Saturday, September 20, 2014. Conference 9:30am-6pm. Celebration 6pm-9pm.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
In 1974, The Institute for the Arts and Human Development, housing both Expressive Therapies and Creative Arts in Learning, was founded at Lesley University. The Expressive Therapies program established in that year was one of the original graduate programs in the United States to train professionals in the emerging arts therapy field and the first to integrate all of the arts. Forty years later, the Expressive Therapies program continues to push the boundaries of knowledge and training, and Lesley is celebrating this milestone anniversary by honoring alumni and their important contributions to the field.
On Saturday, September 20, 2014, Lesley will welcome Expressive Therapies alumni from around the world for a daylong conference (6 LMHC CEUs), showcasing the work of the program's diverse and creative graduates, culminating in an evening celebration. Come and join your classmates and faculty, and celebrate your achievements!The conference will consist of an opening with Shaun McNiff, Vivien Marcow Speiser, Mitchell Kossak, and Dean Catherine Koverola; morning and afternoon keynote addresses; a choice of morning and afternoon workshops; networking opportunities during lunch; and a poster session. The celebration will include dinner and dancing to the live band Blue Suede Boppers (featuring Lesley Class of ’83 alumni).
"Trusting the Seeds of Creativity and Compassion:Emergence of the Expressive Arts Field" Dr. Laury Rappaport will talk about the significance of listening and living from to the seeds of creativity and compassion within—as they carry the vision and template for the ongoing evolution of the expressive arts field. Laury will share key moments from the past 40 years, illustrating how her own and other pioneers' seeds of creativity and compassion have unfolded into the development and evolution of the expressive arts therapies as a profession. Her talk affirms the necessity of our intuitive knowing is essential for the vibrancy, aliveness, and transformative healing properties of the arts, which is now validated through technology and neuroscience."Portable Studio: Art Therapy In The Context Of Violence, Disaster And Social Change"Debra Kalmanowitz will address the idea of Portable Studio and consider the ideas, concepts and practical concerns of working outside of the therapeutic space in the context of violence, disaster, and social change. Debra has worked extensively in the context of trauma, political violence, and social change with refugees and asylum seekers, locally, internationally and in countries of crisis and conflict.WORKSHOPS(For more detailed workshop descriptions, download here)MorningRebecca Walters, "Sociodrama with Children: The Bully, The Bullied and the Bystander"Nancy Beardall and Karen Estrella, "Traveling the Path"Vivien Marcow Speiser and Julie Leavitt, "Moving Soul, Soul Moving" Karni Ishai, "The Dance of the Body and The Image"Stan Strickland and Greta Bro, "Shamanic Improv: Finding the Infinite Now"AfternoonMitchell Kossak, Phillip Speiser, and Avi Hadari, "Healing Sounds in Therapeutic Practice: Finding the Power of Love to Facilitate Growth and Change" Kit Jenkins, "I am, I create, I connect: Raw Art Works, A Creation and Evolution Story"Dicki Johnson Macy, "Remembering Archetypes: Healing the Individual and the Tribe, CBI International Trauma Intervention"Keren Barzilay-Shechter and Yousef AlAjarma, "Expressive Therapies and Conflict Transformation" Yaacov Naor, "Psychodrama and the Trans-Generational Transmission of Trauma"Additional Conference-Related Events:Expressive Therapies Approaches to Working with Trauma in KoreaWednesday, September 17, 2014 from 12-1pmYear by Year, Person by Person: Celebrating 35 Years of Lesley in IsraelThursday September 18, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pmCodes on Canvas 5: Holocausts, Data Collection, and ApathyAn Exhibition by Simone Alter-Muri, Artist & Alumna, and Bruce Cannon, ArtisanExhibit Opening Reception: Friday, September 19, 2014 from 5-7pmA Lesley ExperienceSunday September 21, 2014 from 10am-12pmPOSTER SESSIONDeadline for Poster Abstract Submission extended to September 15, 2014This is an opportunity to share what you have been doing in the field as Lesley University alumni! We want to hear about your work locally and around the world and encourage you to present a poster session at our conference. You can use the poster session as a way to describe your programs, research, and achievements; share your ideas and artwork; spread the word about your publications; and otherwise gift us your expertise and experience in a creative way. This will be an opportunity to network and dialogue with colleagues about your interests. Typically, a poster session has the atmosphere of an art gallery opening. People from the community browse the posters and talk with the various presenters about their work. There is no verbal presentation to a group; poster presenters stand near their posters and make themselves available to people who come and ask questions.Download additional poster session information here.
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CEU Credits: 6 LMHC CEUs
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