Charity Eugair, M.A., holds a master's degree in psychology from Goddard College with a concentration in Expressive Art Therapy and is also a CSL-trained Internal Family Systems Therapist.  She has developed expressive art therapy modalities and taught method at the Expressive Therapies Summit in New York City.  Ms. Eugair blends Internal Family Systems Theory and Expressive Art Therapy, offering unique individual and retreat work through
her Vermont-based private practice, Phases of Change Therapeutic Arts, PLC,

Continuing Education Credits:  The Vermont Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association and the Vermont Board of Psychological Examiners to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  VPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  CE certificates for six (6) continuing education credits will be awarded to participants who attend the entire workshop and complete the evaluation form.  Partial credits will not be awarded.  Late arrival or early departure will preclude receipt of a certificate.

Registration/Refund Policy:  Registration at the door is welcome, but is on a space-available basis only; all registrations at the door are $195.  No refunds will be offered for this program.

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CE Workshop-May 18, 2018

Course Description

As therapists, and in the helping fields, we have the privilege of knowing the inner and outer landscapes of our clients, using the tools we have learned to help them identify and overcome struggles.  Yet even labors of love can become exhaustive.  At times we may need outside-the-box interventions, for both our clients and ourselves, to keep the work moving in the right direction.  This course is designed to offer working knowledge of both Internal Family Systems Theory (IFS) and Expressive Art Therapy (EAT), to show how these theories can be implemented together to compliment any existing clinical practice, and to demonstrate how these approaches can facilitate effective self-care.  Didactic and experiential learning modules are blended to furnish robust information with a felt understanding of the material.  Learners will leave with a strong introductory knowledge base of IFS and EAT, in addition to new tools for their clinical work and personal wellness.

Who Should Attend:  Psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, & other mental health professionals.

Course Objectives

By attending this workshop, participants will be able to do the following:

  • Understand Internal Family Systems (IFS) as a theory of personality and evidence-based therapy practice.
  • Understand Expressive Art Therapy (EAT) theory, its efficacy and its unique benefits for challenging clients.
  • Have a clear working knowledge of how IFS and EAT integrate harmoniously to neutralize shame and facilitate externalization of personal struggle.
  • Learn a prescribed IFS/EAT Integrative practice of self care which can also be modified for clinical practice with clients.
  • Experientially understand the benefits of an integrated IFS/EAT approach to self-care in the helping fields.

Are you in crisis?

Expressive Arts & Internal Family Systems:

Clinical & Self-Care Applications
Charity Eugair, M.A.
College of St. Joseph



Conference Schedule

 8:30     Registration

  • Power Point: Internal Family Systems:   Theory and Practice
  • Brief IFS Exercise
  • Power Point: Expressive Art Therapy: Merits and Perceived Limitations
  • Brief EAT Exercise

10:30    Break


  • Brief Q & A on IFS & EAT Theories
  • Powerpoint: IFS & EAT Integration in Clinical Practice
  • Discussion on Bringing IFS Theory & EAT Exercises to Any Clinical Practice

12:00    Lunch (ON YOUR OWN)

  • Power Point: Self Care in the Helping Professions
  • Exercise: Participant Identification of Self & Parts
  • Power Point: Integrating IFS & EAT for Self Care
  • Exercise: Resolving Imposter Complex Around Art

3:30   Break

  • Exercise: Integrated IFS / EAT Self Care
  • Discussion: Ongoing Development of Self-Care Measures

5:00 Program ends