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Saturday, November 7 • 10:50am - 12:20pm
Eco-Mandala: Integrating Art, Body Psychotherapy, and Ecopsychology

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ROOM 809

Circular forms in nature have served as symbols of cosmic unity across cultures and time. This workshop will explore the therapeutic process of mandala-making through the lens of art therapy, body psychotherapy, and ecopsychology. A brief overview of traditional cultural practices and modern day therapeutic methods concerning environmental consciousness will be provided, and participants will engage in an activity that expands on these ideas. Various theoretical approaches will be examined to define the emerging phenomenon of eco-art therapy. The presenter will also discuss how the therapeutic creation of mandalas can visually and symbolically integrate mental, physical, and social aspects of an environment. Participants will be guided through the process of mandala-making, and will learn to incorporate this creative method into their own clinical practices.

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


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Alexander Kopytin, PhD

Alexander Kopytin, PhD, is a certified psychiatrist and psychotherapist also trained in art psychotherapy. He holds positions of vice-chair of art and psychiatry, World Psychiatric Association; and chair, Russian Art Therapy Association. Alex also teaches psychotherapy at the St. Petersburg Medical Mechnikov Academy and at the St. Petersburg Academy of Post-Graduate Pedagogical Training, where he works as the head of the post-graduate diploma... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 10:50am - 12:20pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)