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Thursday, November 5
 

9:30am

Dancing with Horses: Integrating Dance/Movement & Equine Facilitated Psychotherapies

SOLD OUT

When we watch horses move, we are riveted. We see freedom, power, dignity, beauty, grace, and incredible ease of natural movement—all qualities we might long for in our own lives. Working with horses provides unique opportunities for contact and touch, creativity, and empathy. In this daylong workshop, participants will learn new ways to process feelings in their own bodies. Knowing the core emotions and where they reside in one's body can facilitate self-acceptance, empowerment, and positive change. Participants will observe the movement of horses, and then express those movements in their own ways.

Please Note: Session will be held at the HorseAbility Center for Equine Facilitated Programs on the Old Westbury campus of SUNY. There is an additional $50 facility fee. Bring layers, including boots and gloves, for this active—and potentially wet and muddy—outdoor experience. Registrants will be responsible for their own travel to the site, but roundtrip travel by the Long Island Rail Road (the Ronkonkoma line) to the Hicksville, NY, station can be easily reached from Penn Station (34th Street between 7th & 8th Avenues), and we will travel together from there. Roundtrip fare (not included with registration) runs approximately $25.

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


Faculty
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Jackie Ashley, MA, BC-DMT, LPC

Jackie Ashley, MA, BC-DMT, LPC, is a somatic psychotherapist, a registered dance/movement therapist, and senior clinician with Windhorse Community Services in Boulder, CO. She is adjunct faculty at Naropa University, where she teaches body-based mindfulness practice and creative arts therapies. Trained in somatic experiencing—a body-based trauma resolution method, Jackie has been working with those challenged by severe and persistent mental... Read More →


Thursday November 5, 2015 9:30am - 4:30pm
HorseAbility Center SUNY, Old Westbury Campus

10:00am

It's Easy to W.R.I.T.E. — An Expressive Writing Seminar for Therapists, Counselors, and Others
Hoerle Lecture Hall - Room UL105

IT'S EASY TO W.R.I.T.E.

In this immersive daylong workshop, participants will experience three dimensions of therapeutic writing that can be used to foster both professional and personal growth. The day will begin with a presentation of the W.R.I.T.E. model, a simple five-part methodology that makes writing easy and accessible for all ages and skill levels. This presentation will be followed by a session on the theory and practice of transformative writing for healing trauma and spiritual awakening. In the afternoon, participants will learn about a program that utilizes structured writing and book arts to boost self-esteem for children of ages 9-14. The workshop will end with an exercise that integrates writing with art, in which images will be used as writing prompts. Bring your journals!

10 PRINCIPLES OF TRANSFORMATIVE WRITING: DYNAMICS THAT PROMOTE GROWTH & HEALING

Whether we call it writing therapy, poetry therapy, or journal therapy, the therapeutic power of writing lies in its transformative qualities. This workshop will introduce the ten principles of transformative writing as put forth by Dr. Sherry Reiter in “Writing Away the Demons” (North Star Press, 2009). The didactic portion of the program includes samples of writing. The experiential component will include expressive writing with the option of sharing. Bring pen, paper, and your unique presence.

GUIDED AUTOBIOGRAPHY: PROMOTING HEALTHY AGING WITH THERAPEUTIC WRITING GROUPS

There’s a growing body of literature on the benefits of cognitive activity and social connection with regards to healthy aging. With an increasing number of older adults suffering from chronic disease, depression and cognitive dysfunction, clinicians often struggle knowing that medication and therapy simply aren’t enough. Guided autobiography provides an avenue for the aging population to gain self-confidence, connect and share with peers, and keep the brain active. It is a group writing exercise whereby members write about “life themes” together and celebrate their personal histories. As a therapeutic process, it is a very powerful adjunct to therapy, and does not require any expertise in writing. Come experience the process in this three hour workshop.

WRITING OUT OF DEPRESSION: FOUR PATHS TO WHOLENESS

In this workshop, participants will explore four paths to overcome situational depression that stems from a painful separation from the true, whole self. The First Path is to dwell in the house of the self. The Second Path is to cultivate and preserve kindness toward the self and others. The Third Path is to use discernment to understand your story. And lastly, the Fourth Path is to practice transformative thinking and writing. Through poetry and writing exercises as well as mindful meditation, participants will learn to navigate through the Four Paths to Wholeness.

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

Moderators
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Kathleen (Kay) Adams, LPC

| Kathleen (Kay) Adams, LPC, is founder/director of the Center for Journal Therapy and its online professional training division, the Therapeutic Writing Institute. She is the author of nine books on journal writing for personal growth and in clinical practice, including the best-selling Journal to the Self and the recently released Expressive Writing: Foundations of Practice. Kay is known globally for her visionary leadership in... Read More →

Faculty
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Carol D’Agostino LCSW, MA

Carol D’Agostino LCSW, MA, has master's degrees from Syracuse University (social work with a concentration in gerontology) and from Goddard College (transformative language arts). She is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fellow for the Developing Leadership in Reducing Substance Abuse program. Carol is currently a geriatric care manager in private practice and serves on several Monroe County committees on aging. During her 20+-year... Read More →
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Marianela Medrano, PhD, LPC, CPT

Marianela Medrano, PhD, LPC, CPT, is a Dominican writer and psychotherapist who uses literature as a healing tool. She lectures across the country on issues of spirituality with emphasis on the divine feminine, cross-cultural psychology, healing, and writing. Marianela's emphasis is women’s growth and development, but her practice is not limited to them. She has been a faculty mentor for the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology... Read More →
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Sherry Reiter, PhD, PTR-M/S, RDT-BCT, LCSW

Sherry Reiter, PhD, PTR-M/S, RDT-BCT, LCSW, is the Director of The Creative Righting Center, a program training helping professionals to utilize expressive writing for healing and personal growth. She is a pioneer in the field of poetry therapy, having served as President of The National Association for Poetry Therapy, and The International Federation for Biblio/Poetry Therapy. Sherry has won numerous awards for her work with marginal... Read More →


Thursday November 5, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
University Center: The New School 63 Fifth Avenue (corner of Fifth Avenue and 14th Street)

10:00am

Diagnostic Drawing Series Training: 30 Years of Assessment through Art - Day 1
ROOM 711

Day 1 of a 2-Day Training Intensive

Participants must register for both days to attend

The Diagnostic Drawing Series (DDS) is a standardized three-picture art interview developed in 1982 by art therapist Barry M. Cohen. Not tied to any particular psychological or theoretical model, the DDS was the first art assessment to be systematically correlated with the nomenclature of the DSM. It can be administered individually and in groups with psychiatric and medical populations, where its use has been recommended or required by JCAHO and other authorities. The varied task structure of a DDS elicits valuable content, structural, and process information that, together, can inform clinicians as to the strengths and psychopathology of the subject.

Each of the pictures in the Series is rated for the presence of a total of 23 attributes that lead the trained rater toward an evidence-based assessment. DDSs have been collected and grouped according to the DSM diagnoses of subjects. Studies of the pictures in the diagnostic groups have revealed statistically significant graphic profiles. These graphic profiles show specific commonalities within each diagnostic group and specific distinguishing differences between diagnostic groups. After 30 years of international clinical use and empirical research, evidence has accrued that the DDS and the DDS Rating Guide are highly reliable and valid instruments. The DDS also provides a rich source of material for treatment planning.

The DDS is designed for use with people 13 years and older.

Please Note: There is an additional $20 notebook fee for this 2-Day Training Intensive.

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


Faculty
avatar for Kathryn Johnson, PhD, ATR

Kathryn Johnson, PhD, ATR

Medical Director of Psychosocial Services, Providence Regional Cancer Partnership
Kathryn Johnson, PhD, ATR, is an art therapist and licensed psychologist with 20+ years' experience working in psychiatric and medical facilities. She is a psychologist at the Everett Clinic, where she provides therapy, psychological evaluation, and neuropsychological testing. Kathryn is medical director of psychosocial services at the Providence Regional Cancer Partnership. An adjunct faculty member with Antioch Univ.-Seattle, she is a... Read More →


Thursday November 5, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

10:00am

Lessons from Edith Kramer: Promoting Resilience through Art

North Hall Room 202

Day 1 of a 2-Day Training Intensive

Pioneer art therapist Edith Kramer escaped the Holocaust and was, herself, a model of resilience; in her therapeutic work lie the precedents of today’s Positive Psychology. In this 2-day training, participants will be introduced to treatment techniques devised by both Kramer and her students, as applied to their clinical practices in art therapy with traumatized populations of all ages, including Native Peoples, survivors of life-threatening illnesses and natural disasters, and military personnel.

DAY 1 — Touching, Repairing, Connecting Participants will engage in therapeutic interventions devised by Kramer and the presenters to promote strengths and resilience. These treatment techniques relate to dealing with traumatic life changes, establishing a deep connection to self, and minding interpersonal dynamics. They include: fashioning prayer flags from cloth; creating artists’ trading cards using collage and drawing materials; and working with clay to create a face by touch. Attendees will be encouraged to discuss their experiences, applications for these interventions, and ways to develop new clinical approaches for the populations with whom they work.

Please note: Each day of this 2-day Intensive can be registered for separately, but the program has been developed with continuity in mind for those attending both days.

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


Faculty
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Susan Ainlay Anand, MA, ATR-BC, ATCS, LPAT

Instructor, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry
Susan Ainlay Anand, MA, ATR-BC, ATCS, LPAT, is a graduate of the NYU art therapy program where she was trained in art therapy by Edith Kramer. She has worked with children and adults in inpatient and outpatient settings for the past 30 years. As an instructor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Susan provides art therapy services and teaches psychiatry residents about the use of art therapy with... Read More →
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Lani A. Gerity, DA, ATR

Lani A. Gerity, DA, ATR, is a puppet-maker, author, world traveler, and a trained art therapist with a master's degree and a Doctorate from NYU. She studied with Edith Kramer and edited Edith's last book, Art as Therapy. Lani’s passions have led her to search out, explore, and teach workshops in non-traditional art forms like doll-making, puppet-making, and bookbinding. She maintains a website, blogs, and online groups filled with... Read More →
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Martha Haeseler, ATR-BC

Martha Haeseler, ATR-BC, painter and fiber artist, became an art therapist in child psychiatry in 1972, with Edith Kramer as her mentor and friend. She worked at Yale-New Haven Hospital inpatient psychiatry and is currently director of Giant Steps outpatient psychiatry program, VA Connecticut, where she has been for 20 years. Retired adjunct assistant professor at NYU, Martha continues to train interns. She has published and presented in the... Read More →


Thursday November 5, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
Pratt - Brooklyn 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn

10:00am

Altered Books in the Treatment of Complex Trauma: Metaphor & Transformation

ROOM 701

Altered bookmaking is an art form in which the artist recycles or transforms a preexisting book into a new piece of art. As chronically traumatized clients often suffer from persistent negative core beliefs, the healing process of therapy involves altering that story in some way. As the client becomes conscious of ineffectual beliefs and perceptions, the story shifts to accommodate new ways of being and understanding the world. When used in art therapy, the altered book becomes a container and record of the therapeutic process, and also the means by which the client is able to literally rewrite or rework her or his personal narrative. In this workshop, case examples will be used to demonstrate the application of altered books in individual and group psychotherapy for clients with complex trauma. Participants will engage in a variety of experiential book altering methods in order to understand the applicability to this client population.

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


Faculty
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Amanda Bechtel, MS, ATR-BC, LCPC, LCPAT

Amanda Bechtel, MS, ATR-BC, LCPC, LCPAT, is in private practice in Silver Spring, MD. Her practice focuses primarily on the use of art therapy/sandplay for treating trauma, eating disorders, and body image issues. In the past, Amanda has worked at the Eating Disorder Center at Rogers Memorial Hospital, the Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt, and Pershing Turner Centers. She currently serves on the Board of Professional Counselors... Read More →
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Mindy Jacobson-Levy, MCAT, ATR-BC, LPC, DVATA HLM

Mindy Jacobson-Levy, MCAT, ATR-BC, LPC, DVATA HLM, DVATA HLM, is a board certified, registered art psychotherapist, and licensed professional counselor specializing in eating disorders, body image, and trauma. She has maintained a private practice in PA and NJ since 1980, and has numerous publications including Finding Your Voice through Creativity: The Art and Journaling Workbook for Disordered Eating, and Guidelines for Treating Dissociative... Read More →


Thursday November 5, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

10:00am

DBT & Psychodrama Skills for Affect Management: Facilitating Wise Mind

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) asks us to consider three states of mind: Emotional, Rational and Wise. Awareness of these different states are meant to guide people toward healthy choices and right action. Psychodrama identifies the roles of the Expressive, the Supportive, and the Reflective Double, which work together to help develop new and adequate responses to situations. This parallel found between DBT and Psychodrama makes their synthesis all the more powerful. In this highly participatory workshop, we will address how psychodrama can be used to concretize the three states of mind, and in particular, how to help clients discover and develop their Wise mind. Participants will work in pairs for individual session enactments, and will also have the chance to participate in a large group psychodrama demonstration. No previous psychodrama experience is necessary.

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


Faculty
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Rebecca Walters, MS, TEP, LMHC, LCAT

Rebecca Walters, MS, TEP, LMHC, LCAT, is the co-director of the Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute in Highland, NY. She was the director of child and adolescent psychodrama services at Four Winds Hospital, where she ran six DBT in Action workshops a week. For over 25 years Rebecca also ran inpatient and outpatient psychodrama groups on child, adolescent, and adult units. She was a staff expressive therapist at Fair Oaks Hospital. Rebecca... Read More →


Thursday November 5, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
Hirshon Suite - The New School Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)

10:00am

Deep Clay: Getting the Inside Out
SOLD OUT

North Hall Room 213

The beauty of clay is that it can take any form; the tactile experience of working with it in therapy can enhance and enrich the process of self-exploration and transformation. This daylong Master Class will explore this shape-shifting medium through an in-depth, hands-on approach. Coupled with journaling and peer discussion, participants will have the opportunity to experience the use of clay as a way to relieve stress, stimulate the imagination, and discover deep connections within. We'll also explore the interrelationships of developmental levels of expression, play, resistance, diagnosis, psychotherapeutic interaction, and the limits and advantages of ceramic materials and techniques in the therapeutic context. The information and experiences offered will be applicable to clinical treatment with diverse populations.

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


Faculty
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Michelle Rhodes, ATR-BC, LCSW-R, NCPsyA

Michelle Rhodes, ATR-BC, LCSW-R, NCPsyA, completed graduate studies in Art Therapy/Expressive Therapy at Lesley University and in Social Work at Adelphi University. She completed Psychoanalytic training at The Institute for Expressive Analysis. Prior to becoming a therapist, and continuing into the present, she has been a potter and clay artist. Her clinical writing has been published in two books, Speaking About the Unspeakable, and Deep Play... Read More →


Thursday November 5, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
Pratt - Brooklyn 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn

10:00am

Deepening Approaches to Image & Metaphor for Expressive Arts Therapists
North Hall Room 211

“There’s always a poem at the heart of things”
— Wallace Stevens

An imaginal approach to working with images contrasts with a Jungian approach to working with images. Imaginal work focuses on the phenomenal rather than the noumenal. Working with images imaginally asks for a poetic sensibility. Knowing through the senses is not necessarily logical, literal, or rational. The presenters will begin the Master Class with a poem to invite participants into the heart of the workshop. Then engaging artmaking and writing, participants, guided by presenters, will explore poetic response in an approach to making and working with images in the context of expressive arts therapy. The tenet central to the work is one of “sticking to the image.” Using ideas and practices developed by Rafael López-Pedraza, James Hillman, Patricia Berry, Mary Watkins, and other archetypal thinkers and practitioners, the workshop will offer opportunities to deepen work with images, whether from art-making, dream, sandplay, dance, music, or clients describing their story. When listening to a literal event with an ear toward metaphor, the literal event takes on meaning that might otherwise go unnoticed. When we hear literal occurrences in life through the richness of metaphor we slow down to listen, to consider what the imagination might be offering. In this same vein, it is possible to hear from the artwork, the movement, the dreams, and the stories that clients bring in to therapy. Hillman (1978) developed a set of “gadgets” that assist in listening to the images. We will play with those and access metaphorical understanding through poetic process.

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


Faculty
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Josie Abbenante, ATR-BC, LPAT

Josie Abbenante, ATR-BC, LPAT, has taught and practiced art therapy for over 30 years. She added the practice of sandplay to her work 16 years ago. Josie directed art therapy programs at the University of New Mexico and Seton Hill College. She has taught at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Naropa University, Vermont College, and Mount Mary College. In recent years, she was the coordinator and taught in the summer graduate creative arts... Read More →
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Linney Wix, PhD, ATR-BC

Linney Wix, PhD, ATR-BC, is an associate professor of art education at the University of New Mexico, where she teaches courses in bookmaking and image and imagination, among other subjects. She has taught and lectured in Russia, the Czech Republic, and Cyprus. Linney presents regularly at the AATA conferences in the areas of educating the imagination, bookmaking, and aesthetic empathy in art therapy and art education. She practices... Read More →


Thursday November 5, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
Pratt - Brooklyn 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn

10:00am

Facilitating Drum Circles for Counseling, Psychotherapy & Community

TISHMAN

This facilitation training workshop is designed to build skills for leading drum circles that integrate rhythm, melody, and movement. The goal of the therapeutic drum circle is to provide a safe space for community-building and self-discovery through interactive, rhythmic exercises. This workshop will feature brain-based drumming activities that engage and invigorate groups while stimulating key mind-body connections. By practicing these sequential activities, participants will develop facilitation skills that incorporate "ice breakers," non-verbal communication, intentional movement, self-expression, and creativity. These skills will help initiate drum circles that are seamless, integrated, and that can turn into transformative, community music-making experiences for therapeutic groups of all types. No instrument playing skill is necessary.

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


Faculty
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Mary E. Knysh

Founder, Rhythmic Connections
Mary E. Knysh is the founder of Rhythmic Connections, an innovative company advancing education, health, and creative development through music improvisation. She is a workshop facilitator and trainer; creativity, leadership, and communications consultant; professional musician; recording artist, and author. Mary presents at conferences throughout the U.S., Central Europe, Australia, and Asia. An international teacher/trainer with the Music for... Read More →
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Suzanne Tribe, MA, MT-BC, LCAT-P

Suzanne Tribe, MA, MT-BC, LCAT-P, is a music therapist and REMO HealthRHYTHMS® facilitator who conducts group empowerment drumming events for health, wellbeing, and community-building in the U.S. and Argentina. At the University of Buenos Aires, she taught dance majors the use of creative vocal and rhythmic expression. As a music therapist, Suzanne has worked with adults and children in medical, psychiatric, and special needs settings.


Thursday November 5, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
University Center: The New School 63 Fifth Avenue (corner of Fifth Avenue and 14th Street)

10:00am

Incorporating Artmaking in Treatment: Essentials for Success

ROOM 705

In order to introduce artmaking into counseling or psychotherapy safely and with maximum therapeutic impact, clinicians need to have a clear understanding of why, when, and how to evoke (and to respond to) a client’s€™ creative efforts. This daylong Master Class with one of the pioneers in the field of art therapy offers a primer for clinicians who want to incorporate art successfully into their work with people of all ages and abilities. She will highlight the key considerations involved in: deciding what to do; inviting people to create; observing the creative process; interviewing during and after the activity; and re-viewing and assessing progress over time. Topics of special interest will include: how to engage clients in a way that promotes comfort and involvement in the process, how to deal with resistance, and how to make the most of empathic attunement. These principles and practices are universal, and therefore applicable to work with individuals, families, and groups in a wide variety of settings. Professionals at all levels of training and experience are welcome.

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


Faculty
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Judith A. Rubin, PhD, ATR-BC, HLM

| Judith A. Rubin, PhD, ATR-BC, HLM, licensed psychologist, psychoanalyst, and pioneer art therapist, was the Art Lady on the TV series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood in the 1960s. A past president of the AATA and the author of seven books, Judy is on the faculties of the Psychiatry Department at the University of Pittsburgh and of the Pittsburgh Psychiatric Center. She is an award-winning filmmaker, and in 2006 was nominated for the National... Read More →


Thursday November 5, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

10:00am

Managing Self-destructive & Suicidal Behaviors: Evidence-based, Creative Approaches
STARR

Active listening, empathy, and knowledge of human behavior are three tools that are crucial to effective treatment of self-destructive and suicidal tendencies, as well as essential skills in improvisational theatre. This Master Class offers clinicians from any discipline the chance to hone these skills while also experiencing the power of interpersonal play and self-expression. Particular attention will be paid to the value of the improvisational technique for trauma survivors, suicidal individuals, and burned-out mental health professionals. Participants need not come from a particular method or discipline, although concepts from Dialectical Behavior Therapy will be used throughout the presentation. All that is required is an ability to be honest about your own practice and to take risks in a supportive environment.

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

Faculty
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Sarah Hartung, PLPC

| Sarah Hartung, PLPC, is a therapist at Castlewood Treatment Center, a residential eating disorder treatment center in St Louis, where she works with adult and adolescent clients suffering from eating disorders, PTSD, and co-occuring anxiety disorders. She facilitates weekly groups in areas of mindfulness, improv, spirituality, and empowerment. Sarah also oversees the direct care department at Castlewood where she trains staff in... Read More →
avatar for Bob Nickles, LCSW

Bob Nickles, LCSW

Clinician, ChildSavers
Bob Nickles, LCSW, works as a child and family therapist at ChildSavers in Richmond, VA. Prior to this, he has worked as an adolescent therapist at a trauma counseling center in Saint Louis, MO, and also as a therapist in private practice. Bob has also studied improvisational theatre and believes in the power of togetherness and creativity to hold burnout at bay.


Thursday November 5, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
University Center: The New School 63 Fifth Avenue (corner of Fifth Avenue and 14th Street)

10:00am

Sand Therapy Competencies: Principles & Practices for Play Therapists and Colleagues

ROOM 712

Sand therapy is a three-dimensional projective technique used with people of all ages. It is often also practiced by expressive arts and play therapists. For clinicians, it is especially important to be attuned to the psychic impact of the symbolic process inherent in sand therapy work. Understanding the various contexts and meanings that occur in sand scenes is also critical, helping therapists to grasp the essence of their clients' processes. Of course, clinician projections must be managed and also addressed. In this daylong Master Class, the speaker will provide an overview of the core principles and practices for the safe, ethical, and empowering use of sand in the clinical setting. Relevant research and case examples will be offered and complemented by an experiential component during which registrants can work with peers to explore the core principles and practices that will be featured.

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

This session also eligible for APT credits


Faculty
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Dee Preston-Dillon, PhD

Dee Preston-Dillon, PhD, founder of the Center for Culture and Sandplay, she brings over 35 years of practice, teaching, and theory exploration to clinician education. Trained in the 1980s in Jungian sandplay, her doctoral fieldwork compared three indigenous cultural explanations of sand scenes with a Jungian perspective. Dee teaches group counseling, narrative therapy, play therapy, and sand therapy on the graduate faculty at The George... Read More →


Thursday November 5, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

10:00am

SAORI: Mindfulness Weaving for Everyone

SOLD OUT

It's easy to express yourself through color, texture, and rhythm with SAORI — a form of mindful meditative weaving from Japan. Dedicated to free expression and self-development, Loop of the Loom is bringing this method to New York City; their free-form "happy weaving" approach employs brightly-hued natural fibers and threads to create colorful, one-of-a-kind tapestries. Their goal is not just to teach a craft, but to encourage self-exploration and promote competency and healing through the artistic process. In this daylong Master Class, participants will learn about the origins of SAORI and how it is currently being used by art therapists and others to work with people of all ages and abilities in a variety of therapeutic settings that include hospitals and homeless shelters. Join us to celebrate the beauty of imperfection, an aesthetic that is eminently compatible with the creative arts in psychotherapy. No previous experience is necessary.

Please Note: Registration is very strictly limited to 8 participants who will be given ample time to spend at the looms. Only a few seats remaining!

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


Faculty
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Ria G. Hawks, MS, CNS, CPNP

Ria G. Hawks, MS, CNS, CPNP, is a pediatric nurse practitioner at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian Hospital and adjunct facility at Bank Street College of Education, Graduate School, in the Child Life program. Her clinical interests include integrative approaches to ease the suffering of children with cancer. Ria volunteers and supervises at a weekly program of SAORI weaving at the Hope’s and Heroes... Read More →
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Jennifer Murphy, ATR-BC, LMHC

| Jennifer Murphy, ATR-BC, LMHC, graduated from Lesley University’s expressive therapy program with a focus in art therapy. She has worked with several populations including adolescents with traumatic brain injury, homeless adults, and adults who experience mental illness. Currently, Jennifer is the art therapy coordinator at the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, a Department of Mental Health facility in Jamaica Plain, MA, where she runs... Read More →
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Yukako Satone

Yukako Satone has been a certified instructor of SAORI weaving for the past decade and is the founder of Loop of the Loom SAORI weaving studio in Manhattan. Prior to that, she worked as a graphic designer in Osaka and New York for 15 years. Yukako loves the people she gets to work with now, and the energy they bring to her studio.


Thursday November 5, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
Loop of the Loom 227 East 87th Street (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)

10:00am

Therapeutic Hand Papermaking with Vulnerable Populations

SOLD OUT

For centuries, cloth, garments, and natural plant fibers have been made into paper by hand. The dynamic process of this traditional art form takes the artist through cycles of deconstruction and reconstruction while providing a safe container for therapeutic experiences to unfold. Hand papermaking with emotionally charged materials like hospital gowns, “skinny jeans,” and army fatigues can facilitate emotional healing for individuals and communities alike. Back by popular demand for the third year, this Master Class will be hosted at one of the most prestigious papering studios in the country, Dieu Donné. Participants will learn about the history of hand papermaking, gain experiential understanding of this therapeutic process, and leave with practical tools for incorporating this ancient art form into modern day clinical practice. Participants can expect to dip their hands into the papermaking process and explore techniques for creating and activating paper. The presenters will share how this modality can be adapted to a variety of populations including adult veterans of war, inpatient adolescents with depression, anxiety, and eating disorders, and at the bedside with medically hospitalized patients. In hand papermaking, each sheet of paper has a story to tell.

Please Note: There is a $20 materials fee for this session. Wear comfortable clothing that you won’t mind getting a little wet. Closed-toed shoes with good traction (rubbers or light rain boots, particularly) are recommended since floors get wet during the course of the papermaking process.

