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The 5th Annual Expressive Therapies Summit

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Saturday, November 8 • 4:10pm - 5:30pm
Using Participatory Photography to Create Change: Empowerment Through the Arts

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ROOM 703

In this 80-minute workshop, participants will be introduced to basic techniques and skills for creating participatory photography sessions, particularly with at-risk populations. Building upon concepts that reflect broad concerns, participants will learn how to make and select photographs that most accurately reflect the community's challenges and strengths. By codifying the issues, themes, and theories that emerge from the images, group members can discover ways to effect change for themselves and the group. This technique is appropriate for use with clients in a variety of age groups and situations; it is easily adaptable to the needs of arts therapists, social workers and counseling professionals.


Maureen Sheehan, LMSW, MAEd

Maureen Sheehan, MSW, MA Ed, currently serves as executive director of Focal Point, an evidence-based therapeutic arts intervention using participatory photography. Her education at Temple University (bachelor’s), Columbia University School of Social Work (master’s) and New York University (master’s-education) and many years of professional experience in the social services and education fields strongly reflects areas of... Read More →

Saturday November 8, 2014 4:10pm - 5:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY