Offering Continuing Education Credits for LCATs 


Upcoming Course


Therapeutic Benefits of an Open Studio

Therapeutic art making combines the understanding of mindfulness and the creative process within a judgement free environment. This combination inspires organic art making which can lead to a rehabilitative and restorative sense of self. March 23 2019, 9-12.


Sensory Art Therapy

Using art therapy and sensory bottles to help clients calm themselves, alleviate anxiety and help with focus. Discussion will include the combination of sensory bottles and art therapy to help calm a child when their emotions become overwhelming. They can also be used by clients to help with meditation, alleviating anxiety and helping with focus. A relaxation bottle could be a soothing and fun way for group members to calm their minds and bodies, as well as help bring their attention to the here and now through focusing on the inside of the bottle. Using art therapy and creative activities can also offer unique ways for ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) individuals to gain a sense of control and mastery of their environment, grow in self-expression, self-awareness and self-esteem. January 26, 2019 9-12


Art Therapy and Adult Coloring Books

 Are adult coloring books art therapy? Some say yes some say no, but there is no doubt they can have therapeutic benefits. Using adult coloring books can reduce anxiety, create focus, calm the mind and occupy the hands. This simple act of coloring can take ones’ attention away from oneself and onto the present-moment activity. This course will provide information on how to incorporate adult coloring books and art therapy. Self Study opportunity.  Please email me directly for the information regarding this course.

Course Expectations

Course Length


Courses are three or six hours in length.    

Length in Contact Hours

3 hours = 3 CEUs

6 hours = 6 CEUs

Course Time


Courses are  usually Saturdays 

Starting at 9am

Course Fees


Courses are usually $25 per credit.

Accepting cash, credit cards, check & Venmo.

Course Instructor


Lisa Phillips, ATR-BC, LCAT

My experiences include working as Director of Therapeutic Activities for ten years in an acute Psychiatric Hospital--Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. As a clinician, I understand the need to alter, adjust, and individualize group themes and topics to accommodate the functioning level of my patients. I have been working as a consultant for the past five years at an in-patient psychiatric facility on Long Island.


Seaside Serenity

Course location:

740 East Broadway 

Long Beach 11561

Betwewn Roosevelt and Pacific 

Street parking available 


Nourish Mind and Body

Enjoy fresh baked muffins and coffee upon arrival and 

cold bottled water throughout the day.

Contact Me

Drop me a line!

I will keep you updated on all the the courses I am offering. 



Cancellation Polices and Refunds

 14 days before the course, an 80% refund will be issued. 7 days before the course a 50% refund will be issued. Less than 7 days before the course, 

NO refund will be issued. Payments are nontransferable to other dates, courses or programs. Day of course, refunds will only be given in the case of inclement east coast weather, i.e. a snow storm/blizzard.  

3Brushes reserves the right to cancel any program due to insufficient enrollment. Registrants will be notified by phone within 24 hours of scheduled course. Full refunds will be issued by check.


Lisa Phillips, LCAT is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapist. #CAT-0067.