MARI/Mandala Assessment Training


Would you be interested in learning an assessment tool to use in your counseling, art or music therapy, coaching or bodywork practice that would quickly inform you and your clients about unconscious issues as well as personal strengths that will impact your work together?

The Mandala Assessment Research Instrument (MARI Card Test), is a holistic and non-verbal assessment instrument designed by art therapist Joan Kellogg to gain insights into a client’s current psychological, relationships, career and physical issues. Based on the work of Carl Jung, the MARI Assessment and the Drawn Mandala are innovative, creative, and expressive tools that provide diagnostic information and can also be used to reinforce and track client progress. These tools have been used by mental health practitioners, personal and business coaches, art therapists, and music therapists for over 30 years.

The MARI courses include training in the MARI Card test and the Drawn Mandala, administration and interpretation skills and practice, clinical applications of the assessment tool, supervised practice, case studies, indications and contraindications with various clinical populations, and professional ethics.

This course is offered both as an online webinar and as a 3 day training.  The training includes the MARI Intensive Course and the MARI Practitioner Level, and all assessment materials. Contact hours certificates provided. The online course is ideal for those who prefer to learn over a period of time, integrating the material week to week.  Upon successful completion of the course, you will be listed on the MARI Creative Resources website as a MARI Practitioner. The training will be held online over a series of 10 video webinar calls of 2 hours, for total of 20 contact hours.  Participants will practice giving and reviewing MARI assessments between classes. Please contact me for more information or to schedule a training an on site 3 day training for your location.


In the MARI training you will learn and experience:

  • Using MARI to assess personal, career, relationship, health & spiritual issues  

  • Significance of symbols & images typically encountered in Drawn Mandalas

  • Practice providing effective, ethical, and strength-based assessments

  • How to incorporate mandala work with individuals and groups

As a psychologist I have spent years studying and using many different assessment tools. I have found the MARI test to be engaging, accurate and excellent with resistant clients, particularly adolescents. The MARI is outstanding in assessing the “here and now” and it’s Test-Retest capabilities add extra value. The MARI creates unique opportunities for insightful interactions with clients. I would recommend it as part of any therapist’s tool box.
— W.W.B. | MARI Practitioner