AATA 2019 Virtual Conference: Full Day Registration

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Full Day registration for the AATA 2019 Virtual Conference includes access to Morning Sessions and Afternoon sessions.

Morning Session Schedule

10:00am-11:00am Keynote The Journey of the Refugee’s Mind: Understanding the Psychological Stages of Forced Migration. Presented by Essam Daod, MD

11:00am-12:00pmNeurodiversity in Art Therapy: Special Interests in the Therapeutic Relationship. Presented by Jessica Stallings, DAT, ATR-BC, LMHP

12:00pm-1:00pm Positive Art Therapy: 10 Years In – What’s Next?. Presented by Rebecca Wilkinson, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT and Dr. Gioia Chilton, PhD, ATR-BC, LCPAT, CSAC

1:00pm-2:00pmThe Role of Art Therapy in the Integrated Treatment and Assessment within the Co-Occuring Matrix. Presented by Mitra Dejkameh, DAT, LCAT, ATR-BC

Afternoon Session 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

3:30pm-4:30pmWhy Art Therapy in Medicine? A Trauma-Informed Practice. Presented by Tracy Coucill, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT

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

  • AATA 2019 Virtual Conference: Morning Sessions

    Contains 12 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Morning sessions for the AATA 2019 Virtual Conference.

    Morning 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
    10:00am-11:00am Keynote – The Journey of the Refugee’s Mind: Understanding the Psychological Stages of Forced Migration. Presented by Essam Daod, MD

    “Just as the refugee’s body takes a journey, so does the mind. There is no way to help and support refugees around the world without understanding and supporting the journey of their minds.” –Dr. Essam Daod, Humanity Crew’s co-founder and mental health director.

    More than 70 million refugees and asylum seekers are currently forcibly displaced from their homes due to civil war, ethnic cleansing, genocide, and hunger. This mass forced displacement has created a global human rights crisis and a global public mental health epidemic. Indeed, tragically, forced displacement and migration, in addition to various post-migration stressors, has been linked to high rates of trauma and stress-related mental health problems. In addition to the current mental health crisis, an inter-generational crisis of this forced displacement is emerging. Although rates of trauma- and stress-related mental health problems are elevated among refugees, only a small proportion of this population receives treatment. The lecture will focus on the journey of the refugee’s mind and the psychological stages of forced migration based on our understanding of the global public health and clinical research and intervention development, policy, and related decision-making

    11:00am-12:00pm – Neurodiversity in Art Therapy: Special Interests in the Therapeutic Relationship. Presented by Dr. Jessica Stallings, ATR-BC, LMHP

    This paper presentation details the use of special interests to build the therapeutic relationship in art therapy with neurodiverse (ex: ASD/ADHD) individuals. The presentation will introduce the concept of neurodiversity and detail a facilitative framework including client special interests in session to promote neurodiverse client autonomy and engagement.

    12:00pm-1:00pmPositive Art Therapy: 10 Years In – What’s Next?. Presented by Rebecca Wilkinson, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT and Gioia Chilton, PhD, ATR-BC, LCPAT, CSAC

    Positive art therapy is 10 years old, half the life of its inspiration, positive psychology. Explore how it has been incorporated into and is still relevant to art therapy, as well as growing awareness in positive psychology and the psychology world in general of art therapy’s contribution to well-being.

    1:00pm-2:00pmThe Role of Art Therapy in the Integrated Treatment and Assessment within the Co-Occurring Matrix. Presented by Dr. Mitra Reyhani Dejkameh, LCAT, ATR-BC

    The presentation will explore the role of art therapy in the Integrated Treatment and Assessment within the Co-Occurring Matrix. Exploring art therapy approaches for substance use and dependence, it will describe how art therapy is utilized within the integrated assessment and treatment of co-occurring mental and substance use disorders.

    Dr. Essam Daod

    Cofounder & Mental Health Director, Humanity Crew

    Dr. Daod is a child psychiatrist and psychotherapist. He is an avid refugee mental health activist and researcher.

    Dr. Jessica Stallings

    Program Therapist; Adjunct Professor, Emporia State University

    Dr. Jessica Stallings, ATR-BC, LMHP taught at Emporia State University, worked in private practice, and is currently working in partial hospitalization with children ages 5 to 12. She completed a dissertation on using popular culture with individuals with ASDs.

    Rebecca Wilkinson

    Cofounder, Creative Wellbeing Workshops, LLC

    Rebecca Wilkinson, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT is co-founder of Creative Wellbeing Workshops, LLC which provides individuals and organizations with training and resources for managing stress, preventing burnout and increasing wellbeing. She is co-author of Positive art therapy theory and practice: Integrating positive psychology with art therapy and teaches on the topic at the George Washington University’s Graduate Art Therapy Program. She serves as a Wellness Counselor and Art Therapy Specialist for half of the month at Miraval Resort in AZ and returns to DC the other half to maintain her private practice and be with family.

    Dr. Gioia Chilton

    Gioia Chilton, Ph.D., ATR-BC, LCPAT has taught art therapy internationally, and currently conducts art therapy near Washington, DC with active duty military in collaboration with Creative Forces. She is the co-author of the book, Positive Psychology in Art Therapy: Integrating Wellbeing into Theory and Practice, published by Routledge in 2018.

    Dr. Mitra Reyhani Dejkameh

    NYS Office of Mental Health, Sagamore Children's Psychiatric Center

    Dr. Mitra Reyhani Dejkameh, LCAT, ATR-BC, is a New York State licensed and board certified creative arts therapist. She has recently launched the Creatives Arts Department at NYS Office of Mental Health at Sagamore Children's Psychiatric Center were she works with children ages 6-17. She also provides monthly art therapy services at Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital's adult inpatient behavioral unit, teaches at Hofstra University. She has several years of experience working with individuals of all ages in museum based and clinical settings. Mitra is an Iranian American visual and video artist. She works to increase the scope and diversity of populations served with the ongoing objective of making individual realities more visible in public discourse. Mitra has an MFA in Visual Arts, and MA in Creative Arts Therapy, and a doctorate in Art Therapy.

  • AATA 2019 Virtual Conference: Afternoon Sessions

    Contains 10 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Afternoon sessions for the AATA 2019 Virtual Conference.

    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-3:30pmRoad 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-4:30pmWhy 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.

    Michael Hanes

    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.

    Tracy Councill

    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.

    Lisa Manthe

    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.