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The 5th Annual Expressive Therapies Summit

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Thursday, November 6
 

9:30am

Art As—and Is—Therapy: Hands-On Teachings of Edith Kramer (Day 1)
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. 

Faculty
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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 →
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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 →
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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

9:30am

Dancing with Horses: Integrating Dance/Movement Therapy with Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy
When we watch horses move, we are riveted. We see freedom, power, dignity, beauty, grace, and incredible ease of natural movement—all qualities we might long for in our own lives. Working with horses provides unique opportunities for contact and touch, creativity, and empathy.  In this daylong Master Class, participants will learn new ways to process feelings in their own bodies. Knowing the core emotions and where they reside in one's body can facilitate self-acceptance, empowerment, and positive change. Participants will observe the movement of horses, and then express those movements in their own ways. Beginning with practical movements performed with horses, such as grooming, they will expand on these movements to create and share a "dance," or movement sequence, of their own, and then share it with each other. In this way, participants will learn unique and creative ways for working with individuals and groups, varied populations, and therapeutic situations.  

Please Note: Session will be held at the HorseAbility Center for Equine Facilitated Programs on the Old Westbury campus of SUNY. There is an additional $50 facility fee. Bring layers, including boots and gloves, for this active—and potentially wet and muddy—outdoor experience. 
Registrants will be responsible for their own travel to the site, but roundtrip travel by the Long Island Rail Road (the Ronkonkoma line) to the Hicksville, NY, station can be easily reached from Penn Station (34th Street between 7th & 8th Avenues). Roundtrip fare runs approximately $25.

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Jackie Ashley, MA, BC-DMT, LPC

Jackie Ashley, MA, BC-DMT, LPC, is a somatic psychotherapist, a registered dance/movement therapist, and senior clinician with Windhorse Community Services in Boulder, CO. She is adjunct faculty at Naropa University, where she teaches body-based mindfulness practice and creative arts therapies. Trained in somatic experiencing—a body-based trauma resolution method, Jackie has been working with those challenged by severe and persistent mental... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 9:30am - 4:30pm
HorseAbility 223 Store Hill Rd, Old Westbury, NY 11568

10:00am

Spirit and Soul in the Practice of Creative Arts Therapy

ROOM 711

In this daylong master class, we will entertain ideas of both soul and spirit in the practice of art therapy. James Hillman, and others in the field of post-Jungian Archetypal Psychology defined image as central to the nature of Soul.  Hillman wrote: “…by ‘soul’ I mean the imaginative possibility in our natures, the experiencing through reflective speculation, dream, image, and fantasy – that mode which recognizes all realities as primarily symbolic or metaphorical” (1975).  What does it mean to practice from a spiritual perspective?  What is it to bring soul into our work as expressive arts therapists?  The presenters will address these questions, exploring the depth and breadth of practice based in image, metaphor, contemplation, dream, body, and story.  Artmaking activity will expand the conceptual information, allowing participants to find their way in this exploration of the differences and similarities of soul and spirit in clinical arts therapy practice.


This Master Class is part of the multiple-session, 4-day Immersive Training: Archetypal Approaches in the Expressive Arts Therapies. Registration is available separately for each day.

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Josie Abbenante, ATR-BC, LPAT

Josie Abbenante, ATR-BC, LPAT, has taught and practiced art therapy for over 30 years. She added the practice of sandplay to her work 16 years ago. Josie directed art therapy programs at the University of New Mexico and Seton Hill College. She has taught at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Naropa University, Vermont College, and Mount Mary College. In recent years, she was the coordinator and taught in the summer graduate creative arts... Read More →
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Madeline Rugh, PhD, ATR-BC

Madeline Rugh, PhD, ATR-BC, holds a doctorate in adult education, a master’s in art education, and a bachelor’s in painting and drawing. She is currently an assistant professor at St. Gregory's University in Shawnee, Oklahoma, teaching across disciplines in psychology and visual art. Madeline has facilitated numerous workshops both internationally and in the U.S. on the topic of art therapy with disabled older adults, art therapy... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

10:00am

Diagnostic Drawing Series Training: 30 Years of Assessment through Art (Day 1)
ROOM 705

Participants must register for both days to attend

The Diagnostic Drawing Series (DDS) is a standardized three-picture art interview developed in 1982 by art therapist Barry M. Cohen. Not tied to any particular psychological or theoretical model, the DDS was the first art assessment to be systematically correlated with the nomenclature of the DSM. It can be administered individually and in groups with psychiatric and medical populations, where its use has been recommended or required by JCAHO and other authorities. The varied task structure of a DDS elicits valuable content, structural, and process information that, together, can inform clinicians as to the strengths and psychopathology of the subject. 

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Kathryn Johnson, PhD, ATR

Medical Director of Psychosocial Services, Providence Regional Cancer Partnership
Kathryn Johnson, PhD, ATR, is an art therapist and licensed psychologist with 20+ years' experience working in psychiatric and medical facilities. She is a psychologist at the Everett Clinic, where she provides therapy, psychological evaluation, and neuropsychological testing. Kathryn is medical director of psychosocial services at the Providence Regional Cancer Partnership. An adjunct faculty member with Antioch Univ.-Seattle, she is a... Read More →
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Anne Mills, MA, ATR-BC, LPC

Sole proprietor, Art Therapy Services
Anne Mills, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, is director of the Diagnostic Drawing Series Archive, and owner of Art Therapy Services of Washington, DC. Her areas of specialization include supervision and the treatment of survivors of severe early trauma who are highly dissociative. Anne provides resiliency-focused treatment for adolescents and adults who have experienced difficult transitions such as illness, bereavement, and loss of culture (refugees... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Pratt Institute 144 W 14th St, New York, NY

10:00am

Combining Creative Arts Therapy and Yoga: Nurturing Self, Mind & Body
This daylong experiential Master Class will present a theory, approach, and practical system for integrating complementary yoga and creative arts therapy.  Participants will learn how to respond to a variety of clinical issues through yoga, the symbolic hand gestures of mudra, and creative arts directives. Mudra and yoga sequences can engage and facilitate the mind-body in flow. A brief meditation happens next, to further tap into inner resources, followed by the process of creating art for self-expression and reflection strategies for self-awareness and discovery. After participants combine yoga sequences with artmaking, they will form groups, create their own complementary structures, and then present them to the class for participation and discussion. No previous experience with yoga is required.

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Karen Gibbons, ATR-BC, PYT, LCAT

Karen Gibbons, ATR-BC, PYT, LCAT, is a board-certified and NY state licensed art therapist as well as a registered yoga instructor, and soon to be a certified yoga therapist. She is the founder of Yoga and Art NYC. Karen works with individuals and groups combining yoga and art therapy. She has presented at national conferences and has published in the Journal of the American Art Therapy Association. Karen completed the Integrative Yoga... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Balance Arts Center 34 W 28th St, New York, NY

10:00am

CREATE: The Art Therapy Relational Neurobiology Model
In this daylong Master Class, we will discuss CREATE, an interpersonal neurobiology approach to expressive art therapy. Informed by clinical neuroscience, CREATE enables art therapists to develop effective interventions and provide art therapy within a unifying theoretical foundation. Through theoretical introduction, references to clinical neuroscience research, case material, and experiential activity, this presentation will demonstrate how sensory expressive practices can provide safe opportunities for emotional expression, repairing autobiographical memories and increasing resiliency and empathy. For each of the six CREATE principles, participants will learn the basics of the social brain structure and functions, and develop clinically relevant directives for professional application. Information from the presenter's upcoming book will be presented and discussed.

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Joanna Clyde Findlay, MA, ATR, LMFT

Joanna Clyde Findlay, MA, ATR, LMFT, is former faculty at the art therapy department, Phillips Graduate Institute, Encino, CA. An art therapist and certified MARI Mandala trainer, she has practiced and presented for five years in France, where she was the director of the Centre de Psychothérapie et Art Thérapie de Provence. Now in private practice in London, Joanna, a qualified yoga instructor, integrates family therapy, art therapy... Read More →
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Noah Hass-Cohen, PsyD, ATR-BC

Noah Hass-Cohen, PsyD, ATR-BC, is faculty at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant University in Los Angeles. She has developed a theoretical model for art psychotherapy, art therapy relational neurobiology. In Noah’s publications, and national and international presentations, she explores the advantages of therapeutic art making from integrated interpersonal neuroscience perspectives. Noah highlights how multimodal... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Lang Center: The New School Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th Street, NY, NY 10011

10:00am

Erotic Imagination in Expressive Therapy: Exploring Sexuality, Shame & Pleasure
ROOM 211

The erotic imagination is capable of creating an endless variety of images, stories, and scenarios to fuel our fantasy lives. Weaving together elements from our past and present, from culture and childhood, from biology and psychology, our internal erotic lives are often exquisitely sensitive to and expressive of the inner workings of psyche. Using visual art and written word, participants will have the opportunity to explore ways in which the erotic imagination – dreams and fantasies – can help us rise above the past, manage shame, counteract threat, disconfirm painful beliefs, and more fully embrace pleasure. Participants will learn ways to use the expressive arts in exploring their clients' sexuality/sexual concerns in psychotherapy.

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Ginna Clark, MA, LPCC, ATR-BC

Ginna Clark, MA, LPCC, ATR-BC, is an art therapist in private practice in Santa Fe and a PhD candidate in analytic training at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles. She teaches undergraduate and graduate students at Northern New Mexico College and Santa Fe University of Art and Design and is the director of the human sexuality graduate certificate program at Southwestern College.


Thursday November 6, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Pratt Institute 144 W 14th St, New York, NY

10:00am

Facilitating the Healing Journey in the Pediatric Hospital Setting
ROOM 704

Medical Art Therapy with Pediatric Patients: Healing Process, Image, & Story
Lucy Barbera, PhD, LCAT

Children who live with chronic and life-threatening medical conditions involving lengthy and repeated hospitalizations have unique therapeutic needs. Art therapy can provide dynamic opportunities for pediatric patients to develop personal imagery that strengthens and empowers them to be active participants in their own healing process. Strategies for eliciting such personal healing imagery will be presented, with the opportunity to engage with triptych and mask making first hand for future professional application.

Art & Music Therapies: Collaboration in a Hospital Setting
Kendra Carlson, MAAT, ATR
Regina Moreno, MT-BC

Collaboration between expressive arts modalities is beneficial when structured so that each discipline mutually enhances the other. Through anecdotal reports, observations, initial quantitative research from art and music therapy collaborations and interactive activities, this session will highlight strategies for enhancing expressive arts collaboration in follow-up referral, individual, and group collaborative work with inpatients, siblings, and caregivers within a pediatric hospital setting. Discussion will include collaboration as workplace mission, as well as benefits and challenges to patients/participants and therapists.

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Lucy Barbera, PhD, LCAT

Lucy Barbera, PhD, LCAT, is on the faculty of the humanistic multicultural education graduate program at SUNY-New Paltz where for the last 17 years she has developed and teaches courses in expressive arts therapy and expressive arts and social justice. She is a medical art therapist, artist-researcher, and ethnographer. Last year, Lucy received a Research Foundation grant to teach at the SUNY-Upstate Medical University's Golisano Children's... Read More →
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Kendra Carlson, MAAT, ATR

Kendra Carlson, MAAT, ATR, is an art therapist at Bridgeport Hospital, Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, and the Boys and Girls Village. Her work focuses on adolescents with chronic physical and mental illness. Kendra created a grant-based computer art therapy program for resistant adolescents. She has a master's from Albertus Magnus College and is adjunct professor at Springfield College's art therapy graduate program.
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Regina Moreno, MT-BC

Regina Moreno, MT-BC, is a music therapist at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital. She provides music therapy to assist with coping, adjustment, pain management, and procedural support. In addition, Regina has experience with children and adults with intellectual disabilities and physical disabilities, children and adolescents in residential treatment; adults in reintegration programs, and hospice care patients. She is pursuing her... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

10:00am

Inner Voice Dialogue & Edible Container Gardens: A Hybrid for Sowing Resilience

Horticulture is a primordial practice, and its teachings serve as a metaphor for life. Container gardening provides a unique way to reap its therapeutic benefits within the time and space constraints of urban living. In this all-day experiential Master Class, participants will explore how to incorporate Inner Voice Dialogue (IVD) with the process of tending a plant to promote mindfulness, self-care, and self-acceptance. As a nonverbal activity that immerses the senses, gardening is an effective intervention for a wide range of issues, including mood and eating disorders, addictions, and trauma. The workshop will guide participants through the specific requirements of building container gardens, as well as discuss how gardening, when combined with IVD, can nurture active self-exploration and introspection. From seedling to dinner plate, the plant's life cycle can serve as a powerful symbol for personal growth and inner harmony.

 

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Bridgit Dengel Gaspard, LCSW

Bridgit Dengel Gaspard, LCSW, is co-founder of New York Voice Dialogue Institute, and DBT trained. Bridgit’s practice is in New York City. Her expertise lies in helping clients shift perspective and enhance creativity through Inner Voice Dialogue. She contributed a chapter introducing the concept of the “Final Eighth” in The Voice Dialogue Anthology, addressing issues related to being stuck “in sight of the finish... Read More →
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Fran Sorin

Fran Sorin is the author of Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening, which maps out the 7 Stages of Creative Awakening that she developed to help people become more creative in the garden and life, as well as experience greater joy and well-being. With a foreword by Dr. Larry Dossey, her book has been endorsed by Dr. Andrew Weil, Rev. Michael Beckwith, Lama Surya Das, Rabbi Rami Shapiro, Fr. Richard Rohr, and... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
New York City Voice Dialogue Center 630 Ninth Avenue, #212 (at the Film Center Building, near 44th Street)

10:00am

Interpersonal Mindfulness & Action Methods in Group Process
Mindfulness is the anchor to both developing an awareness of self and others, making it a powerful intervention in group process. In this daylong Master Class, participants will learn the theory and practice of mindfulness and a variety of strategies for use in group work. Participants will experience how to use compassion and forgiveness practices to reshape perceptions, psychodrama action methods to increase possibilities for shifting and exploring roles, and sociometry to encourage empathy. Participants, by integrating these strategies with mindfulness, will gain new tools for facilitating interpersonal connections in the group setting. Join us in a day of learning and reflection.

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Jaye Moyer, LCSW-R, TEP

Jaye Moyer, TEP, LCSW-R, has a clinical supervision and private therapy practice in NYC and Orange County, NY. She was clinical supervisor and coordinator of group services at GMHC, and former adjunct faculty at NYU Graduate School of Social Work. Jaye designed and facilitated multiple programs and curricula integrating creativity and group process for agencies, schools, and women’s programs. She is the co-creator and co-facilitator of... Read More →
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Judith Sloan

Co-founder, Artist, Educator, Adjunct Professor Gallatin, NYU, EarSay, Inc.
Judith Sloan is an award-winning writer, audio artist, radio producer and performer. Her new work, YO MISS! is in development with dramaturg Morgan Jenness. She is co-founder with Warren Lehrer of EarSay, a non-profit dedicated to documenting and portraying the lives of uncelebrated individuals. She is a member of the faculty at NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized study where she teaches Oral History, Cultural Identity and the Arts, and... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Hirshon Suite: The New School Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th Street, NY, NY 10011

10:00am

Learning About Ourselves through Our Familes

Family-of-Origin Work: Applying Psychodrama to Systemic Thinking

The value and importance of doing one’s own work has been emphasized by leaders in the fields of family therapy and other schools. The methods of achieving this have been varied; from coaching the individual to re-connect with his/her family of origin to multiple family reunions. This workshop will demonstrate applications of Action Methods (Sociometry. Psychodrama & Group Psychotherapy) in training mental health professionals to do their own work and will offer tools to help clients in similar efforts. J. L. Moreno, the creator of Action Methods, was one of the earliest pioneers of systemic thought and family therapy. In this experiential and interactive workshop, attendees will learn many group building and other techniques to deepen expression and enhance direct communication even in very difficult situations. This theory and these techniques will be taught in ways that can be applied in their own work with individuals, or with groups.

Discovering & Integrating Family Influences through Psychodrama

Psychodrama is a rich and varied modality for personal explorations of many kinds. In ancestral psychodrama, the focus is on members of one’s lineage—those family members who have come before us and/or our clients and have left their imprint, consciously or unconsciously, in the present. Participants will have a chance to discover family patterns over three generations, and will have the opportunity to take the role of one family member, known or unknown, from the past, to bring awareness into the present with messages given and received. Ancestral psychodrama gives participants a chance to experience the struggles and triumphs of early family members, and can help them clear out unfinished business that has left lingering imprints in future generations. Participants will learn and practice this use of extended role reversal as a way of healing energy blocks. Extended role reversal can be used working with individuals or groups.


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Jacob Gershoni, LCSW, CGP, TEP

Jacob Gershoni, LCSW, CGP, TEP, is a certified group psychotherapist in private practice, and also certified as Trainer, Educator, and Practitioner (TEP) by the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. He is the co-director of the Psychodrama Training Institute, where leads ongoing therapy, training groups and open workshops. Formerly, a medical social worker at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and a... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Balance Arts Center 34 W 28th St, New York, NY

10:00am

Miniatures, Myth & Meaning in Sandplay Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapies

ROOM 714

This presentation provides an overview of the tools, technique, and process of sandplay therapy along with related expressive arts modalities with special emphasis on the therapeutic use of miniatures. Exploring the theme of the miniature in myth and fairytale and elucidating the archetype of the tiny hero, participants will deepen their understanding of what accounts for the therapeutic potency of the small, diminutive figures and symbols used in sandplay therapy, floor games, and related sandtray therapies. The art of creating a miniature collection for use in clinical practice will be discussed, from the practicalities of what figures to include and where to find them, to maintaining and tending a collection, to understanding how the collection mirrors the personality of the therapist and enhances the therapeutic transference. This workshop will incorporate hands-on experiential activities including miniature and sandtray making, individual expression with miniatures, and collaborative sandtray exercises. Participants will be able to take home their creations to use in their own therapeutic practices. 

 

This Master Class is part of the multiple-session, 4-day Immersive Training: Archetypal Approaches in the Expressive Arts TherapiesRegistration is available separately for each day


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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 →


Thursday November 6, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

10:00am

Moving with The Selves: Integrating Voice Dialogue & Dance Therapies
This experiential, daylong Master Class is designed to illuminate a myriad of ways to integrate movement and music in Voice Dialogue Therapy in both inpatient and outpatient settings. An introduction to Voice Dialogue and the Psychology of the Selves will be reviewed, followed by a series of exercises exploring movement and music approaches. Together, the group will explore 3 different types of music that support and enhance this work, including music created especially for the Dancing with the Selves process, and then explore self-created percussion music, as well as commercially available music. The Selves in Motion is powerfully experiential, designed to teach professionals how to enhance their therapeutic repertoire and develop new skills. No previous experience with dance therapy or Inner Voice Dialogue is required.

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Dassie Hoffman, PhD, DTR-BC, LCAT

Dassie Hoffman, PhD, DTR/BC, LCAT, co-founder of New York Voice Dialogue Institute, serves as senior staff at the Drs. Stone’s Voice Dialogue International. She is editor of the 2012 publication of The Voice Dialogue Anthology. Dassie’s private practice focuses on voice dialogue in relationships, employing varied creative arts modalities. Dassie has presented voice dialogue in numerous settings. Her articles have appeared in the... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
The New York Voice Dialogue Institute 161 W 54th St #804, New York, NY 10019

10:00am

Self-Exploration through SoulCollage®
ROOM 712

Immerse yourself for 6 hours in this daylong Master Class that features the soul-satisfying process of SoulCollage®, where you create your personal deck of collaged cards. Step inside the images that call to you, and realize how simple—yet profound—this process can be in helping provide guidance, self-exploration, and understanding for your clients and you. You will begin to learn how you can consult your cards by doing readings alone or in small groups. We will also explore the power of SoulCollage® to foster transformative creative community.

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Robin Kellett, LMHC, CRC

Robin Kellett, MEd, LMHC/LPC, CRC, is a licensed mental health counselor who has enjoyed a lifetime of practice with piecing together beads, tiles, fabrics, and paper for personal pleasure. She has worked in the field of psychiatric rehabilitation for over 25 years and has a private psychotherapy practice specializing in EMDR treatment for trauma, anxiety and addictions. Robin became a facilitator certified in SoulCollage® in 2013. She... Read More →
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Jennifer Navarro, MA, ATR-BC, LMHC

Jennifer Navarro, MA, ATR-BC, LMHC, has worked with children, adults, and elders in a variety of settings. She currently works at a state hospital with adults who have long-term mental health issues. Jennifer maintains a private practice in Boston, where she provides supervision to recent graduates. Her artistic interests include altered books, polymer clay, fiber arts, and mixed-media collage. She has been a trained SoulCollage facilitator since... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

10:00am

Treating Trauma & Emotional Dysregulation through Intermodal Expressive Therapies
ROOM 710

This Master Class will include a brief overview of the neurological theory of how trauma and emotional dysregulation occurs. We will present a model of treating trauma and dysregulation through various expressive art modalities including visual art, music, movement and playback theater. Emphasis will be on the power of Intermodal Transfers, a method of re-expressing and re-purposing material from one modality to another to deepen integration and transformation. Participants will learn to articulate the key psycho-physiological dynamics of trauma and emotional dysregulation to clients, and understand the process of using Intermodal Transfers of artistic mediums to access and enhance emotional and psychological resources needed to resolve trauma and nurture emotional regulation.

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Kevin Makarewicz, MA, LPC, LMT

Kevin Makarewicz, MA, LPC, LMT, EMDR-certified, has a master's in expressive therapy from Lesley University. He has 30 years of clinical experience with families and groups using expressive therapies treating trauma, attachment, and emotional dysregulation. Kevin has had a private practice for more than 12 years and completed postgraduate trainings in direct synchronous bonding, dynamic attachment therapy, body synergy, and transactional... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

10:00am

Using Role-Play to Teach Kids How to Stop Being Bullied
ROOM 715

Bullying is one of the most common complaints of kids who come to counseling or therapy. Most professionals, though, don't have an effective way of helping them. Furthermore, the research shows that the programs and policies that require schools to protect kids from bullying are by-and-large ineffective. This workshop will teach a quick and highly effective method for teaching kids why they are bullied and how make it stop without anyone else’s help. It is fun for both the client and the professional, and is especially well suited to those who use drama as a modality. The method can be used with individual clients as well as with groups and in school assemblies. Bullying happens not only among kids in school, but throughout the lifetime, and most of all at home. The same method can be used to help almost all clients with interpersonal problems, including marital conflict. Workplace bullying has also become a growing concern, and you will learn how to use role-playing to teach adults to turn hostility into harmony at work.

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Israel "Izzy" Kalman, MS

Israel (“Izzy”) Kalman, MS, is a psychotherapist and a nationally certified school psychologist with close to four decades of work experience. He is creator/director of Bullies to Buddies, Inc., author of numerous publications and products for teaching people how to quickly solve relationship problems through the practical application of the “Golden Rule,” and writes a blog on bullying for Psychology Today. Izzy has... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

10:00am

West African Drumming in Groups: Promoting Community & Healing
ROOM 701

West African drumming is an ancient art that uses rhythm and group interaction to promote community and healing. In this experiential daylong Master Class, participants will learn the basic structure of a therapeutic drumming session and practice how to lead simple warm-up activities with drums and found percussion items. The presenter will share neurological research that demonstrate the benefits of drumming, and will also discuss the cultural history of West African drumming and teach traditional rhythms. By highlighting its uses in traditional rites of passage rituals, participants will gain insight into how group drumming can have therapeutic applications for adolescents, including those growing up in Western cultures.

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Tom Harris, MS

Tom Harris, MS, has been working with adolescents and families in distress since 1978. In 1996 he developed a therapeutic drumming program based on traditional West African drumming, to be used at a residential treatment center with children and youth with significant mental health and behavioral challenges. Since then, Tom has developed a 12-month certification training for therapeutic drumming, which he offers at the Joseph M. Brown Therapeutic... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

10:00am

Healing the Fury of Children & Adolescents: Creative Play Therapy Interventions
ROOM 213

In recent years, considerable focus has been placed on the attachment and trauma histories of youth who commit acts of violence. Aggression in children is multi-determined and not fully understood, but among its contributing factors are the threads of biology, including genetic factors and neurobiology, personality, family, social, and cultural issues that are woven together in a complex developmental tapestry. This all-day workshop will provide a summary of the current knowledge about these contributing factors, demonstrating the relationship between play therapy interventions and the research that informs them. Based on clinical experience in both private practice and residential treatment settings, the presenter will discuss an integrative approach consisting of non-directive Child-Centered Play Therapy and directive strategies that promote healing and change. In particular, participants will learn the key components of an attachment security intervention through the didactics of fostering the therapist's perceptivity and observation skills. There will be hands-on opportunities to try out the presented strategies, as well as other experiential learning activities to further conceptual clarity. This workshop is intended to help therapists explore the healing power of brief interactions (relationship moments) in their therapeutic practice.

Eligible for APT continuing education credits

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David A. Crenshaw, PhD, ABPP, RPT-S

David A. Crenshaw, PhD, ABPP, RPT-S, is the clinical director of the Children's Home of Poughkeepsie and faculty associate at Johns Hopkins University. He is past president of the New York Association for Play Therapy, past president of the Hudson Valley Psychological Association, a board certified clinical psychologist, and a fellow of APA, and of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychology. David is also a registered play therapy... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Pratt Institute 144 W 14th St, New York, NY

10:00am

Destruction & Transformation in Art & Therapy: Re-Framing, Re-Forming, Re-Claiming
ROOM 705

Artmaking incorporates the interrelationship between the artist and media, the fabrication and deconstruction of images, and a “reveal” that stimulates a descriptive narrative. Whether client or therapist, the construction of personal art forms is inherently mobilizing psychologically: the bisociative process of artmaking prompts a temporary state of disequilibrium between thought and emotion that is self-consistent yet incompatible. Further, the “resolution” of the creative act generates personal growth. Participants in this Master Class will explore key concepts surrounding the therapeutic role of creative destruction and the reparation of images that fosters fertile ground for self-repair. Participants will discover how this phenomenon affects one's transformative journey, which will be amplified through artmaking and group discussion. Case material from various client populations will illustrate ways to incorporate this approach into clinical practice. 

NOTE: Please bring a meaningful personal object to deconstruct and a book to alter for this workshop, as well as trinkets and ephemera that you would like to use throughout the artmaking day. An email with further details will be sent prior to the Summit.

Faculty
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Mindy Jacobson-Levy, MCAT, ATR-BC, LPC, DVATA HLM

Mindy Jacobson-Levy, MCAT, ATR-BC, LPC, DVATA HLM, DVATA HLM, is a board certified, registered art psychotherapist, and licensed professional counselor specializing in eating disorders, body image, and trauma. She has maintained a private practice in PA and NJ since 1980, and has numerous publications including Finding Your Voice through Creativity: The Art and Journaling Workbook for Disordered Eating, and Guidelines for Treating Dissociative... Read More →
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Gretchen Miller, MA, ATR-BC, CTC

Gretchen Miller, MA, ATR-BC, CTC, is a registered board-certified art therapist and certified trauma consultant, and has a private practice in Cleveland. She specializes in using art in trauma intervention related to domestic violence, homelessness, grief, and loss with youth and women. Gretchen is also an adjunct professor for Ursuline College's art therapy and counseling program and is a past president of Ohio's Buckeye Art Therapy Association... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

10:00am

Emotional Healing through Hand Papermaking

The dynamic process of hand papermaking takes the artist through cycles of deconstruction and reconstruction while providing a safe container for therapeutic experiences and emotional healing. In this daylong Master Class, participants will learn about the history of hand papermaking, gain experiential understanding of its therapeutic processes, and leave with practical tools for incorporating this ancient art form into modern-day clinical practice. Participants can expect to dip their hands into the papermaking process and explore various techniques for creating and activating paper made from clothing. The facilitators will share how they have adapted this modality for a variety of settings and populations to include adult veterans of war, inpatient adolescents with depression, anxiety, and eating disorders, and at the bedside with medically hospitalized children and teenagers.

 

 

 

Please Note: There is a $20 materials fee for this session. Wear comfortable clothing that you won’t mind getting a little wet. Closed-toed shoes with good traction (rubbers or light rain boots, particularly) are recommended since floors get wet during the course of the papermaking process.

Faculty
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Amy Bucciarelli, MS, ATR-BC, LMHC

Art Therapist and Lecturer, UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine
Amy Bucciarelli, MS, ATR-BC, LMHC, is a board certified art therapist and licensed mental health counselor. Amy does clinical work for UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine and University of Florida Pediatrics in Gainesville, FL. She is a faculty member for the UF Center for Arts in Medicine and the UF Innovation Academy. | | Amy received her MS in art therapy from Florida State University. She utilizes her educational experience to explore... Read More →
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Genevieve S. Camp, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, RYT

Program Coordinator, UF Health Eating Disorder Recovery Center
Genevieve S. Camp, MA, ATR-BC, LMHC, RYT is the program coordinator at the Eating Disorder Recovery Center in Gainesville, FL. She holds a master's in art therapy from The George Washington University. Genevieve first discovered her love of paper and book arts in 2001 while studying art in Italy, which led to concentrated study in printmaking. Her interests include using art and yoga to promote mind-body healing and exploring the use of hand... Read More →
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Amy Jacobs, Master Papermaker

Master Papermaker, Dieu Donne


Thursday November 6, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Dieu Donne 315 W 36th St, New York, NY

10:00am

SAORI: Mindfulness Weaving for Everyone
It's easy to express yourself through color, texture, and rhythm with SAORI weaving arts — a form of mindfulness meditation weaving from Japan. Dedicated to free expression and self-development, Loop of the Loom is bringing this method (suitable for people of all ages) to New York City; their free-form "happy weaving" approach employs brightly-hued natural fibers and threads. Their goal is not solely to teach a craft, but to encourage self-exploration and facilitate personal growth. In this daylong Master Class, participants will learn about the origins of SAORI, and how it is currently being used by people of all ages and abilities. SAORI origami clothing will also be featured, as well as how this form of "holistic healing weaving" is being used in hospitals and homeless shelters. Participants will be given ample opportunity to spend time at the looms.  Join us to celebrate the beauty of imperfection, an aesthetic that is eminently compatible with the creative arts in therapy! 

Faculty
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Ria G. Hawks, MS, CNS, CPNP

Ria G. Hawks, MS, CNS, CPNP, is a pediatric nurse practitioner at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian Hospital and adjunct facility at Bank Street College of Education, Graduate School, in the Child Life program. Her clinical interests include integrative approaches to ease the suffering of children with cancer. Ria volunteers and supervises at a weekly program of SAORI weaving at the Hope’s and Heroes... Read More →
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Loop of the Loom

Loop of the Loom
SAORI weaving, SAORI fashion pattern books, SAORI clothings and accessories, BENGALA Natural Mud Dye, MASUHISA Handspun Organic Cotton Yarns & Indigo Yarns, and more cone yarns imported from Japan.
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Jennifer Murphy, ATR-BC, LMHC

| Jennifer Murphy, ATR-BC, LMHC, graduated from Lesley University’s expressive therapy program with a focus in art therapy. She has worked with several populations including adolescents with traumatic brain injury, homeless adults, and adults who experience mental illness. Currently, Jennifer is the art therapy coordinator at the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, a Department of Mental Health facility in Jamaica Plain, MA, where she runs... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Saori Weaving: Loop of the Loom 227 E 87th St, New York, NY

5:45pm

Guided Tour of the American Folk Art Museum

2 Lincoln Square 
Columbus Avenue at 66th Street

Meet in Museum atrium    5:45 sharp

Ralph Fasanella: Lest We Forget
Ralph Fasanella (1914–1997) celebrated the common man and tackled complex issues of postwar America in colorful, socially minded paintings. This exhibition celebrates the one hundredth anniversary of the artist’s birth and brings together key works from a career spanning fifty-two years. Fasanella was born in the Bronx and grew up in working-class neighborhoods of New York; he became a tireless advocate for laborers’ rights, first as a union organizer and later as a painter.

Willem van Genk: Mind Traffic 
This is the first monographic exhibition of works by the internationally acclaimed Dutch artist Willem van Genk (1927-2005) to be presented in the United States. The exhibition includes over forty artworks: panoramic paintings, collages, drawings, personal notes, sculptures of trolleys, and an installation of raincoats (van Genk collected hundreds of raincoats over the course of his lifetime). This comprehensive selection provides an overview of the artist’s oeuvre and insight into his creative processes, methods, and themes. Van Genk’s artworks usually depict intricately layered and densely networked urban panoramas and reference interconnectivity. He was a restless stockpiler of information, factoids, and trivia: from this perspective, the artworks can be seen as memory palaces—visualizations implemented to organize and recall information. These imaginary landscapes serve as sophisticated devices and scaffolds to map hidden forces, since the artist believed that all things were connected via both visible and invisible networks.


Thursday November 6, 2014 5:45pm - 6:30pm
American Folk Art Museum

6:30pm

Eataly, The High Line & Meatpacking District
Limited Capacity seats available

Led by Steve Sickles of Urban Wonderer

Meet - Herald Square (NW corner of Broadway & 32nd Street)

5:30 pm Gather & Greet. Tour begins at 6:30 pm.

Explore several neighborhoods in the heart of it all! Begin your tour at one of New York’s “best kept secret” meeting establishments, Herald Square, which has an extraordinary view of the Empire State Building! Then move on to Mario Batali’s amazing culinary expo market “Eataly.” At Eataly’s rooftopBirreria (or Beer Garden), enjoy a light dinner from a menu of sandwiches, salumi (cured meats), formaggi (cheeses), and other delectable specialties. Afterwards we’ll stop at Billy’s Bakery in Chelsea to pick up cupcakes, cookies, cheesecakes, and other desserts to go. Then we’ll stroll The High Line, the scenic elevated pedestrian walkway (and prairie plant haven!) that was converted from a section of elevated freight railroad line (formerly called the West Side Line). We’ll leave Chelsea and arrive at the Meatpacking District, with an overview of the colorful history of these neighborhoods. Our final destination is Café Pastis, made famous by Sex and The City, a great place to enjoy a coffee or nightcap.

$10 ticket required; available via online registration. Strictly limited to 12 participants.


Thursday November 6, 2014 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Herald Square NW corner of Broadway & 32nd Street

6:30pm

Word, Sound and Spirit: A Restorative Evening Workshop
Focusing the breath and body in chant has been used since the beginning of time to lift the spirit and celebrate the divine. More recently, it has been proven to re-energize those who suffer clinical depression.  By combining chant with the healing aspects of creative writing and mindfulness practice, we access a powerful tool for therapy.  

Join us for a restorative evening of writing, chant, and mindfulness meditation. We will draw on the inspiration of poets like Rumi and Mary Oliver, as well as mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. Tap into your spiritual energy through meditative writing, and learn to write a chant in the tradition of Hildegard of Bingen, the twelfth century mystic, healer, and composer.  Use your chant for your own personal mantra or as a form of mindfulness in your clinical or teaching practice. A great way to end your first day at the Summit—or begin your Summit journey. No previous experience or talents are necessary. 

Not included with Summit or Symposium Registration

Tickets $30 online  •  $40 at door, pending availability

This evening workshop is also part of the multiple-session, 4-day Immersive Training: Archetypal Approaches in the Expressive Arts Therapies. Registration available separately.


Faculty
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Nancy Kilgore, MDiv, DMin

Nancy Kilgore, MDiv, DMin, LPP, has been a licensed pastoral psychotherapist for over 20 years in private practice in Hanover, New Hampshire and Burlington, Vermont. A former parish pastor and director of pastoral counseling at West Central Behavioral Health, a division of Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, she leads workshops on writing as a spiritual/healing practice for clergy, psychotherapists, and other groups throughout the U.S. She is... Read More →
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Lindsey Warren, BM, MM

Lindsey Warren, MM, BM, is the founder and director of Ensemble Zephyrus and the Vermont Baroque Collective. She has taught at McGill University and Johnson State College and currently teaches at Vermont Independent School of the Arts in Sharon, Vermont. With a focus in the creativity and spirituality of sacred music as manifested in the music of Hildegard of Bingen, Lindsey leads workshops throughout New England on chant and meditation.


Thursday November 6, 2014 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Wollman Hall: The New School 66 W. 12th Street, NY, NY 10011

7:00pm

Empathy, Neurology, and the Creative Brain
Like all competent psychotherapists, expressive arts therapists are likely aware of the importance of empathy in daily life and effective psychotherapy. And like helping professionals of all persuasions, they must be alert to signs of physical pain—in addition to psychological distress—in their clients. A significant distinction of expressive therapists is their unique sensitivity to creative capacity in their clients, and the overall importance of creativity in wellness, resilience, and healing.

In addition to reviewing the neurological basis of creativity and empathy, we will explore biological factors that can complicate these functions, both for clients and their therapists. For instance, physical illnesses can have specific effects on brain areas that control empathy and creativity.  New scientific findings shed light on the connection between depression and empathy, and the complicated relation between emotional tone and artistic performance.

Common medical treatments, too, can have side effects that alter artistic drive or empathic skill: One commonly used migraine medicine suppresses brain areas needed for artistic emotion. Some medications for Parkinson’s disease can drive compulsive painting or musical composition.  Even low carbohydrate diets have effects that protect the brain in some groups of people but may impair motivation and decision-making in others.

This talk will highlight the relationship between disease and creativity, pain and empathy. The material covered will not only pertain to your patients’ wellbeing and productivity, but also have implications for your own.

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Alice Flaherty, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Alice Flaherty is a professor of neurology and psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Her research focuses on brain systems that control human drives, whether to walk, talk, or create. Alice is the author of The Midnight Disease and The MGH Handbook of Neurology, and the children's picture book, The Luck of the Loch Ness Monster. Each has received national awards and two have been dramatized. Known as an advocate for the abilities of the... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Lang Center: The New School Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th Street, NY, NY 10011
 
Friday, November 7
 

9:30am

Art As—and Is—Therapy: Hands-On Teachings of Edith Kramer (Day 2)

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. They will be sharing Kramer’s ideas about Art as Therapy in a two-day intensive on building a mindful, collaborative, strengths-based, culturally adaptable art therapy practice. They will weave experiential evidence throughout the didactic segments that will allow the concepts to be carefully integrated for participants. Discover how Edith Kramer used art to promote well-being, strengths, and inner resources. Identify (1) how art therapy can support emotional, psychological, and social well-being; (2) how art therapy can optimize daily functioning in the lives of clients, patients, and therapists. Through art-as-therapy experiences that focus on resilience, participants will learn a broad range of interventions focusing on encouraging strengths and independence.

Registration is available separately for each day. Attend either or both.

Faculty
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →


Friday November 7, 2014 9:30am - 4:30pm
School of Visual Arts 132 West 21st Street

10:00am

Arts-based Applications of Jungian Psychology: Creative Pathways to Individuation
Jungian psychology maintains a core belief that human beings are in a continuous process of development. This ongoing creative cycle is greatly aided by the discovery of archetypes that speak to common human experiences. In his essay “The Stages of Life,” Carl Jung wrote, “It is only possible to live the fullest life when we are in harmony with these symbols; wisdom is a return to them.” Creative and expressive arts processes when viewed through an archetypal framework invite us to identify patterns that connect our personal experience to the universal human condition. 

Arts-based Applications of Jungian Psychology

The basics of Jung’s ideas on the structure and content of the psyche will be discussed as a foundation for exploring symbolic processes with particular reference to archetypes, symbols, and the Hero’s Journey.

NOTE: Registration for this two-day Intensive is available separately for each day. Attend either or both.

This Master Class is also part of the multiple-session, 4-day Immersive Training: Archetypal Approaches in the Expressive Arts TherapiesRegistration is available separately for each day.

Faculty
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Jordan S. Potash, PhD, ATR-BC, REAT, LCAT

| Jordan S. Potash, PhD, ATR-BC, REAT, LCAT, is visiting assistant professor in art therapy at The George Washington University and honorary lecturer at the Centre on Behavioral Health, University of Hong Kong. He has taught Jungian, archetypal, and imaginal psychology, and expressive arts therapy in the U.S., Hong Kong, and Israel. Jordan is published in the International Journal of Jungian Studies and co-edited Art Therapy in Asia: To the... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Wollman Hall: The New School 66 W. 12th Street, NY, NY 10011

10:00am

Queen, Crone, Magician: Archetypes of the Mature Feminine
ROOM 704

There is a difference between aging and aging consciously. This daylong Master Class will explore different female archetypes to provide insight into women's experience of aging. By delving into these archetypes, participants will discover their own stereotypes concerning growing older. Through creative writing and artmaking, culminating in a ceremony, participants will learn how to release their negative assumptions about aging and embrace those qualities they choose to carry on their journey into the later stages of life. Join us to experience a process that can be shared in your clinical practice.

This Master Class is also part of the multiple-session, 4-day Immersive Training: Archetypal Approaches in the Expressive Arts TherapiesRegistration is available separately for each day.

Faculty
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Sally Brucker, ATR-BC, LCSW-C, CAGS, CLCC

Sally Brucker, ATR-BC, LCSW, CAGS, CLCC, has been an art therapist, educator and workshop leader for over 25 years. She holds master’s degrees in early childhood special education, art therapy, and clinical social work. Sally has been a visiting professor at Gallaudet University, Art Therapy Italiana, Hampshire College, Harmony Institute (St Petersburg, Russia), and Institute for Psychology (Moscow, Russia). She is on the faculty of... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

10:00am

Positive Ethics: A New, Empowering Approach to Ethical Practice
ROOM 710

Ethics training is often experienced as boring, full of legal jargon, and overly simplistic in providing guidelines for managing the complexities of real-life therapeutic relationships. This workshop will provide an overview of three philosophical approaches to ethics and introduce Positive Ethics, a holistic approach to help professionals aspire towards their highest ethical potential rather than simply following guidelines and regulations. Positive Ethics seeks to expand therapist awareness and nurture positive ideals to better integrate the profession's rules with its aspirational principles. After the didactic portion of the workshop, participants will engage in experiential activities to identify their strengths and values as working therapists, then formulate their new ethical visions towards their personal and professional lives through creative writing and artmaking.

Faculty
avatar for Gioia Chilton, PhD, ATR-BC

Gioia Chilton, PhD, ATR-BC

Co-Founder, Creative Wellbeing Workshops
Gioia Chilton, PhD, ATR-BC, is co-founder of Creative Wellbeing Workshops, which provides training on wellbeing and stress management. She serves as adjunct faculty at George Washington University’s Graduate Art Therapy Program, Marymount University and is a graduate of the new Ph.D. Program in Creative Arts Therapies at Drexel University. She has received multiple awards: Potomac Art Therapy Association (PATA) Professional Scholarship, the... Read More →
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Rebecca Wilkinson, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT

Rebecca Wilkinson, MA, ATR-BC, is co-founder of Creative Wellbeing Workshops, LLC, which provides individuals and organizations with training and resources for managing stress, preventing burnout, and increasing wellbeing. She facilitates workshops through the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts in Washington, DC, for individuals struggling with severe illness, their caregivers, and for healthcare professionals. Rebecca also has extensive... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

10:00am

Diagnostic Drawing Series Training: 30 Years of Assessment through Art (Day 2)
ROOM 705

Day 2 of this 2-Day Training Intensive
Participants must register for both days to attend

For session description, please refer to Thursday listing.

Faculty
avatar for Kathryn Johnson, PhD, ATR

Kathryn Johnson, PhD, ATR

Medical Director of Psychosocial Services, Providence Regional Cancer Partnership
Kathryn Johnson, PhD, ATR, is an art therapist and licensed psychologist with 20+ years' experience working in psychiatric and medical facilities. She is a psychologist at the Everett Clinic, where she provides therapy, psychological evaluation, and neuropsychological testing. Kathryn is medical director of psychosocial services at the Providence Regional Cancer Partnership. An adjunct faculty member with Antioch Univ.-Seattle, she is a... Read More →
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Anne Mills, MA, ATR-BC, LPC

Sole proprietor, Art Therapy Services
Anne Mills, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, is director of the Diagnostic Drawing Series Archive, and owner of Art Therapy Services of Washington, DC. Her areas of specialization include supervision and the treatment of survivors of severe early trauma who are highly dissociative. Anne provides resiliency-focused treatment for adolescents and adults who have experienced difficult transitions such as illness, bereavement, and loss of culture (refugees... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Pratt Institute 144 W 14th St, New York, NY

10:00am

5-Element Theory: Applying Ancient Wisdom to Clinical Practice
ROOM 211

The 5-Element Theory is an ancient Chinese phenomenological model based on the cycles and interrelationships of the five earthly elements: fire, earth, metal, water, and wood. Used in traditional Asiatic medicine in diagnostic and treatment protocols, its symbolics can be used in the modern therapeutic context to embody complex dynamics in our environment and ourselves. This all-day Master Class will introduce the theoretical underpinnings of the 5-Element Theory, as well as review case examples that support its basic concepts. By expanding on various psychotherapeutic ideas such as attunement, embodied empathic resonance, and interpersonal psychobiological synchrony, this ancient theory can be applied in the clinical arts practice to promote socioemotional well-being. Participants will also learn the value of the 5-Element Theory in understanding transference and countertransference, making it a helpful tool for art therapists of all modalities.

Faculty
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Mitchell Kossak, PhD, REAT, LMHC

Associate Professor, Lesley University
Mitchell Kossak, PhD, REAT, LMHC, is the former division director for Expressive Therapies at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. He continues to be an associate professor He has worked as an expressive arts therapist since 1983 and has been a licensed clinical counselor, since 1994. Mitchell has written about and presented his research on attunement, improvisation, and embodied states of consciousness at conferences nationally and... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Pratt Institute 144 W 14th St, New York, NY

10:00am

Creative, Biopsychosocial & Spiritual Approaches to Addiction Recovery

The 12-Step program is a valuable tool for addiction recovery, but some patients need additional assistance to maximize its therapeutic benefits. In this all-day experiential class, the presenters will discuss how to develop a multimodal arts program for drug and alcohol rehabilitation. After an introductory survey of addiction and the 12 steps, participants will learn specific techniques and creative activities to aid the patient towards recovery, including movement and dreamwork. Using both biopsychosocial and spiritual approaches, this workshop will demonstrate how practices in mind-body integration can strengthen rehabilitation. The pragmatics of introducing, developing and implementing a viable integrated program in an alcohol and drug agency will be discussed.

NOTE: Attendees are strongly recommended to be psychologically prepared for personal exploration and discovery in this workshop.


Faculty
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Lia Falzon FOT, DTATI, ATPPP

Lia Falzon, FOT, DTATI, ATPPP, is a certified Focusing therapist, a graduate of the Toronto Art Therapy Institute and of the advanced training program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (ATPPP Toronto Psychoanalytic Society). She is the resident art therapist at the Vitanova Foundation, where she facilitates groups and individual art therapy. Lia maintains a private practice in Toronto, Canada.
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Lynn McKnight LPC, LPC/S, MAC, CCS, LCAS, ATR-BC

Lynn McKnight, LPC, LPC/S, MAC, CCS, LCAS, ATR-BC, has managed numerous alcohol and drug treatment centers such as the Pavilion Outpatient Services in Carolina, and Crossroads Treatment Center in Antigua, West Indies. Her credentials include licensed professional counselor, supervisor, certified clinical supervisor, master addictions counselor, and registered and board certified art therapist. Lynn was the AATA chairperson for the Art Therapy and... Read More →
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Mary Fuller Ashmore McGee, BA

Mary Fuller Ashmore McGee, BA, began her career as art director of WRDW Television in Augusta, Georgia. For the last 20 years, she has been a holistic counselor and wellness advocate, studying in Japan, Mexico, Canada, and Europe. She received a degree in art therapy from Converse College in 2013, in addition to certification as a spiritual director from the Haden Institute. She leads groups for the Commission of Alcohol and Drug Abuse at the... Read More →


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

10:00am

Dissociation, Re-Enactment & Relational Dilemmas with Traumatized Patients
ROOM 509 
The New School
66 W. 12th Street, NY, NY 10011; (5nd floor; Building is between 5th and 6th Avenues).


In treating patients who struggle with the aftereffects of trauma or chronic shock, we, as clinicians, can sometimes unwittingly enable or perpetuate their trauma cycles. In this advanced Master Class for those with clinical experience in treating trauma, we will examine the Trauma Role System to deepen the understanding of the therapist's role in negotiating difficult moments in the patient's treatment. This session uses dramatic techniques to identify and embody the trauma dynamic in order to consider the following: how efforts to protect the individuals with whom we work can enable the trauma cycle; how our own unformulated material can enter the treatment relationship; and how an understanding of the psychodynamics of this process can aid us in negotiating the subtle, tender edge of therapeutic versus re-traumatic human exchange.

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Craig Haen, PhD, RDT, CGP, FAGPA, LCAT

Craig Haen, PhD, RDT, CGP, FAGPA, LCAT, SYMPOSIUM CHAIR, has been working clinically with people impacted by interpersonal, developmental, and familial trauma for 15 years, including the training of crisis teams and schools in responding to the immediate aftermath of mass trauma events. He has a private practice in White Plains, New York where he treats children, adolescents, adults, and families. He is a graduate adjunct faculty member at NYU... Read More →
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Maria Hodermarska, MA, RDT, CASAC, LCAT

Maria Hodermarska, MA, RDT, CASAC, ICADAC, LCAT, is a licensed creative arts therapist, a registered drama therapist, a credentialed alcoholism and substance abuse counselor and an internationally certified alcohol and drug abuse counselor. She has been a professor in the graduate program in drama therapy at NYU Steinhardt since 1995. Currently Maria works as a drama therapist for Project Common Bond, an international program for young people who... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Room 509 (New School) 66 W. 12th Street

10:00am

Enhancing Therapeutic Communication, Response, and Interaction through Alexander Technique
This experiential Master Class is designed to help enhance how you respond physically to your clients. It will show you how to pause, and respond purposefully to whatever overt or covert affect or content comes your way in the course of a session. Observing yourself in this way is inspiring, centering, and helps you maintain both energy and poise. The Alexander Technique focuses on core principles related to moving and thinking that can facilitate choices for positive change. These include concepts such as awareness, inhibition, and direction. Throughout the day, we will work in small groups and pairs, observing ourselves and each other in this process. We will consider our overall tension response, breathing, eye focus, sense of the ground, length of stature, and vocal production. No previous experience is required; dress for a day of moving, and a moving day!

Faculty
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Suzanne Garrison, MS, R-DMT, LCAT

Suzanne Garrison, MS, R-DMT, LCAT, is a dance/movement therapist currently working on an adult inpatient psychiatric unit at Kings County Hospital. She is a 2012 graduate of Pratt Institute, with a master's in dance/movement therapy. While at Pratt, Suzanne completed thesis research on survivors of sex trafficking. Prior to becoming a dance/movement therapist, she performed and choreographed extensively in the U.S. and Japan. Suzanne's research... Read More →
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Judith Muir, MM, MAmSAT

Judith Muir, MM, MAmSAT, is a senior Alexander technique teacher with 30 years of international experience. She is a founding member of the American Society of Alexander Teachers, runs a teacher training course, and for 12 years taught the Alexander technique in the theatre department at Bard College. Judith’s involvement with the Alexander Technique started at music college where she discovered that one Alexander lesson helped improve... Read More →
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Ann Rodiger, MA, M-AmSAT, RSME

Ann Rodiger, MA, M-AmSAT, RSME, is the founder/director of the Balance Arts Center in New York City. She has been teaching the Alexander Technique for over 30 years and is the director of the BAC Alexander Technique AmSAT certified teacher training program. Ann has taught at several universities, including the University of Illinois-Urbana, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, City College NYC, and University of Hawaii-Manoa. Her graduate work in... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Balance Arts Center 34 W 28th St, New York, NY

10:00am

Expressive Arts Therapists as Supervisors: Differentiating Roles
ROOM 712

The duties of an expressive arts therapist and that of an arts therapies supervisor can be difficult to differentiate at times. This experiential Master Class will use artmaking to explore the differences between these two roles, focusing on themes including: psychotherapeutic intersubjectivity, self-disclosure issues, professional hierarchies, parallel treatment experiences, and more. By contrasting the procedures and goals of therapists and supervisors, participants will learn to enhance their professional experience as supervisors and strengthen their problem-solving skills in a variety of scenarios, resulting in enhanced efficacy in clinical practice, as supervisors, and as supervisees. We'll also spend time making art and exploring its use in working through complicated professional issues, so that participants will be able to incorporate creative expression upon their return to clinical and training situations.

Faculty
avatar for Daphna Markman Zinemanas, PhD, ATR

Daphna Markman Zinemanas, PhD, ATR

Lecturer, Haifa University, Kibuzim College
Daphna Markman-Zinemanas, ATR, PhD, has been an art therapist since 1986 and an artist. She is a lecturer in the school of art therapy at Haifa University and the Kibbutzim College. Daphna also has a private art psychotherapy practice. Her most recent publications include the chapter, Parent-child (dyadic) Art Psychotherapy and Trauma - When the implicit becomes explicit, in Kerr, C. (Ed), Multicultural Family Art Therapy (Routledge... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

10:00am

Expressive Photography & Journaling: Mobile Devices as Agents of Healing
ROOM 408

This all-day Master Class will introduce a novel way that clients can use their mobile devices to foster in-the-moment awareness. Cell phone and tablet photography can also facilitate improved communication and introspection; the practice of taking meaningful snapshots can help individuals broaden their perspectives on life and self. Participants will learn the principles of contemplative photography in addition to a variety of at-home and on-the-go photography assignments. The presenter will also demonstrate how combining smart phone photography with journaling techniques can enhance the creative healing process, helping clients suffering from depression or poor self-image with a unique opportunity for transformation. Participants are asked to bring their own phone or digital tablet to partake in this experiential Master Class. 

NOTE: Please d
ress for indoor and outdoor learning!

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Susan Reuling Furness, MEd, PTR–M/S, LCPC, LMFT

Susan Reuling Furness, LCPC, LMFT, PTR, is a licensed clinical counselor, licensed marriage and family therapist, and a registered poetry therapist. She opened her private practice in Boise, ID in 1989, working with expressive modalities for individuals, couples, employers, and groups. Susan served as adjunct faculty for three regional counseling graduate programs. She has presented workshops for the Idaho Association for Marriage and Family... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Pratt Institute 144 W 14th St, New York, NY

10:00am

Focusing & Art Therapy: Accessing Body Wisdom through Creative Expression
ROOM 702

Focusing was developed by Eugene Gendlin and colleagues at the University of Chicago in the 1960’s.  It is an approach designed to access the body’s wisdom, based on the idea that our thoughts emerge from a "felt experience."  Art therapy is a way of externalizing that experience.  Art therapist Laury Rappaport, PhD, created an interdisciplinary approach to Focusing, which she named Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy (FOAT®).  In this daylong Master Class, participants will be taught how to bring their attention into their bodies, to experience sensations, and then express them through art. Focusing with art therapy is useful for stress reduction, emotional regulation, and attaining general well-being. Using this practice to work with different populations will also be discussed.

Liz Baring habla español y podrá asistir con algunas traducciones durante esta presentación.


Faculty
avatar for Elizabeth Baring, MS, ATR-BC, LCAT, NCPsyA, LP

Elizabeth Baring, MS, ATR-BC, LCAT, NCPsyA, LP

Professional Psychotherapist, Private Practice
Elizabeth Baring, MS, ATR-BC, LCAT, NCPsyA, LP, is a licensed psychoanalyst, a licensed creative art therapist, sandplay practitioner, and a focusing oriented therapist. For 20 years she has had a private practice in New York City, working with children and adults with a wide range of emotional and behavioral difficulties by combining sandplay, creative arts therapy, and focusing with traditional psychotherapy. Elizabeth worked at Mt. Sinai... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

10:00am

Grief Counseling with an Expressive Arts Emphasis
ROOM 705

Grief tends to be at the foundation of most issues that people bring to therapy. Loss and change require adaptation, and many of us do not have the necessary skills to do this. The Expressive Therapies are very well suited for helping people to understand and deal with grief on physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual levels. This daylong Master Class draws upon the concepts of the Expressive Therapies Continuum (ETC), a proven practical model for guiding arts therapies treatment decisions, and the presenter’s book, Expressions of Healing: Embracing the Process of Grief.

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Sandra L. Graves-Alcorn, PhD, ATR-BC, LPAT

Sandra L. Graves-Alcorn, PhD, ATR-BC, LPAT, is a retired professor emeritus from the University of Louisville who founded the master’s program there. She is past president of the AATA and one of its original founders. After 30 years of teaching Sandra left to develop a private practice. She is the co-author and developer of the Expressive Therapies Continuum and the sole author of the concept of Media Dimension Variables. She is also author... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

10:00am

Music, Sound, and Yoga in Trauma Recovery
We are saddened to learn of the sudden passing (10-18) of our colleague, Louise Montello, DA, MT-BC, LP, LCATTo honor Dr. Montello's work, memory, and longterm commitment to the success of the Summit, members of the Summit faculty have joined to offer this daylong master class on this topic of Louise's special interest.

The voice is also a mirror of the soul, a vital link between psyche and soma. In this daylong Master Class, we will examine how expression can be inhibited by unresolved trauma, and how this inhibition can wreak havoc in the mind and body. We will explore natural vocal expression through playful warm-ups, conscious breathing, relaxation, yoga asanas, and basic singing techniques. Trauma themes will be examined through musical storytelling, vocal improvisation, and drumming. Special attention will be given to assessing strengths and weaknesses of traumatized individuals; the effects of early trauma on the nervous system; contraindications for uncovering/releasing techniques; the use of music, sound, and yoga in daily life as an integrative, empowering force during recovery. No singing experience or musical background is required.

Faculty
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Kathy Cass, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, CYT

Kathy Cass, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, CYT, E-RYT, founded the non-profit therapeutic dance/yoga organization, Chance to Dance, which served all ages and abilities and continues under the direction of her protégé under the new name Dance for All. She served three years (one, as head) on the national BC-DMT panel of the Dance/Movement Therapy Certification Board. Kathy is currently Director of Programs-Activities for Belmont Village Senior... Read More →
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Leigh A. Kirby, MS, MT-BC

Leigh Kirby, MS, MT-BC, BM, is the co-founder and executive director of Alice’s Encore, which offers group music therapy and mindfulness program in Rochester, NY. She is also a self-employed music therapist/piano teacher, and adjunct faculty member in the creative arts therapy program at Nazareth College. Leigh is passionate about working with under-served populations to help people reach their potential and in turn build community. Areas... Read More →
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Megan Mae Smith, MA, MT-BC

Megan Mae Smith, MA, MT-BC, is a music therapist in Rochester, NY. She is the co-founder and executive director of Alice's Encore, an organization dedicated to providing music therapy and mindfulness groups to under served children, families, and adults. Megan's clinical and research interests also include mental health and medical settings.


Friday November 7, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Balance Arts Center 34 W 28th St, New York, NY

10:00am

Poetics, Zen, and Countertransference
Waka poetry is a classical Japanese art form that dates back over a millennium. Its formal quality produces a linguistic harmony between explicit naturalism and implicit emotionality, conveying both objective and subjective aspects of the writer's experience. In this daylong Master Class, the presenter will discuss how Waka poetry can serve to promote creative dialogues in therapeutic settings. Participants will learn how to write poetry in the Waka style, while integrating Zen teachings and psychoanalytic notions of reverie and intuition. These exercises are designed to explore the ways in which therapists can unify different aspects of the patient's reality to deepen their experience within the therapeutic encounter.

Faculty
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Seiso Paul C. Cooper, LP, PhD

Seiso Paul C. Cooper, LP, PhD, is the former dean of training at the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis, where he is a senior member, training analyst, clinical supervisor, and on the faculty. He is a faculty member at the Institute for Expressive Analysis, where he also serves as a training analyst, and as a clinical supervisor. Paul is founding member, director, and principal teacher at Two Rivers Zen Community in... Read More →


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

10:00am

Psychodrama, Creative Arts Therapy, and DBT
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy’s developer, Marsha Linehan, writes, "Wise mind …can know and experience truth. It is where the person knows something to be true or valid. It is almost always quiet. It has a certain peace. It is where the person knows something in a centered way." Psychodrama has been using the construct of the wise mind in various forms and under various names for decades as an important part of intrapsychic and interpersonal psychodramas. This highly experiential workshop will offer ways to help our clients develop their wise minds through art, movement and/or writing, and psychodrama. Attendees are expected to participate in a full psychodrama, but need not have any previous psychodrama experience.

Faculty
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Rebecca Walters, MS, LMHC, LCAT, TEP

Rebecca Walters, MS, TEP, LMHC, LCAT, is the founder and co-director of the Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute in New Paltz, NY. She has a degree in expressive therapies from Lesley University. Rebecca is consultant to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where she trains medical personnel in communication skills. She was the director of child and adolescent psychodrama services at Four Winds Hospital in NY, where she provided psychodrama... Read More →


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

10:00am

Nesting Instincts: Constructing Shelters of Safety
In this six-hour Master Class, participants will explore the therapeutic potential of working with images representing safety and shelter in mental health counseling and expressive therapies. Through the construction of nests and other variations on shelters, group members will explore themes including attachment, protection, and nurturing. Through experiential activities, group discussion, and case studies, participants will learn to make and utilize images of safety and shelter that can be used with a wide range of clients of varying ages and abilities in a range of treatment situations and settings. Participants are encouraged to bring along a bag of special or unique materials they would like to incorporate into these creations.

Faculty
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Julianne Hertz, ATR-BC, LMHC

Julianne Hertz, ATR-BC, LMHC, is a board-certified art therapist and a licensed mental health counselor who has done individual, family and group therapy for 21 years. She has extensive clinical experience in school, hospital, and community settings with children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. Julianne is a practicing artist who is curious about how the metaphors of three-dimensional materials and process can be applied to her clinical... Read More →


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

10:00am

Paste Paper & Suminagashi Marbling Techniques: Decorative Expression
Long before ebooks, at the end of the day, bookbinders would pigment their leftover paste and brush it onto paper. They would use their brushes and other tools to draw and/or comb patterns and designs into the paste. Thanks to the thickness of the paste, a three-dimensional surface is left on the paper once it dries. This process became known as paste paper, and can be both fun and expressive for people of all ages and abilities. Suminagashi is an Asian technique of marbling paper with inks. Getting started is as simple as dipping a paint brush in the ink and touching it to the surface of a tray of water. Lay a sheet of paper on the surface of the water to transfer the ink onto the paper, and you've got a talent-independent, ego-enhancing product that's functional, frameable, and fun. In this daylong Master Class, you'll learn to make and teach both of these processes so you can incorporate them at work upon your return.

Faculty
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Sarah K. Gray, MS

Sarah K. Gray holds an MS degree in art therapy and counseling from The College of New Rochelle. With more than a decade as a fine artist, and nearly five years of curatorial experience, Sarah’s creative work has emphasized the human narrative. She is a practicing painter, and also has experience with a variety of other mediums including photography, printmaking, paper making, collage, mixed media, and drawing.
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Kyle A. Holland, BFA

Kyle Holland, BFA, is a visual artist who primarily works with book arts, print-making, and paper-making as his modes of expression. He earned his bachelor’s in fine arts with a concentration in print-making from Memphis College of Art. Kyle’s work has been exhibited internationally and has been in several publications including the Bull and Branch, Central Booking Magazine, and the Little Book of Book Making. He has given... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
School of Visual Arts 132 West 21st Street

10:00am

Self-Objects in Clay: Forming Attachment
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.

Faculty
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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

10:00am

Trauma-Focused Integrative Play & Arts Therapies for Children and Adolescents

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

Faculty
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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

10:00am

The Power of Storytelling: Memory, Myth, and Words that Heal
ROOM 213

Engaged Storytelling is increasingly being recognized as an effective approach for working with trauma, illness, stress, and in palliative care. Why and how does story transform and empower?  This day will feature a kaleidoscope of conversations, stories, short films, and other methods that will identify best practices for storytelling, particularly by therapists and in therapeutic situations. Expect a dazzling feast of imagery and metaphor, rich with sharing and discovery. There will be time allotted for participants to “take the stage” as well.

Faculty
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Emily Nash, LCAT

Emily Nash, LCAT, is a drama therapist, psychotherapist, and group therapist. She has presented and implemented her work nationally and internationally, specializing in developing conscious community and creating healing dramas towards individual and collective growth and change. Along with Emily's colleague, Stephanie Wise, she has co-founded the Integrative Training Alliance, which offers trauma-informed training/supervisory mental health... Read More →
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Laura Simms

Laura Simms is a storyteller, writer, and activist who advocates and models contemplative storytelling and mindfulness practices. She was a senior research fellow at The Peace Institute and Focus Wellness Initiative at Rutgers Univ. Laura teaches contemplative storytelling at the graduate school at Antioch Univ. and Cae Mabon, Wales and has a private practice in NYC. She directs The Center for Engaged Storytelling and is artistic director... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Pratt Institute 144 W 14th St, New York, NY

6:00pm

Friday - Summit Networking Meetup
Co-Sponsored by the
Institute for Expressive Analysis

Guest Speaker
Robert Irwin Wolf, MPS, ATR-BC, NCPsya, LPsyA, LCAT

CONNECT  •  CHILL  •  CREATE

Join us for the close of our second day whether you've been in a class, at work, or are just arriving from out of town. Bring your energy and enthusiasm for launching a great weekend of learning, networking, and fun. Meet up with old friends and colleagues, and find new ones to share the Summit experience.

Featuring
• Wine and light fare
• Acoustic Gypsy, Jazz & BeBop by the Dan Walsh Trio 

Not included in Summit or Symposium Registration
$20 ticket required • Guests Welcome • $30 at door

Faculty
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Robert Irwin Wolf, MPS, ATR-BC, NCPsya, LP, LCAT

Robert Irwin Wolf, MPS, ATR-BC, NCPsya, LP, LCAT, trained originally in fine art and art therapy at Pratt Institute. He went on for psychoanalytic training at the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis, where he's currently a training analyst and faculty member. Robert is on the faculty of the College of New Rochelle and Pratt Institute graduate art therapy training programs. He is formerly the director of the Institute for... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Lang Center: The New School Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th Street, NY, NY 10011

6:00pm

Evening at the Rubin Museum
Evening at the Rubin Museum

The All-Knowing Buddha: A Secret Guide

FRIDAY, November 7
Meet for a bite to eat in Museum's K2 Lounge at 6pm. Tour begins 6:30.

Join us at The Rubin Museum of Art, the premier museum of Himalayan art in the Western world. The museum’s collection contains more than 2,000 works including paintings, sculptures, textiles, ritual objects, and prints spanning a period from the second to the twentieth century. We'll gather in the K2 Lounge at 6:00 pm sharp for a "lite bite" followed by a 1-hour guided museum tour created just for us. We'll see work from the two current shows as well as highlights from the renowned permanent collection. Following the tour, you might wish to catch a cab over to Meetup at The New School (see above). Should you choose to stay on at the museum until as late as 10 pm, consider further exploration of its permanent collection, purchasing tickets to its Naked Soul Concert Series, and/or relaxing and enjoying K2’s great DJ.

Special Exhibitions On View: 
Francesco Clemente: Inspired by India
The All-Knowing Buddha: A Secret Guide

$15 ticket required; available via online registration. Strictly limited to 20 participants.


Friday November 7, 2014 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Rubin Museum of Art 150 W 17th St, New York, NY

6:30pm

Professional Credentialing & State Licensure: What Arts Therapists Need to Know
Registration Professional credentialing is a hallmark of competence, available to practitioners within a profession across the country and even around the world. Every creative arts therapy discipline has a professional organization and/or credentialing body with a similar mission—to protect consumers by credentialing therapists. Board certification indicates to the public that the therapist has been vetted statistically by passing a scientifically produced examination within a nationally accredited certification program. Recertification ensures that therapists continue their education in order to stay up-to-date in their practice. 

Licensing gives the expressive therapist the legal right to practice a profession, use a specific title, and protects the public by ensuring minimum standards of competency and holding licensees accountable for their professional practice through a disciplinary system. Licensing is subject to laws specific to each state, and therefore requirements vary from state to state. This presentation will focus on the laws and licensing standards for the state of New York. 

During this special presentation geared towards expressive arts therapies students and recent graduates, attendees will participate in an exchange about credentialing and licensing in New York. The speakers will answer frequently asked questions about qualifying for credentials and the difference between professional credentialing and state licensure. 

Not included with Summit or Symposium 

Tickets $20 online • $30 at door, pending availability

Faculty
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Ed Oechslie, ATR-BC, ATCS, LCMHC

President, Art Therapy Credentials Board
Ed Oechslie, ATR-BC, ATCS, LCMHC, is president-elect of the Art Therapy Credentials Board. The executive director of a nonprofit therapeutic community serving people with addictions and mental health disorders, he is a board-certified art therapist, licensed clinical mental health counselor, certified clinical supervisor and art therapy certified supervisor, trained in motivational interviewing, trauma-sensitive care, and strengths-based... Read More →
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David Hamilton, PhD, LMSW, ACSW State Board for Mental Health Practitioners

David Hamilton, PhD, LMSW, ACSW, is a licensed social worker in New York State (NYS). He was appointed executive secretary to the state boards for social work and mental health practitioners in the NYS education department in March 2003. David served as the executive secretary for Podiatry, Physical Therapy, and Ophthalmic Dispensing. He has a bachelor’s in psychology from Loyola Marymount Univ., a master’s in social welfare from... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Hirshon Suite: The New School Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th Street, NY, NY 10011

6:30pm

MAKING "MANNAHATTA": Lower Manhattan and the Freedom Tower
Limited Capacity seats available

Led by Steve Sickles of Urban Wonderer
Meet at Ulysses Folk House, 95 Pearl Street

FRIDAY, November 7
5:30 pm Gather & Greet. Tour begins at 6:30 pm.

How did New York become the “Big Apple”? Who prevailed in the quest to build the tallest building in the world? How and when did Charging Bullarrive on Wall Street? Explore New York's 400-year history in an “iconic” sightseeing tour! Trace the city’s tumultuous path from land of the Lenape to enviable world-class city! We’ll begin at the Irish pub ("folk house") called Ulysses'—one of the oldest bars in New York. Leaving the picturesque cobblestone Pearl Street, we’ll rewind in time to the city’s ‘beginnings’ at its southern tip on Bowling Green. Then we'll trace its path from Dutch colony to British colony to free republic, as we stroll up Broadway. Along the way we’ll visit the famous bronze sculpture Charging Bull, America’s first “true” restaurant, The Trump Building (ever seen The Apprentice?), theWoolworth BuildingCity Hall, and more. We’ll also catch an up-close look at the city’s future at the site of the Freedom Tower, also known as One World Trade Center.

$10 ticket required; available via online registration. Tour limited to 12 participants.


Friday November 7, 2014 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Ulysses Folk House 95 Pearl Street
 
Saturday, November 8
 

10:00am

Engaging Resistant Adolescents in Art Therapy
ROOM 809

Growing pains come with increasing insecurities and self-conscious frustrations that can cause adolescents to resist engagement in any sort of honest self-expression. As expressive arts therapists with clinical responsibilities, the potential for frustration is great. But if we think back to our own years as adolescents, we might get a glimpse into the dynamics with which we are faced. This paper will explore the art of engaging resistant adolescent clients. Through the examination of literature, case studies, and our own collective personal experiences, participants will learn directives and techniques that can help them circumvent unnecessary struggles and discover ways to identify and make use of personal resistance, transference, and counter-transference in working with non-compliant clients who claim they "just can't draw."

Faculty
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Deborah Brass, MS, LCAT, ATR-BC

Deb Brass, MS, LCAT-LP, ATR-BC, is an art therapist at a residential treatment facility in Westchester County NY, who works with emotionally disturbed youth and their families. In her art therapy experience she has focused on clinical work with families and children who have experienced complex trauma and have difficulty coping with mental illnesses; she previously worked with people with disabilities in a variety of settings in the Greater... Read More →
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Teresa L. Weston, MS, LCAT

Teresa L. Weston, LCAT, is the art therapist at Gateway-Longview Residential Treatment Center in Buffalo, NY. She works with adolescents who have been placed by the court due to aggressive behavior, mental health concerns, trauma history, and failed foster placements. Teresa has also worked as the clinician/art therapist with inner-city youth in an alternative to detention program. She is a graduate from The College of New Rochelle and is a... Read More →


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

10:00am

Expressive Arts Therapists in Private Practice: What You Need to Know
ROOM 704

In this 80-minute presentation, the speaker draws upon 25 years of experience in private practice as an art therapist and licensed professional counselor. She will review the essential skills and procedures that every expressive therapist needs to understand prior to launching a private practice as a licensed psychotherapist. There are many administrative, legal, ethical, and business procedures that are required for safety and success for all involved. Topics include assessment and diagnosis, documentation, billing, contracts, insurance, and more.

Faculty
avatar for Anne Mills, MA, ATR-BC, LPC

Anne Mills, MA, ATR-BC, LPC

Sole proprietor, Art Therapy Services
Anne Mills, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, is director of the Diagnostic Drawing Series Archive, and owner of Art Therapy Services of Washington, DC. Her areas of specialization include supervision and the treatment of survivors of severe early trauma who are highly dissociative. Anne provides resiliency-focused treatment for adolescents and adults who have experienced difficult transitions such as illness, bereavement, and loss of culture (refugees... Read More →


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

10:00am

How Art Therapy Addresses the Shifting Phases of Cancer Care
ROOM 712

The impact of a life-threatening diagnosis and exhausting medical treatment that follows deeply affects an individual’s sense of self, body image, self-esteem, gender identity, social and intimate support system. Whether patients enter a healing trajectory or face an end-of-life phase, certain “life questions” emerge and require attention that is not often easy for patients to verbalize. This paper will address art therapy’s special usefulness as a therapeutic accompaniment to the discreet and changing phases of cancer care. We shall ask the question: what are patient’s therapeutic needs in each phase and how do they shift throughout treatment and beyond? Additionally, what is the value of long-term art therapy in cancer care, and why has this been so little recognized? Through case vignettes, the speaker will examine how art therapy can serve a transformative role during each of the stages of cancer treatment as well as in long-term work with the same patient.

Faculty
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Elizabeth Stone, MA, ATR-BC, LP, LCAT

Elizabeth Stone, MA, ATR-BC, LP, LCAT, practices privately with adults, children and adolescents in Grenoble, France. After having been on the graduate art therapy faculty of NYU, she moved to Europe, where she trained and supervised art therapists in Italy, France, and Switzerland. A graduate of the New York School for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Elizabeth holds New York State licenses in creative arts therapy and in... Read More →


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

10:00am

SoulCollage® in Clinical Practice
ROOM 702

SoulCollage® is a creative process that involves making a deck of collaged cards that represent different aspects of the self as well as parts of the self. It is an enjoyable and meaningful way to participate in self-discovery and self-understanding. This paper will provide an introduction to the use of SoulCollage® in clinical situations when working with different populations.

Faculty
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Robin Kellett, LMHC, CRC

Robin Kellett, MEd, LMHC/LPC, CRC, is a licensed mental health counselor who has enjoyed a lifetime of practice with piecing together beads, tiles, fabrics, and paper for personal pleasure. She has worked in the field of psychiatric rehabilitation for over 25 years and has a private psychotherapy practice specializing in EMDR treatment for trauma, anxiety and addictions. Robin became a facilitator certified in SoulCollage® in 2013. She... Read More →
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Jennifer Navarro, MA, ATR-BC, LMHC

Jennifer Navarro, MA, ATR-BC, LMHC, has worked with children, adults, and elders in a variety of settings. She currently works at a state hospital with adults who have long-term mental health issues. Jennifer maintains a private practice in Boston, where she provides supervision to recent graduates. Her artistic interests include altered books, polymer clay, fiber arts, and mixed-media collage. She has been a trained SoulCollage facilitator since... Read More →


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

10:00am

Evidenced-based Expressive Writing for Therapist Self-Care
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.

Faculty
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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

10:00am

Mobilizing Expressive Arts Therapies for Post-Crisis Community Support
ROOM 715

Since the Sandy Hook school tragedy, the Emerald Sketch team has provided consistent art therapy to the community of Newtown, Connecticut. With the rise of such violent incidents in the United States, many communities find themselves in need of a program that addresses their trauma and shock. In this workshop, discover how to mobilize a clinical team that informs the community of the immediate benefits of art, music, and movement therapy following a human crisis or natural disaster. In the experiential demonstrations in art and music therapy, participants will first explore the process from a community member perspective, and then engage in a psychodynamic discussion on how this Trauma Paradigm works from a clinician perspective. The presenters will address the critical needs of traumatized communities, and discuss methods to survey civilians to assess their individual needs.

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Nicole Porter Willcox ATR-BC, LPC, LCAT

Nicole Porter Wilcox, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, LCAT, directs The Emerald Sketch, which provides services by credentialed creative arts therapies professionals at the Resiliency Center of Newtown, to Sandy Hook School students and their families, its faculty and staff, first responders, and the Newtown, CT community, including students from neighboring schools. She formerly developed and directed an outpatient program at Behavioral Analysis &... Read More →
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Lisa Donohue-Olivieri ATR-BC, LPC, LADC, LCAT

Lisa Donohue-Olivieri, ATR-BC, LPC, LADC, LCAT has worked in a variety of settings providing art therapy for people of all ages suffering from depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress, ADHD, addictions, and personality disorders. After working with adolescents through 9/11, she was among the first to engage art therapy support with the Emerald Sketch in Newtown, CT. Lisa is also a certified alcohol and drug counselor and has developed art... Read More →


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

10:00am

Therapy, Artmaking & Yoga: A Breathtaking Convergence
ROOM 705

Through this experiential workshop, participants will explore the convergence between art, yoga, and therapy. By engaging with integrative exercises, participants will learn how the eight limbs of yoga — including morality, observation, body postures, breath, self-control, focus, meditation, and unity — correspond with art therapy practice.  Through the examination of clinical work, relevant research, and reflective peer dialogue, participants will learn how to integrate therapeutic art and yoga techniques for use with clients of all ages and abilities.

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Einat Metzl, PhD, ATR-BC, LMFT, RYT

Professor / Art Therapist / Marital and family Therapist, Loyola Marymount University / private practice
Einat Metzl, PhD, ATR-BC, LMFT, RYT, is an assistant professor of marital family therapy and art therapy at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. Her research interests include creativity and resilience, yoga and art therapy, early intervention, and cultural diversity issues in therapy. Einat has worked with diverse clinical populations in psychiatric hospitals, residential facilities, special education schools, an early... Read More →


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

10:00am

Art, Myth & Metaphor: Listening for Soul
ROOM 803

"To what does the soul turn that has no therapists to visit?" — James Hillman 

Pioneer art therapist Janie Rhyne taught us to listen, to focus.  She would guide us, through a process of describing, toward an understanding of the dialogue between art and Self.  She knew the gift of staying with the artwork, teaching us ways to focus in the art making.  In post-Jungian Archetypal Psychology, Hillman and Berry describe the importance of 'sticking with the image.' When we listen to what presents itself, whether in our art or our lives, we make room for soul. In this 3-hour workshop, we discover metaphor through myth, art and writing. Myth provides us with the means to leave our daily world in order to make meaning of our everyday lives. The art deepens the focus. When we trust the art and story, we arrive at the heart of the matter. “We breathe, expand, and let go, and something comes in from elsewhere...The daimon in the heart seems quietly pleased…It’s in touch” (Hillman, 1996).  When working with clients, we can offer the same process, encouraging them to trust the image, listen for metaphor, and be in touch with the heart.

This workshop is also part of the multiple-session, 4-day Immersive Training: Archetypal Approaches in the Expressive Arts TherapiesRegistration is available separately for each day.


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Josie Abbenante, ATR-BC, LPAT

Josie Abbenante, ATR-BC, LPAT, has taught and practiced art therapy for over 30 years. She added the practice of sandplay to her work 16 years ago. Josie directed art therapy programs at the University of New Mexico and Seton Hill College. She has taught at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Naropa University, Vermont College, and Mount Mary College. In recent years, she was the coordinator and taught in the summer graduate creative arts... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

10:00am

Navigating Attachment, Strengthening Connection Using Play & Drama Therapies
ROOM 701

When attachment is compromised, play and drama therapies can be valuable tools for assisting clients in mobilizing internal resources and finding ways for them to shift their emotional experiences. This half-day experiential workshop will introduce participants to how play therapy and drama therapy, when used in tandem, can be used effectively to work with a client's physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual issues. Discussion will focus on ways play and drama approaches can enhance attunement, engagement, and nurturing, allowing relationships to be perceived anew. 

Eligible for APT continuing education credits

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Teresa Dias, MA

Teresa Dias, MA, is a counselor at Eliot Community Human Services, where she sees at-risk children, teens, and their families. She has her master’s in drama therapy from Lesley University. Teresa has spent over 20 years performing in the U.S. and abroad, including the True Story Theatre, a playback theater in Boston, MA. She co-authored a chapter on the integration of play and drama therapy in a book by Malchiodi and Crenshaw entitled... Read More →
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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 →


Saturday November 8, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

10:00am

Multimodal Stop Motion Filmmaking: Mindfulness, Collaboration, Connection & Empowerment
ROOM 810

Stop motion animation combines a series of photographs to create a continuous sequence of moving images. This process is perfect for exploring the themes of impermanence, transformation, and the power of incremental shifts. Stop motion animation can be used with individuals and groups as a mindfulness art therapy technique, and to gain perspective of an overall narrative. The creation of the animated film uniquely kick-starts a work of art into motion while simultaneously slowing down the process moment-to-moment. This three-hour workshop will use a multimodal approach that includes guided imagery meditation, individual and group artmaking, music, and movement. Participants will engage in hands-on cooperative filmmaking, while gaining both technical skills and creative inspiration for future applications. It will conclude with a discussion regarding the benefits, limitations, and ethical considerations of using this approach with clients. Participants will leave with a completed, collaborative digital film that embodies healing, empowerment, and connection.

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Julia Cizeski, MA, LMHC

Julia Cizeski, MA, LMHC, is a therapist and artist living in New Mexico, where she earned her master’s in counseling and art therapy from Southwestern College. She is known for her upcycled cigarette paper birds, which she exhibits in Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Julia’s art reflects her therapeutic work and explores themes of trauma, addiction, consumerism, and our struggle to stay connected with the natural world. She has worked with... Read More →
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Katie Hall, MA, LMHC

Katie Hall, MA, LMHC, is an artist and art therapist with a master's in art therapy and counseling from Southwestern College. She explores issues of impermanence, separation, and interconnectivity in her drawings, paintings, sculptures, and films. As an art therapist, Katie works with individuals struggling with addictions, PTSD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and developmental disabilities. She focuses on improving quality of life... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

10:00am

Beat the Odds®: Social/Emotional Skill Building through Drumming
ROOM 802

Beat the Odds® integrates activities from contemporary drum circles and group counseling to teach skills such as focus and listening, team building, leadership, expressing feelings, managing anger/stress, empathy, and gratitude.  UCLA research has shown that Beat the Odds® can significantly reduce a spectrum of behavior problems in children, such as withdrawn/depression, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, attention deficit/hyperactivity, oppositional defiance, and sluggish cognitive tempo.  This scripted program — co-developed by a licensed clinical social worker, drum circle facilitator, and public health educator — is easily adaptable to other populations and can be delivered by those without musical experience. Participants in this workshop will experience the activities in the program and learn about the research demonstrating their benefits.  Additional focus will be given to ways in which movement can be integrated into the program, as rhythm and movement go hand in hand.  Information will also be shared regarding the implementation of Beat the Odds® in various community settings and adaptation for adolescents and adults.

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Ping Ho, MA, MPH

Ping Ho, MA, MPH, is founding director of UCLArts and Healing, an organizational member of the UCLA Collaborative Centers for Integrative Medicine, of which Ping is a Steering Committee member and was founding administrator. She was also founding administrator for the UCLA Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology. Ping has a bachelor’s in psychology with honors from Stanford, a master’s in counseling psychology from University of... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

10:00am

Constellation-Body Intelligence: Creative Freedom & Response-ability through Sound and Movement
ROOM 808

There are times when the echoes of past experiences interfere with one's full presence and participation in daily life. Constellation is a body intelligence practice that can liberate individuals from their Inner Critic through the healing power of sound and movement. In this half-day experiential workshop, participants will learn how this practice can promote mindfulness and resilience, providing access to the innate wisdom of the body. Participants will learn how this somatically-based healing process can nurture in-the-moment presence and self-acceptance by playing-through rather than working-through. Constellation invites us to respond to life rather than react from past survival strategies, potentially generating new levels of creative freedom. No previous dance experience is required.

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Audrey Hazenkamp, MA, Cert. Master Coach

Audrey Hazekamp, MA, is a certified master coach. A game changer and consciousness athlete, Audrey is a passionate pioneer for evolutionary fitness in all dimensions. She is dedicated to the expansion, fine-tuning and integration of body intelligence, intellect, intuition, and creativity, all in service of living integrity and evolution. Audrey is the founder of Tall Poppy Inc., which provides integrative coaching/facilitating and is devoted to... Read More →
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Kathlyn Hendricks, PhD, BC-DMT

CEO and Director of Training, Hendricks Institute
Kathlyn (“Katie”) Hendricks, PhD, BC-DMT, is passionate about the power of embodied integrity and emergence, Katie continuously promotes creative expression in service of a direct experience of life, wholeness, and evolutionary collaboration. As co-founder of The Hendricks Institute, she has trained transformational and organizational leaders internationally for over 40 years. Katie is the co-author of ten books, including Conscious Loving... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

10:00am

Environment as Self: Creative Arts & Ecopsychology in Central Park
Depart from 8th floor lounge in ECC

James Hillman wrote, “the ‘Bad’ place I am ‘in’ may refer not only to a depressed mood or an anxious state of mind; it may refer to a sealed-up office tower where I work, a set-apart suburban subdivision where I sleep, the jammed freeway where I commute between the two.” This experiential workshop will provide participants with antidotes for this type of everyday “psychic numbing” and disconnection that many of us experience in hectic urban environments. Together we will walk to Central Park and take time to connect to the earth and nature through artmaking, dancing, and creative writing outdoors in the park. The session will end with a processing of our experiences, a discussion about creative arts therapies applications of ecopsychology, and a closing ritual that we will co-create.

NOTE: It will be November in NYC, so please dress appropriately for this outdoor session. We're aiming for "shine," but be prepared for rain.

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Corinna Brown, BC-DMT, LCAT

Corinna Brown, BC-DMT, LCAT, is a dancer, choreographer, and body psychotherapist in private practice in NYC. She worked at Bellevue Hospital for over 10 years and is visiting assistant professor at Pratt Institute in the graduate creative arts therapy department. Corinna has served the ADTA as GAC chairperson and president of the NYSADTA. She holds master's degrees in criminal justice and DMT, a certificate in Neo-Reichian psychotherapy, and a... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

10:00am

Mindfulness Practices Through the Labyrinth and Art
ROOM 801

In this introductory workshop, participants will explore the use of the labyrinth as a tool for developing mindfulness. The use of art exercises will tie in a cognitive approach to life assessment and goal setting. These cognitive and mindful experiences will be integrated through the creation of a personalized hand labyrinth depicting participants' experiences, which can continue to be used long after the close of the workshop, as well as a model for clinical practice. Workshop participants will experience the amplification of goal-oriented results through the combination of modalities, including art, mindfulness, movement, and music.

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Sara Dochterman, LCSW

Sara Dochterman, LCSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Lake Worth, FL. Utilizing creative methods and mindfulness practices, she has been a social worker since 2007. Sara is a certified labyrinth facilitator and has facilitated walks for many groups, particularly clients in treatment for substance abuse, since 2009. Additionally, she leads workshops and retreats focused on creativity, mindfulness, and spirituality.
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Kim Wallant, LMHC, RPT

Kim Wallant, LMHC, RPT, has a master’s in art therapy and is in private practice in Palm Beach County, Florida. Populations she has worked with include dually diagnosed adults, children with severe, life-threatening illnesses, and at-risk children and teens. Kim’s current focus is using expressive therapies—art, sand tray, and play therapy—to strengthen the parent-child relationship.


Saturday November 8, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

10:00am

Protecting Ourselves from Vicarious Traumatization
ROOM 710

Treating trauma survivors—particularly when exposed both to their art and verbal narratives—can easily provoke profound somatic and affective reactions in the arts therapist. In this primarily experiential workshop, participants will be guided through a series of creative processes designed to identify and explore how we react to our clients' trauma histories. Clients' trauma-specific artwork will be shown to illustrate and investigate potential affective reactions including self-doubt, anger, frustration, and "rescue" responses. By working with clay and drawing materials, countertransference, somatic experiences, and vicarious traumatization phenomena will be explored. This will be followed by observing our responses to our vicarious reactions vis-a-vis compassionate artmaking. We will close with a collaborative process by inviting participants to share cases and client artwork for discussion, further demonstrating the importance of peer support as a form of empathetic and ethical case management within a trauma-focused arts therapies practice.

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Mindy Jacobson-Levy, MCAT, ATR-BC, LPC, DVATA HLM

Mindy Jacobson-Levy, MCAT, ATR-BC, LPC, DVATA HLM, DVATA HLM, is a board certified, registered art psychotherapist, and licensed professional counselor specializing in eating disorders, body image, and trauma. She has maintained a private practice in PA and NJ since 1980, and has numerous publications including Finding Your Voice through Creativity: The Art and Journaling Workbook for Disordered Eating, and Guidelines for Treating Dissociative... Read More →
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Peggy Kolodny, ATR-BC, LCPAT

Peggy Kolodny, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT, earned her master's in art therapy from GWU in 1982. Specializing in trauma-focused art therapy in private practice, she is adjunct faculty for University of Maryland School of Social Work; the workshop faculties of the Institute of Advanced Psychotherapy Training and Education, a trauma certificate program and Chesapeake Professional Seminars. Peggy provides services for Shofar Coalition, a nonprofit agency... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

10:00am

Using Basic Psychodrama Techniques to Enhance Your Creative Arts Practice
ROOM 714

Psychodrama and sociometry provide excellent structures for working with a variety of clients, and learning the basics of both can enhance your clinical creativity and spontaneity. The social atom, doubling, role reversal, and surplus reality will be among the techniques covered in this experiential workshop. Participants will leave the workshop with practical tools that will enable them to bring action methods into their clinical work, regardless of their creative arts specialization. Join us to learn techniques that can enrich your creative arts practice — No previous psychodrama experience required!

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Nan Nally-Seif, TEP, LCSW, DCSW

Nan Nally-Seif, TEP, LCSW, DCSW, is co-director of the Psychodrama Training Institute (a division of the Sociometric Institute), NYC, and has been a practicing psychotherapist for 35 years. As a Trainer, Educator and Practitioner (TEP) in psychodrama, sociometry, and group psychotherapy, she facilitates personal growth and training groups as well as intensives in psychodrama. Nan works with individuals, couples, and groups, focusing on... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

10:00am

Writing the Landscapes of Our Lives: The Steppingstones
ROOM 804

The Steppingstones writing exercises are perhaps Jungian psychologist Ira Progoff’s greatest contribution to the use of journal writing as a psychological tool for understanding and growth.  Steppingstones offer a way of entering and understanding the past from the vantage point of the present, allowing people to think differently about the future; this is a profound experience achieved through expressive writing and reflection.  In this experiential half-day workshop, participants will be led through a complete Steppingstones exercise focused on exploring significant places in their lives and how these have shaped relationships with self and others. No specialized experience is required for this session, which can be used with a variety of clients in clinical practice.

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Kate Thompson, MA, CJF

Kate Thompson, MA, CJF, is an existential counselor, journal therapist, and writer. Her first degree was English literature at the University of Cambridge followed by training in counseling and psychotherapy in London and Denver. Journal therapy brings together Kate’s passions for literature and therapy. She is core faculty at the Therapeutic Writing Institute, lecturer at the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, London, and an... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

10:00am

Kellogg's Great Round of Mandala: Creative Pathways to Individuation
Jungian psychology maintains a core belief that human beings are in a continuous process of development. This ongoing creative cycle is greatly aided by the discovery of archetypes that speak to common human experiences. In his essay “The Stages of Life,” Carl Jung wrote, “It is only possible to live the fullest life when we are in harmony with these symbols; wisdom is a return to them.” Creative and expressive arts processes when viewed through an archetypal framework invite us to identify patterns that connect our personal experience to the universal human condition.

Kellogg's Great Round of Mandala — Pathway to Wholeness 

The archetype of the mandala (Sanskrit for “circle”) will be introduced and viewed through 13 states of consciousness articulated in Joan Kellogg’s theory “The Archetypal Stages of the Great Round of Mandala.”

NOTE: Registration for this two-day Intensive is available separately for each day. Attend either or both.

This Master Class is also part of the multiple-session, 4-day Immersive Training: Archetypal Approaches in the Expressive Arts TherapiesRegistration is available separately for each day.

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Jordan S. Potash, PhD, ATR-BC, REAT, LCAT

| Jordan S. Potash, PhD, ATR-BC, REAT, LCAT, is visiting assistant professor in art therapy at The George Washington University and honorary lecturer at the Centre on Behavioral Health, University of Hong Kong. He has taught Jungian, archetypal, and imaginal psychology, and expressive arts therapy in the U.S., Hong Kong, and Israel. Jordan is published in the International Journal of Jungian Studies and co-edited Art Therapy in Asia: To the... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Hirshon Suite: The New School Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th Street, NY, NY 10011

10:00am

Expressive Approaches to Working with Persons Affected by Autism & Learning Disabilities
This daylong Master Class, led by a team of senior specialists in the field of autism treatment and services, will offer insight into how to create and sustain programming in dance, drama, music, and art for people with autism and special needs. The presenters have worked collaboratively over the course of a decade in Los Angeles and throughout California, and will lead multimodal, hands-on experientials. Included in this day will be techniques from Autism Movement Therapy (a structured movement & music method) and The Miracle Project (creating original plays based on clients' strengths & interests), as well as drumming and music therapy (to stimulate affect and insight), in addition to leading-edge art therapy practices, integrated with play-based approaches. Together, this skilled group of colleagues will provide the experience, expertise, and safety for multidisciplinary group exploration and collaboration—a vibrant, creative model for the treatment of people with ASD and related challenges. Professionals from all disciplines are welcome.

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Keri Bowers

Founder, PAUSE4kids
Keri Bowers is a filmmaker that has worked with disabilities and the expressive arts for over 25 years. Her work has included facilitation and design of summer and winter camps, community-based social and life skill groups, and a variety of art-based social/life skills workshops. Keri’s own child has special needs, which combined with her work, provides her with a unique perspective. In 1999 she created the nonprofit PAUSE4kids to offer... Read More →
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Elaine Hall

Founder, The Miracle Project
Elaine Hall, "Coach E," referenced by the New York Times as “the child whisperer,” was a top Hollywood children’s acting coach whose life changed dramatically after her son, adopted from a Russian orphanage, was diagnosed with autism. She then developed these methods into Seven Keys to train staff and volunteers and created, The Miracle Project, a theater and film social skills program profiled in the Emmy-winning HBO... Read More →
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Karen Howard, RMT

Karen Howard, BA, is the founder of META (Music & Expressive Therapy Associates) and a multi-talented facilitator of expressive arts with kids, teens and young adults. She utilizes the expressive arts in a therapeutic process that includes drum circles and percussion groups, movement to music, relaxation techniques, guided imagery, gong sound healing, piano, voice lessons, composing, art, drama, and storytelling. Passionate about bringing... Read More →
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Joanne Lara, MA, CCTC

Joanne Lara, MA, CCTC, earned her master's in special education from California State University—Northridge and her BA in dance from the University of South Florida. She founded the nonprofit Autism Movement Therapy and teaches AMT classes in Van Nuys, CA, where she maintains a private academic/behavioral consultation practice. Joanne currently works as an adjunct professor at National University—Los Angeles and helped to establish... Read More →
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Jane Ferris Richardson, EdD, ATR-BC, RPT-S, LMHC

Jane Ferris Richardson, EdD, ATR-BC, RPT-S, LMHC, is a core faculty member at Lesley University. Her private practice specializes in children with special needs. Jane's research into expressive languages for children with autism has led her to collaboration nationally and internationally. She has worked with Reggio Emilia ideas for many years and took part in an international study group on children with special rights in Reggio. Jane's... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Wollman Hall: The New School 66 W. 12th Street, NY, NY 10011

10:00am

Communicating with Suicidal Adolescents: DBT Skills Groups Training for Arts Therapists
This daylong Master Class will cover core concepts of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and train participants in providing psychoeducation services to suicidal adolescents and their families. The teaching team will work from an experiential and collaborative framework that emphasizes the unique needs of adolescent learners and the value of expressive therapies for this population. Participants will learn working definitions of DBT concepts in addition to adolescent and adult learning theories. They will also have the opportunity to work on their confidence, practicing the skills necessary to train others. Participation is open to all mental health professionals, though particular emphasis will be placed on DBT skills training for expressive arts therapists. Prior experience with DBT is a plus, but not a prerequisite. The only requirement for participation is that you remember what it was like to be an adolescent!

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Heidi Harbin, LPC, ATR

Heidi Harbin, LPC, ATR, works as an art therapist at Safe Connections, a trauma counseling center in Saint Louis, MO, where she delivers individual and group therapy services to adolescent survivors of rape, abuse, and bullying, using a variety of modalities including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She also provides supervision towards licensure for professional counselors in the states of Missouri and Illinois.
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Margie Lewitt, LCSW

Margie Lewitt, LCSW, works as an adolescent therapist at Safe Connections, a trauma counseling center in St. Louis, where she delivers dialectical behavior therapy services to survivors of rape, abuse, and bullying. She is the teaching assistant for a graduate course on death and dying at Washington University in St. Louis. Margie co-directed “Foster Dance,” a creative movement program for female adolescents in the foster care system... Read More →
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Bob Nickles, MSW, LCSW

Bob Nickles, LCSW, works as an adolescent therapist at Safe Connections, a trauma counseling center in Saint Louis, MO, and also as a therapist in private practice. He delivers dialectical behavior therapy services to survivors of rape, abuse, and bullying. Bob works as a teaching assistant in DBT-related classes offered at Washington University in St. Louis. He also studies acting at The Improv Shop, where he currently serves as a member of an... Read More →
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Jenny Stanuch, MM

Jennifer Stanuch, MM, is a graduate social work student at Washington University in St. Louis and a clinical intern at Safe Connections in St. Louis. She facilitates psycho-educational and dialectical behavioral therapy groups with survivors of rape, abuse, and trauma. Jennifer has extensive experience as a professional violinist and educator working with children, adolescents, and adults. Her research and teaching has focused on creating safe... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Lang Center: The New School Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th Street, NY, NY 10011

10:00am

Felting as a Therapeutic Medium: An Introduction
This all-day Master Class will focus on the unique techniques of wet felting and sculptural needle felting. Both are highly adaptable techniques that can be used with a wide range of clients. Wet felting has been around, more or less, since the beginning of recorded time, whereas sculptural needle felting began as an artistic technique during the Disco era. Requiring simple tools and set-up, both techniques are relatively easy to learn and to teach. During this six-hour session, participants will view examples of both techniques and will then learn to make an expressive and life-like needle felted doll plus a soothing, therapeutic wet felted rock. Didactic materials describing the therapeutic benefits of each technique with a variety of populations will be reviewed. Illustrations of the uses of felting from the instructors’ experiences will also be shown. No prior experience with felting necessary.

