Fri, Dec 02|
OKMHCA Winter Conference 2022
Kris Newlin, LPC, ATR-BC, ATCS, will give a brief overview of the benefits of art therapy. She will present 3 hours of ethics and 3 hours of supervision, utilizing art therapy throughout the day.
Time & Location
Dec 02, 2022, 8:30 a.m.
Oklahoma City, 12777 N Rockwell Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73142, USA
About the event
Art as Therapy
Attendees will be given the opportunity to interact with art materials, while receiving an overview of
utilizing art therapy as a tool in counseling. You will learn art therapy directives that can be used for
both self-care and client care.
The conference ethics component will explore everyday ethical dilemmas through experiential art,
utilizing the Ethical Decision-Making Model and self-care as ethical practice. Attendees will examine the
benefits of consultation, learn to recognize signs of compassion fatigue, and identify the ethical edges of
Super is defined as over and above, and vision is the ability to see. Supervision is being able to see over
and above—sometimes trying to see from the supervisee’s point of reference, sometimes from the
client’s point of view, and many times combining both perspectives with the experience and knowledge
of the supervisory role. Is my supervisee on the right track with this client? Is my supervisee making
sound, ethical judgements? Is my supervisee practicing good boundaries with clients and colleagues?
Supervision encompasses many roles of supervising, teaching, modeling, encouraging, redirecting,
supporting, advising, etc. We will look at these varied roles and how each plays an important part in
successful supervision, as well as discuss the process of utilizing art therapy interventions and discussing
About the speaker:
Kris Newlin, LPC, ATR-BC, ATCS is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered
Board-Certified Art Therapist and Art Therapy Credentialed Supervisor. Kris has worked
in the mental health field for over 24 years. Her therapeutic experience is varied but
she tends to work with individuals who have experienced trauma. Sexual abuse,
trafficking, sex offending, homelessness, eating disorders, and grief are a few of her
Kris taught undergraduate and graduate art therapy and creative therapies courses at
the University of Oklahoma for 16 years. Kris recently completed Salt and Light
Leadership Training to help leaders emerge, igniting hope and facilitating positive
change in their field of practice.
As a mixed media artist, Kris utilizes her artistic skills and her knowledge as a counselor
to raise awareness and inspire empathy. She helped organize the show Unsolved
History: Forensic Science, Cold Cases, and Art Therapy at the Oklahoma History
Center. Kris has written and illustrated two children’s books. She is currently working
on a project called “People of the Prairie” depicting painted portraits and accompanying
stories of people across our state. It is her hope the project personalizes some of the
non-profit groups that benefit our community, raising awareness and funds.
Whether working with clients, colleagues, or organizations, Kris believes we are all
creators. Kris considers creativity to be a form of communication and specifically art
therapy to be a form of self-expression that can translate struggles into stories.
She believes everyone has art inside them waiting to be created, stories looking for an
opportunity to be heard, and experiences to be shared. Kris is honored to walk
alongside others on their journey and help guide them on the path to where they want to
OKMHCA MemberUS$100.00+US$2.50 service fee
Non-MemberUS$175.00+US$4.38 service fee
StudentUS$25.00+US$0.63 service fee
LPC & LMFT CandidatesUS$25.00+US$0.63 service fee