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The 5th Annual Expressive Therapies Summit

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Thursday, November 6 • 9:30am - 4:30pm
Art As—and Is—Therapy: Hands-On Teachings of Edith Kramer (Day 1)

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This team of art therapists, students of the late art therapy pioneer, Edith Kramer, have spent their working lives using art to build strengths and resilience, much in the way that they were taught by Edith Kramer. The presenters, weaving experiential evidence throughout the didactic segments, will carefully examine the lessons of the mindful, collaborative, strength-based and culturally adaptable form of art therapy practiced by Kramer in her lifetime. With a focus on Kramer's teachings, participants will learn a broad range of interventions that can foster intrinsic rewards and optimize daily function for clients, patients, and therapists alike. 


Susan Ainlay Anand, MA, ATR-BC, ATCS, LPAT

Instructor, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry
Susan Ainlay Anand, MA, ATR-BC, ATCS, LPAT, is a graduate of the NYU art therapy program where she was trained in art therapy by Edith Kramer. She has worked with children and adults in inpatient and outpatient settings for the past 30 years. As an instructor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Susan provides art therapy services and teaches psychiatry residents about the use of art therapy with... Read More →

Lani A. Gerity, DA, ATR

Lani A. Gerity, DA, ATR, is a puppet-maker, author, world traveler, and a trained art therapist with a master's degree and a Doctorate from NYU. She studied with Edith Kramer and edited Edith's last book, Art as Therapy. Lani’s passions have led her to search out, explore, and teach workshops in non-traditional art forms like doll-making, puppet-making, and bookbinding. She maintains a website, blogs, and online groups filled with... Read More →

Martha Haeseler, ATR-BC

Martha Haeseler, ATR-BC, painter and fiber artist, became an art therapist in child psychiatry in 1972, with Edith Kramer as her mentor and friend. She worked at Yale-New Haven Hospital inpatient psychiatry and is currently director of Giant Steps outpatient psychiatry program, VA Connecticut, where she has been for 20 years. Retired adjunct assistant professor at NYU, Martha continues to train interns. She has published and presented in the... Read More →

Thursday November 6, 2014 9:30am - 4:30pm
School of Visual Arts 132 West 21st Street