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The 5th Annual Expressive Therapies Summit

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Friday, November 7 • 10:00am - 5:15pm
Self-Objects in Clay: Forming Attachment

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Handmade clay objects are imbued with symbolic energy, making them suitable for addressing relational and attachment constructs. In this Master Class, participants will have the opportunity to work with clay for the day, using directives that encourage the identification of early and/or present attachment representations. Clay's fluid and resistive media properties are especially effective for working with issues of attachment. Establishing safety and containment when working with clay is a particular necessity, and will be prioritized in this session; guidelines for working with clients in this way will also be addressed. Participants will leave the class ready to use clay to work with populations of varied clinical presentations, particularly those suffering with attachment-related distress.

NOTE: Participants should dress for working with clay in a ceramics studio.

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Lariza Fenner, MS, ATR, NCC

Lariza Fenner, MS, ATR, NCC, registered art therapist, nationally certified counselor, and practicing ceramic artist, teaches art therapy research, assessment, and interventions for the treatment of trauma at the Adler School of Professional Psychology. She has been directly involved in collaborative social service projects that aim to reduce violence through the use of creative expression in the communities of south Chicago. Lariza’s... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Marymount Manhattan College 221 E 71st St, New York, NY