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Canadian Art Therapy Association
2015 Conference

Call for Proposals

Resilience, Recovery & Art Therapy
October 16 – 18, 2015

Halifax, Nova Scotia
The Lord Nelson Hotel

Deadline for submissions is March 30, 2015


We invite proposals on topics related to the conference theme, including:
  • Opportunities for connecting, building trust and creating support, relationships & communities
  • Positive clear perspectives: turning difficulties into opportunities to grow; explore thinking & goals of behavior; discovering potential to cope or thrive
  • Recovery: ways to restore self in relation to others, community, identifying strengths and supports, mending
  • Trauma and resilience
  • Restoration (strengths based)
  • Ecological resilience
  • Resilience in relation to arts & health
  • Positive change, transformation
  • Mind/body perspectives & neuroplasticity

Preliminary Reflection
How do people deal with challenging events that impact or even change their lives such as the death of a loved one, loss of a job, serious illness, terrorist attacks and other traumatic events?. These are all examples of very challenging life experiences. Many people react to such circumstances or events with a flood of strong emotions and a sense of uncertainty. Sometimes there is an impact on sense of self and in relation to others (community and altered world view).

Yet some people (children, youth and adults) learn or developmentally adapt well over time to life-changing situations and stressful conditions. What enables them to do so? It involves resilience, an ongoing process that requires time and effort and engages people in various ways. It is proposed that art therapy is well suited to facilitate and support resilience for recovery and restoration.


Proposal Options
Selection process: The Conference Program Committee will review and select proposals for conference presentations to create a program with a variety of topics and presenters.

PAPERS (50 minutes)
Oral presentation (of didactic material) usually conducted by 1 or 2 authors. No art supplies will be provided for this presentation format as it is not intended to be a hands-on experience for participants.

PANELS (80 minutes)
Groups of 3 to 6 panelists (including the moderator) speaking on different aspects of the same subject. Similar to the “Paper” format, panels are not intended to include experiential activities (no art supplies).

WORKSHOPS (80 minutes or 3 hour sessions)
Experiential structure that will include all participants in a hands-on process to provide the knowledge and understanding of the material covered. Limited art supplies will be provided, as requested by the author at the time of the proposal submission.
Art Therapy Supervision, Master class, special topics or approaches. (1, or 1 ½ hr)

PERFORMANCE ART (50 minutes)
Presentation of professional issues or clinical application in art therapy through performance art modalities including drama, music, poetry, text, movement, visual art, or combinations. Online submissions as well as supportive material such as audio or video, are to be submitted by deadline.

VIDEO (50 minutes)
Finished video on topics related to professional issues and/or clinical practice. Presenters will include discussion within the allotted time. Online submissions, as well as one copy of the video, are to be submitted by deadline.

POSTERS
Authors will present their work displayed on poster boards for continued viewing.


for Video or Performance submissions:
In addition to the online submission, you are required to mail one copy
of supportive material (e.g. audio or video) by the deadline to:

CATA Conference 2015
c/o Nick Zwaagstra
7028 Chebucto Rd
Halifax, NS, B3L 1M8

Please supply a return envelope with address and postage for return of material (if applicable).


Canadian Art Therapy Association

2015 Conference

Call for Proposals

Resilience, Recovery & Art Therapy

October 16 – 18, 2015

 

Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Lord Nelson Hotel

www.lordnelsonhotel.com

 

Deadline for submissions is March 30, 2015

We invite proposals on topics related to the conference theme, including:

  • Opportunities for connecting, building trust and creating support, relationships & communities
  • Positive clear perspectives: turning difficulties into opportunities to grow; explore thinking & goals of behavior; discovering potential to cope or thrive
  • Recovery: ways to restore self in relation to others, community, identifying strengths and supports, mending
  • Trauma and resilience
  • Restoration (strengths based)
  • Ecological resilience
  • Resilience in relation to arts & health
  • Positive change, transformation
  • Mind/body perspectives & neuroplasticity

Preliminary Reflection

How do people deal with challenging events that impact or even change their lives such as the death of a loved one, loss of a job, serious illness, terrorist attacks and other traumatic events?.  These are all examples of very challenging life experiences.  Many people react to such circumstances or events with a flood of strong emotions and a sense of uncertainty.  Sometimes there is an impact on sense of self and in relation to others (community and altered world view).

Yet some people (children, youth and adults) learn or developmentally adapt well over time to life-changing situations and stressful conditions.  What enables them to do so?  It involves resilience, an ongoing process that requires time and effort and engages people in various ways.  It is proposed that art therapy is well suited to facilitate and support resilience for recovery and restoration.


Proposal Options

Selection process: The Conference Program Committee will review and select proposals for conference presentations to create a program with a variety of topics and presenters.

