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Expressive Arts Therapy and Traumatic Stress: Innovative and Embodied Approaches in the Age of COVID-19

Social isolation and physical distancing during the current pandemic has reinforced a sense of immobilization, helplessness, and uncertainty as dominant tr...
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Faculty:
Dr. Cathy Malchiodi |  Amber Elizabeth Gray
Duration:
1 Hour 32 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Jun 09, 2020

Description

Social isolation and physical distancing during the current pandemic has reinforced a sense of immobilization, helplessness, and uncertainty as dominant trauma responses to what is essentially an unseen threat.

Traditional methods fall short in addressing the paralyzing impacts of chronic fear, loneliness, and disempowerment.

Join renowned expressive arts therapy and traumatic stress experts, Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, and Amber Elizabeth Gray, PhD as they discuss how we can address these impacts with clients through innovative sensory-based and embodied approaches.

Explore the following fundamental sources of repair and recovery with an emphasis on supporting self-regulation and safety:

  • Movement 
  • Breath  
  • Sound  
  • Rhythm  
  • Imagery 

Handouts

Outline

Introductory Body Awareness Experiential

Expressive Arts Therapy as a Body-Based Psychotherapy: A Four-Part Model of Movement, Sound, Storytelling, and Silence

Immobilization, Helplessness and Fear: Multilayered Psycho-Social-Spiritual Responses to the Pandemic

Body as a Resource: Movement, Rhythm, and Sound

Questions and Answers 

Faculty

Expressive Arts Therapy and Traumatic Stress: Innovative and Embodied Approaches in the Age of COVID-19

Dr. Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, ATR-BC, LPCC, LPAT, REAT Related seminars and products: 5


Cathy A. Malchiodi, PhD, ATR-BC, LPCC, LPAT, REAT, is a psychologist, expressive arts therapist, and art therapist who has spent over 30 years working with individuals with traumatic stress and studying how the arts support reparation, integration and recovery from trauma. She is the founder and executive director of the Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute that trains mental health and health care practitioners in medical, educational, and community settings and assists in disaster relief and humanitarian efforts throughout the world. Cathy has given more than 500 invited presentations in the US, Canada, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia and has published numerous articles, chapters, and more than 20 books, including Trauma and Expressive Arts Therapy: Brain, Body and Imagination in the Healing Process, Understanding Children’s Drawings, Handbook of Art Therapy, Creative Arts and Play Therapy for Attachment Problems, and Creative Interventions with Traumatized Children. She has received numerous awards for distinguished service, clinical contributions and lifetime achievements, including honors from the Kennedy Center and Very Special Arts in Washington, DC. A passionate advocate for the role of the arts in health, she is a contributing writer for Psychology Today Online with more than 5 million readers and a visual artist and occasional ukulele and hulusi musician.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Cathy Malchiodi is the founder, director and lead faculty member of the Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute. She is one of the founders and president of Art Therapy Without Borders. She is an author and receives royalties. Dr. Malchiodi receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Cathy Malchiodi is a member of the American Art Therapy Association.

 


Expressive Arts Therapy and Traumatic Stress: Innovative and Embodied Approaches in the Age of COVID-19

Amber Elizabeth Gray, PhD Related seminars and products: 3


Amber Elizabeth Gray, PhD, is a long-time human rights activist and pioneer in the use of Dance Movement Therapy with survivors of trauma, particularly torture, war and human rights abuses. She is an ADTA Outstanding Achievement Award recipient; a recent nominee for The Barbara Chester Human Rights award, and featured expert on torture treatment through Tulane University’s Institute of Traumatology. Amber’s expertise is represented in many published articles, chapters, keynote addresses, professional collaborations and presentations around the world. Amber has provided clinical training on the integration of refugee mental health and torture treatment with creative arts, mindfulness, and body-based therapies to more than 30 programs worldwide. She is the originator of Polyvagal-informed Dance/Movement and Soma-Movement Therapies, developed over 20+ years of immersion in The Polyvagal Theory, and Restorative Movement Psychotherapy, a resiliency-based framework and clinical approach for somatic, mindfulness and dance/movement therapies with refugees and survivors of torture war trauma.  


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Amber Elizabeth Lynn Gray is the founder and executive director of Kint Institute. She is program consultant and training coordinator at New Mexico Department of Health, Refugee Division.
Non-financial: Amber Elizabeth Lynn Gray is a member of the American Dance Therapy Association; Colorado Association for Play Therapy; and Colorado Sandplay Therapy Association.