Showing posts from October, 2017

Call for Art: Creative Art Therapists (CATs)

Creative Art Therapists (CATs) of Color is hosting it’s 3rd annual exhibition, and invites all members of CATs of Color to submit a creative piece!
All expressive art modalities are welcomed. 
Theme As a CAT of Color, what cultural values  allow you to work altruistically?  How can these values shift people to think more socially?
Definition of altruism 1: unselfish regard for or devotion to the welfare of others, charitable acts motivated purely by altruism Feel free to interpret and explore what these concepts and terms        mean to you 
Please email a brief description of your submission idea to by Monday November 13, 2017
The show opens in March 2018, at the School of Visual Arts, we hope to see you there!
Not yet a member of CATs of Color?  Please Visit: Membership is free, and required for participation in the exhibition

Assessment of Interest

The following note is from Katharine Kiehn, MAAT, LCPC, ATR.: 
I am writing to assess a level of interest in plans of the Advocate Memory Center to create Art Therapy Caregiver Support Workshops. These would be an outlet for caregivers to express feelings and experiences through creating meaningful art work, build community and socialize with other caregivers, learn new ways of coping, and offer an alternative to verbal support groups.

Caregivers for patients of the Advocate Memory Center and caregivers in the community for people living with Alzheimer’s Disease and other types of dementia would be welcome to participate.

The workshops will focus on various themes (for example relationship transitions, self-care, coping with changes, and finding joy) and offer opportunities for working with different types of art materials. We will be creating projects that caregivers can take home with them after the workshop. There will be instructions offered along with plenty of opportunity for pers…

Shame and the Traumatic Impact of Self-Deficits

The Joseph Palombo Center for Neuroscience & Psychoanalytic Social Work at the Institute for Clinical Social Work announces The Fall Conference: Shame and the Traumatic Impact of Self-Deficits Featuring: Joseph Palombo
Author of: Learning disorders and disorders of the self in children and adolescents; Nonverbal learning disabilities: A clinical perspective; Neuropsychodynamic treatment of self-deficits: Searching for complementarityand co-authored with Bendicsen and KochGuide to Psychoanalytic Developmental Theories This conference will address the problems that confront patients with neuropsychological impairments, such as ADHD, dyslexia, executive function disorder, and other brain-based disorders. Some can often feel intense shame and humiliation. At times, the impact of these self-deficits can be traumatic and lead to dissociative responses. The presenter will explore the defenses that they develop that often lead to dysfunctional feelings, thoughts and behaviors. For thera…

ISCA Annual Conferences Call for Proposals 2018

Proposal Deadline October 10, 2017 The 2018 ISCA Conference Theme is: "Be The Champion for ALL Students"
The Illinois School Counselor Association invites you to submit a proposal for the 2018 ISCA Spring Conference. The conference planning committee is seeking presentation proposals that promote evidence-based programs in the domains of academic, career, and personal/social development or evidence-based programs that highlight the latest techniques and practices in school counseling. Presentations that showcase proven programs, current research, or skills of value to counselors, pre-K to postsecondary as well as district personnel, graduate students and counselor educators are encouraged to apply.
Bring your school counseling team to the ISCA Annual conference to share your innovative ideas and programs with school counselors across the State of Illinois.
Together we will reflect, inspire, and learn, while celebrating the role of the School Counselor; "The Champion for A…


Crip Slam: Matt Bodett (in association with 3Arts and Bodies of Work) presents: IS: SI    NG

Oct. 19th, 2017 at 7:30pm, Touch Tour at 6:30pm
Run Time: 45mins with a 30 minute post-show discussion.

Experimenting with abstract musical scores Matt Bodett and Christophe Priessing will explore the complex relationships within schizophrenia. This performance battles socially understood models of mental illness and reveals the human within. As a part of the Access Project at Victory Gardens and one part of “TWELVE: a series of performative koans” the conversation that this performance offers extends beyond the stage, beyond the performers, and instead permeates the conditions in which we comprehend others with mental illnesses as well as our own shortcomings. Diagnosed with schizo-affective disorder thirteen years ago, Matt Bodett’s performance series addresses his diagnosis, the symptomology, the difficulties, and the healing process. Following the performance there will be a short panel discus…

SAIC Department of Art Therapy Fall Lecture