Turn to us! We can help!
Turn to us! We can help!
C. G. Jung
Are you a therapist seeking more clinical tools to help individuals reach their wellness goals? Have you faced limitations with traditional therapeutic approaches or undergone an impasse? The Mandala Assessment Research Instrument (MARI) is a comprehensive system that may help you with this challenge.
This MARI® Practitioner Training Course develops therapists' abilities to engage individuals in a creative process that does not rely solely on language. Therapists help individuals see parts of their inner world when they engage them in a process of drawing mandalas, selecting symbols, pairing symbols with colors, and interpreting their symbols as it relates to phases within the life cycle. Often, this experience provides individuals opportunities to
Register today to become a MARI Practitioner and expand your abilities to offer holistic and healing centered care.
Summer & Fall Classes Now Forming
Live Online Training Option
Classes on Zoom - HIPAA Compliant
8 Weeks of 2-Hour Classes on Monday Evenings at 7 PM (EST)
In-Person Weekend-Intensive Training Option
Located in Broomall, PA
Friday 4 PM to 7 PM, and Saturday & Sunday from 8 AM to 5 PM (EST)
2-Hours of Individual Case-Study Supervision
Provided after successful completion of the classes.
New Practitioner Training Cost: $850.00
MARI® Supplies & Materials: $375.00
Practitioner Refresher Training Cost: $425
The MARI® Practitioner Training Course has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) for 21 Continuing Education Credits. Participants will obtain a certificate from MARI Creative Resources, Inc. after successful completion of all training and supervision hours.
The supervision component of this course may count toward participants' hours for mental health licensure. Check with your region's regulations to learn more.
Participants create mandalas to represent each developmental stage within the 'Great Round", read the MARI® manual, conduct 8 practice sessions with subjects, and participate in supervision to review cases. Please Note: Participants are not permitted to use clients as subjects.
Patricia's career as a clinical mental health professional began in May of 1999 when she graduated from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh PA, with a Bachelor of Science in music therapy. She completed her clinical training with Deforia Lane, Ph.D. at the University Hospitals of Cleveland in January 2001. She earned my Master’s in Music Therapy (MMT) from Temple University in May of 2010. Patricia is a board-certified music therapist, licensed professional counselor as well as a certified MARI® practitioner and teacher. Her areas of expertise includes some of the following: trauma informed care, music therapy, pain management, guided imagery, mindfulness-based play-family therapy, sand play, focusing, mandala assessment research instrument, cognitive behavior therapy, functional behavioral analysis, CPI behavior management and de‑escalation, emotional freedom technique, and eye movement and desensitization and reprocessing. Patricia provides clinical supervision for established mental health professionals and therapists pursuing state licensure.
To date, Patricia established new creative arts therapy programs and behavioral health supports in settings such as residential homes, ambulatory healthcare settings, pediatric hospitals, pediatric rehabilitation centers, senior homes, homeless shelters, day programs, and schools. She is an advocate for the advancement of quality programming for people who have mental health needs. Patricia finds that she can influence this type of support through her leadership roles, clinical work, training programs, clinical supervision opportunities, and development of community programs that increases individuals' access to specialized health services. It brings Patricia great joy to serve her community in this way.