2018 Annual Membership Meeting Conference in Partnership with Caldwell University

CREATIVITY IN TRAUMA TREATMENT

 

Date: October 27th, 2018

Time: 9:00am-3:30pm

Place: Caldwell University (click here for directions)

Admission: $20 members, $30 non-members, $15 students

(includes lunch)

Members Meeting Fee


 

Continuing Education Credits:

Attendees are eligible to receive 4 NBCC CE credits at the conclusion of the conference. A fee of $10 can be paid to Caldwell University for CE certificate.

If you have a preference please email info@njarttx.org and let us know which workshop you would like to be in after you register. It is on a first come first serve basis, so once you are registered please email your preference to ensure your spot in that workshop.

In order for us to better anticipate needed supplies and space need to cap the amount of people in a particular workshop.

 

Please see descriptions below.

Keynote Presentation:

The Image Comes First: Using Art with Trauma Survivors
Linda Gantt, PhD, ATR-BC

This program is designed to give counselors, art therapists, and mental health professionals historical perspectives on the use of art with trauma survivors and to provide some specific and practical interventions to use in clinical work.The participants will be given a lecture with illustrations to demonstrate the long history of the use of art to cope with the effects of trauma. They will then be introduced to a contemporary trauma treatment protocol with art at its core (the Instinctual Trauma Response Method).

 

Breakout Sessions (Please email info@njarttx.org with your top two choices)

SoulCollage®: and Finding the Healer Within
Beth VanDusen, ATR-BC & Suzanne DuFour ATR-BC

This workshop will learn the basic principles, background and card making process of SoulCollage® cards. Archetypal images such as the Healer will be discussed as well as how they relate to the work of a Therapist and the client.  Participants will learn how the cards can be used as a symbol of empowering the healer within us. Participants will also learn how the cards can be incorporated into therapeutic practice as well as for the Therapists’ own interpersonal work.

Current Issues in the Art Therapy Community **
Natashia Collins, MA, LPC, ATR-BC, ATCS, ACS, Suzanne Deisher LCAT, ATR-BC

This forum will serve as a safe space for individuals to discuss, explore, and learn about current topics in Art Therapy practice. **Not Eligible for NBCC Credits

Using Art  to Express Anger and the Connection to Trauma
Barbara Zelop, MA, LPC, ATR-BC

This presentation will explore the use of art therapy with adults in an Intense Out-Patient (IOP) setting for the severe and persistent mentally ill. Attendees will participate in art-making and exploration of varying intervention strategies and materials. To accommodate the unique needs of this population, the presenter will discuss nomenclature as it relates to impacting effects of trauma on developing brain and how anger manifests as a default maladaptive coping skill.

Experiential The Image Comes First: Using Art with Trauma Survivors
Linda Gantt, PhD, ATR-BC

This program is designed to give counselors, art therapists, and other mental health professionals historical perspectives on the use of art with trauma survivors and to provide some specific and practical interventions to use in clinical work. A brief lecture, an experiential workshop, and discussion of responses of participants. Clay will be used as an expressive material suitable for people who are being treated for trauma in their clinical work.

 

Final Presentation:

Oh the Places You’ll Go: Learning about the Prinzhorn Museum and Art from the Holocaust
Annette Vaccaro, Ed.D., LAC, LCSW, SCP, ATR-BC, ATCS & Cindy Concannon & Laura Muñoz-Torres

This presentation will address the influence of political trauma on mental health. A recent study abroad program will demonstrate the signs and symptoms of trauma using case studies from the Prinzhorn Museum in Germany and art created in Terezin in Czechia is presented.  Learn about the relationship between art and trauma through the history of these locations.

 

NBCC APPROVAL STATEMENT

Caldwell University and the New Jersey Art Therapy Association are cosponsors of this program. This
cosponsorship has been approved by NBCC. Caldwell University is an NBCC Approved
Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4598. The ACEP solely is responsible for this
program, including the awarding of NBCC credit.