MPS Art Therapy Alumni & Faculty at the American Art Therapy Association Conference

A number of MPS Art Therapy faculty and alumni presented at the most recent American Art Therapy Association Conference in Savannah, GA.

Descriptions of presentations taken from the AATA Conference brochure.

Ethical Considerations for Art Therapists: Digital Transmission of Confidential Information and Artwork

Lisa Furman (MPS AT Faculty), MA, ATR-BC, LCAT

This presentation will explore the ethical and legal considerations for art therapists when transmitting client artwork or confidential information through email, internet voice calls, texting, instant messaging and Skype. Preventative measures will also be discussed to help minimize accidental breaches of confidentiality through digital transmissions.

Use of Group Art Therapy to Foster Socialization Skills in Autistic Children
Jamie Shoneman (MPS Class of 2011), MPS, LCAT

Through the utilization of video analysis, first-person observations and an evaluation of the resulting artwork, this study demonstrates the use of group art therapy to foster socialization and joint attention skills in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and how these methods can reveal unseen strengths in these individuals.

Can the Realistic Image of Computerized Future Projection Influence Motivation in Recovery?
Sojung Park (MPS Class of 2005), MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT

This session presents a pilot study that will demonstrate the future projection techniques using computer technology in dual-diagnosis treatment. The study investigates the influence of creating a realistic photograph of one’s possible future through the application of Photoshop and its effects on client motivation. The therapeutic dialogue of graphic technology which easily provides instant gratification will be discussed through the lens of individuals with addiction.

Art Therapy with Artists

Val Sereno (MPS AT Faculty), MA, ATR-BC, LCAT; Jenna Krauter (MPS Class of 2011), MPS; Jen Tedesco (MPS Class of 2007), MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT and, Dana Liebowitz (MPS Class of 2010), MPS, LCAT

This panel presentation will discuss the work of graduate art therapy students who were part of a counseling team for college art students from the same school. Using the language of art, this presentation will show what a valuable learning tool it has become for both groups.

Considering Power & Privilege – Art Therapy in Costa Rica
Liz DelliCarpini (MPS AT Faculty), MAAT, ATR-BC, LCAT; Alexandra Caminiti (MPS Class of 2012), MPS; Katie Fitzsimmons (MPS Class of 2012), MPS; Valeria Koutmina (MPS Class of 2011), MPS, and RaeAnne Mac Millan (Class of 2012), MPS

Dynamics of power and privilege must be acknowledged or art therapists may unintentionally enforce oppression and inequality at home and abroad. This panel explores the challenges and rewards of a collaboration between a U.S. graduate art therapy department, a Central American non-profit, and a Costa Rican public school.

Media Arts and Technology in Art Therapy: In Practice and Ethics
Basia Mosinski, MA, MFA, ATR-BC, LCAT; Rachel Brandoff, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT ; Nancy Choe, MFA; Cheryl Doby-Copeland, PhD, ATR-BC, LPC, LMFT, and Karen Gibbons (MPS Class of 2005), MPS, MFT, ATR

Panel will explore issues related to media arts use in art therapy practice, technology as related to online services, and a review of new software and apps for use in art therapy. Ethical issues will be addressed. There will be a Q & A discussion with audience.

Recycled Materials in Art Therapy: Found Object Art Month

Jenna Krauter (MPS Class of 2011), MPS, and Robin Sheldon, MAAT

“Found Object Art Month,” was an exploration of recycled materials in an outpatient center for adults with mental illness, culminating in an exhibition of the work created. A review of Found Object Art Month serves as the launching point for discussion of the use of recycled materials in art therapy.

Irene Rosner David (MPS AT Faculty)

Karen Mulcahy (MPS Class of 2014)

Katie Fitzsimmons (MPS Class of 2012), Mary’s Story, Balloon

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