Kat Kirby M.Ed ATR-BC

Facilitator since September 17, 2006

Facilitator trainer since September 13, 2009.

Biography

With an undergraduate degree in Art Education and Ceramics, and a Master's Degree in Art Therapy, I am continually fascinated at the profound changes my clients and workshop participants display, using the arts in their healing.  SoulCollage® is a perfect fit in the world of the Expressive Arts Therapies, as it helps people find a way to express who they are through imagery and voice, using the phrase "I Am One Who". I enjoy taking SoulCollage® "on the road" and have offered workshops, retreats, and trainings at universities, arts centers and retreat centers from San Diego to Arizona, New Mexico, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Florida, Massachusetts, France, Portugal, and the Caribbean! 

Description of SoulCollage® work

My SoulCollage® "Open Studios" give space for people to make cards, share ideas, do readings and more. I offer a couple of "Introduction to SoulCollage®" workshops every year, and I have led workshops for the American Art Therapy Association, at their annual conferences and at the local level in both northern and southern California, and at the Expressive Therapies Summit in NYC. I believe in the healing power of the arts, and find SoulCollage® to be a welcome addition to my Art Therapy work.  Please contact me if you would like to discuss the possibility of my traveling to your area to offer a SoulCollage® Facilitator Training!

Trainer Statement

"Art is Healing."

Personal work with own SoulCollage® cards

I enjoy continually creating and building my deck of cards, and I consult them for understanding and inspiration.  In working with groups, doing readings and delving into the imagery, I find this process to be soul-nurturing and profound. I am seeing new patterns emerge, new relationships between cards, and am finding new ways of working with the cards that continually amaze and inspire me!

Other Notes

I teach courses and mentor graduate students in the Expressive Arts Therapies at Prescott College in Arizona. SoulCollage® is often an important addition to my course offerings. 

  • If you have decided it's time for you to share your SoulCollage® journey with your community, then come join me in a SoulCollage® Facilitator Training weekend at my light-filled, peaceful studio in the high desert of Prescott, AZ.

    You might be curious about how to lead groups in this process, how to use it in a therapeutic setting, how to work one on one with clients.  Or, you might just want to deepen your understanding and build your deck. SoulCollage® is not "therapy" per se, but can be used by therapists and counselors in their practice very effectively.  As a (retired) Registered Board-Certified Art Therapist, I have found SoulCollage® to be a wonderful way for clients and group participants to work with and give voice to images, and to acknowledge all the parts of the self by creating collages.  You do not need to be a therapist or counselor to get the most out of this Training, and I welcome people from all backgrounds and from all walks of life, as I know how the magical and transformational process of SoulCollage® captures the imaginations of participants.

    CEUs

    CEUs (up to 24) may be available for the SoulCollage® Facilitator Training by pre-arrangement with your SoulCollage® Trainer.

    SoulCollage Inc. (Provider #133654) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for California licensed LMFTs, MCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. SoulCollage Inc. maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Please check with your licensing Board to see if California CEUs are accepted.

    PDF Information for Boards is in these Downloads:

    1. General info on the SoulCollage® method.
    2. Paper on the theoretical basis and the therapeutic elements of the SoulCollage® method.

    ​Some SoulCollage® Facilitator Training events may be able to award CEUs to LMFTs, MSWs, LPCs, nurses, and psychologists in many states (but if so, only by pre-arrangement with your SoulCollage® Trainer.) Please inquire about the availability of CEUs for a particular Training or a particular license or a particular state by writing to your Trainer.

    Note: The ATCB (Art Therapy Credentials Board) accepts SoulCollage® Institute and SoulCollage® Facilitator Training CEUs for continuing education credit for ATR-BCs because these courses are accepted for continuing education credits by the California Board of Behavior Sciences mental health licensure board.

    Come join this Training in Prescott, and enjoy the beauty of the high desert country.  We will explore the suits, enjoy the guided meditation to find the animal energies in our chakras, spend time in circle, sharing and questioning and learning together. Is it time for you to join the Facilitator Community? 

    Check my webpage for more details: https://2katstudios.com/soulcollage-facilitator-training-april-11-14-2019/


    2KatStudios Prescott, Arizona 86305
    United States

    Facilitator Info
    When:
    April 11, 2019 - 1:00pm - April 14, 2019 - 3:00pm
  • Come join me at Spirit in the Desert, a peaceful retreat center in Carefree, AZ, and learn how to facilitate the process of SoulCollage®.

    This quiet and relaxing eight-acre oasis in the Sonoran Desert features a beautiful light-filled meeting room; labyrinth; walking paths; Islands of Silence; as well as a heated swimming pool and spa.

    The campus is lush with a variety of plants, bushes, flowers, and cacti, unique to the Southwest. Natural rock water fountains add refreshing and soothing sounds as you walk inspiring meditation pathways. You will enjoy the natural environment of this outdoor cathedral, a place for meeting the Divine Spirit.

    If you have been working with SoulCollage® for a while, you know that it is an intuitive, imaginative process developed by the late Seena Frost, in which you create a deck of collaged cards, with each card referring to a part of your SELF. Your deck of cards is your unique reflection of yourself in the world, to be used for meditation and guidance.

    If you are interested in combining personal growth with the healing power of the arts, then this training could be for you! In this Facilitator Training, you will get a deeper understanding of the many ways to offer SoulCollage® workshops to groups and individuals.  Learn how to listen with 2 minds.... the beginner’s mind as well as the Facilitator’s mind.  Find out what is involved in creating a safe space for people to do this deep, exploratory, and yet fun process.

    To learn more, and to register, please go to my webpage: https://2katstudios.com/soulcollage-facilitator-training-june-2019/


    Spirit in the Desert Carefree, Arizona
    United States

    Facilitator Info
    When:
    June 27, 2019 - 1:00pm - June 30, 2019 - 1:00pm
  • Come join me at Spirit in the Desert, a peaceful retreat center in Carefree, AZ, and learn how to facilitate the process of SoulCollage®.

    This quiet and relaxing eight-acre oasis in the Sonoran Desert features a beautiful light-filled meeting room; labyrinth; walking paths; Islands of Silence; as well as a heated swimming pool and spa.

    The campus is lush with a variety of plants, bushes, flowers, and cacti, unique to the Southwest. Natural rock water fountains add refreshing and soothing sounds as you walk inspiring meditation pathways. You will enjoy the natural environment of this outdoor cathedral, a place for meeting the Divine Spirit.

    If you have been working with SoulCollage® for a while, you know that it is an intuitive, imaginative process developed by the late Seena Frost, in which you create a deck of collaged cards, with each card referring to a part of your SELF. Your deck of cards is your unique reflection of yourself in the world, to be used for meditation and guidance.

    If you are interested in combining personal growth with the healing power of the arts, then this training could be for you! In this Facilitator Training, you will get a deeper understanding of the many ways to offer SoulCollage® workshops to groups and individuals.  Learn how to listen with 2 minds.... the beginner’s mind as well as the Facilitator’s mind.  Find out what is involved in creating a safe space for people to do this deep, exploratory, and yet fun process.

    To learn more, and to register, please go to my webpage: https://2katstudios.com/soulcollage-facilitator-training-dec-2019/


    Spirit in the Desert Carefree, Arizona
    United States

    Facilitator Info
    When:
    December 5, 2019 - 1:00pm - December 8, 2019 - 1:00pm