2015 BATA Symposium

Friday Program

8:30-10:00               Registration – Lobby

9:45-10:00               Welcome and Opening Remarks – Capitol Room


10:00-11:30 Concurrent Sessions


#Arttherapist: What Do You Bring to The Picture  /Workshop – Pre-registration required/90 minutes

Emily Johnson Welsh, LPAT, LPCC, RYT 200; Elizabeth Sanders Martin, LPAT, LPCC, CCLS; Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, LPAT, LPCC, ATR-BC, REAT, HLM

Identify, create, and share your value as a creative arts therapist. Although we often face challenges in our profession, we will focus on who we are and what we do in order to build our own identity as helping professionals. Participants will begin with gentle yoga then create paper tags for an art exchange. After verbally and visually articulating our identity, each person will take home a tag-book as a tangible reminder of these key concepts, promoting professional advocacy and personal resilience.

The Mysterious Face Jug: Identity and Ritual in Art/Workshop- Pre-registration required/90 minutes

Christine Arthur, LMHC, ATR-BC, MA Transpersonal Counseling  Psychology with Art Therapy concentration.

This workshop will explore the mysterious history surrounding the creation of Southern face jugs.  Applications for face jug creation in art therapy will be discussed, with an emphasis on how this art form can be used with survivors of trauma and abuse.  Participants will then learn to create their own face jugs from self-hardening clay.

The Art of Therapy: Art Therapists and their Essential Role in Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Mental Health Practice/Paper/60 minutes

Dohee Kim-Appel; PhD, Jonathan Appel, PhD

This presentation will discuss how Art Therapists can provide an essential role in the developmental of more effective and integrative view across inter-professional environments. Art Therapists can assist other behavioral health practitioners to develop a deeper understanding of a symbolic context within both interprofessional education (IPE), and collaborative person centered practice (CPCP) environments.

Art Therapy with Older Adults/Paper/60 minutes

Janet Kempf, ATR-BC; Meera Rastogi, PhD, MAAT Graduate Student

 In 2050, the population of those 65 years or older will double (83.7 million people; Ortman, Velkoff, & Hogan, 2014).  The purpose of this paper presentation is to describe the art therapy program with this population at Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Presenters will share both successes and failures. 

11:30-1:30 Lunch – provided


1:00-2:30  Identity of the Creative Arts Therapist Guided by Ethics/Keynote Presentation/90 minutes

                  Myra Levick

2:30-2:45 Break


2:45-4:15 Concurrent Sessions


Honoring the Ancient One Within: Evoking Wisdom to Strengthen  Identity in Clinicians and Clients/Workshop- Pre-registration required/90 minutes

Jennifer Schwartz, MAAT, ATR-BC

Re-viewing Carl Jung’s “Wise Old Man” archetype through a feminist lens as “The Ancient One,” we will explore its use in art therapy practice, supervision, and education.  Through guided imagery and response art making, participants will encounter their inner “Ancient One” and strengthen identity by unearthing the embedded wisdom within. 


Go with the Flow: Using Alcohol Inks as a Metaphor for Acceptance/Workshop- Pre-registration required/60 minutes

Katherine Taricksa, MA, AT, PC

This workshop will introduce participants to the benefits of using the medium of alcohol based inks to help clients gain acceptance over things they cannot control.  Experimenting with this highly fluid medium reduces anxiety by allowing clients of all skill levels a nonthreatening introduction to the creative process in an abstract and success-oriented manner.

We All Fit”: Building Self Esteem and Inclusion through Community Art/Workshop-Pre-registration required/90 minutes

Diane Fleisch Hughes, MA, AT, LPC

In this workshop, we will examine the importance of art in strengthening and building self-esteem and inclusion in the community. Participants will create artwork on a puzzle piece with meaningful images. The puzzle pieces will then fit together symbolizing the slogan “Individually we are unique, Together we all fit”.

Adding the Rainbow to Mud Pies: Ruth Faison Shaw and the Origination of Finger Painting as a Therapeutic Medium/Paper/60 minutes

Dr. Katherine Ziff, Assistant Professor, Wake Forest University

This paper presents the work of Ruth Faison Shaw (1889-1969) in originating finger painting and developing it as a therapeutic and expressive medium at the Menninger and other clinics. Participants will be able to analyze her role in the development of art therapy and consider integrating her methods into practice.

4:15-4:30 Break

4:30-5:30 The Ethical and Legal Dillemmas of Art Therapy and Counseling/Plenary Session/60 minutes

Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, LPAT, LPCC, ATR-BC, REAT, HLM; Donald J. Cutcher, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT,BATA HLM

In the ever changing world of health care services provision, art therapy and counseling have similar as well as unique ethical and legal dilemmas. Both share ethical considerations in the arena of licensure, credentialing and professional practice including scope of practice, understanding of ethical and legal issues involved in art therapy and counseling and the core ethical values of both professions and fields. Group participants are encouraged to bring specific topics for discussion in addition to presenter information.

5:30-7:00 Dinner on your own

7:00-8:30 Tribute to Don Jones

8:30-9:30 Drum Circle with Rex Bacon


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