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.
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