Art Therapy Interventions for Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Addictions, Grief and Loss

Workshop #11 & 14

Presented by Pamela Malkoff Hayes, MFT, LMHC, LPC, ATR-BC

Live Streaming on November 27, 2024


6 Hours | Pre-approved for CEU’s


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This workshop is part of The Many Pathways to Healing Conference: Trauma, Addictions & Related Disorders

This workshop will be live streaming to online participants on November 27, 2024 from 8:30am – 4:00pm (Vancouver, BC)
Please adjust your start time according to your specific time zone. 

Recorded footage and all course content (certificate, videos, quiz) will be available until December 28, 2024. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances.
Please allow 5 – 7 business days after the course airs for recorded footage to become available.

Registration will close on November 24, 2024. 

WORKSHOPS 11 & 14: Art Therapy Interventions for Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Addictions, Grief and Loss | PRESENTED BY Pamela Malkoff Hayes, MFT, LMHC, LPC, ATR-BC

Are you seeking potent techniques to aid clients grappling with anxiety, chronic pain, addictions, or feeling stuck? Dive into an accessible Art Therapy approach to evaluate and tackle anxious and self-destructive behaviors. The Creative Cognitive Therapy Method, developed by Pamela Hayes Malkoff, offers a comprehensive system merging traditional cognitive behavioral therapy with Art Therapy techniques, facilitating profound client transformation for a better quality of life. This succinct 10-session program maintains a solution-focused approach, aiding clients in maintaining focus, gaining fresh perspectives, and bolstering daily coping skills.

This cutting-edge seminar employs case studies, hands-on art experiences, demonstrations, and interactive discussions to foster creative thinking and encourage clients to replace ego-driven reactions with thoughtful responses. Delve into the integration of Art Therapy with CBT, Positive Psychology, and Mindfulness to foster delayed gratification, shift worldviews, process fears, embrace imperfections, and release past resentments and pain. Engage in firsthand experiences, creating your own art, and discover how stepping outside your comfort zone can empower and harmonize both negative and positive emotions.

  • Integrate Cognitive Restructuring and Art Therapy: Utilize 10 specific techniques in tandem to assist adults and adolescents in managing distress towards positive change.
  • Implement Solution-Based Therapy: Identify at least 3 methods to effectively employ solution-based therapy, setting realistic, attainable, and lasting goals with clients.
  • Utilize Art Techniques: Master a dozen specific art techniques to enhance treatment for individuals grappling with addictions, anxiety, depression, loss, indecision, and pain.
  • Manage Emotional Responses: Explore how art techniques aid clients in tolerating frustration, sitting with discomfort, and halting catastrophic thoughts.
  • Combat Negative Self-Talk: Develop 10 new skills through art processes to counter negative self-talk, redirecting fears and anxiety away from self-destructive behaviors.
  • Merge Art Interventions with CBT: Combine 10 art interventions with classic CBT skills to revolutionize clients’ thought processes, ultimately transforming their lives.

Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Marital & Family Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants, School Counsellors, Behaviour Specialists, Rehabilitation Consultants, Geriatric Specialists, and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.

Pamela Malkoff Hayes, MFT, LMHC, LPC, ATR-BC is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) in the states of California, Florida, Georgia, and Rhode Island. She is also a Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist with the American Art Therapy Association (AATA). Her specialties include: alcohol and drug addictions, relationships, families and parenting, depression and anxiety, grief, LGBTQ, gender identity and sexuality. She is also a court certified Sexual Abuse Evaluator and trained in Hypnotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).

Ms. Hayes has a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design in New York, NY and Otis/Parsons in Los Angeles, CA and a Graduate Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy from The Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, CA

Over the course of her 30+ year career she has worked in schools, hospitals, prison, foster and residential care, and private practice. Ms.Malkoff Hayes lives in Atlanta, Georgia where she runs a private practice and facilitates Art Therapy groups. She is the creator of the Creative Cognitive Therapy Method – which combines CBT with Art Therapy. She is a noted speaker and educator, lecturing throughout the United States. In addition, she provides virtual therapy with Headspace Health.

She has taught art therapy courses at Philips Graduate University, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and Chicago School for Professional Psychology. She has written several books and produced several DVDs and online classes on Art Therapy. She stars in the video podcast, “3 Minute Art Therapy”, and was recently featured on “The Science of Happiness/ SoulPancake” as the expert Art Therapist.

Ms. Hayes is also a painter, a 2nd Dan Black Belt and the mother of two daughters (now graduated from college) that she home schooled for the first 10 years of their lives. On a personal note, Ms. Malkoff Hayes recently married her high school prom date, after not seeing him for almost 30 years. There is no predicting life’s twists and turns. Combining parenting, fine arts, teaching and Martial Arts has furthered her understanding of discipline, perspective, creativity and family dynamics. She also loves a nice warm bowl of Pho.

RegistrationEarly bird FeeRegular Fee
Individual 1 Day Enrollment$269.00N/A
Individual 2 Day Enrollment$469.00N/A
Individual 3 Day Enrollment$669.00N/A
Full-Time Student$609.00N/A

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

Fees are per person, seat sharing is not allowed. Please respect this policy, failure to comply will result in termination of access without a refund. For group rates please contact


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