Thursday, April 10, 2014. 7:30 - 9:30 pm. University Hall, Lesley University.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Sponsored by the Institute for Arts and Health at Lesley, this monthly salon series is a chance to network, share, discuss and learn about different aspects of therapy: how the relationship heals, workplace demands, the spiritual lens, self-care, developmental perspectives, creativity, etc. The goal of the evening is to facilitate a rich discussion and connection among the participant about interesting clinical issues.
Dealing with the emotional and medical issues around life threatening illness that takes us to the edge of life and beyond are a very ‘real’ part of human experience that can be a difficult time for both therapist and client. Dealing with client stories of tragedy, broken relationships and shattered dreams can also be difficult and on a symbolic level also be viewed as ‘a matter of life and death’. Will the client manage to ‘stay the course’ and find health and new meaning from their past experience? Or will they remain stuck or leave therapy? Join Dr. Phillip Speiser as he reflects on this relationship between the ‘real’ & the ‘symbolic’, between the personal and the therapeutic. He will share his insights and experience and how over the course of his career he has come to view this as an integral component of both the therapeutic as well as life process. About the PresenterPhillip Speiser, PhD, LMHC, RDT-BC is an expressive arts educator/therapist, drama therapist, and psychodramatist who has developed and implemented integrated arts therapy and educational programs for over three decades. He is currently in private practice at Parkside Arts & Health Associates in Boston, MA where he works with children, adults and families who are challenged emotionally, physically and developmentally. He is also Supervisor of Arts Therapy at Whittier Street Health Center, Roxbury, MA. He has worked and developed programs with individuals and groups in conflict in conflicted areas of the world, including South Africa, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and the Middle East. He is well known in the Boston area for his ongoing commitment and work with violence prevention through the use of the arts. His interdisciplinary work on the connections between arts/aesthetics, education, healthcare and human services has led to many project collaborations in the United States and abroad. He has been a senior lecturer at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA and has taught at numerous colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad. He is the former chairperson of Very Special Arts Sweden and of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association.
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
CEU Credits: Two (2) LMHC CEUs are available for each evening for $10 (or FREE for Lesley alumni).
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