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A Sensorimotor Approach to Healing Using the “Clay Field”

Sunday, November 4th, 2018 12:30-3:00 PM
Greenwich House
27 Barrow Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10014

The presenters will introduce and demonstrate Work at the Clay Field, in which a person engages with a flat field of clay held in a shallow wooden box. What emerges as they follow the impulses of their hands is a sensorimotor experience that facilitates the meeting of developmental needs and the release of the effects of trauma held in the body. It can be used with all age groups, from toddlers to the elderly.  Work at the Clay Field is little known outside of Germany and Australia. It was developed in Germany in 1972 by Heinz Deuser and has only recently been available to non-German speakers, primarily through the trainings offered in Australia by Deuser’s long-time student Cornelia Elbrecht, whose book Trauma Healing at the Clay Field was published in 2013. International trainings in English became available only in 2016.

Michelle Rhodes LCSW-R, ATR-BC, NCPsyA

Michelle’s love affair with clay began at the age of 5, when she attended the Queen Street Settlement in Philadelphia. It continued through high school, college, and beyond, including apprenticeships to potters in Japan. She has taught ceramics at Hofstra University and Wagner College.

As a therapist Michelle has experience working with all ages in psychiatric hospitals, clinics, residential settings, and private practice, and has a special interest in the use of clay, sandplay, and other non-verbal approaches to trauma treatment. A Board Certified Art Therapist, NY State Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Nationally Certified Psychoanalyst, Michelle maintains a private practice at her Deep Clay Expressive Therapy Center in Gardiner, NY. She is currently completing her professional training in Work at the Clay Field.

Elaine Oswald LCAT, ATR-BC, CCEP

Elaine is a NY State Licensed Creative Arts Therapist with 18 years experience working with individuals, families, and groups. She is board certified by the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB) and received her Master’s in Art Therapy from Pratt Institute. Elaine is also a somatic psychotherapist and Certified Core Energetics Practitioner.  Her professional experience includes 10 years working with children and families at a NYC agency, with a focus on trauma and resiliency. Elaine has also worked with youth in foster care, and adults in substance abuse recovery. She specializes in working with siblings of people with special needs, and with Highly Sensitive People. In addition to her private practice, she leads art therapy groups for autistic children and adolescents at a NYC school.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe physical and technical elements of Work at the Clay Field.
  2. Identify the process of Work at the Clay Field with Children and Adults to heal trauma.
  3. Explain three sensorimotor aspects of Work at the Clay Field.

There will be 2 CE’s offered for LP’s, LMSW’s, LCSW’s and LCAT’s; proof of attendance for all others.  It is the responsibility of the participant seeking CE credits to comply with requirements.  Upon completion a certificate of attendance will be emailed to all participants.

This event is free for IEA students & members.  $100 for non-IEA members.

Cancellation Policy: Please be advised that no refunds are offered after registration is complete.

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Expressive Therapies Summit in NYC

October 11 – 14, 2018
New York City

IEA Members Presenting at the Expressive Therapies Summit in NYC:

Bob Wolf will be presenting:
Expressive/Analytic Group Supervision for Creative Art Therapists, Sunday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Kristin Long will be presenting:
Helping LGBTQ Youth Create Coherent Self-Narratives, Sunday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Creative Arts Therapies and the LGBTQ Community, Sunday, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Marianne Joiner-Hughes will be presenting:
Tolerating the Intolerable: Helping Clients to Manage Difficult Symptoms, Relationships & Situations, Saturday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm


Creative Seminar Series
“Intimations on Sigmund Freud’s Appreciation of the Arts” Part 1

FORT/DA — An artful presentation by Jane McAdam Freud
Saturday, June 23rd 2018 * 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Tibet House 22 West 15th Street, New York, NY 10011

Event Description
Jane McAdam Freud will be giving a paper called Freud’s Medals, which focuses on her great-grandfather Sigmund Freud’s antiquities. Also, her film Dead or Alive will be presented and discussed, which shows Freud’s antiquities merging with his great granddaughter’s sculptures. Accompanying the film and/or beyond, there will be workshop where participants will be invited to create a work of their own which can be taken home and hung up for enjoyment.

Learning Objectives
After attending the presentation, participants will be able to:
Describe and name some of Sigmund Freud’s collected antiquities.
Understand the place of these transitional objects for Freud.
Discuss the psychological implications of being in Freud’s ancestral home for an extended period.

