CCSME Expressive Tools Series | Art and Music to Address Complicated Grief

CCSME Expressive Tools Series | Art and Music to Address Complicated Grief


When we are dealing with complicated grief we can lose perspective in our lives and we can feel lost in our healing process. Creating art and music gives voice to emotions and has measurable psychological results such as reducing stress, improving our immune system, and easing physical and emotional pain. Tapping into our creative energy can help us to feel more connected, and help us to gain inner wisdom and peace, and stay in the present moment. In this experiential workshop, we will learn how to support clients on their healing journey by developing a “witness” perspective, and explore creative ways to help our clients keep their hearts open and learn to maintain a connection with loved ones.

Music and art therapies are safe, effective and integrative treatments used to address the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional goals of clients of all ages. Learning these techniques will help caregivers and professionals learn how they can incorporate the concepts of music and art therapies into their clients’ daily lives.


Bodhi Simpson

Bodhi Simpson, LCPC, ATR, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maine and a Registered Art Therapist with the Art Therapy Credentialing Board. She earned her graduate degree in Clinical Art Therapy at Springfield College. She currently serves as the President of the Maine Mental Health Counselors Association. She also provide supervision for art therapists in Maine working toward their ATR certification. Read more…

Kate Beever head shot

Kate Beever, MA, MT-BC, originally from Gorham, Maine, studied at the USM School of Music and then worked for Frank Glazer before moving to New York City. She is now a Board Certified Music Therapist with a Master’s degree in Music Psychotherapy from New York University. While in New York, she interned at Beth Israel Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She returned to the fresh air of Maine to open Maine Music & HealthRead more… 


  • 6 contact hours for nurses.
    CCSME Provider Unit is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Northeast Multi-State Division (NE-MSD), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
    Accreditation status does not imply endorsement by ANCC, NE-MSD or CCSME Provider Unit.

  • 6 Category I contact hours for Psychologists are provided.
    CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.

  • 6 contact hours for CHES.
    CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

  • Certificate of attendance for 6 contact hours for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and other professionals.

Certificates will be emailed to participants upon completion of an online course evaluation. No partial credit will be given.


Check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. The program begins at 8:30 a.m.

Lunch will be on your own.

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