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Erika Cleveland, MA

Erika Cleveland is a former registered and board-certified art therapist, trained at NYU, with a range of experience with children, adolescents, and the elderly in hospital, day treatment, and mental health settings. She taught art therapy at Lesley University and Emmanuel College in Boston. Currently based in DC, Erika is now a healing doll artist and the founder of Transformative Healing Dolls. She offers art and writing workshops for women... Read More →
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Sarah Pitkin, MFA, MA

Sarah Pitkin, MFA, MA, is currently accruing hours toward certification, and will be conducting art and art therapy with adolescents managing chronic medical conditions at Brainy Camps, a subsidiary of Children’s National Medical Center. She interned at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence, with service members coping with TBI. Sarah also worked with adults with intellectual disabilities and mental health diagnoses in a community... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Marymount Manhattan College 221 E 71st St, New York, NY

10:00am

Movable Books & Pop-Ups: Mechanisms of Meaning
Interactive books incorporating pop-ups and cut-outs have excellent potential for use in both art education and art therapy settings. Besides being an enjoyable activity, making books can support a broad age/ability range of students and clients in telling their stories and in promoting understanding of self and others. Starting with simple pop-ups, participants will learn quick and easy ways to create interactive paper art, exploring the link between two-dimensional and three-dimensional thinking and providing glimpses of creativity and meaning. Participants will then learn a folding book structure to house the pop-up pages and give the work more of a context. Upon completion, participants will learn a second structure that builds on the first. Participants will also have the opportunity to see examples of the many variations that can be produced based on the simple accordion structure, unlocking the unlimited possibilities for creativity and exploration. This daylong class is suitable for therapists, educators, and others seeking a creative process that offers potential for both intimate reflection and psychological distance. Also, it promises to be a lot of fun!

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Kara Rose Rothschild, MA, LCAT-LP

Kara Rose Rothschild, MA, LCAT-LP, is Creative Art Specialist at the Esperanza PROS program, part of Acacia Network, in the south Bronx. She works with adults that have mental illness in a program that offers rehabilitative type services in order to actively engage participants in short and long term goal achievement. Kara was one of the team members to establish this PROS program, which opened in December 2013. She began studying art therapy... Read More →
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Elizabeth Sheehan, BFA

Elizabeth Sheehan, BFA, earned her bachelor’s from Memphis College of Art where she developed a passion for printmaking, paper-making, and book arts. Her artwork is widely exhibited and has been published in 500 Handmade Books and the Little Book of Book Making. Elizabeth has previously worked as a teacher’s assistant at a summer art camp and as an art counselor at a camp for children with life-threatening illnesses. She currently... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Marymount Manhattan College 221 E 71st St, New York, NY

10:00am

Puppet-Making & Puppetry in Expressive Therapies: More Than Child's Play
Puppetry is a form of theater that is near universal in human societies since ancient times. While puppetry can take many forms, its rich history of storytelling with archetypes can be a powerful, culturally relevant clinical tool.  This all-day experiential will introduce various styles of puppetry (including the shadow and the rod), their methods of construction, and case examples of their uses in mental health counseling and expressive therapies with adult and child populations. Archetypes can be used in puppet-making and puppetry to explore universal patterns of behavior and thinking in an interactive way.  In this Master Class, participants will create puppets that embody two archetypes, The Critic and The Muse, and will gain firsthand experience on how clients can use these puppets to explore their strengths, maladaptive defenses, and varied daily-life challenges. Join us to expand your range of creative clinical tools while discovering the joy of puppet-making!

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Julianne Hertz, ATR-BC, LMHC

Julianne Hertz, ATR-BC, LMHC, is a board-certified art therapist and a licensed mental health counselor who has done individual, family and group therapy for 21 years. She has extensive clinical experience in school, hospital, and community settings with children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. Julianne is a practicing artist who is curious about how the metaphors of three-dimensional materials and process can be applied to her clinical... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Marymount Manhattan College 221 E 71st St, New York, NY

11:40am

Disaster Relief Care in Japan: Using Creative Arts & Traditional Techniques in Trauma Care
ROOM 704

In Japan, shame and stigma still surround the topic of mental illness. When the Great Northeast Earthquake hit Japan in March 2011, followed by the tsunami and radiation catastrophes, the damage was not only physical but psychological. This workshop will discuss how creative arts therapies have been effectively applied to treat survivors of non-Western populations largely unfamiliar with Western theories of trauma care. For the survivors of the disaster areas in Japan, the nonverbal aspects of creative arts therapies made the process much more approachable and acceptable. The panel will discuss how they adapted Western therapeutic theories and methods to cater to these specific populations, and the issues that surround implementation of Western practices in Japan. The experiential component of this session will include origami and/or other traditional techniques employed.

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Reiko Fujisawa, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT

Reiko Fujisawa, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, is a board-certified art therapist and licensed creative arts therapist. A native of Japan, she graduated from New York University with a master’s in art therapy and has been in the field for 15 years. Reiko has received trainings from British Object Relations Institute, Beck Institute, and Ackerman Institute for the Family. She is currently working at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center to... Read More →
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Toshiko Kobayashi, ATR-BC, LCAT

Toshiko Kobayashi, ATR-BC, LCAT, originally from Tokyo, Japan, studied art therapy at NYU, now works as a senior art therapist at Bronx Psychiatric Center, where she specializes in trauma treatment and clinical origami art therapy (Enrichment Origami Art Therapy, created by her). She supervises art therapists/students, private practice for seniors and Japanese clients. Toshiko has been presenting internationally and locally, writing articles... Read More →
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Manami Yamamoto, MA, MFTI

Manami Yamamoto, MA, is a MFTI/clinical counselor in Japan, expressive arts therapist, and cross-cultural counselor. She combines various therapeutic modalities to provide a holistic and integrative approach to trauma. Manami has worked with culturally diverse populations and worked as a psychotherapist in a range of settings including a counseling center, school, and a hospital, and currently works at private practice and Rams,inc. Since 2011... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 11:40am - 1:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

11:40am

Sound Stories & Songs: INSPIRE-ing At-Risk Youth and Young Adults
ROOM 712

Without a sense of home—while growing up in shelters, or living in day centers—basic developmental tasks (attachment, self esteem, identity) are easily challenged. In the music room, homeless and at-risk youth find a space to freely and safely explore their own connection to the world — a place where they can hear and be heard. Sound Stories, a mode of intervention the presenters adapted for children from Musical Psychodrama (Moreno) integrates mixed modalities including: role play, narratives, sound illustration, improvised songs, and recording. Additionally they developed song writing and recording approaches with adolescents and young adults that culminated in the compilation project named INSPIRE. Through it, each young participant was paired with a professional musician from the local scene to compose, perform, and a record a song together. In this paper, these and related themes will be illustrated by vignettes from clinical cases as well as audio examples.

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Julie Migner Laurin, PsyD (c), MPs, BMus

Julie Migner Laurin, PsyD(c), MPs, BMus, is a musician, music therapist and certified psychologist. She works as an assistant teacher at Université du Québec-Montréal and her current doctoral research explores the philosophical roots of interpretation in music psychotherapy. Julie holds a private practice in music psychotherapy and clinical psychology for adults and works as a music therapist in geriatric care. Her experience... Read More →
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Julien Peyrin, MTA, BPsy, BMus

Julien Peyrin, MTA, BPsy, BMus, studied music therapy at Université Paul Valéry (Montpellier, France) and UQAM (Montreal, Quebec). He worked for the Lapeyronie Hospital (Montpellier) in the rheumatology department for chronic pain. Since 2008, Julien has been practicing music therapy with children and young adults in vulnerable situations in the Montreal community organization, Dans La Rue, as well as for the Montreal Youth Center.


Saturday November 8, 2014 11:40am - 1:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

11:40am

Non-directive Play Therapy for Expressive Arts Therapists
ROOM 809

This workshop will present an overview of non-directive play therapy. Non-directive play therapy is an effective, developmentally appropriate approach to working with children. For expressive arts therapists, possessing a basic knowledge of the non-directive approach may enhance the therapeutic process, particularly with younger children, as the integration of skills can help establish rapport, support emotional development, build self-regulation skills, and facilitate the child's expression. Specific strategies, including describing the child's actions, identifying and naming feelings, and therapeutic limit setting, along with other play based interventions that support self-regulation, will be presented didactically and through video examples. Participants will also be given the opportunity to practice the skills in small groups.

 

 

 

Eligible for APT continuing education credits

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Christian Bellissimo, MSW, LCSW, RPT

Christian Bellissimo, LCSW, RPT, has been a practicing play therapist for 14 years. Early in his career, he worked with a number of children who lost parents on 9/11. Christian is currently employed by Asbury Park Schools’ Department of Early Childhood as a social worker/play therapist. He also maintains a private practice in Eatontown, New Jersey, where he specializes in working with the youngest victims of abuse, neglect, and trauma... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 11:40am - 1:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

11:40am

Anorexia & Neurobiology: Implications for Art Therapy
ROOM 711

The 80-minute workshop will integrate didactic information and experiential techniques to introduce the neurobiological effects of eating disorders, particularly Anorexia Nervosa (Arnold & Bulik, 2013). The focus on eating disorders as a brain-based illness will provide the basis for using art therapy as a primary and adjunctive treatment intervention early in treatment as well as throughout the course of recovery. Workshop participants will engage in an experiential activity in which they will explore a healthy functioning brain, as well as a malnourished brain, to gain a deeper understanding of the overall process that takes place within the brain during artmaking. Art therapy interventions will be explored in the context of recovered brain functioning following the re-feeding process (Hinz, 2009).

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Eileen Misluk, MPS, ATR-BC, LPC, LMHC

Eileen Misluk, MPS, ATR-BC, LPC, LMHC, is the visiting assistant clinical professor in art therapy for Herron School of Art and Design, where she is the field studies coordinator and clinical supervisor. She is a board certified and registered art therapist. Eileen is a licensed mental health counselor in Florida and Indiana, and a licensed professional counselor in Connecticut. She graduated from Pratt Institute in 2005 and has 12 years... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 11:40am - 1:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

11:40am

Combining Artistic Training & Expressive Therapies: Nurturing Adolescents, Developing Artists
ROOM 703

This workshop introduces a specific system for integrating fine arts training and clinical treatment goals when working with adolescents. Inherent in receiving artistic training and developing artistic skills involves nurturing capacity for emotional regulation, empathy, social interaction, concentration, delayed gratification, tolerance for complexity, aesthetic awareness, discernment, and more. This integrated approach, focused on a student's self-discovery and development of character, allows multiple treatment goals to be pursued at once, but requires a shift in paradigms, terminology, and approaches from traditional clinical approaches. Further benefit comes as artistic training allows students to see themselves as emerging artists with processes available to them to productively explore, question, and comment on themselves and the world as they experience it. Increased artistic skill enables more precise and rich expression, which greatly serves the therapeutic process. Attendees will also be invited to engage in series of artistic exercises that demonstrate the approach. 

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Brant Wadsworth, MA, RDT

Brant Wadsworth, MA, RDT, is an expressive therapies doctoral candidate at Lesley University and a registered drama therapist. He is currently the program director of Lava Heights Academy, a combined residential treatment center and fine arts school. Brant has experience using the arts and arts therapies in university theatre, therapeutic education, residential treatment, and creative arts developmental programs. As a master trainer of Alba... Read More →
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Jamie Young, MFA

Jamie Young, MFA, is currently the artistic director at Lava Heights Academy. Prior to this, he was a professor of musical theatre for 19 years, working at the University of Idaho, College of The Albemarle, and Western Wyoming College. For 12 years Jamie was the head of the theatre and dance department at Western. During his career as a professor, he taught college students singing, dancing, acting, and musical theatre performance techniques... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 11:40am - 1:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

11:40am

Cultivating Lovingkindness and Compassion: Benefits for Expressive Therapists
ROOM 705

Expressive Therapists, like other mental health professionals—and their clients—can be stereotypically self-critical and judgmental. Learning ways to cultivate kindness and compassion, first for ourselves, and then for our clients, can bring serenity to the present moment, and extend into the clinical situation. In this workshop, participants are invited to explore expressive arts approaches that can promote lovingkindness toward self and others. There are no potential risks or prerequisites, just the willingness to combat burnout and enhance your daily life at home and in the office.

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Patricia D. Isis, PhD, ATR-BC, LMHC, ATCS

Patricia D. Isis, PhD, ATR-BC, LMHC, founder and honorary life member of the Florida Art Therapy Association, holds a doctorate in the expressive therapies with an emphasis on art therapy. Also a licensed mental health counselor in Florida and a registered board certified art therapist, she has practiced art psychotherapy for over 30 years in South Florida. Patricia provides clinical art therapy services full-time in the public schools, maintains... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 11:40am - 1:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

11:40am

Expressive “True Self” Activities: Altering Negative Thinking, Unleashing Potential
ROOM 702

This workshop will focus on experiential exercises to help participants explore negative thinking patterns that inhibit and limit their creative potential. By fusing three different psychological theories related to identifying information (Expressive, Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioral), the presenter will demonstrate techniques that can be used to address, challenge, re-work, and re-define an individual's negative thinking patterns by promoting self-awareness. The application of these techniques to both an acutely clinical population and an outpatient setting will be discussed. By distinguishing between the creative "True Self" and the inhibiting "False Self," individuals can learn to bring out the positive "True Self" through activities and directives. By presenting various examples of fused psychotherapeutic techniques, the presenter will illustrate how each of the theories applies in practice, and also generate new ideas.

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Jessica Koblenz, PsyD

Jessica D. Koblenz, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist who works at PSCH as the director of the Canarsie Outpatient Clinic and as an adjunct professor for Alfred University. Formerly, she was the director of the internship/externship programs at Holliswood Hospital. Her clinical work has focused on resilience after trauma with military service members at The Military Wellness Program. She received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from... Read More →
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Aynisa Leonardo, ATR-BC, LCAT

Aynisa Leonardo, ATR-BC, LCAT, is the co-founder and director of clinical development at the Military Resilience Project. Previously, she worked with Holliswood Hospital and Hope for the Warriors© as coordinator of The Military Wellness Program; she also directed the Family Reintegration Program. Aynisa received a Master’s in Creative Arts Therapy from Hofstra University and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Communications from Fordham... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 11:40am - 1:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

11:40am

The TTAP Method™: Effective, Research-based Programming for Clients with Alzheimer's
ROOM 715

Did you know that our brains can make new cells when stimulated? This 80-minute workshop will take a neurobiological approach to discuss ways of enhancing cognition and learning capabilities in individuals with Alzheimer's. Expressive arts therapists can use available knowledge in brain anatomy to maximize the benefits of their therapeutic practices by stimulating different brain regions through structured and thematic experiential exercises. Through extensive research and practice, the presenter has developed the Therapeutic Thematic Arts Programming (TTAP™), a multi-modal method to facilitate development, maintenance, and expression of an appropriate lifestyle for individuals with Alzheimer's and other cognitive limitations. The 9 steps of the TTAP Method include music, meditation, sculpture, poetry and other modalities that can be adapted to accommodate specific needs. Participants will be invited to create their own nine steps using the TTAP method.

Note: Participants will receive a 20% discount on a 2-day TTAP™ training during 2014.



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Linda Levine, PhD, ATR-BC, LCAT, CTRS

Linda Levine, PhD, ATR-BC, LCAT, CTRS, works as a professor at St. Thomas Aquinas College and has written extensively on the arts and brain functioning directly effects neuroplasticity. She has received two Fulbright Scholarships and numerous awards for creating the first “active treatment” of rehabilitation of brain functioning. Linda is the author and trainer of The TTAP Method, and published her latest research in her book... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 11:40am - 1:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

1:20pm

Treating Medication Resistant Patients

ROOM 803

This talk will focus on the role of psychopharmacology as an adjunct to regular therapy, geared to therapists wishing to gain a greater understanding of the effectiveness as well as the limits of medication. Attachment and transferential factors in treatment compliance will be featured. 

 


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Milan Patel, MD

Psychiatrist, City Psychiatry
Milan Patel, MD, completed his internship and residency in psychiatry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Following his residency, he worked in community psychiatry in underserved areas of Brooklyn, for several adolescent group-home facilities, and in the emergency room providing care for psychiatric patients. Milan is currently completing a fellowship in the psychoanalytic training program at the William Alanson White Institute... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

1:20pm

What is NCCATA, and What is it Doing for You?
ROOM 705

Bring your lunch and join representatives of the National Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies Associations to learn a little about the long history of the Coalition and what it is currently doing for arts therapists just like you.

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Randy Mulder, RDT/BCT

Treasurer, NCCATA
Randy Mulder, RDT/BCT, is Artistic Director of Village Playback Theatre, a NYC based company which creates spontaneous performances from audience’s personal narratives. A registered drama therapist and board certified trainer, he is on faculty at Kansas State University, Drama Therapy Program and at The New School’s Creative Arts and Wellness Program. Randy serves as the Treasurer for NCCATA and in previous years served as... Read More →
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Nancy S. Scherlong, LCSW, PTR, MS

Representative, NCCATA
Nancy S. Scherlong, LCSW, PTR, MS, is a licensed clinical social worker in the states of NY and CT. She is also a registered poetry/Biblio therapist and a mentor supervisor credentialed by the International Federation of Biblio-Poetry Therapy (IFBPT). A health/wellness coach and holistic psychotherapist, Nancy specializes in stress management, trauma and addictions. She has studied and used the action methods of psychodrama since 1992 and... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

1:30pm

Introduction to Laughter Yoga

ROOM 802

Laughter Yoga is for everyone. That is, anyone who can laugh, of any fitness or mobility level. Using this approach, "fake" laughter soon turns into real, contagious laughter. This releases wonderful physiological and psychological benefits in the form of stress-relieving endorphins—similar to traditional yoga—but the process is less demanding on the body. In this brief introductory session, we’ll blend yoga breathing with laughter exercises that create community, inspire playfulness, and can be paired with any of the forms of creative arts therapies. Join us during the lunch break to experience a fun form of yoga — no poses, mats, outfits (or sense of humor) necessary.

NOTE: CE credits not available for this session


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Jason Jedrusiak, CYT

Jason Jedrusiak, CYT, has been leading Laughter Yoga in the Boston area since 2010. He’s spread the laughter to local organizations and institutions, including Harvard University, the Boston Children's Museum, and NUPath, where he has laughed with people living with developmental, autism spectrum, and acquired brain injury conditions. Jason found Laughter Yoga through his training as a yoga teacher and meditation guide, his work as a... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

2:30pm

Art Therapy in Hospice and Bereavement
ROOM 704

Whether faced with the end of one's own life, or grieving the death of another's, our experiences during these emotionally heightened times are hard to put into words. Artmaking and the creative process have helped many people express feelings of grief and loss, explore existential experiences and questions, and find relief despite the challenges of these situations. In this paper session, the speaker will illustrate how art therapy has helped hospice patients, their families, and bereaved others. We will explore the benefits that expressive therapists can bring to working in hospice and bereavement services, including the unique role they hold within a hospice team—particularly when working with families.

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Rebecca Jacobson, MA, ATR

Rebecca Jacobson, MA, ATR, completed her master's in art therapy in December, 2012. In 2011, she helped introduce art therapy to the Bokamoso Youth Center in Winterveldt, South Africa. Rebecca has contributed to two South African art-based studies as a qualitative researcher and expert in South African art. In 2012, she was a delegate at the Clinton Global Initiative University Conference, based upon her commitment to extend the use of art... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 2:30pm - 3:50pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

2:30pm

Hablemos Español: The Importance of Language in Expressive Therapies with Native Speakers
ROOM 715

This paper will examine the need to work in meaningful ways with Spanish-speaking populations in bilingual expressive arts therapies practice. The overarching goal would be to coordinate systemic support of expressive arts therapists to work with mono-lingual immigrant populations in the US, and position emerging professionals to work internationally early in their careers. The development and execution of an academic training program that would elevate language acquisition as a core competency could be the first step in cultivating a professional environment that supports, encourages, and (eventually) expects all aspiring clinicians to work bilingually. But what are the possibilities and the limitations of this type of training, and would it be crucial for expressive arts therapists? In this session, bilingual conversation about this political 'hot potato' topic will be encouraged. Further, a sincere attempt will be made to understand current demographics within our related disciplines, and the implications thereof, in that expressive arts professionals are predominantly English-speaking, caucasian women.

Angelica Pinna-Perez habla español y podrá asistir con algunas traducciones durante esta presentación.  


Faculty
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Angelica Pinna-Perez, PhD, LCAT, LCSW, REAT, RDT

Angelica Pinna-Perez, PhD, LCAT, LCSW, REAT, RDT, has worked as a creative arts therapist and psychotherapist, practicing community-based mental health counseling, since 2003. She has worked clinically in the United States and abroad with a passion for cross-cultural work and international outreach.


Saturday November 8, 2014 2:30pm - 3:50pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

2:30pm

The Self-Book©: A Creative Intervention for Reducing Distress During Cancer Treatment
ROOM 712

The Self-Book© project was funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. It features a six-session intervention of five self-related directives, using precut collage materials, which are assembled to create a small, highly visual book. The Self-Book© intervention is currently being studied in a randomized clinical trial at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia; its subjects are female patients with breast cancer. Each participant in this study is asked to report her level of emotional distress and psychological well-being at designated time points over a 16-week period. Later, they are encouraged to keep their finished Self-Book© to use as a transitional object. Summit workshop participants will have the opportunity to practice Self-Book© directives, as well as discuss how this effective tool can be used with a variety of clients in other clinical contexts.

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Donna M. Radl, PhD (ABD), ATR-BC, LPC

Donna M. Radl, PhD (ABD), ATR-BC, LPC, is a doctoral candidate in the creative arts therapies program at Drexel University. Her dissertation topic is on the effects of Self-Book art therapy on emotional distress in female cancer patients. Donna is a licensed professional councilor and board certified art therapist in Pennsylvania. She has presented at the American Creativity Association National Conference on arts-based research and at the... Read More →
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Mary Tyler Donald ATR BC LPC

Mary Tyler Donald, ATR-BC, LPC, is a board certified art therapist and licensed professional counselor. She works with cancer patients and their families in oncology centers, suburban Philadelphia hospitals, and presently at an urban cancer center. Mary Tyler has designed and initiated support groups for children whose parents have cancer, newly diagnosed breast cancer patients, caregivers and relatives of cancer patients, patients living with... Read More →
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Maureen E. Vita, MA, ATR-BC

Maureen E. Vita, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, is the oncology art therapist at the Cancer Center at Hahnemann University Hospital. She works with adults who are undergoing radiation, chemotherapy, and surgical procedures on both an in- and out-patient basis. Maureen also works with pediatric cancer patients from St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and Wills Eye Hospital who are undergoing radiation treatments. She conducts art therapy groups on a... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 2:30pm - 3:50pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

2:30pm

Holistic Circus Therapy: An Introductory Workshop
ROOM 808

Holistic Circus Therapy, first developed in Australia, uses circus skills as an empowerment and educational tool for individuals and communities. Activities are client-centered to reflect the interests, goals, and functional abilities of participants. As a discipline, circus provides a variety of experiences and activities that facilitates positive emotional, physical, and mental health outcomes. The integration of occupational therapy and circus promotes play, fun, and creative expression inclusive of people eligible for special services within the areas of social, physical, cognitive, emotional, and community health. In this 80-minute workshop, participants will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of circus skills, ranging from juggling to hula hoops and clowning games. No prior circus experience necessary, but dress comfortably and come prepared to be up on your feet and doing!

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Jill Maglio, MS, OTR/L

Jill Maglio, MS, OTR/L, is the founder of holistic circus therapy, which combines occupational therapy with elements of circus arts, dance, and theater. After five years of research and study in Melbourne, Australia, Europe, and South East Asia, and acquiring a master’s in occupational therapy practice from La Trobe University, Jill returned to the U.S. in 2010. Since then, she has worked to legitimize circus skills as an effective... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 2:30pm - 3:50pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

2:30pm

Advances in Trauma Treatment for Children through Drama, Art, and Play
ROOM 705

A review of past fundamental trauma models and their influence on current trauma models will be offered, designed for master’s level clinicians. Within this context, the universal challenges of working with traumatized children will be explored through the lens of creative arts therapy. Art therapy, play, and drama therapy demonstrations and experientials will address such topics as: attachment and self-regulation; avoidance and negative projections; good enough safety; developmental sensitivity; gradual exposure and desensitization; parent, guardian, and young client engagement, along with attunement through the creative arts.

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Anna Marie Weber, RDT, LCAT, CDVC

Anna Marie Weber, MA, RDT, LCAT, CDVC, is the director of children’s services for the Family Violence and Rape Crisis Center at VIBS. Along with supervising a staff of creative arts therapists, social workers and interns, she specializes in the treatment of children who have witnessed familial homicide and severe sexual abuse cases. Anna has a legislative appointment and chairs the Suffolk County Advisory Board on Child Protection. She is... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 2:30pm - 3:50pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

2:30pm

Creative Group Approaches for Managing Pain and Enhancing Connection
ROOM 809

This is a mixed group experience that begins with a body/mindfulness exercise followed by individual free artistic expression and small-group interaction with focus on giving and receiving interpretation of the individual works of art. A visual artist and integrative health practitioner on our team developed this exercise for chronic pain sufferers in order to encourage meaningful communication and increased social connection, which will lead to an improved sense of well-being. Creative arts stimulate oxytocin production and neuronal growth which helps members to focus inwardly thus encouraging deeper sharing with other group members. The group experience will be followed by didactic information and discussion on the principles of neuroscience with emphasis on neurobiological explanations for promotion of neuroplasticity. With this information, attendees can see how neurobiology of the brain leads to growth and healing and indeed supports a whole new paradigm shift (new explicit awareness) leading to the subjective experience of increasing wholeness, stability and resilience.

