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Sunday, November 8 • 9:30am - 12:30pm
Touch Drawing: Self-care for Clinicians & their Clients

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Touch Drawing, developed by artist Deborah Koff-Chapin, is a simple yet profound way of creating images. Paper is placed over wet paint, and the pressure of fingertips on the page forms images on the underside. The speed and directness of this process allows for many drawings be to made in a single session. Moreover, these drawings become a record of inner transformation. In this 3-hour workshop, participants will be guided into a deep interior space in which they will create a full series of drawings. Movement, vocalization, and writing will be interwoven to enhance the drawing process and allow for reflection on the images created. Group discussion will focus on using Touch Drawing as a self-care method for practitioners, and as a way to effectively transition between clients during practice. No artistic skill is needed to experience the transformational power of this process.

Please Note: This workshop is offered as a complement to the afternoon Touch Drawing workshop. Register for either one or both.

Eligible for 3.0 Credits: ATCB, NBCC; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing


Deborah Koff-Chapin, BFA

Deborah Koff-Chapin, BFA, is an artist, educator, author, and vocalist. She has been developing Touch Drawing since 1974, and has taught and presented at numerous graduate programs and conferences internationally. Deborah is creator of SOUL CARDS 1 & 2 and author of Drawing Out... Read More →

M. Diana Stimmel, MA, LPC, NCC

M. Diana Stimmel, MA, LPC, NCC, is a licensed professional counselor and expressive arts therapist in State College, PA, where she has a private practice. She received her certificate and master's in expressive arts at Appalachian State University in 2004. Diana works with children... Read More →

Sunday November 8, 2015 9:30am - 12:30pm PST
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)