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Friday Program 

6 CUE's 

Ursuline College

Parker-Hannifin Building, Third Floor

8:30-9:00 Registration/Check-In/Welcome (3rd floor Atrium)


9:00-10:30 Concurrent Workshops (Choose one)

Creating Sacred Containers: Utilizing Integrative Wellness Tools for Transformation and Growth (room 304B)

Presenter(s): Katherine Jackson, Ph.D., ATR-BC & Judy Jankowski, LPCC-s, ATR-BC

The building of coping tools/skills utilizing holistic health and wellness is imperative for clients and art therapists. In this art making workshop, participants will explore deep layered wellness tools and mind/body intention setting, that can be tailored to meet the needs of various populations. Participants will use mixed media to create containers/ vessels to hold and set intentions of health and wellness.

Stress and Resiliency Mapping as an Art Therapy Intervention for Self-Awareness, Insight, and Problem-Solving (room 302B)

Presenter(s): Rebecca D. Miller, Ph.D., LPC, ATR-BC, ATCS, CCLS & Diana Wallace, MA, LPCC-S, ATR-BC

Stress and anxiety can negatively impact decision-making, self-efficacy, and overall wellbeing. However, stress type differentiation and reflection to personal resiliencies may improve coping and problem-solving skills. Attendees will engage in a stress and resiliency mapping art experiential to promote self-awareness, insight, and problem-solving with clients, supervisees, and for themselves.

Talismans, Amulets and Sacred Objects (2nd floor atrium- Parker Hannifin creative arts building)

Presenter: Tammy Shella, PhD, ATR-BC

This presentation will explore the use and meaning of sacred objects across different cultures and spiritual practice. Participants will learn how the creation of personal talismans can be integrated into art therapy, and have the opportunity to create an object of their own. 

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:45 Concurrent Papers (choose one)

Artistic Empowerment: Supporting Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Art Therapy (Atrium 3rd floor)

Presenter(s): Courtney Carnes, ATR-BC, CTRP-C

Art therapy is a beneficial tool for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ASD is a complex neurological and developmental disorder that affects social communication and interaction. This presentation explores a person-centered approach for inclusivity in art therapy sessions. It identifies challenges that an individual might face while providing support and strategies for the art therapist.

Life and Legacy in Review: Can Art Journaling with Catholic Sisters Promote Gerotranscendence? (Room 304B)

Presenter(s): Kayla Hensel

What is gerotranscendence? Knowledge of this lesser-known developmental theory is incredibly beneficial for anyone who works with older adults. Come and learn the basics, as well as how art and narrative therapy techniques have been used to inspire it within a recent case study.

11:45-1:15 Lunch

Keynote presentation is in Pilla Atrium (campus center/ signs will be posted)

1:15-3:15  Keynote Speech: Rekindling the Art Base of Art Therapy

Shaun McNiff

Art therapy was founded to further comprehensive health, well-being, and human understanding through artistic expression. Yet as the field grows, it has paradoxically narrowed its mission and often veered away from the art base. This challenge will be addressed by asking how art heals, now and throughout history, and the extent to which artistic processes continue as primary elements of training, research, and professional identity. And as the art therapy field officially defines itself as a psychotherapeutic discipline, we will discuss how this affects the more inclusive therapeutic use of art in healthcare, education, and all sectors of society in need of healing.   

3:15-3:30  Break        

3:30- 5:00 Concurrent Workshops (Choose one)

Eco-Art Therapy Wellness Practices: Greening the Studio (Room 302B)

Presenter(s): Heather Denning & Jennifer Schwartz

This workshop provides participants an overview of eco-psychology and eco-art-therapy theory, goals, benefits, and contraindications. A hands-on experiential using natural materials will enable participants to examine eco-friendly media choices and reinforce our interconnectedness with nature. Participants are encouraged to bring a few natural objects they have gathered outdoors.

The Yogic Artist: Cultivating Creative Healing Through Devotional Practice, Trustful Surrender, and Nonattachment (room 304B)

Presenter(s): Megan Seaman, PhD, LPC, NCC, RYT

Participants will learn, understand, and engage in the process of the Yogic Artist. They will learn the integration of the eight yogic stages with the 12-steps of discovery of the Artist’s Way (Cameron, 2002), and practice and reflect on movement, mantra, and art-making following the path of the Yogic Artist.

The Mended Bowl, Healing Loss and Trauma Through the Use of Kintsugi (2nd floor Atrium)

Presenter(s): Lisa Shea, ATR-BC, Natalie Sadar, ATR-BC                                                    

This session will present the concept of Kintsugi and assist participants in recognizing how the philosophy represented by this ancient art form can be applied the trials of living. Participants will tear a symbolic paper bowl and repair it while reflecting on their past challenges and the resources they employed to recover and grow.       

5:00 – 5:30 Meditative Art Walk - Join Katherine Jackson, Ph.D., ATR-BC, for an outside walking meditation using art sketching as a form of present moment awareness (bring a small sketch book or paper for sketching). *Meet in Parker Hannifin Atrium 3rd floor

5:30 - 7pm Dinner on your own

7:00pm - 9:00pm:  Art show and reception: Stella's Art Gallery (38033 Euclid Avenue, Willoughby, OH 44094)

Join us for the opening night reception and show featuring art created in response to the student trip to Nepal.


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