Special Notice!!

SAART would like to thank everyone who participated in our December Training Survey asking about your preferences for a virtual vs. in person meeting. Your feedback is always valued and an important part of any decision the board makes. The results were close and ultimately the decision has been made to remain virtual for our December training. In lieu of our annual luncheon we are extending the December meeting from what has traditionally been a 1hr CEU to a 1.5 hr CEU. Although we have not been able to come together during this past year, we are incredibly hopeful about a return to in person trainings in 2022! We look forward to seeing you all online in December!

Amanda Collins, MA, LMFT, RPT
2021 SAART President

December 1.5 hr Virtual CEU- Accessing the Therapeutic Power of Creativity

Presenter: Marshall Lyles, LMFT-S, LPC-S, RPT-S, EMDRIA Approved Consultant



Creativity creates a neurobiological environment where healing can feel accessible and far reaching. This workshop will allow participants the opportunity to experience the benefit of expressive therapy techniques while exploring how to match creative applications to clinical needs. Additionally, participants will be invited to explore person-of-the-therapist issues through creative means.

Learning Objectives:


1. Describe the neurobiological benefit of creativity

2. Apply creative therapy techniques to specific clinical presentations

3. Apply expressive techniques to person-of-the-therapist work


About the Presenter:

Marshall Lyles, LMFT-S, LPC-S, RPT-S, EMDRIA Approved Consultant, has 20 years of practice in family and play therapy. Drawing on lessons learned from working with attachment trauma in a variety of mental health settings, Marshall regularly teaches on sandtray therapy, other expressive modalities such as poetry, and attachment-informed family work around the globe. In addition to co-authoring the book Advanced Sandtray Therapy: Digging Deeper into Clinical Practice, he is also a faculty member in Texas State University’s Institute for Play Therapy Sandtray Certification program and teaches in the Interpersonal Neurobiology program at Portland Community College. You can connect with him at www.marshalllyles.com


DATE: Tuesday December 7th, 2021
CHECK IN: 10:45-11:00 AM

TIME: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (1.5hr)
RSVP: Deadline Friday December 3rd



 with 2021 membership


$30 for Non-Member STUDENTS

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