Creating art is a powerful way to express feelings, find healing, maintain emotional balance, get clear on what matters most – and you can use art to help others be their best. And you don’t have to be a skilled, trained artist to use art as a tool to improve your own life and to encourage deeper communication with other people. That’s what this class is all about… showing you how to use simple, easy-to-do doodling as a tool for discovery and self-fulfillment for yourself and your clients, a way to elicit open communication from others, and a starting point for artistic invention.
The workshop covers these therapeutic topics while building your own stained glass project to take home, and teaches you to apply the principles using a variety of art media or techniques. Plus, you will have the opportunity to be a part of a community project by contributing to the design of a stained glass window to be given to the 2019 recipient, Resonance Center for Women.
Workshops focus on nonobjective painting and drawing, and on the art-making process. They are designed to furnish students with experiences that enhance their ability to help their clients’ expressive skills. The approach is exploratory and dedicated to addressing participants in a very personal and highly nurturing manner.
Workshops are held in a convenient location, with plenty of parking available – including room for buses.
Our DoodleBohmBa CEU workshop is approved by the Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers for Continuing Education credits. Social workers who complete the workshop are eligible for 5 CE credits. CEP 20180415
DoodleBohmBa is also approved for 5 CE credits for LPCs and LMFTs by the Oklahoma State Board of Behavioral Health Licensure.
Richard Bohm, Founder
Richard Bohm’s working career started at age 15, when he was hired as a welder’s helper in the Gulf of Mexico. Early work habits and creative problem-solving have been a keystone of his career. With more than 40 years experience in the stained glass business, Richard conducts classes and builds custom windows for homes, churches and businesses. He and his studio, Tulsa Stained Glass, have had many successes, but few are more satisfying than those that have a heartfelt story to tell. Richard’s interest in the story-telling tradition of stained glass led him to develop the DoodleBohmBa program, which uses spontaneous art of all types to elicit people’s stories, encourage expression of feelings, and promote emotional healing and well-being.
Richard’s philanthropic adventures began with an art project in conjunction with Tulsa’s Ronald McDonald House — kids made concept artwork of the House’s mission, and Tulsa Stained Glass students replicated it into two stained glass windows that were installed and are still on display in the House. This was the seed from which the Art Smart Challenge drawing competition — an outreach to encourage art and well-being among children and adults world-wide — has grown. Richard has given up on saving the world many times, but he remains an advocate for helping others reach new heights by using art as a tool of discovery and self-fulfillment.
Julie Garrett, MSW, LCSW
Julie Garrett is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, EMDR International Association, the National Guild of Hypnotists, the Association of Play Therapy and Employee Assistance Professionals Association.
Julie attended Northeastern State University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. She went on to the University of Oklahoma to earn a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She has training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Play in Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) and Hypnosis.
Julie has been providing individual, family and group therapy for over 10 years in the Tulsa area. She works with adults, couples, adolescents and children on a variety of issues including trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, habit control, behavioral management, emotional regulation, grief and self-esteem.
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