MPS Art Therapy Department Community Lecture Series
All lectures take place at 133/141 West 21 Street, Room 101C, between Sixth & Seventh Avenues. Lectures are FREE to the public. CEC’s available for ATR-BC’s.

1. Friday, February 1, 2013, 6:30-8pm
Thinking Outside the Box: Developing Non-traditional Art Therapy Groups for Court Involved Youth
Jessica Zapotechne, ATR-BC, LCAT

This lecture will focus on two different art therapy group curricula that were created and implemented with youth in an alternative to incarceration program. The groups were based on elements of experiential learning, art and narrative therapy and were designed to engage youth and foster program connectedness. Theoretical background along with clinical application of each curriculum will be discussed. This should be of interest to clinicians who are working with at-risk youth, specifically those who are resistant to traditional forms of therapy.

Jessica Zapotechne, ATR-BC, LCAT, currently works with at-risk youth involved in the criminal justice system at the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Service (CASES).  Previously, she worked in a District 75 school in Brooklyn. Jessica received her training in the use of narrative therapy from Dr. Amy Smiley at the Center for Rehabilitation and Recovery in New York, and has been designing and implementing art therapy groups for adolescents for the past seven years with a specific focus on engaging and empowering youth through art making and the experiential process of learning. She has presented both nationally and internationally and maintains a private practice.

2. Friday, March 22, 2013, 6:30-8pm
Pink Elephant Remedies: Approaches to Art History and Art Therapy
Francis Palazzolo, MA

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.

Francis Palazzolo, MA in Studio Art and Philosophy from New York University, has exhibited his paintings, sculptures, performances and films in New York and abroad for over three decades in 37 group and solo exhibits. While maintaining his professional career as an artist, he has taught art workshops for people with disabilities for over 20 years, and is currently the Artistic Director and a curator of exhibitions in the Gallery at Hospital Audiences Incorporated, where his leadership and creative ideas have resulted in high artistic quality tailored to each individual’s interests and abilities while maintaining a sense of community. Francis has worked with the MPS Art Therapy Department at SVA for many years via Special Projects collaborations, and was also one of the presenters at the Department’s 27th annual conference in 2011.

3. Friday, April 19, 2013, 6:30-8pm
Locating Levity in the Profound:  Laugh Therapy for Mental Health Professionals
Kelley Linhardt, ATR-BC, LCAT; Jenna Wood, LCAT, MT-BC; and Kerry Ellis, LCAT, R-DMT, RYT

In a field where compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma are common, it is necessary to develop practices that allow release while promoting sustainability. Laughter has been used restoratively since the antiquity to trauma and is currently being used therapeutically in practices as diverse as yoga, trauma treatment and palliative care. We will celebrate our work’s occasional absurdity and its perpetual profundity in a space where both the severity of what we experience on a daily basis as clinicians are our compassion for our clients are unquestioned. Participants will be exposed to current research, multimodal techniques and interventions that may be used in clinical practice or self care.

Kelley Linhardt, ATR-BC, LCAT, received her MA in Art Therapy from New York University, is certified in cross-cultural trauma intervention by the International Trauma Studies Program affiliated with the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, and is currently a clinical extern at the Ackerman Institute for the Family. Ms. Linhardt splits her time between working with inner-city high school students with a history of chronic-absenteeism in East New York, and working as an art therapist at the college counseling center at the New School University.

Jenna Wood, LCAT, MT-BC, is a music therapist at Kings County Hospital Center. She completed her master’s degree at New York University in music therapy and is currently a candidate at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies, studying psychodynamic approaches in clinical practice.

Kerry Ellis, LCAT, R-DMT, RYT, is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, Registered Dance/Movement Therapist and Certified Yoga Teacher based out of Brooklyn, NY. She has spent the past 5 years training and working as a Dance/Movement Therapist within inpatient psychiatric settings, and has been working through community workshops on how to make creative arts therapy accessible to all.

Division of Continuing Education Professional Development Courses
For more information: www.sva.edu/continuing-education

NEW COURSE: PDC-3674-A / Special Topics in Art Therapy
Thursday, January 31–April 11, 6–9pm
10 sessions; 3 CEUs; 30 CECs; $395

This course will feature lectures, workshops, case studies and hands-on experientials by faculty and alumni of the MPS Art Therapy program. Topics will focus on the use of art therapy in various settings across the human lifespan, as well as alternative and technological approaches to the work.

