Friday, November 9, 2012
9:00 am – 4:15 pm


NEUROSCIENCE
AND THE THERAPEUTIC POWER OF THE ARTS


Brain Art w/frame
"Marilyn's Brain"   Charlotte Rae, Neuroscientist


NEW LOCATION!
SNAPPLE THEATER CENTER
210 West 50th Street
(between Broadway & 8th Avenue on 50th Street)

Co-sponsored by the

Creative Arts Therapy Program
and
Expressive Media Inc.

Day Program



MORNING PROGRAM


Montello revised
9:00 am
LOUISE MONTELLO, DA, MT-BC, LP, LCAT
 
Music Therapist, Psychoanalyst   
Coordinator — Creative Arts Therapy Program at The New School

WELCOME
Breath, Sound, and Song in Trauma Treatment
This presentation will demonstrate how breath, sound, and song can facilitate healing in nervous systems that have been altered by early trauma.


Brain Power - official
9:20 am
BRAIN POWER   A Short Film
Directed by Tiffany Shlain and produced by The Moxie Institute, this short film links the crucial importance of nurturing the brains of the young with the need to nurture the internet (our global extended brain), as both are in the process of early development.


Nobel, James 2012
9:30 am
JAMES NOBLE, MD, MS, CPH
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology, Columbia University Medical Center
President of the Board, Arts & Minds, Inc.

Arts and the Aging Brain 
Dr. Noble will discuss a model for aesthetic preference, creative arts programming, and cognitive reserve as they relate to cognitive aging.



Homann 2012
10:00 am
KALILA HOMANN, MA, MT-BC, LPC-S, LCAT
 
Dance/Movement Therapist

Adjunct Faculty — Drexel University, Antioch University, Goddard College

Creativity and the Embodiment of Neuroscience
Dance/Movement Therapy engages the body in the moment; accessing a potent spectrum of possibility within the mind. This experiential lecture addresses exciting new concepts from the field of affective neuroscience that help us to conceptualize the body’s role in perception, emotion, sensation, and thought.  It explores how the power of expressive arts in psychotherapy can be nuanced to support targeted brain integration using embodiment, imagination, metaphor, and dynamic interaction.



Scheiby 2011
10:45 am
BENEDIKTE SCHEIBY, MA, MMEd, DPMT, CMT, LCAT  

Analytical Music Therapist, Certified Music Therapist 
Director — Music Therapy Training, Institute for Music and Neurologic Function

Neuroplasticity & Analytical Music Therapy: Treatment & Research
The principles of self-directed neuroplasticity will be explored and discussed as they relate to Analytical Music Therapy. Archival footage of music therapy treatment with renowned composer Joel Thome, during his recovery from stroke, will be combined with excerpts from the documentary film, Inside the Perfect Circle. Additionally, music therapy research design with a mobile brain scanner and iPad 2 will be presented. 

11:30 am
OPEN Q & A


11:45 am
LUNCH BREAK
(Box lunches are available for order with online registration)


LUNCH & LEARN

Pines 2012
12:15 pm  
DEBORAH PINES, MSW, LCSW
Psychoanalyst, Co-Editor of Psychoanalytic Perspectives
Supervisor — National Institute for the Psychotherapies

Stroke and the Fracturing of Self: Rebuilding a Life and a Practice

While on vacation several years ago, following a day of diving and yoga, I suddenly lost consciousness during dinner and fell to the floor. I’d had a stroke. Although able to resume my practice in a limited way after a few months, I have had to put my life back together. This is the story of my humbling, humiliating, and terrifying experience of recovery, and how I learned to help others who have suffered in similar ways.



AFTERNOON PROGRAM



1:00 pm
NEUROSCIENCE & ART THERAPY: THREE PERSPECTIVES

PANEL MODERATOR — JUDITH A. RUBIN, PhD, ATR-BC
Art Therapist, Psychologist, Psychoanalyst
Faculty — Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center




Belkofer 2012
CHRISTOPHER BELKOFER, PhD, ATR, LCPC
Art Therapist
Instructor — Mount Mary College


Spontaneous Art Making and the Brain: An Exploratory Study

In an attempt to build upon research that supports the QEEG (quantitative electroencephalogram) as a means for measuring the impact of therapeutic interventions, the brain activity of 10 participants was recorded before and after creating a spontaneous drawing. Results tentatively suggest that the QEEG is a promising means for empirically measuring the impact of art therapy.



Franklin, M #2
MICHAEL FRANKLIN, PhD, ATR-BC

Art Therapist 
Coordinator — Transpersonal Art Therapy Program, Naropa University

Mirror Neurons and the 3rd Hand: Formulating Empathic Art Interventions
This presentation integrates attachment theory, meditation practice, and Edith Kramer’s 3rd Hand skill sets. A condensed review of art, empathy, mindfulness meditation, and attachment/regulation theory is offered, followed by a case vignette that demonstrates the applied use of 3rd hand strategies for formulating visual empathy responses.




