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Friday, November 6 • 10:00am - 5:15pm
Lessons from Edith Kramer: Promoting Resilience through Art - Day 2

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North Hall Room 202

Day 2 of a 2-Day Training Intensive

Pioneer art therapist Edith Kramer escaped the Holocaust and was, herself, a model of resilience; in her therapeutic work lie the precedents of today’s Positive Psychology. In this 2-day training, participants will be introduced to treatment techniques devised by both Kramer and her students, as applied to their clinical practices in art therapy with traumatized populations of all ages, including Native Peoples, survivors of life-threatening illnesses and natural disasters, and military personnel.

DAY 2 — Moving, Building, Releasing

Participants will engage in therapeutic interventions devised by Kramer and the presenters to promote strengths and resilience. These treatment techniques focus on: physically releasing inhibitions; calming and focusing for meditative experiences; and dealing with traumatic/emotional material. They include: warming-up with movement and charcoal; creating talking/intention sticks from ephemera and natural objects; and working with clay to build a group world together. Attendees will be encouraged to discuss their experience, applications for these interventions, and ways to develop new clinical approaches for the populations with whom they work.

Please note: Each day of this 2-day Intensive can be registered for separately, but the program has been developed with continuity in mind for those attending both days.

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


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... Read More →

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... Read More →

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... Read More →

Friday November 6, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm PST
Pratt - Brooklyn 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn