Expressive Therapies Summit 2015: Registration Site


2015 SCHEDULE OF SESSIONS


 
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Over 200 Faculty •  Over 100 Sessions • 4 Days

ART • DANCE • MUSIC • DRAMA • WRITING
PSYCHODRAMA • SANDPLAY
• PLAY THERAPY

 



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    • Thursday, 11/05/15
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      Thursday Master Classes

      9:30 am  -  4:30 pm
      Dancing with Horses: Integrating Dance/Movement & Equine Facilitated Psychotherapies

      HorseAbility Center — Thursday
      SUNY, Old Westbury Campus


      Jackie Ashley, MA, LPC, BC-DMT

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

       

      Thursday Seminars

      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      Ethics & Private Practice for the Seasoned Practitioner

      The New School - Lang Center — Thursday
      Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th Street, 2nd floor (between 5th and 6th Avenues)

      Ethics Session


      Anne Mills, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, LCPAT, Chairperson
      Angela Guerriero, MEd, MA, MM, MT-BC
      Gregory S. Perkins, MT-BC
      Thomas M. Kozak, PhD



      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.


      Please Note: Each day of this 2-day Seminar can be registered for separately. The programs have been developed with consideration for those attending both days.

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

      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      It's Easy to W.R.I.T.E. — An Expressive Writing Seminar for Therapists, Counselors, and Others
      The New School - University Center/Hoerle Lecture Hall - Thursday
      63 Fifth Avenue (corner of 5th Ave and 13th Street), Room UL105


      Kathleen (Kay) Adams, LPC, Moderator, Immersive Chairperson

      In this daylong Master Class (part of a 4-day Expressive Writing & Journaling Immersive), participants will experience three dimensions of therapeutic writing that can be used to foster both clinical skills and professional self-care. The day will begin with a presentation of the W.R.I.T.E. model, a simple five-part methodology that makes therapeutic writing easy and accessible for all ages and skill levels. Bring your journals!

      10 PRINCIPLES OF TRANSFORMATIVE WRITING: DYNAMICS THAT PROMOTE GROWTH & HEALING
      Sherry Reiter, PhD, PTR-M/S, RDT-BCT, LCSW

      GUIDED AUTOBIOGRAPHY: PROMOTING HEALTHY AGING WITH THERAPEUTIC WRITING GROUPS
      Carol D’Agostino, MA, LCSW

      WRITING OUT OF DEPRESSION: FOUR PATHS TO WHOLENESS
      Marianela Medrano, PhD, LPC, CPT

       

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

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      Thursday & Friday Intensives

      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      Diagnostic Drawing Series Training: 30 Years of Assessment through Art - Day 1
      Executive Conference Center - Thursday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Kathryn Johnson, PhD, ATR

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

      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      Lessons from Edith Kramer: Promoting Resilience through Art
      Pratt Institute - Thursday
      200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn

      Day 1 of a 2-Day Training Intensive

      Martha Haeseler, ATR-BC
      Susan Ainlay Anand, MA, ATR-BC, ATCS, LPAT
      Lani A. Gerity, DA, ATR


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

       

      Thursday Master Classes

      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      Altered Books in the Treatment of Complex Trauma: Metaphor & Transformation

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


      Mindy Jacobson-Levy, MCAT, ATR-BC, LPC, DVATA HLM
      Amanda Bechtel, MS, ATR-BC, LCPC, LCPAT


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



      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      DBT & Psychodrama Skills for Affect Management: Facilitating Wise Mind
      The New School - Hirshon Suite - Thursday
      Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)

      Rebecca Walters, MS, LCAT, LMHC, TEP

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



      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      Deep Clay: Getting the Inside Out

      Pratt Institute - Thursday
      200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn

      Michelle Rhodes ATR-BC, LCSW-R, NCPsyA

      Session Sold Out — Repeat Session Scheduled Friday!

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



      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      Deepening Approaches to Image & Metaphor for Expressive Arts Therapists

      Pratt Institute - Thursday
      200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn


      Session Sold Out — Wait List Initiated


      Josie Abbenante, ATR-BC, LPAT
      Linney Wix, PhD, ATR-BC


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

      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      Facilitating Drum Circles for Counseling, Psychotherapy & Community

      John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center - Thursday
      63 Fifth Avenue (corner of 5th Ave and 13th Street), Room U100


      Suzanne Tribe, MA, MT-BC, LCAT-P
      Mary E. Knysh

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



      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      Incorporating Artmaking in Treatment: Essentials for Success

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


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


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



      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      Managing Self-destructive & Suicidal Behaviors: Evidence-based, Creative Approaches

      The New School - University Center/Starr Foundation Hall - Thursday
      63 Fifth Avenue (corner of 5th Ave and 13th Street), Room UL102


      Bob Nickles, LCSW
      Sarah Hartung, PLPC


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



      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      Play Therapy Interventions for Self-Regulation & Relational Safety: Healing Interpersonal Trauma

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

      David A. Crenshaw, PhD, ABPP, RPT-S
      Sarah Caprioli, LMHC
      Jillian E. Kelly, LCSW

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

      This session also eligible for APT credits



      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      Sand Therapy Competencies: Principles & Practices for Play Therapists and Colleagues
      Executive Conference Center - Thursday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Dee Preston-Dillon, PhD

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

      This session also eligible for APT credits



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      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      SAORI: Mindfulness Weaving for Everyone

      Loop of the Loom - Thursday
      227 East 87th Street (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)


      Jennifer Murphy, ATR-BC, LMHC
      Ria G. Hawks, MS, CNS, CPNP
      Yukako Satone


      Both Sessions Sold Out — Wait List Spaces Unlikely


      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. 


