CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS

On topics of response art, professional burnout, art-based clinical processing, and the application of art therapy, I have presented at art therapy and mental health conferences or trainings.

Drawing from current literature and methods, I conduct art-based workshops for participants to engage with the creative process hands-on in order to cultivate clinical insight and support their professional development. Workshop samples:

Water & Stone Creative Arts Therapy Conference, Empowerment through the Arts, 2019
Collage: Creating a Dialogue through Found Images
Three-hour workshop that focused on collage as a therapeutic tool and its application in art therapy. Through hands-on art experiential(s), participants developed insight on how to use collage materials in order to create a dialogue between the therapist and client.

Water & Stone Creative Arts Therapy Conference, Authentic Connection & Open Dialogue, 2018
Response Art: Processing Countertransference through Art & Imagery
Three-hour that explored the use of art making as a non-verbal form of processing countertransference within the therapeutic relationship and cultivating clinical insight into client treatment. Participants created their own artwork and learned how to integrate this use of art and imagery into their therapy work.

New York University (NYU) Common Day Conference for Social Work Graduate Students, 2017
Introduction to Art Therapy & Visual Processing
One-hour lecture paired with an experiential art activity, which provided social work graduate students an introduction to art therapy and its application in clinical treatment.