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9:00-10:00 Concurrent Papers

Paper: Art Therapy Research Applications with Diverse Populations

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Presenter(s): Jenna Miller, Cam Stovicek, Claudia Rebola, Soma Sengupta, Katelyn Freel, Eden Davis

Moderator: Meera Rastogi, PhD, MAAT, ATR-BC, GCP

This session will highlight research with three different populations: ArtCan digital app for brain tumor survivors, art therapy with people with ADHD, and photovoice for exploring family relationships of Black youth. The session will conclude with question and answers.

Paper: Title of Course: Building Community Engagement in Italy: Service Learning Abroad.

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Presenter(s): Heather Denning, Jodi Staniunas Hopper, Abigail Paccone, & Gillian Samul

“Building Community Engagement in Italy” will provide an overview of a service-learning experience abroad in Rome, Italy. Components of community engaged learning will be presented which can support a continuum of education and personal growth as a student, teacher, and practicing professional in art therapy and related fields.

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:15 Concurrent Papers

Paper: The Effects of Art on Gut: Multidisciplinary Research Team Design and Findings

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Presenter(s): Subhankar Chakraborty, Elizabeth Auckley , Matthew Gallardo, Lindsay Ruff, Emma Norton, Meera Rastogi

A multi-disciplinary team of a gastroenterologist, psychologist and art therapist, and professional students conducted an eight-week study to examine the effects of virtual group art versus art therapy sessions with patients with gastrointestinal symptoms. The purpose of this presentation is to describe (1) effective multidisciplinary work, (2) study findings, and (3) ways to mentor students.

Paper: Implementing Bedside Art Therapy Intervention with Survivors of Gun Violence at a Level I Trauma Center

Presenter(s): Amy Mattingly, M.Ed., LPATA

Marginalized populations experience higher rates of gun violence while simultaneously facing increased barriers to mental health treatment. Inpatient hospitalization presents an opportunity for mental health intervention. This presentation will describe methods and qualitative results of implementing bedside art therapy with survivors of gun violence at a Level I trauma center.

11:15-12:15 Legislative Plenary

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12:15-12:30 Break

12:30-2:00 BATA Annual Meeting and Lunch

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Ethics Presentation:  Exploring the Role of Systems in Spiritual Wellness in Emerging Adulthood: An Ecological Perspective

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Presenter(s): Fawn Gordon, PhD, LPCC & Ellise Raghavan, PhD, LPC

Clients in emerging adulthood encounter unique challenges that may pose a threat to various domains of wellness, including spiritual wellness. This program will explore clients’ experiences of spiritual wellness on the microsystem, mesosystem and macrosystem level; and address how counselors can aid clients in developing or fostering spiritual wellness.

3:00-3:15 Break


Panel Presentation: Papermaking as Art Therapy to Address Trauma & Loss

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Presenter(s): Gretchen M. Miller, MA, ATR-BC, ACTP, Annie McFarland, Ph.D., ATR- Meredith Lin McMackin, MFA, MS, Ph.D., LMHC,ATR, Denise Wolf, ATR-BC, ATCS, LPC, LPAT

Papermaking can support survivors of trauma and loss with a meaningful framework to address memories and powerful content through pulping significant items associated with the experience, make meaning through the production process, and then activate new artworks and beginnings with the formed paper. This moderated panel highlights art therapists’ implementation of hand papermaking for trauma, grief, and loss through sharing their reflections and experiences, as well as methods and applications important to the therapeutic process. Content will include discussion of therapeutic benefits, theory and practice, materials, case examples, and Q &A.

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