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

      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      Therapeutic Hand Papermaking with Vulnerable Populations
      Dieu Donné - Thursday 
      315 West 36th Street (near 8th Avenue)

      Thursday & Friday Sessions Sold Out — Wait Lists Initiated


      Amy Bucciarelli, MS, ATR-BC, LMHC
      Genevieve S. Camp, MA, ATR-BC, LMHC, RYT
      Amy Richard, BFA


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


      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      Transforming Personal Patterns through Narrative Yoga Therapy

      Balance Art Center - Thursday
      34 West 28th Street, 3rd floor (between Broadway and 6th Avenue)


      Megan Seaman, PhD, NCC, RYT
      Amy Jacobs, PhD, ATR-BC, LICDC, RYT


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



      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      Treating Symptoms of Temporal Disturbance with Creative Arts Therapies

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


      Kathleen M. Murphy, PhD, LCAT, MT-BC
      Nancy Jackson, PhD, MT-BC
      Annie Heiderscheit, PhD, MT-BC, LMFT
      Laura Greenstone, MS, LPC, ATR-BC

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



      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      Treating Trauma & Emotional Dysregulation through Intermodal Expressive Therapies

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

      Kevin Makarewicz, MA, LPC, LMT


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



      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      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 Credit Hours: ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS
      Eligible for 6.0 Clock Hours: NBCC



       

      Thursday Tours

      5:45 pm  -  6:45 pm
      TOUR: American Folk Art Museum

      2 Lincoln Square
      (Columbus Avenue, across from Lincoln Center)

      Meet in Museum atrium  •  5:45 sharp


      ART BRUT IN AMERICA

      The Incursion of Jean Dubuffet


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      Heinrich Anton Müller • 1920s • Crayon

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

      Click HERE for further details

      Evening Events Not Included with Summit Registration

      Tickets $10  •  Strictly limited to 20 participants

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

      Thursday Evening Workshop

      6:30 pm  -  8:30 pm
      Rhythmic Transformation through Drumming, Sound & Movement

      John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center - Thursday
      63 Fifth Avenue (corner of 5th Ave and 13th Street), Room U100


      Suzanne Tribe, MA, MT-BC, LCAT-P
      Mary E. Knysh


      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; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS
      Eligible for 2.0 Clock Hours: NBCC



       

      Thursday Evening Keynote

      6:30 pm  -  8:30 pm
      Advances in Trauma-Centered Psychotherapy: Essential Concepts, Evidence-Based Techniques

      The New School - Lang Center - Thursday
      Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th Street, 2nd floor (between 5th and 6th Avenues)


      Hadar Lubin, MD

      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
      Includes a 'lite fare' reception

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



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      Thursday Evening Consultation

      7:00 pm  -  9:30 pm
      Symbols in the Sand: An Interactive Exploration for Play Therapists and Others

      The New School - University Center/Hoerle Lecture Hall - Thursday
      63 Fifth Avenue (corner of 5th Ave and 13th Street), Room UL105


      Dee Preston-Dillon, PhD

      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 Credit Hours: ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS
      Eligible for 2.5 Clock Hours: NBCC

      This session also eligible for APT credits

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      Friday Special Symposium

      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      From Residential Placement to Community Youth Programs: New Opportunities for Expressive Therapists

      The Point - Friday
      940 Garrison Avenue • Bronx, NY

      John Shaw, PhD
      Maggie Ritnour, LMHC, LCAT, ATR-BC
      Lisa Hope, ATR-BC, LCAT, CASAC, CRPA
      Victoria Mierlak, MT-BC, LCAT
      Orly Bendavid, MA, MT-BC, LCAT, AVPT
      Earl Skinner

      This symposium will focus on youth in residential treatment, including juvenile justice and community group home placements. The speakers will present the development and integration of expressive therapies, particularly music, performing arts, and art therapy as key components for the engagement and treatment of the youth, staff, and families. Examples and experientals will demonstrate how clinicians can capitalize on the engagement power of expressive arts therapies to blend and enhance more traditional forms of treatment within the residential milieu including Motivational Interviewing, DBT, Family Therapy, and Performance. The symposium will be hosted by a long-established community arts center for youth in the South Bronx, where the importance and the ‘how to’s’ of utilizing Licensed Creative Arts Therapists as therapy partners integrating community art providers will be presented, detailing the multiple therapeutic windows opened by expressive therapies and performance. 

      Click HERE for Session Abstracts.

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



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      Thursday & Friday Intensives

      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      Diagnostic Drawing Series Training: 30 Years of Assessment through Art - Day 2

      Executive Conference Center — Friday 
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Day 2 of a 2-Day Training Intensive

      Kathryn Johnson, PhD, ATR

      Participants must register for both days to attend

      For session description, please refer to Thursday listing.


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


      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      Lessons from Edith Kramer: Promoting Resilience through Art - Day 2
      Pratt Institute - Friday
      200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn
      ​Day 2 of a 2-Day Training Intensive

      Martha Haeseler, ATR-BC
      Susan Ainlay Anand, MA, ATR-BC, ATCS, LPAT
      Lani A. Gerity, DA, ATR

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

       

      Friday Master Classes

      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      Autism & the Arts: Floortime Technique, Social Emotional Development, and More

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


      Dana Whiddon, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT
      Faith Thayer, LPC, LCAT, ATR-BC

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



      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      Creative Approaches to Working with Aging Clients
      Executive Conference Center - Friday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)


      Seats Just Added!

