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2019-2020 Exhibition, Workshop, and Lecture Series Schedule

All Lectures are FREE and open to the public.



Monday, September 9, 6:30-8:30 PM  
Valery Daniels Memorial Lecture
Into the Wild: Integrating Neuroscience with Art Therapy Theory, Practice and Research
Juliet L. King, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, LMHC

SVA Theater
333 W 23rd St
New York, NY 10011

Description:
This presentation is intended to introduce art therapy theory and practice as understood with a neuroscience lens. Theoretical tenets of art therapy will be explored and understood with science, encouraging the understanding of art therapy as a neurotherapeutic and the art therapist as a ‘neuroplastician.’ This presentation will also serve to dispel common assumptions and set the stage for how to think about an integration of the fields in theory, practice and future research.

Objectives:
Attendees will...

- Define three ways that art therapy is a neurotherapeutic

- Describe three tenets of art therapy and explain why they are underscored with neuroscience theory

- Define why art therapists are neuroplasticians, and provide three clinical examples that exemplify this point

1.5 CE hours available for LCATs.

Juliet L. King, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, LMHC, is an Associate Professor of Art Therapy at The George Washington University and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Neurology. Prior to these appointments, she has spent near 20 years as a clinician, educator and administrator. Professor King developed the inaugural graduate art therapy program at the Herron School of Art and Design and in this capacity spearheaded the development of over 30 internship programs in the Indianapolis community and surrounding areas. Ms. King also implemented and currently oversees the first specialized Art Therapy clinical, education and research program in Neuroscience and Medicine at the Indiana University Neuroscience Center. Professor King is pursuing doctoral studies in Translational Health Sciences, and her research focuses on the interface of art, neuroscience and related therapeutics, and the use of contemporary neuroimaging to capture brain activity in real-world environments. Recently she edited and published a textbook: Art Therapy, Trauma, and Neuroscience: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives.



September 23-October 25
Where I’m From: Rikers Island Exhibition
132 West 21 Street, 5th Floor Gallery

Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 2nd, 5:00-8:00 PM

Description:
NYC Health + Hospitals/Correctional Health Services presents “Where I’m From,” a multidisciplinary art exhibit featuring the powerful narratives of people incarcerated on Rikers Island.

This exhibition is open to the public. Viewing hours by appointment, please contact arttherapy@sva.edu or 212.592.2610.


 
Friday, October 18, 6:30-8:00 PM

Community Lecture Series
Art and Joy: Reclaiming Elderhood
Raquel Chapin Stephenson, Ph.D., ATR-BC, LCAT

School of Visual Arts
133 W 21st St
Room 101C
New York, NY 10011

Description:
This presentation will explore what is known of the connections between an older adult’s involvement in creative arts programs, improved health, and a reduction in health care costs in the USA. It will identify research that demonstrates how older adults can live well for longer through participation in creative arts programs that reduce social isolation, and research linking social isolation as a cause of depression and further health risks. Lastly, the presentation will also make the case for further research that more clearly describes the benefits of creative aging programs, and the healthcare costs that can be saved by their widespread adoption.

Objectives:
Attendees will...

1) Learn about connections between creative engagement, improved health, and reduction of health care costs

2) Learn about research that identifies the reduction of social isolation through creative engagement

3) Explore barriers and opportunities to working with older adults through the arts


1.5 CE hours available for LCATs.

Raquel Chapin Stephenson, Ph.D., ATR-BC, LCAT

Dr. Raquel Stephenson is an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of Lesley University’s Art Therapy Program, and a Faculty Fellow in Lesley’s Institute for the Arts & Health. She is also an adjunct faculty member at New York University. She was a Fulbright Scholar to Estonia, teaching at Tallinn University. Dr. Stephenson is a board-certified, registered art therapist (ATR-BC) and a licensed creative arts therapist (LCAT). She serves on the National Advisory Council and Program Advisory Committee of Arts for the Aging, and the Advisory Council of the Art Therapy Outreach Center. She serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Creativity and Human Development and has been an active member of AATA. Committed to improving the lives of older adults through the arts, Dr. Stephenson’s clinical work and research focuses on the intersection of arts and aging.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-lecture-series-art-and-joy-reclaiming-elderhood-tickets-61803158912



 

Friday, November 22, 6:30-8:00 PM
Community Lecture Series
Digital Media Ethical Use and Consideration for Therapists

School of Visual Arts
133 W 21st St
Room 101C
New York, NY 10011

Description:
In this era of social media, our networks are much larger, we have more access to people and communication can be both immediate and permanent. This presents challenges and benefits in our work as therapists. How can we utilize digital media and social networking while preserving our integrity and ethical principles? How can we create appropriate boundaries for ourselves and our clients while still participating in digital platforms? In this lecture, we will discuss the relevant ethical issues as they pertain to therapists' use of digital and social media in their personal and professional lives.

Objectives:
Attendees will...

1. Examine critically ethical social media use professionally and personally and identify specific challenges and benefits for Art Therapists.

2. Gain the capacity to analyze and evaluate the personal use of social media and how it could impact employment and professional goals and clients.

3. Learn current codes of ethical use of digital media.

Jennifer Byxbee is an Art Therapist in private practice specializing clients with anxiety disorders, trauma, disordered eating, and LGBTQ+ issues. Jennifer has practiced Art Therapy at nonprofits, schools, community health centers and a number of hospitals including Mount Sinai. She received her Masters in Art Therapy in 2007 from the School of Visual Arts. Jennifer recently completed a Clinical Fellowship Program at Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy and uses Gestalt therapy, Dream Work and Art Therapy in her private practice in Manhattan.

