The objective of this class is to increase awareness and skills addressing the mental health implications of intergenerational trauma through an indigenous cultural, art therapy and Adlerian perspective.

The class will include the following:


 Impact of Acculturation, Historical Trauma/ Intergenerational Trauma.

 Integration of Art Therapy, Medicine Wheel teachings and Adlerian concepts to healing.

Felt Minus-Felt Plus

Art Therapy examples

 Art therapy experiential and processing

 Question and Discussion

3 CE’s MFT Pending

Participant will gain an increase in strength based, culturally informed wholistic therapeutic art skills increasing an understanding and treatment of the impact of historical, intergenerational trauma.

Patricia Welch holds a licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy and is a registered Art Therapist. Patricia received a MA in Psychotherapy with a focus on Art Therapy from Adler Graduate School in Minnesota. Patricia has worked in the urban American Indian community for 30 years with a focus on addressing the impact of historical and intergenerational trauma impacting the health and wellness of adolescents and families. Patricia currently works primarily with American Indian and non-Native individuals and families experiencing Trauma, Depression, Anxiety and Dissociative Identity Disorder. Patricia has been presenting to various communities including the Art Therapy Association and National American Society of Adlerian Psychology.