      Aging & The Arts: Integrating Modalities, Bolstering Strengths
      Millicent McFadden, PsyD, LCP
      Andrea Moran, MT-BC
      Wei Lo, MT-BC

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

      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      Creativity and Content in Making Books

      Pratt Institute - Friday
      200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn


      Session Sold Out — Wait List Initiated


      Linney Wix, PhD, ATR-BC

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



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      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      Deep Clay: Getting the Inside Out

      Pratt Institute - Friday
      200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn

      Michelle Rhodes ATR-BC, LCSW-R, NCPsyA

      Session Sold Out — Wait List Initiated

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



      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      Dissociation, Re-Enactment & Relational Dilemmas with Traumatized Patients
      NEW LOCATION!
      The New School, Room 509 - Friday
      66 West 12th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues)



      Craig Haen, PhD, RDT, CGP, FAGPA, LCAT
      Maria Hodermarska, MA, RDT, CASAC, LCAT



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

      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      Draw, Drum & Dance: Leading-edge Adaptive Strategies

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


      Susan D. Loesl, MA, ATR-BC
      Sheila J. Feay-Shaw, PhD, MT-BC
       
       
      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 Credit Hours: ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS
      Eligible for 6.0 Clock Hours: NBCC



      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      Focusing & Art Therapy: Accessing Body Wisdom through Creative Expression
      The New School - Lang Center - Friday
      Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th Street, 2nd Floor (between 5th and 6th Avenues)



      Session Full — Wait List Initiated
       


      Elizabeth Baring, MS, ATR-BC, LCAT, NCPsyA, LP

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



      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      Honoring Our Needs as Creative, Caring & Connected Professionals

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


      Inner Muse-ings: Arts Therapies Approaches for Combating Burnout
      Erica Bogart, MA, ATR-BC
      Allyn Sitjar, MA, RDT, LCAT
      Amy Clarkson, MMT, MT-BC, CP, LCAT
      Macheis Wind


      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 Credit Hours: ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing
      Eligible for 3.0 Credit Hours: SWNYS
      Eligible for 6.0 Clock Hours: NBCC

      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      Incorporating Artmaking into Counseling and Psychotherapy: When, How & Why?
      School of Visual Arts — Friday
      132 West 21st Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)

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

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



      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      Mandalas and the MARI®: Healing in the Round
      School of Visual Arts - Friday
      132 West 21st Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)

      Evie Lindemann, LMFT, ATR-BC, ATCS

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



      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      Mindful Compassion & Connection with Traumatized Clients: A Multimodal Approach
      Executive Conference Center - Friday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Session Sold Out — Wait List Initiated

      Ani Buk, MFA, MA, ATR-BC, LP, LCAT
      Amber Elizabeth Gray, MPH, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, LPCC


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



      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      Playback Theatre in Clinical Practice: Stories to Empower Self & Others
      The New School - Hirshon Suite - Friday
      Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)


      Jennie Kristel, MA, REAT, APTT, RMT
      Pamela Freeman, MA, LCSW, APTT

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



      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      SAORI: Mindfulness Weaving for Everyone

      Loop of the Loom - Friday 
      227 East 87th Street (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)

      SESSION SOLD OUT!

      Jennifer Murphy, ATR-BC, LMHC
      Ria G. Hawks, MS, CNS, CPNP
      Yukako Satone

      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. 

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

      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      StoryPlay® Therapy: Multi-sensory Transformational Play Therapy for All Ages

      The New School - University Center/Starr Foundation Hall - Friday
      63 Fifth Avenue (corner of 5th Ave and 13th Street), Room UL102


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

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

      This session also eligible for APT credits



      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      The ITT Approach to Resolving Trauma through Art & Imagery

      Executive Conference Center — Friday 
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

        

      Session Full — Wait List Initiated


      Hugh Marr, PhD
      Linda Gantt, PhD, ATR-BC, HLM
      Paula Howie, ATR-BC, LPC, LCPAT, HLM

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



      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      Therapeutic Hand Papermaking with Vulnerable Populations
      Dieu Donné - Friday
      315 West 36th Street (near 8th Avenue)

      Thursday & Friday Sessions Sold Out — Wait Lists Initiated

      Amy Bucciarelli, MS, ATR-BC, LMHC
      Genevieve S. Camp, MA, ATR-BC, LMHC, RYT
      Amy Richard, BFA


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

      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      Voice Movement Therapy: An Introductory Master Class

      Balance Art Center - Friday
      34 West 28th Street, 3rd floor (between Broadway & 6th Avenue)

      Anne Brownell, MA, VMT-R
      Christine Isherwood, VMT-R


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



      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      Yoga & Art Therapy: Integration Deepened through Intention
      Balance Art Center - Friday
      34 West 28th Street, 3rd floor (between Broadway & 6th Avenue)


      Karen Gibbons, ATR-BC, PYAT, LCAT

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



      10:00 am  -  5:15 pm
      Your Brain on Ink: The Journal Ladder and Neuroplasticity

      The New School - University Center/Hoerle Lecture Hall - Friday
      63 Fifth Avenue (corner of 5th Ave and 13th Street), Room UL105


      Kathleen (Kay) Adams, LPC
      Deborah Ross, LPC, CJT


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



       

      Friday Evening Events

      6:00 pm  -  9:00 pm
      TOUR: Evening at the Rubin Museum

      Rubin Museum of Art - Friday
      150 W 17th St, near 7th Avenue


      TOUR SOLD OUT — Wait List Initiated

      BECOMING ANOTHER: THE POWER OF MASKS

      Framed Masks - 2

      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.

       

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

      Please Note: Tour not eligible for CE credit hours.

