Organizational Art Therapy provides an alternative, non-verbal way to aid large and small groups that are dealing with transitional decisions, mediation needs, analysis of behaviors, problem-solving skills, and innovation challenges. The class participants will be able to understand the needs of the group by assessing and examining group systems and developing a variety of processing methods. Groups will find that art therapy will evoke responses and creative outcomes that are different from traditional training and coaching practices. This class will demonstrate how art therapy can reveal underlying patterns and structures that gain insight into varying levels of organizational change. Students will also see how the exercises from this class will develop personal insight into creativity, productivity and the importance of self-recognition in group systems. Participants will learn: Self-assessment using an individual visual expression Group assessment for schools, businesses, non-profits, action groups Understand academic system designs by definitions and graphic design Story circles Mind mapping art directives for organizational objectives play therapy- visual expression with play for innovation Connie Gretsch has a M.A. in psychotherapy and counseling with a focus on Art Therapy from Adler Graduate School and an additional license in Parent Coaching. She holds an MEd. in Creative Arts Integration from Lesley University. Her past works include St. Peter's Sex Offender Program, Minnesota Humanities Organziation - Omaha Educational Resources, International Expressive Art Therapy Association PR facilitation, and development for Art Therapy for Human Rights. Adler Graduate School has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6915. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Adler Graduate School is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.