Little Wilds: Dollmaking in Expressive Arts Therapy

Facilitators: Jennifer Levine, MFA & Sibel Golden, PhD, LMHC, Registered Expressive Arts Therapist
Read more about our Instructors/Facilitators here.

Date: Saturday, August 24, 2024
Hours: 8:00 AM – 12:00 pm PT
Location:  Online via Zoom
CEs: 4
Clock Hours: 4
Cost: $100.00

The creation and use of dolls in Expressive Arts Therapy offers rich healing prospects. The opportunity to create a doll form offers a mindful process that can help to externalize feelings and experiences. Therapeutic applications including processing grief, reviewing childhood experiences, identity construction, attachment issues, and complex trauma, to name a few. Bringing the doll into form or “being” is a creative process that brings together so much of what is available in the expressive arts approach: the visual and tactile; working with metaphor and symbolism; play, storytelling, and enactment.

In this workshop participants will engage in a simple, hands-on process and learn to turn a few basic supplies into soft sculpture doll creations.

Through an open and free creative process, you will discover the many characters just waiting to “be born” through your hands and imagination.

This process can easily be taught to children grades 3 and up but is not just for children! No art-making experience is necessary!


Learn how the Expressive Arts process supports psychological safety and creative freedom.

Learn a simple, hands-on process to create dolls with basic materials.

Engage in meaningful personal narrative process to bring your doll to “life” and tell its story.

Learn how the creation of dolls can be of value in a variety of therapeutic contexts (includes resource list).

Cancellation Policy: We require cancellation notification at least 2 weeks prior to the workshop date in order to use your registration fee towards a future workshop. No refunds will be given. read more…

School Counselor/Teacher (OSPI) Approved by the Washington State Office of Public Instruction as a “Washington State approved clock hour offering workshop.”

This workshop offers 4 CEs for Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Licensed Social Workers.

If you are outside of Washington State, we advise that you check with your state licensing board to confirm that they accept NBCC approved CEs.

Northwest Creative & Expressive Arts Institute is a NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider ™,
ACEP No. 7014.




  • Little Wilds
     August 24, 2024
     8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Little Wilds $100.00 USD  

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