Expressive Therapies Summit: New York 2020 - Proposal Site


The Deadline for 2020 Submissions Now Extended
11:59 pm ET, Thursday, April 30

We look forward to receiving your proposals!


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To successfully submit your proposal, you will be required to answer a number of questions and upload at least one document and photo. Therefore it is important that you review the items listed below and gather all of the relevant documents, photos, and information you will need prior to signing in.

Our software allows for up to one hour of working time on each page of the proposal application. Additionally, applicants can save partially completed proposals and return to complete/update their work repeatedly during the submission period.

2020 Summit session formats:

•  60 minutes (weekend lunchtime lecture only)

•  2 hours 
(evening workshop or evening self-care sessions, only)

•  3 hours (paper, panel, workshop)

•  6 hours (Master Class, Symposium, Seminar*)

•  12 hours (2-day Symposium or Training Intensive)

Didactic, rather than experiential, Seminars/Symposia must feature 3 or more speakers on topics related to a central clinical theme. Themes such as the power of the arts and neuroscience; the arts and psychoanalysis; Jungian approaches; storytelling and healing; LGBTQIA issues; and the arts in trauma treatment have been offered over the years.

Required for most proposals:

•  Presentation Title - 80 character limit, including spaces

•  Presentation Description - 200 word limit 

•  1 specific, measurable objective per clock hour, MUST BEGIN WITH A VERB AND INCLUDE A NUMBER in each objective ("Identify 3 types of..."). Do not use the following verbs: Learn, Understand, Practice. Instead, use these verbs: Identify, List, State, Describe, Name, Clarify.
Failure to complete these properly will result in disqualification, so please be thoughtful about crafting your objectives so that they describe what participants will learn in your session. (CE-eligible sessions only)

•  Ideal format and preferred length of your presentation. Identify any flexibility you might have regarding session length (shorter/longer), as well as identifying any other topics you are comfortable teaching

•  Presenter(s) Bio(s) - 200 word limit per speaker, not counting name and credentials

Unfortunately, we don't have time to rewrite your bio: Please start by referring to the 2019 SUMMIT FACULTY BIOS for examples of style, appropriate content, length, punctuation, and capitalization. ALSO — please refrain from mentioning your "passion" for your work, your pets, hobbies, or relatives.

•  3 APA style citations, consisting of a bibliographic reference to 3 articles or books on the subject of your presentation, not prior to 2010, and not written by you (CE-eligible sessions only)

  Audio-visual needs and miscellaneous other equipment

•  Art materials and/or musical instrument requests (specify per person supply expense if over $10/participant)

•  Your CV and those of your co-presenters (if applicable) in .pdf, .doc, or .docx format. Please name the file(s) with your last name, first name, followed by "CV" (example: CohenBarry CV.docx). (CE eligible questions only)

•  Your portrait photo, as well as your co-presenters' photos in .jpg format only, no larger than 150K. Please name each file(s) with the last name, first name, and "Photo" (example: CohenBarry Photo.jpg). If you have previously been on the Summit faculty, and like the photo we have used before, no need to include a new one.


The email address you submit with your proposal automatically becomes the only one you will be able to use to modify your proposal, get comp registration, and—whether or not your session is acceptedreceive communications from us and access your Summit registration information.

Please be thoughtful in selecting the email address you submit,
if you have more than one,
and make note of it in your records to avoid potential problems in the future.

  • Only 6-hour and 12-hour classes are scheduled Thursday and Friday.
  • All 6-hour weekend sessions will be held at Pratt and School of Visual Arts
  • All 3-hour sessions will be scheduled Saturday and Sunday in Times Square. 
  • All 2-hour evening sessions will be scheduled on Thursday and Friday evenings in Times Square or a nearby location.
  • All 60-minute lunchtime lectures will be scheduled in Times Square only on the weekend.
  • Workshops must consist of at least 65% clinical/educational content that can be interspersed with experiential activities, regardless of length.
  • Co-presenters need not submit duplicate proposals.
  • Proposals that do not include all required items will not be considered. 

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and uploading your documents,
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