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Into the Wild: Integrating Neuroscience with Art Therapy Theory, Practice and Research

Sep 9, 2019; 6:30 - 8:30pm
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MPS Art Therapy presents Juliet L. King, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, LMHC, who will give this year's Valery Daniels Memorial Lecture, "Into the Wild: Integrating Neuroscience with Art Therapy Theory, Practice and Research."

The presentation is intended to introduce art therapy theory and practice as understood with a neuroscience lens. Theoretical tenets of art therapy will be explored and understood with science, encouraging the understanding of art therapy as neurotherapeutic and the art therapist as a "neuroplastician." The presentation will also serve to dispel common assumptions and set the stage for how to think about an integration of the fields in theory, practice and future research. RSVP here.

Learning Objectives:

- Define three ways that art therapy is neurotherapeutic.

- Describe three tenets of art therapy and explain why they are underscored with neuroscience theory.

- Define why art therapists are neuroplasticians and provide three clinical examples that exemplify this point.

Juliet L. King, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, LMHC, is an associate professor of art therapy at The George Washington University and adjunct associate professor in the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Neurology. Prior to these appointments she has spent nearly 20 years as a clinician, educator and administrator. Professor King developed the inaugural graduate art therapy program at the Herron School of Art and Design and in this capacity spearheaded the development of over 30 internship programs in the Indianapolis community and surrounding areas. King also implemented and currently oversees the first specialized art therapy clinical, education and research program in Neuroscience and Medicine at the Indiana University Neuroscience Center. King is pursuing doctoral studies in translational health sciences, and her research focuses on the interface of art, neuroscience and related therapeutics, and the use of contemporary neuroimaging to capture brain activity in real world environments. Recently she edited and published a textbook: Art Therapy, Trauma and Neuroscience: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives.

School of Visual Arts, MPS Art Therapy Department is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0054.

1.5 CE hours available for LCATs.

Free and open to the public