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Friday, November 6 • 10:00am - 5:15pm
Autism & the Arts: Floortime Technique, Social Emotional Development, and More

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ROOM 701

This daylong Master Class will address evidence-based and humanistic treatments for children and adolescents with autism. Following an overview of autism and its core deficits, the presenters will discuss the application of art therapy in treating this particular population. The Social Emotional Development framework will be delineated, as well as Floortime and other techniques used to build upon the individual strengths of clients through playful interactions. Videos, photographs, and case examples will be used to bring the didactic material to life, and an experiential component will aid participants in reflecting on what makes their practice unique. There will be ample time for discussion and the sharing of ideas.

Eligible for 6.0 Credits: ATCB, NBCC; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS


Faith Condon, ATR-BC, LPC, LCAT

Faith Condon, ATR-BC, LPC, LCAT, is an ICDL-approved Training Leader & Expert DIR® Floortime™ Provider. She holds an MA in creative arts therapies from Pratt Institute and is currently completing her doctoral studies at Lesley University. Faith is the Director of Mental Health and DIR® Floortime™ at the Imagine Academy for Autism in Brooklyn, where she specializes in providing Floortime-based art therapy adapted to meet the emotional and... Read More →

Dana Whiddon, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT

Dana Whiddon, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, is a registered board-certified art therapist and NYS licensed creative arts therapist. She holds an MA in clinical art therapy from Long Island University-C.W. Post. Dana was the founding art therapist at The Rebecca School, a therapeutic day school in NYC. She founded Intentional, Creative, and Engaged LLC, serving children, adolescents, and families in midtown Manhattan. Dana also offers home-based... Read More →

Friday November 6, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)