On behalf of Mental Health America of Illinois (MHAI): presentation The Use of Art in Treatment

MHAI is a public education and advocacy organization whose mission is to promote mental health, work for the prevention of mental illnesses and improve care and treatment for persons suffering from mental and emotional disorders.

Our Mental Health Empowerment Project (MHEP) expands MHAI’s public education efforts and connects the community with learning and networking opportunities, including the availability of free CEUs for counselors and social workers. The goal of MHEP is to provide mental health and other providers with the most up-to-date information and tools to successfully treat their clients, as well as to empower consumers to live successful and productive lives.

The next MHEP presentation is “The Use of Art in Treatment: From an Art Therapy Perspective“ and will be conducted by Marni Rosen, PsyD and Art Therapist. The presentation is on February 26th, from 9:30am-11:30am, at our location on 70. East Lake St., Chicago, IL.

Following is a link that includes the formal invitation and registration link.


For more information about MHAI, please visit  www.mhai.org

Hear the Story Behind Honoring Our Heartbeats:A Tour to End Forced Marriage in the U.S

The authors tell their story

RSVP Today

RSVP today for three powerful events in Chicago fromJan. 21-23 to spark open and honest dialogue about forced marriage in the United States. You don't want to miss the fifth stop on our six-city tour inspired by “Heartbeats: The IZZAT Project,” a comic book written by six young South Asian women celebrating resiliency in the face of violence.

Did we mention? No entrance fees required!


Geared toward policy makers, foundation officers, the legal community, and allies who want to learn more about efforts to end forced marriage.
Lunch provided.

12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. | Wednesday | Jan. 21
Mayer Brown LLP | 71 S. Wacker Drive

Open to service providers who would like to learn how to identify and respond to individuals facing or fleeing forced marriage. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Program starts promptly at 1 p.m.

1 p.m. to 5 p.m. | Thursday | Jan. 22
The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
55 E. Jackson Blvd. | Suite 2075

Open to all, the community forum will kick off with the play "When We Leave" and the film "Caged" by the authors of the comic book, "Heartbeats: The IZZAT Project," which inspired the six-city "Heartbeats Tour." The performance will be followed by a Q&A session and a reception. Complimentary copies of the "Heartbeats" book will be available. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. Program begins promptly at noon.

12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Friday | Jan. 23
UIC Student Center East
750 S. Halsted St. #100 | 329 Cardinal Room

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Open Art Making Studio

Come out and MAKE ART!

Now is your chance to create a unique handmade item for the holidays in one of these two workshops!
December 2- Found object assemblage
December 16- Transfer image process, decoupage

Art Therapy Studio Chicago, Ltd. is offering bi-monthly open studio art making on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 7-9pm.
All art materials included. Each night we will introduce a new media to play with. No previous art experience necessary, just a willingness to explore materials and use art to connect with yourself and others!

Monthly 2 sessions for $60
or drop in at $35/night.

Each week group size runs between 6-8 people, open to adolescents and adults. More info can be found at http://www.art-therapist.org/open-studiocourses.html
Sign up now for the next Meditative Open Studio Art Making session to be held on January 2nd 7-10pm

Support local artists! This Friday, December 5th Art Therapy Studio Chicago will be hosting a variety of artists from the Illinois Art Therapy Association, selling their artwork for the holidays. Come out and get started on your holiday shopping with some handmade art!

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