RSVP:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-lecture-series-digital-media-ethical-use-and-consideration-for-therapists-tickets-61806010441



Monday, December 9 5:00-7:00 PM
Collaborative Public Event: "What if...?"

School of Visual Arts 
132 West 21st Street, 5th Floor Studio Space
New York, NY 10011

“What if…?” is the third iteration of a community-based art therapy mural project with young people involved in NYC’s justice system, institutional communities, and the general public. The project began in 2017 as a collaboration between the A&E program of Artistic Noise and SVA MPS Art Therapy. The goals are to create a social context where the A&E artists can trust and accept roles as contributing members of our society.

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Saturday, December 14 12:00-3:00 PM
Collective Craftivism: Information Session and Workshop

School of Visual Arts
132 West 21st Street, 5th Floor Studio Space
New York, NY 10011
Join our craftivism gathering to imagine a world that is more loving, creative, and connected. Craftivism is a thoughtful approach to activism. It reminds us to slow down, think, and create. As a collective, we can unite in a critical and careful way about our world's challenges and creatively respond to them. Through the process and product of craftivism, we can hold honest spaces for authentic discussion and change.
This workshop will be facilitated by SVA Alumna, Ayde Rayas, ATR-BC, LCAT.
MPS Art Therapy faculty will be available to answer prospective student questions.
Please RSVP to arttherapy@sva.edu.


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Friday, January 31 6:30-8:00 PM
Empowerment and Success for the Art Therapist
Rhonda Schaller, MPS, MBSR

School of Visual Arts
133 W 21st St
Room 101C
New York, NY 10011

Description:
Gain insights and practical tools to help cultivate an inspired, sustainable career as an art therapist. Both the established and emerging professionals will learn how to visualize a better future, empower his/her creativity, and build a career plan for success. 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, MPS, MBSR is the founder of the Meditation Incubator Project and is the Chair of the Mindfulness Initiatives at Pratt Institute Student Affairs. Rhonda is a Mindfulness trainer 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 Mindfulness, Creativity, and Resilience. Her artworks 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.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-lecture-series-empowerment-and-success-for-the-art-therapist-tickets-84005307135?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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Friday, February 21 6:30-8:00 pm
The Contexts for Care
Asilia Franklin-Phipps, Ph.D

School of Visual Arts
133 W 21st St
Room 101C
New York, NY 10011

Description:
Caring is a necessary part of social life. We care for friends, loved ones, colleagues, and neighbors. For others, it is also central to one’s professional life. There are many kinds of care, but all of these versions are culturally and historically constructed---making some of us more inclined to give care and others more positioned to receive care. Also, we are all differently embodied, situated, and positioned to give and receive care. This talk wonders about care, but particularly when it happens across bodies differently located on social hierarchies--racial, gender, and classed. Further, how we might attend to the ethics of care when social and racial hierarchies undermine our will to care for others.

This lecture explores how attention to cultural and historical constructions of care, allows us to contextualize and complicate the intention to care for others so that we might better care for others in more ethical and just ways.

Objectives:
Attendees will...

1. Critique and analyze definitions of care

2. Connect an ethic of care to historical and current social hierarchies

3. Develop their own ethic of care with attention to different socio-cultural and historical positions

Asilia Franklin-Phipps, Ph.D is a Postdoctoral Fellow at The Graduate Center and completed her PhD at the University of Oregon in Critical Sociocultural Studies in Education. She teaches at Hunter College and Brooklyn College with a focus on the philosophical, cultural, historical, and social contexts of education. Asilia’s research focuses on the cultural and historical production of race, affective attachments of race, and experimental pedagogy.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-lecture-series-the-contexts-for-care-tickets-84014823599?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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Friday, March 20 6:30- 8:00 pm
The Independent Art Therapist: Developing a Private Practice
Macarena Ruffin, ATR-BC, LCAT

School of Visual Arts
133 W 21st St
Room 101C
New York, NY 10011

This presentation will discuss some of the considerations to be made by Art Therapists prior to transitioning into or beginning a private practice. Additionally, it will provide an overview of many of the steps involved in preparing for, developing and running an Art Therapy private practice. Some of the topics that will be covered will include identifying a niche skillset, marketing/branding, liability insurance, office rental, client privacy, supervision, client referrals, and self-care.

 

Objectives

Attendees will:

1) Learn about how to understand if they’ve had adequate post-graduate experience prior to developing a private practice.

2) Learn about the various steps in preparing for and developing a private practice.

2) Learn about the importance of seeking quality supervision and self-care practices when working independently.

 

Macarena Rufin-Womack is a graduate of the SVA Art Therapy program, class of 2012. Macarena is a board-certified, registered Art Therapist (ATR-BC) and licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT). Macarena has worked for many years with children and families at the Coalition for Hispanic Family Services Bonding Links Mental Health Clinic in various roles and leadership positions, promoting well-being in the underserved community of Bushwick, Brooklyn. She has also developed a successful and growing Art Therapy practice based in Brooklyn, which specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and trauma and offers group Art Therapy workshops in Brooklyn and Manhattan, both privately and in corporate settings.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-lecture-series-the-independent-art-therapist-tickets-84016897803?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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Thursday, April 16 9:00 am- 3:00 pm
Class of 2020 Thesis Presentations

National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003


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