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Sunday, November 8 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
The Body as Canvas: Tattoos and their Relationship to Art Therapy

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ROOM 712

Dichotomies of the private and public, universal and specific, concealing and revealing, impulsive and planning, pain and pleasure, are all a part of the psychological terrain of tattoos. This 90-minute workshop will address tattoo art in the therapeutic setting, and its connection to cultural symbolism. As a cultural form that cuts across the boundaries of gender, socioeconomic status, race, and ethnicity, discussing tattoo art can open the door for disclosure of personal narratives and symbols. Cautions of intimate client disclosure that may occur before the establishment of proper therapeutic trust will be also be addressed, as tattoos often contain deep personal meaning. After the didactic portion of this session, participants will be invited to create a sketch of a client’s tattoo to explore its significance on as a personal and collective symbol.

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


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... Read More →

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