      6:30 pm  -  8:30 pm
      LIVE FROM LANG! Grace Street • Rising from the Ashes
      The New School - Lang Center — Friday
      Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th Street, 2nd floor (between 5th and 6th Avenues)



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      N EVENING OF MUSIC, FOOD &
      ARTS-BASED RESEARCH
      PERFORMANCE
       


      Co-sponsored by
      State University of New York, New Paltz


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      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

    • Saturday, 11/07/15
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      Saturday Papers

      9:00 am  -  10:30 am
      Music Therapy as Procedural Support with Pediatric Patients
      Executive Conference Center - Saturday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Angel Park, MS, MT-BC, LCAT
      Gabriela Ortiz, MS, MT-BC, LCAT

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



      9:00 am  -  10:30 am
      Sexual Offenders in Art Therapy: Dynamic Risk Factors
      Executive Conference Center - Saturday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Amy Pfenning, MPS, ATR
      Marian Husted, MScAT
       

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



       

      Saturday Workshops

      9:00 am  -  10:30 am
      Collaborative Art & Drama Therapies for Severe, Chronic Mental Illness

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

      Laura Cone, MA, RDT, LCAT
      Miriam Stanley, ATR-BC, LCAT


      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.



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



      9:00 am  -  10:30 am
      Couch and Chair: Seated Yoga & Psychoanalysis

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


      Lynn Anjali Somerstein, PhD, NCPsyA, LP, RYT

      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 Credit Hours: ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing



      9:00 am  -  10:30 am
      Ecopsychology in Clinical Practice: Nature as Co-Therapist in Play Therapy
      Executive Conference Center - Saturday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)


      Seats Just Added!

      Janet A. Courtney, PhD, LCSW

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

      This session also eligible for APT credits



      9:00 am  -  10:30 am
      KeepSAFE: Creating a Suicide Alert Community
      Executive Conference Center - Saturday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Ellen Stoller, ATR-BC, LCAT
      Robert Memory, CRPA

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



      9:00 am  -  10:30 am
      Self-Supervision through the Journal

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


      Kate Thompson, MA, CJT

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



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      Saturday Master Classes

      9:30 am  -  5:00 pm
      Arts-based Applications of Jungian Psychology: Creative Pathways to Individuation

      The New School - University Center/Room 204 & 205 - Saturday
      63 Fifth Avenue (corner of 5th Avenue and 13th Street)



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

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



      9:30 am  -  5:00 pm
      Listening to Clay's Heartbeat: Rhyne & Hillman, Material & Metaphor

      New York University - Saturday
      Barney Building — 34 Stuyvesant St. (between E. 9th and E. 10th Streets)
       

      SOLD OUT — Wait List Initiated

      Josie Abbenante, ATR-BC, LPAT

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

      9:30 am  -  5:00 pm
      Using Masks in Treatment: Multimodal Approaches to Disguising & Disclosing Self

      The New School - Lang Center — Saturday
      Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th Street, 2nd Floor (between 5th and 6th Avenues)


      Session Full  — Wait List Initiated


      Beyond Disguise: Masks & Meanings in Clinical Practice
      Jennie Kristel, MA, REAT, APTT, RMT
      Sangeeta Prasad, ATR-BC


      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, MA, R-DMT, RDT (Canada)
      Carlos J. Rodriguez Perez, MA, RDT-BCT, LCAT


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


       

      Saturday Papers

      9:30 am  -  12:30 pm
      A Palette of Family Play Therapy Approaches

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

      Karen Pernet, LCSW, RPT-S

      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 Credit Hours: ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS
      Eligible for 3.0 Clock Hours: NBCC

      This session also eligible for APT credits



       

      Saturday Workshops

      9:30 am  -  12:30 pm
      Dancing Mindfulness: A Creative Path to Meditation, Healing & Transformation
      Executive Conference Center - Saturday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

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

      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 Credit Hours: ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS
      Eligible for 3.0 Clock Hours: NBCC



      9:30 am  -  12:30 pm
      Engage & Inspire People with Dementia through Dance and Expressive Movement
      Executive Conference Center - Saturday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

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

      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 Credit Hours: ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS
      Eligible for 3.0 Clock Hours: NBCC



      9:30 am  -  12:30 pm
      Facilitating Shame Reduction with Action Methods for Intensive Group Therapy
      Executive Conference Center - Saturday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)


      Rick Tivers, MSW, LCSW

      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 Credit Hours: ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS
      Eligible for 3.0 Clock Hours: NBCC



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      9:30 am  -  12:30 pm
      Psychodrama & Sociometry 101: Basics for Creative Arts Therapists and Colleagues
      Executive Conference Center - Saturday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Nan Nally-Seif, LCSW, DCSW, TEP

      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 Credit Hours: ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS
      Eligible for 3.0 Clock Hours: NBCC



      9:30 am  -  12:30 pm
      Self-Exploration through SoulCollage®

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


      Session Sold Out — Wait List Initiated


      Lori Chaikin, PsyD, LMFT, ATR

      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 Credit Hours: ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing
      Eligible for 3.0 Clock Hours: NBCC



      9:30 am  -  12:30 pm
      Switching to Mindfulness: Sensorimotor, DBT & Structural Dissociation Techniques
      Executive Conference Center - Saturday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Mindy Jacobson-Levy, MCAT, ATR-BC, LPC, DVATA HLM
      Elaine Cowen, PsyD, LMFT, APN
      Molly Weigel, PhD, CGT, LCSW

      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 Credit Hours: ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS
      Eligible for 3.0 Clock Hours: NBCC



      9:30 am  -  12:30 pm
      The Power of Color and its Symbolism in Art
      Executive Conference Center - Saturday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

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

      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 Credit Hours: ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS
      Eligible for 3.0 Clock Hours: NBCC



       

      Saturday Papers

      10:50 am  -  12:20 pm
      Art Therapy: A Theoretical Coat of Many Colors

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

      Ephrat Huss, PhD (Israel)

