Showing posts from January, 2018

Sorry, Not Sorry!


Seeking Performers of Spoken Work Pieces!

Black History Month Spoken Word Happy Hour hosted by FindSpark & Yelp
Thursday, February 8th in at Yelp's Chicago Office
Free RSVP at
Want to kick off Black History Month with spoken word poetry, new connections, and free food & drinks? Join FindSpark at Yelp's stunning Chicago office for an evening of poetry, fun and great conversations, Thursday, February 8th. Spots are limited and going fast, so RSVP ASAP to save your free spot!
Talented professionals and student groups are recommended to sign up to perform spoken work pieces! You can do so as you RSVP.

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Student Presentation Opportunity

Chicago Disability Studies Conference 2018 From the Margins to the Center: Disability Studies in Other Disciplines
April 20-21, 2018
Friday, April 20th, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at the University of Illinois at Chicago & Saturday, April 21st, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at the University of Chicago

Keynote Speaker: Karen Nakamura Professor of Anthropology
University of California Berkeley
Organized by: UIC Disability and Human Development Student Association & University of Chicago Organization of Students with Disabilities
Disability Studies has radical potential to revolutionize other fields of study. Disability Studies has brought into question foundational narratives of modern societies and has forced us to rethink how we conceive of ourselves, our bodies, communities, and nations. It has challenged academic communities to turn their attention to the accessibility of classrooms as well as the built environment on campuses. It has encouraged activists to reconsider what intersectionality can look like …

SAIC MAATC January Spotlight: Valerie Vasquez

Valerie Vasquez is the Licensure Specialist at SAIC for the departments of Art Therapy and Art Education. Please welcome her as our first SAIC MAATC Blog Spotlight member and learn about what she does to service our department!

Vasquez typically works with graduates of the MAAT/MAATC program, or students who are reaching the end of their term to brief the Illinois licensing procedure for the ATR, LPC, and LCPC. She assists graduates who are moving to different states with specific requirements which may require forms such as proof of courses meeting content area, fieldwork hours, and syllabi.
Vasquez also assists with research requirements, helping to clarify what is required in particular states.

Vasquez obtained her Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Management at Walden University. She has over ten years of experience as a Licensure Specialist and has worked at Kendall College (IL), and continuing education with Kaplan.

When asked about some of th…

Free Self Care Group!

Start your new year off making self care a priority!
Stress Free Sunday Group
Sunday, January 28th, 3:00-5:00
Come join  Art Therapy Studio Chicago for “Stress-Free Sunday” on Sunday, January 28th, 3:00-5:00. This art therapy group will help you relax and unwind on a Sunday afternoon. Come learn more about the meaningful patterns that you choose to keep in your daily routine. We will explore how to eliminate patterns that no longer serve us, and explore how to maintain healthy habits. 
*All materials included. No previous art making experience needed
Facilitated by Jacqueline Carmody, ATR, LCPC​
*All materials included. No previous art making experience needed
Please email if planning on attending.

Office/Studio Space for Rent

Kristina Vogt, who recently leaped into private practice has a beautiful office/art studio in the beautiful Fine Arts Building in DT Chicago which is available to subrent on a daily and hourly basis!  "Right now I have Saturdays and Sundays fully open and am looking to rent the space for $150/day for the month. It is also available before 2pm and after 6pm on Mondays, and after 3pm on Fridays. I am renting it out hourly for $25/hr per month, or $10/hr per day if anyone just wants to do a group or workshop here and there. I plan to have my Mondays fully open by this summer as well."Please contact Kristina for more information if you are interested in this amazing deal! Her contact information is posted below the photos. 

Kristina Vogt, LCPC, ATR Creative Roots Counseling, LLC 410 S Michigan Ave, Suite 620 Chicago, IL 60605 (773)466-4527 (P)

Sanctuary Healthcare for All: Protecting the Rights of Immigrants and Marginalized People

The Public Health Woke Coalition--of which Health and Medicine is a member--will host a regional conference on February 3rd, with the goal of providing the tools and networking opportunities for advancing the safety, protection, and sanctuary healthcare for marginalized groups of people within the healthcare setting. The conference will focus on both health and legal issues faced in caring for immigrant and marginalized groups.
Date: Saturday February 3rd 2018 Location: 2229 S Halsted St., Chicago Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration: $15.00 (Fee waivers available; email Marilyn Bingham at