2017 on the go

2017 on the go

Some of the events and happenings I’ll be involved in throughout 2017:


cat514spring2017January 27 & 28: Trauma Informed Care and Social Action Workshop

Ursuline College Counseling & Art Therapy Program, Pepper Pike, Ohio

This course will introduce trauma informed art-based strategies and creative applications that can be implemented into a socially engaged therapeutic practice with individuals, groups, and in the community.  Participants will discover how creative expression helps provide a voice for women & youth survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, adults & families living with homelessness. Also learn more about the role of art-making for empowerment, peacemaking, and social action.

Art Therapy: Finding Help, Finding Hope | creativity in motionFebruary 3: 1st Annual Ohio Human Trafficking Youth Prevention Summit, Columbus, Ohio

Representative Teresa Fedor is hosting this event at the Ohio State House. Representing the Renee Jones Empowerment Center and Ursuline ArtSpace Outreach, as part of the event’s activities I will be offering an art experience for adolescents attending in the Capitol’s Atrium.

February 6

Lorain County Community College, Lorain, Ohio– Guest speaking about art therapy to Psi Beta National Honors Society in Psychology students.


March 29-April 2

Tokens of Esteem and Affirmation: Artist Challenge Coins Mixed Media Workshop

Expressive Therapies Summit, Los Angeles, California

On Sunday morning of the Summit (4/2) I will be offering a mixed media workshop about Artist Challenge Coins (ACCs)– In this 3 hour workshop, participants will make and learn how to use ACCs as symbols of affirmation, strength, and recovery w/ a wide variety of clinical populations- as well as engage in a community art exchange with other workshop participants. Earlybird rates available until February 17.

May 19 & 20 – I’ll be helping Lisa Mitchell of Inner Canvas co-host this week-end event Create Fest: Online Creativity Festival for Mental Health Professionals. I’ll also be contributing to the line-up of speakers with an offering about social media, creativity, and connection in digital community.  Learn more here.

November 8-12Social Media: The Art of Creating a Professional Digital Presence Advanced Practice CourseAmerican Art Therapy Association Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico



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