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Presented by MPS Art Therapy

Community Lecture Series: Cultural Attunement in In-Patient Units and Society

Jan 15, 2021; 6:00 - 7:30pm

In this lecture, Javere Pinnock MPS, LCAT, and Dominique Darrell MA, MSED, CRC, LCAT, will explore the impact of representation, cultural celebration and being witnessed. Presented by MPS Art Therapy. Register here.

In this lecture, participants will review three case narratives. The narratives will explore the impact of representation, cultural celebration and being witnessed. They will also review the collaboration between drama and art therapy, and look at the impact therapeutic theatre and transformative art therapy plays in strengthening the ego.

Javere Pinnock is a Jamaican American art therapist who received a masters degree in Art Therapy from the School of Visual Arts in 2014. He currently works as an art therapist in a psychiatric hospital in Brooklyn, NY, where he teaches clients how to use art to manage their mental health. Pinnock is passionate about the intersections of race, culture, trauma and transformation, and additionally explores these themes in community-based and virtual art therapy sessions.


Dominique Darrell is a New York City native and graduate of NYU Steinhardt and Hunter College. She currently works as a drama therapist on an in-patient adult psychiatric unit at Kings County Hospital. Darrell is also a credentialed Rehabilitation Counselor. She has over 13 years of clinical experience, having treated adolescent, adult and the geriatric population with a wide range of mental health, substance abuse, cognitive and physical challenges. Darrell is passionate about utilizing expressive and creative techniques that improve personal and cognitive development as well as foster empowerment, community, connection and empathy.

Free and open to the public