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The 5th Annual Expressive Therapies Summit

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Saturday, November 8 • 4:10pm - 5:30pm
Creative Mindfulness Training for Healthcare Professionals Treating Trauma

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ROOM 705

Vicarious traumatization and stress are common risks for counselors and clinicians working in the field. Despite the acknowledgement of these cumulative emotional effects, literature indicates that educational training in regards to self-care and counselor wellness are limited. This paper will introduce the Creative Mindfulness Training (CMT) for professionals involved in treating trauma. The CMT model was created to reduce these associated risks and exposures through the practice of mindfulness techniques. This presentation will examine research on the concept of counselor wellness and the importance of practicing mindfulness in promoting resiliency and wellness.  Based on the hypothesis that increased mindfulness and resilience will result in decreased stress levels, the presentation will explore the efficacy and potential of the Creative Mindfulness Training in reducing secondary traumatization in mental health professionals.


Cori Costello, LCPC, ATR-BC

Cori Costello, LCPC, ATR-BC, has been an art therapist/therapist for 20 years and a licensed counselor in the state of Illinois. She earned her master’s in art therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Cori has been working in private practice for the past 10 years and has established her own private practice utilizing creative counseling techniques with children, adults, couples and families. Her research has focused on... Read More →

Saturday November 8, 2014 4:10pm - 5:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY