Creative Response Therapy™
A curriculum for art therapists who treat children, adults or seniors
What is the Creative Response Therapy™ curriculum?
Creative Response Therapy™ (CRT) is a curriculum for art therapists who treat children, adults and seniors using six visual art modalities:
- Spontaneous Painting
- Face Mask
- Coloring Mandalas
- Sand Mandalas
CRT has been developed, taught and practiced for over 28 years by Cyntha Gonzalez, international lecturer and therapist.
Who is it for?
Creative Response Therapy™ is designed for use by art therapists as well as individual, family and couples therapists, addiction rehab counselors, senior caregivers, somatic trauma therapists, art teachers, school teachers, university professors of psychology and art therapy, veteran hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, bereavement counselors, and other professionals who work with children, adults and seniors.
Within those populations, it is highly effective in a variety of disciplines: education, special needs, inner child, complex trauma recovery, addiction recovery, couples counseling, grieving and bereavement, terminal illness and psychosomatic healing.
Why should you use it?
Creative Response Therapy™ draws on diverse counseling modalities, including Constellation, Imago Therapy, Grief work, Co-dependency Recovery, Addiction Recovery and Trauma Release work.
With integrated video instruction and data collection tools, CRT is comprehensive in both in the practice of the art activity and the integration of the significant content revealed. Additional exercises such as writing and guided visualization, verbal and nonverbal sharing are included for client sessions that incorporate these techniques.
Cyntha Gonzalez, creator and program author, trained in transpersonal psychology, somatic healing and a multitude of experiential therapies. She brings all this plus her 30-year experience working internationally with a wide variety of cultures and populations. Cyntha's approach with Creative Response Therapy™ does not use conventional interpretation techniques. Rather, her facilitated integrative exercises of writing, guided visualization and sharing, support the participant in trusting their own self as to what the meaning is of most elements in the creative art piece.
How does it work?
Delivered through our innovative UnitusTI cloud software. Accessed from any device, anywhere in the world.
The Creative Response Therapy™ curriculum is delivered via subscription to the UnitusTI cloud. The therapy involves a process of assessment and the creation of an individual protocol specifically designed for the needs of the individual client. With leading-edge data collection, staff and client management tools and the programs built right into UnitusTI, you can focus on the healing, anytime, anywhere.
- See instant data on your clients' progress and make informed decisions on their next steps
- Provide reports and share relevant data securely with your staff and clients
- Track staff performance and give them collaboration tools to keep your practice on track
- Customizable data collection means you can track as much or as little as you need to keep your practice humming and your clients happy
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Creator of Creative Response Therapy™
Cyntha Gonzalez, creator of the Creative Response Therapy™
Cyntha Gonzalez began the creation of Creative Response Therapy™ in Paris, France in 1989, applying her background of Transpersonal Psychology and counseling, as well as non-ordinary states work, supporting the client to access deeper states of consciousness with the intention of healing and integration. She expanded the modalities beyond the initial Spontaneous Painting, to include Spontaneous Clay, Collage, Face Mask, Coloring Mandalas and Sand Mandalas. She also taught it in conjunction with Holotropic Breathwork, Constellation, Radical Forgiveness and Relationship workshops and her long-running yearlong Transpersonal Counseling Course. She initially taught private classes as well as trained medical practitioners throughout France, including psychologists, occupational therapists, geriatric and psychiatric nurses and special needs practitioners. She moved on to the UK and then the UAE, from where she is currently based and teaches this method throughout the Middle East, India, the Americas and Europe, both in person and online through Mundo Pato's Unitus TI Cloud platform. For more info on Cyntha: http://www.cynthagonzalez.com