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



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      10:50 am  -  12:20 pm
      Film & Video-based Therapy for Working with Traumatized and Addicted Clients

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

      Josh L. Cohen, PhD


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



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      10:50 am  -  12:20 pm
      Reducing Medical Procedural Anxiety through the Arts Therapies & Yoga Nidra
      Executive Conference Center - Saturday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Nora E. Stinley, PhD, ATR-BC
      Heather Stemas, MEd, ATR-BC, LCPAT
      Victoria Paytonwebber, BS, CHT

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



      10:50 am  -  12:20 pm
      Sound and Safe: Music Psychotherapy in Trauma Recovery

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

      Brian Harris, MA, MT-BC, LCAT


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



       

      Saturday Workshops

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

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


      Alexander Kopytin, PhD (Russia)

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



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      10:50 am  -  12:20 pm
      Journaling Unstuck! Techniques for Enhanced Awareness & Treatment

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

       

      Beth Jacobs, PhD

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



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      10:50 am  -  12:20 pm
      Lahad’s Six-Part Story Method: Identifying Coping Styles through Drama, Art & Narrative

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

      Teresa Dias, MA

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



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      Saturday Lunch & Learns

      12:50 pm  -  1:40 pm
      Adult Bullying: Play Therapy Techniques for Coping with Harassment
      Executive Conference Center - Saturday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Mary Ruth Cross, MS, MFT, NCC, RPT-S
      MaryAnn Coker, MFT, NCC
      Leslie Baker, MA, MFT, NCC

      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



      12:50 pm  -  1:40 pm
      Credentialing & Licensure: What Every Arts Therapist Should Know

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

      Barbara Parker-Bell, PsyD, LPC, ATR-BC


      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 1.0 Credit Hour: ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS



      12:50 pm  -  1:40 pm
      Medicaid’s EPSDT Benefit for Kids Under 21: The Greatest Treatment Funding Secret Ever
      Executive Conference Center - Saturday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)


      Steven Kossor, MA
       

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



      Faculty Bio:
      12:50 pm  -  1:40 pm
      SAORI: A Zen Approach to Hand Weaving
      Executive Conference Center - Saturday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Ria G. Hawks, MS, CNS, CPNP
      Yukako Satone


      Session Sold Out — Wait List Initiated

      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 credit hours.



       

      Saturday Papers

      2:00 pm  -  3:30 pm
      Art Therapy for Self-regulation of Eating Disorder Symptoms

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


      Genevieve Camp, MA, ATR-BC, LMHC, RYT

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



      2:00 pm  -  3:30 pm
      Digital Apps & Video in Creative Arts Therapy with Children and Adults
      Executive Conference Center - Saturday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Jon Ehinger, ATR-BC, LCAT

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



       

      Saturday Workshops

      2:00 pm  -  3:30 pm
      Beatles, Bachata & Bollywood: Multicultural Music Therapy
      Executive Conference Center - Saturday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

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

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



      2:00 pm  -  3:30 pm
      Creative Dramatics to Promote Well-Being in Persons with Dementia
      Executive Conference Center - Saturday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Nancy Sondag, MA, RDT/BCT, LCAT, CADDCT, QDCP
      Jennifer DeMarco, MA, LCAT, RDT, CDP

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



      2:00 pm  -  5:00 pm
      Improvisation & Storytelling in Dance/Movement Therapy

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

      Session Full  — Wait List Initiated

      Jody Wager, MS, BC-DMT
      Naomi Nim, EdD, MS, LPC, BC-DMT, NCC


      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 Credit Hours: ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS
      Eligible for 3.0 Clock Hours: NBCC



      2:00 pm  -  5:00 pm
      Inner & Outer Landscapes: Bringing Environment into the Therapeutic Relationship

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

       
      Mary Reynolds Thompson, CPCC, CAPF, CJF
      Kate Thompson MA, CJT


      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 Credit Hours: ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS
      Eligible for 3.0 Clock Hours: NBCC



      2:00 pm  -  3:30 pm
      Mindful Self-Compassion through Movement, Imagery, Voice & Poetry
      Executive Conference Center - Saturday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)


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

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



      2:00 pm  -  3:30 pm
      Movement Meets Play: The Hula Hoop as Therapeutic Tool

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


      Kaye Anderson, LCSW

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



      Faculty Bio:
      2:00 pm  -  5:00 pm
      Needle Felting as a Way to Balance Emotions
      Executive Conference Center — Saturday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)


      Session Full — Wait List Initiated

       
      Linda E. Erman, MPS, LCAT, SEP

      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 Credit Hours: ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS
      Eligible for 3.0 Clock Hours: NBCC



      2:00 pm  -  3:30 pm
      Processing Countertransference Dreams With Expressive Art Materials

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

       

       

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

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



      2:00 pm  -  5:00 pm
      Relational Mindfulness & Compassion through Sociometry and Psychodrama
      Executive Conference Center - Saturday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Jaye Moyer, TEP, LCSW-R
      Jacqueline Dubbs Siroka, ACSW, CGP, TEP

      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 Credit Hours: ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS
      Eligible for 3.0 Clock Hours: NBCC



      2:00 pm  -  5:00 pm
      Rhythmic Attunement in Working with Trauma: Treatment & Research

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

      Mitchell Kossak, PhD, REAT, LMHC

      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 Credit Hours: ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS
      Eligible for 3.0 Clock Hours: NBCC



      2:00 pm  -  5:00 pm
      Tapping, Scribbling & Wiggling: A Mind/Body Approach to Art Therapy for Trauma
      Executive Conference Center - Saturday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Session Sold Out — Wait List Initiated


