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Friday, November 6 • 10:00am - 5:15pm
Focusing & Art Therapy: Accessing Body Wisdom through Creative Expression

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Starr Foundation Hall - Room UL102

Developed by Eugene Gendlin and colleagues at the University of Chicago in the 1960s, Focusing is the process of accessing the body’s wisdom by turning inward and being present to its inner sensations. According to Gendlin, conscious thoughts emerge from the intangible, inner awareness which he called the “felt experience,” which holds the key to psychological resolution. Art therapy is a way of externalizing that experience. In this daylong Master Class, participants will be guided through the process of Focusing and expressing their felt experience through artmaking. Using Laury Rappaport’s interdisciplinary approach called Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy (FOAT®), participants will learn how combining artmaking with Focusing can be a powerful tool for stress reduction, emotional regulation, and attaining general well-being for a variety of populations.

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

avatar for Elizabeth Baring, MS, ATR-BC, LCAT, NCPsyA, LP

Elizabeth Baring, MS, ATR-BC, LCAT, NCPsyA, LP

Professional Psychotherapist, Private Practice
Elizabeth Baring, MS, ATR-BC, LCAT, NCPsyA, LP, is a licensed psychoanalyst, a licensed creative art therapist, sandplay practitioner, and a focusing oriented therapist. For 20 years she has had a private practice in New York City, working with children and adults with a wide range of emotional and behavioral difficulties by combining sandplay, creative arts therapy, and focusing with traditional psychotherapy. Elizabeth worked at Mt. Sinai... Read More →

Friday November 6, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
Lang Center - The New School Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th Street, NY, NY 10011