PAPERS (50 minutes)

Oral presentation (of didactic material) usually conducted by 1 or 2 authors.  No art supplies will be provided for this presentation format as it is not intended to be a hands-on experience for participants.

PANELS (80 minutes)

Groups of 3 to 6 panelists (including the moderator) speaking on different aspects of the same subject.  Similar to the “Paper” format, panels are not intended to include experiential activities (no art supplies).

WORKSHOPS (80 minutes or 3 hour sessions)

Experiential structure that will include all participants in a hands-on process to provide the knowledge and understanding of the material covered.  Limited art supplies will be provided, as requested by the author at the time of the proposal submission.

Art Therapy Supervision,  Master class, special topics or approaches. (1, or 1 ½ hr)

PERFORMANCE ART (50 minutes)

Presentation of professional issues or clinical application in art therapy through performance art modalities including drama, music, poetry, text, movement, visual art, or combinations.  Online submissions as well as supportive material such as audio or video, are to be submitted by deadline.

VIDEO (50 minutes)

Finished video on topics related to professional issues and/or clinical practice.  Presenters will include discussion within the allotted time.  Online submissions, as well as one copy of the video, are to be submitted by deadline.

POSTERS

Authors will present their work displayed on poster boards for continued viewing.

for Video or Performance submissions:

In addition to the online submission, you are required to mail one copy

of supportive material (e.g. audio or video) by the deadline to:

 

CATA Conference 2015

c/o Nick Zwaagstra

7028 Chebucto Rd

Halifax, NS, B3L 1M8

Please supply a return envelope with address and postage for return of material (if applicable).

Canadian Art Therapy Association

2015 Conference

Call for Proposals

Resilience, Recovery & Art Therapy

October 16 – 18, 2015

 

Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Lord Nelson Hotel

www.lordnelsonhotel.com

 

Deadline for submissions is March 30, 2015

We invite proposals on topics related to the conference theme, including:

  • Opportunities for connecting, building trust and creating support, relationships & communities
  • Positive clear perspectives: turning difficulties into opportunities to grow; explore thinking & goals of behavior; discovering potential to cope or thrive
  • Recovery: ways to restore self in relation to others, community, identifying strengths and supports, mending
  • Trauma and resilience
  • Restoration (strengths based)
  • Ecological resilience
  • Resilience in relation to arts & health
  • Positive change, transformation
  • Mind/body perspectives & neuroplasticity

Preliminary Reflection

How do people deal with challenging events that impact or even change their lives such as the death of a loved one, loss of a job, serious illness, terrorist attacks and other traumatic events?.  These are all examples of very challenging life experiences.  Many people react to such circumstances or events with a flood of strong emotions and a sense of uncertainty.  Sometimes there is an impact on sense of self and in relation to others (community and altered world view).

Yet some people (children, youth and adults) learn or developmentally adapt well over time to life-changing situations and stressful conditions.  What enables them to do so?  It involves resilience, an ongoing process that requires time and effort and engages people in various ways.  It is proposed that art therapy is well suited to facilitate and support resilience for recovery and restoration.


Proposal Options

Selection process: The Conference Program Committee will review and select proposals for conference presentations to create a program with a variety of topics and presenters.

PAPERS (50 minutes)

Oral presentation (of didactic material) usually conducted by 1 or 2 authors.  No art supplies will be provided for this presentation format as it is not intended to be a hands-on experience for participants.

PANELS (80 minutes)

Groups of 3 to 6 panelists (including the moderator) speaking on different aspects of the same subject.  Similar to the “Paper” format, panels are not intended to include experiential activities (no art supplies).

WORKSHOPS (80 minutes or 3 hour sessions)

Experiential structure that will include all participants in a hands-on process to provide the knowledge and understanding of the material covered.  Limited art supplies will be provided, as requested by the author at the time of the proposal submission.

Art Therapy Supervision,  Master class, special topics or approaches. (1, or 1 ½ hr)

PERFORMANCE ART (50 minutes)

Presentation of professional issues or clinical application in art therapy through performance art modalities including drama, music, poetry, text, movement, visual art, or combinations.  Online submissions as well as supportive material such as audio or video, are to be submitted by deadline.

VIDEO (50 minutes)

Finished video on topics related to professional issues and/or clinical practice.  Presenters will include discussion within the allotted time.  Online submissions, as well as one copy of the video, are to be submitted by deadline.

POSTERS

Authors will present their work displayed on poster boards for continued viewing.

for Video or Performance submissions:

In addition to the online submission, you are required to mail one copy

of supportive material (e.g. audio or video) by the deadline to:

 

CATA Conference 2015

c/o Nick Zwaagstra

7028 Chebucto Rd

Halifax, NS, B3L 1M8

Please supply a return envelope with address and postage for return of material (if applicable).

