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Telehealth for Teens, Parents and Groups: Art Therapy Techniques to Reduce Anxiety and Depression

Pamela G. Malkoff Hayes, MFT, ATR-BC
2 Hours
Audio and Video
May 01, 2020
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Join Pamela Malkoff Hayes, who has over 15 years of experience with teletherapy, to learn simple and approachable art therapy techniques to assess and treat clients.   

Pamela will show you fresh new strategies to engage even your most difficult and challenging clients and groups to identify and express emotions and manage negative thoughts and feelings such as:  

  • Catastrophizing Negative self-talk Trauma 
  • Anxiety, worry and panic loneliness in isolation  

Through case studies, art experientials, and demonstrations you will help clients learn to tolerate frustration and sit with uncomfortable feelings, moving them toward a place of acceptance and gratitude. 

Pamela will clearly explain the laws and regulations of facilitating online therapy in ethical and practical ways.  

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain new and unique interventions and feel comfortable providing online therapy to your clients! 


- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 2.0 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



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Pamela Malkoff Hayes, MFT, ATR-BC, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) in the state of California and a Registered and Board-Certified Art Therapist with the American Art Therapy Association (AATA). Her specialties include: alcohol and drug addictions, relationship and parenting, depression and anxiety, grief, LGBTQ, gender identity and sexuality. She is also a court-certified Sexual Abuse Evaluator and trained in Hypnotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).

Over the course of her 25+ year career, she has worked in schools, hospitals, prison, foster and residential care, and private practice. She is a noted speaker and educator, lecturing throughout the United States. She has taught art therapy courses at Phillips Graduate University, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and Chicago School for Professional Psychology. She has written several books and produced DVDs on Art Therapy. She stars in the video podcast, “3 Minute Art Therapy”, and was recently featured on “The Science of Happiness/SoulPancake” as the expert Art Therapist.

Ms. Malkoff lives in Los Angeles where she has a private practice and provides art therapy groups to multiple agencies. She has a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Parsons School of Design in New York, NY and Otis/Parsons in Los Angeles, CA and a Graduate Degree in marriage and family therapy and art therapy from The Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, CA.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Pamela Malkoff Hayes maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with Headspace Health and Ellie Mental Health. She receives royalties as a published author. Pamela Malkoff Hayes receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Pamela Malkoff Hayes is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the American Art Therapy Association.


  1. Investigate websites, applications and platforms used to conduct Teletherapy and discover which are HIPAA regulated and confidential.  
  2. Demonstrate two Art Therapy techniques that you can facilitate online to enhance the treatment of your clients. 
  3. Build confidence using technology to effectively combine art and traditional talk therapy while running online groups and individual sessions. 


Building Online Therapeutic Skills 

  • Create a safe place for you and client while online 
  • Providing clear Instructions and gathering materials  
  • Setting limits and expectations 

Tele Art Therapy Interventions  

  • Teens, Individuals, Parents and Groups - Includes case studies 
    • Fears and anxiety of the unknown  
    • Processing panic attacks 
    • Responding to past and current trauma 
    • Connecting and finding support while isolated 

Telehealth – Websites, Platforms and Applications 

  • Platforms that are HIPAA Regulated and Confidential 
  • Platforms that are NOT HIPAA Regulated and Confidential 
  • The laws and ethics 
  • Maintain a consistent and reliable income while working remotely 

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Therapists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Teachers
  • School Guidance Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • School Administrators
  • Educational Paraprofessionals
  • Nurses
  • Other Helping Professionals that work with children

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