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 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.

    We offer 24 CEUS:

    Social Workers: CES, provider #1117, is approved as a Provider for Social Work Continuing Education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CES maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period:10/5/15 through 10/5/18. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 24 clinical continuing education clock hours. 

    Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors:Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to grant continuing education credit for LCMHCs/LPCs in the following states: AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MA, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY. CES maintains responsibility for this program. LPCs/LCMHCs completing the program will receive 24 continuing education hours of credit.

    Nurses: As an American Psychological Association approved provider CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, (Provider Number CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Nurses completing this program receive 24 CE hours of credit.

    CEUs are also available through CAMFT for MFTs.

    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: http://2katstudios.com


    2KatStudios Prescott, Arizona 86305
    United States

    Facilitator Info
    When:
    October 5, 2017 - 4:00pm - October 8, 2017 - 1:00pm
  • Please note:  This Training is full with a wait list.  Email me if you are interested in joining the list!

    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 Kirkridge, a beautiful retreat center in the Pocono Mountains. Once again I will be assisted by my friend and fellow facilitator, Diane Scott.

    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 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.

    We offer 24 CEUS:

    Social Workers: CES, provider #1117, is approved as a Provider for Social Work Continuing Education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CES maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period:10/5/15 through 10/5/18. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 24 clinical continuing education clock hours. 

    Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors:Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to grant continuing education credit for LCMHCs/LPCs in the following states: AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MA, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY. CES maintains responsibility for this program. LPCs/LCMHCs completing the program will receive 24 continuing education hours of credit.

    Nurses: As an American Psychological Association approved provider CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, (Provider Number CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Nurses completing this program receive 24 CE hours of credit.

    CEUs are also available through CAMFT for MFTs.

    Come join this Training in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.  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: http://2katstudios.com/soulcollage-facilitator-training-bangor-pa-octobe...


    Kirkridge Retreat Center
    2495 Fox Gap Road
    Bangor, Pennsylvania 18013
    United States

    Facilitator Info
    When:
    October 19, 2017 - 3:00pm - October 22, 2017 - 1:00pm