Faculty
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Foad Araiinejad, LMT, CMTE, CTCM

Foad Araiinejad, LMT, CMTE, CTCM, born in Persia, Foad came to America as an adolescent. Throughout his life, he used art for his own therapy. In 1993, Foad entered the new era of bioenergetic awareness, becoming a Reiki Master, and Certified TCM Practitioner (Beijing, China). Foad integrated his love of artistic expression into his mind/body practice by founding his unique Universal Art for Self-Discovery, a language for healing. He currently... Read More →
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Patricia M. Guest, PhD

Patricia M. Guest, PhD, is a supervising licensed professional counselor in private practice in Montgomery, AL, incorporating the experiential psychotherapies of mindfulness, EMDR, psychodrama, and group psychotherapy. She serves as a restorative justice consultant for the Montgomery County District Attorney. Patricia has provided clinical supervision for graduate student interns for more than 20+ years. Her clinical experience includes work with... Read More →
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Mollie Isaacson, LCSW, MPA

Mollie Isaacson, LCSW, MPA, is a certified hypnotherapist and Reiki Master, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in psychology with a concentration in expressive arts therapy. She has been in private practice for over 25 years. Mollie specializes in working with trauma and dissociative disorders. She has developed a clinical approach integrating experiential psychotherapy, creative visualization and movement therapy with an emphasis on... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 2:30pm - 3:50pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

2:30pm

Exploring Earth’s Archetypes through Poetry & Image: Reclaiming the Wild Soul

ROOM 702

Jungian psychologist Marion Woodman writes that while a metaphor carries 1,000 volts of energy, its core, the archetype, carries 100,000 volts. In this experiential workshop, the presenter will lead participants on an archetypal journey through the five landscapes of planet Earth. Deserts, forests, oceans and rivers, mountains, and grasslands are all aspects of our own psyche and soul, and can be used to form a foundation for poetry and image-making in therapeutic practice. After exploring each of these archetypal landscapes, participants will choose one landscape to symbolize their current personal or professional life challenge; the chosen landscape will be used as a template for self-exploration through creative writing and art. This exercise is a useful tool in helping clients explore aspects of the self through identification with the Earthly archetypes.

This workshop is also part of the multiple-session, 4-day Immersive Training: Archetypal Approaches in the Expressive Arts TherapiesRegistration is available separately for each day.


Faculty
avatar for Mary Reynolds Thompson, CPCC, CAPF, CJF

Mary Reynolds Thompson, CPCC, CAPF, CJF

Founder, Live Your Wild Soul Story
| Mary Reynolds Thompson, CPCC, CAPF, CJF, is an author, applied poetry and journal facilitator, and life coach dedicated to bridging the false divide between inner and outer nature. She offers writing and eco-spirituality workshops and retreats throughout the world, and has developed an archetypal model of transformation based on the landscapes of the Earth, which is the focus of her latest book, Reclaiming the Wild Soul. Mary has served... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

2:30pm

Therapeutic Dance & Yoga-Based Movement for Special Needs
ROOM 710

Based on principles of dance/movement therapy and yoga, we will explore the basic tenets of Dance For All (DFA), a creative, therapeutic program for adolescents and adults with special needs that is easily adaptable to younger populations. After an introduction to the DFA philosophy, (that special needs is an extension of universal global needs and behavior is communication), participants will experience, discuss, and practice the basic format of a therapeutic class, creating a ritual with a beginning, middle, and end. Participants will learn specific, practical and playful tools for raising and grounding energy while establishing group cohesion. They will learn and experience the concept of teaching as a structured improvisation, creating a lesson plan that invites and empowers creativity for both the leader and the student. All of this, while exploring the power of creative self expression through movement for social, emotional and cognitive learning. Neither dance nor yoga experience is required.

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Kathy Cass, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, CYT

Kathy Cass, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, CYT, E-RYT, founded the non-profit therapeutic dance/yoga organization, Chance to Dance, which served all ages and abilities and continues under the direction of her protégé under the new name Dance for All. She served three years (one, as head) on the national BC-DMT panel of the Dance/Movement Therapy Certification Board. Kathy is currently Director of Programs-Activities for Belmont Village Senior... Read More →
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Hilary Kern, MA, AT, CYT

Hilary Kern, MA, AT, CYT, is the director of Dance For All, after having been mentored by founder Kathy Cass. She has initiated yoga-based programs in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District and in its School-Age Parent and Infant Development program. Hilary provides art therapy to children, adolescents, families, and adults at the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital, Masada Homes, and the Maple Counseling Center. She brings her... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

2:30pm

Cultivating Resilience in Children & Adolescents through Play Therapy, Creative Arts, and NMT

ROOM 701

At the heart of play therapy is the possibility for children to explore their ideas and feelings about self and others in a safe and creative way. This half-day workshop is an introduction to the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT), developed by Bruce Perry, MD, through play, art, music, and somatosensory activities. By examining modern attachment theory and neuroscience, the presenters will discuss how play therapy can be a valuable tool in cultivating resilience for children and adolescents. NMT allows our clients to explore their inner worlds at their own pace, and with spontaneity and freedom. After an informational overview and presentation of case studies in play, art, somatosensory activities, and sand therapy, participants will be introduced experientially to directive and non-directive forms of play and arts interventions to deepen their understanding how they can be integrated with the NMT approach in the clinical setting.

Eligible for APT continuing education credits


Faculty
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David A. Crenshaw, PhD, ABPP, RPT-S

David A. Crenshaw, PhD, ABPP, RPT-S, is the clinical director of the Children's Home of Poughkeepsie and faculty associate at Johns Hopkins University. He is past president of the New York Association for Play Therapy, past president of the Hudson Valley Psychological Association, a board certified clinical psychologist, and a fellow of APA, and of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychology. David is also a registered play therapy... Read More →
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Jillian E. Kelly, LCSW

Jillian E. Kelly, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker at Urban Health Plan, Inc., a community health center in the Bronx. She earned her master’s in social work at Columbia University. Jillian’s interest in play therapy was cultivated while completing an internship with the play department at Ireland’s leading children’s hospital. She is certified in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and is actively... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

2:30pm

Greening the Lifecycle: Ecopsychology and Aging
ROOM 803

We embrace youth, physical beauty, and vigor, turning away from the natural signs of human aging, yet we are not put off by images of age in nature. In this three-hour workshop, we will explore our attitudes regarding the experience and meaning of aging through the realms of art and ecopsychology. Participants will experience an examination of ecological principles and issues and their relationship to attitudes and images of aging;  a slide lecture on the role of art, creativity, and images of nature in the experience of aging; and experiential exercises in connecting with the natural world and one’s own life cycle utilizing various expressive modalities including visual art and creative writing. Time for dialogue and discussion will be provided, including how to incorporate this work into clinical practice.

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Madeline Rugh, PhD, ATR-BC

Madeline Rugh, PhD, ATR-BC, holds a doctorate in adult education, a master’s in art education, and a bachelor’s in painting and drawing. She is currently an assistant professor at St. Gregory's University in Shawnee, Oklahoma, teaching across disciplines in psychology and visual art. Madeline has facilitated numerous workshops both internationally and in the U.S. on the topic of art therapy with disabled older adults, art therapy... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

2:30pm

Learn to Facilitate Drum Circles!
ROOM 802

This half-day facilitation training workshop is designed to build skills for leading drum circles that integrate rhythm, melody, and movement. It's goal is to provide an inspirational and supportive environment in which each participant has the opportunity to explore the creation of community through an exciting array of interactive and enjoyable rhythmic activities, all while discovering individual, innate musicality along the way! This facilitator training features purposeful, brain-based drumming activities designed to engage and invigorate groups while stimulating key mind-body connections. By practicing these sequential activities, participants will develop facilitation skills that incorporate accessible ice breakers, non-verbal communication, intentional movement, self-expression, and creativity. The result is drum circles that are integrated, seamless, and transformative community music-making experiences.

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Mary E. Knysh

Founder, Rhythmic Connections
Mary E. Knysh is the founder of Rhythmic Connections, an innovative company advancing education, health, and creative development through music improvisation. She is a workshop facilitator and trainer; creativity, leadership, and communications consultant; professional musician; recording artist, and author. Mary presents at conferences throughout the U.S., Central Europe, Australia, and Asia. An international teacher/trainer with the Music for... Read More →
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Lynn Miller, MA, CMT

Lynn Miller, MA, CMT, works as a music therapist at Roxborough Hospital in Philadelphia, where she developed the creative arts therapy program. A certified art teacher and muralist who is active nationally, she is on staff at Music for People and Flute Haven Native Flute School. Lynn is an adjunct faculty member in music therapy at the Graduate Institute in Bethany, CT, and formerly at Immaculata University in PA. She has conducted workshops at... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

2:30pm

Multimodal Expressive Arts Therapies for Disordered Eating & Healthy Body Image
ROOM 711

Whether you buy into it or not, the myth (and necessity) of the "perfect body" is everywhere.  And from the diet industry to digital image manipulations in the media, we are constantly sold on the idea that wealth, love, and happiness can be found "if only we..." This half-day,  primarily experiential workshop will present approaches for assisting clients in examining core beliefs, establish meaningful goals for health and well-being, improve body image, and nurture self-esteem. Participants will learn techniques to provide empathy and safety; exercises to help the client recognize how core beliefs affect body image; methods of enactment, tableaus, and metaphors to move the client beyond limiting stereotypes and disordered ways of eating; and uses of art and song creation to establish and affirm new goals for healing and wellness. Everyone welcome — these approaches are valuable for using with most clients, whether or not these symptoms are pronounced.

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Jenn Friedman, BA

Jenn Friedman is a musician, composer, author and eating disorder recovery advocate. She has shared her work in the recovery of eating disorders through workshops, discussion and performance at hospitals, schools, and recovery events, and has organized support groups and programs live and on the web.
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Nancy Sondag, MA, RDT/BCT, LCAT, CDP

Nancy Sondag, MA, RDT/BCT, LCAT, CDP is a Registered Drama Therapist and Board Certified Trainer. She has over 20 years of experience in teaching, training, and mentoring students, teachers and therapists, and developing creative arts education and therapy programs for NYC public schools, HIV/AIDS wards, obesity clinics, community colleges, universities, and nursing homes. Ms. Sondag is an adjunct professor at Kansas State University and... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

2:30pm

Neurobiology 101 for Expressive Arts Therapists
ROOM 801

Current research is continuing to make connections between the brain and behavior and the intersection of neurology and mental health, making it increasingly important for expressive therapists to have an understanding of basic neurobiological principles and functions. However, delving into the world of neurology can be daunting. This workshop will use metaphor, experientials, and activities that engage various brain regions to develop an understanding of neurological anatomy and functions. Brain regions engaged through the expressive therapies will be discussed through the use of movement and the five senses. Participants will have the opportunity to learn through fun interactive activities making this essential topic approachable—and relatable—to professionals in all expressive arts therapies disciplines. 

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Dawn Burau, MA, LMHC, SpEd

Dawn Burau, LMHC, SpEd, is adjunct faculty at Lesley University in the Graduate School of Expressive Therapy and, over the last 10 years, has worked as a therapeutic teacher at the Community Therapeutic Day School and has consulted to both public and private schools. In both individual therapy and the classroom milieu, she strives to understand the relationship between neurological influences, emotions and behavior, and creativity. Dawn is a... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

2:30pm

Voicing Positive Change, Sensing Personal Power through the Creative Arts
ROOM 714

Our voices are directly related to our sense of personal power and feeling valued. When we are afraid to speak out and our voices are not heard, not only can it negatively impact our lives, but also the lives of others. When we feel free to express ourselves in creative ways, positive change can take place. In this half-day person-centered workshop, participants will have the opportunity to explore their relationship to their own voices, and how they are heard by others. Using voice exercises, "Authentic Voicework," movement, drama, and art, participants will experience the power of their voices in a safe and accepting atmosphere. Additionally, we'll explore different ways that working with the voice can be used in the treatment of a variety of clinical symptomatology, including depression, trauma, and anxiety. No prior vocal or musical experience necessary.

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Nina "Anin" Utigaard, MFT, REAT

Nina "Anin" Utigaard, MFT, REAT, is a licensed therapist and registered expressive arts therapist with a private practice in San Francisco. She was a founding co-chair for the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association and a faculty member of the Person-Centered Expressive Therapy Institute for over 10 years. Anin works with groups and individuals of all ages and offers workshops and training, including "Authentic VoiceWork.” She has... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

2:30pm

Learning & Teaching Quantitative Research Methodology Using Visual Imagery
ROOM 810

The viability and future of expressive art therapies depends on demonstrating that our treatment yields positive outcomes, equal to—or better than—other treatments. Few research studies are rigorous enough to support what we witness daily in our treatment sessions: inarguable positive gains. We should be conducting outcome studies, yet few masters level training programs prepare students to be researchers who design, conduct, and publish research. This half-day workshop is open to all expressive arts therapists, faculty, and students who seek to learn basic quantitative research methodology by using visual images in a fun, hands-on, interactive way. Partially inspired by Knapp's (1996) Learning Statistics through Playing Cards, but based on visual images of artwork, you will engage in an approach to research that is full of surprises, inspires imaginative thinking, and creates a dynamic learning experience that has practical applications to your daily clinical work.

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Patricia St. John, EdD, ATR-BC, LCAT

Patricia St. John, EdD, ATR-BC, LCAT, is professor and director of graduate art therapy programs at The College of New Rochelle. She is an active member of the American Art Therapy Association: currently chair, Education committee, co-chair, Task Force for Revision of Education Standards, Research committee member, Journal Review Board, and Annual Conference Proposal Reviewer. An experienced researcher, Patricia and colleagues received the 2007... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 2:30pm - 11:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

4:10pm

Adapting the PPAT Assessment to Digital Devices: A Report
ROOM 715

Art therapy assessments have typically been conducted with drawing materials on paper. They are designed to examine the subject’s psychological characteristics, to seek diagnostic information, and/or set therapeutic goals. As the use of tablet devices becomes more common by the day, the question as to whether an art therapy assessment performed on a digital device could yield similar results to the traditional tools. Creating a digital version of Gantt's Person Picking an Apple from a Tree (PPAT) art assessment, a preliminary study was undertaken. Results show that the tablet-based PPAT achieves significant scores on the FEATS rating scale's key problem solving dimension. Validity of this study, and the PPAT, will be discussed, as will the issues inherent in using digital devices for art assessments, when traditional (tactile) art materials are not present.

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Sunjoo Kim, BA

Sunjoo Kim, BA, is a master’s student in the expressive arts therapy program at Seoul Women's University in Korea. She has been practicing art therapy about three years and has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in mental health settings in Korea. Sunjoo is interested in people with internet overindulgence suffering from mood disturbance, difficulties in impulse control, and interpersonal skills.
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Sunhee K. Kim, PhD, ATR-BC, LCAT, ATCS

Seoul Women's University (서울여자대학교)
Sunhee K. Kim, PhD, ATR-BC, LCAT, ATCS, is teaching graduate art therapy students at Seoul Women's University in Korea as an assistant professor. She has been working in New York City for over 10 years, since graduating from the New York University art therapy program. Sunhee completed her PhD in expressive therapies at Lesley University in 2010. She has given presentations in both Seoul and the US. Sunhee’s research has been published... Read More →
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Gayoung Lee, MA

Gayoung Lee, MA, is a doctoral student in the expressive arts therapy program at Seoul Women’s University in Korea. Her current research interests focus on response characteristics of art-based assessments. Gayoung has worked with various populations at a hospital setting as an art therapist in Korea. She graduated from the Hofstra University creative arts therapy master’s program in 2010, and her thesis research was about mothers... Read More →


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

4:10pm

Clinical Design Science: Creating Virtual Environments that Extend Our Skills and Opportunities
ROOM 712

Conducting therapy sessions in virtual environments might be an essential component of your career—and your success—in coming decades. Many clinicians are already considering how technology can provide an extension of their skills and treatments. In this session, we will look at examples of clinical software materials that integrate technology and design science. Psychology's design science synthesizes knowledge across schools of thought in psychology and psychiatry as well as bridges core principles of art and design. Are you ready, willing, and able to envision yourself as a designer of therapeutic environments that might compliment the standard in-person therapy session? Attend this workshop, and you will begin to realize how valuable what you know is to the nascent field of clinical design science, and how valuable it could become for you and your clients. No programming experience required!

Faculty
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Susan Imholz, PhD

Susan Imholz, MA, PhD, is a scholar, educator, and clinician who consultants with schools, healthcare, and non-profit organizations. Her work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and MacArthur Foundation. Susan writes about all things digital; her research interests center on psychology, technology design, and the history of digital innovation grounded in principles of human development. She... Read More →


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

4:10pm

Creative Mindfulness Training for Healthcare Professionals Treating Trauma
ROOM 705

Vicarious traumatization and stress are common risks for counselors and clinicians working in the field. Despite the acknowledgement of these cumulative emotional effects, literature indicates that educational training in regards to self-care and counselor wellness are limited. This paper will introduce the Creative Mindfulness Training (CMT) for professionals involved in treating trauma. The CMT model was created to reduce these associated risks and exposures through the practice of mindfulness techniques. This presentation will examine research on the concept of counselor wellness and the importance of practicing mindfulness in promoting resiliency and wellness.  Based on the hypothesis that increased mindfulness and resilience will result in decreased stress levels, the presentation will explore the efficacy and potential of the Creative Mindfulness Training in reducing secondary traumatization in mental health professionals.

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Cori Costello, LCPC, ATR-BC

Cori Costello, LCPC, ATR-BC, has been an art therapist/therapist for 20 years and a licensed counselor in the state of Illinois. She earned her master’s in art therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Cori has been working in private practice for the past 10 years and has established her own private practice utilizing creative counseling techniques with children, adults, couples and families. Her research has focused on... Read More →


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

4:10pm

How Art & Music Therapies Guide the Journey toward Life’s End
ROOM 704

"How can you do that?" is a comment frequently heard by hospice workers when they speak about their work. This workshop is intended to address the many questions people have about what hospice work entails (and what it does not), as well as its benefits for patients, family members, caregivers, and staff. It will include specifics on how creative art therapies, with an emphasis on art and music, are applied to enrich the experience of both patients and therapists. Participants will engage in an experiential Reiki exercise followed by a directive that invites them to explore and express personal challenges and ways they might access their own healing powers for inner strength and resolution.

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Thomas J. Biglin, Jr., MA, MT-BC

Thomas J. Biglin, Jr., MA, MT-BC, works as a music therapist with the palliative care team in the Department of Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. He received his master’s degree in music therapy from New York University and his bachelor’s from the University of Pennsylvania. Tom co-authored a chapter in the book, Music and Medicine: Integrative Models in the Treatment of Pain, published by Satchnote Press in affiliation with... Read More →
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Mary B. Safrai, MS, LCAT, ATR-BC

Private Practice, Healing Arts Brought Home
Mary B. Safrai, MS, LCAT, ATR-BC, is an art therapist and Reiki practitioner who works primarily with hospice and palliative care patients, their families, caregivers, and staff through her private practice, Healing Arts Brought Home, and with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York Palliative and Hospice Care. Her work with hospice patients is documented in a case history entitled “Art Therapy in Hospice: A Catalyst to Insight and Healing... Read More →


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

4:10pm

Using Participatory Photography to Create Change: Empowerment Through the Arts
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.

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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

4:10pm

Multidisciplinary Group Interventions for Engaging Resistant Inpatients: The Road to Home
ROOM 809

The Road to Home Model is a series of groups designed to facilitate a patient’s transition through the stages of change from the transtheoretical model of behavior change. Each protocol is designed to assist the therapist in meeting the client in their current stage of change and support the therapist with creative interventions that can be utilized to engage the resistant client. Additionally, this model utilizes transparency to facilitate a greater understanding of the inpatient system as well the therapeutic process itself. Utilizing a combination of motivational interviewing techniques and multidisciplinary creative arts therapy approaches, the interventions employed in these groups carry a proven track record of increased engagement in group therapy, improved communication with treatment providers, and a greater sense of self-efficacy. The goal of this workshop is to introduce participants to group interventions that can be used to empower and engage the resistant client.

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Suzanne Garrison, MS, R-DMT, LCAT

Suzanne Garrison, MS, R-DMT, LCAT, is a dance/movement therapist currently working on an adult inpatient psychiatric unit at Kings County Hospital. She is a 2012 graduate of Pratt Institute, with a master's in dance/movement therapy. While at Pratt, Suzanne completed thesis research on survivors of sex trafficking. Prior to becoming a dance/movement therapist, she performed and choreographed extensively in the U.S. and Japan. Suzanne's research... Read More →
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George Jagatic, MS, LCAT

Assistant Director, Staff Development, Kings County Hospital
George Jagatic, MS, R-DMT, LCAT, is a dancer, choreographer, licensed creative arts therapist, and currently a supervisor at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn. He received his master’s from Pratt University in dance/movement therapy and followed that with a certification in group therapy from EGPS. George has served the NYS-ADTA as chapter treasurer and continues to run workshops for gay men dealing with issues of individuation and embracing... Read More →
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Dana Trottier, MA, RDT, LCAT

Dana Trottier, MA, RDT, LCAT, is a registered drama therapist with the North American Drama Therapy Association and a creative art therapist-level II at Kings County Hospital Center, working with adults on a psychiatric inpatient unit. He provides clinical training and supervision for burgeoning drama therapists through NY University. Dana's current research interests include creative supervision, embodied analysis, and the formation and... Read More →


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

6:30pm

Hi-5! A Summit Birthday Celebration

An Evening of Fun, Fantasy & Food
to Inspire Your Imagination

Join us for a magical evening — a virtual circus of the senses!

CURATE A PERSONAL (OR GROUP) EXPERIENCE, INCLUDING:

• Wine and Great Food
• Fun, Creative Activities, including a major JIXInteractive
• Mystical Merriment by Psychics
• Entertainment by Musicians, Jugglers, and Others
• Networking, Dancing, Drumming . . . and more

Requires a $30 event ticket, available during registration process

 


Saturday November 8, 2014 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Lang Center: The New School Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th Street, NY, NY 10011
 
Sunday, November 9
 

10:00am

Guide to Using Hip-Hop, Punk, Heavy Metal: Music & Art in Clinical Settings
ROOM 703

In this session, the potential benefits of using subculture genres such as hip-hop, punk, and heavy metal music with art in clinical settings will be described. The presenters will provide an overview of these genres, a justification for their use, and demonstrations of how to implement these styles in clinical work. A report on current literature will be provided. Additionally, the presenters will share their own experiences of how and why using these genres have helped their clients connect to themselves, peers, and the therapists, growing and healing within those relationships. Participants will have the opportunity to hear and see clinical examples and case vignettes, as well as an opportunity for discussion about reservations and practical issues in using these less-traditional music genres clinically.

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Christine Byma, ATR-BC

Christine Byma, ATR-BC, is a registered and board-certified art therapist. She received her master’s in art therapy from Marywood University in 2008. Christine is currently working as a medical case manager at Mazzoni Center, serving clients who are HIV-positive. She focuses on LGBTQI services and specializes in risk reduction. Christine is working as an art therapist on-call at Buildabridge International. She has experience working with adults... Read More →
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Audrey Hausig, MMT, MT-BC

Audrey Hausig, MMT, MT-BC, has been practicing music therapy in the Philadelphia area since 2000. She received her BA and MMT from Temple University. Audrey plays bass and sings in two punk bands and is a back-up singer in a soul band.


Sunday November 9, 2014 10:00am - 11:20am
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

10:00am

Humor's Impact on Individuals & Group Process
ROOM 711

This 80-minute workshop aims to examine practical ways of understanding and using humor in our personal and professional lives. Whether conscious or not, people use humor to make statements about themselves, their relationships, their fears, and other things which they may find difficult to say otherwise. Positive humor can foster warmth and social bonding, while negative humor is often divisive. But the absence of humor altogether indicates a systematic blockage of communication. Participants will be introduced to the theoretical frameworks of humor, as well as learn how to inspire positive humor in both individual and group therapy settings. 

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Izzy Gesell, MSEd

Izzy Gesell, MEd, CSP, is an “organizational alchemist” helping people navigate internal logjams to emerge more confident, spontaneous and effective. Through keynotes, breakouts, coaching and facilitated sessions, Izzy offers imaginative, intuitive and immediately useful insights and programs. Among the first to use Improv Theater concepts as tools for personal and organizational learning, he is the author of Playing Along: Group... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 10:00am - 11:20am
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

10:00am

Using Scent in Trauma-focused Art and Play Therapy
ROOM 810

Smell is the most powerful sensory modality in relation to memory, yielding vivid emotional associations while often bypassing cognition. This paper presentation will explore the use of smell and scent in trauma treatment through a multi-modal approach, going beyond basic aromatherapy (scent for 'soothing') to utilize olfactory stimulation to help trauma survivors process sensory-encoded memories. The presenter will examine ways to use scent-triggers to evoke a safe space, providing a coping mechanism for patients when destabilized. Participants will learn methods of incorporating olfactory components into art and play therapies, as well as mindfulness strategies to aid the process.

