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Saturday Program (zoom links will be provided prior to program)

Saturday 9-10-22

8:00-8:30 check-in for later registrants and questions

***Please have an assortment of art materials on hand for art making during the various papers/workshops***

Workshop (Ethics) 9-10:30

  • 1.    Workshop: Dinisha Paul, MS, Eds, LPC, NCC & Fawn Gordon, PhD, LPC

Title: The Role of Ethics in Using Creativity to Enhance Well-being

The presenters aim to introduce creative techniques for enhancing well-being in those they serve. Consideration will be given to multicultural and

ethical factors as differences exist among how individuals define and experience factors that promote well-being. 

Paper(s): 9:30-10:30

  • 1.    Paper:  Gretchen M. Miller, MA, ATR-BC, ACTP  & Kristi Gmutza, MA, ATR-BC

Title:  Understanding How Creative ForcesĀ® Utilizes Creative Arts Therapies with Veterans         ``                

This presentation describes the clinical program of NEA Creative Forces, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the U.S.

Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs that seeks to improve the health, well-being, and quality of life for military and veteran populations through the

creative arts therapies.

  • 2.    Paper: Michelle Itczak, MA, ATR-BC, ATCS, LMHC & Abby Smolinske, BS

Title of Course: Work of HeART: Addressing Educator Compassion Fatigue With Art Therapy     

A need addressing compassion fatigue among educators was found in a local Indianapolis elementary school. A pilot project was designed to relieve

educator compassion fatigue utilizing mindfulness-based art therapy. Monthly workshops were implemented with the educators to address various

topics including job demands, challenging students, communication, and work/life separation.

Papers: 10:45-11:45

  • 1.    Paper: Megan Seaman, Ph.D., LPC & Katherine Jackson, Ph.D., ATR-BC

Title: Combining the ETC and DCT in Therapeutic Treatment with Depressed and Anxious Teens

  • The Expressive Therapies Continuum (ETC) and the Developmental Counseling and Therapy (DCT) approach are two creative models to understand cognitive and emotional developmental styles in clients. This paper presents the integration of the ETC and DCT as a dynamic and creative method of working with depressed and anxious adolescents.
  • 2.    Paper (supervision): Ashley Skelly, LPCC-s, ATR

Title: Reflective Supervision: Concepts and Practice

Through a combination of lecture, media, and practice, participants will learn about the structure, application, and benefits of reflective supervision

within therapeutic work.

12:00-1:45 BATA Board Meeting (bring your lunch)

1:45-2:00 Break

2:00- 2:45 Legislative Plenary

2:45- 3:00 Break

Panel(s):  3:00-4:30

  • 1.    Research Panel: J. Subsinsky, MA, LPC Leah Barron, MA, LPC & Shelby Driver, MA, LPC

Title: Innovative Topics in Art Therapy Research: Expressive Movement, Moral Injury, and Religious Trauma with LGBTQ+ individuals

This panel presentation focuses on new and innovative research in the field of art therapy. New graduates in Art therapy and Counseling share their

research findings as discovered through their Thesis Capstone Projects.

  • 2.    Panel: Heather Denning, MA, ATR-BC, ATCS, Janet Kempf, Ph.D., ATR-BC, Molly O’Neill Haaga, Ph.D., LPC, ATR-BC, Meera Rastogi, Ph.D., ATR-BC, & Jennifer Schwartz, MA, ATR-BC, ATCS

Title: Lessons Learned: Expanding Art Therapy Practice to Publishing  

Professional members of BATA have been collaborating by writing and publishing journal articles, book chapters, and co-editing a textbook. These

collaborations fostered both individual professional development and collective development of the field. The presenters will discuss their paths from

practice to publishing.


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