Tri-C to Sponsor Annual Art Therapy Symposium | Arts & Culture
HIGHLAND HILLS – The Buckeye Art Therapy Association (BATA), in sponsorship with Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®), will host its 31st symposium entitled, “Releasing & Reforming: Art Therapy as Social Action” Friday, Sept. 7, and Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Embassy Suites Dublin Hotel in Dublin, Ohio.
Registration is open until Saturday, Sept. 1, for the symposium, which approximately 200 participants are expected to attend.
The event keynote is Peace Paper, which teaches the skills of traditional hand papermaking to a variety of organizations such as colleges, universities, museums, municipalities and art centers. Recognizing papermaking as a therapeutic medium, Peace Paper trains practitioners in the Creative Arts Therapy field and helps them gain the tools to incorporate papermaking into their practice.
“We are privileged to have such a visionary organization attending this year’s symposium to present and provide techniques to help professionals work with clients and deal with social action through releasing and reforming,” said Mary Sender, Tri-C art therapy faculty member and BATA board member, “Peace Paper's use of and exploring papermaking as an intervention for trauma and loss is truly forward thinking.”
A range of hands-on workshops highlighting the use of art therapy as social action are scheduled.
In addition to the Friday night keynote lecture, and Saturday morning workshops, Peace Paper will offer an all-day pre-conference workshop on Thursday, Sept. 6.
Continuing education credits may be available for counselors, social workers and marriage and family therapists.
BATA is recognized as one of the oldest and largest state chapters of The American Art Therapy Association (AATA). Numerous medical, mental health, hospice, corrections and educational institutions across Ohio employ art therapists in the service of their clients’ well-being.
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