Offering Continuing Education for LCATs  and  ATR-BCs

Upcoming Course


Dealing with Impermanence


Careers, relationships, finances, life… we are constantly facing change and impermanence. Working with sand is the ultimate “being in the moment” and creating something temporary, only for you to experience. This course will take you to the beach where you will create in the sand and leave it for the waves to devour! When we can accept change, learn from it, and become all the better for experiencing it, change is no longer our enemy. It becomes our teacher. We will also discuss experientials that can be done with children. (If rain, sand creations will be done inside) September 7, 2019 9-12.

“Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.”  


Suicide Prevention

One of JCAHOs 2019 standards is suicide prevention. Finding the proper treatment is crucial to curtailing suicidal ideation and reducing suicide attempts. It is noted "A growing body of evidence suggests that suicide prevention is enhanced when specific treatments for underlying conditions are combined with strategies that directly address suicide risk.” Using art therapy as a complementary treatment, those at-risk for suicide can merge artistic approaches with other strategies to help reduce suicidal thoughts and decrease risk of self-harm. This course will focus on the QPR: Question. Persuade. Refer method.    


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

Between 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.

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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.