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

Faculty
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Amy Bucciarelli, MS, ATR-BC, LMHC

Art Therapist and Lecturer, UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine
Amy Bucciarelli, MS, ATR-BC, LMHC, is a board certified art therapist and licensed mental health counselor. Amy does clinical work for UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine and University of Florida Pediatrics in Gainesville, FL. She is a faculty member for the UF Center for Arts in Medicine and the UF Innovation Academy. | | Amy received her MS in art therapy from Florida State University. She utilizes her educational experience to explore... Read More →
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Genevieve S. Camp, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, RYT

Program Coordinator, UF Health Eating Disorder Recovery Center
Genevieve S. Camp, MA, ATR-BC, LMHC, RYT is the program coordinator at the Eating Disorder Recovery Center in Gainesville, FL. She holds a master's in art therapy from The George Washington University. Genevieve first discovered her love of paper and book arts in 2001 while studying art in Italy, which led to concentrated study in printmaking. Her interests include using art and yoga to promote mind-body healing and exploring the use of hand... Read More →
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Amy Richard, BFA

Amy Richard, BFA, is currently pursuing an MFA at the University of Iowa, Center for the Book, where she is focusing on the history and technique of hand papermaking, spiritual traditions associated with paper, as well as healing aspects of the process itself. Prior to her studies at the Center for the Book, Richard served as a science writer and editor, production designer, and education coordinator for 17 years at the University of... Read More →


Thursday November 5, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
Dieu Donne 315 West 36th Street (near 8th Avenue)

10:00am

Transforming Personal Patterns through Narrative Yoga Therapy
Whether we see ourselves as the “golden child” or the “black sheep,” the stories we live and tell ourselves impact who we are, and how we relate to the world. They shape our mental, emotional, and physical patterns, how rigid or flexible we are, how weak or empowered we feel, and how aggressive or gentle we respond to our life situations. This daylong Master Class will introduce a unique method to uncover the patterns and polarities in an individual’s personal narratives through a creative approach that combines visual storytelling and embodied experiences. Participants will be introduced to Narrative Yoga Therapy and the practice of Yoga Nidra, an ancient form of conscious relaxation that fosters recognition of deep energy patterns through creative awareness and visualization. The combined practice of Yoga Nidra and visual storytelling can aid clients in navigating through their inner narratives and energy patterns in a calm, relaxed state. Come experience Narrative Yoga Therapy for yourself, and learn how to help others transform with it!

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


Faculty
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Amy Jacobs, PhD, ATR-BC, LICDC, RYT

Amy Jacobs, PhD, ATR-BC, LICDC, RYT, is a professor of art therapy and counseling at Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, Ohio. She has been an art therapist since 1976, specializing in loss, trauma, and addiction, and has given presentations in Canada, England, India, and Sri Lanka. Areas of interest include Gestalt art therapy, integrating yoga therapy with art therapy, and counseling, art, and spirituality. Amy is a painter whose work has been... Read More →
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Megan Seaman

Wonder Yoga
Megan Seaman, PhD, NCC, RYT, is an assistant professor in the clinical mental health counseling program at Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY. Since 2006, she has been working with children, adolescents, and families by supporting self-awareness and promoting interdependent and harmonious connections. Megan's research interests include lifespan family issues and social system influences on development. Additionally, she is a registered... Read More →


Thursday November 5, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
Balance Arts Center 34 West 28th Street, 3rd floor (between Broadway and 6th Avenue)

10:00am

Treating Symptoms of Temporal Disturbance with Creative Arts Therapies
ROOM 710

Disorder can be identified as disorganization of sequence, rate, and/or temporal perspective, which are the basic components of psychological time. It follows then that restoring temporal order should be the overarching treatment goal (Sears, 2007). For clients frozen in the past, anxious of the future, or focused on internal stimuli, engagement in the creative arts provides opportunities to get grounded in the present while simultaneously experiencing temporal regulation and movement towards health. The teaching team of this Master Class will discuss how this concept of time applies to their work with clients impacted by trauma, eating disorders, substance abuse, and other mental health issues, and how these disorders reflect disruptions of time. Participants will engage in a variety of exercises designed to demonstrate how the creative process can influence temporal perception, and the ways in which art and music therapy are effective in regulating temporal order. 

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


Faculty
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Laura Greenstone, MS, ATR-BC, LPC

Laura Greenstone, MS, ATR-BC, LPC, is a board-certified art therapist and licensed professional counselor. She works in the fields of trauma, domestic violence, and disaster response. Laura is past chair of the National Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies Associations. Laura has served in leadership positions at the state and national level in the areas of advocacy, policy, and communication, related to arts and health, and has lectured on... Read More →
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Annie Heiderscheit, PhD, MT-BC, LMFT

Annie Heiderscheit, PhD, MT-BC, LMFT, is the director of the master of music therapy at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. She maintains a clinical practice, supervises students, and is actively engaged in clinical based research. Annie presents internationally and nationally on research and clinical work in eating disorder and addictions treatment, as well as with critically ill patients. She is the past president of the World Federation... Read More →
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Nancy Jackson, PhD, MT-BC

Nancy Jackson, PhD, MT-BC, is a board-certified music therapist with more than 20 years of clinical experience in the areas of music psychotherapy and medical music therapy. Her research interests include the understanding of anger and other emotions within the music psychotherapy process, music therapy for chronic illness and pain, experiential learning in music therapy education, and professional supervision and collaboration. Nancy... Read More →
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Kathleen M. Murphy, PhD, LCAT, MT-BC

| Kathleen M. Murphy, PhD, LCAT, MT-BC, is an assistant professor of music therapy at the University of Evansville. She is an active clinician, supervisor, and researcher with over 30 years of clinical experience. Kathleen has authored book chapters and journal articles. Additionally, she has presented nationally and internationally on a variety of topics related to the music therapy clinical practice and issues related to education and... Read More →


Thursday November 5, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

10:00am

Treating Trauma & Emotional Dysregulation through Intermodal Expressive Therapies

ROOM 704

This daylong Master Class includes a brief overview of a neurological-psychophysiological theory of how trauma and emotional dysregulation occur. Participants will be presented with a model of treating trauma and dysregulation that features the integration of multiple expressive arts modalities with psychotherapy including: visual art, music, movement, and playback theater. Emphasis will be on the power of intermodal transfers — that is, taking material in one modality and further engaging with it by re-expressing it in another modality.

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


Faculty
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Kevin Makarewicz, MA, LPC, LMT

Kevin Makarewicz, MA, LPC, LMT, EMDR-certified, has a master's in expressive therapy from Lesley University. He has 30 years of clinical experience with families and groups using expressive therapies treating trauma, attachment, and emotional dysregulation. Kevin has had a private practice for more than 12 years and completed postgraduate trainings in direct synchronous bonding, dynamic attachment therapy, body synergy, and transactional... Read More →


Thursday November 5, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

10:00am

Voice Dialogue & Dreamwork: Windows into Your Inner Selves
Voice Dialogue & Dreamwork: Windows into Your Inner Selves

New York City Voice Dialogue Center - Thursday
630 Ninth Avenue, #212 (at the Film Center Building, near 44th Street)


Bridgit Dengel Gaspard, LCSW


Developed by Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone in 1972, Voice Dialogue rests on the premise that our personality consists of an assortment of Inner Selves. The core of this psycho-spiritual practice involves learning to engage and work with the many Inner Selves that make up the whole self. This workshop will incorporate Voice Dialogue into dreamwork to teach participants an introspective method that facilitates self-realization and individuation. Through lecture, demonstration, and experiential exercises, participants will learn to access their core issues, archetypes, and energetics to awaken their dream Selves—and learn from them. Art- and movement-based interventions will invigorate this method, and participants will leave with the ability to incorporate the knowledge and techniques into their own clinical practices immediately.

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


Faculty
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Bridgit Dengel Gaspard, LCSW

Bridgit Dengel Gaspard, LCSW, is co-founder of New York Voice Dialogue Institute, and DBT trained. Bridgit’s practice is in New York City. Her expertise lies in helping clients shift perspective and enhance creativity through Inner Voice Dialogue. She contributed a chapter introducing the concept of the “Final Eighth” in The Voice Dialogue Anthology, addressing issues related to being stuck “in sight of the finish... Read More →


Thursday November 5, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
New York City Voice Dialogue Center 630 Ninth Avenue, #212 (at the Film Center Building, near 44th Street)

10:00am

Play Therapy Interventions for Self-Regulation & Relational Safety: Healing Interpersonal Trauma

ROOM 702

Many children who present for treatment following trauma have dysregulated systems, typically reflecting chronic instability at home and/or violence within the community. In this daylong Master Class, we liken this phenomena to being in a war zone. In the settings in which these speakers work, each uses play and creative arts therapies interventions to address hyperarousal and soothe the brainstem. Play (like the arts) is inherently fun, imaginative, and healing; using it skillfully with traumatized children can help them to self-regulate affect and feel safe in their bodies, homes, and communities once again.

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

This session also eligible for APT credits


Faculty
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Sarah Caprioli, LMHC

Sarah Caprioli, LMHC, is a licensed mental health counselor at Family Services, Inc. in New York's Hudson Valley. She provides trauma counseling for children and adults affected by violent crime using a combination of play therapy and other modalities, along with a variety of trauma-sensitive practices. A certified rape crisis and crime victims advocate, Sarah also participates in an after hours on-call rotation during which she provides... Read More →
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David A. Crenshaw, PhD, ABPP, RPT-S

David A. Crenshaw, PhD, ABPP, RPT-S, is the clinical director of the Children's Home of Poughkeepsie and faculty associate at Johns Hopkins University. He is past president of the New York Association for Play Therapy, past president of the Hudson Valley Psychological Association, a board certified clinical psychologist, and a fellow of APA, and of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychology. David is also a registered play therapy... Read More →
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Jillian Kelly, LCSW

Jillian Kelly, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker at Urban Health Plan, Inc. in Bronx, NY, where she engages children and their families in psychotherapy. She is a director of and communications coordinator for the New York APT and a 2014 graduate of the APT’s Leadership Academy.


Thursday November 5, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

10:00am

Ethics & Private Practice for the Seasoned Practitioner

In this daylong seminar, the speakers will review issues and skills not typically taught in graduate training programs, yet are essential knowledge for the private practitioner. We’ll outline a practical, ethics-based approach to treatment activities, including daily administrative, legal, and business decisions that have significant implications for risk management, personal safety, and the well-being of both client and therapist. Assessment, billing, contracts, outcome measures, and the imperatives of clinician self-care will also be discussed. Since it is important to be prepared for private practice audits, a psychologist who performs them will review the current standards for maintaining progress notes and clinical documentation. If you are a private practitioner, and in need of a “business brush up"—whether or not you are seeking ethics credits—this is a session to seriously consider.

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


Faculty
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Angela Guerriero, MEd, MA, MM, MT-BC

Angela Guerriero, MEd, MA, MT-BC, is the director of Tempo! Music Therapy Services in West Chester, PA and Nutley, NJ. She is a doctoral candidate at Drexel University (ABD), studying creative arts in therapy and is an assistant professor in the department of music education at West Chester University in Pennsylvania.
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Thomas M. Kozak, PhD

Thomas M. Kozak, PhD, received his doctoral degree from the University of Michigan in 1979 and is a licensed psychologist in both Michigan and Texas. With 30+ years of experience, he has participated in managed care organizations, conducted audits on behalf of MCOs, and been audited himself on many occasions. Thomas is a former director of a MCO mental health division and has been influential with various EAP organizations regarding policy change... Read More →
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Anne Mills, MA, ATR-BC, LPC

Sole proprietor, Art Therapy Services
Anne Mills, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, is director of the Diagnostic Drawing Series Archive, and owner of Art Therapy Services of Washington, DC. Her areas of specialization include supervision and the treatment of survivors of severe early trauma who are highly dissociative. Anne provides resiliency-focused treatment for adolescents and adults who have experienced difficult transitions such as illness, bereavement, and loss of culture (refugees... Read More →
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Gregory S. Perkins, MT-BC

Gregory S. Perkins, MT-BC, currently works at Matheny Medical & Educational Center in Peapack, NJ and Tempo! Music Therapy Services LLC, in Nutley, NJ. He has recently completed a DIR/Floortime certificate program.


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

5:45pm

TOUR: American Folk Art Museum

Meet in Museum atrium  •  5:45 sharp

ART BRUT IN AMERICA

The Incursion of Jean Dubuffet

Heinrich Anton Müller • 1920s • Crayon

This exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne, Switzerland. 

Further details forthcoming

Evening Events Not Included with Summit Registration

Tickets $10  •  Strictly limited to 20 participants

Please Note: This tour is not eligible for continuing education credits.

Thursday November 5, 2015 5:45pm - 6:45pm
American Folk Art Museum 2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue, across from Lincoln Center)

6:30pm

Advances in Trauma-Centered Psychotherapy: Essential Concepts, Evidence-Based Techniques
Trauma affects individuals in a profound way, and its consequences are evident in all aspects of their life. Treatment should therefore be centered on the multiple ways that the trauma burdens the individual. Trauma-centered psychotherapy provides a clinical framework to accomplish these therapeutic tasks by exploring the central roles of fear, avoidance, and relational structures in trauma schemas. This keynote lecture will provide an overview of the basic axioms and principles of trauma-centered psychotherapy, present clinical case examples, and demonstrate evidence-based techniques that can effectively counter avoidance and help with the management of disruptions. Participants will learn the various steps necessary to conduct trauma-centered psychotherapy in their own practice.
Not included with Summit Registration

Tickets $20  •  $30 at door, pending availability

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


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Hadar Lubin, MD

Hadar Lubin, MD, is co-director of the Posttraumatic Stress Center in New Haven, CT and assistant clinical professor in the Dept. of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. Hadar is the co-author (w/ D. Johnson) of Trauma-Centered Psychotherapy for Women and Principles and Techniques of Trauma-Centered Psychotherapy. She conducts trauma-centered psychotherapy in individual, couple, family, and group therapy settings. Hadar... Read More →


Thursday November 5, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Lang Center - The New School Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th Street, NY, NY 10011

6:30pm

Rhythmic Transformation through Drumming, Sound & Movement
TISHMAN

This 2-hour experiential workshop will integrate group drumming and rhythmic activities with intentional movement and vocal expression to create a unique community-building experience. Through interactive icebreakers, drum circle games, and self-expression techniques, participants will be guided through the group facilitation process, and learn how to implement these activities into treatment for the clinical populations with whom they work. No drumming experience necessary.   Evening Events Not Included with Summit Registration

Tickets $39  •  $59 at door, pending availability

Eligible for 2.0 credit hours: ATCB, NBCC; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS


Faculty
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Mary E. Knysh

Founder, Rhythmic Connections
Mary E. Knysh is the founder of Rhythmic Connections, an innovative company advancing education, health, and creative development through music improvisation. She is a workshop facilitator and trainer; creativity, leadership, and communications consultant; professional musician; recording artist, and author. Mary presents at conferences throughout the U.S., Central Europe, Australia, and Asia. An international teacher/trainer with the Music for... Read More →
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Suzanne Tribe, MA, MT-BC, LCAT-P

Suzanne Tribe, MA, MT-BC, LCAT-P, is a music therapist and REMO HealthRHYTHMS® facilitator who conducts group empowerment drumming events for health, wellbeing, and community-building in the U.S. and Argentina. At the University of Buenos Aires, she taught dance majors the use of creative vocal and rhythmic expression. As a music therapist, Suzanne has worked with adults and children in medical, psychiatric, and special needs settings.


Thursday November 5, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm
University Center: The New School 63 Fifth Avenue (corner of Fifth Avenue and 14th Street)

7:00pm

Symbols in the Sand: An Interactive Exploration for Play Therapists and Others

Hoerle Lecture Hall -  Room UL105

Sand therapy is a projective tool that allows clients to map their inner world using three-dimensional objects in a sand tray. As a process that is primarily nonverbal and non-directive, it is a powerful approach for clients who are unable to articulate their experience through language. This evening consultation session is designed to help clinicians increase their understanding of sand scenes through a communal examination of case material. Topics of discussion will include: the relationship between the symbolic nature of sand scenes and clinical case material; the ethical implications of explication and amplification when addressing trauma themes; developmental issues and cultural dynamics; and the limits and benefits of different approaches to case conceptualization that include play therapy, group therapy, and individual work. Three different models of case conceptualizations will be addressed: Jungian (shadow, self, complexes), Roger’s Client-Centered Therapy (empathy scales), and the Social Constructionist’s Narrative Therapy (cultural constructs). All are welcome!

Evening Events Not Included with Summit Registration


Tickets $49 • $69 at door, pending availability

Eligible for 2.5 Credits: ATCB, NBCC; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS

This session also eligible for APT credits


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Dee Preston-Dillon, PhD

Dee Preston-Dillon, PhD, founder of the Center for Culture and Sandplay, she brings over 35 years of practice, teaching, and theory exploration to clinician education. Trained in the 1980s in Jungian sandplay, her doctoral fieldwork compared three indigenous cultural explanations of sand scenes with a Jungian perspective. Dee teaches group counseling, narrative therapy, play therapy, and sand therapy on the graduate faculty at The George... Read More →


Thursday November 5, 2015 7:00pm - 9:30pm
University Center: The New School 63 Fifth Avenue (corner of Fifth Avenue and 14th Street)
 
Friday, November 6
 

10:00am

Your Brain on Ink: The Journal Ladder and Neuroplasticity
HOERLE

Interpersonal neurobiology is now confirming what evidence-based research has shown for nearly 30 years: expressive writing has positive effects on health, mood, and behavior. Most mental health professionals agree that writing down thoughts and feelings can be a helpful adjunct to therapy. Many advocate that their clients keep journals. However, very few clinicians have learned the theory, techniques, skills, and strategies that transform the everyday journal into a powerful therapeutic tool. And even fewer have up-to-the-minute knowledge about the powerful interaction between therapeutic writing and the new, emerging brain science. This workshop will present a neuroscientific take on the Journal Ladder, a classic journal therapy method. Parallel theories and applied practices of the Journal ladder will be interpreted through the lens of neuroplasticity. Participants will leave with a toolbox of techniques and strategies for helping their clients change their lives through their brains - on ink!

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


Faculty
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Kathleen (Kay) Adams, LPC

| Kathleen (Kay) Adams, LPC, is founder/director of the Center for Journal Therapy and its online professional training division, the Therapeutic Writing Institute. She is the author of nine books on journal writing for personal growth and in clinical practice, including the best-selling Journal to the Self and the recently released Expressive Writing: Foundations of Practice. Kay is known globally for her visionary leadership in... Read More →
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Deborah Ross, LPC, CJT

Deborah Ross, LPC, CJT, has had an active psychotherapy practice in Northern Virginia for 20 years, focusing on both individual and couples counseling. She studied neuroscience at the Mindsight Institute with Dan Siegel. An avid journaler, Deborah recognizes the healing power of expressive writing and believes that this practice can change the way our brains work so that we experience a deeper sense of well-being and greater resilience. She... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
University Center: The New School 63 Fifth Avenue (corner of Fifth Avenue and 14th Street)

10:00am

Diagnostic Drawing Series Training: 30 Years of Assessment through Art - Day 2

ROOM 711

Day 2 of a 2-Day Training Intensive

Participants must register for both days to attend

For session description, please refer to Thursday listing.

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


Faculty
avatar for Kathryn Johnson, PhD, ATR

Kathryn Johnson, PhD, ATR

Medical Director of Psychosocial Services, Providence Regional Cancer Partnership
Kathryn Johnson, PhD, ATR, is an art therapist and licensed psychologist with 20+ years' experience working in psychiatric and medical facilities. She is a psychologist at the Everett Clinic, where she provides therapy, psychological evaluation, and neuropsychological testing. Kathryn is medical director of psychosocial services at the Providence Regional Cancer Partnership. An adjunct faculty member with Antioch Univ.-Seattle, she is a... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

10:00am

Lessons from Edith Kramer: Promoting Resilience through Art - Day 2
North Hall Room 202

Day 2 of a 2-Day Training Intensive

Pioneer art therapist Edith Kramer escaped the Holocaust and was, herself, a model of resilience; in her therapeutic work lie the precedents of today’s Positive Psychology. In this 2-day training, participants will be introduced to treatment techniques devised by both Kramer and her students, as applied to their clinical practices in art therapy with traumatized populations of all ages, including Native Peoples, survivors of life-threatening illnesses and natural disasters, and military personnel.

DAY 2 — Moving, Building, Releasing

Participants will engage in therapeutic interventions devised by Kramer and the presenters to promote strengths and resilience. These treatment techniques focus on: physically releasing inhibitions; calming and focusing for meditative experiences; and dealing with traumatic/emotional material. They include: warming-up with movement and charcoal; creating talking/intention sticks from ephemera and natural objects; and working with clay to build a group world together. Attendees will be encouraged to discuss their experience, applications for these interventions, and ways to develop new clinical approaches for the populations with whom they work.

Please note: Each day of this 2-day Intensive can be registered for separately, but the program has been developed with continuity in mind for those attending both days.

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


Faculty
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Susan Ainlay Anand, MA, ATR-BC, ATCS, LPAT

Instructor, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry
Susan Ainlay Anand, MA, ATR-BC, ATCS, LPAT, is a graduate of the NYU art therapy program where she was trained in art therapy by Edith Kramer. She has worked with children and adults in inpatient and outpatient settings for the past 30 years. As an instructor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Susan provides art therapy services and teaches psychiatry residents about the use of art therapy with... Read More →
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Lani A. Gerity, DA, ATR

Lani A. Gerity, DA, ATR, is a puppet-maker, author, world traveler, and a trained art therapist with a master's degree and a Doctorate from NYU. She studied with Edith Kramer and edited Edith's last book, Art as Therapy. Lani’s passions have led her to search out, explore, and teach workshops in non-traditional art forms like doll-making, puppet-making, and bookbinding. She maintains a website, blogs, and online groups filled with... Read More →
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Martha Haeseler, ATR-BC

Martha Haeseler, ATR-BC, painter and fiber artist, became an art therapist in child psychiatry in 1972, with Edith Kramer as her mentor and friend. She worked at Yale-New Haven Hospital inpatient psychiatry and is currently director of Giant Steps outpatient psychiatry program, VA Connecticut, where she has been for 20 years. Retired adjunct assistant professor at NYU, Martha continues to train interns. She has published and presented in the... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
Pratt - Brooklyn 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn

10:00am

Autism & the Arts: Floortime Technique, Social Emotional Development, and More

ROOM 701

This daylong Master Class will address evidence-based and humanistic treatments for children and adolescents with autism. Following an overview of autism and its core deficits, the presenters will discuss the application of art therapy in treating this particular population. The Social Emotional Development framework will be delineated, as well as Floortime and other techniques used to build upon the individual strengths of clients through playful interactions. Videos, photographs, and case examples will be used to bring the didactic material to life, and an experiential component will aid participants in reflecting on what makes their practice unique. There will be ample time for discussion and the sharing of ideas.

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

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Faith Condon, ATR-BC, LPC, LCAT

Faith Condon, ATR-BC, LPC, LCAT, is an ICDL-approved Training Leader & Expert DIR® Floortime™ Provider. She holds an MA in creative arts therapies from Pratt Institute and is currently completing her doctoral studies at Lesley University. Faith is the Director of Mental Health and DIR® Floortime™ at the Imagine Academy for Autism in Brooklyn, where she specializes in providing Floortime-based art therapy adapted to meet the emotional and... Read More →
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Dana Whiddon, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT

Dana Whiddon, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, is a registered board-certified art therapist and NYS licensed creative arts therapist. She holds an MA in clinical art therapy from Long Island University-C.W. Post. Dana was the founding art therapist at The Rebecca School, a therapeutic day school in NYC. She founded Intentional, Creative, and Engaged LLC, serving children, adolescents, and families in midtown Manhattan. Dana also offers home-based... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

10:00am

Creative Approaches to Working with Aging Clients
SOLD OUT

ROOM 702

The aging population in the United States is multi-faceted, and senior citizens (ages 65+) currently represent the fastest growing population in the country. More pressing is the fact that this population is frequently underserved and portrayed as homogenous. This 3-hour workshop will focus on the intersection of aging, life context, and creativity, and demonstrate the value of art, music, and mindfulness therapies in addressing core clinical issues when working with this population. The goal of this workshop is to bolster the healing power of the arts for aging individuals, who often find themselves in a particularly difficult life context (e.g. loss of ability and independence, change in cognition and temperament). The benefits of providing multi-sensory experiences through expressive arts interventions will be highlighted, and the presenters will seek to challenge the notion that creativity declines with age.

Oasis for Aging: A Garden-based Multimodal Group for Seniors
Linda Lee Goldman, MEd, ATR-BC

The exquisite harmony that exists between art and nature can be best observed in a garden. An ideal garden is an “oasis” — in it we can find a tranquil escape from the stresses of daily life. This 3-hour workshop will explore the art of garden-making as a way to address the various challenges of aging. It will include a brief overview of the psychoanalytic perspective on successful aging, as well as a discussion of the Japanese aesthetic concept of “wabi sabi.” Using the metaphor of the garden, participants will examine the relationship between art, nature, and aging, and learn how to help their clients create a therapeutic “oasis” together.

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


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Linda Lee Goldman, MEd, ATR-BC

Linda Lee Goldman, MEd, ATR-BC, is a registered and board-certified art therapist with 40 years of experience in individual, family, and group settings. She conducts ongoing art therapy training groups and workshops. Linda has worked in diverse areas such as anxiety disorders, learning disabilities, eating disorders, domestic violence, hearing impairment, stress management, physical disabilities, grief counseling, and depression. She has... Read More →
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Wei Lo, MT-BC

Wei Lo, MT-BC, is a board-certified music therapist with experience in a wide range of settings including geriatrics, pediatrics, and mental health. She currently works at Piedmont Geriatric Hospital in Virginia.
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Millicent McFadden, PsyD, LCP

Millicent McFadden, PsyD, LCP, completed her doctorate at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and her internship at Family Service and Guidance Center in Topeka, KS. She completed her master's in counseling and personnel services with a concentration in expressive therapies at the University of Louisville. Millicent's training includes a four-year fellowship in multicultural and diversity studies as well as practicum experience in... Read More →
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Andrea Moran, MT-BC

Andrea Moran, MT-BC, is a music therapist and psychosocial supervisor, with over 12 years of experience treating geriatric patients diagnosed with a multitude of mental illnesses and a wide range of functioning levels. She is a Level 1 practitioner of the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM). Andrea has presented multiple workshops on topics such as how music affects our minds and bodies, how to use music effectively, and how to... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

10:00am

Creativity and Content in Making Books
SOLD OUT

North Hall Room 211

Bookmaking has great potential for use in both art education and art therapy settings. Besides being an enjoyable activity, making books can support a broad age/ability range of students and clients in telling their stories and in promoting understanding of self and others. Starting with fold structures, participants will use text and image to create content that can fold and unfold, providing glimpses of creativity and meaning in the making. Bookmakers may be surprised to discover new insights when they read their work, whether one page at a time, or unfolded like a scroll on one or both sides. Upon completing fold books, participants will learn a second related structure that builds on the first. This daylong class is suitable for therapists, educators, and others seeking a creative process that offers potential for both intimate reflection and psychological distance. Also, it promises to be a lot of fun!

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


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Linney Wix, PhD, ATR-BC

Linney Wix, PhD, ATR-BC, is an associate professor of art education at the University of New Mexico, where she teaches courses in bookmaking and image and imagination, among other subjects. She has taught and lectured in Russia, the Czech Republic, and Cyprus. Linney presents regularly at the AATA conferences in the areas of educating the imagination, bookmaking, and aesthetic empathy in art therapy and art education. She practices... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
Pratt - Brooklyn 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn

10:00am

Deep Clay: Getting the Inside Out

SOLD OUT

The beauty of clay is that it can take any form; the tactile experience of working with it in therapy can enhance and enrich the process of self-exploration and transformation. This daylong Master Class will explore this shape-shifting medium through an in-depth, hands-on approach. Coupled with journaling and peer discussion, participants will have the opportunity to experience the use of clay as a way to relieve stress, stimulate the imagination, and discover deep connections within. We'll also explore the interrelationships of developmental levels of expression, play, resistance, diagnosis, psychotherapeutic interaction, and the limits and advantages of ceramic materials and techniques in the therapeutic context. The information and experiences offered will be applicable to clinical treatment with diverse populations.

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


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Michelle Rhodes, ATR-BC, LCSW-R, NCPsyA

Michelle Rhodes, ATR-BC, LCSW-R, NCPsyA, completed graduate studies in Art Therapy/Expressive Therapy at Lesley University and in Social Work at Adelphi University. She completed Psychoanalytic training at The Institute for Expressive Analysis. Prior to becoming a therapist, and continuing into the present, she has been a potter and clay artist. Her clinical writing has been published in two books, Speaking About the Unspeakable, and Deep Play... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
Pratt - Brooklyn 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn

10:00am

Dissociation, Re-Enactment & Relational Dilemmas with Traumatized Patients
SOLD OUT

NEW LOCATION:  This session will be held  at 66 W. 12th St. (btwn 5th & 6th Avenues) in room 509


If this is your first Summit session, please arrive early enough to get your registration materials  at The New School’s Lang Center at 55 West 13th Street (one block away).

This advanced training Master Class is for clinicians of all disciplines treating individuals who have experienced trauma or chronic shock.  We will examine the Trauma Role System, as well as the relational concepts of mutual dissociation and enactment, and their contribution to the complexity of therapy with these patients. Using dramatic techniques to identify and embody the trauma dynamic, we will assist participants in deepening their understanding of relational dilemmas often encountered in the therapeutic space. It will also help sharpen their ability to negotiate difficult moments in treatment, which may often hold the potential for fostering transformation. The topics of discussion will include: how efforts to protect the individuals with whom we work can enable the trauma cycle; how our own unformulated material can enter the treatment relationship; how an understanding of the psychodynamics of this process can aid us in negotiating the subtle; and the tender edge of therapeutic versus re-traumatic human exchange.

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

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Craig Haen, PhD, RDT, CGP, FAGPA, LCAT

Craig Haen, PhD, RDT, CGP, FAGPA, LCAT, has been working clinically with people impacted by interpersonal, developmental, and familial trauma for 15 years, including the training of crisis teams and schools in responding to the immediate aftermath of mass trauma events. He has a private practice in White Plains, New York where he treats children, adolescents, adults, and families. He is a graduate adjunct faculty member at NYU and Lesley... Read More →
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Maria Hodermarska, MA, RDT, CASAC, LCAT

Maria Hodermarska, MA, RDT, CASAC, ICADAC, LCAT, is a licensed creative arts therapist, a registered drama therapist, a credentialed alcoholism and substance abuse counselor and an internationally certified alcohol and drug abuse counselor. She has been a professor in the graduate program in drama therapy at NYU Steinhardt since 1995. Currently Maria works as a drama therapist for Project Common Bond, an international program for young people who... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
Wollman/Room 509 - The New School 66 W. 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

10:00am

Draw, Drum & Dance: Leading-edge Adaptive Strategies
ROOM 705

While traditional art materials and tools work perfectly well in many therapeutic contexts, some populations and individuals are unable to make the most out of them due to issues such as grasp, sensory impact, emotional or cognitive challenges. In such cases, adaptive strategies can be utilized to help these individuals achieve independence and enhance their self-expression. In this workshop, participants will explore various adaptations across the arts, discovering the ways in which media, tools, and techniques can be adapted for different populations to cater to their specific needs.

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


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Sheila J. Feay-Shaw, PhD, MT-BC

Sheila J. Feay-Shaw, PhD, MT-BC, associate professor at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee holds a PhD in music education and her national board certification in music therapy. She has provided services for musical savants and has experience with children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, and emotional disabilities. Sheila specializes in world music pedagogy and has presented at state, national, and... Read More →
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Susan D. Loesl, MA, ATR-BC

Susan D. Loesl, MA, ATR-BC, has worked for 26 years as an adaptive art specialist/art therapist for the Milwaukee Public Schools. She is an art therapy/graduate education adjunct faculty at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, and a presenter at national conferences relating to art education, art therapy, persons with disabilities, and assistive technology. Susan has presented workshops internationally in Canada, Puerto Rico, and China... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

10:00am

Focusing & Art Therapy: Accessing Body Wisdom through Creative Expression
SOLD OUT

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


Faculty
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

10:00am

Honoring Our Needs as Creative, Caring & Connected Professionals
ROOM 712

Whether working in large institutions or private practice settings, demands exist in the workplace that can leave therapists feeling exhausted and depleted, making it an ongoing challenge to stay connected with the inspired, authentic voice within. This 3-hour self-care workshop will provide opportunities to turn a compassionate ear inward through the engagements in art, music, and drama experiences. Participants will have the time and space to consider what brought them into this work, how their professional identity is evolving over time, and what they need presently in order to thrive. Come have a dialogue with your inner muse, and discover ways to maintain a vibrant connection with that internal creative voice in the midst of workplace pressures and expectations.

Origin Stories & Professional Identity: Arts Therapists Around the Campfire
Dana Trottier, MA, RDT, LCAT
Suzanne Garrison, MS, R-DMT, LCAT
Cristina Maria Fort, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT


As creative arts therapists, it is essential to remember where we came from in order to maintain motivation to move forward. In this 3-hour workshop, participants are invited to tell their own origin story as a way to reconnect with curiosity, creativity, and spontaneity. Participants will step into a world of creation guided by the metaphor of campfire stories as a way to create a sacred space worthy of our collective stories. The fire, created by paper mâché logs, lights and a fan, will be a source of inspiration and act as a centerpiece for therapists from varied backgrounds (dance, music, art, poetry and drama) to delve into their stories. This workshop is designed to assist therapists in rediscovering their inner origin story as a way to promote self-care and identity support as fellow clinicians and artists. All are welcome to join the circle!

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

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Erica Bogart, MA, ATR-BC

Erica Bogart, MA, ATR-BC, is a board-certified art therapist and owner of Creative Journeys LLC, an art therapy private practice. She also works for a preschool in Passaic, helping children and families. Erica graduated from Caldwell College; she has had seven years of experience in the creative arts therapy field, through internships and professional occupations. Her work has focused on working with children and families of trauma.
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Amy Clarkson, MMT, MT-BC, CP, LCAT

Amy Clarkson, MMT, MT-BC, CP, LCAT, is a board-certified music therapist and certified practitioner of psychodrama, with 20 years of clinical experience. She is currently the owner and therapist for Creative Flow Therapy Services, LLC, a private practice in central New Jersey, where she serves children and adults with a range of needs, specializing in working with children and families who have experienced trauma. At Montclair State... Read More →
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Cristina Marie Fort, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT

Cristina Marie Fort, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT, is a creative arts therapist who practices with a gestalt therapy focus. Cristina works at Kings County Hospital Center as a Level II Creative Arts Therapist running art therapy groups with adults on a psychiatric inpatient unit. Cristina is currently in her third year of post graduate training with the Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy.
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Suzanne Garrison, MS, R-DMT, LCAT

Suzanne Garrison, MS, R-DMT, LCAT, is a dance/movement therapist currently working on an adult inpatient psychiatric unit at Kings County Hospital. She is a 2012 graduate of Pratt Institute, with a master's in dance/movement therapy. While at Pratt, Suzanne completed thesis research on survivors of sex trafficking. Prior to becoming a dance/movement therapist, she performed and choreographed extensively in the U.S. and Japan. Suzanne's research... Read More →
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Allyn Sitjar, MA, RDT, LCAT

Allyn Sitjar, MA, RDT, LCAT, specializes in drama therapy. She is the director of a new private practice in NJ called Action Arts Center. Allyn also works with children and adolescents on the autism spectrum and has extensive experience working with children, teens, and adult survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. She works with all age ranges using drama and play techniques for therapeutic change, growth, and healing... Read More →
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Dana Trottier, MA, RDT, LCAT

Dana Trottier, MA, RDT, LCAT, is a registered drama therapist with the North American Drama Therapy Association and a creative art therapist-level II at Kings County Hospital Center, working with adults on a psychiatric inpatient unit. He provides clinical training and supervision for burgeoning drama therapists through NY University. Dana's current research interests include creative supervision, embodied analysis, and the formation and... Read More →
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Macheis Wind

Macheis Wind is a professional musician, child advocate, and the founder and director of Guitar Tree, a nonprofit that provides enriching programs for schools, teen and homeless shelters, hospitals, domestic violence safe houses, and a maximum security prison for women. He has worked with and empowered thousands of women and children who are survivors of violence. Macheis has performed his music throughout the U.S., Europe, and Africa... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

10:00am

Incorporating Artmaking into Counseling and Psychotherapy: When, How & Why?

This highly experiential daylong Master Class is designed to provide those professionals who wish to integrate artmaking into any expressive therapy, counseling, or psychotherapy practice with a formal decision-making system regarding what initiatives (task structures) to assign, which materials to use, and when to use them to greatest effect. We will focus on the Expressive Therapies Continuum (ETC), a 4-level model for effective arts therapies planning and treatment, co-published by this author in 1978, and now widely used by practitioners. Additionally, the relationship between Media Dimension Variables (MDV) and the ETC, and how their interaction influences various therapeutic functions, will be demonstrated through a number of hands-on artmaking activities for use with clients of all ages.

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


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Sandra L. Graves-Alcorn, PhD, ATR-BC, LPAT

Sandra L. Graves-Alcorn, PhD, ATR-BC, LPAT, is a retired professor emeritus from the University of Louisville who founded the master’s program there. She is past president of the AATA and one of its original founders. After 30 years of teaching Sandra left to develop a private practice. She is the co-author and developer of the Expressive Therapies Continuum and the sole author of the concept of Media Dimension Variables. She is also author... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
School of Visual Arts 132 West 21st Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)

10:00am

Mandalas and the MARI®: Healing in the Round
SOLD OUT

This daylong Master Class is intended as a primer for the therapeutic use of mandalas. We will cover the theoretical underpinnings of the mandala-making practice in the Western world, its historical and philosophical origins, and the development of the MARI® by Joan Kellogg. In the experiential component, participants will practice a variety of mandala-making techniques applicable to group and individual settings. Participants will also be completing a mini-MARI, and learn its unique language of symbols and colors. This mandala-making class will focus on three central themes: the element of mystery; applications to grief and loss; and the healing geometry of the mandala. Poetry and writing will also be incorporated.

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


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Evie Lindemann, LMFT, ATR-BC, ATCS

| Evie Lindemann, LMFT, ATR-BC, ATCS, is an associate professor in the art therapy program at Albertus College. She also teaches bioethics at Yale in the Summer Institute. Course content includes the experiences associated with death and dying, end-of-life care, and children's issues. Deeply influenced by the teachings of Meher Baba, she has lived and worked in Afghanistan, Israel, and India. Evie is also a printmaking artist whose work... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
School of Visual Arts 132 West 21st Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)

10:00am

Mindful Compassion & Connection with Traumatized Clients: A Multimodal Approach
ROOM 704

Session Sold Out — Wait List Initiated

In this daylong Master Class, we will explore a range of transference and countertransference issues encountered when working with traumatized populations. Recent neuroscience research distinguishing compassion from empathy will provide a context for the introduction of our Four Quadrants of Connection Process, a method designed to enhance therapists’ ability to help their clients, and themselves, transform pain, vulnerability, and alienation into strength, empowerment, and connection. As a multimodal process, it involves the sequential use of sculpture, gesture, movement, writing, and spoken word, and provides an embodied experience of clinical concepts such as brain plasticity, right brain/left brain integration, and vicarious healing. Through a presentation of theory and clinical examples, experiential exercises, and group discussion, this workshop will also address therapist self-care as an ethical issue that promotes clinical efficacy. By examining their trauma work with past and current clients, participants will deepen their understanding of the transference/countertransference continuum, and learn how to use this information in daily practice.

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

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Ani Buk, MFA, MA, ATR-BC, LP, LCAT

Ani Buk, MFA, MA, ATR-BC, LP, LCAT, is a licensed art therapist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Manhattan, where she works with children, adolescents, adults, and couples. A trauma specialist with over 25 years of diverse clinical experience, Ani is a graduate of the Yale School of Art; NY University (faculty since 1993); the Institute for Child, Adolescent, and Family Studies; and the Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the... Read More →
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Amber Lynn Gray, MPH, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, LPCC

Amber Lynn Gray, MPH, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, LPCC, is a dance movement therapist who trains and consults on clinical treatment for severe trauma survivors. She directs Restorative Resources Training and Consulting, and is a clinical advisor for the Center for Victims of Torture. Amber has over 17 years of experience working with refugees and survivors of war, human rights abuses, and torture; and almost 30 years in humanitarian response... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

10:00am

Playback Theatre in Clinical Practice: Stories to Empower Self & Others
Stories are how we understand our world, who we are, where we are from, and what we may have come through. Stories are the glue that holds families, communities, and cultures together. Playback Theatre is an original form of improvisational theatre in which group members tell stories from their lives and watch them enacted on the spot. It is a powerful method of empowerment and community-building used globally in a variety of settings, including mental health, social justice, and education. In this daylong Master Class, participants will learn to use Playback Theatre to transform personal stories through creative play, sound, movement, and improvisation. They will also learn the history and applications of Playback Theatre, particularly as a therapeutic modality to support role identification, increase self-esteem, and develop empathy and resiliency. No previous Playback Theater experience necessary.

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

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Pamela Freeman, MA, LCSW, APTT

Pamela Freeman, MA, LCSW, APTT, has been a psychotherapist for over 25 years working with individuals, families, and couples. In addition, she is a longtime social activist who has worked on issues of gender, race, class, and anti-violence in many organizations and groups around the country. Pamela is a graduate of the School of Playback Theatre and serves on the Board of Directors. She is also the founder of Playback for Change in... Read More →
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Jennie Kristel, MA, REAT, APTT, RMT

 Jennie Kristel, MA, REAT, APTT, RMT, is an expressive therapist in private practice (www.journeyworks.com). She is an adjunct professor, registered Reiki master, and an accredited Playback Theatre trainer. Jennie has worked as an instructor for VSAVT in their CanDo program since 2007, teaching Playback Theatre and art to adults with disabilities. She is also an international trainer having worked in Southeast Asia since 2003 teaching... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
Hirshon Suite - The New School Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)

10:00am

SAORI: Mindfulness Weaving for Everyone

SOLD OUT

It's easy to express yourself through color, texture, and rhythm with SAORI — a form of mindful meditative weaving from Japan. Dedicated to free expression and self-development, Loop of the Loom is bringing this method to New York City; their free-form "happy weaving" approach employs brightly-hued natural fibers and threads to create colorful, one-of-a-kind tapestries. Their goal is not just to teach a craft, but to encourage self-exploration and promote competency and healing through the artistic process. In this daylong Master Class, participants will learn about the origins of SAORI and how it is currently being used by art therapists and others to work with people of all ages and abilities in a variety of therapeutic settings that include hospitals and homeless shelters. Join us to celebrate the beauty of imperfection, an aesthetic that is eminently compatible with the creative arts in psychotherapy. No previous experience is necessary.

Please Note: Registration is very strictly limited to 7 participants who will be given ample time to spend at the looms. This session just added!

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

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Ria G. Hawks, MS, CNS, CPNP

Ria G. Hawks, MS, CNS, CPNP, is a pediatric nurse practitioner at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian Hospital and adjunct facility at Bank Street College of Education, Graduate School, in the Child Life program. Her clinical interests include integrative approaches to ease the suffering of children with cancer. Ria volunteers and supervises at a weekly program of SAORI weaving at the Hope’s and Heroes... Read More →
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Jennifer Murphy, ATR-BC, LMHC

| Jennifer Murphy, ATR-BC, LMHC, graduated from Lesley University’s expressive therapy program with a focus in art therapy. She has worked with several populations including adolescents with traumatic brain injury, homeless adults, and adults who experience mental illness. Currently, Jennifer is the art therapy coordinator at the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, a Department of Mental Health facility in Jamaica Plain, MA, where she runs... Read More →
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Yukako Satone

Yukako Satone has been a certified instructor of SAORI weaving for the past decade and is the founder of Loop of the Loom SAORI weaving studio in Manhattan. Prior to that, she worked as a graphic designer in Osaka and New York for 15 years. Yukako loves the people she gets to work with now, and the energy they bring to her studio.


Friday November 6, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
Loop of the Loom 227 East 87th Street (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)

10:00am

The ITT Approach to Resolving Trauma through Art & Imagery

ROOM 710

Intensive Trauma Therapy (ITT) is a brief, time-limited, outpatient treatment program for trauma survivors. Through lecture, demonstrations, group discussions, and a hands-on component, this daylong Master Class will teach participants the essential tasks of trauma therapy and PTSD treatment. Specifically, two therapeutic procedures used in the ITT program will be presented and explored: Graphic Narrative Processing, and Externalized Dialogue. Participants will be guided through the process of these two methods, and learn how the sequential use of them can be an effective form of treatment for PTSD. This workshop is recommended for those with at least one year of clinical experience, and a previous class or workshop on the topic of trauma.

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

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Linda Gantt, PhD, ATR-BC, HLM

Linda Gantt, PhD, ATR-BC, HLM, is the owner, co-founder, and CEO of Intensive Trauma Therapy, Inc. in Morgantown, West Virginia. She is an instructor at the George Washington University and at the School of Medicine at West Virginia University. Linda is a past president of the American Art Therapy Association and a licensed professional counselor and Green Cross certified traumatologist. She is the author of numerous articles, and a speaker... Read More →
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Paula Howie, ATR-BC, LPC, LCPAT, HLM

Paula Howie, ATR-BC, LPC, LCPAT, HLM, is past president of AATA, and worked with traumatized service members at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for 25 years. She has authored several chapters on using art with trauma and continues to work with trauma victims in her private practice in DC. Paula completed the yearlong training in intensive trauma therapy at ITT in Morgantown, WV and then consulted with ITT. She teaches in the art therapy... Read More →
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Hugh Marr, PhD

Hugh Marr, PhD, is a clinical psychologist. Before entering private practice, he worked in all phases of community mental health, including directing a partial hospitalization program. Hugh completed the yearlong training in intensive trauma therapy at ITT in Morgantown, WV; he then consulted with ITT. Hugh also studied imagery and trauma with Mark Lawrence (Center for Healing Imagery) for six years. He has co-authored the book What Story... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

10:00am

Therapeutic Hand Papermaking with Vulnerable Populations

SOLD OUT

For centuries, cloth, garments, and natural plant fibers have been made into paper by hand. The dynamic process of this traditional art form takes the artist through cycles of deconstruction and reconstruction while providing a safe container for therapeutic experiences to unfold. Hand papermaking with emotionally charged materials like hospital gowns, “skinny jeans,” and army fatigues can facilitate emotional healing for individuals and communities alike. Back by popular demand for the third year, this Master Class will be hosted at one of the most prestigious papering studios in the country, Dieu Donné. Participants will learn about the history of hand papermaking, gain experiential understanding of this therapeutic process, and leave with practical tools for incorporating this ancient art form into modern day clinical practice. Participants can expect to dip their hands into the papermaking process and explore techniques for creating and activating paper. The presenters will share how this modality can be adapted to a variety of populations including adult veterans of war, inpatient adolescents with depression, anxiety, and eating disorders, and at the bedside with medically hospitalized patients. In hand papermaking, each sheet of paper has a story to tell.

Please Note: There is a $20 materials fee for this session. Wear comfortable clothing that you won’t mind getting a little wet. Closed-toed shoes with good traction (rubbers or light rain boots, particularly) are recommended since floors get wet during the course of the papermaking process.

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


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Amy Bucciarelli, MS, ATR-BC, LMHC

Art Therapist and Lecturer, UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine
Amy Bucciarelli, MS, ATR-BC, LMHC, is a board certified art therapist and licensed mental health counselor. Amy does clinical work for UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine and University of Florida Pediatrics in Gainesville, FL. She is a faculty member for the UF Center for Arts in Medicine and the UF Innovation Academy. | | Amy received her MS in art therapy from Florida State University. She utilizes her educational experience to explore... Read More →
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Genevieve S. Camp, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, RYT

Program Coordinator, UF Health Eating Disorder Recovery Center
Genevieve S. Camp, MA, ATR-BC, LMHC, RYT is the program coordinator at the Eating Disorder Recovery Center in Gainesville, FL. She holds a master's in art therapy from The George Washington University. Genevieve first discovered her love of paper and book arts in 2001 while studying art in Italy, which led to concentrated study in printmaking. Her interests include using art and yoga to promote mind-body healing and exploring the use of hand... Read More →
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Amy Richard, BFA

Amy Richard, BFA, is currently pursuing an MFA at the University of Iowa, Center for the Book, where she is focusing on the history and technique of hand papermaking, spiritual traditions associated with paper, as well as healing aspects of the process itself. Prior to her studies at the Center for the Book, Richard served as a science writer and editor, production designer, and education coordinator for 17 years at the University of... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
Dieu Donne 315 West 36th Street (near 8th Avenue)

10:00am

Voice Movement Therapy: An Introductory Master Class

They say language began as song. Throughout centuries and across cultures, song has been used to express joy, hope, grief, fears, and that which is unbearable to contain.  This introductory Master Class will combine therapeutic principles with breath, movement, imagery, and improvisation, to demonstrate how engaging the body and voice through song can liberate the self beyond ordinary words and language. Through the power of song, participants will be guided through a process of self-discovery and empowerment, and learn to harness the voice that resides within. Our voice is at once our unique signature—conveying emotional states, words and thoughts—it is also the mystery that emanates from within us. Come experience the richness of this most ancient communication tool and learn how it can used in the clinical setting with people of all ages and abilities. No experience necessary; if you have a voice, you can sing.

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


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Anne Brownell, MA, VMTR

| Anne Brownell, MA, VMTR, is director of the Norma G. Canner Foundation, where she teaches and supervises on the Foundation training in voice movement therapy. She has consulted in schools for children experiencing developmental and language delays and worked in early intervention programs, supervised graduate students of dance therapy on the therapeutic use of the voice, and conducted music/movement groups for people who’ve... Read More →
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Christine Isherwood, BA Hons UK, Dip Assert Tr, VMT-R

| Christine Isherwood, BA Hons UK, Dip Assert Tr, VMT-R, is director of the voice movement therapy training, “Singing the Psyche,” and has taught trainings in Europe and the USA. She works with individual clients, teaches workshops internationally, and supervises VMT students and practitioners. Christine previously worked with homeless people, and as a mental health counselor, group facilitator, and trainer. She has written and... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
Balance Arts Center 34 West 28th Street, 3rd floor (between Broadway and 6th Avenue)

10:00am

Yoga & Art Therapy: Integration Deepened through Intention

Art therapy and yoga are two disciplines that naturally complement each other, not only for their various common attributes, but also in that they share the same ultimate goal: generating healing and positive change. In this daylong Master Class, participants will learn about the practice of Intention Centered Yoga and Art, a therapeutic method developed by the presenter that combines yoga with art therapy. Following an introductory lecture on the basic principles of this method, there will be an experiential exercise where participants will work in groups, and use the concepts learned to respond to a hypothetical clinical concern. No previous yoga experience is necessary.

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


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Karen Gibbons, ATR-BC, PYT, LCAT

Karen Gibbons, ATR-BC, PYT, LCAT, is a board-certified and NY state licensed art therapist as well as a registered yoga instructor, and soon to be a certified yoga therapist. She is the founder of Yoga and Art NYC. Karen works with individuals and groups combining yoga and art therapy. She has presented at national conferences and has published in the Journal of the American Art Therapy Association. Karen completed the Integrative Yoga... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
Balance Arts Center 34 West 28th Street, 3rd floor (between Broadway and 6th Avenue)

10:00am

StoryPlay® Therapy: Multi-sensory Transformational Play Therapy for All Ages

STARR

Story after story, we hear about extraordinary people transcending traumatic events. This daylong Master Class will introduce StoryPlay®, an internationally recognized model of play therapy that offers a restorative approach to reawakening the inner “resiliency pathways” inherent in all people. This resiliency-based, indirective model weaves together elements of story, metaphor, creativity, and expressive arts to form a unique and proven method to effect positive change, healing, and problem-solving for those who have experienced trauma and/or grief. With its theoretical foundations rooted in the principles of Dr. Milton H. Erickson, indigenous wisdom teachings, and concepts of cultural diversity, this multi-sensory healing method is applicable to working in therapy with all ages and a wide variety of populations.

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

This session also eligible for APT credits


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Joyce C. Mills, PhD, LMFT, RPT-S

Joyce C. Mills, PhD, LMFT, RPT-S, is the founder of StoryPlay® Global, a play therapist, and the author of eight books. StoryPlay®, a new Ericksonian indirective model of play therapy, helps children, adults, families, and communities heal from trauma and disaster. She has a private practice and is director of The StoryPlay® Center in Scottsdale, AZ, co-director of the Phoenix Institute of Ericksonian Therapy, and adjunct... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
University Center: The New School 63 Fifth Avenue (corner of Fifth Avenue and 14th Street)

10:00am

From Residential Placement to Community Youth Programs: New Opportunities for Expressive Therapists
This Master Class will focus on incarcerated NYC youth in juvenile justice placement under the NYS Close to Home initiative. Following an overview of this newly developed system of care, the panel will present the development and integration of expressive therapies — specifically, music, performing arts, and art therapy — as key components for the engagement and treatment of the youth, staff, and families. Case examples and experientials will demonstrate how clinicians capitalized on the engagement power of expressive arts to enhance more traditional forms of treatment that include motivational interviewing, DBT, family therapy, and performance. The class will discuss the importance of using Licensed Creative Arts Therapists not only for providing treatment, but also for integrating teaching artists and other outside community resources into treatment and discharge planning, as well as recognizing the multiple therapeutic windows opened by expressive therapies.

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

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Orly Bendavid, MA, MT-BC, LCAT

Orly Bendavid, MA, MT-BC, LCAT is the Clinical Coordinator of Creative Arts Therapy at Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services in NY. She received her master’s degree in Music Therapy from New York University. Orly went on to complete advanced training in Vocal Psychotherapy with Dr. Diane Austin, as well as Level One training at The Nordoff Robbins Center for Music Therapy. Orly has experience working in juvenile justice, end of... Read More →
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Lisa Hope, LCAT, ATR-BC, CASAC, CRPA

Lisa Hope, LCAT, ATR-BC, CASAC, CRPA, is an educator, advocate, creative therapist, substance abuse counselor, and recovery coach. Her clinical roles include many, such as working with incarcerated youth, inpatient adolescents, and managing a private practice. Lisa's educational roles include assistant dean at Westchester CASAC training program, recovery coach trainer, and supervisor for graduates seeking to obtain licensing. Her most... Read More →
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Victoria Mierlak, MT-BC, LCAT

Victoria Mierlak, MT-BC, LCAT, received her master’s in music therapy from NYU and went on to complete her advanced training in vocal psychotherapy with Diane Austin. She has worked in the field since 2006 with various populations including adolescents and children in the inpatient setting as well as adults diagnosed with mental illness and substance abuse disorders. Victoria also co-created and developed a music therapy program for... Read More →
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Maggie M. Ritnour, LMHC, LCAT, ATR-BC

Maggie M. Ritnour, LMHC, LCAT, ATR-BC, is an art therapist and mental health counselor. She has experience using art as therapy in work with children, adolescents, and adults in hospital settings since 2000. Maggie is an advocate for people with mental illness and would like to help eradicate the stigma and discrimination associated with their struggles through education and validation. She is also a certified Irish dance teacher and... Read More →
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John Shaw, PhD

John Shaw, PhD, is currently the Director of Residential Mental Health Services at Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services, overseeing 15 staff providing services to over 90 adolescents age 12-21 in care in hard-to-place group homes, non-secure, and limited secure placement facilities. In addition to supervising and developing behavioral health and psychiatry services, he co-created and expanded Creative Arts and Creative Arts... Read More →
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Earl Skinner

Earl Skinner has been a central part of The Point's Youth Development program since he began in 2002. He was promoted to be the youth programs coordinator in 2005. In 2010, Earl brought Beats, Rhymes, and Life, a west coast hip-hop therapy intervention, to the South Bronx. In 2011 he secured volunteer clinical support to make The Point a practicum site for social work interns, and has served as the task supervisor since 2011.


Friday November 6, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
The Point 940 Garrison Avenue, Bronx, NY

6:00pm

TOUR: Evening at the Rubin Museum
SOLD OUT

BECOMING ANOTHER: THE POWER OF MASKS

Join us at The Rubin Museum of Art, the premier museum of Himalayan art in the Western world. The museum’s collection contains more than 2,000 works including paintings, sculptures, textiles, ritual objects, and prints spanning a period from the second to the twentieth century. We'll gather in the K2 Lounge at 6:00 pm sharp for a "lite bite" followed by a 1-hour guided museum tour created just for us. We'll see work from the current show as well as highlights from the renowned permanent collection.

Becoming Another
illuminates the common threads and distinct differences in mask traditions from Northern India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, Mongolia, Siberia, Japan, and the North-West Coast tribes of North America. Featuring masks used in shamanistic practices, communal rituals, and theatrical performances, this exhibition speaks to the human impulse to transform one’s identity.

Evening Events Not Included with Summit Registration

$15 ticket required; available via online registration. Strictly limited to 20.

Please Note: This tour is not eligible for continuing education credits.

Friday November 6, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Rubin Museum of Art 150 W 17th St, near 7th Avenue

6:30pm

LIVE FROM LANG! Grace Street • Rising from the Ashes
AN EVENING OF MUSIC, FOOD &
ARTS-BASED RESEARCH
PERFORMANCE

GRACE STREET
Results from the study Grace Street 
Diane Austin DA, ACMT, LCAT

Performance Credits
Diane Austin, DA, ACMT, LCAT: Writer and composer
Director of the Music Psychotherapy Center in New York City
Adjunct Associate Professor, New York University

John Mahoney, PhD., LCAT, MT-BC: Music Director
Director of Music Therapy, State University of New York, New Paltz

CAST
Alyssa R. Courter: Katie
Jeff Starace: Peter
Kristin Ryan: Hannah
Nick DeFeo: Willy

Rising from the Ashes
Created and Performed by Michael Viega, PhD, LCAT, MT-BC
Assistant Professor Music Therapy, State University of New York at New Paltz

These two performances represent the results of two arts-based research studies conducted in music therapy. Arts-based research is the reflective and systematic use of artistic process to investigate and address complex social phenomenon and interactions. Audience members will play a vital role evaluating the clinical usefulness of these performances, and will have the opportunity to interact with the researchers about the social issues addressed.

Participatory Prelude  

Led by Jon Samson, MT-BC

To get us “warmed up” for the evening, music therapist Jon Samson will facilitate a brief CoCreative music interaction involving gutsy rhythms and heartfelt melodies. Using just our voices, we’ll take a quick and humorous journey through various vocal archetypes, making connections along the way. Prepare to engage an aspect of yourself that's often eclipsed by daily responsibilities and social constraints!Tickets $25 online ($35 at door) includes reception with lite fare.

Eligible for 1.5 Credit Hours: ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS


Friday November 6, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Lang Center - The New School Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th Street, NY, NY 10011
 
Saturday, November 7
 

9:00am

Self-Supervision through the Journal
ROOM 701

Self-supervision offers therapists another way of developing a reflective practice and deepening their work with clients as well as with themselves. Journal writing can offer a useful method of self-supervision, and can be combined with other supervision arrangements a therapist may have. A supervision journal is a place to reflect on one’s own practice, consolidate learning from clients or supervisees, identify blind spots and countertransference issues, and provide professional self-support. This experiential workshop will take a look at how classic journal writing techniques can be employed in the service of one’s professional development and self-support. There will be ample opportunity for discussion and sharing of ideas. Let us give to ourselves what we offer to others.

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

Faculty
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Kate Thompson, MA, CJT

Kate Thompson, MA, CJT, is an existential psychotherapist, teacher and writer. A lifelong journal writer, it was natural to her to integrate writing into psychotherapy for the benefit of clients and colleagues. Kate pioneered the use of journal writing in individual counseling and for self-supervision in the UK and has written widely on the subject. Her publications include: Therapeutic Journal Writing: An Introduction for Professionals... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

9:00am

Music Therapy as Procedural Support with Pediatric Patients

ROOM 809

Adverse psychological implications have been well-documented in cases of childhood hospitalizations. Psychological distress may include: separation from family members and/or friends, loss of privacy and sense of control, and fear of painful or invasive procedures. The majority of the published research on procedural support involves doctors and nurses implementing music as a form of distraction to decrease patient anxiety level or sense of fear. However, music therapy has the potential to move beyond mere “distraction.” This presentation will explore further potentials of music therapy as procedural support for pediatric patients, as perceived by a music-centered therapist and a music psychotherapist entering the medical setting. Music therapy interventions that place emphasis on engaging children, and allowing them to become more collaborative in their therapeutic processes, will be examined and clarified. In addition, the dynamics of collaboration between child life specialists and music therapists will be discussed.

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

Faculty
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Gabriela Ortiz, MS, MT-BC, LCAT

Gabriela Ortiz, MS, MT-BC, LCAT, is a Nordoff-Robbins trained music therapist focusing in work with children to young adults across various populations. She is the creative arts therapy coordinator and researcher at Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai, where she works in the pediatric emergency department and inpatient units. Gabriela is also coordinator and clinician at MarbleJam Kids, Inc, where she provides individual and... Read More →
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Angel Park, MS, MT-BC, LCAT

Angel Park, MS, MT-BC, LCAT, works as a music therapist in pediatric/adolescent settings at Bellevue Hospital. She is a creative arts therapist at MarbleJam Kids, where she collaborates with art and drama psychotherapists in providing creative art therapies for children/adolescents diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders. Angel has worked with adults residing on inpatient psychiatric units, where she has supervised undergraduate music... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

9:00am

Sexual Offenders in Art Therapy: Dynamic Risk Factors

ROOM 715

This paper presentation will provide an overview of the applications of art therapy in the sex offender population, and how it is implemented at a psychiatric-forensic facility with civilly committed sex offenders. The presenter will discuss how art therapy is utilized in the group setting to address dynamic risk factors such as dysfunctional self-evaluation, callousness, belief in the deceitfulness of women, and a lack of emotionally intimate relationships with adults. Instruments such as the Interpersonal Reactivity Index, Hostility Towards Women Scale, and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale will be introduced, as well as examples of art therapy directives used in the treatment of this population. Patient artwork and self-reports will be shown to illustrate how these directives are implemented, which will lead to a discussion on their impact, limitations, and applications with other forensic populations.

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


Faculty
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Marian Husted, MScAT

Marian Husted, MScAT, received her master's in art therapy from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2006. She worked in hospice care for all ages at Marie Curie Hospice and the Royal Edinburgh Psychiatric Hospital with anorexic youth. Marian also worked with inner-city African-American youth at Riverside Psychiatric Hospital in Washington, DC. She has been working since 2007 as a supervising rehabilitation therapist at... Read More →
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Amy Pfenning, MPS, ATR

| Amy Pfenning, MPS, ATR, earned her master's in art therapy from Pratt Institute in 1999. She works at Coalinga State Hospital, a California treatment facility for sex offenders known as sexually violent predators. Amy has worked at the hospital since 2005 where she manages the hospital's Art Center, and provides art therapy supervision. She has presented at various conferences including the American Art Therapy Association conference... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

9:00am

Ecopsychology in Clinical Practice: Nature as Co-Therapist in Play Therapy

ROOM 705

Many children today are absorbed — mind, body, and spirit — in a world of video games, internet, Instagram, and other technological diversions, leading to an ever-increasing disconnect from the natural world. Medical and mental health professionals are exploring the possibility that some diagnostic behavioral disorders may very well be, in part, a consequence of this disconnect. A phenomenon, coined by journalist Richard Louv as the Nature Deficit Disorder, speaks to the detrimental effects of decreased access to the world of nature. This workshop will address these issues through the exploration of play therapy modalities that incorporate a natural element. Participants will explore how the use of natural objects such as shells, gemstones, rocks, botanicals, and sand, can be used therapeutically to tap into deeper metaphors, while also connecting to sensory experiences in the world around us. Play therapy modalities, such as StoryPlay®, that bridge nature with storytelling, will be featured. Please bring your favorite natural object to share!Appropriate for populations of all ages and abilities.

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

This session also eligible for APT credits


Faculty
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Janet A. Courtney, PhD, LCSW

Janet A. Courtney, PhD, LCSW, is founder of FirstPlay™ Therapy, a Reiki master, a registered play therapy supervisor, a FirstPlay™ infant massage instructor, a StoryPlay® facilitator and an adjunct professor at Barry University School of Social Work. Her new method of FirstPlay™ Kinesthetic Storytelling® demonstrated in her children's book, The Magic Rainbow Hug, is also elaborated in her TEDx Talk, "The Curative... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

9:00am

Collaborative Art & Drama Therapies for Severe, Chronic Mental Illness
ROOM 714

DR'ART is a group process resulting from the clinical collaboration between a drama therapist and an art therapist. This 90-minute workshop will report on the value of DR’ART’s interdisciplinary creative art therapy directives in a Brooklyn city hospital’s Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP). Participants will hear about the collaborative process at PHP, and will re-enact a DR’ART technique to gain hands-on experience. The presenters will discuss their experience of working with a predominantly Caribbean population, as well as the clinical ramifications of working with severe, chronic mental illnesses. Other social factors affecting the treatment, such as homelessness, substance abuse, and trauma will also be addressed.

Faculty
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Miriam Stanley, ATR-BC, LCAT

Miriam Stanley, ATR-BC, LCAT, has worked as an art therapist for over 25 years. She has incorporated CBT techniques, as well as trauma-informed practices into her work. Miriam, as an art therapy intern, worked in supportive apartments, psychiatric residences, and intermediate care facilities in the Chassidic community of Brooklyn. She later worked as an art therapist at Kings County Hospital Center. Miriam spent 16 years working on the... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

9:00am

Couch and Chair: Seated Yoga & Psychoanalysis
ROOM 712

Yoga, like psychoanalysis, is for almost everybody—including those who prefer to remain in chairs. But what exactly is yoga therapy? How are yoga and psychoanalysis alike? This workshop begins with a discussion of different yoga positions and their psychoanalytic echoes, followed by an hour-long seated yoga session. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and provide feedback on the seated yoga experience, and together will explore the combined application of yoga therapy and psychoanalysis for various clinical populations. This presentation is suitable for both beginners and seasoned yoga practitioners.

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

Faculty
avatar for Lynn Anjali Somerstein, PhD, NCPsyA, LP, RYT

Lynn Anjali Somerstein, PhD, NCPsyA, LP, RYT

Lynn Anjali Somerstein, PhD, NCPsyA, LP, RYT, is a psychoanalyst, yoga therapist, and stress management specialist. She also teaches restorative yoga at the Integral Yoga Institute. Lynn is the author of numerous articles about yoga, anxiety, attachment issues, and psychotherapy. She is grateful to her many teachers at the Integral Yoga Institute and NPAP for her extensive and deep training in both yoga and psychoanalysis.


Saturday November 7, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

9:00am

KeepSAFE: Creating a Suicide Alert Community

ROOM 711

The impact of suicide is not self-contained; it affects families, friends, and entire communities. Therefore, it is the task of everyone to work together to become an informed “suicide alert community.” In this 90-minute workshop, participants will be introduced to KeepSAFE, a group intervention program designed to change the culture of silence and stigma that often surrounds this sensitive topic. KeepSAFE is an interactive curriculum of psychoeducation, experiential exercises, journaling, and homework, delivered over a 4-week period. The presenters will discuss the theoretical and practical foundations of this promising new program, and present the results from its initial pilot study. In the experiential component, participants will engage in an art activity called SHIELD (“Show How I Enjoy Living Daily”), a core component of the KeepSAFE program.

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


Faculty
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Robert Memory, CRPA

Robert Memory, CRPA, was homeless for four years and is recovering from addiction. As a peer practitioner, he supports and advocates for participants from his lived experience perspective, so they too can overcome the difficulties they face and start on the path to recovery. Robert presented at the NYU Silver School of Social Work Conference in 2013 and at the New York City Working Peer Specialist Conference in 2014. He also participated in... Read More →
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Ellen Stoller, ATR-BC, LCAT

Ellen Stoller, ATR-BC, LCAT, became an art therapist in 1979 and has spent over 35 years at FEGS Health & Human Services in a variety of roles, including direct service, supervision, program development, and training. Most recently, she has overseen the agency-wide Suicide Prevention Initiative. Ellen headed the FEGS behavioral health response to the outpouring of community needs after 9/11. She brought creative arts interventions to... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

9:30am

A Palette of Family Play Therapy Approaches

ROOM 808

This session will feature a case study to demonstrate a combination of Family Play Therapy approaches used in working with a family with two adopted sons; one being extroverted and high energy, and the other, quiet and often dissociative. Three methods will be highlighted: Filial Therapy, Relational Sandtray, and Somatic Experiencing. Filial Therapy is an evidence-based model focusing on attachment and parenting skills in which the parent becomes the direct agent of change. Relational Sandtray involves the parent-child dyad and combines the dynamic world of sand scenes, storytelling, and video. Somatic Experiencing concentrates on the effect of trauma on the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) and on interventions that promote healing by increasing regulation of the ANS. Videos of Filial Therapy and Sandtray sessions will be shown, and activities that safely expand the “Window of Tolerance” (the dance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems) will be demonstrated and practiced.

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

This session also eligible for APT credits


Faculty
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Karen Pernet, LCSW, RPT-S

| Karen Pernet, LCSW, RPT-S, has a private practice in Oakland, CA. She has been practicing for over 25 years and provides psychotherapy, play therapy, and sand tray therapy to people of all ages. Karen also offers clinical consultation and supervision. She is an international trainer of filial therapy and was a co-recipient of a grant in which she and a colleague developed and ran the Filial Parenting program, geared to inner-city... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 9:30am - 12:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

9:30am

Dancing Mindfulness: A Creative Path to Meditation, Healing & Transformation

ROOM 803

Dancing Mindfulness is a practice that cultivates mindfulness using the channels of breath, sound, body, mind, spirit, and story, and fusing them into a fun, supportive container for self-exploration. Not “dance therapy,” per se, Dancing Mindfulness is a therapeutic community practice developed within a trauma-informed clinical context. In this workshop, participants will have the chance to experience the Dancing Mindfulness practice, learn about its clinical and cultural foundations, and discuss its implications for community-level wellness and healing. Initial phenomenological research findings will be presented, along with the speaker’s own experiences of bringing Dancing Mindfulness into the recovery and wellness communities.

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

Faculty
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Jamie Marich, PhD, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS

Jamie Marich, PhD, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, is a dancer, musician, writer, and clinical counselor. She speaks on topics related to EMDR, trauma, addiction, and mindfulness while maintaining a private practice. Jamie developed the dancing mindfulness practice. She is the author of EMDR Made Simple: Four Approaches for Using EMDR with Every Client, Trauma and the Twelve Steps: A Complete Guide for Recovery Enhancement, and Trauma Made Simple... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 9:30am - 12:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

9:30am

Engage & Inspire People with Dementia through Dance and Expressive Movement

ROOM 802

Despite their often inert or lethargic state (especially in institutions), people with significant dementia can be quite capable of moving energetically. However, lacking the ability to initiate, they become dependent on caregivers to provide sufficient sensory stimulation, and end up moving very little. This 3-hour workshop will present ways to structure dance and expressive movement groups to meet the needs and abilities of individuals with dementia. Based on the teachings of dance therapy pioneer, Norma Canner, this workshop will demonstrate techniques that focus on building strengths and elicit self-expression, liveliness, increased socialization, and self-esteem. Participants will learn how to create a safe, compassionate, playful, and therapeutic space for everyone to get moving and have lots of fun.

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


Faculty
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Donna Newman-Bluestein, MEd, BC-DMT, CMA, LMHC

| | Donna Newman-Bluestein, MEd, BC-DMT, CMA, LMHC, is a dancer, dance/movement therapist, educator, trainer, international presenter, and originator of the Octaband, a sensory prop to stimulate connection through movement. Since 1978 she has worked with people of all ages with mental illness, chronic pain, coronary artery disease, and dementia to improve health and wellness. Donna is a senior lecturer for Lesley University and... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 9:30am - 12:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

9:30am

Facilitating Shame Reduction with Action Methods for Intensive Group Therapy

ROOM 704

The process of group therapy can be deepened through the use of psychodrama that is based on personality and group dynamics. In this 3-hour workshop, participants will be a part of an experiential group process whereby action methods will be used to facilitate emotional healing and understanding, with a focus on shame reduction. The role of the therapist will explored along with the relational dynamics within the group setting. Through this process, participants will experience the “working through” of hurt, pain, and shame, and cultivate new behaviors that can aid their therapeutic practice.

NOTE: Attendees are strongly recommended to be psychologically prepared for personal exploration and discovery in this workshop.

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


Faculty
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Rick Tivers, MSW, LCSW,

Rick Tivers, MSW, LCSW, is a certified group psychotherapist. He has a private practice in Evanston, IL, focusing on individual, couples, families, and intensive groups. Rick is adjunct faculty in the business psychology department at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where he has taught Process of Group Therapy, Humanistic Psychotherapy, and Diversity in Clinical Settings, among other topics. He has also provided... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 9:30am - 12:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

9:30am

Psychodrama & Sociometry 101: Basics for Creative Arts Therapists and Colleagues
ROOM 810

Psychodrama and sociometry provide an excellent structure for working with a variety of clients, and can be used in conjunction with any of the creative arts, as well as in most any other type of traditional "talk" therapy. This workshop is designed to illustrate the richness of psychodrama and provide participants with the basic theories and techniques for incorporating psychodrama into their clinical work. In addition, participants will be introduced to several sociometric tools that are often used as warm-up exercises for group work in psychodrama sessions. This workshop will cover various psychodramatic techniques including doubling and role reversal, as well as sociometric tools such as the spectrogram and social atoms. No previous psychodrama experience necessary.

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


Faculty
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Nan Nally-Seif, TEP, LCSW, DCSW

Nan Nally-Seif, TEP, LCSW, DCSW, is co-director of the Psychodrama Training Institute (a division of the Sociometric Institute), NYC, and has been a practicing psychotherapist for 35 years. As a Trainer, Educator and Practitioner (TEP) in psychodrama, sociometry, and group psychotherapy, she facilitates personal growth and training groups as well as intensives in psychodrama. Nan works with individuals, couples, and groups, focusing on... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 9:30am - 12:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

9:30am

Self-Exploration through SoulCollage©
ROOM 702

SOLD OUT

Immerse yourself for 3 hours in this workshop that features the soul-satisfying process of SoulCollage®, in which you create your personal deck of collaged cards. Step inside the images that call to you, and realize how simple—yet profound—this process can be in helping provide guidance, self-exploration, and understanding for your clients and you. You will begin to learn how you can consult your cards by doing readings alone or in small groups. We will also explore the power of SoulCollage® to foster transformative creative community. Suitable for work with a wide variety of clients and settings.

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


Faculty
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Lori Chaikin, PsyD, LMFT, ATR

Lori Chaikin, PsyD, LMFT, ATR, is a licensed marriage and family therapist and art therapist and holds master's degrees in spiritual psychology and consciousness health and healing. She is an EMDR facilitator and certified in SoulCollage. Lori has worked with women who've been raped in the military, as well as adolescents, both at-risk and in the public school system. She has a private practice in Los Angeles and does experiential... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 9:30am - 12:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

9:30am

Switching to Mindfulness: Sensorimotor, DBT & Structural Dissociation Techniques
ROOM 710

Mindfulness is not only a state of mind, but a practice that can be nurtured to raise self-awareness and deepen one’s attunement to the present moment. Both the Structural Dissociation Model (SDT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) endorse an active relationship with the practice of mindfulness to help find balance in emotions and relationships. Sensorimotor skill-building methods also employ mindfulness practices to track and distinguish physical sensations from trauma-based emotions. When integrated with SDT, DBT, and sensorimotor skill-building, expressive art practices can teach clients to embody somatic and cognitive experiences more effectively. Through case presentations and experiential demonstrations, this workshop will discuss the integration of these various models and methods, and explore the reciprocal and synergistic relationship between mindfulness and expressive art practices.

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

Faculty
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Elaine Cowen, PsyD, LMFT, APN

Elaine Cowen, PsyD, LMFT, APN, is a licensed psychologist, family therapist, and an advanced practice nurse whose work focuses on providing effective trauma treatment in underserved populations. She has been instrumental in the development of a skills-based trauma program, incorporating DBT, sensorimotor psychotherapy, and structural dissociation. Elaine is currently an assistant clinical instructor at the University of Pennsylvania School... Read More →
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Mindy Jacobson-Levy, MCAT, ATR-BC, LPC, DVATA HLM

Mindy Jacobson-Levy, MCAT, ATR-BC, LPC, DVATA HLM, DVATA HLM, is a board certified, registered art psychotherapist, and licensed professional counselor specializing in eating disorders, body image, and trauma. She has maintained a private practice in PA and NJ since 1980, and has numerous publications including Finding Your Voice through Creativity: The Art and Journaling Workbook for Disordered Eating, and Guidelines for Treating Dissociative... Read More →
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Molly Weigel, PhD, CGT, LCSW

Molly Weigel, PhD, CGT, LCSW, is a certified Gestalt therapist and poet. She currently works as an outpatient therapist at Greater Trenton Behavioral Healthcare, where she has led and co-led integrative, experiential trauma groups. Molly is a poet and translator with numerous journal publications and two books of translation. She has presented work at a variety of venues, including St. Mark's Poetry Project and Poets House, and led... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 9:30am - 12:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

9:30am

The Power of Color and its Symbolism in Art

ROOM 801

The Russian painter, Wassily Kandinsky, once said, “Color is a power which directly influences the soul. The artist is the hand which plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.” This workshop will introduce a system of working with color and color meanings that participants can apply directly into their clinical practice. Various color systems, as well as the presenter’s ongoing research with color associations will be examined, and color palettes associated with illness, trauma, injury, and healing will be presented. There will also be an experiential art exercise in which participants will explore how color works as the “language of affect” in art and imagery.

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


Faculty
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Claudia Bader, MPS, ATR-BC, NCPsyA, LP, LCAT

Claudia Bader, MPS, ATR-BC, NCPsyA, LP, LCAT, teaches art diagnosis at Pratt, SVA, and the New School. A licensed psychoanalyst who has been in private practice since 1985, she graduated from the Institute for Expressive Analysis and served as Director of Education ('97-'02) and as Executive Director ('02-'08). Claudia has written articles and taught workshops and seminars exploring psychoanalysis, astrology, alchemy, masks, and mandalas... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 9:30am - 12:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

9:30am

Arts-based Applications of Jungian Psychology: Creative Pathways to Individuation
ROOM 204/5

Session Sold Out — Wait List Initiated

Archetypal psychology features a core belief that human beings are in a continuous process of development. This ongoing creative cycle is greatly enhanced by the discovery of symbolic archetypes that speak to common human experiences. As Carl Jung once wrote, “It is only possible to live the fullest life when we are in harmony with these symbols; wisdom is a return to them.” Creative and expressive processes, when viewed through an archetypal framework, invites us to identify patterns that connect our personal experiences to the universal human condition. This workshop will provide an overview of Jung’s theoretical framework of the psyche’s content and structure; this will form the foundation for exploring psychological processes through the lens of archetypes, symbols, imaginal principles, and the Hero’s Journey. These theoretical considerations will be coupled with a presentation of art therapy strategies to develop creative pathways to individuation that are applicable to diverse clinical and non-clinical settings for use by clinicians of all persuasions.

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


Faculty
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Jordan S. Potash, PhD, ATR-BC, REAT, LCAT

| Jordan S. Potash, PhD, ATR-BC, REAT, LCAT, is visiting assistant professor in art therapy at The George Washington University and honorary lecturer at the Centre on Behavioral Health, University of Hong Kong. He has taught Jungian, archetypal, and imaginal psychology, and expressive arts therapy in the U.S., Hong Kong, and Israel. Jordan is published in the International Journal of Jungian Studies and co-edited Art Therapy in Asia: To the... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 9:30am - 5:00pm
Hirshon Suite - The New School Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)

9:30am

Listening to Clay's Heartbeat: Rhyne & Hillman, Material & Metaphor
BARNEY BUILDING

SOLD OUT

"Often the hands know how to solve a riddle with which the intellect has wrestled in vain." — C. G. Jung
 

During this day in the ceramics studio, we will explore the unparalleled benefits of working with clay in counseling and psychotherapy. Kagin and Lusebrink's Expressive Therapies Continuum (ETC) and Kagin's Media Dimension Variables (MDV) confirm that clay is a material that engages all stages of the creative process and embodies all treatment possibilities. In working with clay in therapy, pioneer art therapist Janie Rhyne taught us to listen to, not analyze, the form. She taught us to focus, guiding us through a process of describing toward an understanding of the dialogue between clay and hands — between creation and Self. In this daylong master class, we will examine clay from all angles as a vehicle for healing. Through case example, hands-on discovery, clinical theory, and writing, we will learn to expand the metaphors that arise when we pay close attention. Only then can we employ the gadgets of archetypal therapy, as described by Hillman and Berry, to deepen metaphorical listening. In working with our clients, we can offer this process, encouraging them to trust the image, listen for—and to—metaphor, and be in direct touch with the shape of healing through their eyes, hands, and hearts.

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


Faculty
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Josie Abbenante, ATR-BC, LPAT

Josie Abbenante, ATR-BC, LPAT, has taught and practiced art therapy for over 30 years. She added the practice of sandplay to her work 16 years ago. Josie directed art therapy programs at the University of New Mexico and Seton Hill College. She has taught at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Naropa University, Vermont College, and Mount Mary College. In recent years, she was the coordinator and taught in the summer graduate creative arts... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 9:30am - 5:00pm
New York University Barney Building — 34 Stuyvesant St. (between E. 9th and E. 10th Streets)

9:30am

Using Masks in Treatment: Multimodal Approaches to Disguising & Disclosing Self
SOLD OUT

The drama and power of masks arise from the calibration of the mask and the wearer behind it. Mask making is a powerful expressive arts therapy tool that can be used to support individuals in strengthening their identity and exploring hidden parts of the self. Therapeutic work with masks can also be utilized to examine the role of the “spectator”: the witness who observes the shifts and changes of the mask-wearer. In this workshop, participants will learn about the clinical applications of mask making with diverse patient populations, and explore how action methods from psychodrama, movement, and storytelling can be employed to enhance its healing potential. When we work with masks, we may ask, “What is it that’s kept inside and hidden?” This 3-hour workshop will examine the meaning of this question, among many others.

Mask-making in Clinical Practice and Arts-based Research: Hidden & Revealed
Yehudit Silverman, R-DMT, RDT (Canada)
Carlos J. Rodriguez Perez, MA, RDT-BCT, LCAT (Canada)


In this 3-hour workshop, we will explore the use of mask-making in clinical practice, arts-based research, and as a creative reflective process. The presentation and discussion will focus on how the process of mask-making can illuminate hidden aspects of the self, how masks can function as both subject (when worn) and object (when taken off), and how they can be used as a means of both covering and uncovering personal and collective material. There will be a slide show presentation of the various masks created by the presenters, patients, and clients in therapeutic and community settings. Come learn how to incorporate mask-making more meaningfully into your practice!

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

Faculty
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Jennie Kristel, MA, REAT, APTT, RMT

 Jennie Kristel, MA, REAT, APTT, RMT, is an expressive therapist in private practice (www.journeyworks.com). She is an adjunct professor, registered Reiki master, and an accredited Playback Theatre trainer. Jennie has worked as an instructor for VSAVT in their CanDo program since 2007, teaching Playback Theatre and art to adults with disabilities. She is also an international trainer having worked in Southeast Asia since 2003 teaching... Read More →
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Carlos J. Rodriguez Perez

| Carlos J. Rodriguez Perez is currently the Director of the Rehabilitation Service Department at Bronx Psychiatric Center in New York. He is also President elect for the National Association for Drama Therapy. After finishing his undergraduate program in physical theater at the University of Puerto Rico, he proceeded to a Masters Program at NYU to acquire a degree in Drama Therapy. He has worked as a Drama Therapist at the Bronx... Read More →
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Sangeeta Prasad, ATR-BC

Sangeeta Prasad, ATR-BC, has a BFA from Stella Maris College (Chennai, India), and a MA in art therapy from The George Washington University. She has over 25 years of experience working with children/adults with serious mental illnesses and other disabilities. Sangeeta works with nonprofits in the U.S. and India, while continuing private practice and supervision. Sangeeta has presented at the American Art Therapy Association and at... Read More →
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Yehudit Silverman

Yehudit Silverman, M.A. R-DMT, RDT is the Chair of the Creative Arts Therapies Department of Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec. She is a registered Dance/Movement Therapist, Drama Therapist, and documentary filmmaker. Her film, The Story Within: myth and fairytale in therapy, based on her original therapeutic approach, screened internationally at conferences, Universities, and television. Her award winning film, The Hidden Face of Suicide... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 9:30am - 5:00pm
Lang Center - The New School Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th Street, NY, NY 10011

10:50am

Journaling Unstuck! Techniques for Enhanced Awareness & Treatment
ROOM 701

A fresh writing experience can channel new awareness. As such, journaling can be a powerful tool in promoting a healthy cycle of insight and integration. This writing workshop will consider how the process of journaling can reflect stages and issues of one’s internal development, and will explore different writing approaches and techniques that enliven the writing process to promote a parallel internal awakening. Ways that the journaling process can get bogged down, repetitive, complacent or stuck will be examined, and participants will experiment with methods that get journals moving again, as well as methods that add depth, emotion, and excitement to the journaling process. This workshop welcomes both new and experienced journalers, as well as clinicians working with people who journal.

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

Faculty
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Beth Jacobs, PhD

Beth Jacobs, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and lifetime journaler. She is an adjunct faculty member of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and secretary of the Board of the National Association for Poetry Therapy (NAPT). Beth also writes the “Journalers’ Corner” column for the NAPT Museletter. She is in private practice in Chicago and Evanston, IL and currently leads writing groups with... Read More →


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

10:50am

Art Therapy: A Theoretical Coat of Many Colors
ROOM 715

Theory is a problematic concept for clinicians, because it is often experienced as a luxury, irrelevant to daily practice. Theories can also be (mistakenly) perceived as immutable. In the art therapy literature, theory and practice are often experienced as disconnected, as if clinical knowledge does not evolve from theory. But theories are not absolute truths; they are evolving sets of ideas, and each has a different vantage on both the problem and its potential solution. The central tenet of this lecture/workshop is that theory defines the function of artmaking in the practice of art therapy. Together, we will explore how to “weave” art therapy from the colorful threads of dynamic, humanistic, mind-body, systemic, radical, and social change theories into a “fabric” of informed art therapy interventions, assessments, supervision, and research. Most importantly, we will focus on how and when to integrate these varied approaches to employ them with a client in treatment.

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


Faculty
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Ephrat Huss, PhD

Ephrat Huss, PhD, is a senior lecturer in the social work department of Ben Gurion University as well as chair of the Arts in Social Work master's specialization. She has published extensively on the use of art therapy with populations undergoing cultural transition and war, conflict negotiation, and arts as self care for social workers (30 peer-reviewed published articles). Ephrat has written three theoretical books that are coming out... Read More →


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

10:50am

Film & Video-based Therapy for Working with Traumatized and Addicted Clients

ROOM 712

While film and video have long been used in psychological practice, researchers and practitioners have only just begun to explore the benefits of film and video production as as a therapeutic tool. Based on the presenter’s recently published book, this workshop will present film and video-based therapy interventions that incorporate digital storytelling, equine-assisted therapy, sandtray, individual therapy, and process groups. Lecture and video presentations will demonstrate how this expressive medium can be used in a wide range of settings that include jails, psychiatric hospitals, and community counseling centers, and with a variety of clinical populations such as at-risk youth, trauma victims, developmentally disabled youth, and combat veterans.

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


Faculty
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Josh L. Cohen, PhD

Josh L. Cohen, PhD, received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology in 2013 from Pacifica Graduate Institute. His clinical experience has been with dual diagnosis chemical dependent populations as well as DCFS and families who were court-ordered. Within those populations Josh has worked with many different kinds of disorders within the DSM-IV-TR, most of which were suffering from trauma, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders. He... Read More →


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

10:50am

Reducing Medical Procedural Anxiety through the Arts Therapies & Yoga Nidra
ROOM 714

For the pediatric population, pre-operative anxiety is a concern for patients, parents, and medical staff alike. Since unmanaged anxiety can negatively impact current and future hospitalizations, an appropriate intervention is imperative. There is a growing body of research that suggests that creative and expressive arts therapies can significantly reduce pre-operative and procedural anxiety in adult and pediatric populations. In addition to the arts, integrative relaxation strategies such as meditation can be used to reduce short-term, pre- and post-operative anxiety. This paper session will inform participants about the use of art therapy, music therapy, and Yoga Nidra to promote anxiety reduction in patients, families, and medical staff in a pediatric surgical center.

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


Faculty
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Victoria Paytonwebber, BS, CHT

Victoria Paytonwebber, BS, CHT, is a Music Specialist and Harp Therapist at Children’s National Health System, Washington, D.C. Victoria earned her B.S. in Speech and Audiology, and incorporates the science of sound in the creation of live music and recordings for various healing and therapeutic sessions. She has completed a 130 hour Nursing Assistant and Geriatric Nursing Assistant Certification. While working at Children’s... Read More →
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Heather Stemas, MEd, ATR-BC, LCPAT

Heather Stemas, MEd, ATR-BC, LCPAT, is an art therapist at Children's National Health System in Washington, DC. She provides creative and expressive art sessions at the 300+ pediatric facility to individuals and groups. Heather has collaborated with colleagues to create multidisciplinary support groups for parents with children on the cardiac intensive care unit. She's pursued advanced training in art therapy with traumatized individuals... Read More →
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Nora E. Stinley, PhD, ATR-BC

Nora E. Stinley, PhD, ATR-BC, is an art therapy and research consultant at Children's National Health System, Washington, DC. She provides art therapy, yoga nidra, and other mindful relaxation techniques to the hospital's inpatient and outpatient medical units. In addition, Nora has also designed and implemented several randomized controlled trials examining the use of these mind-body therapies with patients experiencing acute pain.


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

10:50am

Sound and Safe: Music Psychotherapy in Trauma Recovery

ROOM 711

While accessing the depths of painful memories may be necessary in psychotherapy, establishing safety is the most critical first step in trauma work. Music is a powerful modality that can be used to support the journey into these depths; its dual ability of evoking, yet containing, an emotional memory creates a safe container for self-exploration and introspection. This paper session will outline how music can aid the process of navigating through traumatic material. Participants will be invited to actively engage in the examination and discussion of this topic. Case examples and relevant theoretical concepts will support the presentation of innovative music therapy techniques used in the treatment of trauma.

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


Faculty
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Brian Harris, MA, MT-BC, LCAT

Brian Harris, MA, MT-BC, LCAT, is a music psychotherapist in private practice in New York City. He holds a master's from New York University, where he is now an adjunct faculty member, and is completing a PhD at Lesley University. Brian is the founding director of Creative Arts Psychotherapy, which provides music psychotherapy to clients with Alzheimer's and Dementia. As the past head of the Pavarotti Music Center's music therapy department... Read More →


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

10:50am

Eco-Mandala: Integrating Art, Body Psychotherapy, and Ecopsychology

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


Faculty
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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)

10:50am

Lahad’s Six-Part Story Method: Identifying Coping Styles through Drama, Art & Narrative

ROOM 705

When conducting individual therapy with children or adults, projective storytelling techniques can enliven, deepen, and add valuable metaphors to the therapeutic work. Mooli Lahad’s Six-Part Story is a projective storytelling technique created to uncover the various coping styles of clients, and can be used in both psychotherapy assessment and treatment. This 90-minute workshop will allow participants to create their own six-part story, learn the history of the technique, and practice ways to explore stories using the "BASIC Ph" method, a coping and resiliency model that employs narrative, drama, and art techniques.

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


Faculty
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Teresa Dias, MA

Teresa Dias, MA, is a counselor at Eliot Community Human Services, where she sees at-risk children, teens, and their families. She has her master’s in drama therapy from Lesley University. Teresa has spent over 20 years performing in the U.S. and abroad, including the True Story Theatre, a playback theater in Boston, MA. She co-authored a chapter on the integration of play and drama therapy in a book by Malchiodi and Crenshaw entitled... Read More →


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

12:50pm

Medicaid’s EPSDT Benefit for Kids Under 21: The Greatest Treatment Funding Secret Ever

ROOM 701

The presenter will discuss how his BHRS in a Wraparound Cup® model of behavioral health rehabilitation services has been successful in treating children with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, and other disabling conditions that are becoming increasingly diagnosed in young people. Based on treatment outcome studies conducted by independent researchers at four educational institutions since 2007, a statistically significant association was found in children between the ages of 2 and 21 receiving this treatment model and reduction in physical aggression, safety deficits, communication and socialization deficits, and noncompliance with adult prompts. Remarkably, funding for this treatment is available in all 50 states via Medicaid — and in 33 states (including New York), regardless of family income! The speaker will discuss his 20 years of work with children in this regard, funded entirely by the EPSDT mandate of the Medicaid Act. Challenges presented by managed care, state and county governments, and private insurance carriers will be described, along with solutions that have been successfully implemented since 1996.

Eligible for 1.0 Credits: ATCB, NBCC; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing


Faculty
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Steven Kossor, MA

Steven Kossor, MA, is the founder and executive director of the Institute for Behavior Change, licensed psychologist, and certified school psychologist. He created a successful community-based treatment model for children with serious mental illness symptoms. The "Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services in a Wraparound Cup®" model Steven created can be implemented successfully in any U.S. state via Medicaid (in most states, regardless... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 12:50pm - 1:20pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

12:50pm

Adult Bullying: Play Therapy Techniques for Coping with Harassment
ROOM 714

Adult Bullying continues to be a serious issue that clients bring to counseling, and while therapists are often well-informed on the treatment of childhood and teenage bullying, many lack the information and tools for helping adults. This brief session will examine the issue from several perspectives, including organizational processes such as human resources and laws that pertain to workplace harassment. Participants will learn the basics of an effective methodology that allows the therapist and client to be creative in assessing and treating the issues of adult bullying and harassment.

Eligible for 1.0 Credit Hour: ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS
Eligible for 1.0 Clock Hour: NBCC


Faculty
avatar for Leslie Baker

Leslie Baker

Co-Director/Faculty, Ruby Hill Counseling Center & University Of Phoenix, Bay Area Campus
Working in our field is so exciting! I am inspired by the creativity and the imagination of clinicians around the world who create opportunities for healing through the arts. My recent endeavors have included a mix of art, play and technology as I have been inspired by youth and adults alike who are now navigating their worlds through technology. I look forward to learning for you and meeting you and growing! I hope you come and play at one of... Read More →
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MaryAnn Coker, MFT, NCC

MaryAnn Coker, MFT, NCC, is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a National Board Certified Counselor. She has had a private practice in Castro Valley, CA and is faculty at University of Phoenix in the College of Social Sciences. MaryAnn is an experienced supervisor for marriage and family interns. She is also a faculty advisor for the master's in counseling program, where she advises students regarding placement for traineeships... Read More →
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Mary Ruth Cross, MS, MFT, NCC, RPT-S

| Mary Ruth Cross, MS, MFT, NCC, RPT-S, is a marriage and family therapist and registered play therapist supervisor with over 20 years experience. She is the director and owner of Treehouse Counseling Services in San Ramon, CA. Mary Ruth provides play therapy training and counseling to her staff and clients. She is co-owner of Connecting to Play Therapy, a training program that helps mental health professionals attain the necessary... Read More →



Saturday November 7, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

12:50pm

Credentialing & Licensure: What Every Arts Therapist Should Know

ROOM 705

SOLD OUT

Professional credentialing is a hallmark of competency, and every creative arts therapy discipline has a professional organization and/or credentialing body that protects consumers by credentialing competent therapists. Board certification indicates that the therapist has passed a scientifically-produced examination within a nationally accredited certification program. Licensing gives the expressive therapist the legal right to practice a profession, use a specific title, and moreover, protects the public by ensuring minimum standards of competency, and holding licensees accountable for their professional practice. As licensing is subject to laws specific to each state, this lunchtime session will focus on the licensing standards in the state of New York, and is geared towards art therapy students and recent graduates. It will provide an opportunity to participate in an exchange about the credentialing process for creative arts therapies and will also explain the difference between professional credentialing and state licensure.

Eligible for 1 Credits: ATCB, NBCC; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS

Saturday November 7, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

12:50pm

SAORI: A Zen Approach to Hand Weaving

ROOM 801

SOLD OUT

SAORI is the zen art of weaving by hand that is dedicated to free expression and self-development regardless of physical or mental ability, age, sex or artistic aptitude. A SAORI weaving program has been developed at the Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant Clinic at the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York Presbyterian because illness—whether physical or psychological—can activate feelings of fear, isolation, and helplessness, not only for the affected child, but also for their siblings and parents. In this 50-minute Lunch & Learn session, we’ll illustrate the healing properties of SAORI weaving through presentation, discussion, and demonstration.

Please Note: This session is not eligible for continuing education credits.


Faculty
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Ria G. Hawks, MS, CNS, CPNP

Ria G. Hawks, MS, CNS, CPNP, is a pediatric nurse practitioner at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian Hospital and adjunct facility at Bank Street College of Education, Graduate School, in the Child Life program. Her clinical interests include integrative approaches to ease the suffering of children with cancer. Ria volunteers and supervises at a weekly program of SAORI weaving at the Hope’s and Heroes... Read More →
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Yukako Satone

Yukako Satone has been a certified instructor of SAORI weaving for the past decade and is the founder of Loop of the Loom SAORI weaving studio in Manhattan. Prior to that, she worked as a graphic designer in Osaka and New York for 15 years. Yukako loves the people she gets to work with now, and the energy they bring to her studio.


Saturday November 7, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

2:00pm

Art Therapy for Self-regulation of Eating Disorder Symptoms

ROOM 705

Eating disorder symptoms often serve as a symbolic language to express underlying issues such as trauma, anxiety, and depression. This 90-minute paper will explore how art therapy provides these clients with a chance to find their inner voice and learn healthy modes of self-expression. By providing a safe, therapeutic space for self-discovery and expression, clients can learn to process and work through their emotions and gain a sense of control in their recovery. Through a presentation of didactic material and experiential techniques, participants will learn how to guide clients toward self-regulation and a healthy mindset.

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


Faculty
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Genevieve S. Camp, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, RYT

Program Coordinator, UF Health Eating Disorder Recovery Center
Genevieve S. Camp, MA, ATR-BC, LMHC, RYT is the program coordinator at the Eating Disorder Recovery Center in Gainesville, FL. She holds a master's in art therapy from The George Washington University. Genevieve first discovered her love of paper and book arts in 2001 while studying art in Italy, which led to concentrated study in printmaking. Her interests include using art and yoga to promote mind-body healing and exploring the use of hand... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

2:00pm

Digital Apps & Video in Creative Arts Therapy with Children and Adults

ROOM 704

This paper presentation will examine a variety of iPad applications and computer software used with children in private practices as well as adults in inpatient hospitals. These featured apps offer safe and "clean" alternatives to traditional and familiar mediums such as pencils, paints, and clay. In addition, a case narrative and accompanying video from a recent publication titled, “Filming the Fantasy: Green Screen Video from Novelty to Psychotherapy” will be presented to demonstrate how special effects video can effectively treat ADHD and Oppositional Defiance symptoms.

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


Faculty
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Jon Ehinger, ATR-BC, LCAT

Jon Ehinger, ATR-BC, LCAT, is a licensed and board-certified art therapist, multimedia artist, published author, presenter, and educator living in Brooklyn, NY. Since 2010, he developed a new media mental health art therapy program for New York City public hospitals that integrates digital storytelling and video green screen technology on adult inpatient units. Jon's creative arts therapy specialization with new media combined with... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

2:00pm

Beatles, Bachata & Bollywood: Multicultural Music Therapy

ROOM 802

Is music therapy universal? How do Western approaches to music and music therapy translate to non-Western cultures? This 90-minute workshop will examine our implicit cultural understandings of the arts, with a focus on music through a multicultural lens. Participants will be invited to reflect on their own cultural connections to the arts, and consider how the clinical use of music can attend to clients of diverse cultural backgrounds. The practice of music therapy with Latino communities in particular will be discussed, as well as the use of music as a therapeutic tool in Southern India. Participants will learn tools and techniques for expanding their musical repertoire, and will learn how the therapeutic use of rhythm, sound, and voice can be made effective in working with people of all cultures.

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

Faculty
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Karen Estrella, PhD, ATR-BC, MT-BC, LMHC

Karen Estrella, PhD, ATR-BC, MT-BC, LMHC, is the coordinator of the expressive arts therapy specialization track at Lesley University. Her work has focused on developing an integrated arts approach to counseling and psychotherapy, and she has an interest in developing competencies and integrating theory in expressive arts therapy. Karen's training in psychodynamic approaches to psychotherapy as well as her clinical and research interests in... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

2:00pm

Creative Dramatics to Promote Well-Being in Persons with Dementia

ROOM 714

Through the use of drama and improvisational techniques, the therapist can provide persons with dementia the opportunity to draw upon their life experiences and revisit former roles. In creative play, anything is possible, and the limitations of illness and infirmity can be set aside while active imagination takes hold. This experiential workshop will demonstrate dramatic techniques that help these individuals maximize cognitive and communication skills, foster creativity and individuality, reduce stress, encourage physical activity, strengthen self-esteem, and build community. Participants will learn the use of drama games, enactments, storytelling, and puppetry to inspire a process of reminiscing and reviewing one’s life journey, acknowledging one’s life achievements, and learning to resolve what may feel incomplete. Practicing these techniques promote a sense of well-being for both the patient and the caregiver, and they can be adapted to many different settings and situations, as appropriate for the different progressive stages of this disease. No theatre experience is necessary.

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

Faculty
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Jennifer DeMarco, MA, LCAT, RDT, CDP

Jennifer DeMarco, MA, LCAT, RDT, CDP, is currently the director of therapeutic recreation at Seagate Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Coney Island and has worked as a drama therapist with the geriatric population in skilled nursing care facilities for over six years. She received a BFA in musical theatre from the University of the Arts and an MA in drama therapy from New York University.
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Nancy Sondag, MA, RDT/BCT, LCAT, CADDCT, QDCP

Nancy Sondag, MA, RDT/BCT, LCAT, CADDCT, QDCP, is the life guidance director for Atria Key Gardens and an adjunct professor at Kansas State University. She has over 20 years of experience in teaching, training; mentoring students, teachers, and therapists; and developing creative arts education and therapy programs for NYC public schools, HIV/AIDS programs, obesity clinics, community colleges, universities, skilled-nursing homes and... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

2:00pm

Mindful Self-Compassion through Movement, Imagery, Voice & Poetry

ROOM 801

Mindful self-compassion looks at the universal experience of suffering through the lens of lovingkindness, common humanity, and mindfulness. Through its practice, one can gain access to something that is intuitive and innate in every individual. This 90-minute workshop will teach participants how to incorporate the practice of mindful self-compassion in their lives, both professionally and personally. Through simple movement and voice exercises, poetry, and visual explorations, participants will experience first-hand the clinical and personal applications of mindful self-compassion.

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

Faculty
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Patricia D. Isis, PhD, ATR-BC, LMHC, ATCS

Patricia D. Isis, PhD, ATR-BC, LMHC, founder and honorary life member of the Florida Art Therapy Association, holds a doctorate in the expressive therapies with an emphasis on art therapy. Also a licensed mental health counselor in Florida and a registered board certified art therapist, she has practiced art psychotherapy for over 30 years in South Florida. Patricia provides clinical art therapy services full-time in the public schools, maintains... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

2:00pm

Movement Meets Play: The Hula Hoop as Therapeutic Tool
ROOM 808

Once considered mere child’s play, hula hooping is now a popular art form, and an effective tool for fitness and movement. In this 90-minute workshop, participants will learn about the use of the hula hoop as a therapeutic tool, and how to integrate it into clinical practice for different ages and settings. The workshop will explore the physical, emotional, and psychological benefits of hooping, as well as the metaphorical implications of the hoop. Specific hooping techniques for individual and group settings will be introduced. No previous experience is necessary, and hoops will be provided. Please wear comfortable clothing.

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


Faculty
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Kaye Anderson, LCSW

Founder, Hoop Power
Kaye Anderson, LCSW, brings over 20 years of clinical social work experience, and has been supervising postgraduate interns for 10 years. She has worked in a variety of settings over the years, including psychiatric and medical hospitals, residential treatment, community mental health agencies, and most recently, school-based mental health. Currently studying Movement-based Expressive Arts Therapy at the Tamalpa Institute in Kentfield... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

2:00pm

Processing Countertransference Dreams With Expressive Art Materials
ROOM 712

A countertransference dream is any dream that a therapist has in which a patient appears. This seminar-style 90-minute workshop will offer participants an opportunity to explore expressive art materials to create visual metaphors using imagery from their countertransference dreams. These dreams are considered to be a rich source of countertransference material, and can be used to tap into relevant unconscious content. Once thought to be a detriment to treatment, countertransference—if processed properly—can become a vital source of information about patients and the clinical process.

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


Faculty
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Robert Irwin Wolf, MPS, ATR-BC, NCPsya, LP, LCAT

Robert Irwin Wolf, MPS, ATR-BC, NCPsya, LP, LCAT, trained originally in fine art and art therapy at Pratt Institute. He went on for psychoanalytic training at the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis, where he's currently a training analyst and faculty member. Robert is on the faculty of the College of New Rochelle and Pratt Institute graduate art therapy training programs. He is formerly the director of the Institute for... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

2:00pm

Visual Reflection Teamwork: Art in a Narrative Therapy Context

ROOM 715

Reflecting Teams and Outsider Witnessing Practices are two techniques used in Narrative Therapy to share important developments in a person’s life with other people. Historically, this is done through conversation. More recently, a development in this practice called Visual Reflection Teamwork incorporates visual and expressive arts into this process. Visual Reflection Teamwork can be useful in group therapy situations with teens, adults and/or elders, as well as in work with marginalized populations for whom empowerment and connection are uncommon experiences. This 90-minute workshop will teach participants the process of Outsider Witnessing and provide an opportunity for group members to participate in a Visual Reflection Team exercise. Familiarity with Narrative Therapy is not required, but an openness to learn via participation is encouraged.

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


Faculty
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Joe Mageary, PhD, LMHC, CCMHC

Joe Mageary, PhD, LMHC, CCMHC, is an active musician and the director of clinical services for a private, special education high school in Beverly, MA. He has a master’s in clinical mental health counseling, with a holistic specialization, and a PhD in transformative studies. Joe's dissertation is entitled, "'Rise Above/We’re Gonna Rise Above': A Qualitative Inquiry into the Use of Hardcore Punk Culture as a Context for the... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

2:00pm

Inner & Outer Landscapes: Bringing Environment into the Therapeutic Relationship
ROOM 701

Mind and matter have often been viewed as separate dimensions of reality, as if what is “out there” and what is “in here” are two independently operating things. In this 3-hour workshop, participants will explore the relationship between the psyche and the environments that we inhabit. Having a strong sense of space and place can create safety, contextualize the work of healing, and provide powerful metaphors for further therapeutic inquiry. This workshop is ideal for those who are interested in ecopsychology, or any therapist looking for additional tools to help clients explore aspects of the self and being-in-the-world.

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

Faculty
avatar for Mary Reynolds Thompson, CPCC, CAPF, CJF

Mary Reynolds Thompson, CPCC, CAPF, CJF

Founder, Live Your Wild Soul Story
| Mary Reynolds Thompson, CPCC, CAPF, CJF, is an author, applied poetry and journal facilitator, and life coach dedicated to bridging the false divide between inner and outer nature. She offers writing and eco-spirituality workshops and retreats throughout the world, and has developed an archetypal model of transformation based on the landscapes of the Earth, which is the focus of her latest book, Reclaiming the Wild Soul. Mary has served... Read More →
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Kate Thompson, MA, CJT

Kate Thompson, MA, CJT, is an existential psychotherapist, teacher and writer. A lifelong journal writer, it was natural to her to integrate writing into psychotherapy for the benefit of clients and colleagues. Kate pioneered the use of journal writing in individual counseling and for self-supervision in the UK and has written widely on the subject. Her publications include: Therapeutic Journal Writing: An Introduction for Professionals... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

2:00pm

Theraplay: Neurophysiological Applications & Treatment Strategies
ROOM 711

Theraplay is an attachment-based family therapy model that focuses on the relationship between child and caregiver. In this 3-hour workshop, participants will be introduced to its core theoretical framework, including the four essential qualities found in the child-caregiver relationship: Structure, Engagement, Nurturance, and Challenge. Current neurophysiological research involving Therapeutic Presence, Mindfulness, and Attachment Theory will be discussed using the Theraplay model, and experiential exercises will demonstrate how to teach the parent/caregiver communicate love, joy, and safety to the child, and help regulate their behavior. By learning the theory and techniques of Theraplay, participants will gain the knowledge and tools to guide families towards rebuilding their relationships “from the inside out.”

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

This session also eligible for APT credits


Faculty
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Cindy Taylor Grapenthin, RPT-S, NCSP

Cindy Taylor Grapenthin, RPT-S, NCSP, is a licensed psychologist who has over 25 years of experience working with children and families in residential treatment centers, school systems, and currently in private practice in Atlanta. She is the founder of the Family and Child Developmental Center, where she specializes in using creative, expressive tools, sand play, play therapy, and Theraplay, helping clients unlock their hidden potentials... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

2:00pm

Improvisation & Storytelling in Dance/Movement Therapy

ROOM 803

SOLD OUT

In this 3-hour workshop, participants will be introduced to a structured improvisational experience that incorporates writing and storytelling into dance/movement therapy. This interdisciplinary method is suitable for clinical work with all ages and diverse populations. The goal is to help clients develop bodily awareness and attunement at a nonverbal and implicit level. Participants are invited to experience this method firsthand, and explore the power of interdisciplinary expressive arts therapy for activating mind/body integration, interpersonal interaction, and self-expression. No prior dance experience is required.

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


Faculty
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Naomi Nim, EdD, MS, LPC, BC-DMT, NCC

Naomi Nim, EdD, MS, LPC, BC-DMT, NCC, has practiced dance/movement therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy for the past 10 years after a long and varied career in multicultural education and social and political activism. She works with individuals and groups in Washington, DC, specializing in trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, and cultural and life transitions. Naomi serves on the Board of the ADTA as the Member-at-Large for the Eastern... Read More →
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Jody Wager, MS, BC-DMT

Jody Wager, MS, BC-DMT, is the director of expressive therapy at Dominion Hospital. She has been a dance/movement therapist since 1980, after receiving her master's from Hunter College in NYC. Jody also maintains a private practice in massage therapy in Falls Church, VA. Her approach is a holistic one that supports integration of the body, mind, and emotions. Jody teaches in the art therapy graduate program at George Washington University... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

2:00pm

Needle Felting as a Way to Balance Emotions

ROOM 710

SOLD OUT

Needle felting is the process of creating soft, two- or three-dimensional images by jabbing barbed needles into clouds of colorful wool. It can feel rhythmical, relaxing, and deliciously aggressive. This workshop will introduce needle felting as an art, as well as a therapeutic art modality. Needle felting combines the stimulating, restorative properties of kinesthetic artmaking with the soothing, self-reflective practice of deep focus. As such, it is an intervention that can help people manage symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma, and learn to mindfully re-balance arousal states. Come experience the wonderful world of needle felting!

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

Faculty
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Linda E. Erman, MPS, LCAT, SEP

Linda E. Erman, MPS, LCAT, SEP, is a NYS licensed creative arts therapist and somatic experiencing practitioner also trained in EMDR and DBT. She is the designated trauma specialist on the clinical treatment team in the Adolescent Partial Hospitalization program at Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley in Kingston, NY. A proud graduate of Pratt Institute, Linda also maintains an "Embodied Art Therapy" practice in New Paltz.


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

2:00pm

Relational Mindfulness & Compassion through Sociometry and Psychodrama
ROOM 809

Interpersonal wounding is a universal human experience. Sociometry maps our interpersonal connections and guides us to those who can support healing. Group process and psychodramatic enactment are containers in which our sociometry, suffering, and healing are investigated. This experiential workshop will present sociometric interventions, psychodynamic enactment, and other group processes that cultivate mindfulness and compassion. Participants will examine the different components of suffering and learn the clinical benefits of incorporating mindfulness and compassion practices into sociometric and psychodynamic work in clinical practice.

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


Faculty
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Jaye Moyer, TEP, LCSW-R

Jaye Moyer, TEP, LCSW-R, has a clinical supervision and private therapy practice in NYC and Orange County, NY. She was clinical supervisor and coordinator of group services at GMHC, and former adjunct faculty at NYU Graduate School of Social Work. Jaye is a graduate of the Institute of Meditation and Psychotherapy program in 2013. She designed and facilitated multiple programs and curricula integrating creativity and group process for... Read More →
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Jacqueline Dubbs Siroka, ACSW, CGP, TEP

Jacqueline Dubbs Siroka, ACSW, CGP, TEP, past vice-president of the ASGPP, past professor of social work at Rutgers University in NJ, past director of psychodrama services at Fair Oaks Hospital in Summit, NJ, and past psychodramatist at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, DC, is a diplomate in clinical social work and the current director of clinical services at The Sociometric Institute in NYC. She co-created the labyrinth series for... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

2:00pm

Rhythmic Attunement in Working with Trauma: Treatment & Research
ROOM 710

Rhythm is present in brain waves, sleep cycles, breathing, circulation, and in the pulses of the central nervous system. Engagement in all art forms also carry specific rhythmic properties that can facilitate neurophysiological, sensory, and metabolic integration. Conversely, the aftermath of a traumatic event can result in rhythmic misattunement which can lead to intrusive thoughts, and an inability to regulate emotions and mental images. This 3-hour workshop will present current research and clinical case examples from the past 35 years on the topic of rhythmic attunement. A multimodal arts exploration of issues including attachment, intimacy, biophysical states, and interpersonal neurobiology as they relate to individual and collective trauma will aid participants in deepening their understanding of the relationship between natural biorhythms, trauma, and the creative process.

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


Faculty
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Mitchell Kossak, PhD, REAT, LMHC

Associate Professor, Lesley University
Mitchell Kossak, PhD, REAT, LMHC, is the former division director for Expressive Therapies at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. He continues to be an associate professor He has worked as an expressive arts therapist since 1983 and has been a licensed clinical counselor, since 1994. Mitchell has written about and presented his research on attunement, improvisation, and embodied states of consciousness at conferences nationally and... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

2:00pm

Tapping, Scribbling & Wiggling: A Mind/Body Approach to Art Therapy for Trauma
ROOM 702

SOLD OUT


In this 3-hour workshop, participants will be introduced to a variety of simple art and movement techniques that produce bilateral stimulation, which is posited to “change the brain” by creating new neural connections between the rational (cognitive) and emotional (limbic) areas. The presenters will provide a brief overview of the neurobiology of trauma, describe the neurodevelopment of artmaking, and illustrate, through case presentation, the application of bilateral art therapy. In the experiential component, participants will practice self-tapping, gentle movement, and several new bilateral “scribbling” techniques, integrating basic aspects of the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) protocol. Although EMDR will not be taught in this workshop, participants will gain familiarity with some of its basic principles, and will be guided towards future training in this evidence-based trauma treatment. The presenters of this workshop, board certified art therapists who specialize in trauma treatment, are also trained in yoga, sensorimotor psychotherapy, and EMDR.

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


Faculty
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Peggy Kolodny, ATR-BC, LCPAT

Peggy Kolodny, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT, earned her master's in art therapy from GWU in 1982. Specializing in trauma-focused art therapy in private practice, she is adjunct faculty for University of Maryland School of Social Work; the workshop faculties of the Institute of Advanced Psychotherapy Training and Education, a trauma certificate program and Chesapeake Professional Seminars. Peggy provides services for Shofar Coalition, a nonprofit agency... Read More →
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Tally Tripp, MA, MSW, ATR-BC, CTT

Tally Tripp, MA, MSW, ATR-BC, CTT, is a licensed clinical social worker and board-certified, registered art therapist, and certified trauma therapist. She is assistant professor of art therapy at The George Washington University, where she teaches a yearlong Art Psychotherapy and Trauma course. Tally is director of the GW Art Therapy Center, which is a training and research clinic providing low-fee art therapy to the community. She is... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

3:50pm

Art as Prayer in Treatment and Daily Practice

ROOM 801

SOLD OUT

Creative Self-Care is about feeding your soul. This workshop invites you to re-examine the concept of self-care as more of an attitude towards life than any specific set of techniques. Following an initial discussion about the meaning of self-care, participants will spend time experimenting with inventive art journaling techniques and other mindful processes designed to help the creative arts therapist better attend to their own feelings—and have fun doing it! Participants will walk away with a self-care strategy worksheet and an e-booklet of art journaling techniques, prompts, and processing questions to enhance their professional practices and personal lives.

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


Faculty
avatar for Amy Johnson Maricle, LMHC, ATR-BC

Amy Johnson Maricle, LMHC, ATR-BC

Amy Johnson Maricle, LMHC, ATR-BC, is an art therapist and licensed mental health counselor who completed her BA in Spanish at Marywood University and a master's in expressive therapy and mental health counseling at Lesley University. She holds a certificate of traumatic stress studies from the Trauma Center in Brookline, MA and has worked with survivors of developmental trauma and human trafficking in residential, home-based, and mobile... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:50pm - 5:20pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

3:50pm

Digital Art Therapy with Mentally- and Medically-Ill Adolescents
ROOM 712

Traumatized adolescents have a particularly difficult time expressing their feelings. It is imperative for them to find a safe form of self-expression in order to move beyond trauma and begin the healing process. Since teens today are more often comfortable in expressing themselves through digital media than in face-to-face interactions, a digital approach to art therapy can be effective in helping these individuals come out of their shell. This 90-minute workshop will present a series of computer-based art therapy interventions that can be incorporated into treatment for traumatized youth. Starting with digital self-portraits and progressing into “healing journey films,” these high-tech directives are designed to guide individuals through a journey of increasing self-awareness and expression. Discussion topics will include the benefits and challenges of using digital technology in therapy, and the results from clinical research, including Likert scale evaluations. Teen patients that engage in these digital art therapy directives have demonstrated an increased ability in expressing their feelings, reduced stress, better management of symptoms, and higher self-esteem.
 
Eligible for 1.5 Credits: ATCB, NBCC; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS

Faculty
avatar for Kendra Carlson, MAAT, ATR

Kendra Carlson, MAAT, ATR

Kendra Carlson, MAAT, ATR, is an art therapist at Bridgeport Hospital, Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, and the Boys and Girls Village. Her work focuses on adolescents with chronic physical and mental illness. Kendra created a grant-based computer art therapy program for resistant adolescents. She has a master's from Albertus Magnus College and is adjunct professor at Springfield College's art therapy graduate program.


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:50pm - 5:20pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

3:50pm

Fostering a Resilient Mindset In Children & Their Families
ROOM 714

This 90-minute workshop will provide an overview of the Strengths-Based model and its practical applications for doing psychotherapy with children and their families. Utilization of a Strengths-Based model encourages the therapist to be creative and ‘think outside the box’ in developing interventions. Rather than focus on fixing deficits, the emphasis is on harnessing the existing capabilities of the client to bring about sustained growth and to develop a resilient mindset. Participants will be introduced to theory, case examples, and empirically-based interventions to illustrate how this model can nurture positive changes in children and their families in a variety of settings.

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


Faculty
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Steven Baron, PsyD

Steven Baron, PsyD, has been a school psychologist and in private practice for over 25 years. He has completed postdoctoral training in child and adolescent psychotherapy and is listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in psychology. Steven has written for Play Therapy magazine and authored a chapter on bullying in the book Play Therapy: A Comprehensive Guide for Theory and Practice. He has also authored a chapter on how... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:50pm - 5:20pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

3:50pm

Make Healing Happen! Art Therapy with People Too Sick or Impaired to Make Art
ROOM 808

As expressive therapists, we work with many different populations. Through the course of her professional career of over 20 years, the presenter of this workshop believed she had seen it all, until she was recently asked to go into the homes of chronically and/or terminally ill patients, and make art with them. Many of these children could not walk, talk, move, see, or hear. In this workshop, the presenter will share her life-changing story of working with these individuals, and the process of being challenged and learning to become a better art therapist, as well as a better human being. Multiple case studies of children with diagnoses that span from cancer to infant ALS (Lou Gehrig’s) will be presented. Through experiential exercises, participants will explore novel ways of using various art materials. All are welcome!

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


Faculty
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Pamela M. Hayes, MFT, ATR-BC

Pamela M. Hayes, MFT, ATR-BC, is a licensed marriage and family therapist in California and a registered and board-certified art therapist. Her specialties include addictions, sexual abuse, parenting, gender identity, and mood disorders. Pamela is a court-certified sexual abuse evaluator and trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). She has a BFA from Parsons School of Design, and a graduate degree in art therapy from... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:50pm - 5:20pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

3:50pm

Transference, Countertransference & Boundary Management in Creative Arts Therapy
ROOM 704

Most clinicians are acutely aware of the potential traps of boundary violations and boundary crossings, but less aware of possible difficulties afforded by the easy access through creative experiences to unconscious memories (nonverbal, sensory-motor, symbolic and pre-symbolic), which are said to be stored in the right brain. Exploring these wordless areas of body experiences and implicit memories through the arts calls for in-depth self-awareness and clarity about goals and boundaries. This 90-minute session will be an examination of the broad ramifications of potential transference and countertransference enactments in the therapeutic arts practice. Participants will learn skills in boundary management for dealing with shifts that occur between the two brain hemispheres during the creative process.

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


Faculty
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Eleanor C. Irwin, PhD, RDT, TEP

Eleanor C. Irwin, PhD, RDT, TEP, is a co-founder of the National Association for Drama Therapy. She has produced films and written articles and chapters in books on drama therapy, psychotherapy, and other mental health topics. Eleanor teaches and supervises as a clinical assistant professor in the psychiatry department at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a certified child and adult training and supervising psychoanalyst at the... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:50pm - 5:20pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

3:50pm

Collaborating on Treatment with Another Expressive Therapist: Any Clinical Setting, Any Population

ROOM 802

In this 90-minute workshop, a dance/movement therapist and a music therapist will introduce collaborative models of expressive arts therapy treatment using experiential and didactic methods.  In addition to discussing the considerations for collaboration and/or co-treating, participants will explore how best to combine creative arts for improved efficacy. Theory will be supported by material from the presenters' own work with families. Learn about ways in which elements of any modality can support and/or enhance the other in collaborative clinical work with people of all ages and treatment situations. Whether or not you currently have the opportunity to work this way, come learn how your clients can benefit from this approach.

This session is not pre-approved for continuing education credit hours.


Faculty
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Scott Horowitz, MA, MT-BC, LPC

Scott Horowitz, MA, MT-BC, LPC, is the Director of Field Education for the Department of Creative Arts Therapies at Drexel University and is also on the faculty of the Music Therapy program. Scott has practiced with a variety of populations through his work as music therapist and clinical training director with the Kardon Institute for Arts Therapy and other creative arts therapy organizations in the Philadelphia area. His areas of experience... Read More →
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Dawn Morningstar, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, LPC

Dawn Morningstar, MA, BC-DMT, LPC, is an assistant clinical professor and core faculty member of the Drexel Creative Arts Therapy Department. Her specialty is working with children and adolescents in dance/movement therapy in clinical, community and residential treatment programs. Ms. Morningstar has been active in the PA Chapter of the ADTA for over 10 years, and choreographed the 2010 ADTA Flash dance in Brooklyn. She was instrumental to the... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:50pm - 5:20pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

3:50pm

Sex Therapy Meets Art Therapy: Creative Explorations of Sexuality, Gender & Relationships

ROOM 705

This 90-minute workshop looks at the need, and potential, for bringing together two distinct treatment disciplines: art therapy and sex therapy. We will first review the basic clinical premises of each field, common trends, and different histories, then explore the way creative explorations of sexual issues—informed by both disciplines—can deepen clinical work. Finally, expressive therapists and others will be presented with specific information about how to get certified as a sex therapist, consult with a sex therapist, or identify resources for clients and clinicians regarding sexuality for couples, sexual trauma, and sex addiction.

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


Faculty
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Einat Metzl, PhD, ATR-BC, LMFT, RYT

Professor / Art Therapist / Marital and family Therapist, Loyola Marymount University / private practice
Einat Metzl, PhD, ATR-BC, LMFT, RYT, is an assistant professor of marital family therapy and art therapy at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. Her research interests include creativity and resilience, yoga and art therapy, early intervention, and cultural diversity issues in therapy. Einat has worked with diverse clinical populations in psychiatric hospitals, residential facilities, special education schools, an early... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:50pm - 5:20pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

3:50pm

Transforming the Chronic Illness Health Narrative with Theater, Puppetry, Metaphor & Story

ROOM 715

Theater is a community-based, low-risk modeling of human experience that is uniquely suited to address the core emotional and existential questions that may arise in the life of a person suffering from chronic illness. Puppetry, as a specific subset of theater, enables a further distancing and observation of inner experience that can breathe new life and meaning into situations and perspectives. This 90-minute workshop will introduce a developing theatrical and narrative-autobiographical approach to therapeutic patient education for populations suffering from chronic illness. The presenters will discuss the educational and therapeutic aspects of this work, and demonstrate how theater and puppetry can heal individuals through metaphor-creation and narrative transformation. There will be a 15-minute puppetry performance by an actor with Type 1 diabetes, followed by various exercises that will help illuminate the theatrical/puppetry process.

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


Faculty
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Kenneth Gorfinkle, PhD

Kenneth Gorfinkle, PhD, enjoys a rich and varied career in behavioral medicine and clinical psychology. After many years in pediatric psycho-oncology, he has turned his attention to the care of children and adults with diabetes at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at NY Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan. Ken brings the breadth of his expertise to the work of The Betes Organization in developing a meaning-centered practice of therapeutic... Read More →
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Deborah Kaufmann

Deborah Kaufmann, artist, has worked in arts in healthcare for almost 30 years. She is a founding member of Big Apple Circus Clown Care, the world’s first professional hospital clowning program, where she continues to perform for hospitalized children and their caregivers as Dr. Dibble. As the associate creative director of community programs at BAC, she auditions, trains and oversees the ongoing professional development of the... Read More →
avatar for Maria Tsaplina

Maria Tsaplina

Founder, Executive and Artistic Director, The Betes Organization
Maria Tsaplina, artist, is a kinesthetic performing artist, puppeteer, clown, and educator. She is the founder and Executive and Artistic Director of The Betes Organization. The Betes is developing a meaning-centered practice of therapeutic patient education for people with chronic health conditions.


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:50pm - 5:20pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

5:45pm

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Tour
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)  -  Guided Tour

11 W. 53rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)

Evening at the Museum

Tour free with special Summit tour ticket.
Details TBA, or contact us via email.
Strictly limited to 20 participants.

Saturday November 7, 2015 5:45pm - 6:30pm
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

6:30pm

Saturday Evening Summit Celebration!

Ask anyone who attended our Fifth Anniversary Celebration last year and they'll tell you it was a bit of a 3-ring circus and a lot of fun. That's what we're aiming for again this year, and we'll be posting updates throughout the next 3 months to keep you current on what's in store. Join your colleagues to unwind, laugh, eat, make music, create art, and move together. Hope to see you there!

Evening Events Not Included with Summit Registration

Tickets $30 • $35 at door

Please Note: This event is not eligible for continuing education credits.


Saturday November 7, 2015 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Lang Center - The New School Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th Street, NY, NY 10011
 
Sunday, November 8
 

9:00am

Parent-Child Dyadic Art Psychotherapy

ROOM 808

Parent-Child Art Therapy is an interdisciplinary conceptualization of art psychotherapy that involves philosophy, psychoanalysis, developmental psychology, and neuropsychology. This 90-minute paper will explore the dyadic techniques that this model offers to transform the implicit, sub-symbolized components of parent-child interaction into explicit, tangible forms that precipitate reflection and effect relational change. Participants will learn how the Parent-Child Art Therapy model can widen the parent’s awareness of their parenting, co-parenting, and trans-generational themes, how to utilize it as a diagnostic tool, and foster an optimistic view of communication between parent and child.

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


Faculty
avatar for Daphna Markman Zinemanas, PhD, ATR

Daphna Markman Zinemanas, PhD, ATR

Lecturer, Haifa University, Kibuzim College
Daphna Markman-Zinemanas, ATR, PhD, has been an art therapist since 1986 and an artist. She is a lecturer in the school of art therapy at Haifa University and the Kibbutzim College. Daphna also has a private art psychotherapy practice. Her most recent publications include the chapter, Parent-child (dyadic) Art Psychotherapy and Trauma - When the implicit becomes explicit, in Kerr, C. (Ed), Multicultural Family Art Therapy (Routledge... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

9:00am

Artful Therapeutic Gardens: Metaphors for Healing & Growth
ROOM 809

The garden is an inspired place, naturally imbued with metaphors of growth, healing, and renewal. Therapeutic work in the garden can help young clients discover healthy ways to cope with challenging feelings and behaviors such as anxiety and aggression, in addition to learning self-regulation. Along with supporting literature and case studies, this 90-minute paper session will present the story of the Children’s Therapeutic Garden at a Toronto mental health center dedicated to children. The therapeutic garden provides a welcoming, normalized environment for children and families who may otherwise feel stigmatized in a mental health setting. Artful garden interventions teach these children and families to interact cooperatively and positively, building stronger relationships and improving communication. Participants will experience the hands-on activities used at the Children’s Therapeutic Garden, and learn to utilize garden metaphors to inspire therapeutic action.

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


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Petrea Hansen-Adamidis, DTATI, RCAT

Petrea Hansen-Adamidis, DTATI, RCAT, is a registered art therapist working in the field of art therapy for the past 20 years. She has worked for the past 13 years as an expressive arts therapist at the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre on both the Birth to Six team and the Specialized Therapy unit. A graduate of the Toronto Art Therapy Institute (1995), Petrea serves individual and parent child dyads, specializing in trauma assessments and treatment... Read More →
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Carol Knibbe, DTATI, ATR, RCAT, RSW

Carol Knibbe, DTATI, ATR, RCAT, RSW, has been in practice for the past 25 years. She works as an art therapist, coordinator and supervisor of the Specialized Therapy Unit at The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre, a large children's mental health centre in Toronto, Ontario. Carol has championed the development of a children's garden at this Centre, to expand the range of therapeutic modalities offered to children and families. She is a graduate of the... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

9:00am

Changing Disruptive Student Behaviors through Creative, Mindful Strategies
ROOM 711

This workshop will introduce techniques utilized by Cedars-Sinai’s school-based Share and Care program, for elementary and secondary school students who have demonstrated challenging behaviors in the classroom. Singing bowls and talking sticks will be incorporated into a process that includes art therapy directives, mindfulness practices, and community building exercises. These creative and mindful strategies can be used in the classroom or in the a group setting as a way of gaining control with the students, while helping them learn to focus, listen, and speak spontaneously from the heart without judgment.

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


Faculty
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Suzanne Silverstein, MA, ATR

Suzanne Silverstein, MA, ATR, is a registered art therapist and founding director of Cedars-Sinai's Psychological Trauma Center, a school-based prevention and early intervention program. In 2001 the Share and Care program was honored by the City of Los Angeles for its significant contribution to the mental health of Los Angeles area school children. In that same year, the Psychological Trauma Center received The Crystal Vision Award from... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

9:00am

Healing Grief & Loss through Art Therapy and Mind-Body Techniques
ROOM 702

This 90-minute workshop will demonstrate how art therapy and mind-body practices can work together to address issues of grief, loss, trauma, and self-care. Bodywork, yoga, energy psychology, and creative practices will be considered to explore how we can heal the person as a whole—mind, body, and spirit. Through a presentation of didactic material, case studies, and experiential methods, participants will provided with a toolkit of sensory, artistic, and mindful practices and techniques. We will also address the ethical and practical issues related to combining various healing modalities.

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


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Rebecca Jacobson, MA, ATR

Rebecca Jacobson, MA, ATR, completed her master's in art therapy in December, 2012. In 2011, she helped introduce art therapy to the Bokamoso Youth Center in Winterveldt, South Africa. Rebecca has contributed to two South African art-based studies as a qualitative researcher and expert in South African art. In 2012, she was a delegate at the Clinton Global Initiative University Conference, based upon her commitment to extend the use of art... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

9:00am

Participatory Photography for Creating Change with At-Risk Populations

ROOM 703

In this 90-minute workshop, participants will be introduced to the basic techniques and skills for creating participatory group photography sessions for at-risk populations. Participants will learn the process of making and selecting photographs that most accurately reflect the individual’s challenges and strengths. The exploration of the issues and themes that emerge from these images provide a safe container to effect positive change not only for the self, but for other members in the group as well. This method is appropriate for use with clients in a variety of age groups and settings; it is easily adaptable to the needs of art therapists, social workers, and counseling professionals.

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

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Maureen Sheehan, MSW, MA Ed

Maureen Sheehan, MSW, MA Ed, currently serves as executive director of Focal Point, an evidence-based therapeutic arts intervention using participatory photography. Her education at Temple University (bachelor’s), Columbia University School of Social Work (master’s) and New York University (master’s-education) and many years of professional experience in the social services and education fields strongly reflects areas of... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

9:30am

Writing, Mindfulness & Collage between Sessions: Creating a Breathing Space

ROOM 810

Taking time for ourselves in the brief moments between sessions to heal from our therapeutic witnessing is important for clinician self-care. Through mini-collages and short stints of writing, breathing, grounding, and mindfulness meditation, participants will learn new tools to create “space” between these interstices, both literally and figuratively. In this 3-hour multimodal workshop, participants will be invited to create a poem or prose piece, and a mini-collage. No prior writing or collage experience necessary.

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


Faculty
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Mari Alschuler, PhD, MFA, PTP/PTR, ACSW, LISW-S

| Mari Alschuler, PhD, MFA, PTP/PTR, ACSW, LISW-S, is an assistant professor of social work at Youngstown State University. She teaches mindfulness meditation to veterans and their caregivers. Mari had a 23-year career in clinical social work before receiving a PhD in leadership and education from Barry University. She holds an MFA in poetry from Columbia University; her poetry and short fiction have been published nationally. Mari is a... Read More →


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

9:30am

Incorporating Play Therapy Techniques into Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
ROOM 705

Play is a child’s natural language. And perhaps unlike the adult’s, it can be a means of pure and uninhibited expression of horrific thoughts and images. Trauma work with children thus requires an element of play. This workshop will examine the blending of play-based techniques into a manualized approach to treatment. Through didactic presentation and experiential demonstrations, participants will get an overview of how to incorporate play-based techniques into the evidence-based treatment approach of Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy frequently used with younger children.

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

This session also eligible for APT credits


Faculty
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Athena A. Drewes, PsyD, RPT-S

Athena A. Drewes, PsyD, RPT-S, is a licensed child psychologist, certified school psychologist, registered play therapist and supervisor and clinical parapsychologist. She is past member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Play Therapy, and founder, founding past president, and newly re-elected President of the NY Association for Play Therapy. For over 30 years Athena has worked as a clinician with children and teens in... Read More →


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

9:30am

Cultural Competency, Color & Community within the Creative Arts Therapies

ROOM 712

Cultural competency in working with diverse populations is essential for all therapists. Exploring multiculturalism within the creative arts therapy field, and cultivating awareness of various considerations when working with populations that may differ in race or ethnicity than our own, enhances clinical effectiveness. In 2012, a New York-based network of creative arts therapists of color, CATs of Color (www.catsofcolor.com), was formed in dedication to building community and diversifying the profession. In this 3-hour workshop, CATs of Color members will draw upon their collective expertise to present cultural self-assessment tools and clinical vignettes, and conduct experiential exercises to stimulate discussion, raise cultural awareness, and support multicultural sensitivity. Participants will experience hands-on examples from various therapeutic modalities, including music, art, drama, and dance/movement. Practitioners who wish to develop and strengthen their cultural competency will find personal support, clinical solutions, and ways to bridge cultural gaps within therapeutic relationships.

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


Faculty
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Sofia Alvarez, MPS, LCAT, ATR-BC

| Sofia Alvarez, MPS, LCAT, ATR-BC, works as an art therapist at Jacobi Medical Center’s psychiatric emergency department and inpatient units where she provides crisis intervention and therapeutic services to adults, adolescents, and children. She has an extensive background using art therapy and drama to explore cultural identity and interrelational differences with at-risk Latino and Chinese youth in prevention programs... Read More →
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Meg H. Chang, EdD, BC-DMT, LCAT, NCC

Meg H. Chang, EdD, BC-DMT, LCAT, NCC, is a licensed dance/movement therapist and mindfulness-based stress reduction instructor. She is former faculty at Lesley University, California Institute of Integral Studies, and the New School and has authored various intercultural education chapters. Meg has been an invited presenter at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity and American Dance Therapy Association. She is a member of the ADTA... Read More →
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Jenni Graham, MPS

Jenni Graham, MPS, is a graduate of Pratt Institute where she earned her degree in art therapy and creativity development. Her background includes creating and implementing behavior modification interventions in school and home settings and developing group protocols for children and adolescents in psychiatric inpatient units and residential settings. Jenni currently works with Counseling in Schools (CIS) where she collaborates with Project... Read More →
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Sandra Ramos-Watt, MA, MT-BC, LCAT

Sandra Ramos-Watt, MA, MT-BC, LCAT, is the founder of CATs of Color, a network of creative arts therapists of color that addresses the need for culturally appropriate services to people from various ethnicities and racial backgrounds. She is an NYU graduate and former professional jazz singer, and maintains a private practice in the Bronx where she incorporates vocal psychotherapy techniques in her work. Sandra leads groups for women... Read More →
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Britton Williams, MA, RDT, LCAT

Britton Williams, MA, RDT, LCAT, is a graduate of NYU’s drama therapy program where her thesis explored the effects of racism, specifically in relation to black adolescent males, and how drama therapy might serve as a tool to foster resistance to racist socialization. She currently works full-time as a drama therapist at Creative Alternatives of New York (CANY) and also in private practice. Britton continues to research the impact... Read More →
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Marcia Wooden, MA, MT-BC, LCAT

| Marcia Wooden, MA, MT-BC, LCAT, is an NYU graduate, board-certified music therapist, and licensed creative arts therapist. She currently provides creative arts therapy to adults in the department of inpatient psychiatry at Woodhull Hospital and Mental Health Center. Marcia completed the postgraduate certificate program in vocal psychotherapy at the Music Psychotherapy Center and maintains a private practice in New York City.


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

9:30am

Jungian Art Therapy & Fairy Tales: Gathering the Pearls
ROOM 701

Fairy tales are pure expressions of the collective unconscious and thus offer powerful guidance in our quest to understanding the human psyche. In fact, Marie Louise von Franz wrote extensively on the Jungian interpretation of fairy tales, reflecting on their symbolic qualities which often sought to redeem the feminine. “Goose Girl at the Well” eloquently illustrates the multiple layers of the therapeutic process as well as revealing the psyche’s innate movement towards wholeness. Using this Brothers Grimm fairy tale as the narrative framework, we will examine concepts in Jungian psychology relating to feminine and masculine principles, archetypal patterns, and transference/countertransference content in this 3-hour this workshop. It will also include a dramatic and creative art process to facilitate deeper understanding of this fairy tale’s psychological meaning and therapeutic implications on both a personal and archetypal level.

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


Faculty
avatar for Nora Swan-Foster, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, NCPsyA

Nora Swan-Foster, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, NCPsyA

Nora Swan-Foster, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, NCPsyA, graduated from the expressive arts therapy program at Lesley University and later completed her analytic training with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (IRSJA). She has published internationally in the field of art therapy and Jungian psychology. Nora serves as coordinator of the Boulder Jung Seminar, an affiliate seminar of the IRSJA. She also offers a course on Jungian psychology... Read More →


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

9:30am

Meeting the Challenges of Therapeutic Flow: At the Intersection of Theory & Experience

ROOM 704

Therapeutic flow consists of the dynamic changes and movements of energy within a therapeutic dialogue. During this 3-hour workshop, we will examine possible challenges to this flow that therapists might encounter in their clinical practice. A psychodynamic developmental outline will inform a role play demonstration in which we will consider a range of therapeutic interactions that are manifested during the course of clinical artmaking, as well as barriers to the therapeutic process. An experiential group process will enable us to address the specific challenges of working with a problematic patient within this conceptual and clinical framework.

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


Faculty
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Arthur Robbins, EdD, ATR, HLM

Arthur Robbins, EdD, ATR, HLM, is a licensed psychologist and certified psychoanalyst. He has been in the field of mental health for over 50 years. Arthur is the founder of the Institute of Expressive Analysis, the co-founder of the Pratt art therapy program, and is now Professor Emeritus of creative art therapy at Pratt Institute. He is author of seven books, numerous articles and has given a variety of presentations both as keynote... Read More →


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

9:30am

Sound Bath: A Deep Listening Experience with Therapeutic Drone Instruments

ROOM 715

Based on the premise that we are all made of vibrations, the homeopathic “Principle of Similars” considers healing with vibration a powerful method to deepen the mind/body connection and promote wellness. This 3-hour workshop will give participants a chance to experience this healing process using therapeutic drone instruments that include crystal and Tibetan bowls, tuning forks, and Indian shruti boxes. Through this experiential process, participants will learn the practice of deep listening. During periods of anxiety, depression, or trauma, deep listening with therapeutic drones can help alleviate symptoms of stress by slowing down the heart rate, facilitating abdominal breathing, and promoting stillness, giving clients the room to experience insight, and decompress. Meditation and voice work will be incorporated to enhance the process. Participants are encouraged to try out the instruments themselves. The workshop will end with a short Q&A session.

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

Faculty
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Katie Down, MMT, MT-BC, LCAT

Katie Down is a music psychotherapist, educator, and performer. Her private practice, Mindful Music Psychotherapy, offers regular sound bath events throughout New York and the East coast, integrating mindfulness meditation, voice work and therapeutic drone instruments. Katie received her master’s in music therapy at NYU and has continued training in trauma studies from the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and is certified in EMDR... Read More →


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

9:30am

Spiritual Psychology & Art Therapy for Managing Difficult Emotions
ROOM 710

During this 3-hour workshop, participants with be introduced to the basic principles of Spiritual Psychology, and how they can be applied to managing difficult emotions. Through experiential exercises including art making, participants will be invited to work with an actual triggering situation (a client’s, or their own) and learn how to take responsibility for their emotional reaction to it by releasing judgements rooted in erroneous preconceptions or misperceptions of reality. Participants will leave this workshop with a clinical technique for helping clients learn to gain self-control over most any difficult emotion. 

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

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Lori Chaikin, PsyD, LMFT, ATR

Lori Chaikin, PsyD, LMFT, ATR, is a licensed marriage and family therapist and art therapist and holds master's degrees in spiritual psychology and consciousness health and healing. She is an EMDR facilitator and certified in SoulCollage. Lori has worked with women who've been raped in the military, as well as adolescents, both at-risk and in the public school system. She has a private practice in Los Angeles and does experiential... Read More →
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Karen Peterson, MA

Karen Peterson, MA, is currently a PhD candidate in clinical psychology with an emphasis in depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in August 2015. With a master's in spiritual psychology, her clinical experience involves working with individuals (children and adults) and couples in community-based clinics. Karen works with the Freedom to Choose Foundation to bring the principles of spiritual psychology to inmates within the... Read More →


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

9:30am

Touch Drawing: Self-care for Clinicians & their Clients
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 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

Faculty
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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 Your Soul and The Touch Drawing Facilitator Workbook. She has contributed chapters to The Art of Grief (Rogers) and Art Therapy in Healthcare (Malchiodi... Read More →
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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, adolescents, and adults with an emphasis in the college student population. She facilitates the process of touch drawing as a therapeutic tool, evoking... Read More →


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

9:30am

Yoga-based Psychotherapy for Children Affected by Trauma
ROOM 714

Children with histories of emotional trauma are at risk for social and emotional challenges throughout their lives. Yoga, which has been shown to improve both physical and emotional health in children and adults alike, can be an effective tool for working with traumatized children. Yoga-based psychotherapy is a trauma-informed intervention that utilizes yoga and movement techniques to increase self-awareness, self-regulation, self-esteem, and prosocial behaviors in traumatized children. This workshop will demonstrate the practical use of Yoga-based psychotherapy, and examine the theoretical principles that guide these practices. Participants will engage in experiential activities, and learn to apply these practices and principles in their own clinical work. Participation in the experientials are optional, and no previous yoga experience is necessary.

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

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Abena Brown-Elhillali, PhD

| Abena Brown-Elhillali, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and yoga student with 10 years of experience assessing and treating children, adolescents and adults with various mental health needs. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Howard University, where her studies focused on the psychophysiological aspects of mental health. Abena contributed to the creation of the Yoga-based Psychotherapy Protocol, and has... Read More →
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Christine DeBerardinis, LCSW-C

| Christine DeBerardinis, LCSW-C, earned her master's in social work in 2007 from Widener University. She has been an outpatient mental health therapist working with children and families who have been exposed to trauma at the Family Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD since 2008. Within Christine's clinical work, she utilizes both trauma-informed and evidence based treatment models and has experience presenting on topics... Read More →


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

9:30am

Ethics in Arts Therapies Private Practice: Getting Started, Staying Current
ROOM 803

The speakers will walk participants through a typical day in their private practices and will discuss the ways in which they have implemented coherent, consistent, accountable and ethical business choices. They will cover topics such as contracts, legal matters, respecting your worth, and tax implications, from the point of view of protecting the wellbeing of both client and therapist. Participants will have time for a creative break in which to explore their concerns about and emotional readiness for private practice. Whether or not you need ethics credits, if you love doing psychotherapy but find the details of doing business to be daunting, this is the workshop for you.
 
Eligible for 6.0 Credits: ATCB, NBCC; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing

Faculty
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Paul Karp, JD

Paul Karp, JD, focuses his legal practice in the area of medical malpractice litigation, defending health care professionals in complex malpractice cases spanning a variety of specialties. He lectures regularly to physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to educate them about the litigation process. These programs cover issues that can arise in medical malpractice cases with an emphasis on best practices for documentation in... Read More →
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Reina Lombardi, MA, ATR-BC, LMHC

| Reina Lombardi, MA, ATR-BC, LMHC, graduated from Lesley University with a master's in expressive therapies and mental health counseling with an emphasis in art therapy. She is a board-certified and registered art therapist, and a licensed mental health counselor in FL. Reina currently serves as the treasurer for the FL Art Therapy Association and previously served as the newsletter editor. She has worked in a variety of therapeutic... Read More →
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Emery Mikel, ATR-BC, LCAT, LCPAT

| Emery Mikel, ATR-BC, LCAT, LCPAT, recently founded Creatively Healing, PLLC, in Brooklyn. Her focus has been on working with adults and seniors dealing with difficult issues such as Alzheimer’s disease, grief, and loss. Emery enjoys mentoring other CATs and wrote a book with that in mind, The Art of Business: A Guide for Creative Arts Therapists Starting on a Path to Self-Employment. She teaches at the School of Visual Arts in... Read More →
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Anne Mills, MA, ATR-BC, LPC

Sole proprietor, Art Therapy Services
Anne Mills, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, is director of the Diagnostic Drawing Series Archive, and owner of Art Therapy Services of Washington, DC. Her areas of specialization include supervision and the treatment of survivors of severe early trauma who are highly dissociative. Anne provides resiliency-focused treatment for adolescents and adults who have experienced difficult transitions such as illness, bereavement, and loss of culture (refugees... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 9:30am - 5:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

9:30am

Meditation, Mindfulness & More: Regulating Affect, Cultivating Compassion
Starr Foundation Hall - Room UL102

Artmaking as Meditation for Self-compassion and Neural Healing
Judi Tota, MS, ATR-BC, LCAT


This 3-hour workshop will provide an overview of the important roles that mindfulness and self-compassion play in the process of healing. It will include a discussion of the benefits of artmaking to healing neural networks in the brain, and how artmaking can enhance the learning and integration of mindfulness and self-compassion skills. Participants will examine three components to self-compassionate healing, and will be taught how to apply these concepts in client care. The experiential portion of this workshop will focus on learning mindfulness and self-compassion through the various practices of artmaking.

Meditation & Experiential Therapy: Cultivating Mindfulness with Active Insight
Adrienne Glasser, LCSW, RDMT


This 3-hour workshop will examine ways to help the creative arts therapist maintain a healthy balance of self-care, and better manage transference and countertransference in their therapeutic practice. Through meditation, drama games, and dance/movement activities, participants will discover ways to practice self-compassion and mindfulness while working through these subtle yet difficult issues. An overview of the Multiple Self-Aspects Framework, and how it relates to the Buddhist concept of “non-self,” will be provided. Participants will also be introduced to Active Insight, a method that combines concepts from Internal Family Systems, meditation techniques, and the creative arts, to deepen insights about clinician-client dynamics, and to help clinicians with affect regulation—which, in turn, can help clients cultivate healthy regulation themselves. Through this workshop, participants will learn to identify three barriers to maintaining proper balance with clients, and learn three ways to transcend these roadblocks to maintain balance both professionally and personally.

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

Faculty
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Adrienne Glasser, LCSW, RDMT

| Adrienne Glasser, LCSW, RDMT, specializes in eating disorders, addiction, trauma, and relational trauma. She has a private practice in Manhattan and is also the director of services at her group practice. Adrienne facilitates weekly groups, workshops, and intensive weekends, facilitating/teaching active insight and experiential therapy for clients and professionals. She has worked at FEGS, Phoenix House, and the Freedom Institute... Read More →
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Judi Tota, MS, ATR-BC, LCAT

| Judi Tota, MS, ATR-BC, LCAT, has worked in the field of mental health and addictions since 1988. She also maintains a private psychotherapy practice. Judi has studied meditation since 1999, and is a graduate of The Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. She has trained in mindful self-compassion with Christopher Germer. Judi has been teaching mindfulness, meditation, and self-compassion since 2007. She has been attending The Mind and Life... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 9:30am - 5:00pm
Hirshon Suite - The New School Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)

9:30am

Multimodal Storytelling, Listening & Attunement as Transformative Medicine

In this daylong Master Class, discover how and why stories function as a healing modality, and how storytelling, mindfulness awareness practices, art therapy, drama, and dance provoke deep expression of one’s personal story. Participants will learn practical skills and experience a profound collaborative method in service of uncovering the story that inspires personal transformation, as well as the stories that we tells others for community healing and well-being. The teaching team will demonstrate the potency of deep listening, and the attunement necessary for working with trauma of all kinds. This training is applicable for those working with diverse populations in a variety of settings that include schools, humanitarian organizations, prisons, men and women’s groups, and community crisis efforts in the aftermath of disaster or conflict. Everyone is welcome!

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


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Aubrey Lynch

Aubrey Lynch is a former dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, original cast member and former associate producer of Disney's "The Lion King," certified life coach, and founder and director of Aubrey Lynch Extra Essential Arts AL-EEArts. He works closely with creative arts therapists exploring new ways to use dance as language to speak our inner truths. As the director of dance at Harlem School of the Arts, Aubrey works with... Read More →
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Emily Nash, LCAT

Emily Nash, LCAT, is a drama therapist, psychotherapist, and group therapist. She has presented and implemented her work nationally and internationally, specializing in developing conscious community and creating healing dramas towards individual and collective growth and change. Along with Emily's colleague, Stephanie Wise, she has co-founded the Integrative Training Alliance, which offers trauma-informed training/supervisory mental health... Read More →
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Laura Simms

Laura Simms is a storyteller, writer, and activist who advocates and models contemplative storytelling and mindfulness practices. She was a senior research fellow at The Peace Institute and Focus Wellness Initiative at Rutgers Univ. Laura teaches contemplative storytelling at the graduate school at Antioch Univ. and Cae Mabon, Wales and has a private practice in NYC. She directs The Center for Engaged Storytelling and is artistic director... Read More →
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Stephanie Wise, MA, ATR-BC, ATCS, LCAT

Stephanie Wise, MA, ATR-BC, ATCS, LCAT, is a registered and board-certified art therapist and licensed creative arts therapist in NY. She received her BFA from The Cooper Union and her master's from the graduate art therapy program at NY University, where she also earned her certificate from the international trauma studies program. Stephanie has worked nationally and internationally in the field of traumatic stress and resiliency and has... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 9:30am - 5:00pm
Lang Center - The New School Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th Street, NY, NY 10011

9:30am

Vocal Psychotherapy: Discovering Yourself through Breathing, Sounding & Singing

ROOM 802

This popular daylong Master Class will explore the power of the voice in nurturing connections within the self and with others. Vocal Psychotherapy is a model of music therapy developed by the presenter that incorporates depth psychology theories with breath, toning, and improvisation techniques to facilitate intrapsychic and interpersonal transformation. Participants will be introduced to vocal holding, free associative singing, and other techniques for accessing conscious and unconscious feelings, memories, and other associations — all of which can be incorporated into clinical practice. No singing experience is necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water.

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


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Diane Austin, DA, ACMT, LCAT

Diane Austin, DA, ACMT, LCAT, is the director of the Music Psychotherapy Center where she offers a two-year certificate program in music psychotherapy focusing on the voice. Diane has maintained a private practice in music psychotherapy for over 20 years, supervises creative arts therapists, and is an associate adjunct professor in the music therapy department at NYU. She has lectured and taught throughout the U.S. and internationally... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 9:30am - 5:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

10:50am

Inspiring Recovery & Empowerment Over Addiction and Trauma through Creative Writing

ROOM 703

SOLD OUT

The Poets of Well-Being present a collaborative performance, followed by a panel discussion of how their poetry and spoken word workshops have helped people recover from substance abuse and trauma. They will demonstrate how creative writing can engage one’s inner wisdom, humor, and lyricism to empower both individuals and communities in their journeys through recovery. Through discussion, ideas on how to use poetry and spoken word as means for transformation will be explored, and the presenters will share their own experiences and insights as poet/therapists, and as the founder/facilitators of the Poetry of Well-Being workshops. With a focus on personal and professional collaboration to develop creativity and community, this 90-minute workshop invites participants to share the joy of the written and spoken word by engaging in this interactive performance experience.w

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


Faculty
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Maggie Bloomfield, LCSW, CASAC, MFA

Maggie Bloomfield, LCSW, CASAC, MFA, is an actor, published writer, educator, psychotherapist, and addiction counselor in Westhampton and New York City. She presents writing workshops and readings in appropriate venues on Long Island with The Poets of Well-Being. Maggie’s work derives from her longtime recovery from alcoholism, and belief in the healing power of writing. She won an Emmy for lyrics on "Sesame Street," and has been... Read More →
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Susan Dingle, LCSW, CASAC

Susan Dingle, LCSW, CASAC, is a spoken word poet, performance artist, and therapist in private practice in Southold, New York. A published author with a master’s in creative writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago, she taught at Colgate University. Sober since 1981, Susan now integrates mindfulness, creative writing and self-care into workshops for clients, clinicians and educators. With the Poets of Well Being, she presents... Read More →
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Terri Muuss, LMSW

Terri Muuss, LMSW, has had poetry published in Apercus Quarterly, Atticus Review, Bolts of Silk, Long Island Quarterly, and Veils, Halos, and Shackles: International Poetry on the Abuse and Oppression of Women. Her first book was titiled, Over Exposed. Terri earned her BA in Theatre from Kean University. Her one-woman show was titled, "Anatomy of a Doll." A licensed social worker (MSW, Hunter College), Terri uses the arts with trauma survivors... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 10:50am - 12:20pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

10:50am

Community Art Therapy Projects: From Conception to Funding

ROOM 711

In a quest to bring art to public spaces, Austin community art therapist, Wanda Montemayor, worked with other local art therapists, artists, students, art educators, and community stakeholders to organize the creation of a large-scale public mural in Austin, Texas. The Deep Eddy Mural is a 1,200 square foot tile-based mural erected at the oldest outdoor pool in Texas. Its creation was an exercise in strengthening community ties, healing, and artistic expression. It successfully integrated art therapy with public art to create a meaningful monument that can be enjoyed by the entire community for years to come. In this 90-minute workshop, participants will get the nuts and bolts of how to organize the production of a large-scale mural, as well as the essentials of how to organize a community-based art therapy project—from its initial concept, funding, to its materialization. A 28-minute documentary film on the Deep Eddy Mural Project will also be presented.

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

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Wanda Montemayor, ATR-BC, LPC

Wanda Montemayor, ATR-BC, LPC, an Austin artist, has been creating public art for more than 17 years. She has a bachelor's in art education, a master's in professional counseling, and a post-secondary degree in art therapy. Wanda gives each member of her community a voice in the final piece of art by making them a participant artist. Each artist expresses themselves through this creation, and also takes away more than they came with... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 10:50am - 12:20pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

10:50am

The Healing Power of Stones: Play Therapy Interventions that Rock
ROOM 702

Stones and rocks have been used as sacred symbols since ancient times, and can be used as a powerful healing tool for clinicians working with any population, including children and families. In this interactive workshop, participants will gain a handful of simple yet effective play therapy interventions that can help clients build a variety of life skills, from decreasing anxiety and verbalizing feelings, to fostering resiliency and making connections. This 90-minute workshop will explore the creative use of stones and rocks in the therapeutic practice through storytelling, game play, sandtray, mandalas, and other group activities that simply rock!

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

This session also eligible for APT credits


Faculty
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Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT

Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT, is a licensed clinical social worker and registered play therapist. She is the owner of Main Line Play Therapy in Ardmore, PA. She is an international speaker and play advocate. Tammi's work and creative interventions in the field of play therapy have been published and internationally recognized. She specializes in sand tray play therapy, sensory integration and attachment, working with children, families, and... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 10:50am - 12:20pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

10:50am

Attachment Style Tango: Dances of Sexual Partnering
ROOM 808

We create the template of our attachment style during infancy, through our relationship with our primary caregiver. That first dance of intimacy influences how we conduct all of our future intimate relationships. If that first dance did not offer satisfactory regulation for our incomplete infant nervous systems, our sexual partnering can turn problematic. This 90-minute workshop will examine concepts from the social engagement system, as defined by Stephen Porges in his Polyvagal Theory, to explore ways to help clients develop healthier attachment styles. The basics of attachment theory, the mechanics of the social engagement system, and the concept of the “relational dance” will be covered. We will examine how the nuanced interactions in a relational dance can knock us off-center, creating wonderful and terrifying arousal. Participants will engage in art, movement, and written exercises to learn the process of re-centering and grounding the self.

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


Faculty
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Dee Wagner, MS, BC-DMT, LPC

Dee Wagner, MS, BC-DMT, LPC, has worked as a counselor and dance/movement therapist at the Link Counseling Center in Atlanta for 22 years. She has worked as a professional choreographer and dance/drama teacher for over 35 years including 10 years of teaching moms and two year-olds. Dee has presented workshops for seven American Dance Therapy Association conferences as well as for the Georgia Marriage and Family Therapy Association, South... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 10:50am - 12:20pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

10:50am

Mental Imagery Scripts For Wellness, Symptom Management & Performance Enhancement
ROOM 809

Therapists often use the process of visual mental imagery, also known as visualization. A powerful tool that directs concentration for the purpose of effecting change, it is a mind-body technique with varying goals and objectives. Knowing and understanding the differences can help clinicians determine which category of guided imagery is best-suited for a particular client or treatment. There are generally three categories of guided imagery for wellness purposes: stress reduction, influencing an outcome (performance), and giving information (receptive imagery). In this 90-minute workshop, participants will learn to classify visualizations, evaluate them, and initiate an original script. They will also be encouraged to record their scripts onto their personal phone devices, play them, and note how voice quality and tone influence the visualization process. Tips and techniques for producing effective scripts will be shared, and pre-recorded visualizations will be presented as helpful examples. Ending scripts with an art experiential is often of therapeutic benefit, and the workshop will explore various possibilities.

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

Faculty
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Joan Bloomgarden, PhD, ATR-BC, LCAT

Joan Bloomgarden, PhD, ATR-BC, LCAT, enjoys a long career as a full-time faculty member of the creative arts therapy program at Hofstra University. As faculty and as director of the program, she had a prominent role in facilitating Hofstra's approval by N.Y.S. as a licensed-qualifying program. Joan has presented and has been published internationally. She has served on the Art Therapy Credentials Board, the Ethics Committee of the... Read More →
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Dana C. Bordsen, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, UZIT

Dana C. Bordsen, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, UZIT, received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts, and an MA in creative arts therapy from Hofstra University. She is presently the director of integrative therapy for St. James Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center.


Sunday November 8, 2015 10:50am - 12:20pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

12:50pm

Introduction to Laughter Yoga
SOLD OUT

Laughter Yoga is for everyone. If you can laugh, you can do it (regardless of fitness or mobility level). In this method, “fake” laughter soon turns into real, contagious laughter, releasing stress-relieving endorphins and effecting wonderful physiological and psychological benefits–similar to traditional yoga, but with less demand on the body. This lunchtime workshop will blend yoga breathwork with laughter exercises for a process that builds community, inspires playfulness, and that can paired with any kind of creative arts therapies. Join us to experience a joyful form of yoga! No poses, mats, special outfits (or comedy skills) necessary.

Please Note: This session is not eligible for continuing education credits.


Faculty
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Jason Jedrusiak, CYT

Jason Jedrusiak, CYT, has been leading Laughter Yoga in the Boston area since 2010. He’s spread the laughter to local organizations and institutions, including Harvard University, the Boston Children's Museum, and NUPath, where he has laughed with people living with developmental, autism spectrum, and acquired brain injury conditions. Jason found Laughter Yoga through his training as a yoga teacher and meditation guide, his work as a... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

12:50pm

Tech Gone Wild: Sexting, Porn & Cyberbullying in Treatment
As possibilities in social media and mobile technology continue to expand, the 21st-century family must confront a whole new set of challenges that include online pornography, excessive texting, sexting, bullying text messages, and other inappropriate and harmful uses of technology. Moreover, therapists are increasingly sought out to assist families in managing these issues. This lunchtime session will provide an overview of the various technology-related behaviors that can lead to a higher risk of victimization and conflict. Participants will learn about assessment tools, prevention skills, and arts-based family therapy techniques to help families address these issues safely and effectively.

Eligible for 1.0 Credits: ATCB, NBCC; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS


Faculty
avatar for Leslie Baker

Leslie Baker

Co-Director/Faculty, Ruby Hill Counseling Center & University Of Phoenix, Bay Area Campus
Working in our field is so exciting! I am inspired by the creativity and the imagination of clinicians around the world who create opportunities for healing through the arts. My recent endeavors have included a mix of art, play and technology as I have been inspired by youth and adults alike who are now navigating their worlds through technology. I look forward to learning for you and meeting you and growing! I hope you come and play at one of... Read More →
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MaryAnn Coker, MFT, NCC

MaryAnn Coker, MFT, NCC, is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a National Board Certified Counselor. She has had a private practice in Castro Valley, CA and is faculty at University of Phoenix in the College of Social Sciences. MaryAnn is an experienced supervisor for marriage and family interns. She is also a faculty advisor for the master's in counseling program, where she advises students regarding placement for traineeships... Read More →
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Mary Ruth Cross, MS, MFT, NCC, RPT-S

| Mary Ruth Cross, MS, MFT, NCC, RPT-S, is a marriage and family therapist and registered play therapist supervisor with over 20 years experience. She is the director and owner of Treehouse Counseling Services in San Ramon, CA. Mary Ruth provides play therapy training and counseling to her staff and clients. She is co-owner of Connecting to Play Therapy, a training program that helps mental health professionals attain the necessary... Read More →



Sunday November 8, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

12:50pm

Understanding Gender Diversity through Action Methods

Professional guidelines and laws are evolving to protect freedom of gender expression, and with increased media coverage, more people are coming out as transgender at increasingly young ages. Unfortunately, attitudes among many family members, colleagues, and school personnel have not evolved at the same rate. This gap can contribute to the discrimination and alienation of transgender individuals, and puts them at a greater risk for depression and suicide. This brief lunchtime presentation will provide a concise overview of the issues and describe creative arts techniques that can be used to raise awareness and understanding of gender diversity in a variety of settings.

Eligible for 1.0 Credit Hour: ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS
Eligible for 1.0 Clock Hour: NBCC


Faculty
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Jennifer Whitlock, MA, LPC

Jennifer Whitlock, MA, LPC, is the director of True Colors Center for Creativity and an advanced student of psychodrama at the Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute. She has guided more than 100 transgender clients and their family members in individual, family, and group therapy. Jennifer has led workshops on transgender sensitivity at the Visibility Conference at William Paterson College, the New Jersey Counseling Association, and the... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

12:50pm

The Intuitive Child's Paranormal & Spiritual Experiences in Play Therapy
In recent years, parents have been reaching out to clinicians and even to parapsychology (psi) researchers to understand their children’s psi experiences. Typically, these reports fall within healthy “exceptional” phenomena that simply require information and a supportive response. However, there are also reports of disturbing (and even frightening) psi cases. These situations usually involve children seeing spirits/ghosts, having out-of-body experiences, and/or other anomalies. In these cases, the therapist might—understandably—feel challenged to find the right response. This lunchtime talk will identify the issues that surround child psi experiences, towards an understanding that yields a proper clinical response. Participants will learn to differentiate between psychological and psi-related phenomena, and examine ways to reassure and respond to the affected children and parents. Recommendations for play therapy approaches and materials will also be addressed.

Eligible for 1.0 Credits: ATCB, NBCC; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS

This session also eligible for APT credits


Faculty
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Athena A. Drewes, PsyD, RPT-S

Athena A. Drewes, PsyD, RPT-S, is a licensed child psychologist, certified school psychologist, registered play therapist and supervisor and clinical parapsychologist. She is past member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Play Therapy, and founder, founding past president, and newly re-elected President of the NY Association for Play Therapy. For over 30 years Athena has worked as a clinician with children and teens in... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

2:00pm

Anger Management & Mindfulness Techniques in Counseling and Psychotherapy
ROOM 702

Mindfulness — it's more than just a 21st century buzzword. We're seeing it widely integrated into our culture in various disciplines including education, business, and medicine. This 90-minute paper will provide an overview of integrating mindfulness-based strategies into the psychotherapeutic management of anger. Generally, there are two schools of thought in working with anger: One treats it as an emotional dysfunction, while the other, more comprehensive approach looks at the connection between the psychobiological state, and how it relates to lifestyle. In this session, we will explore how implementing mindfulness-based strategies can provide a new framework for anger management from a holistic perspective. Participants will learn specific tools and techniques that they can apply in their clinical practice.

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


Faculty
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Steven Pinto, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC, CAMS-1

Steven Pinto, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC, CAMS-1, is a licensed mental health counselor who specializes in mindfulness, substance abuse, and anger management counseling. He has experience working with both adolescents and adults, including those with psychiatric conditions such as anxiety disorders and depression. Steven also holds a certification from the National Association of Anger Management, where he has worked with both mandated and... Read More →


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

2:00pm

Psychoanalytically-oriented Expressive Arts for Addicted Hospitalized Patients
ROOM 703

Art therapy facilitates access to the world of emotions through creative and symbolic processes, and is thus conducive to transforming unconscious material into concrete representations. This 90-minute paper presentation will discuss how the convergence of art therapy and psychoanalytic theory can find application in a hospital setting for patients suffering from addiction. The presenters have combined psychoanalytic concepts with learning theory, humanistic creativity research, and sociobiology to produce a unique art therapy approach for treating addiction. A case study of an alcohol-addicted patient will demonstrate the value of incorporating psychoanalytic theory with the art therapy practice.

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

Faculty
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Peter Subkowski, PhD

Peter Subkowski, PhD, is educated in psychiatry, neurology, and psychosomatic medicine (DGPR, DGPM). He is a member of the German and International Psychoanalytic Association (DPV/IPA). Since 1995, Peter has served as medical director of the Paracelsus Therapy Center, consisting of the Wittekind Hospital for psychosomatic diseases and the Berghof Hospital for patients with addiction diseases. He is co-editor of the book Kunst und Therapie... Read More →
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Gerda Dingemann, Dipl. Art Therapist

Gerda Dingemann, Dipl. Art Therapist, (DISK) Studies in Pedagogy and Art Therapy at University Munster, Germany (Diploma). Since 1996, she has worked at the Paracelsus-Therapy-Center, Bad Essen. Gerda has written several publications on art therapy and has given paper presentations/workshops at national and international conferences. She is also a practicing painter with several individual and group exhibitions.


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

2:00pm

Creativity, Community & Self-care in the Workplace: "Wellness Wednesday"
ROOM 704

Stress among healthcare professionals is a well-known concern. Although many of us know through direct experience the power of artmaking in the healing process, there is limited, documented evidence for its long term effects on reducing stress and enhancing well-being. This workshop will present the findings from the initiation and sustenance of a workplace wellness model called “Wellness Wednesday” that employs creative arts therapies to foster mutual support among professional colleagues and promote self-care. Using both narratives and artwork, the presenters will examine their process, provide experiential examples, and reflect on the role of creative self-expression in combating workplace stress.

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


Faculty
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Girija Kaimal, EdD, MA

Girija Kaimal, EdD, MA, is an assistant professor in the Drexel University creative arts therapies and teaches primarily in the doctoral program. Her research aims to understand the implications of autobiographical narratives and creative self-expression (especially among underrepresented and vulnerable populations) on health and well being. Girija currently leads a multi-year evaluation study on leadership development funded by the U.S... Read More →
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Michele Rattigan MA, ATR-BC, NCC, LPC

Michele Rattigan MA, ATR-BC, NCC, LPC, is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Drexel University and has worked in various settings with children, adolescents, and adults since 1996. She has taught several courses in the Graduate Art Therapy and Counseling Program over the past 15 years. In 2002, Michele co-founded Art, Play, and Traditional Therapy, an outpatient mental health co-operative of creative arts therapists and psychology... Read More →
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Elizabeth K. Templeton, EdD, BC-DMT

Elizabeth K. Templeton, EdD, BC-DMT, is a clinical assistant professor in creative arts in therapies at Drexel University, where she teaches and advises students in both the MA and PhD programs. As a dance therapist, she has primarily worked with adults suffering from severe problems with body-image, eating, dissociation, schizophrenia, and depression. Elizabeth is a member of the Multicultural and Diversity Committee of the American... Read More →


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

2:00pm

East/West Multimodal Arts Therapies Approaches for Non-verbal Populations

ROOM 711

Art therapy is often referred to as a non-verbal therapy, and because of this, it has the potential to cross the boundaries of language, abilities, and culture. The presenters of this workshop have provided intensive trauma relief work in both the US and Japan through their East/West art therapy approach. This paper session will introduce their unique methodology that has been used in multicultural environments where people come from different linguistic backgrounds and have limited verbal communication. Participants will learn the value of integrating Eastern and Western approaches to enhance the healing process in the globalized context.

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


Faculty
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Reiko Fujisawa, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT

Reiko Fujisawa, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, is a board-certified art therapist and licensed creative arts therapist. A native of Japan, she graduated from New York University with a master’s in art therapy and has been in the field for 15 years. Reiko has received trainings from British Object Relations Institute, Beck Institute, and Ackerman Institute for the Family. She is currently working at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center to... Read More →
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Toshiko Kobayashi, ATR-BC, LCAT

Toshiko Kobayashi, ATR-BC, LCAT, originally from Tokyo, Japan, studied art therapy at NYU, and now works as a senior art therapist at Bronx Psychiatric Center, where she specializes in trauma treatment and clinical origami art therapy (Enrichment Origami Art Therapy, created by her). She supervises art therapists/students, and has a private practice for seniors and Japanese clients. Toshiko has been presenting internationally and locally... Read More →
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Manami Yamamoto, MA, MFTI

Manami Yamamoto, MA, MFTI is a clinical counselor in Japan, expressive arts therapist, and cross-cultural counselor. She combines various therapeutic modalities to provide a holistic and integrative approach to trauma. Manami has worked with culturally diverse populations and worked as a psychotherapist in a range of settings including a counseling center, elementary school, and a hospital, and currently works in private practice. Since... Read More →


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

2:00pm

Integrating Positive Psychology, Couples Therapy & Psychodrama
ROOM 710

In recent years, research from the field of positive psychology has yielded insights that can be applied to clinical work with a variety of populations. In this 90-minute workshop, participants will learn how to integrate tenets of positive psychology with action methods from the fields of psychodrama and drama therapy to enhance their work with couples in treatment. These approaches include applying the techniques of role reversal, doubling, mirroring, and representational drama to highlight strengths and weaknesses in communication and attachment patterns.

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


Faculty
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Andrea Szucs, LMSW, RDT Candidate

Andrea Szucs, LMSW, RDT Candidate, is an LMSW, licensed by the state of New York. In her groups at AHRC and Hearthstone, she works with individuals with cognitive disabilities, building on social work principles, embodied experiential techniques, and creative dramatics. Recently Andrea completed the North American Drama Therapy Association's alternative track training program as a drama therapist. She is in the process of collecting her... Read More →
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Dan Tomasulo, PhD, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo, PhD, MFA, MAPP, is a psychologist, author, psychodramatist, and assistant instructor for Martin Seligman, The Father of Positive Psychology, at UPenn. He is a consultant for Gerry Spence at the Trial Lawyer's College in Wyoming, and honored by Sharecare as one of the top ten online influencers on the topic of depression. Dan also writes for Psychology Today as an expert on group therapy ("The Healing Crowd") and authors the... Read More →


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

2:00pm

The Body as Canvas: Tattoos and their Relationship to Art Therapy

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

Faculty
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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 creative behavior, a master's in art therapy and bachelor's in art and psychology. Simone's art is exhibited internationally. A researcher of children's art... Read More →


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

2:00pm

Wellness-Focused Treatment Using Transformative Metaphor & Action Methods

ROOM 810

In the helping professions, there are so many ways to talk about disorders and what is wrong, but when it comes to expressing happiness, satisfaction, and state of well-being within the clinical context, fewer options come to mind. In this 3-hour workshop, participants will gain a basic understanding of wellness-focused work, and practice applying some of these tenets through reflective reading and writing exercises. Prompts, poems, and psychodramatic action methods that demonstrate wellness metaphors and identify aspects of resilience will be presented through the Health and Wellness Coaching framework. Come learn new ways to work with themes of joy and resilience with your clients! No prior experience with coaching or psychotherapy is necessary; this workshop does not substitute for formal training in either.

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


Faculty
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Nancy S. Scherlong, LCSW, PTR, MS

Representative, NCCATA
Nancy S. Scherlong, LCSW, PTR, MS, is a licensed clinical social worker in the states of NY and CT. She is also a registered poetry/Biblio therapist and a mentor supervisor credentialed by the International Federation of Biblio-Poetry Therapy (IFBPT). A health/wellness coach and holistic psychotherapist, Nancy specializes in stress management, trauma and addictions. She has studied and used the action methods of psychodrama since 1992 and... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

2:00pm

Multimodal Genograms for Family Assessment & Treatment in Play Therapy
ROOM 705

Genograms are intergenerational family maps that can teach us about patterns of communication and interaction within families across multiple generations. This 3-hour workshop will demonstrate the value of exploring these intergenerational threads, and will be accompanied by artful and inspired practices that allow for children and adolescents to be included in these explorations. A theoretical overview will include a discussion of the clinical practices that gave rise to the development of genograms and how they are being used in both assessment and treatment; in particular, in the field of contextual family therapy. Participants will be introduced to several playful mediums in which genograms can be created and explored, including animal genograms, mapping genograms, and sculpturing. The experiential component will include a role-play exercise. This workshop will be of interest to both expressive arts and play therapists.

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

This session also eligible for APT credits


Faculty
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Deborah Armstrong Hickey, PhD, LMFT, RPT-S

| Deborah Armstrong Hickey, PhD, LMFT, RPT-S, has been licensed as a marriage and family therapist specializing in expressive arts and play therapies for over 30 years. She is a registered play therapy supervisor, trained in EMDR, and is a past president of the California and South Carolina Associations for Play Therapy. Deborah is a clinical member of the AAMFT and has served on the Board of Directors for the International Association for... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

2:00pm

Advanced Phototherapy: Psychoanalytic Applications
ROOM 808

For those who are familiar with the basics of phototherapy, this 3-hour workshop will provide a brief review of the history of various photographic modalities used in the clinical setting, as well as the newer, digital formats. Through a series of experiential exercises, participants will have the opportunity to explore current advancements in phototherapy. Role play, visualization techniques, and digital photographic technology will be incorporated to demonstrate exciting new possibilities in this modality. Participants are encouraged to bring hard copy photographs of themselves, family, friends, and places to use during the experiential exercises.

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


Faculty
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Robert Irwin Wolf, MPS, ATR-BC, NCPsya, LP, LCAT

Robert Irwin Wolf, MPS, ATR-BC, NCPsya, LP, LCAT, trained originally in fine art and art therapy at Pratt Institute. He went on for psychoanalytic training at the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis, where he's currently a training analyst and faculty member. Robert is on the faculty of the College of New Rochelle and Pratt Institute graduate art therapy training programs. He is formerly the director of the Institute for... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

2:00pm

Chakras, Yoga & Art: Balancing Body and Soul

ROOM 701

Session Full — Wait List Initiated

The Sanskrit word “chakra" means wheel and invokes a sense of movement and energy. The seven chakras, located along the vertical axis of the body, become activated by social and emotional stimuli. This 3-hour workshop will explore these energetic points, discuss symptoms of chakra imbalances, and offer possible healing remedies. Through the use of breath, voice, yoga, and artmaking, participants will learn to safely connect with their chakras, and will be introduced to yoga postures and art directives that can help restore balance wherever it is needed. Participants will learn how to utilize these techniques in clinical practice to help their clients access and balance their chakras. No previous experience with yoga is necessary.

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

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Kathryn Martin, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, RYT 200

Kathryn Martin, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, RYT 200, is a graduate of GWU and a registered yoga teacher. She has experience working with clients of various ages who have psychiatric and/or medical needs. Kathryn has recently relocated from Washington, DC, to work at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in their Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Clinic. She presents her work nationally and is actively involved in art therapy research studies... Read More →
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Erin (Potash) Fig, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT, RYT

​Erin (Potash) Fig, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT, RYT, is a graduate of The George Washington University art therapy program and a registered yoga teacher. She has worked with children and adolescents diagnosed with mental illness as well as seniors diagnosed with dementia. Erin is the Program Director at Rehabilitation Opportunities, Inc. in Germantown, MD., where she provides art therapy and yoga services for adults with intellectual and... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

2:00pm

The Expressive Therapies Continuum: Conceptual Framework for Multimodal Expressive Arts Practice

ROOM 809

The Expressive Therapies Continuum (ETC) is a foundational theory that can increase communication among creative arts therapists of all disciplines by providing a framework for the planning, formation, and organization of therapeutic arts-based practice. This 3-hour workshop will demonstrate how the ETC can be used to guide the therapeutic decision making process with the modalities of sound, movement, drama, and artmaking. Using the artist’s studio “space” as a source of inspiration, participants will explore how different media and tools can be utilized as vehicles for creative expression and nonverbal communication within the ETC framework. Through this playful exploration, three of the four levels of the ETC (sensory/kinesthetic, perceptual/affective, and cognitive/symbolic) will be examined as they pertain to clinical interventions in daily practice.

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


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Sondra Goldman, MA, ATR, ATPQ

Sondra Goldman, MA, ATR, ATPQ, has been the rehab art therapist at Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre for more than 20 years. She works with individuals, groups, and has supervised graduate music, drama, and art therapy students throughout this time. Sondra is passionate about art therapy and its importance at the end of life and has developed many innovative programs focused upon community-building and empowerment through the... Read More →
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Maria Riccardi, MA, MEd, ATR, ATPQ

Maria Riccardi, MA, MEd. ATR, ATPQ, is a certified art psychotherapist, a licensed career counselor and a practicing multimedia artist in Canada. She is an adjunct member at Concordia University, and the co-vice president of the Association des art-thérapeutes du Québec. She currently collaborates with local non-profit organizations, developing community-based art studio programs for adolescents and adults who are marginalized... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

2:00pm

The Power of Story in Trauma-Informed Art & Drama Therapies: Dynamic Intersections

ROOM 714

No matter the modality, story is the most powerful tool that an expressive therapist has to work with. The metaphorical story allows us to understand our clients and their experiences through their own words, images, sounds, and narratives. This 3-hour workshop will explore story and metaphor at the intersection of art and drama therapy in trauma-informed work. We will discuss how to discern treatment goals for clients using fictional narratives and art work; experiential exercises will demonstrate the therapeutic power of the metaphorical storytelling process. Participants will gain a better understanding of the theoretical principles behind art and drama therapy, including their similarities and differences, and learn ways to apply their new knowledge and tools immediately in clinical practice with people of all ages.

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


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Heidi Landis, RDT-BCT, CGP, LCAT, TEP

Heidi Landis, RDT, CGP, LCAT, PAT, is program director at Creative Alternatives of New York. She is the drama therapy liaison at the Psychodrama and Creative Arts Therapy Institute in NYC and also has a private practice. Heidi is an adjunct professor at the College of New Rochelle, runs psychodrama training groups in NYC and at the Cleveland Psychodrama Institute, and has presented workshops and classes at many national conferences and... Read More →
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Aynisa Leonardo, ATR-BC, LCAT

| Aynisa Leonardo, ATR-BC, LCAT, is the clinical coordinator of military and integrated services at Bridge Back to Life Center, Inc., an outpatient substance and alcohol abuse treatment program serving local communities on Long Island and across the boroughs in New York City, treating all branches, all eras, and all discharge statuses. Her prior experience includes working on the inpatient and non-profit levels with active duty... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

2:00pm

Touch Drawing in Clinical Practice

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

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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 Your Soul and The Touch Drawing Facilitator Workbook. She has contributed chapters to The Art of Grief (Rogers) and Art Therapy in Healthcare (Malchiodi... Read More →
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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, adolescents, and adults with an emphasis in the college student population. She facilitates the process of touch drawing as a therapeutic tool, evoking... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

3:50pm

Confronting Oppressive Systems within Expressive Therapies Practices
ROOM 711

Expressive therapists are not immune from the covert and overt messages of racism that saturate society and even our profession. We continue to replicate oppressive systems when we use dominant narratives, traditional aesthetic paradigms, and communicate mono-lingually when working with bilingual Latino clients and individuals from other cultural backgrounds. If the expressive therapies are serious about cross-cultural engagement, we must be willing to raise our consciousness about intercultural understanding and communication, and allow this process to permeate our professional identities and practice. This workshop will challenge all of us to examine and understand the different demographics within our related disciplines, and consider the academic and professional implications of culturally oppressive and enlightened practices. Participants will critically examine the roots and biases of dominant aesthetic paradigms, philosophies, and imageries that persist in the field, and reflect on the significance of native languages when dialoguing, processing, and experiencing transference, affect regulation, and catharsis.

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

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Angelica Pinna-Perez, PhD, LCAT, LCSW, REAT, RDT

Angelica Pinna-Perez, PhD, LCAT, LCSW, REAT, RDT, has worked as a creative arts therapist and psychotherapist, practicing community-based mental health counseling, since 2003. She has worked clinically in the United States and abroad with a passion for cross-cultural work and international outreach.
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Kelvin A. Ramirez, PhD, ATR-BC, LCAT

Kelvin A. Ramirez, PhD, ATR-BC, LCAT, is an art therapist with years of experience incorporating art therapy within educational systems to enhance student’s personal and academic growth. He has worked internationally, collaborating with educators and art therapists in Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, and India. Kelvin is on the Board of FNE International, a non-profit that promotes education and sustainable community development... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 3:50pm - 5:20pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

3:50pm

Treating Parentified Children of Divorcing Parents
ROOM 710

Children whose parents are divorcing often take on adult responsibilities in order to maintain a semblance of their former family structure. Treatments tend to focus on allowing these children to continue developing at an age-appropriate rate, and alleviating the burden of adult responsibilities that has been placed upon them by a parent—or even by the children themselves. However, there are instances where the adults are unable to resume the responsibility of being a parent, and this prevents these children from giving up their internalized parental roles. This paper will explore the process through case studies and discussion, highlighting dynamic themes that include the loss of innocence, the nature of resilience, and the far-reaching impact of custody disputes on the emotional and mental health of children. Ways to integrate the arts for cross-modal attunement will be addressed.

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


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Kristin Long, RDT, BCT, LCAT, LP

Kristin Long, RDT, BCT, LCAT, LP, has a full-time private practice in New York City, working with children, adolescents, families, and adults. As a graduate of the Institute for Expressive Analysis in 2010, she currently serves as Public Relations Chair. Kristin also teaches and supervises at the postgraduate institute. She has taught expressive therapy with children at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study... Read More →
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Scott Palyo, MD

Scott Palyo, MD, is a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist and is the medical director at Safe Horizon Counseling Center, a clinic devoted to the treatment of victims of crimes. He also works at NYU Langone-Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn. Scott is a clinical assistant professor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at NY Medical College. He attended Emory Univ. and Univ. of Texas and completed his residencies at St... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 3:50pm - 5:20pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

3:50pm

Artful Grief: Complicated Bereavement, Collage & Trauma Theory

ROOM 702

Complicated grief arises from experiences like the aftermath of suicide, loss of a child, war, tragic accident, and crime-related death. Trauma-focused therapists are often hesitant (even fearful) about treating it, as the countertransference challenges alone are substantial: how to effectively keep an objective stance in the face of intense emotional pain while simultaneously maintaining compassion? A review of the neurobiological effects of complicated grief, drawn from current trauma theory and bereavement models, will ground this 90-minute workshop. Collage-making offers the boundaried emotional safety that “found” magazine imagery can provide, as opposed to spontaneous image-making drawn from within. We will explore our personal and professional experiences of loss through collage-making as a vehicle to piece together our countertransference responses to our clients’ tragic experiences while learning a creative, yet structured, activity to include in work with bereaved clients in trauma-focused psychotherapy.

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


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Peggy Kolodny, ATR-BC, LCPAT

Peggy Kolodny, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT, earned her master's in art therapy from GWU in 1982. Specializing in trauma-focused art therapy in private practice, she is adjunct faculty for University of Maryland School of Social Work; the workshop faculties of the Institute of Advanced Psychotherapy Training and Education, a trauma certificate program and Chesapeake Professional Seminars. Peggy provides services for Shofar Coalition, a nonprofit agency... Read More →
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Sharon Strouse, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT

Sharon Strouse, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT, is an author, teacher, facilitator, speaker, and survivor. Her world dramatically changed on October 11, 2001, when her 17-year-old daughter Kristin ended her own life. Collage-making in response to the trauma of loss became a template for her work with others. She is a grief and bereavement specialist and workshop presenter for The Compassionate Friends, The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, and... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 3:50pm - 5:20pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

3:50pm

Co-Creative Music: Inviting the Intuitive Inner Child to Invigorate Your Clinical Practice

ROOM 703

In this 90-minute workshop, we will discuss a range of therapeutic applications for co-creative music with a variety of ages and populations, and engage in musical activities that demonstrate how this process works. Improvised songs by children, in particular, can bring you to tears, induce belly laughs, and help you connect with your own emotions and inner child archetype. The universal truths they reveal can be quite dynamic, and often generate a sense of renewal in the listener. As such, they can enhance clinical creativity in your practice, and provide a new tool for managing countertransference and dealing with everyday challenges. No musical experience necessary. Appropriate for working with clients of all ages and abilities.

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


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Jonathan Samson, MA, MT-BC

Jonathan Samson, MA, MT-BC, holds a master's from NYU in music therapy and a bachelor's in studio composition from SUNY-Purchase. He has been running a private practice for 10 years in Brooklyn. Jonathan also served as a music therapist through the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music for five years. As a producer and performer, Jon has received international awards for his original children's music. He has also produced music for Sounds True... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 3:50pm - 5:20pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

3:50pm

Integrating Dance/Movement & Music Therapies in the Inpatient Psychiatric Setting

ROOM 712

Integrating complementary treatment modalities gives us greater flexibility in meeting the preferences and needs of our patients and clients. In this 90-minute workshop, we will examine the integrative process of combining music therapy and dance/movement therapy for working with adult patients in a psychiatric inpatient facility. Individual and group responses to multimodal experiences will be presented, and the advantages and challenges of multimodal treatments will be discussed, detailing the interactions and negotiations between co-facilitators that can occur. Various themes, such as group cohesion and synchrony during the music and movement sessions, will be touched upon. An experiential exercise will demonstrate how the integration of music therapy and dance/movement therapy principles and interventions may be incorporated into a collaborative practice that can better serve the variety of people with whom we work.

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


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Lucia Sirota, MS, R-DMT

Lucia Sirota, MS, R-DMT, is a recent graduate of Pratt Institute's dance/movement therapy master's program. She has worked primarily with adults in psychiatric inpatient facilities. Lucia is a dancer, a cellist and a pianist. Her experience in dance and music prompted an interest to explore multi-modal approaches for therapeutic treatment. Lucia's thesis research examined the integration of dance/movement therapy and music therapy in... Read More →
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Frank Wagner, MA, LCAT, NRMT

Frank Wagner, MA, LCAT, NRMT, is presently an adjunct professor at Queensborough Community College, CUNY, and a visiting professor at Pratt Institute. For the past 18 years, he has practiced music therapy and currently serves as a supervisor of creative arts at the Woodhull Hospital in Inpatient Psychiatry in Brooklyn. Frank has given many presentations for the American Music Therapy Association and World Congress conferences. He is the... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 3:50pm - 5:20pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

3:50pm

Therapeutic Zumba: Dynamic Rhythms for Building Confidence & Managing Stress
ROOM 704

Zumba inspires movement, and allows women to reconnect with their bodies and with one another in a fun, safe, self-loving celebration of being alive. This workshop will break down the key points of Zumba, and demonstrate how it exemplifies dance therapy as understood and taught by Sharon Chaiklin and Marian Chace. Participants will have the chance to experience the presenter’s unique model of the therapeutic Zumba class, which incorporate the key principles of dance therapy and somatic experience. The unique potential of Zumba for building body and sexual confidence will be explored through discussion, as well as its role in enabling the individual to rise to the stresses of daily life. No previous experience is necessary.

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


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Penina Sand, MA

Penina Sand, MA, is a David Yallin graduate, licensed dance therapist and dance teacher. She owns a dance studio in Israel and teaches dance and Zumba to women, teens, and children, incorporating therapeutic tools throughout. Penina is a DJ and dance motivator at life cycle events, helping people to connect to one another as they express their truest selves.


Sunday November 8, 2015 3:50pm - 5:20pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)