Events Friday, Sep 22, 2017 10:00 am

Arts and the Brain: A Symposium on the Healing Power of the Arts

Worcester Art Museum 55 Salisbury Street Worcester MA 01609

2017-09-22T14:00:00Z 2017-09-22T20:30:00Z UTC Arts and the Brain: A Symposium on the Healing Power of the Arts Join us for a day-long symposium exploring the role that the arts can play in helping people with acquired brain injury cope with trauma, regain mental function, and reorient their lives. Worcester Art Museum 55 Salisbury Street Worcester, MA 01609 Presented by VSA Massachusetts, an affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation, in association with The Institute for Arts and Health, Lesley University, and Boston Arts Consortium for Health (BACH) etallett@lesley.edu
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Join us for a day-long symposium exploring the role that the arts can play in helping people with acquired brain injury cope with trauma, regain mental function, and reorient their lives. The backdrop for the symposium will be an exhibition of artwork by Jon Sarkin, an artist whose story of emerging from a brain injury with a new and remarkable capacity for visual art is chronicled in Shadows Bright as Glass: The Remarkable Story of One Man's Journey from Brain Trauma to Artistic Triumph.  Jon will share his experience in a multi-media performance. Speakers will explore the contribution art making and art therapy can make to healing brain trauma.  Ronald E. Hirschberg, M.D. of Harvard Medical School will share his work on the music-brain interface and neurologic music therapy.

TO REGISTER and for more information, please visit http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Arts-and-the-Brain-Symposium.html?soid=1101117543382&aid=zBjD_iPHymk 

Registration fee: $25

Optional 5 CE Hours* for LMHC’s and NCC’s are available for an additional $25, to be paid on site.

LMHC CE’s are sponsored by the Institute for Arts and Health at Lesley University. The Institute for Arts and Health at Lesley University has been approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)** as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4472.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Institute for Arts and Health at Lesley University is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.  

**Attention Social Workers: Please note that the Division of Professional Licensure of the Board of Registration of Social Workers for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts allows 25% of your CE’s from the National Board of Certified Counselors (which is who approves the CE’s for the Institute for Arts and Health), as long as it contributes to your professional competence.  Please seehttp://www.mass.gov/ocabr/docs/dpl/boards/sw/continuing-education-information-for-social-workers.pdf for more information.

 

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Presented by VSA Massachusetts, an affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation, in association with The Institute for Arts and Health, Lesley University, and Boston Arts Consortium for Health (BACH)