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Sunday, November 8 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Touch Drawing in Clinical Practice

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ROOM 801

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 to be made in a single session. In this 3-hour workshop, participants will be introduced to this creative and transformational process, and learn its clinical applications. A slide show presentation will explore its use in a variety settings for diverse populations, including veterans, special needs children, at-risk youth, grief and trauma work, at the hospice, and in healthcare settings for patients with Parkinson’s, cancer, and stroke. The presenters will also discuss how Touch Drawing can be facilitated in a 60-minute therapy session. Specific case examples will be presented. No artistic skill is needed to experience the transformational power of this process.

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

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


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 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)