Workshops: Saturday, March 28, 2020, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
WHERE: Cedar Crest College, Hamilton Blvd. Building, 100 College Drive, Allentown, PA 18104
EVENT DESCRIPTION: Earn continuing education credits in required content areas and participate in hands-on learning from eclectic and knowledgeable speakers. CCC and PAATA are preparing a line-up of engaging speakers to present on ethics, suicide assessment, supervision, private practice, art therapy in museums, and the neurobiology of dreams and trauma as well as a variety of studio-based practices.
Keynote: Matthew Bernier, MCAT, ATR-BC Friday Keynote Lecture Title: The Expressive Therapies Continuum, Therapeutic Puppetry, and Emergence of Acts of Meaning Lecture Description: This lecture provides an overview of the ETC, its application to therapeutic puppetry in art therapy including puppet making and interactive play with puppets and performing objects. Thoughtful attention to aesthetic choices, movement, space, and time as well as flow through the components and levels of the ETC can greatly influence the desired therapeutic effects and the creation of ac
Keynote Workshop Title: Aesthetic Choices in Therapeutic Puppetry Workshop Description: Thoughtful attention to the aesthetic choices of the materials and processes of the therapeutic puppetry experience as well as movement through the components and levels of the ETC through directed change in media and processes can greatly influence the desired therapeutic effect. This workshop will apply the ETC to therapeutic puppetry in art therapy through a hands-on exploration of puppet making processes and materials, the animation of various puppets and performing objects, and the emergence of acts of meaning.
About the Keynote: Matthew G. Bernier, MCAT, ATR-BC is a board-certified art therapist, artist, puppeteer, and Associate Professor in the Graduate Art Therapy and Counseling Program at Eastern Virginia Medical School where he has worked since 1990. He is the 2009 recipient of the Puppeteers of America Mc Pharlin Award for Excellence in Puppetry in Education and Therapy. He has lectured and led workshops and courses on therapeutic puppetry internationally. He co-edited (2005) Puppetry in Education and Therapy: Unlocking Doors to the Mind and Heart. He has a master’s degree in creative arts in therapy from Hahnemann University and is pursuing a PhD in expressive arts therapy and social change at the European Graduate School in Switzerland. He is a teaching artist for the Virginia Stage Company: Public Works Virginia working with ex- offenders in the Desistance Theatre Project.
Registration completion requires that you select breakout sessions and indicate your choice of continuing education credits. Conference confirmation will be pending the completion of these requirements.
REFUND POLICY: Requests for refunds made in writing honored minus a $20 processing fee. Requests made after the 14 th of March are subject to 50% deduction. No refunds after March 20, 2020.
HOTEL: For those of you that are traveling to attend, you may find hotel information to accommodate your stay. Marriott has a block of rooms reserved for attendees.
Four Points Sheraton Allentown/Lehigh Valley 3712 Hamilton Blvd, Allentown, PA 18103 Phone: (610) 437-9100 http://www.allentownsuiteshotel.com/
*If you have questions regarding this event please email us at Michelle.Dean@cedarcrest.edu Continuing Credit Information: The Pennsylvania Art Therapy Association been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6847. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Pennsylvania Art Therapy Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 10.5 Continuing Education clock hours are available for this conference. Partial credits are not available.
Target Audience: Creative Arts Therapists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Counselors, Therapists, and other professional mental health clinicians.