Feb 28 12-1:30pm
Jenifer Korotko LCPC, ATR and Cherie Lusky LCPC, ATR Of Create Counseling Center LLC presented to a room of about 20 University of Illinois at Chicago hospital staff. The audience was nurses and social workers. The title of the talk was “Express yourself: Art therapy in the medical setting.” Jenifer and Cherie discussed a few major points in their presentation which included the Definition of art therapy, where they work and have worked/volunteered, The expressive therapies continuum and importance of knowledge of material, two art experiential (one with clay and a group discussion on how playing with clay makes you feel, and one directive with pastels and paper), examples of art in the medical environment, examples of art and healing of the body/brain during physical therapy rehabilitation after a stroke, art in the VA and the benefits of art therapy with veterans, art therapy in crisis intervention in a hospital setting, title protection and how we obtain our credentials, advice as to where to gain more information when choosing to use art in therapy and inpatient psychiatric hospital art therapy examples of utilizing art therapy.
IATA's first program in 2012! Bruce Moon: For the Love of Resistance: Why Art Therapy is Essential for Adolescents
On Friday, February 24th, 2012, IATA held a special program with Bruce Moon, For the Love of Resistance: Why Art Therapy is Essential for Adolescents. The program was held from 1pm-4pm at our partner organization, The Fulton Street Collective, in Chicago, IL. Attendees included art therapists, students and allied professionals, who explored responsive art making in adolescent art therapy (Moon, 1998), typical metaphoric themes adolescents embody (Moon, 2007; Rinsley, 1980) and the process of reframing therapeutic quandaries as performance artworks (Moon, 1998). Continuing Education units were offered from the Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association for LPCs and LCPCs. Additionally, the workshop was captured on film which will become a part of IATA Archives. It was a beautiful workshop and very well received.
Prepared by: Melissa Hedlund, MCAT, LCPC, ATR-BC