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  • Friday, December 8, 2017

  • 6:30 – 8:00pm

  • Room 101C, 133/141 West 21st Street, New York, NY

  • Free and open to the public

  • RSVP at the link below

As part of its Community Lecture Series, MPS Art Therapy presents a talk by Sarah Valeri, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, about exploring the range of kinesthetic, relational and aesthetic communication in art therapy sessions with children with developmental delays and singular experiences of the world. RSVP here. CEC's available for ATR-BC's.

Sarah Valeri has 10 years of experience working with children with developmental delays and sensory impairments, as well as with children who have histories of severe trauma. This work has inspired a strong respect for the use of more bodily and sensory focused communication. As a current candidate in the IPTAR Child and Adolescent Program, she combines psycho-dynamic theories within the practical aspects of communicating with children through a wide range of developmental levels. She is also an exhibiting artist.

Lecture learning outcomes objectives:
Participants will gain an introductory understanding to the work of Dr. Jan Van Dijk, an expert in support of children who are deaf blind.
Participants will consider the benefit of shared sensory and play experiences as a foundation for understanding and relating to children with developmental delays in an art therapy setting and consider its impact on their own professional settings.
Participants will comprehend the need for shared sensory experiences when working with children who are pre-symbolic thinkers in order to establish communication, according to art therapy case examples and research by Dr. Van Dijk.

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