Enhancing Client Self-Expression and Healing: Art Therapy Assessment and Treatment Guided by the Expressive Therapies Continuum

Thursday, September 18, 2014 ~ 9:00 AM-4:00 PM, Lunch 12:00-1:00 PM

Course Description:

The Expressive Therapies Continuum (ETC) provides a structure for understanding the ways in which people interact with art media to take in, process, and integrate or express information.  The ETC attempts to align characteristics of art making behavior and visual expression with corresponding brain structures and functions.  Overuse or underuse of a particular ETC component may indicate difficulties transitioning between different brain areas (Hass-Cohen, 2008; Lusebrink, 2010).  Understanding the ETC framework can enhance accuracy of assessment and reduce or eliminate guesswork during art therapy treatment thus improving client self-expression and promoting healing (Hinz, 2009).  Read full course description here.


AATA Chapter Rate: $125




Ohio Counseling and Social Work CEUs and NBCC CEUs have been approved.
Pre-Conference Course: 6 CEUs

*limited to 45 participants

Pre-Conference Course Presenter

Lisa D. Hinz, Ph.D., ATR

Dr. Hinz is a licensed clinical psychologist and a registered art therapist. She was working in her first job as a clinical psychologist at the University of Louisville Counseling Center when she was asked to supervise an art therapy student. After witnessing the power of art to reveal and heal, Dr. Hinz returned to graduate school and earned a post-doctoral certificate in art therapy at the University of Louisville. She is currently an adjunct professor in the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Master of Arts degree program in art therapy.

For more than 25 years, Dr. Hinz has focused her clinical work on using art therapy to help people with eating disorders and addictions and has published professional articles and presented research papers on the subjects. She is the author of Drawing from Within: Using Art to Treat Eating Disorders, published in 2006 by Jessica Kingsley Press, and Expressive Therapies Continuum: A Framework for Using Art in Therapy, published in 2009 by Routledge. Dr. Hinz works in the Lifestyle Medicine Program at the Saint Helena Hospital Center for Health and also maintains a private practice.

When she is not working, Dr. Hinz enjoys creating her own art, writing, and hiking in the beautiful Napa Valley.





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