Professional Training & Internships



As part of our mission, The Art Therapy Institute is dedicated to providing a variety of professional training opportunities and internships. We are an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.

Our offerings include:

• Professional ATR Supervision
• In-Services on the use of Art Therapy with various populations
• Ongoing Workshops
• Internship opportunities for graduate students and professionals

ATI Continuing Education Series

Join us to explore art therapy with our Continuing Education Series. This workshop series is geared towards counselors, social workers, expressive arts therapists, graduate students, and other allied professionals, but ALL are welcome! Two clock hours of continuing education will be offered.    

Workshops are held from 6:30-8:30pm at the Art Therapy Institute

200 N. Greensboro St, Carr Mill Mall, Suite D-6, Carrboro, NC 27510 (2nd Floor)

CEs are available: ATI is an NBCC-approved provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.

No art or art therapy experience is necessary.


Art Therapy Round Table,  September 21, 2017 6:30-8:30pm

Hillary Rubesin, MA LPC, REAT, Courtney Powers, MA, ATR, LPCA

Interested in learning more about Art Therapy??
To kick off our workshop series, we are hosting a panel discussion and presentation about the field. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and speak to expressive arts therapists working in the community.

The workshop is open to counselors, social workers, expressive arts therapists, graduate students, allied professionals, and the general public.

Professional $45/ Two hours Continuing Education Credit

Personal $15/ No Continuing Education Credit

CEs are available; ATI is an NBCC-approved provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Nobody Ever Talks About THIS,  October 12th, 2017 6:30-8:30pm

People have difficulty talking out loud about grief and dealing with it publicly. Join art therapist, Katharine Phlegar and artists Heather Lewis and Megan Bostic for an immersive, autobiographical exploration of how meaning-making through art can help process grief and provide a platform of understanding for others. The workshop will take place in conjunction with an art exhibition, Nobody Ever Talks About This, with works by Lewis and Bostic. Participants will be invited to contribute to a growing work of art as they offer an acknowledgement and remembrance of their own losses.

ATI is an NBCC provider, and continuing education credits are available for mental health professionals for a small fee.


The workshop will be held at The Art Therapy Institute

200 N. Greensboro St.
D-6 (2nd floor Carr Mill Mall)
Carrboro, NC 27510

Group Process and Art Therapy, November 16, 2017 6:30-8:30pm

Anna Hicken, MA, LPCA, ATR

Courtney Powers, MA, LPCA, ATR

This workshop will increase participants knowledge of art therapy techniques, applications and ethical considerations in a variety of group settings. We will explore group dynamics, roles, goals, interventions, and outcomes used in school and community based art therapy groups. Specific populations that will be addressed include school-based work with exceptional children and immigrant, refugee and newcomers as well as community based art therapy groups for adults living with mental illness and older adults facing Alzheimer’s and Dementia. We encourage participants to come with questions, engage in an open dialogue and a willingness to take positive risks through making a little art of their own!



Online Training Opportunities:

Course Title: 0205 – The Burma Project: Journeys to a Different Landscape Course Description: A panel of art therapists with the Art Therapy Institute of North Carolina share their experiences of utilizing art therapy with refugees from Burma who have resettled in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Together they find creative ways in which to address the mental health needs of this population. Course Fee: $37 for American Art Therapy Association Members, $60 for nonmembers. CECs: 1.5 CECs. This course if offered through the American Art Therapy Association; register online.