Showing posts from February, 2018

Redesigning the System: How Artists, Policymakers, and Practitioners Are Shaping Criminal Justice Reform

On April 4, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and Illinois Humanities will present a panel discussion exploring the role of art and design in humanizing mass incarceration, strategies for reducing the number of Americans caught up in the criminal justice system, and the possibilities and restrictions of reform.

Over the past 30 years, America’s prison population has boomed, with the United States now housing five percent of the world’s population but 25 percent of its prisoners—one of the highest incarceration rates in the world. There is no doubt this comes at a high cost to taxpayers, those incarcerated and their families, and society as a whole. Artists, policymakers, and practitioners have sought to redesign the complex systems and structures that comprise our criminal justice system and fix America’s problem of over incarcerating its residents. Panelists
Moderated by
Carroll Bogert
President, The Marshall Project

Honorable Ruben Castillo
Chief Judge, US District Court fo…

IMHCA Annual Conference

April 6-7-8, 2018 Doubletree - Skokie, IL Expand your knowledge as a counselor, gain up to 18 CEs, and make new and old networking connections. Friday - April 6, 2018

Negotiating the Legal and Ethical Landscape of Schools

The school environment poses competing interests between a student’s need for confidentiality and the legal rights of parents as established by the U.S. Supreme Court to be the guiding voice in their children lives in value-laden issues. Participants will develop an ethical decision making framework for analyzing and resolving ethical and legal issues through the application of ASCA ethical codes, case and statutory law, school board rules, and community standards.

Through discussion of 40 case studies, participants will be given the opportunity to increase their understanding of the complexities of respecting a minor’s right to confidentiality, to develop a sensitivity to the need to consider their actions in context of each situation for each individual student, and to understand the rights of parents.

Topics of discussion will include areas such as confidentiality and duty to warn, minors’ rights to privacy, counselors’ responsibilities toward suicidal children, civil and criminal li…


Lisa Fittko Internship Applications Due Feb 28 Do you know a young person (18-30) who is passionate about social change and progressive politics? Invite them to apply for the Lisa Fittko Internship at Crossroads Fund. For ten years, the Lisa Fittko internship has engaged young leaders in social justice work through a paid six-month project. Qualifications: A young person between the ages of 18 – 30; excellent writing and communication skills; experience with digital photography; video or audio production experience; comfortable with basic programming and website maintenance; ability to work independently; able to commit to the internship's full duration; a sense of humor. Commitment to social change and progressive politics, and to the overall mission of Crossroads Fund is essential. The commitment of the Lisa Fittko Intern is 20 hours/week, for six months from the date of hire. Compensation is $14/hour. To Apply: Submit resume and cover letter by Wednesday, February 28, 2018, to: Em…

Rape Trauma Training at RVA


Exploring Creativity, Connection and Health

Exploring Creativity, Connection and Health Exploring Creativity, Connection and Health is presented by SAIC Wellness Center and SAIC Art Therapy Department.  Jeremy Noble, MD, Founder of the Foundation for Art and Healing, will give an expert external perspective on the burden of loneliness and isolation as a personal and public health problem and a description of creative arts based approaches to addressing the challenge.
Date and TimeMonday, February 26 at 4:15 PM CST to Monday, February 26 at 6:00 PM CST LocationThe LeRoy Neiman Center Sharp Building

In ​the Spaces: A Theatrical Narrative of Disability at SAIC

In ​the Spaces: A Theatrical Narrative of Disability at SAICis a theatrical production resulting from a partnership between SAIC's ​Alliance for Students with Disabilities, Wellness Center,​ and Erasing the Distance (ETD), a documentary theatre company based in Chicago that uses the power of performance to disarm stigma, spark dialogue, educate, and promote healing​.​ Through this partnership, ETD extended their conversations into the world of disability for the purpose of exploring the unique stigmas, challenges and opportunities that exist within the lives of students with disabilities. ​This fall, SAIC students with disabilities offered their unique stories to ETD story collectors. These stories were transcribed word-for-word and then shaped into theatrical material to be performed by professional actors, In the Spaces: A Theatrical Narrative of Disability at SAIC is the final result.
Date and Time Friday, February 23 at 4:30 PM CST to Friday, February 23 at 7:00 PM CST Location…

The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis Open House

The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis invites you to join to hear from faculty and current students about the various Institute education programs.
6 to 8 p.m.Wednesday, February 21 at the Institute, 122 S. Michigan Ave., 13th floor
Program directors and current students will share how you can benefit from advanced training opportunities in our programs, including:  Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic ThoughtPsychoanalytic Education ProgramPsychoanalytic PsychotherapyAdult Psychotherapy Program Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy ProgramOpen Classes (formerly Students at Large)Psychoanalysis for ScholarsExploring Psychoanalysis (formerly Psychoanalysis Fellowship)Psychotherapy Clinic FellowshipA light supper will be served. Students outside Illinois are welcome at the open house; we will follow up with a video-conference link once they register.
Learn more & Register Now
Please contact Alison Chandlerwith questions. 

Creative Arts Therapy Conference at Marylhurst University

Registration is open for our first bi-annual creative arts therapy conference at Marylhurst University on April 20-22nd.  Early bird registration ends February 28th!

This conference is a collaboration between the Portland Creative Arts Therapies Association, Returning Veterans and Marylhurst University! The conference theme this year addresses cultivating community by connecting human experiences within diverse populations. This includes solidarity across cultural and religious backgrounds, social justice, advocacy, intersectionality, integrating creative approaches and best practices.
The 3-day conference includes paper presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and a half-day advanced practice courses. Attendees will enjoy the opportunity to obtain 19 CEUs within multiple disciplines represented, including but not limited to: art therapy, counseling, dance movement therapy, drama therapy, music therapy, and mental health counseling. 
To register click here.

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