MPS Art Therapy Department on Vimeo

A number of recent and past panel discussions, lectures, and conference proceedings have been posted to the MPS Art Therapy Department’s Vimeo page.

Recent uploads include:

1. October 19 Panel Discussion
On Saturday, October 19, the MPS Art Therapy Department held a graduate information session structured as a panel discussion with current students, alumni, and faculty discussing their work and answering questions.

Panelists include:
Debi Farber, ATR-BC, LCAT, Chair, Faculty
Liz DelliCarpini, ATR-BC, LCAT, Internship Coordinator, Faculty
Val Sereno, ATR-BC, LCAT, Special Programs & Projects Coordinator, Faculty
Robert Grant, ATR-BC, LCAT, Faculty
Natalie Humphrey, PhD, Clinical Psychology, Faculty
Aurasofia Alvarez, Alumni, MPS Art Therapy (Class of 2012)
Marion Pope, Second Year Student
Sabrina Husband, First Year Student

2. Art Therapy Conference 2013: Perception of Identity Through Art: Teju Cole Lecture
Teju Cole, writer, art historian, street photographer, was born in the US to Nigerian parents, raised in Nigeria, and lives in Brooklyn. Author of two books, a novella, Every Day is for the Thief, and a novel, Open City, which won the PEN/Hemingway Award, the New York City Book Award for Fiction, and the Rosenthal Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, and the Ondaatje Prize of the Royal Society of Literature. Contributor to the New York Times, the New Yorker, Qarrtsiluni, the Atlantic, Granta, Aperture, Transition, A Public Space, and is a contributing editor at the New Inquiry.

3. Art Therapy Conference 2013: Perception of Identity Through Art: Savneet Talwar Lecture
Savneet Talwar, PhD, is currently an Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has also taught at George Washington University, Southern Illinois University, and the St. Louis Institute of Art Psychotherapy. Talwar’s Teaching Statement directly relates to the focus of this year’s conference: “… I investigate contemporary American culture and systems of meaning as they relate to art therapy practice and pedagogy. By taking an interdisciplinary approach and stressing a critical intersectional perspective that takes full account of race, class, gender and sexuality, as I try to enrich art therapy practice. In my teaching and research, I explore the construction of identity and difference, focusing on identity formation and its place in human development from a socio-cultural perspective…”

4. Art Therapy Conference 2013: Perception of Identity Through Art: Panel Discussion
Savneet Talwar and Teju Cole are joined by Jennifer Christine Nash, PhD (Assistant Professor of American Studies, The George Washington University) and Pablo Helguera (Artist, Educator, Director of Adult and Academic Programs at the Museum of Modern Art) for a panel discussion addressing Perception of Identity Through Art. Eileen McGann (ATR-BC, LCAT, SVA Faculty) moderates the panel.

5. Community Lecture: Pink Elephant Remedies: Approaches to Art History and Art Therapy: Francis Palazzolo
While the fine art world prides itself on inclusiveness, and the lack of discrimination in idea and practice, there is an elephant in the room: art therapy is not looked upon in the best light, particularly in academic circles, nor is it included in post-Modern art discourse. An elephant looms on the other side as well: art history is an underdeveloped resource in approaching work with clients in an art therapy setting. While not an art therapist, Francis Palazzolo has worked for the past 25 years at FEGS, JBFCS, and he co-founded the HAI Art Studio with a progressive mission to teach and apply art history in mental health settings, with the goal of empowering mental health consumers with the ideas and practices that shape visual culture.

6. Community Lecture: Considering Power & Privilege: Art Therapy in Costa Rica: Liz DelliCarpini, ATR-BC, LCAT
Art therapists from the United States are often called upon to work and share their knowledge internationally, but cross cultural therapy is a complex undertaking and becomes increasingly so when dynamics of power and privilege are considered. The Western worldview and the devastating effects of colonialism can easily create an authoritative type of assistance that flows in one direction, from those who are perceived as ‘haves’ to those who are perceived as ‘have nots’, which fails to take into account the knowledge, values and understanding inherent in other, non-dominant ways of being. This presentation explores these concepts through an art therapy program developed in a collaboration between SVA MPS Art Therapy Department, Asociacion Artistica Para Niños (ASART) a non-profit based in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, and a public elementary school in the barrio of La Victoria in Liberia, Costa Rica.

7. Community Lecture: Poetry That Inspires Treatment: Sandra Buechler, PhD
In this presentation, Dr. Sandra Buechler discusses poems that have helped her work with patients and have inspired her to think about basic human dilemmas in new ways. She reads selected poems and talks about how she has found them helpful.

Information about upcoming events can be found here. Thanks to MPS Art Therapy alumni Sheila Fontanive (Class of 2011) for filming, editing, and uploading these videos.

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