CREATIVITY & THE ARTS IN HEALING
For Therapists, Educators, Arts Professionals & Others
EXPRESSIVE THERAPIES SUMMIT HEADS WEST
For seven years, the Expressive Therapies Summit has brought extraordinary experiential continuing education to New York City. Featuring all the arts and play therapies in a single event, over 900 professionals, students, artists, and interested others from over a dozen countries have gathered annually for this uniquely multimodal and multidisciplinary opportunity. Now, in collaboration with UCLArts & Healing, we've added a west coast Summit to our annual calendar.
Over 125 Faculty and Sessions
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Choose Any One or Combination of Days!
Over 24 Continuing Education Hours Available
NBCC, APA, ASWB . . . and others
APT Credits Provided by Starbright Training Institute Co-sponsor
2017 Inaugural Program in Los Angeles
Plenary Presentations Include
Trends in Creativity — Jan Phillips and Ruth Westreich will explore our role as cultural creators and storytellers of consequence given advances in understanding of consciousness and brain plasticity.
Liquid Flow — Led by Aleta Hayes, we'll experience the joy of fluid, juicy movement and playful dancing through a combination of improvisation, yoga, and Tai Chi.
The Science of Forgiveness — Fred Luskin, Director of the Stanford Forgiveness Project, investigates the effectiveness of forgiveness on physical and emotional well-being.
Can Pursuit of Meaning Keep Us Healthy? – Steve Cole will discuss his cutting-edge research on gene expression and the biology of positive emotions, followed by a discussion with drama therapist John Bergman.
All the Creative Arts & Play Therapy in One Event!
Topics, Themes, Approaches
Multiculturalism • Autism & Special Needs • Phototherapy • Drum Circles • Yoga and Meditation • Eating Disorders & Body Image • Social Justice • Sand Therapy • Mindfulness • Stress & Anxiety • Ethics & Private Practice • Soul Collage • Vocal Psychotherapy • Community Arts • Doll Making • Clay Work • End of Life • Older Adults • De-Roling • Ethnodrama • Sound Healing • Children & Adolescents • Trauma-focused Treatment • Masks • Bookmaking • Neurorehabilitation • Medical Clowning • Touch Drawing • Cancer • Tape Sculpture • Digital Media • Assessment through Art • Military Populations • Authentic Movement • Mandalas • Resilience & Wellness • Sensory Challenges • Addiction • Cyberbullying • Professional Issues . . . and more!
Evening Self-Care Sessions to Rejuvenate, Relax & Rest
Yoga Nidra • Humor through Improvisation • Self-Reiki • Gong Bath • Mindful Movement • Zumba à la Dance/Movement Therapy • Mindful Meditation & Music Immersion • Stressbusting through Writing
SATURDAY EVENING ECSTATIC DRUM CIRCLE
Celebrating the life of Remo Belli, percussion innovator and pioneer in drumming for health.
Quotes from Summit Evaluations
"I came here wanting to learn and yearning to be inspired, and that’s exactly what I got."
"The Summit was amazing and life-changing for me.
A great balance of information and experientials."
"I feel refueled, and can't wait to apply some of the ideas that were shared.
Reminds me why I chose to be a creative arts therapist."
"As a graduate student, I could participate in workshops led by top professionals
in all of the expressive arts. I am excited and proud to be joining this field."
"The BEST (and best organized) conference I've ever been to.
Varied in its offerings and responsible with its content...it fulfilled its promises."
"So much dynamic energy and passion gathered in one place!"
"I learned valuable information that will enhance my 30 years of practice.
The afterglow remains, as I continue to feel the positive effects of being there."
"ETS is an exciting, jam-packed meet-up of our extended professional family.
I want to come back every year!"