Jane McAdam Freud is the daughter of Lucian Freud and Katherine McAdam. Her multi-disciplinary practice includes sculpture, drawing, print and digital media. Jane has written several papers and speaks at conferences about her work and manifesto. www.janemcadamfreud.com.

4 CE contact hours for LPs, LMSWs and LCSWs for $80 will be granted to participants with documented attendance and completed evaluation form. It is the responsibility of the participant seeking CE credits to comply with these requirements. Upon completion a certificate of attendance will be emailed to all participants. Open to IEA students and members at no cost; and to non-IEA members for a fee of $80 for 4 CEs. $20 for students of other institutes with valid ID. ID must be emailed in advance of registration. There is not a charge for those who are not seeking CE contact hours. Cancellation Policy: There will not be a refund after registration.

Light Refreshments will be served. Advanced reservation is required. Visit our website to reserve your space online, or email events@ieanyc.org.

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About IEA
Institute for Expressive Analysis 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 psychoanalysts. #P-0028.

Institute for Expressive Analysis is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0453.


IEA Creative Seminar
More Than Words: Collaborating with Adjunctive Treatment Modalities

Sunday, April 29, 2018 * 12:30-3:00PM
Greenwich House
27 Barrow Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10014

In some cases, the requirement for verbal expression may limit accessing and/or processing important preverbal or traumatic material. This can lead to impasse and even potentially failed treatment. IEA encourages candidates to draw from their creative arts training in clinical work. However, sometimes what may be helpful is the addition of a modality that is practiced by another clinician. Finding the right adjunctive treatment and clinician can be critical to success.

This panel of two pairs will discuss their experience of collaborating in adjunctive treatments that successfully moved the work forward. In addition to discussing how the cases evolved, they will share their experiences of working in collaboration with another clinician.

Panel Presenters are:

Patricia Tidwell, PhD, LCSW
Faculty and supervisor IEA, PPSC; Faculty ICP, EMDRIA certified EMDR therapist

Scott Palyo, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, New York Medical College

Heather Ferguson, LCSW
Faculty and supervisor IEA, IPSS, and Trauma Consultant, MIP

Kristin Long, LCAT, LP
Faculty and supervisor, IEA

Institute for Expressive Analysis 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 psychoanalysts. #P-0028.

Institute for Expressive Analysis is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0453.

For more information contact events@ieanyc.org

The travel directions for Greenwich House located at 27 Barrow Street is close to 7th Avenue, one block south from the Christopher Street Station on the #1 train. In addition to, any train into the West 4th Street Station which you can walk to Greenwich house New York, New York 10014.

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Annual Open House

Sunday, April 15, 2018
1:00–3:00PM
Greenwich House
27 Barrow Street 4th Floor, New York, NY 10014
*Handicap Accessible Facility

Hide and Seek: Therapist at Play

A brief vignette from a young boy’s treatment will serve as a springboard for thought and dialogue about creativity and development. The story, “A Journey through Chaos to the Land of the Real” evolved in the playground of the treatment hour. Children use play and art to think, to show and tell how they experience life, and to expand and stretch their capacity for being. The playground existing in the mind of the therapist and the child becomes the soil for growth, a place for practicing, working out conflict, for pretending, and for trying on identities and acting them out. As clinicians we often find ourselves lost in the chaos of our work, the latest and greatest treatment method, and the ups and downs of our personal lives. In order to live in the challenging “Land of the Real” we too need playgrounds to refresh our thinking and unwind. Who we play with and where we play nurtures our capacity for creative thought. IEA and the people it attracts, starting with its founding father, Art Robbins, offers a unique playground for exploration with minds from many creative disciplines, some of whom you will have a chance to meet at the Open House. Bonnie will speak of her personal history and how IEA was instrumental in shaping her experience as a student, clinician, teacher, and therapist.

Learning Objectives:

After attending the presentation, participants will be able to

  • Identify 2 or more approaches in psychoanalytical oriented child therapy using play and art to contain and process anxiety.
  • Explain underlying psychological issues, omnipotent thinking in particular as it is expressed in child’s play and art and it’s relevance to treatment with adults.
  • Identify developmental and symbolic elements in a child’s treatment.

