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Thursday, November 5 • 10:00am - 5:15pm
Treating Symptoms of Temporal Disturbance with Creative Arts Therapies

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Disorder can be identified as disorganization of sequence, rate, and/or temporal perspective, which are the basic components of psychological time. It follows then that restoring temporal order should be the overarching treatment goal (Sears, 2007). For clients frozen in the past, anxious of the future, or focused on internal stimuli, engagement in the creative arts provides opportunities to get grounded in the present while simultaneously experiencing temporal regulation and movement towards health. The teaching team of this Master Class will discuss how this concept of time applies to their work with clients impacted by trauma, eating disorders, substance abuse, and other mental health issues, and how these disorders reflect disruptions of time. Participants will engage in a variety of exercises designed to demonstrate how the creative process can influence temporal perception, and the ways in which art and music therapy are effective in regulating temporal order. 

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


Laura Greenstone, MS, ATR-BC, LPC

Laura Greenstone, MS, ATR-BC, LPC, is a board-certified art therapist and licensed professional counselor. She works in the fields of trauma, domestic violence, and disaster response. Laura is past chair of the National Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies Associations. Laura has served in leadership positions at the state and national level in the areas of advocacy, policy, and communication, related to arts and health, and has lectured on... Read More →

Annie Heiderscheit, PhD, MT-BC, LMFT

Annie Heiderscheit, PhD, MT-BC, LMFT, is the director of the master of music therapy at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. She maintains a clinical practice, supervises students, and is actively engaged in clinical based research. Annie presents internationally and nationally on research and clinical work in eating disorder and addictions treatment, as well as with critically ill patients. She is the past president of the World Federation... Read More →

Nancy Jackson, PhD, MT-BC

Nancy Jackson, PhD, MT-BC, is a board-certified music therapist with more than 20 years of clinical experience in the areas of music psychotherapy and medical music therapy. Her research interests include the understanding of anger and other emotions within the music psychotherapy process, music therapy for chronic illness and pain, experiential learning in music therapy education, and professional supervision and collaboration. Nancy... Read More →

Kathleen M. Murphy, PhD, LCAT, MT-BC

| Kathleen M. Murphy, PhD, LCAT, MT-BC, is an assistant professor of music therapy at the University of Evansville. She is an active clinician, supervisor, and researcher with over 30 years of clinical experience. Kathleen has authored book chapters and journal articles. Additionally, she has presented nationally and internationally on a variety of topics related to the music therapy clinical practice and issues related to education and... Read More →

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