AATA 2019 Virtual Conference: Afternoon Sessions
Afternoon sessions for the AATA 2019 Virtual Conference. All times are based on Eastern Standard Time (EST). Sessions are pre-recorded from AATA’s 2019 Annual Conference in Kansas City, MO.Schedule
2:30pm-3:30pm – Road to Recovery: Road Drawings in a Gender-Specific Residential Substance Use Treatment Center. Presented by Michael Hanes, MAT, ATR-BC, LPC
The Road Drawing Technique can be used as in informal assessment and therapeutic metaphor in art therapy. This session will explain the materials and procedure for administering the technique and present examples produced by clients from a variety of settings.
3:30pm-4:30pm – Why Art Therapy in Medicine? A Trauma-Informed Practice. Presented by Tracy Coucill, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT
Patients, doctors, and funding agencies may not understand the benefits of art therapy or the differences between art therapy and other arts programs in hospitals. This paper discusses the applications of art therapy in a medical setting through theory and case examples.
4:30pm-6:00pm – Emerging Perspectives in Art Therapy: Expert Panel. Presented by Amy Backos, PhD, ATR-BC, Richard Carolan, EdD, ATR-BC, Gwen J. Sanders, PhD, LMFT, ATR-BC, Louvenia Jackson, PhD, MFT, ATR-BC, Lisa Ann Manthe, MA, LMFT, ATR-BC, PhD-Candidate, and Melissa Satterberg, PhD, LMFT, ATR-BC
Authors from Emerging Perspectives in Art Therapy (2017) share philosophical, theoretical, and practical ideas in art therapy. Experts will spark further discourse amongst art therapists to generate philosophically interesting and pragmatically applicable ideas for personal and professional growth in areas related to culture, research, ethics, education, and art making.
Arcadia Trails INTEGRIS
Michael J. Hanes, MAT, ATR-BC, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Art Therapist-Board Certified. He received his Master’s of Art Therapy from Wright State University in 1990 and his license as a professional counselor in 1996. Michael has over 25 years of experience working with mental health and substance use disorders in a variety of settings, including acute hospitalization, residential, outpatient and corrections. At Red Rock Behavior Health Services, he served as director of Jordan’s Crossing, a gender specific residential treatment center for women with children and co-occurring disorder. Prior to joining INTEGRIS Arcadia Trails, he served as CEO of Eagle Ridge Institute where he oversaw the Family Treatment Center, also a gender specific residential treatment center for women with children and co-occurring disorders. He has served as a graduate faculty member at the University of Oklahoma and an undergraduate faculty member at Oklahoma State University-OKC. He is a well-respected author, having multiple publications in peer reviewed journals including the American Journal of Art Therapy, Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association and The Arts in Psychotherapy: An International Journal. He is author of the book Roads to the Unconscious: A Manual for Understanding Road Drawings. Michael has lectured at national and international conferences, seminars, and workshops.
Program Director, Tracy's Kids
Tracy Councill, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT is both Program Director for Tracy's Kids and Art Therapist in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at Georgetown University Hospital's Lombardi Cancer Center. She has taught Medical Art Therapy, Studio Art Therapy and Art Therapy for Trauma at The George Washington University, Eastern Virginia Medical School, and Florida State University and creates paintings, block prints and sculpture. She has served as on the Board of AATAand as Chair of the Membership Committee
Dr. Amy Backos
Chair of Graduate Art Therapy Psychology Program, Notre Dame de Namur University
Amy Backos, PhD, ATR-BC is the Chair of Graduate Art Therapy Psychology Program at Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Backos’ clinical and research interests include: trauma recovery, social justice, Art Therapy to treat PTSD, and psychological assessment. She serves as Research Committee member of the American Art Therapy Association. In addition to serving as Thesis Director in the Art Therapy MA program, she also teaches in the PhD program and is Chair of the NDNU Internal Review Board (IRB) at NDNU. Her clinical work includes 21 years of work with children, teens, and adults who experienced sexual assault and intimate partner violence, combat trauma, and substance abuse disorders. Additionally, she has six years experience with the Veteran’s Affairs Hospital providing evidence-based treatments and Art Therapy for veterans with PTSD, as well as working as a research associate and conducting independent research on PTSD with Vietnam and Iraq veterans. Dr. Backos has presented at many local and national conferences, including the American Psychological Association, The National Coalition against Sexual Assault, and the Buckeye Art Therapy Association. She serves a guest lecturer in undergraduate and graduate psychology classes at Alliant International University and San Francisco State University. She is published in the areas of domestic violence, sexual assault, Art Therapy, and PTSD.
Dr. Richard Carolan
Program Director of PhD in Art Therapy Program, Notre Dame de Namur University
Richard Carolan, EdD. ATR-BC is the Program Director of the Ph.D. in Art Therapy in the Art Therapy Psychology Program at Notre Dame de Namur University. He is an art therapist and licensed psychologist, in addition to his work as a department chair and professor at the University, he has a private practice and serves as a clinical consultant to multiple treatment centers in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Dr. Gwen Sanders
Assistant Professor, Notre Dame de Namur University
Gwen J. Sanders, PhD, LMFT, ATR-BC, has taught in graduate programs since 1999. She is an artist, graduated from CCAC in Oakland, California with a BFA in 1975. She is the Practicum Director and Assistant Professor in the Art Therapy Psychology department at Notre Dame de Namur University.
Dr. Louvenia Jackson
Assistant Professor, Loyola Marymount University
Professor Louvenia Jackson is an assistant professor at Loyola Marymount University in the Marital Family Therapy/ Art Therapy Department. Her work on cultural humility in art therapy has earned her May 2016 Outstanding Service Award in the Art Therapy Ph.D. Program from Notre Dame de Namur University and the AATA 2016 Pearlie Roberson Scholarship.
Adjunct Professor, Notre Dame de Namur University
The focus of Lisa's (LMFT, ATR-BC, PhD Candidate) clinical work has been developing and providing day treatment services to SED adolescents within New Directions Adolescent Services, known for its integrated and innovative approaches within art therapy. She has a background in residential treatment, and was involved in a collaborative intervention providing art therapy services to families affected by HIV, homelessness, and mental health issues. An Adjunct Professor at Notre Dame de Namur University, Lisa is also a PhD candidate in the Clinical Art Therapy doctorate program within the university. Lisa is a practicing artist who exhibits regularly. She believes that art is a way of creating community, vision, and voice.
Dr. Melissa "Missy" Satterberg
Adjunct Professor, Notre Dame de Namur University
Dr. Melissa "Missy" Satterberg holds a Doctorate in Art Therapy, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and is a Board Certified Art Therapist. Melissa works for large California hospital, has a small private practice in Berkeley, and is an adjunct faculty at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, CA, her alma mater.