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1. Friday, October 2, 6:30-8pm
Integrating Yoga and Art Therapy
Karen Gibbons, ATR-BC, LCAT, PYT
133/141 West 21 Street, Room 101C
Lectures are FREE to the public. CEC’s available for ATR-BC’s.
This lecture will discuss the content of Karen Gibbons' new book, Integrating Art Therapy and Yoga Therapy; Yoga, Art and the Use of Intention. Karen will discuss her method of combining these powerful healing modalities by explaining her chart for Intention-centered yoga and art. A short yoga and art practice will allow participants to experience the integration of mudra meditation, asana and art, based on a focused intention.

Karen Gibbons currently works as a holistic psychotherapist, combining yoga and art in her private practice and in her work with The Art Therapy Outreach Center.  She has an MFA from Hunter College in painting, an MPS from the School of Visual Arts in art therapy and received certification in yoga therapy from Integrative Yoga Therapy. She lives in Brooklyn and shows her work regularly in the NYC area.

2. Friday, November 6, 6:30-8pm
The Doli Healing Project: Art Therapy and Gender Based Violence
Jennifer Tedesco
133/141 West 21 Street, Room 101C
Lectures are FREE to the public. CEC’s available for ATR-BC’s.
This presentation will discuss the creation, implementation, outcomes, and challenges of a doll making art therapy intervention designed for victims of Gender Based Violence. The intervention, called “The Doli Healing Project”, was launched at a non governmental organization in Nairobi with young mothers living as refugees in Kenya. The project’s main objective was to improve symptomatology related to Gender Based Violence including low self-esteem, anxiety, depression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Through the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, the process of the doll making and its positive impact in the mother-child dyad, and the decrease in reported symptoms will be presented. Examples of how the intervention fostered collaboration and positive social interactions not only between participants, but also among other members of the organization, promoting a sense of community will be demonstrated.

Jennifer Tedesco is a graduate of the MPS Art Therapy program at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She has experience working with adolescents and adults coping with trauma. Jennifer has had clinical experience in both medical and psychiatric settings, natural disaster areas, and has worked abroad with survivors of gender based violence and war crimes. She co-developed The Doli Healing Project, a pilot program launched in Nairobi, Kenya aimed at helping refugee youth. She is currently working with Clubhouse International, a global non-profit mental health organization.

3. Friday, December 4, 6:30-8pm
Unconscious Coupling: Dimensions of Interpersonal-Psychoanalytic Systemic Couples Therapy
Shelly Goldklank, PhD
133/141 West 21 Street, Room 101C
Lectures are FREE to the public. CEC’s available for ATR-BC’s.
This lecture will describe what couple members in couples therapy say helps or hinders them, and additionally, some crucial diagnostic dimensions for organizing couples data.  All of the above will be illustrated with clinical anecdotes.

Shelly Goldklank is Teaching and Supervising Faculty, William Alanson White Institute; Director of the Psychodynamic Track and Associate Professor, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University; Associate Editor, Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Dr. Goldklank has been treating individuals, couples, and families for four decades and teaching, writing, and speaking about psychoanalytic/systemic couple and family therapy for thirty years.

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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