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1. Monday, January 12-Friday, January 31
Alumni Residency Exhibition: Process
Alexandra Caminiti, ATR-BC, LCAT (Class of 2012)
Reception: Thursday, January 15, 6-8pm
132 West 21 Street, 5th Floor Studio

2. Friday, January 23, 6:30-8pm
Community Lecture: Empowerment and Success for the Art Therapist
Rhonda Schaller
133/141 West 21 Street, Room 101C
Lectures are FREE to the public. CEC’s available for ATR-BC’s. RSVP
Gain insights and practical tools to help you cultivate an inspired, sustainable career as an art therapist. Both the established and the emerging professional will learn how to visualize a better future, empower his/her creativity, and build a career plan for success. In this talk, Rhonda Schaller will give the audience a variety of hands-on exercises to solve career questions and plan the next steps including how to use mindfulness, creative visualization, self-assessment and mind map exploration to further self-understanding and apply values and desires to be more successful as an art therapist.

Rhonda Schaller is the founder of the Meditation Incubator Project and author of Create Your Art Career: Practical Tools, Visualizations, and Self-Assessment Exercises for Empowerment and Success (Allworth Press); and Called or Not, Spirits are Present (Blue Pearl Press). She speaks around the country on topics including Creativity and Resilience; Opportunity Development; and Creative Mind Business Mind meditations for the working world. Her art works are in the permanent collections of the Memorial Art Gallery University of Rochester, C. Everett Coop Institute, Art of Healing Gallery Dartmouth University Medical School, the Exit Art/Reactions collection Library of Congress, and Franklin Furnace/Book Art archives Museum of Modern Art.

3. Thursday, January 29, 6-8pm
Alumni Residency Workshop: Self-Care through Process Oriented Art-Making
Alexandra Caminiti, ATR-BC, LCAT
132 West 21 Street, 5th Floor Studio

4. Monday, February 9-Friday, February 13
Cooke Center Academy Exhibition
132 West 21 Street, 5th Floor Studio

5. Saturday, February 14-Saturday, March 14
Spring Exhibition: Open Invitation
Reception: Thursday, February 19, 6-8pm
SVA Flatiron Gallery, 133 West 21 Street

6. Friday, February 20, 6:30-8pm
Community Lecture: Art Therapy and Ethics in Hospice and Palliative Care
Emery Mikel, ATR-BC, LCAT, LCPAT
133/141 West 21 Street, Room 101C
Lectures are FREE to the public. CEC’s available for ATR-BC’s. RSVP
The worlds of hospice and palliative care can be unknown and mysterious for those who have not been a part of them. This evening we will be exploring how art therapy can be used within these worlds to help both the clients and therapist better understand their role in the care of others. Stories from several perspectives will be looked at including therapist, client, intern, and staff.

Emery Hurst Mikel received her master’s degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology: Art Therapy in 2007 from Naropa University. She then began her journey into self-employment in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. To meet a need she saw in senior’s lives, Emery began a contract art therapy business that grew to include over twenty facilities, serving adults, seniors, and those living with Alzheimer’s disease. To assist others wanting to do similar work she wrote a book, The Art of Business: A Guide for Creative Arts Therapists Starting on a Path to Self-Employment, that was published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers in 2013. She has supervised interns and is a guest lecturer on Transpersonal Psychology and Art Therapy in the MA, Art Therapy program at George Washington University. Currently, she resides in Brooklyn, NY where she is adjunct faculty in the MPS Art Therapy program at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. She also works in the VNSNY Hospice Program, has a private practice, and mentors creative arts therapists nationwide.

7. Friday, March 27, 6:30-8pm
Community Lecture: Art Therapy in Public Schools
Marygrace Berberian, ATR-BC, LCAT, LCSW
133/141 West 21 Street, Room 101C
Lectures are FREE to the public. CEC’s available for ATR-BC’s. RSVP
As school facilities are more often becoming the providers of mental health support for children at-risk, art therapy services in schools have effectively responded to the diverse and ever changing needs of students. In the school community, art therapy has been a proven modality to aid students to overcome social and emotional challenges, increase their self-concept, reinitiate motivation towards goal driven tasks and provide key validation for successful progress and choice making. The Art Therapy in Schools Program at NYU has been providing art therapy services in public schools since 1997. An overview of the program protocol will be examined in addition to specific benefits and limitations for art therapy practice in educational settings. Results from a two year longitudinal study that examined the impact of art therapy on self-esteem, affect regulation and impulse control will be discussed. The current proposal for launching more widespread recognition for art therapy in schools will also be shared.

Marygrace Berberian is the Program Coordinator for the Graduate Art Therapy Program at New York University.  Marygrace has established school based art therapy initiatives throughout New York City for at-risk children and families for almost 20 years.  In her current position, Ms. Berberian is the Director of NYU Art Therapy in the Schools program.  She led a research initiative examining the impact of art therapy on the self-esteem, affect regulation and impulse control of public school students. She has published work on the use of art therapy for post 9-11 recovery and has presented at cross disciplinary conferences nationally and internationally. Marygrace has trained clinicians of other disciplines advocating for the use of the creative arts therapies as a highly efficient treatment modality.  She formerly developed and directed the creative arts therapy program at several community based agencies, working with children and adolescents at risk, formerly homeless and mentally ill adults and survivors of cancer. Ms. Berberian is also trained as a Sandplay Therapy Practitioner and maintains a private practice in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

8. Wednesday, April 1-Friday, April 10
Boys Hope Girls Hope Exhibition: Holding on, Letting go
Reception: Thursday, April 9, 6-8pm
132 West 21 Street, 5th Floor Studio

9. Monday, April 13-Thursday, April 30
Art Therapy Outreach Center Exhibition
132 West 21 Street, 5th Floor Studio

10. Friday, April 24, 9am-3pm
Class of 2015 Thesis Presentations
National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South

Additional events will be added as dates are finalized. For more information about any of these events, please contact arttherapy@sva.edu or 212.592.2610.

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