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The 5th Annual Expressive Therapies Summit

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Saturday, November 8 • 10:00am - 11:20am
Evidenced-based Expressive Writing for Therapist Self-Care

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ROOM 711

As practicing psychotherapists, the nature of our work requires us to navigate feelings, pressures and risks that can be both physically and emotionally demanding. Therefore, we have an ethical imperative to take time for self-reflection and self-care. In this evidenced-based (Pennebaker & Chung, 2011) expressive writing workshop, participants will discuss conflicts and deterrents that impact self-care; explore the different professional and personal needs we face as arts therapists; and learn creative, proactive ways to respond to these concerns.


Ellen K. Baker, PhD

Ellen K. Baker, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Washington, DC, incorporating the experiential psychotherapies of psychodrama, journal writing, EMDR, and ego state therapy. She has written, consulted, and presented workshops on therapist well-being for 30 years. Ellen is the author of Caring for Ourselves: A Therapist’s Guide to Personal and Professional Well-Being and co-author with Lynne Hornyak of Experiential... Read More →

Saturday November 8, 2014 10:00am - 11:20am
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY