2017 Expressive Therapies Summit: NYC - Registration Site


GENDER, IDENTITY & SEXUALITY
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Craig Haen, PhD, RDT, CGP, FAGPA, LCAT, Chairperson

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THURSDAY, October 12

10:00 am - 5:15 pm
Gender, Sexuality, Identity and the Presentation of Self: Implications for Creative Treatment

Executive Conference Center - Thursday
1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)


How Do We Experience and Perform Identity? A Creative & Embodied Exploration
Brian T. Harris, PhD, MT-BC, LCAT
Britton Williams, MA, LCAT, RDT

How we experience and perform our own identities directly impacts the way we perceive and interact with others. In this 3-hour workshop participants will identify and embody ways in which their experience of self impacts interpersonal interactions, including the therapeutic encounter. Using music, movement, and enactment participants will initially engage in embodied explorations around their unique experiences of identity, including: gender, sexual orientation, race, class, religion, nation of origin, etc. Following this, the group will examine how their intersections of identity perform in relation to others. Participants will consider how their experience and performance of identity is influenced by, aligned with, and/or pushes against social and cultural expectations.

My Voice, My Self: Vocalizing Identity Beyond the Binary
Susan Hadley, PhD, MT-BC
Maevon Gumble, MT-BC

The voice is a performance of gender and sexuality, typically characterized according to dominant notions regarding each. For those who are gender diverse—specifically transgender or non-binary individuals—such assumptions can lead to misgendering. Similarly, men whose voices are ‘feminine’ are often perceived as gay, which is not always correct and can lead to faulty characterizations that can cause psychological and emotional harm. In this 3-hour session, we will explore the need to queer our understandings of gender and sexuality, moving beyond binary genders and challenging assumptions of the gendered voice. "Queering" refers to the process of reflexively considering and challenging the way we listen to voices and look at bodies, thereby affecting the way we perceive gender and sexuality. We'll focus on this process within therapeutic contexts, with an emphasis on voicework, in order to more accurately validate our clients' identities. By doing this, all therapists—generalists and specialists alike—can create more affirming therapeutic holding spaces for their clients with the potential for more effective healing.

Eligible for 6.0 Clock/Credit Hours: NBCC, ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS, LCAT
Not eligible for APT Credits


FRIDAY, October 13

10:00 am - 5:15 pm
Working with Sexual Trauma Across the Life Span: Creating Healing Possibilities
Executive Conference Center - Friday
1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)


Craig Haen, PhD, RDT, CGP, FAGPA, LCAT
Einat Metzl, PhD, ATR-BC, RYT, LMFT
Darcy Lubbers, MFT, ATR-BC, PhD-c


This 6-hour master class will explore in creative ways—through art therapy and drama therapy approaches—normative vs. coerced/forced sexual experiences and their impact across the life span. Throughout the day, participants will engage in theoretical frames for clinical work, focusing on psycho-education, trauma processing, and relationally-oriented treatment. Participants will identify their own experiences, value-expectations, and how they perceive their identities as they relate to sexuality, and connect these to clinical work with patients who have experienced sexual trauma. Art making and experiential exercises will be threaded throughout the day, and an integrative dialogue will provide attendees with tools that can be used in their clinical work.

Eligible for 6.0 Clock/Credit Hours: NBCC, ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS, LCAT
Not eligible for APT Credits




SATURDAY, October 14

9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Enigma of Desire: Sex, Longing and Belonging

Executive Conference Center - Saturday
1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)


Galit Atlas, PhD, LCAT, LP

Based on her new book, the presenter will explore the relationship between sexuality and attachment, both as separate and related phenomena. Two clinical cases will be used to address difficulties in the modulation of sexual excitement, as well as patterns of arousal and regulation that are observed in current infant research. The workshop will focus on the developmental trajectory of sexuality, including classic themes of overstimulation, seduction, and betrayal in the early relationship to the mother. Particular attention will be given to the details of clinical work with overtly sexual material, and to the therapist’s own sexuality.

Eligible for 3.0 Clock/Credit Hours: NBCC, ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS, LCAT
Not eligible for APT Credits



2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Helping LGBTQ Youth Create a Coherent Self-Narrative

Executive Conference Center - Saturday
1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

Mark Beauregard, RDT-BCT, LCAT
Kristin Long, RDT, BCT, LCAT, LP


LGBTQ youth have unique life stories and experiences, often in the context of interpersonal and environmental trauma, that can reinforce silence. They need caring adults who can help them to tell their stories, be heard, and craft their narrative in order to live the life they want. This workshop will have participants thinking creatively about the roles of storyteller and listener for both LGBTQ youth and therapists. Presenters will provide a brief introduction to the life experiences of these young people and discuss how caring adults can become creative agents of change in helping youth express their own stories of hurt, strength, and resilience. Participants will leave with specific examples of arts-based activities to use in fostering coherent self-narratives.

Eligible for 3.0 Clock/Credit Hours: NBCC, ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS, LCAT
Not eligible for APT Credits





SUNDAY, October 15

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Establishing and Maintaining Intimacy in Therapeutic Relationships

Executive Conference Center - Sunday
1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)


Natalie Carlton, PhD, ATR-BC, LPCC
John Lutz, MCAT, ATR-BC, LPC


Relational intimacy can be challenging due to barriers of trust, disparate backgrounds, and difficulties in disclosing ones ‘truth’. Secrets in therapeutic relationship are fueled by shame, trauma, fear of judgment, societal power differentials, and other intersectional complexities. This 3-hour workshop will utilize the creative process to explore and track some behaviors and belief systems that block human drives for intimacy. The presenters will discuss and conceptualize outliers to trust—who trusts and who mistrusts, and therefore withholds—and how these affect clinical practice. Workshop experientials will integrate multi-part case conceptualizations with imagery that explores barriers to establishing trust in therapeutic relationships, as well as situations in which people intentionally lie.

Eligible for 3.0 Clock/Credit Hours: NBCC, ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS, LCAT
Not eligible for APT Credits




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