Sunday, April 14, 2013

Expressive Therapies Summit 2013


I had the privilege of going to the weekend conference of both the Expressive Arts Therapies as Medicine and the first Mid-Atlantic Play Therapy Training Institute during April 12-14, 2013.  It was a wonderful mixture of not only art therapy, but also dance/movement, play, music, drama therapies as well.  The first day was a symposium where each modality was introduced to the attendees.  The second and third days had a wide variety of offerings, and the panels I attended were very helpful for my particular line of work.  Even better, this was a local conference for me, 15 minutes from home/work, though it was stated that people from 36 states and 6 countries were in attendance.  If you are an art therapist or in a creative arts therapy field, I would recommend this as a training to look into and to plan attending.  It was coordinated by Barry Cohen, ATR-BC and chaired/created by Judith Rubin, PhD, ATR-BC, HLM and Eliana Gil, PhD, APT-S, ATR, LMFT.  Next year's training is slated for April 4-6, 2014.

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