, families and groups.


11:00-12:30 PM Drama Therapy, Amy Elliott, PhD, LPC, RDT: Drama Therapists utilize theater processes to promote healing, awareness, change, growth and self-expression and facilitate the expansion, healing, adaptability and flexibility of roles or parts of the self. Participants will explore work with roles using Chair Work. Chair Work is a method for separating out internal and external roles. During Chair Work the therapist can listen/observe, interview and interact with roles. Participants will engage in a demonstration of Chair Work to access creative self-expression and strengths (with a focus on work-related and artistic-creation) and explore ways that Chair Work can aid in the development of Self-Revelatory performances, defined as “a form in which a performer originates a theatre piece drawn from current life issues in need of healing” (Emunah). One client-auteur will share her experience with chair work and other drama therapy practices she engaged in to develop a Self-Revelatory performance over a four month period.


1:30-3:00 PM Expressive Arts Therapy Hillary Rubesin, PhD, LPC-S, REAT: This presentation will give a brief introduction into the profession of Expressive Arts Therapy and the specific programming at the Art Therapy Institute. It will review self-care practices and theories, especially as related to the arts. It will include a brief case-example revolving around self-care and growth, through community-based art making with refugee women from Burma, the focus of the presenter's dissertation. Hillary will also share various ways that clinicians can incorporate arts-based practices into their own clinical work and self-care. The presentation will end with an arts-based experiential reflecting the presentation topics. 


3:15-5:30 PM Collaborative Experiential: a collaborative self care experiential for personal and professional health. It will be co-led by the 3 presenters, starting with Angela Wiley, followed by Amy Elliott, and ending with Hillary Rubesin, showing how the various arts therapies can be interwoven to work on growth & community concepts and the self-care theme of "letting go."

Angela Wiley, MA, LPC, LPC-S, LCAS, CCS, NCC, BC-DMT, RDT/BCT, CTTS holds current certifications as a dance therapist and as a drama therapist and state license as a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Addictions Specialist. Angela specializes in working with victims of abuse, people with developmental and physical limitations, and individuals struggling with eating disorders and substance abuse. She has a private practice in Greensboro, NC

            Amy Elliott, Ph.D, LPC RDT, wrote/performed solo pieces in San Francisco where she earned her BA from the Center for Experimental and Interdisciplinary Arts (SF State U.)  She went on to earn her MA in Clinical Psychology/concentration in Drama Therapy, then became a Registered Drama Therapist (RDT) in 1990. While earning her Ph.D. (NYU, Tisch school of the Arts, Performance Studies) she taught Drama Therapy and worked as a DT in a hospital, schools, and community centers. Amy is a co-trainer for the Restorative Justice Durham and has a private psychotherapy practice in Durham specializing in EMDR and drama therapy with adults.


         Hillary Rubesin, PhD, LPC-S, REAT,  is the Executive Director of the Art Therapy Institute, a nonprofit based in Carrboro, NC. She is a registered expressive arts therapist and a licensed professional counselor-supervisor, who integrates all art forms--including visual art, music, creating writing, drama, and movement--into her counseling and supervision practices. Hillary received her MA-level graduate training in intermodal expressive arts therapy in 2008 at Lesley University, where she is also currently a doctoral candidate. The majority of Hillary's clinical work is with refugees and immigrants from around the world. This is also the focus of her doctoral research.

Self-Care, Growth, and Community through Expressive Arts Therapi

Full Rate $150, Before May 29th $100, Take a $10 Discount if current member of the ADTA, NADTA, AMTA, AATA, ASGPP or other National Expressive Art Therapy Association.

To register call Angela (336) 698-6723

or email at


Because Angela is involved with the Carolina chapter of the ADTA she is offering a discount to chapter members. Tell her you are a chapter member when you call/email her to register.

Angela Wiley-Greensboro Dance and Drama Therapy has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider; ACEP no. 6714. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Angela Wiley-Greensboro Dance and Drama Therapy is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs and services advertised. You can contact Angela Wiley at 5603 B West Friendly Ave #103 Greensboro, NC 27410, (336) 698-6723,,

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Phone:   (336) 698-6723 

Mailing address:

5603 B West Friendly Ave Suite 103 Greensboro, NC 27410.


Office Hours:

By Appointment Only.


Delays and Closings follow the Guilford Co. School System.

2 hr delay = open at 10 AM.


Most urgent appointments can be accommodated within 48 hrs.

All emergencies call

911 or National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800 273-8255.

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