2019 Symposium Workshop Reference Page


Before registering, refer to this listing of workshops when choosing which ones you wish to attend.

***All workshops require pre-registration and have an additional $5 charge.***

 Workshops are capped at 40 attendees.

All paper, panel, and plenary presentations are open with no limit to participants,

do not require pre-registration, and do not have an additional cost. 

FRIDAY, 10:00- 11:30 

Therapeutic Art Based Journaling and Bookmaking                              

Presenter(s):   Heather Denning, ATR-BC, ATCS, LSW & Shari Racut, MA, ATR-BC, LPCC

This workshop provides participants an opportunity to create handmade art journals. Participants will explore new techniques and prompts that may be used in clinical settings, supervision, and self-care. 


  Changing Your Body Story: Narrative Yoga Therapy

Presenter: Megan Seaman, Ph.D., LPC, CYT


FRIDAY, 4:00- 5:30 

Weaving Our Future – how special needs students in a school setting can visualize Independence.

Presenter: Diane Fleisch Hughes, MA, ATR-BC, LPC   

Participants will learn the benefits of art therapy in schools (specifically higher functioning special needs students) using the creative process, and the resulting artwork to explore their feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and develop social skills. This workshop will focus on goal setting and using intention to create independence

Regulate, Relate, and then Reason: Understanding Brain Function in Art Therapy           

Presenter: Stacy M. Blecher MA, ATR-BC, CMP

 This session will begin explaining Dr. Bruce Perry Nero-sequential model in working with individuals with trauma and sensory challenges, and how the different levels of the brain impact different art tasks. Attendees will have experiential of multiple tasks related to different parts of the brain including memory, clay, and drawing.



SATURDAY  2:00pm -3:30pm 

Social Media and Art Therapists: Exploring Our Digital Footprint and Presence Online

Presenter:       Gretchen M. Miller, MA, ATR-BC, ACTP

This workshop invites art therapists to consider and reflect upon the impact of our digital footprint and its influence.- professionally, ethically, and creatively on and offline. Through didactic presentation, experiential art-making, and group discussion attendees will also be encouraged to explore topics that foster an awareness about creating a digital presence online that aligns with ones goals, passions, values, and career interests.


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