We answer your most asked questions here.

YES, YES, YES. As veteran creative therapists, we can tell you unequivocally, that we learned so much from interviewing our speakers. There’s something here for everyone. New brain research, specific techniques, inspiring perspectives, and live experiences. It’s rich with substance, no matter what your background.
NO, NO, NO! Don’t let a label or the absence of one prevent you from participating. This is a perfect way to dip your toe in and play. It will feel just right, and you will feel like a creative therapist by the end of the festival for sure!
Yes. You can simply select the “bring a friend” option on the registration page and purchase a discounted ticket. Then ask your friend to hop over to the same page where you registered and buy another discounted ticket. Be sure to enter the other person’s name in the “refer a friend” box at checkout. You don’t have to attend together or even live in the same state to be a friend!!
Yes, you can!!! Our CEU’s will be provided through Commonwealth Education Seminars for most MFT’s, LPC’s, Psychologists, and Social Workers. This conference also qualifies for continuing education under the Art Therapy Credential Board guidelines for  ATR-BC’s.  Click here for specific CEU details.
Please note that the 12 credit hours listed are offered for attending all 12 live or video sessions. While we are unable to give partial attendance credits, you can always watch the video replays if you can’t make it live. And you’ll still be eligible for 12 CE’s even if you can’t make it live as long as you watch the 12 recordings later and complete the course post-test.
No. The meeting will take place using Zoom teleconference. It is very easy to access and set up, and you can use PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android.
The videos will remain available for 3 months after the festival is over. You may return to our secured site to view these videos any time during those 3 months.
Yes!!! We welcome participants from all over the world. Our Zoom video platform is accessible anywhere that you can stream video from your computer. Just please be sure to check time zone differences!
  • Pen and paper (for notes or drawing)
  • Scissors
  • Drawing paper
  • Drawing materials–your choice–we suggest oil pastels
  • Acrylic or watercolor paint (a small set will suffice)
  • Paintbrush
  • Water for painting
  • mixed media for collage (optional)
We understand that things come up. For this reason, we’ve made sure to make recordings available to all registrants for 3 months after the Festival. If, for any reason, you would like to cancel your registration up to one week before the Festival begins, you may do so. We will refund your registration fee, less $30 administration fee.
Zoom is a very easy video platform. You just click a button and you are connected with us! We will all watch a 30 min. recorded interview of each speaker, then discuss briefly, and do the activity that the speaker has explained during the interview. You do not have to share, and you will not even have to show your face! However, there is plenty of opportunity to interact with us and the participants via a handy chat feature on Zoom. It’s quite remarkable the amount of interaction and exchange that gets going!

This training is designed to help you:

1. Understand the role that creativity plays in identifying and growing inner resources for healing.
2. Utilize and practice at least 3 different therapeutic art invitations to help clients identify and grow inner resources for healing and change
3. Utilize and practice at least 3 therapeutic writing techniques to help clients identify and grow inner resources for healing and change.
4. Utilize and practice at least 2 different creative therapeutic activities that connect the client with their physical experience to facilitate integration and healing.
5. Apply safety and support for clients who experience anxiety associated with creative expression.
6. Have first-hand experience of the creative healing techniques during the workshop

We are standing by to answer your questions. Just send an email to tara@innercanvas.com and we will respond ASAP.


Continuing Education

Continuing Education credit for this program is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) for the following professions:

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 12.0 clinical continuing education clock hours.

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to grant continuing education credit for LMHCs/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/LMHCs completing the program will receive 12.0 continuing education hours of credit.

Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education credit programs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Psychologists receive 12.0 hours of continuing education credit upon completing this program.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists: Continuing education credit for Marriage & Family Therapists is awarded in the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, ME, MD, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY. CES maintains responsibility for this program. Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists will receive 12.0 clinical continuing education clock hours upon completing this program.

Board Certified Art Therapists: ATR-BC’s will receive 12 continuing education credits that meet requirements for ATCB certification renewals in all states.