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Mikella L. Millen, MA, ATR, LCAT

Mikella L. Millen, MA, ATR, LCAT, is a clinical trainer and art therapist in private practice, and a graduate of New York University’s art therapy master’s program. She has worked extensively in the child welfare system, using art therapy to treat children, adolescents, and parents with trauma response and grief. Mikella specializes in the use of mindfulness and non-traditional materials in trauma treatment. She is also trained in a... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 10:00am - 11:20am
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

10:00am

Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Nurturing Mindfulness in At-Risk Adolescents
ROOM 801

Mindfulness is considered a core concept to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), an offspring of Cognitive Behavior Therapy. This is because mindfulness skills promote non-judgmental self-awareness of one's emotions in the challenging process of changing behaviors. This workshop will utilize Harvey and Rathbone's approach to DBT skills training for at-risk adolescents and combine it with Laury Rappaport's focusing-oriented art therapy (FOAT®) interventions to create an experiential learning experience for the participants. By implementing core mindfulness skills for at-risk youth, clinicians can creatively cultivate attention and intention and guide individuals towards positive change.

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Susan Dingsor, ATR-BC, LPC

Susan Dingsor, ATR-BC, LPC, leads the expressive arts therapy program at the Immediate Care Child Psychiatric Center, where she runs groups with at-risk adolescents. She presented at the 2012 American Art Therapy Conference in Savannah, and co-chaired the 2012 NJ Coalition for Arts Therapy Conference. Susan has published articles in the New Jersey Art Therapy Association Newsletter and the Dream Network Journal. She has volunteered her time in... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 10:00am - 11:20am
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

10:00am

Dreams, Art Therapy, and Creative Writing: A Heuristic Inquiry
ROOM 803

In this workshop, a heuristic study that integrated artmaking with existential, gestalt, and therapeutic dialogue will be discussed. Participants will learn how this method provides insight to dreams and self-growth. Techniques derived from qualitative research to understand dream symbols and imagery will be integrated with an art and writing experience. Theory and technique will assist clinicians in their work with clients, in their quest for personal growth, and as a method of self-care. Participants are encouraged to bring along a dream with which to work.

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Simone Muri

Springfield College
Simone Alter-Muri, ATR-BC, ATCS, LMHC, is the director/founder of Springfield College's art education program and undergraduate and graduate art therapy/counseling programs. As a professor, she has taught art, art therapy, and art education for 27 years. Simone holds a doctorate in creative behavior, a master's in art therapy and bachelor's in art and psychology. Simone's art is exhibited internationally. A researcher of children's art... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 10:00am - 11:20am
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

10:00am

From Improvisation to Social Awareness: How Psychodrama Benefits People with ASD
ROOM 714

Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities are characterized as having difficulty with Social Pragmatics, known as 'Mind Blindness'. This half-day workshop will demonstrate how the use of psychodrama, Improvisational Theatre, Sociometry, and Sociodramatic techniques can increase social awareness in ASD individuals. Unlike techniques that make use of social scripts to shape appropriate behavior, psychodrama and improvisation can nurture spontaneity and thus enhance the individual's capacity to read and respond successfully in social situations. Clinical material will be presented to illustrate how these techniques work in both individual and group settings to establish appropriate social relationships. Participants will then have the chance to try out and discuss these action techniques, which they can utilize in their own practice.

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Carol Feldman Bass, JD

Carol Feldman-Bass, JD, is a social pragmatics and life skills coach. She founded “Social Dynamix,” an interactive and action-based program that combines psychodrama, social pragmatics, and improvisational theatre to help various populations overcome social anxiety and become more spontaneous in social and personal settings. A graduate student at the Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute in New York, she runs action-based groups for the... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

10:00am

Using Play Therapy to Help Children Who Have Sexual Behavior Problems
ROOM 809

The Boundary Project, a research-informed assessment and treatment program that offers a comprehensive, family-based approach for helping children with sexual behavior problems is introduced in this three-hour didactic session. We will explore play therapy strategies that can be applied in both assessment and treatment of young children, and provide a context for responding to sexually abusive youth in a purposeful way. Emphasis will be placed on decreasing high-risk behaviors; motivating parents and caretakers to provide careful supervision; and engaging these children in their own treatment. Using this approach, they can learn to identify and master their internal controls, regulate their affect, and understand their unique cues of impending problem behaviors. A variety of play therapy techniques and strategies designed for children to use with their caregivers will be discussed, along with mindfulness and CBT-based treatment strategies.   

Eligible for APT continuing education credits

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Jennifer Shaw, PsyD

Jennifer Shaw, PsyD, provides treatment to children and adolescents with sexual behavior problems as well as those with symptoms of depression, anxiety, adjustment, and histories of abuse at the Gil Institute for Trauma Recovery and Education in Fairfax, VA. Co-creator of the assessment manual, Problem Sexual Behavior Assessment for Children, and the 12-session treatment guide, Boundary Project: A Family-based, Evidence-informed Treatment... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

10:00am

Making Altered Books in Art Therapy: Building an Integrated Self
ROOM 701

In this half-day workshop, illustrated by case examples, we will explore how the medium of the altered book is uniquely placed to function as a bridge in integrating all parts of the self on the path to individuation. The therapeutic process connects to the metaphor of altering and destroying a book to create a new "Self" and play with a new narrative of the self with the rebuilding of the book. The idea of "radical self-acceptance" will be defined and related to the book's innate ability to hold different aspects of the self on different pages, and through the juxtaposition of left and right sides. Specific materials and directives to invite this kind of “parts" exploration will also be discussed. Participants will begin their own altered book in the workshop and focus on discovering parts of their shadow and other cut-off or blocked aspects of themselves through the artmaking, then dialogue with these parts within their book. Time will be allotted for sharing and processing.

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Natasha Elena Shapiro, ATR-BC, LCAT

Natasha Elena Shapiro, ATR-BC, LCAT, holds a master's in art therapy and creativity development from Pratt Institute. She works in private practice in her Tribeca art studio, where she specializes in working with adults, adolescents and children with a variety of emotional issues. Natasha facilitates an art studio-based supervision group for professionals and an art therapy group for women struggling with anxiety and depression. An Advanced Reiki... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

10:00am

Analytical Music Therapy & Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Techniques
ROOM 808

Analytical music therapy and MBSR techniques can be effective treatment interventions for persons suffering from stress and pain arising from a variety of etiologies. Working as a music therapist with live improvised music to address stress and pain management requires knowledge about music, psychology, brain and body function. In this half-day workshop, participants will get an introduction to Analytical Music Therapy (AMT) and psychodynamic-based music relaxation and/or MBSR stress reduction techniques to address physical and psychological pain. All healthcare professionals are welcome!

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Benedikte B. Scheiby, MMA, MMEd, DPMT, CMT, LCAT, AMT

Benedikte B. Scheiby, MA, MMEd, DPMT, CMT, LCAT, MBSR, has a master’s in music therapy and music education. She’s a certified and licensed creative arts music psychotherapist, body psychotherapist, and mindfulness-based stress reduction trainer. Benedikte is adjunct faculty professor at NYU in music therapy, director of music therapy intern training and supervision at Institute for Music and Neurologic Function, and director of... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

10:00am

Creative Containment for Difficult Feelings in Trauma-Informed Drama Therapy
ROOM 704

In this experiential workshop, participants will explore the concept of aesthetic distance and projective techniques often used in drama therapy to create safety when working with children and adults who have experienced trauma. Projective techniques such as symbol, metaphor, poetry, and improvisation will be investigated through the CANY method of trauma-informed drama therapy as ways to help clients experience a safe container for diverse and difficult feelings, experiences and thoughts.

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Meredith Dean, RDT, LCAT, CASAC

Meredith Dean, RDT, LCAT, CASAC, is the program director at Creative Alternatives of New York, where she works with adult and child survivors of domestic violence, trauma-affected adolescents, and at-risk youth. She co-facilitates CANY’s training workshops and Learning Collaborative sessions. Meredith has also worked with incarcerated adult men and women at maximum and medium security New York State prisons. In addition to her post as the... 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 →


Sunday November 9, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

10:00am

Drawing Breath: Breathing into Rhythm and Form
ROOM 702

This half-day workshop will focus on the use of breath, and will examine the development of form, shape, and space in drawing and sculpture. Examples of exercises that therapists can use in their practices will be demonstrated. These exercises can help enhance the mind-body connection by using basic shape and space formation in the creation of two-dimensional drawings and three-dimensional sculpture. Psychoanalytic theory will be discussed to embellish our understanding of the development of self through the body. The exercises to be experienced and discussed are used as a route to the integration of the whole person, and as a way to enhance creativity through the inclusion of breathing, hearing, feeling, touching, visualizing, moving, and drawing. No previous art experience or talent is required.

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Linda Siegel, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT

Linda Siegel, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT, is an art therapist in private practice for 27 years. She is the former art therapy program director at Pratt Institute where she is also a tenured professor in the graduate creative arts therapy department. Linda is also a certified child/adolescent therapist and a certified parent/infant psychotherapist. She is a published author, an exhibiting artist, and has lectured and taught internationally.


Sunday November 9, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

10:00am

Emaciated Imagination: Disordered Eating and Symbolic Expression
ROOM 710

Eating disorders are disturbances of relationships: Relationships to others and the environment, to oneself, to one’s emotions, and to one’s needs, desires, and imagination. This three-hour workshop explores the symbolic nature of eating disorders from a personal, familial, cultural, and environmental perspective utilizing a Jungian and depth psychology framework. This workshop gives participants didactic, experiential, and interactive experiences in exploring one’s imagination through abstract images of Self within an environment. The importance of context and symbolic function in attachment ruptures, trauma, and recovery is discussed as well as the meaningful treatment of such symptoms through a symbolic, image-based means. 

NOTE: This workshop is geared toward the advanced, experienced creative arts therapist. All level practitioners of arts therapies and other mental health professionals are welcome, but should keep this in mind.  

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Michelle L. Dean, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, CGP

Michelle L. Dean, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, CGP, is the co-founder of The Center for Psyche and the Arts, LLC (Berwyn and Lansdowne, PA). She has 20 years of experience in treating individuals who have addictions, eating disorders, relationship issues, and traumatic experiences. In addition to her practice, Michelle is an author, supervisor, educator, approved NBCC Continuing Education Provider, and consultant. She serves on AATA’s Social Media... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

10:00am

Environmental Art Therapy: Transforming Inner & Outer Landscapes
Central Park - Sunday
(Depart together from the 8th floor lounge)

As Environmental Art Therapists, our work is directed inwardly as well as being outward-bound. By forming, making, and building outdoors, we allow for a deeper, often transformational relationship within and beyond self. In this experiential outdoor workshop, we will explore, through art-making outdoors, the profound relationship between the environment and our emotional and psychological states. We will meet in the 8th floor lounge at the Executive Conference Center, then walk to Central Park, where we will spend the entire workshop, so please be prepared and dress for all of nature's contingencies. This experience will introduce how Environmental Art Therapy can facilitate multidimensional outcomes for our clients. A theoretical explanation and examples of application will be offered in addition to direct practice.

NOTE: It will be November in NYC, so please dress appropriately for this outdoor session. We're aiming for "shine," but be prepared for rain.


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Jean Davis, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT

Jean Davis, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT, is an associate adjunct professor in Pratt Institute’s graduate creative arts therapy department. She is the current supervisor of the creative arts therapy department at the League School, the former director of the Transitional Living Community, a program of Brooklyn Community Services, and the former clinical director of the Greenwich Village Youth Council. Jean has postgraduate training in the areas of... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm
Central Park 59th & Broadway

10:00am

Using Action Methods to Enliven Individual Psychotherapy Sessions
ROOM 712

Are you looking for a way to invigorate your expressive therapy repertoire? Certain action techniques borrowed from psychodrama can be used quite effectively in individual practice. Participants in this half-day workshop will receive grounding in the philosophy of action methods, experience the power of a few specific techniques, and practice skills they can take back with them to the office. Through discussion and experiential means, participants will learn about concretization, doubling, and role reversal, and will have the opportunity to brainstorm ways they can apply these techniques in their work with clients. Attention will also be paid to ethical considerations when using experiential methods.

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Linda Bianchi, TEP, LCSW, LICSW

Linda Bianchi, TEP, LCSW, LICSW, is a social worker and trainer in psychodrama, sociometry, and group psychotherapy. She worked for 12 years at St. Elizabeths Hospital’s psychodrama section in Washington, DC. Currently employed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the employee assistance and work/life division, Linda also ran a psychodrama and sociometry training group for more than five years in Arlington, Virginia. In... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

10:00am

Using Bilateral Methods to Reduce Anxiety and Relieve Traumatic Stress
ROOM 705

This half-day workshop will examine a variety of simple techniques posited to produce bilateral stimulation to "change the brain" by creating new neural connections between the rational (cognitive) and emotional (limbic) areas of the brain. The presenters will provide a brief overview of the neurobiology of trauma, and illustrate the application of bilateral art therapy through case presentation. In the experiential component of the workshop, participants will practice self-tapping, butterfly hug, and will be introduced to the basic principles of the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) protocol. Gentle movement, sound and artmaking will be incorporated to deepen grounding, affect regulation, and developing positive resources. This workshop is designed to be a primer for those interested in EMDR, prior to seeking formal training in it, and to provide insight into a neurobiological approach to trauma treatment that works well in tandem with art therapy.

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Peggy Kolodny, ATR-BC, LCPAT

Peggy Kolodny, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT, earned her master's in art therapy from GWU in 1982. Specializing in trauma-focused art therapy in private practice, she is adjunct faculty for University of Maryland School of Social Work; the workshop faculties of the Institute of Advanced Psychotherapy Training and Education, a trauma certificate program and Chesapeake Professional Seminars. Peggy provides services for Shofar Coalition, a nonprofit agency... Read More →
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Tally Tripp, MA, MSW, ATR-BC, CTT

Tally Tripp, MA, MSW, ATR-BC, CTT, is a licensed clinical social worker and board-certified, registered art therapist, and certified trauma therapist. She is assistant professor of art therapy at The George Washington University, where she teaches a yearlong Art Psychotherapy and Trauma course. Tally is director of the GW Art Therapy Center, which is a training and research clinic providing low-fee art therapy to the community. She is... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

10:00am

Vocal Psychotherapy: A Jungian Approach to Integration
ROOM 802

How do you access your authentic voice? Just as we have different parts that make up our identities, we have different voices that mirror these parts of the self. Jungian theory links these parts to complexes with an archetypal core. Working with complexes helps us integrate aspects of the self, making us more complete human beings. This workshop will illustrate how sounding, singing, and improvising can aid in this process. No previous singing experience is necessary. Just wear comfortable clothing.

This Master Class is also part of the multiple-session, 4-day Immersive Training: Archetypal Approaches in the Expressive Arts TherapiesRegistration is available separately for each day.


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Diane Austin, DA, ACMT, LCAT

Diane Austin, DA, ACMT, LCAT, is the director of the Music Psychotherapy Center where she offers a two-year certificate program in music psychotherapy focusing on the voice. Diane has maintained a private practice in music psychotherapy for over 20 years, supervises creative arts therapists, and is an associate adjunct professor in the music therapy department at NYU. She has lectured and taught throughout the U.S. and internationally... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

11:40am

Group Music Therapy-Based Mindfulness Techniques: Clinical Tools & Self-Care
ROOM 711

Music therapy and mindfulness groups help those who engage in them cultivate self-awareness, empathy, and confidence. This process also provides a forum for self-expression, experimentation, and mutual celebration. From the energetic release of group rhythm-gathering exercises to contemplative instrument playing and meditation, those who participate in this workshop will have the opportunity to experience these benefits for themselves. Additionally, it will provide them with a task structure and theoretical framework that they can apply in their own practices.

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Leigh A. Kirby, MS, MT-BC

Leigh Kirby, MS, MT-BC, BM, is the co-founder and executive director of Alice’s Encore, which offers group music therapy and mindfulness program in Rochester, NY. She is also a self-employed music therapist/piano teacher, and adjunct faculty member in the creative arts therapy program at Nazareth College. Leigh is passionate about working with under-served populations to help people reach their potential and in turn build community. Areas... Read More →
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Megan Mae Smith, MA, MT-BC

Megan Mae Smith, MA, MT-BC, is a music therapist in Rochester, NY. She is the co-founder and executive director of Alice's Encore, an organization dedicated to providing music therapy and mindfulness groups to under served children, families, and adults. Megan's clinical and research interests also include mental health and medical settings.


Sunday November 9, 2014 11:40am - 1:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

11:40am

Strengthening Professional Identity & Esteem in the Creative Arts Therapies
ROOM 801

While we work in a wide range of settings including hospitals, schools, forensics, communities and private practice, we continue to describe ourselves as belonging to "emerging" fields. In this workshop, we will explore self-perceptions of our own professional identities by examining how we describe our professions, how we respond to questions about our professions and roles in the workplace, and how we can advocate for ourselves and others in the creative arts therapy field. By distinguishing between strong and weak language found in creative art therapy literature as well as amongst ourselves, we will learn to cultivate professional identities worthy of our professions.

Faculty
avatar for Erin Partridge, PhD, ATR-BC

Erin Partridge, PhD, ATR-BC

Erin Partridge, PhD, ATR-BC, RYT, is an artist and art therapist from the San Francisco Bay Area. Her clinical experience includes work in community, pediatric, forensic, and geriatric settings. Erin received a BFA, studying fine art, psychology and women’s studies in at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. She went onto obtain a MA in art therapy from New York University in 2008; her thesis work was about her work with a young child with Mobius syndrome... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 11:40am - 1:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

11:40am

The Arts Therapies and Social Action
ROOM 803

In the past, therapy has focused almost exclusively on the individual. If it has looked beyond that, it has reached no further than the family system. It has not taken into account the larger environment in which individuals reside and need to cope with to function at their optimum level. This can lead to clients feeling somewhat helpless and hopeless, as well as experiencing guilt for having "brought their problems on themselves." Such feelings are countertherapeutic and can be the reason for therapeutic failure. This 80-minute workshop will show how this situation can be altered. It will examine the relationship between the arts therapies and social action. It will address both the concept of this relationship as well as its practical applications. There will be didactic material, including the philosophy of the concept, examples of various techniques relevant to the different arts therapies, in-session activities to explore new approaches, and participant discussion.

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Frances F. Kaplan, MPS, DA, ATR-BC

Frances F. Kaplan, MPS, DA, ATR-BC, has been practicing and teaching art therapy for nearly 40 years. Her work has included serving as Supervisor of Creative Arts Therapies at Carrier Foundation in New Jersey and as director of the graduate art therapy program at Hofstra University in New York. She also spent a sabbatical year at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia and was editor of Art Therapy from 2002 to 2005. Currently, she is an... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 11:40am - 1:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

11:40am

The Yoga of Psychoanalysis
ROOM 810

What exactly is Yoga Therapy? How are yoga and psychoanalysis alike?  This two-part presentation about the yoga of psychoanalysis begins with a short paper discussing yoga positions and their psychoanalytic echoes, leading to a one-hour yoga class. The yoga class is a participatory workshop that encourages questions and discussions, a safe place to talk over the feelings that come up when doing yoga. The yoga part of this presentation is suitable for both beginners and seasoned yoga practitioners. Yoga is for everybody, including people who prefer to remain in their chairs.

Faculty
avatar for Lynn Anjali Somerstein, PhD, NCPsyA, LP, RYT

Lynn Anjali Somerstein, PhD, NCPsyA, LP, RYT

Lynn Anjali Somerstein, PhD, NCPsyA, LP, RYT, is a psychoanalyst, yoga therapist, and stress management specialist. She also teaches restorative yoga at the Integral Yoga Institute. Lynn is the author of numerous articles about yoga, anxiety, attachment issues, and psychotherapy. She is grateful to her many teachers at the Integral Yoga Institute and NPAP for her extensive and deep training in both yoga and psychoanalysis.


Sunday November 9, 2014 11:40am - 1:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

1:20pm

SAORI: A Zen Approach to Hand Weaving
ROOM 803

SAORI is the zen art of weaving by hand that is dedicated to free expression and self-development regardless of physical or mental ability, age, sex or artistic aptitude. A SAORI weaving program has been developed at the Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant Clinic at the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York Presbyterian because illness—whether physical or psychological—can activate feelings of fear, isolation, and helplessness, not only for the affected child, but also for their siblings and parents. In this 50-minute Lunch & Learn session, we’ll illustrate the healing properties of SAORI weaving through presentation, discussion, and demonstration.

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Genevieve S. Camp, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, RYT

Program Coordinator, UF Health Eating Disorder Recovery Center
Genevieve S. Camp, MA, ATR-BC, LMHC, RYT is the program coordinator at the Eating Disorder Recovery Center in Gainesville, FL. She holds a master's in art therapy from The George Washington University. Genevieve first discovered her love of paper and book arts in 2001 while studying art in Italy, which led to concentrated study in printmaking. Her interests include using art and yoga to promote mind-body healing and exploring the use of hand... Read More →
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Ria G. Hawks, MS, CNS, CPNP

Ria G. Hawks, MS, CNS, CPNP, is a pediatric nurse practitioner at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian Hospital and adjunct facility at Bank Street College of Education, Graduate School, in the Child Life program. Her clinical interests include integrative approaches to ease the suffering of children with cancer. Ria volunteers and supervises at a weekly program of SAORI weaving at the Hope’s and Heroes... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

1:20pm

We Remember Louise Montello
ROOM 715

“We Remember Louise Montello” is an opportunity for people to come together  to share thoughts, feelings, stories, and memories about our dear friend and esteemed colleague, Louise Montello.  Art materials and musical instruments will be available for those who wish to express themselves creatively. Those not registered for Sunday at the Summit are invited to meet at the 8th floor registration desk of the Executive Conference Center (1601 Broadway — enter on 48th Street) to be taken to the session. Facilitated by Bonnie Hirschhorn, there is no charge for this event.

Sunday November 9, 2014 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

1:30pm

Conductorcise, a SOUND Workout for Mind, Body and Soul
ROOM 702

A joyful program that is suitable for people of all ages and abilities, Conductorcise promotes both physical fitness and emotional well-being. This experiential workshop will introduce Conductorcise, an alternative exercise program that harnesses the art of conducting to create physical motion and brain stimulation simultaneously through symphonic music.  By participating firsthand in the Conductorcise experience, participants will learn how it stimulates the mind, body, and soul.  No prior musical knowledge or talent is required. Just grab a baton and join in!

NOTE: CE credits not available for this session.


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David Dworkin, MM

David Dworkin is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music and Columbia University. A professional clarinetist and conductor for over 55 years, David performed with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. He has been a faculty at the Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Division for 12 years as conductor, clarinetist and chamber music coach. He presented at conferences, including the International Council on Active Aging, National Alzheimer's... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

2:30pm

Play Therapy Principles & Techniques with Teens and Adults

ROOM 711

During this workshop, we will explore the principles of play therapy and how they can be applied to older clients. Participants will learn specific techniques of art and play that are more suitable to teens and adults in therapy. We will also discuss and model language to use when bridging from talk therapy to play and art modalities with clients.Through case example and experiential practice, participants will become more comfortable applying the use of their play therapy skills with nontraditional play therapy clients. This workshop will be most appropriate for those with some background in play therapy.


Eligible for APT continuing education credits


Faculty
avatar for Cathy Canfield, MSW, LCSW

Cathy Canfield, MSW, LCSW

Director, Counseling of Alexandria
Cathy Canfield, MSW, LCSW, is a body-focused therapist and director of Children’s Counseling of Alexandria in Virginia. She is additionally an associate therapist at the Viva Center, a trauma-informed holistic wellness center in Washington, DC. Cathy focuses on creative arts, play-based therapies and EMDR. She incorporates elements of play and creativity into her private practice with children, adolescents and adults. After completing her... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 2:30pm - 3:50pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

2:30pm

Advanced Phototherapy: Psychoanalytic Applications

ROOM 801

This workshop will provide a more in-depth demonstration of the therapeutic uses of photography than at previous Summits, to help participants become more integrated with and aware of their unconscious processes. In this primarily experiential session, all participants will use a photograph of themselves, both as a child and as an adult, to create a dialogue between these aspects of their ego in order to demonstrate a powerful technique to overcome and work through early experiences of trauma. Participants are required to bring printed photocopies of these two images of themselves with them to the workshop.

NOTE: Participants are responsible for assessing (prior to registering) whether they are prepared to deal with any emotional consequences that might arise from a public activity such as this.


