2016 BATA Symposium: Saturday Program

8:00-8-30  Registration


8:15—8:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks


8:30-10:00  Keynote Workshop; Ledger Art Journaling, Elizabeth Warson, PhD, ATR-BC, LPC, NCC


10:00-11:00 PLENARY: Ethics/ Cathy Malchiodi and Don Cutcher


11:00-11:45  Checkout/Free Time


12:00-1:45 BATA Lunch and Business Meeting (Lunch Provided)

2:00-3:30 Concurrent Sessions

WORKSHOP: Cultivating the Observer Mind through Art Therapy & Yoga/Melissa Ayotee, MA, ATR-BC; Emily Willen, MA,AT/ Learning to cultivate and apply the “observer-mind” is an important skill for art therapists in regards to both their clinical and self-care practices. By utilizing skills based in mindfulness, the art therapist can become the neutral witness to a client’s experience and hold the space for transformation and healing to occur. Through the combined practice of art therapy and yoga, participants will be guided to embody the qualities of the observer-mind, which will translate into their clinical work and personal lives. Emphasis will be placed on specific techniques drawn from theories such as Gestalt and phenomenological therapy.

WORKSHOP: Fatbooks V: Bookmaking as a Healing Path/Jacky  Martin, , M.Ed., ATR-BC; Yvette Nosal, ATR-BC, PCC/ A fatbook is a form of altered art, made of collaged images and embellishments. The embellishments and textures used in decorating the pages make the book “fat”. Pages are 4” by 4” and are assembled into a book. Participants will make their fatbook pages, prior to the Symposium, with the theme of: “The Healing Path”. Guidelines for making the pages will be sent to participants upon their registration. Other altered art objects and techniques will be briefly reviewed

PAPER: How Do We Contribute to Our World: Expressive Arts and Aging/Linda Elliott, PhD, ATR-BC,CNM, CPM, RMT/ This presentation offers a new vision of aging and a way to assist older adults in sharing their wisdom and exercising their generativity with present and future generations. Entitled How Do We Contribute to Our World: Expressive Arts and Aging, this pilot project utilizes visual art making, music, poetry, storytelling and other art forms to activate creativity and motivate older adults to achieve self-growth and healing, group resonance, community consciousness and community participation. It culminates in the active involvement of program participants in the communities with which they identify and in which they reside. 

WORKSHOP: Preventing explosions: Creating  Bath Bombs / Elizabeth Sanders-Martin, LPCC, LPAT.ATR-BC/This workshop will focus on the use of aromatherapy within the medical setting, aiding in emotional regulation due to trauma.   Discussion of 3 main essential oils and their use will lead to participants making their own bath bomb.  The bath bomb is made of natural ingredients mixed together and pressed into a plastic mold to dry and maintain shape.  Groups of 5 participants will work together to create one recipe (5 bath bombs).


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