Day 1

Creative Approaches for Trauma

February 4, 2023
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Trauma and  Expressive Arts Therapy: Restoring the Self through Multiple Senses

Cathy Malchiodi

Cathy Malchiodi PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT is the executive director of the Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute, works as a consultant to the Department of Defense, and an investigator on a five-year grant with the US Department of Education, integrating trauma-informed expressive arts into classrooms.
A popular presenter and workshop leader, she has given over 700 invited keynotes and workshops throughout the US, Canada, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia. She has authored 20 books, including the bestselling Trauma and Expressive Arts Therapy: Brain, Body, and Imagination in the Healing Process and Understanding Children’s Drawings. Her publications have been translated in over 20 languages.
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Expressive Arts Therapy for Traumatized Children and Adolescents: A Four-Phase Model

Carmen Richardson

Carmen Richardson, MSW, RSW, RCAT, REAT is founder and director of the Prairie Institute of Expressive Arts Therapy. Carmen is a registered clinical social worker, registered expressive arts therapist and registered art therapist. She is an Advanced Certified Trauma Practitioner with the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children offering training both nationally and internationally in trauma-informed expressive arts therapy for children and adolescents.
Carmen is also trained in Internal Family Systems, Deep Brain Reorienting, Accelerated Resolution Therapy, CBT, attachment-focused EMDR, and a range of body-focused psychotherapies including IBP, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Focusing.
Carmen brings over 35 years experience to her full time private practise providing treatment for children, families, and adults in the Calgary area.  Carmen also provides supervision/consultation to professionals and offers trainings for professionals in expressive arts and more specialized training based on her book entitled: “Expressive Arts Therapy for Traumatized Children and Adolescents: A Four-Phase Model.”
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Sensorimotor® Art Therapy: Theory and Practice

Cornelia Elbrecht

Cornelia Elbrecht MA (Art Ed), AThR is an art therapist with over 40 years experience. She is a renowned author, educator and the Founder and Director of the Institute for Sensorimotor Art Therapy.
She studied at the School for Initiatic Therapy in the Black Forest, Germany and holds degrees in fine arts and arts education along with extensive postgraduate training in Jungian and Gestalt Therapy, Bioenergetics and at the Somatic Experiencing Training Institute (SETI).
Best known for her cutting edge work with Guided Drawing and Clay Field Therapy, she holds regular workshops around the world and at Claerwen Retreat in Apollo Bay, Australia - an internationally respected arts therapy education facility.
Author of numerous books, she runs accredited online courses for art therapists, educators and mental health professionals looking to understand a body focused art therapy approach to trauma therapy.
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By the People & for the People: Neuroscience-Informed Art Therapy for the Treatment of Psychological Trauma

Juliet L. King

Juliet L. King, MA (Ph.D.c), ATR-BC, LPC, LMHC is an Associate Professor of Art Therapy at The George Washington University and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Neurology at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Professor King received her MA in Art Therapy from Hahnemann University (now Drexel University) and has over two decades as a clinician, administrator and educator. She developed and implemented the graduate art therapy program at Herron School of Art & Design-IUPUI, where her leadership spearheaded over 30 graduate student internships in the Indianapolis community and throughout the state. She developed and continues to oversee the Art Therapy in Neuroscience and Medicine program at the Indiana University Neuroscience Center which provides clinical support and research activities for people with Neurodegenerative Disease and Trauma.
Professor King’s research explores the systematic integration of art therapy and neuroscience with a particular focus on neuroaesthetics and Mobile Brain/Body Imaging (MoBI) as instrumentation to explore and test the psychological mechanisms of change in the creative arts therapies.
In 2016 she wrote and edited Art Therapy, Neuroscience and Trauma: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives and is currently working on a second edition, set for publication in June 2023.
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Linking Body and Mind: The Four-Quadrant Process in Somatic Art Therapy and Dream Work

Johanne Hamel

Dr. Johanne   Hamel,   Psy.D., OPQ, author, psychologist and art   psychotherapist, has been teaching art therapy for 20 years at Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Québec, Canada and is now retired from the University. She is currently an international lecturer at IPATT in Thailand, at ECArTE in Europe and at the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD)
in USA. She has maintained an art therapy practice since 1984 and still does.
She is a visual artist working with mixed media: collage, acrylics and watercolor.
Dreams have always been an important part of her art therapy practice as well as her expertise on somatic art therapy. She successfully had her two books on art therapy and dreams translated from French to English and published at Routledge in 2021: Art Therapy, Dreams, and Healing: Beyond the Looking Glass  and Dreams and Nightmares in Art Therapy. The Dream of the
. She has also published at Routledge Somatic Art Therapy. Alleviating Pain and Trauma through Art
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A Thai Cultural Element and its Application in Art Therapy

Patcharin Sughondhabirom

Patcharin Sughondhabirom, MD, RCAT or Dr. Jo is the Executive Director of IPATT [the International Program of Art Therapy in Thailand in conjunction with the Canadian International Institute of Art Therapy or CiiAT]. Jo has special interest in palliative care. She has practiced art therapy with terminally ill children since the beginning of her art therapy career. Her background in medicine has given her a holistic view of the life of each child and of their families. Aware of many limitations in life, Jo always offers space for people in her surrounding to regularly express themselves. She often improvises the process to respond to the different needs of her clients. Jo found herself enjoying the challenges in limited time frame. In the presentation, Jo will show us how creativity and imagination play big roles in her work and how she improvised the process in a somatic art therapy workshop.
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