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Art Therapy & Trauma: Inside the Eye of American Terror

Emerald Sketch Program Exhibition

Inside the Eye of American Terror: Responding Post Massacre


Sunday, March 3rd, 2019


2pm – 6pm


New York University – Steinhardt

MA Art Therapy Department

Barney Building

6th Floor, Room 600

34 Stuyvesant Street

New York, NY 10003

(At 9th Street between 3rd and 2nd Avenues)

Registration Information

(4 LCAT CE credits)

RegistrationNon NYATA Members $65.00 USDNYATA Members $45.00 USDStudents $25.00 USD

NYATA Board Members – Free 

NYU Students – Free 

NUT Students – Free 

For all free attendees please e-mail to register


Nicole Porter Davis LCAT, ATR-BC will teach an introduction to acute immediate needs in trauma response. She will overview multiple significant community concerns and solutions regarding creativity, Art therapy, and trauma recovery.

Davis has provided services and mobilized sustainable art therapy programming following several traumatic events, including the the Sandy Hook School Massacre in the Newtown, Connecticut community. She has since aided in the application of Art therapy and trauma services in Charleston, South Carolina; Santa Fe, Texas; Houston, Texas; along with several regions of California, and most devastatingly our own New York City.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn:

  1. Evidence of how devastated communities benefit from a Creative Arts therapy team

  2. Knowledge in assessing and engaging a community in the aftermath of a massacre

  3. Effective therapeutic bilateral exercises

  4. Evidence based art therapy and trauma protocols

  5. Self-care to manage vicarious trauma

  6. An interwoven review of Trauma/Art therapy case vignettes


  1. Clinicians will be able to implement two or more evidenced based Art therapy response techniques for clients with presenting symptoms of trauma as a result of acute mass trauma.

  2. Participants will gain an understanding of two or more prevalent and presenting concerns observed within communities devastated by a collective mass disaster.

  3. Attending Art therapists will learn how to implement their own Art therapy approach when working with survivors of American terror and/or Mass devastation.

Nicole Porter Davis MA, ATR-BC, LCAT specializes in early childhood, trauma treatment, and community outreach. She is noted most for her immediate response in Newtown, CT initiating art therapy services following the horrifying massacre at Sandy Hook

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