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Integrating Art and Drama Therapy in Traditional Talk Therapy Spaces

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT


2 CE Hours available for
NY Practitioners – LCSWs, LMSWs, LPs, LMFTs, LMHCs, LCATs, PHDs, PSYD’s

This workshop will include active engagement for participants and clinical case material as it explores what it means to add art and drama therapy interventions to more traditional talk therapy. Looking at the work through the lenses of psychodynamic and creative arts therapies, we will discuss accessible techniques such as storyboarding, blind contour drawing, art therapy assessments, and using movement in clinical practice.

Portions of the presentation will involve active art making (no experience required) and participants are invited to have some watercolor paint and paper, a few brushes, water, and some markers on hand.

Kristin Long, DPsa, RDT/BCT, LCAT, LP, is co-founder of Harris and Long Psychotherapy, an arts-based group practice. She has a full-time practice working with children, adolescents, families, and adults. Kristin is a faculty member and supervisor at The Institute for Expressive Analysis and at New York University. Dr. Long has also presented at many conferences on how to incorporate creative arts into traditional psychotherapy spaces.

Georgie Landy, LCAT, ATR-BC, is a licensed and board-certified creative arts therapist with a masters degree in Art Therapy from New York University. Her broad training is in trauma-informed care. She is a senior therapist at Harris and Long Psychotherapy in New York City, and has presented internationally on creativity in therapy.

Teaching Method: Seminar-style Zoom presentation

Learning Objectives:

After this presentation participants will be able to:

1. Describe three techniques using creative arts interventions within the psychoanalytic frame.
2. Describe a case example from the presentation in which psychodynamic and creative arts therapy approaches have been utilized; and describe how psychoanalytic and CAT approaches enhance and expand a treatment case described in the presentation.
3. Describe one clinical case of their own in which specific creative modalities could be applied towards clinical goals. Explain how clinical goals of a treatment case can be attained combining psychoanalytically informed methods with creative modalities.