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Process Not Perfection: Expressive Arts Solutions for Trauma Recovery: Part 3

About the Course:

This course is part 3 of 3 courses based on the book entitled Process Not Perfection, Expressive Arts Solutions for Trauma Recovery by Jamie Marich, Ph.D. This valuable, accessible, and insightful book focuses on using expressive arts therapy in trauma recovery: “Expressive arts therapy offers a wide range of potential solutions for trauma survivors by taking an all of the above approach to creative practices, working with multiple expressive pathways in a variety of combinations. This book invites you into artmaking, music, dancing, movement, writing, and other expressive practices to both cultivate your existing strengths and to help you step outside of your comfort zone. Explore how the practices of expressive arts can best support your healing and recovery journey.” (Amazon description).

This course is based on Process 1- through the conclusion of the book, Process Not Perfection: Expressive Arts Solutions for Trauma Recovery created by Jamie Marich, Ph.D. in 2019.

Publication Date:

First Edition 2019

Course Material Author

Jamie Marich, Ph.D.

Jamie Marich, Ph.D. obtained her doctorate degree in Human Services, with a specialization in Counseling Studies, in 2009 from Capella University. Dr. Marich describes herself as “a facilitator of transformative experiences. A clinical trauma specialist, expressive artist, writer, yogini, performer, short filmmaker, Reiki master, and recovery advocate, she unites all of these elements in her mission to inspire healing in others.” For more information about Dr. Marich, please visit

Course Creator

Anna Lynn Hollis, Ph.D., School Psychologist

Anna Hollis, Ph.D., NCSP, is a nationally certified school psychologist currently living near Detroit, Michigan. She is licensed as a psychologist in 2 states (Michigan and South Carolina) and certified as a school psychologist in in 5 states (South Carolina, Michigan, Vermont, Pennsylvania, and Maryland). She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA); the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP); the Michigan Association of School Psychologists (MASP); and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS). Dr. Hollis obtained her Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of South Carolina. Her professional interests include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Positive Psychology; Trauma-Informed Practice; and Urban School Psychology.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for all behavioral/mental health professionals who are seeking additional knowledge about the use of expressive art therapy for trauma recovery. This course is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe and discuss Process 10: Embracing The Story and the 6 recommended practices for this process.

  2. Describe and discuss Process 11: Adaptability And Flexibility and the 6 recommended practices for this process.

  3. Describe and discuss Process 12: Nourishment and the 6 recommended practices for this process.

  4. Describe and discuss Process 13: Daily Practice and the 6 recommended practices for this process.

  5. Describe and discuss Process 14: Beyond Self Care and the 6 recommended practices for this process.

  6. Describe and discuss Process 15: Claiming The Creative Voice and the 6 recommended practices for this process.

  7. Describe and discuss the specific theories, processes, and techniques recommended by the author.

Course Material

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Course Number 103025
8 credit hours
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