      Peggy Kolodny, ATR-BC, LCPAT
      Tally Tripp, MA, MSW, ATR-BC, CTT



      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 Credit Hours: ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS
      Eligible for 3.0 Clock Hours: NBCC



      2:00 pm  -  5:00 pm
      Theraplay: Neurophysiological Applications & Treatment Strategies
      Executive Conference Center - Saturday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Cindy Taylor Grapenthin, RPT-S, NCSP

      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 Credit Hours: ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS
      Eligible for 3.0 Clock Hours: NBCC

      This session also eligible for APT credits



      2:00 pm  -  3:30 pm
      Visual Reflection Teamwork: Art in a Narrative Therapy Context

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

      Joe Mageary, PhD, LMHC, CCMHC

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



       

      Saturday Papers

      3:50 pm  -  5:20 pm
      Digital Art Therapy with Mentally- and Medically-Ill Adolescents
      Executive Conference Center - Saturday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Kendra Carlson, MAAT, ATR

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



      3:50 pm  -  5:20 pm
      Fostering a Resilient Mindset In Children & Their Families
      Executive Conference Center - Saturday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Steven Baron, PsyD

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



      Faculty Bio:
      3:50 pm  -  5:20 pm
      Make Healing Happen! Art Therapy with People Too Sick or Impaired to Make Art

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


      Pamela M. Hayes, MFT, ATR-BC


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



      3:50 pm  -  5:20 pm
      Transference, Countertransference & Boundary Management in Creative Arts Therapy

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


      Eleanor C. Irwin, PhD, RDT, TEP

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



       

      Saturday Workshops

      3:50 pm  -  5:20 pm
      Art as Prayer in Treatment and Daily Practice
      Executive Conference Center — Saturday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)


      Session Full — Wait List Initiated


      Amy Johnson Maricle, LMHC, ATR-BC

      In this 90-minute workshop, participants will learn how to help clients make meaningful art that is grounding, connecting, and life affirming. With all the demands on our attention, we need practices that help us to slow down and find beauty and meaning. Spiritual art-making is an excellent way to do this. Participants will learn specific techniques in drawing, painting, movement, and writing to help clients explore personal metaphor and spiritual grounding. They will also explore how multi-modal work can deepen meaning in art, and how to help clients create reminders of this meaning in their daily lives.



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



      3:50 pm  -  5:20 pm
      Collaborating on Treatment with Another Expressive Therapist: Any Clinical Setting, Any Population

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


      Dawn Morningstar, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, LPC
      Scott Horowitz, MA, MT-BC, LPC

      **SESSION CANCELLED**

      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.

      3:50 pm  -  5:20 pm
      Sex Therapy Meets Art Therapy: Creative Explorations of Sexuality, Gender & Relationships
      Executive Conference Center - Saturday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

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

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



      3:50 pm  -  5:20 pm
      Transforming the Chronic Illness Health Narrative with Theater, Puppetry, Metaphor & Story
      Executive Conference Center - Saturday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Kenneth Gorfinkle, PhD
      Marina Tsaplina
      Deborah Kaufmann

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



       

      Saturday Tour

      5:45 pm  -  6:30 pm
      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

      MOMA

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

      Saturday Evening Social Event

      6:30 pm  -  9:30 pm
      Saturday Evening Summit Celebration

      SWEET 6!
      (we'd rather not wait another 10 years)


      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 in the weeks ahead 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 credit hours.


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      Sunday Papers

      9:00 am  -  10:30 am
      Parent-Child Dyadic Art Psychotherapy
      Executive Conference Center - Sunday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Daphna Markman-Zinemanas, ATR, PhD (Israel)

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



       

      Sunday Workshops

      9:00 am  -  10:30 am
      Artful Therapeutic Gardens: Metaphors for Healing & Growth
      Executive Conference Center - Sunday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Petrea Hansen-Adamidis, DTATI, RCAT (Canada)
      Carol Knibbe, DTATI, ATR, RCAT, RSW (Canada)

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



      9:00 am  -  10:30 am
      Changing Disruptive Student Behaviors through Creative, Mindful Strategies

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


      Suzanne Silverstein, MA, ATR

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



      9:00 am  -  10:30 am
      Healing Grief & Loss through Art Therapy and Mind-Body Techniques
      Executive Conference Center - Sunday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Becky Jacobson MA, ATR, CMT

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



      Faculty Bio:
      9:00 am  -  10:30 am
      Participatory Photography for Creating Change with At-Risk Populations
      Executive Conference Center - Sunday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Maureen Sheehan, MSW, MA, Ed

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



       

      Sunday Special Seminar

      9:30 am  -  5:00 pm
      Ethics in Arts Therapies Private Practice: Getting Started, Staying Current

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

      Anne Mills, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, LCPAT, Chairperson
      Emery Mikel, ATR-BC, LCAT, LCPAT
      Reina Lombardi, MA, ATR-BC, LMHC
      Paul Karp, JD, Partner, Wilson Elser

      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.
       

      Please Note: Each day of this 2-day Seminar can be registered for separately. The programs have been developed with consideration for those attending both days.

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



       

      Sunday Master Classes

      9:30 am  -  5:00 pm
      Meditation, Mindfulness & More: Regulating Affect, Cultivating Compassion

      NEW LOCATION!

