Live Training

Deepening the Process:
Internal Dialogue with Parts Using
Somatic Body-Mapping and Clay

Earn Credit for 3 Mentoring Sessions toward
 Certification in Art-Assisted Grief Therapy
Offered by the Portland Institute.

July 30 & 31, 2021

9Am-12pm, PDT

Presented by
Peggy Kolodny, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT


The Art Therapy Collective of Owings Mills

Salicia Mazero, MA, LPC, ATR, CEDS-S
Registered Art Therapist

Creating Your Journey LLC

Select "Mentoring (AAGT)"

under "Online Components" section

[Prerequisite:  Live or Online Module entitled "Internal Family Systems in Loss and Trauma"]

This special Mentoring module follows up on the Internal Family Systems in Trauma & Loss: An Internal Dialogue Using Clay workshop by offering 6 hours of deepening the IFS-informed art-making processing of grief and loss through parts work.  There will be two 3-hour modules on consecutive days incorporating dyads in breakout rooms with facilitators as mentors to guide them through an IFS-informed art making process.

Art directives will begin on Day One with somatic body-mapping on a provided body outline template to practice 4 of the 6 F’s of IFS: Find, Focus, Flesh and Feel, using drawing, painting and collage.  Attention will be given to how to encourage other parts to “step back” and give space to focus on just two parts that emerge.  Body-mapping invites embodied emotions, stored somatic memories and a sense of how a part presents.  The overlap with Neimeyer’s concepts of Bracing, Pacing and Facing will be discussed.  The 3-hour time slot provides ample time to create sequencing of several body-maps; to allow pairs to take turns in processing creations and to return to the larger group for sharing and questions.  The two facilitators, professional art therapists trained in IFS, will divide up the breakout rooms, permitting them to sit in each room for at least 30 minutes for mentoring dyads.


On Day Two, modeling clay will be used to further develop an understanding of found and felt parts through its tactile and dimensional qualities.  This will follow the same format as Day One with additional time for clay sculpting, and attention to processing all 6 F’s.  Art-based IFS processing questions will be provided based on the published work of the instructors.  Developing Self-Energy and self-compassion through clay in processing grief is promoted.  Quiet time in dyads will be provided during all art-making to practice dialogue between parts, which will foster deeper somatic understanding of the taught concepts​.  Written journaling will be encouraged as part of the processing.

Note:  To permit close learner mentoring,

enrollment will be limited to the first 12 registrants.


  • Describe the 6 F’s of the IFS model and how they apply in art making;

  • Clarify 3 or more ways that IFS and Neimeyer’s Bracing, Pacing and Facing concepts overlap;

  • Explain 3 ways somatic body-mapping and collage-making are effective in grief-informed parts work; and

  • List 3 ways IFS informed clay-making can used to identify parts and their relationship to each other, fostering unblending and increasing self-compassion for both the clinician and the client.


  • PDF copy of slides and art directives in a handout format;

  • List of IFS-informed art processing questions based on presented work of the instructors; and

  • Graphic of body outline [Note:  Please print before workshop.]


Note: Completion of both sessions confers 3 Mentoring credits leading to Certification in Art-Assisted Grief Therapy.

For Schedule Overview and art supplies needed, click here.


  • 9am-12pm, PDT: Portland, OR, which corresponds to 12-3 pm in New York, 5-8 pm in London, and 6-9 pm in Amsterdam.


The Zoom meeting link and the module materials will be emailed to all registrants in due course.

To register for this advanced Mentoring Module, you first need to complete

the Live or Online module entitled Internal Family Systems in Loss and Trauma.


Guest Presenters

Peggy Kolodny, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT graduated from George Washington University with a Master's in Art Therapy in 1982. She is a board-certified, registered and licensed Art Therapist and supervisor with level 2 certificates in EMDR and in IFS.  Founder of The Art Therapy Collective of Owings Mills in Maryland, she specializes in developmental and complex trauma treatment across the life span. Peggy is adjunct faculty with the University of Maryland School of Social Work as well as on the professional training faculties of Chesapeake Beach Play Therapy Seminars; The Ferentz Institute (Advanced Trauma Certificate program); and The Expressive Therapies Summits of NYC, LA, and DC. Past president of the Maryland Art Therapy Association (MATA), she is currently on their board where she serves as historian and delegate to the American Art Therapy Association. Past college faculties include Goucher College and Maryland Institute, College of Art.  Other past leadership roles include Chair of the Central Maryland Sex Abuse Treatment Task Force and Vice-Chair of the American Professional Society on Child Abuse- MD Chapter. Peggy teaches professional workshops nationally on complex trauma, grief, addictions, and neurodevelopment topics with art therapy. She recently published chapters in (Quinn, Ed) Art Therapy in the Treatment of Addictions and Trauma. Currently, she is working on chapters for several books.

Peggy Kolodny, 


Salicia Mazero, MA, LPC, ATR, CEDS-S is a licensed professional counselor, registered art therapist and a certified eating disorder specialist and supervisor practicing in St. Louis, MO. Salicia is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Internal Family Systems (IFS). Over the past 9 years, Salicia has worked in two treatment centers focusing on treating eating disorders before transitioning to private practice. At her private practice, Creating Your Journey, LLC Salicia continues to concentrate on treating children, adolescents and adults with eating disorders, anxiety, OCD, depression, trauma and dissociation. Salicia is a supervisor for master level clinicians and provides peer consultation on eating disorder cases. Salicia is a board member on the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals St. Louis chapter. She is also a Feed the Facts presenter for the Missouri Eating Disorder Association educating students and teachers about eating disorders and prevention in the school system. Salicia also presents nationwide annually on art therapy, IFS, and eating disorder treatment. Peggy and Salicia are currently writing a chapter together on Art Therapy, IFS and EMDR.

Salicia Mazero,


Select "Mentoring (AAGT)"

under "Online Components" section

For other enquiries, simply email Carolyn.