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Sunday, November 8 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Psychoanalytically-oriented Expressive Arts for Addicted Hospitalized Patients

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ROOM 703

Art therapy facilitates access to the world of emotions through creative and symbolic processes, and is thus conducive to transforming unconscious material into concrete representations. This 90-minute paper presentation will discuss how the convergence of art therapy and psychoanalytic theory can find application in a hospital setting for patients suffering from addiction. The presenters have combined psychoanalytic concepts with learning theory, humanistic creativity research, and sociobiology to produce a unique art therapy approach for treating addiction. A case study of an alcohol-addicted patient will demonstrate the value of incorporating psychoanalytic theory with the art therapy practice.

Eligible for 1.5 Credits: ATCB, NBCC; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS

Faculty
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Peter Subkowski, PhD

Peter Subkowski, PhD, is educated in psychiatry, neurology, and psychosomatic medicine (DGPR, DGPM). He is a member of the German and International Psychoanalytic Association (DPV/IPA). Since 1995, Peter has served as medical director of the Paracelsus Therapy Center, consisting of the Wittekind Hospital for psychosomatic diseases and the Berghof Hospital for patients with addiction diseases. He is co-editor of the book Kunst und Therapie... Read More →
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Gerda Dingemann, Dipl. Art Therapist

Gerda Dingemann, Dipl. Art Therapist, (DISK) Studies in Pedagogy and Art Therapy at University Munster, Germany (Diploma). Since 1996, she has worked at the Paracelsus-Therapy-Center, Bad Essen. Gerda has written several publications on art therapy and has given paper presentations/workshops at national and international conferences. She is also a practicing painter with several individual and group exhibitions.


Sunday November 8, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)