Expressive Tools for Developmental and Learning Disabilities

Using the arts is a powerful way to facilitate self-expression, self-awareness, and healing. This highly experiential workshop is specifically designed for mental health professionals who treat individuals with developmental and learning disabilities, and who are interested in learning more about incorporating elements of art and music techniques into their clinical practice.


Art therapy is a gentle, direct, and non-threatening clinical intervention that aims to empower individuals living with disabilities. Art therapy interventions are client-based and support individuals in identifying and communicating emotions, increasing creative problem-solving, and in discovering their strengths. 

Music therapy is a safe, effective integrative treatment used to address the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional goals of clients of all ages. This part of the day will help caregivers and professionals learn how they can incorporate the concepts of music therapy 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

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.

Printable Registration Form 

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