Faculty Speaker: Bonne Y. Allie, MOS, LCAT, LP, NCPsyA
Bonnie is a Creative Arts Therapist, psychoanalytic psychotherapist, and child therapist in private practice in New York City and in New Rochelle. She has been working with children, adolescents, adults, and couples for over 30 years. She works collaboratively with parents and caregivers as well as with teachers and other professionals. For most of her personal and professional life she has been involved with children and adults on the autistic spectrum. She is a painter and is writing autobiographical fiction based on childhood memories and play. Faculty and supervisor at IEA and NYIPT.

Student Speak: Alethea Vasilas, BA, MA
Alethea incorporates her background in dance, cultural anthropology, and organic farming into her exploration of new relational possibilities that come about during therapeutic process. She holds a BA in Africana Studies from Brown University, an MA in Socio-Cultural Anthropology from Columbia University, and is the Executive Director of Orkestai Farm, an Art Farm for people of All Abilities, including people with Autism. She is currently training as a psychoanalyst at the Institute for Expressive Analysis. Alethea’s talk is titled: Entering Psychoanalysis through the Barn Door: How I came from the Field (both anthropological and agricultural) to train as a Psychoanalyst at IEA.

There will be 1 free CE offered for LP’s and a proof attendance for all others.

  1. A Certificate of Completion will be provided by email.
  2. To receive a certificate of attendance you must attend the full event and submit a signed evaluation at the end.
  3. Please remember to sign-in & clearly print your email address.

Institute for Expressive Analysis 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 psychoanalysts. #P-0028.

Institute for Expressive Analysis is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0453.

For more information contact events@ieanyc.org

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Creative Seminar Meeting
Uses of Photography in Psychoanalytic Treatment

Presenter: Dr. Robert Irwin Wolf, LP, LCAT, ATR-BC
Saturday March 31, 2018 1:00-3:00 pm
Greenwich House, 27 Barrow Street 4th floor, New York, New York 10014
Handicap accessible Facility

After a brief introduction to the therapeutic uses of photography and photo processing within individual and group treatment formats, participants will be led through experiential exercises to explore their own photographic images. They will learn how to uncover unconscious material in photographs that can lead to therapeutic uses in clinical situations. The use of digital photographic technology will also be demonstrated as it pertains to the processing of photographic images with populations of varied ages and abilities. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring along copies of original photographs of themselves, family, friends, and places that can be cut up and used in the experiential process. No special skills or experience with photography are required.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe 2 or more types of approaches to working with photographs that can promote uncovering of unconscious material in clinical settings.
  • Identify 2 therapeutic techniques involving photography that can be used in psychoanalytic treatment.
  • Explain 1 or more benefits of using therapeutic photography as compared to strictly verbal communication within clinical treatment.

Bio:
Dr. Robert Irwin Wolf, LP, LCAT, ATR-BC is a licensed psychoanalyst and creative art therapist, President of The Institute for Expressive Analysis and Professor of Graduate Art Therapy at the College of New Rochelle where he has pioneered the field of ‘Phototherapy’ and developed a sequences of graduate courses on the therapeutic uses of photography. He has widely presented and published material on this work since the mid-1970’s when, as the Clinical Director of the Henry Street School, he began to research the use of photography with adolescent clients through grants from the Polaroid Foundation. He is also in private practice in Manhattan.

There will be 2 CE’s offered for LP’s and LCATs and Social Workers, proof of attendance for all others.

  1. Advanced registration is required for all CE’s.
  2. A Certificate of Completion will be provided by email.
  3. To receive a certificate of attendance you must attend the full event and submit a signed evaluation at the end.
  4. Please remember to sign-in & clearly print your email address.

Cost:
This event is free for IEA students & members and NYATA members; $40 for 2 CEs for non-IEA members.

Cancellation Policy:
Please be advised that no refunds are offered after registration is complete.

Institute for Expressive Analysis 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 psychoanalysts. #P-0028.

Institute for Expressive Analysis is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0453.

For more information contact events@ieanyc.org

The travel directions for Greenwich House located at 27 Barrow Street is close to 7th Avenue, one block south from the Christopher Street Station on the #1 train. In addition to, any train into the West 4th Street Station which you can walk to Greenwich house New York, New York 10014.

Advanced reservation is required

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