Expressive Arts Florida Institute

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  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT with Gloria Simoneaux
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Expressive Arts Worldwide: Unpacking Your Cultural Baggage 

with Gloria Simoneaux, REAT

Thursday, September 3

6-8 pm ET

Online via Zoom


This workshop will familiarize you with the Harambee Arts Expressive Arts methodology that focuses on a culturally sensitive, collaborative, and relational approach to working with different societies around the world. Using exercises that have been tested and proven successful at counseling sites and other contexts in Africa, Asia and Latin America, the workshop addresses learning how you can successfully enter and engage a different culture with respect, curiosity and wonder. The workshop includes didactic and experiential components and you will be challenged to abandon the well-meaning, Western archetype that professionals who visit other cultures often bring. You will examine the Western need to know, to change, and to make a difference.

Gloria Simoneaux, MA, REAT, EXA, is founding director of Harambee Arts, an expressive arts organization and training program based in sub-Saharan Africa, Nepal and the Caribbean. Harambee Arts is designed to serve children and women globally who have been traumatized by illness, poverty, violence, autistic spectrum disorder, trafficking and other crises. She has taught expressive arts to counselors and educators in Nairobi, Haiti and Dominica as a Fulbright scholar. She is the founder of DrawBridge: An Arts Program for Homeless Children, has worked with pediatric oncology patients in San Francisco hospitals and is currently a Fulbright fellowship recipient in Dominica.


Cancellation and Refund Policy for Live Online Events and Workshops Refunds must be requested in writing (email) no later than 5 days prior to the workshop date. If supplies were sent to you, you will be refunded the workshop cost minus the supply fee. After the 5 day deadline there will be no refunds unless your space is filled by another participant.  There will be no refunds for “no shows”. In case of a family or medical emergency EAFI will do its best to either refund the workshop fee or credit it towards a later date. EAFI is not responsible for participant’s technology, internet, internet platform or computer issues. Participants are responsible for the necessary internet connections/platforms needed to participate in online workshops or events.

Our Online Professional Development Series is designed for Expressive Arts students and practitioners (therapists, educators, facilitators, coaches, consultants). Through a live online format, we bring you renowned professionals in the field, from around the world, to enhance your training and expertise. Each presentation will be a combination of didactic and experiential learning. We are a Florida CEU provider for LMHC, LCSW, LMFT. You will receive a Certificate of Completion to submit to your own CE Board or certifying body.