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2019 Valery Daniels Memorial Lecture

On Monday, September 9th, Juliet L. King, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, LMHC presented “Into the Wild: Integrating Neuroscience with Art Therapy Theory, Practice and Research.” Professor King has spent nearly 20 years as a clinician, educator, and administrator. She also implemented … Continue reading

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SVA Art Therapy Alum Juila Volonts named Fulbright Award recipent (article)

Congratulations are in order to Julia Volonts (MPS 2017 Art Therapy). She is the College’s first institutionally endorsed Fulbright Award recipient, receiving the prestigious grant to research art therapy practices in Latvia and working out of Rīga Stradiņš University from September 2019 to May … Continue reading

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SVA Art Therapy Exchange in NYC- Final Day

As the SVA MPS art therapy students embarked on the final day in the exchange program journey, they were able to reflect on the experience they had. On the first day of the NY section, the students were asked to … Continue reading

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SVA Art Therapy Exchange Program in NYC- LGBTQ + Adolescents

Over the past academic year, several special projects were held with LGBTQ+ youth. One of the recent graduates from our program came in to give a lecture on these special projects and ways to conduct art therapy with LGBTQ+ adolescents. … Continue reading

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SVA Art Therapy Exchange Program in NYC- muralShifts

Artistic Noise is an organization that aims to bring the freedom and power of artistic practice to young people involved in the justice system. Two young people from Artistic Noise presented to the students their work in the community based … Continue reading

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SVA Art Therapy Exchange Program in NYC- MercyFirst

Last Saturday, the SVA MPS art therapy students were fortunate enough to be able to visit MercyFirst, a treatment center in Long Island, and participate in a workshop with some of the adolescents residing there. MercyFirst uses a trauma informed … Continue reading

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SVA Art Therapy Exchange Program in NYC- Art and Social Action

What is social action? Social action is seen as a readjustment of social institutions, the redistribution of power, the efforts to improve social conditions, and ways to improve community life and human welfare. Art therapy as social action entails understanding … Continue reading

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SVA Art Therapy Exchange Program in NYC- Craftivism

On Wednesday, the SVA MPS art therapy students were given the opportunity to learn about craftivism and what exactly it entails. Craftivism is all about using craft as a “gentle protest,” which enables many people of all ages to protest … Continue reading

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SVA Art Therapy Exchange Program in NYC- Poem Houses

To continue the discussion of how culture has impacted art therapy, the chair of the SVA MPS Art Therapy department explained how the program was created and how her own cultural background impacted its development. The students were also presented … Continue reading

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SVA Art Therapy Exchange Program in NYC – Egg Shaped Boxes

To commence the second part of the exchange program, the New York SVA Art Therapy students welcomed the Irish students and presented a slide show about art therapy in New York and the United States as a whole. Before the … Continue reading

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