      The New School - Hirshon Suite - Sunday
      Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)



      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 Credit Hours: ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing

      Eligible for 6.0 Clock Hours: NBCC

      9:30 am  -  5:00 pm
      Multimodal Storytelling, Listening & Attunement as Transformative Medicine
      The New School - Lang Center - Sunday
      Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th Street, 2nd Floor (between 5th and 6th Avenues)

      Stephanie Wise, MA, ATR-BC, ATCS, LCAT
      Emily Nash, LCAT
      Laura Simms, Master Storyteller
      Aubrey Lynch, Director of Dance, Certified Life Coach



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



      9:30 am  -  5:00 pm
      Vocal Psychotherapy: Discovering Yourself through Breathing, Sounding & Singing
      Executive Conference Center - Sunday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)


      Diane Austin, DA, ACMT, LCAT

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



       

      Sunday Workshops

      9:30 am  -  12:30 pm
      Cultural Competency, Color & Community within the Creative Arts Therapies

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

      Sandra Ramos-Watt, MA, MT-BC, LCAT
      Sofia Alvarez, MPS, LCAT, ATR-BC
      Meg H. Chang, EdD, BC-DMT, LCAT, NCC
      Jenni Graham, MPS, ATR
      Britton Williams, MA, RDT, LCAT
      Marcia Wooden, MA, MT-BC, LCAT

      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 Credit Hours: ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS
      Eligible for 3.0 Clock Hours: NBCC



      9:30 am  -  12:30 pm
      Incorporating Play Therapy Techniques into Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
      Executive Conference Center - Sunday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)


      Athena A. Drewes, PsyD, RPT-S

      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 Credit Hours: ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS
      Eligible for 3.0 Clock Hours: NBCC

      This session also eligible for APT credits



      9:30 am  -  12:30 pm
      Jungian Art Therapy & Fairy Tales: Gathering the Pearls
      Executive Conference Center - Sunday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

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

      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 Credit Hours: ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS
      Eligible for 3.0 Clock Hours: NBCC



      9:30 am  -  12:30 pm
      Meeting the Challenges of Therapeutic Flow: At the Intersection of Theory & Experience
      Executive Conference Center - Sunday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Arthur Robbins, EdD, ATR, HLM

      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 Credit Hours: ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS
      Eligible for 3.0 Clock Hours: NBCC



      9:30 am  -  12:30 pm
      Sound Bath: A Deep Listening Experience with Therapeutic Drone Instruments
      Executive Conference Center - Sunday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Katie Down, MMT, MT-BC, LCAT

      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 Credit Hours: ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing
      Eligible for 3.0 Clock Hours: NBCC



      9:30 am  -  12:30 pm
      Spiritual Psychology & Art Therapy for Managing Difficult Emotions
      Executive Conference Center - Sunday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Lori Chaikin, PsyD, LMFT, ATR
      Karen Peterson, MA

      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 Credit Hours: ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS
      Eligible for 3.0 Clock Hours: NBCC



      9:30 am  -  12:30 pm
      Touch Drawing: Self-care for Clinicians & their Clients

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


      M. Diana Stimmel, MA, LPC, NCC
      Deborah Koff-Chapin, BFA


      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 Credit Hours: ATCB ; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing
      Eligible for 3.0 Clock Hours: NBCC



      9:30 am  -  12:30 pm
      Writing, Mindfulness & Collage between Sessions: Creating a Breathing Space
      Executive Conference Center - Sunday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)


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


      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 Credit Hours: ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing
      Eligible for 3.0 Clock Hours: NBCC



      9:30 am  -  12:30 pm
      Yoga-based Psychotherapy for Children Affected by Trauma
      Executive Conference Center - Sunday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Abena Brown-Elhillali, PhD
      Christine DeBerardinis, LCSW-C

      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 Credit Hours: ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing
      Eligible for 3.0 Clock Hours: NBCC



       

      Sunday Papers

      10:50 am  -  12:20 pm
      Community Art Therapy Projects: From Conception to Funding
      Executive Conference Center - Sunday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)


      Wanda Montemayor, ATR-BC, LPC

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



       

      Sunday Workshops

      10:50 am  -  12:20 pm
      Attachment Style Tango: Dances of Sexual Partnering
      Executive Conference Center - Sunday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)


      Dee Wagner, MS, BC-DMT, LPC

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



      10:50 am  -  12:20 pm
      Inspiring Recovery & Empowerment Over Addiction and Trauma through Creative Writing

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


      Session Full — Wait List Initiated 


      Susan Dingle, LCSW, CASAC
      Maggie Bloomfield, LCSW, CASAC, MFA
      Terri Muuss, LMSW

      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.



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



      10:50 am  -  12:20 pm
      Mental Imagery Scripts For Wellness, Symptom Management & Performance Enhancement
      Executive Conference Center - Sunday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Joan Bloomgarden, PhD, ATR-BC, LCAT
      Dana C. Bordsen, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT ,UZIT

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



      10:50 am  -  12:20 pm
      The Healing Power of Stones: Play Therapy Interventions that Rock
      Executive Conference Center - Sunday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)


      Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT

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

      This session also eligible for APT credits



       

      Sunday Lunch & Learns

      12:50 pm  -  1:40 pm
      Introduction to Laughter Yoga

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



      Session Full — Wait List Initiated


      Jason Jedrusiak, CYT

      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 credit hours.


