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Expressive Arts Florida Institute

Expressive Arts Florida Institute provides comprehensive training in Expressive Arts, and a wide variety of creative life enrichment workshops and classes, both in our Sarasota, Florida studio and online. We are: Kathleen Horne, MA, LMHC, REACE, REAT Tamara Teeter Knapp, MA, NCC, MHC Intern, K-12 Art Teacher, , REACE Victoria Domenichello-Anderson, MA, REACE

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About this course

Professional Development with Fiona Chang

Solo-to-Duet: Arts-based Couple Group Process

Wednesday August 25, 6-8:30 pm

Live Online via Zoom


Arts-based couple group model was empirically formulated in Hong Kong for couples with breast cancer challenges. Solo-duet-group activity design through expressive arts and person-centred facilitation were founded to be therapeutic in facilitating personal growth, couple relationship and group development. Through practice-based learning, the participants will:

·  Grasp the concepts and practical skills of arts-based couple group model.

·  Understand the innovative application of expressive arts to facilitate individual, couple and group development.

·  Taste the process of using arts for mutual understanding and relationship enhancement.

Fiona Chang embodies person-centered expressive arts. Her workshops are the best! I love her facilitation style--she is warm, open, inclusive, and clear. I leave feeling calm, creative, and inspired. -Theresa Foster 

Fiona Chang, REAT, RSW, PhD,CUHK
M. Soc. Sc. (Family Therapy & Health Care), HKU; Postgraduate Certificate (Person-centered Expressive Arts for Healing and Social Change), Saybrook University, USA; Professional Diploma (Creative Photography), CUHK; Certificate (Satir Therapy & Clinical Supervision), HKU

Fiona is a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist with IEATA, Certified Supervisor of the Australian Counseling Association (ACA), and a Registered Social Worker. She is faculty of the Person- centered Expressive Arts Program founded by Dr. Natalie Rogers. She founded the Expressive Arts Therapy Training Program of the Centre on Behavioral Health of the University of Hong Kong and the Expressive Arts Therapy Association of Hong Kong (EATA HK).

Fiona has 25 years of expressive arts practice in a variety of settings. She initiated expressive arts projects with Orphans with HIV in Cambodia, a Wellness CD project for cancer patients, and hosted the IEATA Conference in Hong Kong in 2015. She is currently the Vice-chairperson of “Art in Hospital”, the advisor of the "Art Therapy Without Borders" and the South Western College in Santa Fe. She is a former Executive Co-chair and board member of IEATA. Fiona pioneered the Patient Resource Centre in public hospitals. She received the H.K. International Cancer Congress Young Investigators’ Award, Outstanding Staff Award of Hospital Authority, Distinguished Social Work Alumni of HKU and IEATA Shining Star Award.

Fiona wrote several chapters on expressive arts therapy for internationally and locally published books, including "The Creative Connection for Groups: Person-centered Expressive Arts for Healing & Social Change”, “Art Therapy in Asia: To the bone or Wrapped in Silk”, “Art Therapy and Health Care”, "Mindfulness and the arts therapies", “Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care in Hong Kong: The first decade” and "Group Case book" Her Chinese book "Expression ‧ Arts ‧ Therapy" was published in 2015. 

Fiona has contagious positive energy and enthusiasm. She is a skilled presenter in the Zoom realm . She was able to craft her presentation with a structure that felt comforting and actually freeing to then use the time for expressive arts exploration without feeling untethered by loose ends. She offered direction for choice and self care throughout. I also appreciated her explanation of structure with the element of multicultural factors which is always helpful. Wonderful presentation! Jenny Campagna LPCC-S  

Our Online Professional Development Series is designed for Expressive Arts students and practitioners (therapists, educators, facilitators, coaches, consultants). Through a live online format, we bring you renowned professionals in the field, from around the world, to enhance your training and expertise. Each presentation will be a combination of didactic and experiential learning. We are a Florida CEU provider for LMHC, LCSW, LMFT. You will receive a Certificate of Completion to submit to your own CE Board or certifying organization.

Cancellation and Refund Policy for Live Online Events and WorkshopsRefunds must be requested in writing (email) no later than 5 days prior to the workshop date. If supplies were sent to you, you will be refunded the workshop cost minus the supply fee. After the 5 day deadline there will be no refunds unless your space is filled by another participant.  There will be no refunds for "no shows”. In case of a family or medical emergency EAFI will do its best to either refund the workshop fee or credit it towards a later date. EAFI is not responsible for participant’s technology, internet, internet platform or computer issues. Participants are responsible for the necessary internet connections/platforms needed to participate in online workshops or events.