Canadian Art Therapy Association

2015 Conference

Call for Proposals

Resilience, Recovery & Art Therapy

October 16 – 18, 2015

 

Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Lord Nelson Hotel

www.lordnelsonhotel.com

 

Deadline for submissions is March 30, 2015

We invite proposals on topics related to the conference theme, including:

  • Opportunities for connecting, building trust and creating support, relationships & communities
  • Positive clear perspectives: turning difficulties into opportunities to grow; explore thinking & goals of behavior; discovering potential to cope or thrive
  • Recovery: ways to restore self in relation to others, community, identifying strengths and supports, mending
  • Trauma and resilience
  • Restoration (strengths based)
  • Ecological resilience
  • Resilience in relation to arts & health
  • Positive change, transformation
  • Mind/body perspectives & neuroplasticity

Preliminary Reflection

How do people deal with challenging events that impact or even change their lives such as the death of a loved one, loss of a job, serious illness, terrorist attacks and other traumatic events?.  These are all examples of very challenging life experiences.  Many people react to such circumstances or events with a flood of strong emotions and a sense of uncertainty.  Sometimes there is an impact on sense of self and in relation to others (community and altered world view).

Yet some people (children, youth and adults) learn or developmentally adapt well over time to life-changing situations and stressful conditions.  What enables them to do so?  It involves resilience, an ongoing process that requires time and effort and engages people in various ways.  It is proposed that art therapy is well suited to facilitate and support resilience for recovery and restoration.


Proposal Options

Selection process: The Conference Program Committee will review and select proposals for conference presentations to create a program with a variety of topics and presenters.

PAPERS (50 minutes)

Oral presentation (of didactic material) usually conducted by 1 or 2 authors.  No art supplies will be provided for this presentation format as it is not intended to be a hands-on experience for participants.

PANELS (80 minutes)

Groups of 3 to 6 panelists (including the moderator) speaking on different aspects of the same subject.  Similar to the “Paper” format, panels are not intended to include experiential activities (no art supplies).

WORKSHOPS (80 minutes or 3 hour sessions)

Experiential structure that will include all participants in a hands-on process to provide the knowledge and understanding of the material covered.  Limited art supplies will be provided, as requested by the author at the time of the proposal submission.

Art Therapy Supervision,  Master class, special topics or approaches. (1, or 1 ½ hr)

PERFORMANCE ART (50 minutes)

Presentation of professional issues or clinical application in art therapy through performance art modalities including drama, music, poetry, text, movement, visual art, or combinations.  Online submissions as well as supportive material such as audio or video, are to be submitted by deadline.

VIDEO (50 minutes)

Finished video on topics related to professional issues and/or clinical practice.  Presenters will include discussion within the allotted time.  Online submissions, as well as one copy of the video, are to be submitted by deadline.

POSTERS

Authors will present their work displayed on poster boards for continued viewing.

for Video or Performance submissions:

In addition to the online submission, you are required to mail one copy

of supportive material (e.g. audio or video) by the deadline to:

 

CATA Conference 2015

c/o Nick Zwaagstra

7028 Chebucto Rd

Halifax, NS, B3L 1M8

Please supply a return envelope with address and postage for return of material (if applicable).

Upcoming events

    • 2015-03-21
    • 2015-03-22
    • St Stephen's College, U of A Campus, EDMONTON

    Day 1: A World of Possibility: Characters, Narratives and Murals 

    Day 2: And Maintaining Possibility

    This workshop will be a very hands-on puppetmaking/ action figure making/ storytelling experience. Day two will include discussion around positive psychology, neuroscience research, applying the workshop with diverse cultures and building community. 

    More details TBA -- check the CATA website for more info as it becomes available.

     

    • 2015-06-14
    • 7:00 PM
    • 2015-06-15
    • 6:00 PM
    • Vancouver, Canada

    This 6-day Certificate Training Course, taught by Canadian Psychologist and Art Therapist Judy Weiser (considered the world authority on "PhotoTherapy Techniques") is an intensive training experience for advanced mental health professionals to learn how to use clients' own personal snapshots and family photographs (and interactions with these) to improve their therapy or counselling practice.

    Experience for yourself how the emotional information that "lives inside" personal and family snapshots (and pictures taken by others), is much more important than the visual details shown on their surfaces -- and how this knowledge can be used to help clients in powerful yet safe ways that words (or inner self-reflection) alone simply cannot do.

    Be trained in the skills that help clients benefit from exploring the "why" of the photographs they take, appear in, pose for, remember, imagine, and choose to keep (or not!).

