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The 5th Annual Expressive Therapies Summit

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Friday, November 7 • 10:00am - 5:15pm
Trauma-Focused Integrative Play & Arts Therapies for Children and Adolescents

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This daylong Symposium will highlight the use of play therapy and expressive arts therapies in working with children and teens who have histories of trauma.  A brief review of trauma's impact on psychological and physical development will be provided. Speakers will offer theoretical material and case presentations that illustrate how drama, art, play, and sandplay can be used to inform and advance trauma-specific assessment and treatment goals. Approaches that are especially relevant for bridging communication and mobilizing resources for children and their families will be addressed. 

Eligible for APT continuing education credits

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Eliana Gil, PhD, ATR, RPT-S, LMFT

Eliana Gil, PhD, ATR, RPT-S, LMFT, is recipient of the Association for Play Therapy's 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award. She is a registered play therapy supervisor, a registered art therapist, and a licensed marriage, family, child counselor. Eliana is also former president of the Association for Play Therapy and has worked in the field of child abuse prevention and treatment for over 40 years. She is Founder and Partner at Gil Institute for... Read More →
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Betty Jackson, LSW, CST-T

Betty Jackson, LSW, CST-T, is a certified teaching member of Sandplay Therapists of America and the International Society for Sandplay Therapy with over 35 years of experience working in school, mental health, and private practice settings. She has presented on sandplay therapy nationally and internationally and has authored articles for The Journal of Sandplay Therapy. Betty is currently in private practice in southeastern Pennsylvania, where... Read More →
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Heidi Landis, RDT-BCT, CGP, LCAT, TEP

Heidi Landis, RDT, CGP, LCAT, PAT, is program director at Creative Alternatives of New York. She is the drama therapy liaison at the Psychodrama and Creative Arts Therapy Institute in NYC and also has a private practice. Heidi is an adjunct professor at the College of New Rochelle, runs psychodrama training groups in NYC and at the Cleveland Psychodrama Institute, and has presented workshops and classes at many national conferences and... Read More →
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Barbara Sobol, ATR-BC, LPC, CTT

Barbara Sobol, ATR-BC, LPC, has practiced as a clinician and teacher for more than 30 years. She has taught in the graduate art therapy programs of The George Washington University, New York University, and Vermont College. Barbara developed the Child Diagnostic Drawing Series in collaboration with Carol T. Cox. She has published and presented both nationally and internationally on these subjects and particularly on the emotional power of... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Lang Center: The New School Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th Street, NY, NY 10011