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  • 17 Jan 2013 7:36 PM | Deleted user

    Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, LPAT, LPCC, ATR-BC is the first person and art therapist to speak to the world at TEDxOverland Park about the power and potential of art therapy as a "game changer" in people's lives.

    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

    Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, LPAT, LPCC, ATR-BC, is a leading international expert, syndicated writer, and educator in the fields of art therapy and art in healthcare. She is a research psychologist, a Board Certified and Licensed Professional Art Therapist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and has had over 25 years of experience and education in trauma intervention and disaster relief and integrative approaches to health. Cathy is the founder, director and lead faculty member of the Trauma-Informed Practices Institute, dedicated to teaching trauma-informed intervention that integrates neurodevelopment, somatic approaches, mindfulness, and positive psychology. In particular, it supports the use of creative arts therapies including art therapy, music therapy and movement therapy, play therapy, integrative expressive arts therapies, and mind-body approaches for recovery and wellness in children, adults and families. Cathy is also the President of Art Therapy Without Borders and is one of its founders. Cathy is a member of the Buckeye Art Therapy Association.

    You can find Dr. Cathy Malchiodi's TEDx talk here:

  • 01 Jan 2009 10:30 PM | Deleted user

    Exhibit shows artists' PLAN for dealing with mental illness -

    Solon Sun Article Jan09



  • 01 Dec 2008 9:18 AM | Deleted user

    Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity
    As part of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) conference in Cleveland, AATA members took part in a service project benefiting Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity. They created a large-scale mural themed "What Makes a House a Home?" for the Restore at Habitat's new Cleveland headquarters. More than 60 18-inch square canvases were sent from art therapists around the country. On November 19, art therapy volunteers worked all day to assemble the works on six giant boards that now hang along the "check-out" wall at the ReStore. Click here for pictures.
    "We were both blessed and overwhelmed by the beauty of the project," said Jeffrey Bowen, Executive Director of Cleveland Habitat. In addition to the mural project, members of the Buckeye [Ohio] Art Therapy Association donated 100 art supply kits for the children of Habitat Partner Families.
  • 22 Nov 2008 1:00 AM | Deleted user

    Art therapists took plastic knives, play guns, miniature military men and other toys that represent violence and transformed them into symbols of peace.

    The sculptures that evolved are a project of the American Art Therapy Association's "Piece to Peace Cleveland Project." The association is holding its 39th annual American Art Therapy Conference in Cleveland at the Renaissance until Monday.

    The sculptures that were created were to be unveiled at a reception Friday night at the Lake Erie Artists Gallery in Tower City and then donated to four Cleveland agencies: the Domestic Violence Center of Greater Cleveland, the Latino Domestic Violence Project, the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center and Boy's Village.

    The Piece to Peace Project was an outgrowth of the associations' art committee goal to bring attention to youth violence while making a connection to the city that hosts the conference.

    Art therapists from across the country collected "violent toys" that represent several themes, including using violence to settle disputes and toys that promote violence as fun.

    The toys were deconstructed and with the guidance of professional sculptors, the art therapists created five works of art.

    One three-foot tall sculpture took the shape of a phoenix, with pink, blue, red and yellow feathers sharing its chicken wire armature with toy soldiers and pieces of plastic guns.

    "It is natural for art therapists to address issues of social concern through creativity, art making and human interaction," said Robin Valicenti, an art therapist from Philadelphia who developed the Piece to Peace Project.

    The American Art Therapy Association is made up of mental health professionals who use art making to help improve individuals' physical, mental and emotional well-being.

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  • 22 Jul 2008 9:30 AM | Deleted user

    Art at the heart of therapy
    Working with clay, watercolors or other media good diversion for mind and body

    By Cheryl Powell
    Beacon Journal medical writer

    Published: July 22, 2008 - 12:12 AM CANTON: Betty Dennis and her daughters are discovering that there's definitely an art to dealing with a cancer diagnosis.

    Shelly Chatterelli of Perry Township works with clay during an art therapy class taught by Karen Elvin July 9 at Mercy Medical Center in Canton. (Paul Tople / Akron Beacon Journal)
    Judy DeHoff of Massillon (right) works with clay in an art therapy class taught by Karen Elvin July 9 at Mercy Medical Center in Canton. (Paul Tople / Akron Beacon Journal

    Karen Elvin teaches an art therapy class at Mercy Medical Center in Canton. (Paul Tople / Akron Beacon Journal)

    Full Article:Art at the heart of therapy - - 2008.pdf 

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