Webinar: How to Use Color to Unlock Students’ Thoughts & Perceptions (K-6)

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What You Will Learn

Some students do not find it easy to communicate their real inner perceptions, thoughts and feelings. Students may “shut down” and “clam up.” What you think might be a productive interaction turns into a challenging endeavor to obtain ANY information from the student.

Color-based counseling activities provide powerful methods for helping in these situations.  Color has been known to have positive psychological and therapeutic effects. It has been used to understand underlying emotional language and evoke specific mood or feelings since ancient Egypt. As early as the year 980, color has been used as a tool in alternative medicine to help treat disease. Today, an understanding of the psychological effects of color is widely used in business, hospitals and correction institutions. When counseling children, color-based methods can enhance the effectiveness of the interaction.  For example, using simple directive and non-directive coloring-based activities, students can feel less threatened and more able to communicate their unfiltered inner experiences, thoughts and feelings.

In this insightful and creative 90-minute webinar, Anthony Pearson (elementary school counselor, child therapist and author), will guide participants through different ways to use fun color-based activities designed to facilitate avenues of more meaningful dialogue with students. He will provide several key insights and recommendations for using these kinds of activities in different situations in one-on-one counseling, in groups and in the classroom.

Types of Color-Based Activities Discussed Include:

  • Emotive Designs
  • Scene Finishing
  • Color the Feeling Faces (& Places)
  • Show Where the Feeling Is
  • The Magic Mirrors
  • Graph/Chart My Feelings

You Will Learn:

  • Benefits of using color-based activities in counseling children.
  • Do’s and don’ts of using visual arts as a therapeutic tool in various counseling situations.
  • Current best practices in using color in counseling.
  • Insights and tips for using six types of color-based counseling activity types with children.
  • Applications for implementing color-based activities in individual sessions.
  • Key strategies to harness the power of these activities in classroom and/or small group lessons.
  • How to use art activities to help prompt dialogue and personal discovery.

You Will Also Receive

The $49 registration fee includes a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation that will accompany the live presentation. This will be emailed to each registrant via the email address provided at registration.

Benefits from Taking this Webinar
  • Valuable Information – From a nationally known speaker with a reputation for providing insightful and useful information.
  • Inexpensive – Eliminate travel arrangements and travel expenses that you would ordinarily need to expend to attend a professional seminar such as this one.
  • Efficient – No need to spend time arranging for and traveling to this seminar
  • Access PowerPoint™ Visuals – as Anthony Pearson, Ed.S. progresses through the seminar. A copy of the PowerPoint™ presentation slides will be available to you upon registration.
  • Reproducibles – Handouts and worksheets will be available to you, upon registration.
  • C.E. Contact Hours – Contact hours are available NBCC and ASWB:

    ASWB (#1053): This organization, Developmental Resources Inc. ACE #: 1053 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) http://www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. The Developmental Resources, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2013-2016. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.5 clinical continuing education clock hours.

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Potential Funding

Research-based, outcome-based continuing education opportunities from Developmental Resources may qualify for funding under Title 1 Part A Targeted Assistance Program Grants; Title II Part A Improving Teacher Quality Grants; Perkins Professional Technical Education Grants as well as other federal, state and local sources. Requirements vary from state to state. Contact your local administrator.

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To register online with a credit card, click on the applicable button below. To submit a registration form along with a purchase order, click here. We also accept registration forms and school purchase orders by fax or mail.

Group Discounts

Available for attendees from the same school system or private practice.

3-5 Attendees 10% off
6-9 Attendees 15% off
10-19 Attendees 20% off
20+ Attendees 25% off
Site License

for multiple participants at same site using same access; additional fee for more than 8 CE certificates

In order to be eligible for group discounts, we must receive ALL registrations at the SAME time.

March 26, 2015
11:30 am Eastern Time

Single-User — $49
Grade Levels: K-6

March 26, 2015
11:30 am Eastern Time

Site License — $295
Grade Levels: K-6

March 26, 2015
2:00 pm Eastern Time

Single-User — $49
Grade Levels: K-6

March 26, 2015
2:00 pm Eastern Time

Site License — $295
Grade Levels: K-6

You will receive a confirmation email. A link to the webinar will be sent separately. Simply click the link at the scheduled time and follow the instructions.

Anthony Pearson, Ed.S.
About the Presenter

Anthony Pearson, Ed.S. LPC, is the author ofGuidance with Good Measure, Baby Bear Eats the Night and co-author of the new book with CD,Counseling With Color: Creative Activities for Helping Children Explore Their Feelings and Perceptions. He has been an elementary school counselor in Cobb County, Georgia and also works with children and families in private practice for over 10 years.  Anthony’s focus is on finding creative and fun methods to help children reach their greatest potential. Anthony has been named a finalist for Counselor of the Year by the American School Counselor Association.


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