Monica Carpendale is back and we are thrilled to host this new one-day workshop, titled, Poetry Therapy: The Poetics of Paying Attention.


This poetry therapy workshop will offer an opportunity to develop therapeutic and writing skills and participants will learn a series of techniques in poetry therapy including: listening, reading responding to poetry, writing poetry with cut up techniques, list poems, rage and gratitude poems, visual poems, and collage poems. Monica will introduce her technique of the “lottery” which is a phenomenological method of writing poetry and distilling essence.

Learning Objectives:

  • to develop therapeutic and writing skills
  • To learn a series of techniques to ‘get at the essence of creating’ through poetry.
  • to have a shared experience of the above & to learn the importance of supported witnessing.

Facilitated by:

Monica Carpendale, BFA, DVATI, RCAT, BCATR

Monica Carpendale is the founder and executive director of the Kutenai Art Therapy Institute. She has over 25 years of art therapy experience and is a national and international presenter, author of several books and DVD’s on art therapy.


Monday, May 26, 2014


8:30 am – 4:30 pm


$100 for early-bird rate by May 10, 2014 / or $125.00 after

Payment is by cash or cheque to Chebucto Art Therapy & Counselling Centre (CATCC); pre-registration is encouraged.


Workshop Location: 3621 Dutch Village Road, Halifax NS B3N 2T1


Phone: (902) 445-5675 or 499-4354



Registration information


Registration closed.


Cancellation Policy:

All cancellation requests must be sent to the address below before May 20th. Administration fee of $50.00 will be applied.