    Learn through slide- and video-illustrated presentations (including case-illustrations), demonstration role-plays and numerous experiential practice sessions with your own (and other people's) photos -- under Weiser's direct supervision -- exploring how photos create meaning, evoke feelings, create thoughts, hold secrets, trigger memories, create personal and family narratives, illustrate family systems dynamics, project inner values, reflect judgments and expectations, and share information, while telling their own stories their way -- and how to effectively and successfully incorporate both active and reflective photo-based techniques into your own therapeutic practice.

    Important:


    Workshop purpose is for professional training, not personal therapy!

    Participation limited to advanced-level therapists and related mental health professionals who have completed:
    A Masters Degree or higher postgraduate education
    (and supervised training) in a mental health profession, -- and --
    At least one full year of supervised practice (training), -- and --
    At least 2 years' experience conducting individual, couple, or family therapy with their own clients.
    Note: This Training does not include using
    these techniques when working with Groups.


    A few other "nearly-qualified" people (or advance-level Graduate students) might be permitted to attend as "Observers" - but not as "Participant trainees". Please contact Judy Weiser directly for more about this.


    Registration is being limited to no more than 15 Participants (and only a few Observers) in order to provide a very intensive quality small-group experience for participants. After that, a wait-list will be established for priority registration for the next Training workshop.

    Additional Details
    Prior experience with cameras or photographic art is not required.
    Entire Workshop will happen in English (including participants' own practice sessions with each other) and therefore the use of a Translator will not be possible.


    Participants' Cost (to be paid in U.S. Dollars):


    EARLY DISCOUNT: U.S.) $1,199, if paid before April 1, 2015
    REGULAR COST: (U.S.) $1,265, if paid on or after April 1, 2015
    (Observers will pay 20% less than these above)

    The link to the payment page will be sent with your
    Acceptance letter IF you are approved to Register.
    CEU/CEC Credits will be available for Participants (but not for Observers) from U.S. (NBCC) and Canadian (CPA) CEC Providers for the extra fee of (U.S.) $25 per Provider, to be paid at the end of the first day.

    For more details about the Workshop, please contact
    Judy Weiser, at: jweiser@phototherapy-centre.com

    For more information about PhotoTherapy Techniques
    please visit: www.phototherapy-centre.com

    • 2015-07-14
    • 2015-07-15
    • The Centre for Peace, 1825 W 16th Ave., Vancouver, BC

    MBAT focuses on cultivating positive social and emotional health, self-management skills, gratitude and compassion. More than learning to focus attention and simply be, we look at the transformative power of contemplative art and the awakened heart. Participants explore the sense fields and embodied presence focusing on Mindfulness of Body and Mindfulness of Life. Participants apply these through practices of calligraphic brush work, gentle inquiry, photography, mindful drawing, collage, and painting. Issues explored may include conflicted emotions, pain management, addiction recovery, anxiety, stress and work place issues. This course emphasizes Mindfulness for cultivating personal presence in the couneslling and coaching dynamic.
    For information or to register: truepnt@yahoo.ca or www.truepnt.ca programs/calendar page

    • 2015-07-16
    • 2015-07-17
    • The Centre for Peace, 1825 W 16th Ave., Vancouver, BC

    MBAT focuses on cultivating positive social and emotional health, self-management skills, gratitude and compassion. More than learning to focus attention and simply be, we look at the transformative power of contemplative art and the awakened heart. Participants explore the sense fields and embodied presence focusing on Mindfulness of Body and Mindfulness of Life. Participants apply these through practices of calligraphic brush work, gentle inquiry, photography, mindful drawing, collage, and painting. Issues explored may include conflicted emotions, pain management, addiction recovery, anxiety, stress and work place issues. This course emphasizes Mindfulness for cultivating personal presence in the couneslling and coaching dynamic.


    For information or to register: truepnt@yahoo.ca or www.truepnt.ca programs/calendar page

    • 2015-07-18
    • The Centre for Peace, 1825 W 16th Ave., Vancouver, BC

    MBAT focuses on cultivating positive social and emotional health, self-management skills, gratitude and compassion. More than learning to focus attention and simply be, we look at the transformative power of contemplative art and the awakened heart. Participants explore the sense fields and embodied presence focusing on Mindfulness of Body and Mindfulness of Life. Participants apply these through practices of calligraphic brush work, gentle inquiry, photography, mindful drawing, collage, and painting. Issues explored may include conflicted emotions, pain management, addiction recovery, anxiety, stress and work place issues. This course emphasizes Mindfulness for cultivating personal presence in the couneslling and coaching dynamic.


    For information or to register: truepnt@yahoo.ca or www.truepnt.ca programs/calendar page



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