Hass-Cohen 2012
NOAH HASS-COHEN, PsyD, ATR-BC, LMFT
Art Therapist
Director — Couples and Family Therapy Program, Alliant International University

The Art Therapy Relational Neurobiology Model: Theory and Practice
This talk will present an art therapy relational neurobiology (ATR-N) framework called CREATE - Creativity in motion, Relational resonance, Emotions and Expressive Communication, Adaptive Responses, Transformative Integration, and Empathic Associations. The CREATE, ATR-N approach links art therapy practices with clinical neuroscience research and interpersonal neurobiology approaches, providing an integrative model for the expressive arts therapies.



Irwin 2012
2:30 pm
ELEANOR C. IRWIN, PhD, RDT, TEP   Chair, Day Program
Drama Therapist, Psychodramatist, Psychologist, Child and Adult Analyst
Faculty — Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center


Understanding, Integration, and Emotional Regulation through Drama Therapy
This presentation will focus on the many ways that spontaneous drama can stimulate an unconscious depiction of views of self and others, revealing what is projected, externalized and remembered, as well as what is painfully repressed. The goal of this process is to connect past to present, working toward understanding, change, mentalization, and emotional regulation.




P Nolan
3:15 pm
PAUL NOLAN, MCAT, MT-BC, LPC 
Music Therapist
Director — Music Therapy Program, Drexel University

                                              
Through Neuroscience to Creativity and Beauty
This presentation/per
formance combines theory, theatre, and video. This presentation will demonstrate how the brain serves as the motor for creative processes relevant to the arts therapies, helping to explain therapeutic effects resulting from arts experiences and the clinician's encouragement of patients to engage in creative activities. After a discussion of how the brain makes connections when one moves toward beauty, the group will engage in music making experiences, demonstrating how our brains collaborate with intuition to induce an experience of beauty.



4:00 pm
WRAP-UP & ADJOURN



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Evening Program



Waking the Brain with Music and Art 

Neuroplasticity sm E Jameson
"Neuroplasticity"   Elizabeth Jameson

Co-sponsored by The Creative Arts Therapy Program of The New School

NEW LOCATION! SEATS NOW AVAILABLE
THE NEW SCHOOL
  —  TISHMAN AUDITORIUM
66 W. 12th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
New York, NY


All Tickets $20 at Door
Open to the Public




6:15 pm 
RECEPTION

7:00 pm  
PROGRAM

Following a reception of libations and light fare, a group of professionals from diverse disciplines will introduce and reflect upon a range of arts-based therapeutic programs. Using images and film excerpts that vividly document their work, they will demonstrate both active (creating) and passive (listening, viewing) music and art approaches to revitalizing function in people with Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia, as well as those who have sustained a brain injury or survived a stroke. Programs designed and led by neurologists, therapists, artists, researchers, and arts educators will be represented in this moving overview.



Rubin, Judy 2012
JUDITH A. RUBIN, PhD   Chair, Evening Program 
Art Therapist, Psychologist, Psychoanalyst 
President, Expressive Media Inc., Author, Filmmaker



Heubner 2012
BERNA HUEBNER  
Writer & Co-Director I Remember Better When I Paint
Founder, Hilgos Foundation



Halpin-Healy b 2012
CAROLYN HALPIN-HEALY, MA
Executive Director, Arts & Minds, Inc.
 



Sacks- Musicophilia
OLIVER SACKS, MD via film
Neurologist, Author of Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain 



Rossato-Bennett - B 2012
MICHAEL ROSSATO-BENNETT
Film Director/Producer of Alive Inside



Cohen, Dan 2012
DAN COHEN, MSW
Executive Director, Music & Memory
Creator of the iPod Project featured in
Alive Inside




Mittleman 2012
MARY S. MITTLEMAN, DrPH
Center of Excellence on Brain Aging, NYU
Founder of "The Unforgettables," a choir for people with dementia and their caregivers



Pepino
CHRIS R. PEPINO via film
Director/Producer of Inside the Perfect Circle




Thome conducting
JOEL THOME
Conductor/Composer, stroke survivor; Subject of Inside the Perfect Circle
1994 Grammy Award winner (Best Rock Instrumental) for Zappa's Universe


Coons 2012
EDGAR "TED" COONS, Jr, PhD
Professor of Psychology, Center for Neural Science, NYU
President, American Festival of Microtonal Music




Gandy
SAM GANDY, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
Chairman Emeritus of the National Medical and Scientific Advisory Council
of the Alzheimers Association













                                 
                              
                                     



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