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Expressive Art Therapy Coming to Turlock

Expressive Art Therapy – for Traumatized Children and Adults

Turlock, CA – Coming to Turlock and Modesto in October, please join Jessica’s House in welcoming Carmen Richardson, author and expressive art therapist. Take this unique opportunity to learn about the benefits of expressive art.

Carmen will be sharing her expertise first at Turlock’s Carnegie Center, Sunday, October 29th from 2PM – 4PM. She is a clinical social worker who specializes in expressive art therapy and art expression. She will share about the value of expressive arts. There will be a short question and answer period at the end of her presentation. (?)

On Monday, October 30th, Carmen will conduct a workshop at the Peterson Event Center in Modesto from 8:30AM – 3:00PM. Breakfast and lunch is provided, 6 CEUs are available and the workshop will include hands-on activities to share examples of the therapeutic art process and how it helps restore a sense of wellbeing and stability. She will share examples of the therapeutic art process illustrating how creating art empowers resilience in our lives. She will share stories about how art expression helps us find meaning and new ways to thrive.

Carmen Richardson – MSW, RSW, RCAT, REAT is founder and director of Prairie Institute of Expressive Art Therapy in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Carmen has trained play therapists, arts/expressive arts therapists, social workers, psychologists, and other caregivers at various venues across Canada and the United States. Carmen is the author of “Expressive Arts Therapy for Traumatized Children and Adolescents”.


October 29th Free Presentation at the Carnegie Arts Center
250 N Broadway Ave, Turlock
From 2:00PM until 4:00PM

October 30th Workshop at The Peterson Event Center
720 12th Street, Modesto
From 8:30AM until 3:00PM

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at

For more information regarding both events please contact Yvonne Clinkenbeard at (209) 250-5395

About Jessica’s House
Jessica’s House provides a safe place for children, teens, young adults and their families grieving a death because no one should grieve alone. We provide a safe, caring environment where individuals can share their story, and find their own path during the healing process – at no cost to grieving families.

Contact: Erin Nelson
Executive Director
(209) 250-5395



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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.