Pratt Spring Institute Continuing Education Events

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Date(s) - 05/22/2017 - 05/25/2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Pratt Institute Brooklyn


Pratt Spring InstitutePratt Institute’s Creative Arts Therapies Department, in collaboration with NYATA, is excited to announce The Spring Institute Continuing Education Events!

Check out our workshops below and select a date to purchase tickets. We hope to see you there!

Monday, May 22nd, 2017 6:00-9:00pm

The Chace Method

Elissa White BC-DMT, CMA, LCAT

(3 CE Contact Hours)

This dynamic presentation will take a deeper look at aspects of Chace’s work with particular focus on the initiation of movement empathic reflection, artistry, verbalizations, and imagery. Participants will be invited to actively engage in experientials and to dialogue about any concerns.

Learning objectives:

  1. Participants will learn more about the Chace approach to DMT
  2. Participants will be able to distinguish between mirroring and empathic reflection.
  3. Participants will be able to identify when verbalizations/imagery are no longer intrinsic to the “dance event.”

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 6:00-9:00pm

Environmental Art Therapy

Dina Schapiro ATR-BC, LCAT &Jean Davis ATR-BC, LCAT

(3 CE Contact Hours)

This event will introduce specific methods for Creative Art Therapists to encourage the integration with their clinical practice environmental. It will also teach the participants to see how observing our environment can help clients learn about their responsibility in creating the world around them. Through the creative process and being in a natural environment, participants will be able to explore their complex inter-relationships as they are reflected in the choices they make, juxtaposed against their environment.

Learning objectives:

  1. Name and implement 2 environmental art therapy directives, in professional practice.
  2. Define 3 key concepts of Environmental art therapy.
  3. Identify the intersections between Attachment Theory, Gestalt Theory, Social Activism, and Environmental Art Therapy.

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 6:00-9:00pm

Reframing Addiction: Mindfulness & Motivational Interviewing

Briana MacWilliam ATR-BC, LCAT & Deborah Rice ATR-BC, LCAT, LMHC

(3 CE Contact Hours)

This workshop seeks to reframe our understanding of addiction from what we consider to be risk factors, to effective preventative programs, and treatment.It also offers an introduction on how to incorporate Motivational Interviewing and mindfulness-based practices into creative arts therapies treatment.

Learning objectives:

  1. Identify at least two important aspects of creative arts therapies treatment in working with an addiction population.
  2. Identify two important aspects of the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing.
  3. Identify two traits that put a person at risk for addiction.

Thursday, May 25th, 2017 6:00-9:00pm

Creative Arts and Play Therapy Treatment with Child Survivors of Organized Abuse

Eva T. Young. LCAT, ATR-BC, Joyanna Silberg, Ph.D & Sara Schwartz-Gluck, Ph.D

(3 CE Contact Hours)

Through lecture and power point slide presentations, including client artwork created in psychotherapy sessions, participants will learn about the child’s use of dissociation to cope with the effects of developmental trauma resulting from survival of an organized abuse ring that infiltrated their school and neighborhood. Presenters will address the definition of complex developmental trauma and will address theory and diagnostic criteria for dissociative disorders as well as guidelines for treatment. Cases will be presented by a Creative Art Therapist and Play therapist to illustrate concepts and show material that has emerged in relational psychotherapy sessions. The need for therapists to work with a specific group of children in need of treatment at this time will also be addressed.

Learning objectives:

  1. Participants will learn about the significance of attachment and ruptures of attachment in the treatment of developmental trauma.
  2. Participants will learn about the use of art and play with children healing from organized abuse
  3. Participants will learn about pre-cursers to, criteria for, and development of dissociative disorders.

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