      Faculty Bio:
      12:50 pm  -  1:40 pm
      Tech Gone Wild: Sexting, Porn & Cyberbullying in Treatment

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

      Session Full — Wait List Initiated


      Leslie Baker, MA, MFT, NCC
      MaryAnn Coker, MFT, NCC
      Mary Ruth Cross, MS, MFT, NCC, RPT-S

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



      12:50 pm  -  1:40 pm
      The Intuitive Child's Paranormal & Spiritual Experiences in Play Therapy
      Executive Conference Center - Sunday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Athena A. Drewes, PsyD, RPT-S

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

      This session also eligible for APT credits



      12:50 pm  -  1:40 pm
      Understanding Gender Diversity through Action Methods
      Executive Conference Center - Sunday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)


      Jennifer Whitlock, MA, LPC

      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



       

      Sunday Papers

      2:00 pm  -  3:30 pm
      Anger Management & Mindfulness Techniques in Counseling and Psychotherapy
      Executive Conference Center - Sunday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)


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

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



      2:00 pm  -  3:30 pm
      Psychoanalytically-oriented Expressive Arts for Addicted Hospitalized Patients
      Executive Conference Center - Sunday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Peter Subkowski, PhD (Germany)
      Gerda Dingemann, Dipl. Art Therapist (Germany)


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



       

      Sunday Workshops

      2:00 pm  -  5:00 pm
      Advanced Phototherapy: Psychoanalytic Applications
      Executive Conference Center - Sunday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Robert Irwin Wolf, MPS, ATR-BC, NCPsya, LP, LCAT
       
      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 Credit Hours: ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS
      Eligible for 3.0 Clock Hours: NBCC



      2:00 pm  -  5:00 pm
      Chakras, Yoga & Art: Balancing Body and Soul
      Executive Conference Center - Sunday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)


      Session Full — Wait List Initiated


      Kathryn Martin, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, RYT 200
      Erin (Potash) Fig, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT, RYT


      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 Credit Hours: ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing
      Eligible for 3.0 Clock Hours: NBCC



      2:00 pm  -  3:30 pm
      Creativity, Community & Self-care in the Workplace: "Wellness Wednesday"
      Executive Conference Center - Sunday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Michele Rattigan MA, ATR-BC, NCC, LPC
      Elizabeth K. Templeton, EdD, BC-DMT

      Girija Kaimal, EdD, MA

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



      2:00 pm  -  3:30 pm
      East/West Multimodal Arts Therapies Approaches for Non-verbal Populations
      Executive Conference Center - Sunday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Manami Yamamoto, MA, MFTI
      Reiko Fujisawa, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT
      Toshiko Kobayashi, ATR-BC, LCAT


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



      2:00 pm  -  3:30 pm
      Integrating Positive Psychology, Couples Therapy & Psychodrama
      Executive Conference Center - Sunday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Dan Tomasulo, PhD, MFA, MAPP
      Andrea Szucs, LMSW, RDT

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



      2:00 pm  -  5:00 pm
      Multimodal Genograms for Family Assessment & Treatment in Play Therapy
      Executive Conference Center - Sunday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Deborah Armstrong, PhD, LMFT, RPT-S

      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 Credit Hours: ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS
      Eligible for 3.0 Clock Hours: NBCC

      This session also eligible for APT credits



      2:00 pm  -  3:30 pm
      The Body as Canvas: Tattoos and their Relationship to Art Therapy
      Executive Conference Center - Sunday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)


      Simone Alter-Muri, EdD, ATR-BC, ATCS, LMHC

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



      2:00 pm  -  5:00 pm
      The Expressive Therapies Continuum: Conceptual Framework for Multimodal Expressive Arts Practice
      Executive Conference Center - Sunday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Sondra Goldman, MA, ATR, ATPQ
      Maria Riccardi, MA, MEd, ATR, ATPQ


      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 Credit Hours: ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS
      Eligible for 3.0 Clock Hours: NBCC



      2:00 pm  -  5:00 pm
      The Power of Story in Trauma-Informed Art & Drama Therapies: Dynamic Intersections
      Executive Conference Center - Sunday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Heidi Landis, RDT-BCT, CGP, LCAT, TEP
      Aynisa Leonardo, ATR-BC, LCAT


      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 Credit Hours: ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS
      Eligible for 3.0 Clock Hours: NBCC



      2:00 pm  -  5:00 pm
      Touch Drawing in Clinical Practice
      Executive Conference Center - Sunday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)


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      M. Diana Stimmel, MA, LPC, NCC
      Deborah Koff-Chapin, BFA

      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 Credit Hours: ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS
      Eligible for 3.0 Clock Hours: NBCC



      2:00 pm  -  5:00 pm
      Wellness-Focused Treatment Using Transformative Metaphor & Action Methods

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

      Nancy S. Scherlong, LCSW, PTR, M/S

      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 Credit Hours: ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS
      Eligible for 3.0 Clock Hours: NBCC



       

      Sunday Papers

      3:50 pm  -  5:20 pm
      Confronting Oppressive Systems within Expressive Therapies Practices

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

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      Angelica Pinna-Perez, PhD, LICSW, LCAT, REAT, RDT
      Kelvin A. Ramirez, PhD, ATR-BC, LCAT

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

      3:50 pm  -  5:20 pm
      Treating Parentified Children of Divorcing Parents
      Executive Conference Center - Sunday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Kristin Long, RDT, BCT, LCAT, LP
      Scott Palyo, MD

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



       

      Sunday Workshops

      3:50 pm  -  5:20 pm
      Artful Grief: Complicated Bereavement, Collage & Trauma Theory
      Executive Conference Center - Sunday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Peggy Kolodny, ATR-BC, LCPAT
      Sharon Strouse, ATR-BC, LCPAT


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



      3:50 pm  -  5:20 pm
      Co-Creative Music: Inviting the Intuitive Inner Child to Invigorate Your Clinical Practice
      Executive Conference Center - Sunday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)


      Jonathan Samson, MA, MT-BC

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



      3:50 pm  -  5:20 pm
      Integrating Dance/Movement & Music Therapies in the Inpatient Psychiatric Setting

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

      Frank Wagner, MA, LCAT, NRMT
      Lucia Sirota, MS, R-DMT


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



      3:50 pm  -  5:20 pm
      Therapeutic Zumba: Dynamic Rhythms for Building Confidence & Managing Stress
      Executive Conference Center - Sunday
      1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

      Penina Sand, MA (Israel)

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



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