Topics Include:
Overview and Techniques
Adolescent Boys: Destruction as Creation
Working with the Jungian Shadow in Treatment
Introduction to Child Life Programs in Hospital Settings
Video And Digital Media Techniques in Art Therapy
The Therapeutic Benefits of Coloring with Incarcerated Clients
Medical Art Therapy with Adults
Combining Yoga, Meditation and Art Therapy
Creating Art in the Home: The Obstacles of the Unfamiliar
Moments of Being: Mindfulness and Art Therapy Workshop

Deborah Farber, ATR-BC, LCAT; chair, MPS Art Therapy Department, School of Visual Arts; art therapist. BA, Lehman College; MPS, summa cum laude, Pratt Institute; Certificate in Alcoholism Counseling, Mary­mount College. Formerly, director of therapeutic activities, High Point Hospital; alcoholism psychotherapist, Freedom Institute. Publications include: Intuition, Encyclopedia of Disability and Rehabilitation, Nikkei Woman.

PDC-3664-A / Trauma Training Workshop
Monday, April 8-May 6, 6-9pm
5 sessions; 1.5 CEUs; 15 CECs for ATR-BCs; $250

This five-session workshop will focus on trauma assessment and treatment and the impact of vicarious trauma on the clinician.  Participants will learn how trauma affects children, adolescents and adults and how to conduct both semi-structured and structured assessments to identify trauma exposure and impact, develop trauma-focused treatment planning, and deliver effective trauma treatment utilizing verbal and art-based interventions. The course will also cover the foundations of trauma theory and introduce evidence-based treatment models and strategies for mitigating the impact of compassion fatigue and vicarious traumatization.

Christina A. Grosso, LCAT, ATR-BC, BCETS is the Director of Training at the Center for Trauma Program Innovation at the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services. She has worked as a clinician, supervisor, administrator and master trainer specializing in the treatment of trauma and complex trauma in children and adolescents. Ms. Grosso has extensive experience in the practice, implementation and training of trauma-based assessment and evidence-based and evidence-informed practices.  Ms. Grosso maintains a private practice in New York City and is an Adjunct Faculty in the Graduate Art Therapy Department at New York University.

PDC-1026-A / Art Therapy as a Career
Tuesday, February 19-March 19, 6-9pm
4 sessions; 1CEU; $145

This course will provide an overview of careers in the field of art therapy. Topics will include: the history and theoretical foundations of art therapy; methods and materials; art development, assessment and diagnosis; and the use of art therapy in a professional and community setting. The sessions will consist of lectures as well as art experientials.

DEBORAH FARBER, ATR-BC, LCAT; chair, MPS Art Therapy Department, School of Visual Arts; art therapist. BA, Lehman College; MPS, summa cum laude, Pratt Institute; Certificate in Alcohol Counseling, Marymount College. Formerly, director of therapeutic activities, High Point Hospital; alcoholism psychotherapist, Freedom Institute. Publications include: Encyclopedia of Disability and Rehabilitation, Nikkei Woman, Intuition.

FPC-3818-A / Studio Art Therapy Techniques
Tuesday, April 2-April 23, 6-9pm
4 sessions; 1 CEU; $145

Join other art therapists and artists in studio work that is designed to heighten perception and sensory awareness. Combining an open studio and thematic approach, experientials will be used to explore personal and artistic identity, as well as facilitate an understanding of the art-making processes art therapists employ with clients. While designed for art therapists, the course is open to all, and geared to help tap into your inherent creativity.

VALERIE SERENO, ATR-BC, LCAT; special programs and projects coordinator, MPS Art Therapy Department, School of Visual Arts. BA, Marymount Manhattan College; MA, New York University. Professional experience includes: art therapist, 9/11 School Recovery Program, PS 89 and PS 124; Montessori Manhattan School; Caring at Columbia University; Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; St. Luke’s Hospital. Presentations include: Psycho-Oncology Conference, Heidelberg; American Art Therapy Association Conference; NYU 9/11 Creative Art Therapists Response Conference.

Saturday, February 9 – Saturday, March 9, 2013
MPS Art Therapy Department Spring Exhibition
Through the Looking Glass

Westside Gallery, 133/141 West 21 Street
Reception: Thursday, February 14, 6-8pm

Friday, March 15, 2013
Art Therapy Department Spring Conference
Perception of Identity through Art: How Narrative and Perspective Shape Understanding

SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street

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