Date(s) - 03/03/2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Presented by the New York Art Therapy Association
Saturday, March 3, 2018
New York University
The Barney Building
34 Stuyvesant Street
Bridging Social Media’s Digital Divide: Navigating Ethical Considerations as Art Therapists
This didactic presentation takes a meaningful look at some of the challenges and benefits that social media can have on the clients we serve, the therapeutic relationship, and how to best navigate social media as an art therapist with purpose and ethical responsibility in our own use. Content will explore the role and influence social media can have on our lives and work, both negative and positive , as well as the challenges art therapists may face in their social media use related to privacy and boundaries. Practical suggestions to help minimize potential risks will be presented, including strategies to help empower an art therapist’s digital presence with professional responsibility.
Empowering Our Digital Presence: Art Therapists and Social Media Workshop with Art Experiential
This workshop explores how art therapists can empower their digital presence online with mindful attention to digital boundaries, ones digital footprint, and the ways we navigate social media personally, professionally, and creatively. Attendees will use art making to discover and learn more about these digital landscapes, the challenges art therapists can face, and ways we can leverage social media and ethical frameworks to promote our professional interests, values, and work.
Explore the role and influence social media can have on our lives and work, both negatively and positively, as well as the challenges art therapists may face in their social media use related to privacy and boundaries;
- Learn how to best navigate social media as an art therapist with purpose and ethical responsibility in our own use;
- Identify practical suggestions to help minimize potential risks, including strategies to help empower an art therapist’s digital presence with professional responsibility
- Discover 3 ways an individual art therapist’s digital presence can positively impact the art therapy field at large
- Learn 3 appropriate strategies to use for professionally sharing content on social media
- Identify 3 approaches that empowers ones social networking activity to strengthen career interests, professional values, and practice as an art therapist.
- Welcome and Introduction
- Didactic Presentation and Group Discussions
- Defining Social Media, Social Media’s Impact, Digital Social Responsibility
- Privacy and Boundaries Challenges, Benefits to Social Media Use, and Strategies to Minimize Risk
- Art Experiential Workshop
- Group Processing, Discussion, Q &A
Author Q&A and book signing following the event. 6 Ethics continuing education credits available for this program.
About the Presenter
Gretchen M. Miller, MA, ATR‐BC, ACTP is an art therapist who practices in Cleveland/Akron, Ohio. She is also an Adjunct Professor for Ursuline College’s Counseling and Art Therapy Program. Gretchen recently published Routledge’s The Art Therapist’s Guide to Social Media. Her technology contributions include creating and managing various sites, forums, and blogging related to art therapy, creativity, and community organizing for art therapists; including serving as Web Editor of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA), the AATA’s Social Media Committee, and Founder of the online communities Art Therapy Alliance and 6 Degrees of Creativity. She currently serves on the AATA Board of Directors.
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