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Robert Irwin Wolf, MPS, ATR-BC, NCPsya, LP, LCAT

Robert Irwin Wolf, MPS, ATR-BC, NCPsya, LP, LCAT, trained originally in fine art and art therapy at Pratt Institute. He went on for psychoanalytic training at the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis, where he's currently a training analyst and faculty member. Robert is on the faculty of the College of New Rochelle and Pratt Institute graduate art therapy training programs. He is formerly the director of the Institute for... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 2:30pm - 3:50pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

2:30pm

Discover & Enact Your Inner Fairy Tale: Drama and Safe Play for Empowerment
ROOM 710

In this 80-minute experiential drama therapy workshop, we will create a safe play space to explore the metaphor of the inner fairy tale that lives within us and plays itself out in our day-to-day lives. As we discover and piece together our universal messages, we will voice, embody, and witness each others' journey. The discovery of individual and group messages facilitate a deeper level of healing. Participants will come away from the workshop with a new tool for guiding others in their healing, as well. These interactive role play activities and theater games, developed by the speaker as part of her ENACT Method, are designed to help in the following: revisit obstacles; find and integrate lost pieces of self; make empowered decisions regarding personal growth; and enhance formation of a group's bond. 

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Diana Feldman, BCT-LCT

Diana Feldman, BCT, LCAT, is a board certified drama therapist with over 25 years of experience. She is the developer of the ENACT method in schools, which has reached over 100,000 students and parents in New York, addressing social emotional and behavioral issues. Winner of a Ford Foundation Grant studying her method, Diana has presented nationally and internationally. Most recently working in schools across India, she returns with a new body of... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 2:30pm - 3:50pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

2:30pm

Mindfulness and the Inner (Art) Critic
ROOM 705

Using art as a vehicle to practice mindfulness, we will address the question, “What is mindfulness?” and practice mindfulness while drawing. You may come in contact with your ‘inner art critic’ – an opportune moment for mindfulness – as well as come away with tools to use yourself and with clients. No previous mindfulness or art experience necessary.

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Rita Singer, ATR-BC, LMHC, LCPAT

Rita Singer, ATR-BC, LMHC, LCPAT, has been practicing art/expressive therapy for most of the past 35 years, working in psychiatric inpatient and community day treatment settings. A longtime meditator, she has used mindfulness in her work since 1992 and trained in mindfulness-based stress reduction in 1997, which she has taught intermittently since then. In 2009, Rita developed a mindfulness curriculum at the Center for Eating Disorders at... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 2:30pm - 3:50pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

2:30pm

Sound Bath: Deep Listening with Therapeutic Drone Instruments
ROOM 803

Life surrounds us with vibrations; indeed, we are made of them. This workshop will guide participants on a journey of deep listening using therapeutic drone instruments, meditation and voice work to demonstrate a homeopathic approach to wellness. During periods of anxiety, depression or trauma, deep listening can alleviate symptoms of stress by slowing down the heart rate, facilitating abdominal breathing, promoting stillness, and providing opportunities for insight. Using large crystal and Tibetan bowls (and other therapeutic drones), participants will learn how to listen deeply with all the senses and entrain their bio-rhythms towards these harmonious sounds. We will discuss the healing power of vibrations in balancing the nervous system using the "Principle of Similars," and introduce analytic tools and mindfulness techniques to be considered for the use of sound baths in clinical work.

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Katie Down, MMT, MT-BC, LCAT

Katie Down is a music psychotherapist, educator, and performer. Her private practice, Mindful Music Psychotherapy, offers regular sound bath events throughout New York and the East coast, integrating mindfulness meditation, voice work and therapeutic drone instruments. Katie received her master’s in music therapy at NYU and has continued training in trauma studies from the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and is certified in EMDR... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 2:30pm - 3:50pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

2:30pm

Chinese Medicine & Expressive Arts: Holistic Treatment for Developmental and Behavioral Disorders
ROOM 704

Zang Xiang is a theoretical system used in traditional Chinese medicine to organize the relationship between the human anatomy and its physical expressions. Through primarily experiential engagement, this half-day workshop will introduce the fundamental principles of Zang Xiang as it relates to the general practice of expressive therapies, and specifically to ASD. According to Zang Xiang, the human body is composed of Zang-organs and Fu-organs, which form an internal system that culminate into visible expressions. Furthermore, this biological system is connected to the external realm of sound, color and movement, creating a holistic experience for the human being. Case examples will illustrate how autism can be better understood and treated by using this trifocal model of relationships between physiology, pathology, and environment.

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Andrea Gollub, MA, ATR-BC

Andrea Gollub, ATR-BC, is an art therapist who has worked 30 years with adults, adolescents, and children with a multitude of diagnosis including psychosis, PTSD, DID, and bipolar disorder. She believes in the ability of artistic expression as a means of healing and gaining insight. Presenting in Beijing, China only increased Andrea’s belief that art heals.
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Chunhong Wang

Chunhong Wang is a dance therapist based in Beijing, China. She was trained in DaoYin and TuiNa massage, and is director of the Chinese Art Medicine Association. Chunhong ran groups at psychiatric hospitals and is the director of GodGiftedGarden Art Rehabilitation Center, where she created and uses a unique combination of dance, music, and art combined with theories from Chinese medicine, which she calls Dimensionalartdance (DaDance). Wang has... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

2:30pm

The Studio is Open: Fostering Creativity & Community through the Arts
ROOM 703

This panel will explore the studio approach as it relates to creative arts therapy. Facilitators operating three diverse programs based on a studio model will discuss their approaches, perspectives, and challenges in placing the emphasis on a studio sensibility while simultaneously honoring professional ethics, precepts, and goals of therapy. Examples will illustrate how participants who might otherwise be marginalized or left out of such an experience due to disability or other social challenges, can have the opportunity to participate in the self-discovery and personal healing inherent in shared artistic expression within a creative arts therapy studio environment.

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Nicole K. Brown, MA

Nicole K. Brown, MA, received her master’s degree in art therapy and counseling at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She brings her interest in integrative community-based, open art studio models. Nicole has experience working within the Native American community, at-risk youth and families, and the homeless population. While in New Mexico, Nicole developed a sustainable open art program at the Interfaith Community Shelter... Read More →
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Jill Dupont

Jill Dupont is an art therapy/counseling graduate student at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has a background in the film industry as a set dresser in the art department and in video as an editor on short documentaries and public service announcements for the Santa Fe Rape Crisis and Trauma Treatment Center and the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness. Jill is currently working as an intern with K9 Connection, a non-profit... Read More →
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Katie Hall, MA, LMHC

Katie Hall, MA, LMHC, is an artist and art therapist with a master's in art therapy and counseling from Southwestern College. She explores issues of impermanence, separation, and interconnectivity in her drawings, paintings, sculptures, and films. As an art therapist, Katie works with individuals struggling with addictions, PTSD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and developmental disabilities. She focuses on improving quality of life... Read More →
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Stephen Legari, MA

Stephen Legari, MA, received his master’s in creative arts therapies from Concordia University in Montreal. He works as an art therapist with at-risk youth in an outreach high school and with a diverse population in a community open studio. Stephen is a faculty member of the Montreal Institute for Developmental Transformations and has also been a practicing massage therapist for over 10 years.


Sunday November 9, 2014 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

2:30pm

Storytelling & CBT for Treating Anxiety and OCD: A Strategy for Success
ROOM 712

This three-hour didactic session will introduce a series of narrative stories that capture the phenomenological experience of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) as well as other presentations of anxiety, such as Panic Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder. We will employ metaphors to help illustrate and explain the sometimes bizarre, often paradoxical, nature of Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), the behavioral treatment of choice in addressing these disorders, as well as exploring ways to change one's relationship with fear. In ways that standard didactic practices cannot achieve, the use of narrative metaphors allows participants a fuller phenomenological appreciation of the experience of complex anxiety disorders, and a better comprehension of the rationale and mechanistic underpinnings of ERP. This presentation also features a unique and inventive repackaging of standard CBT practices for the treatment of OCD and other anxiety disorders. Prepare to be entertained, intrigued, and educated in ways you would have not expected, and leave this presentation inspired to utilize this imaginative approach with your clients.

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Allen H. Weg, EdD

Allen Weg is a licensed psychologist in New Jersey. He is founder and director of Stress and Anxiety Services of New Jersey, an independent clinic, specializing in the cognitive behavioral therapy of anxiety disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. Allen is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF); faculty member and certified by the Behavior Therapy Training Institute of the IOCDF, and... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

2:30pm

Art Therapy & Therapeutic Scrapbooking: Putting Them Together
ROOM 701

In this half-day workshop, we will explore the history of scrapbooking in general and the history of therapeutic scrapbooking in particular. By increasing our knowledge of scrapbooking terminology and methods, we will discover the richness of this medium, and its applicability in the clinical context. We will learn how this medium is especially useful with particular populations, such as those with special needs, with seniors, and especially with women. Then we will understand how therapeutic scrapbooking can easily fit into one’s therapy practice and reasons why one might include this method. Finally, we will have hands-on practice with new techniques and tools. This workshop will require the participants to bring four or more photos on a related topic; all other materials will be provided.

Faculty
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Mary Stanwood, BAA (ECE), DVATI

Art Therapist, Ridge Meadows Art Therapy
Mary Stanwood, BAA (ECE) DVATI, has a bachelor’s in early childhood education from Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto as well as an art therapy diploma from the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute. Her major paper was titled, “Therapeutic Scrapbooking and Art Therapy.” Mary made her first scrapbook at 10 years old; since that time she has continued to scrapbook in various ways and settings, including incorporating therapeutic... Read More →
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Marisa Zarczynski, MPS

Marisa J. Zarczynski, MPS, has a degree in creative arts therapy and creativity development from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She interned at Maimonides Hospital with pediatric oncology patients, Woodhull Medical Center with adult psychiatric inpatients, and Weaving Hand, where she worked with physically and mentally disabled adults. Marisa has also worked in preventative foster care servicesat Heartshare Human Services of New York, and most... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

2:30pm

Eco-Mandala: Integrating Art, Body Psychotherapy, and Ecopsychology
ROOM 702

The mandala is a circular configuration, a spiritual symbol that represents the universal realm in Buddhist and Hindu cultures. This half-day workshop will explore the theoretical and practical issues concerning the integration of art therapy, body psychotherapy and ecopsychology in the creative process of mandala-making. A brief overview of the cultural practices of mandala-making will be provided, followed by an introduction to various theoretical concepts and approaches including general systems theory, body psychotherapy, and ecopsychology to define the emerging field of eco-art therapy and to understand both clinical and non-clinical applications of mandala-making. The symbolic geometry of the mandala, as well as other natural circular forms will be considered from the eco-art therapeutic perspective. Participants will engage in an expressive, body-centered ritualized activity to concentrate on the connection between atmospheric/environmental and inner processes while creating mandalas using ecological materials.

Faculty
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Alexander Kopytin, PhD

Alexander Kopytin, PhD, is a certified psychiatrist and psychotherapist also trained in art psychotherapy. He holds positions of vice-chair of art and psychiatry, World Psychiatric Association; and chair, Russian Art Therapy Association. Alex also teaches psychotherapy at the St. Petersburg Medical Mechnikov Academy and at the St. Petersburg Academy of Post-Graduate Pedagogical Training, where he works as the head of the post-graduate diploma... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

2:30pm

Imago & the Arts Therapies: Enhancing Communication, Strengthening Connection
ROOM 809

The Imago dialogue is a mirroring process that enables each partner to feel heard, empathized with, and validated. This is a powerful tool for communicating safely, exploring emotional issues, and restoring lost connection. Imago Relationship Therapy can be used with couples and families as well as with individuals who want help in their personal and professional relationships. In this workshop, we will learn how to use the Imago dialogue to help couples listen empathically and connect with each other. We will also learn how to use creative therapies such as art therapy and psychodrama tools to deepen the process. By directly accessing one’s feelings through creative mirroring, each partner becomes more available for empathic connection. As we discover a mirror in the other’s eyes, we not only feel accepted and acknowledged, we take a step toward building an inner mirror where we can see our true selves.

Faculty
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Bonnie Hirschhorn, NCPsyA, ATR-BC, LP, LCSW, LCAT

Bonnie Hirschhorn, NCPsyA, ATR-BC, LP, LCSW, LCAT, has master’s in both art therapy and social work. She is licensed as an art therapist, clinical social worker, and psychoanalyst. Bonnie is a certified Imago relationship therapist and has advanced training in psychodrama and gestalt therapy. She has over 30 years of experience as a therapist, teacher, workshop leader, consultant, and supervisor specializing in compulsive eating, eating... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

2:30pm

Technology & Arts Therapies: Creative Interventions for Neurological Disorders
ROOM 714

This half-day workshop will review iPad applications created by General Electric (GE Healthcare) specifically for uses in expressive arts therapies, and their impact on treatment and care for persons affected by neurological disorders. Participants will learn how to access and effectively utilize GE's cutting-edge art, music, and movement applications for the use of persons living with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and related dementias. Additionally, other art therapist-facilitated interventions for community-based arts facilities will be discussed, as well as methods for identifying cognitive symptomatic changes—via creative interventions—for clients experiencing memory loss.

Faculty
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Angel C. Duncan, MA-MFT, ATR

Angel C. Duncan, MA-MFT, ATR, is a clinician at the Neuropsychiatric Research Center of Southwest Florida where she is involved in clinical research trials for Alzheimer’s disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment. Concurrently, she holds a faculty position in the graduate art therapy department at Albertus Magnus College, and is the executive director of Cognitive Dynamics Foundation. In addition, Angel serves as a global art therapy... Read More →
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Reina Lombardi, MA, ATR-BC, LMHC

| Reina Lombardi, MA, ATR-BC, LMHC, graduated from Lesley University with a master's in expressive therapies and mental health counseling with an emphasis in art therapy. She is a board-certified and registered art therapist, and a licensed mental health counselor in FL. Reina currently serves as the treasurer for the FL Art Therapy Association and previously served as the newsletter editor. She has worked in a variety of therapeutic... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

2:30pm

Yoga & Art Therapy in Eating Disorder Recovery
ROOM 808

Usually by the time an individual faces admission to an inpatient eating disorder unit they have become disconnected from their body and are seeking control in physically dangerous ways. Despite their body feeling foreign, uncontrollable, and, in extreme cases, like a map of traumatic memories and fear, finding safety within that body is a vital step on the path of recovery. This experiential workshop will explore how introducing the chakras and koshas of yogic philosophy, through mindful stretching, guided relaxation, and art therapy, provided patients on an inpatient eating disorder unit the opportunity to create new maps of, and compassionate connections to, their physical bodies. This workshop will include a general overview of the chakras and koshas, how they were introduced to this population specifically, vignettes and art from the actual work, an experiential exploration of the techniques used, and a variety of tools helping professionals can safely share with their clients.

Faculty
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Kristin M. Ramsey, MA, RYT200

Kristin M. Ramsey, MA, RYT200, is an art therapist, reiki practitioner, and therapeutic yoga instructor. She received her master’s in art therapy from The George Washington University and is currently accruing hours toward her ATR and LPC. Kristin completed her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in Northern India, is currently working toward her 1000hr Yoga Therapist Certificate, and has additional training in trauma sensitive yoga, and child yoga... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

4:10pm

Redefining Expressive Analysis: Past, Present and Future
ROOM 710

Licensing of LCATs has led to an over identification with the medical model of 'curing illness,’ and has taken our profession far from our original focus on human development and potential for growth and improvement in 'quality of life' experiences. This panel of LCATs and licensed psychoanalysts will explore the need to refocus our training on the importance of creativity development and establishing the link between creativity and the unconscious as being the central treatment goals for the vast majority of patients that we see today. Each panelist will also explore her/his unique vision of expressive analysis. There will be time for group discussion. 

Faculty
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Bonnie Y. Allie, MPS, LCAT, NCPsyA

Bonnie Y. Allie, MPS, LCAT, NCPsyA, is a creative arts therapist and psychoanalyst in private practice in NYC and Westchester. She works with children, adolescents, adults and couples. Bonnie is also a faculty and supervisor at IEA and New York Institute for Psychotherapy Training. She is also an active painter.
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Suzanne Bien Bonet, LP, LCAT

Suzanne Bien Bonet, LP, LCAT, has been a practicing psychoanalyst and art therapist for over 30 years. She is a graduate of Pratt Institute and the IEA. Suzanne served as the IEA director of admissions and director of education. Suzanne currently teaches and supervises analytic candidates. She has taught at Pratt Institute and will teach at both the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center and the National Institute for the Psychotherapies... Read More →
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Judith Luongo, LP, LCAT

Judith Luongo, MPS, ATR, LCAT, has been a professor in the Pratt graduate creative arts therapy program for the past 30 years. She is also a licensed psychoanalyst; an associate member of the Institute for Expressive Analysis and member of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. In addition to having taught and led numerous workshops on art therapy, Judith has completed her training with the Open Studio Project in Evanston/Chicago... Read More →
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Arthur Robbins, EdD, ATR, HLM

Arthur Robbins, EdD, ATR, HLM, is a licensed psychologist and certified psychoanalyst. He has been in the field of mental health for over 50 years. Arthur is the founder of the Institute of Expressive Analysis, the co-founder of the Pratt art therapy program, and is now Professor Emeritus of creative art therapy at Pratt Institute. He is author of seven books, numerous articles and has given a variety of presentations both as keynote... Read More →
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Robert Irwin Wolf, MPS, ATR-BC, NCPsya, LP, LCAT

Robert Irwin Wolf, MPS, ATR-BC, NCPsya, LP, LCAT, trained originally in fine art and art therapy at Pratt Institute. He went on for psychoanalytic training at the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis, where he's currently a training analyst and faculty member. Robert is on the faculty of the College of New Rochelle and Pratt Institute graduate art therapy training programs. He is formerly the director of the Institute for... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 4:10pm - 5:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

4:10pm

Family Yoga Therapy & Family Art Therapy: Mood Management for a Child with ADD
ROOM 810

Family yoga therapy, integrated with art therapy and mood management, will be explored in this 80-minute session. The year-long treatment of a nine-year-old girl with ADD (inattentive type) also suffering from numerous medical conditions will be featured. This combined research paper-workshop-video presentation will include anecdotal and scientific data, illustrated by client artwork and verbal associations from treatment.  It will also identify the rationale for incorporating LifeForce Yoga Therapy in mood management. Participants will learn coherent breath regulation© techniques, pranayama (breath regulation), and mood management meditation mantras, in order to more fully understand the benefits of combining family yoga therapy with family art therapy.

Faculty
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Ellen G. Horovitz, ATR-BC, LCAT, E-RYT, LFYP

Ellen G. Horovitz, PhD, ATR-BC, LCAT, E-RYT, LFYP, is professor and director of art therapy at Nazareth College and is also the author of numerous articles, book chapters, and seven books, most notably The Art Therapists’ Primer: A Clinical Guide to Writing Assessments, Diagnosis, and Treatment. She is co-editor of the forthcoming Yoga Therapy: Theory and Practice. Ellen has contributed manuscripts to books and peer-reviewed publications... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 4:10pm - 5:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

4:10pm

Expressive Art Therapies & Play Therapy for "Boomers”
ROOM 711

Can you ever forget to play? Play as a noun and as a verb takes on new meaning for both therapists and clients who were born between 1946 and 1964. The focus of this workshop is to re-engage understanding the dynamics of expressive therapy and play therapy as a form of communication and catharsis towards psychological re-integration. Whether through the making of toys, or the re-union of toys long forgotten or lost, this workshop explores the core of what makes us human. No prerequisite required. The potential risk is that you might actually find something that was lost, and now found.

Faculty
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Julia Byers, EdD, LMHC, ATR-BC

Julia G. Byers, EdD, ATR-BC, LMHC, is currently the co-chair of the advanced professional certificate in play therapy and senior PhD advisor in interdisciplinary studies. She is also professor in expressive therapies at Lesley University. Formerly Julia was the director and coordinator of art therapy, creative arts therapy dept at Concordia University in Montreal for 12 years, and also the expressive therapies division director at Lesley... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 4:10pm - 5:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

4:10pm

Crafts: A Core Component of a Creative Arts Therapist's Toolkit
ROOM 715

Research has shown that the use of crafts by art therapists is an effective treatment modality for patients in crisis. When patients feel helpless and overwhelmed, crafts can help strengthen their sense of mastery and decision-making ability in an institutional setting—hospital, clinic, treatment center, psychiatric ward—that typically impedes exercising control, choice, and creativity. From our experience working with such patients in severe distress, using beading, in particular, can generate even better patient outcomes as a whole than working with traditional arts media. This is because the beading process fosters individual self-expression without the added pressures of insight and/or interpretation. This workshop will challenge preconceived biases towards crafts and, in particular, show how beading can be incorporate as an essential component of any creative arts therapist’s toolkit.

Faculty
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Elissa Bromberg, MS, ATR-BC, LCAT

Elissa Bromberg, MS, ATR-BC, LCAT, a clinical supervisor in private practice specializing in medical art therapy, teaches and supervises art therapy graduate students at New York University and College of New Rochelle. She also serves as art therapy internship coordinator for AHRC in New York City and East End Hospice’s Camp Good Grief. Elissa’s article surveying best practices and materials for art therapists working with cancer... Read More →
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Francie Lyshak-Stelzer, ATR-BC, LCAT, MPS

Francie Lyshak-Stelzer, ATR-BC, LCAT, MPS, is a New York state licensed art therapist with an expertise in the field of inpatient psychiatry, group, and individual treatment. She has 35 years of experience working with inpatient and outpatient youth and adults with anxiety, mood disorders, major mental illness, behavior, and substance use disorders. For more than two decades she supervised interns at a major New York City psychiatric inpatient... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 4:10pm - 5:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

4:10pm

Embodied Experience: Expressing Life Stories through Dance
ROOM 803

Participants will explore embodied experience through dance in this 80-minute workshop using methods developed in the speaker's work with therapeutic performance facilitation. Discover how playful engagement of body awareness and dance can enliven one's connection to the world and those around them. Life experiences will begin to be expressed through movement and shape, and participants will feel the power of nonverbal communication to express the human condition. Participants will have a chance to perform the dances they have created together, however performance is not mandatory. Both the roles of witness and performer are equally valuable in the process of this workshop. This workshop is accessible for people with no dance experience and will also be informative for people with extensive dance experience. 

Faculty
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Kathleen Rea, MA EXA, Psych CERT, OACCPP CERT

Kathleen Rea, MA EXA, Psych CERT, OACCPP CERT, is a practicing therapist for the past 12 years. She is also a therapeutic performance facilitator, helping people express their life stories. Kathleen teaches dance at George Brown College and dance therapy at York University and has choreographed over 40 works for her company REAson d’etre dance productions and other organizations. Her award-winning film, ‘Lapinthrope’ screened at... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 4:10pm - 5:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

4:10pm

Practical Expressive Therapies Techniques for Working with Groups
ROOM 801

Group therapy attempts to give individuals a safe and comfortable place where they can work out problems and emotional issues. Clients gain insight into their own thoughts and behavior, and offer suggestions and support to others. in this workshop participants will be introduce to some practical Expressive Arts techniques: The use of drawing, painting, movement, music, writing, story telling, poetry, play, drama and psychodrama with groups for children, adolescents and adults.

Faculty
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Jacob Kaminker, PhD

Jacob Kaminker, PhD, is core faculty and Program Director for the Depth Psychotherapy and Expressive Arts Therapy specializations at John F. Kennedy University in Berkeley, CA. He earned a BA in psychology and philosophy, with a minor in religion, from Rutgers College and an MA from Sonoma State University in depth psychology. Jacob sees psychotherapy clients as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice. He treats young adults... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 4:10pm - 5:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

4:10pm

Write for Your Life: Creating a Roadmap for Recovery
ROOM 705

In this experiential workshop, three self-described "Poets of Well-Being" will demonstrate how writing empowers recovery from addiction, mental illness, sexual abuse, and trauma. Each speaker will share the essence of her own journey through original stories and poems. The teaching team will then present their method for working with specific populations, introducing an interactive writing exercise designed to help people with trauma and mental health issues gain insight, strengthen resiliency, and develop empathy. As participants engage in this exercise, their insights into the needs of specific populations will springboard a discussion of the application of this method. Participants will then be invited to create a template for the population they serve.

Faculty
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Maggie Bloomfield, LCSW, CASAC, MFA

Maggie Bloomfield, LCSW, CASAC, MFA, is an actor, published writer, educator, psychotherapist, and addiction counselor in Westhampton and New York City. She presents writing workshops and readings in appropriate venues on Long Island with The Poets of Well-Being. Maggie’s work derives from her longtime recovery from alcoholism, and belief in the healing power of writing. She won an Emmy for lyrics on "Sesame Street," and has been... Read More →
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Susan Dingle, LCSW, CASAC

Susan Dingle, LCSW, CASAC, is a spoken word poet, performance artist, and therapist in private practice in Southold, New York. A published author with a master’s in creative writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago, she taught at Colgate University. Sober since 1981, Susan now integrates mindfulness, creative writing and self-care into workshops for clients, clinicians and educators. With the Poets of Well Being, she presents... Read More →
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Terri Muuss, LMSW

Terri Muuss, LMSW, has had poetry published in Apercus Quarterly, Atticus Review, Bolts of Silk, Long Island Quarterly, and Veils, Halos, and Shackles: International Poetry on the Abuse and Oppression of Women. Her first book was titiled, Over Exposed. Terri earned her BA in Theatre from Kean University. Her one-woman show was titled, "Anatomy of a Doll." A licensed social worker (MSW, Hunter College), Terri uses the arts with trauma survivors... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 4:10pm - 5:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY