Master of Arts in Art Therapy Spring Symposium

Friday, April 14, 10:00 p.m.Saturday, April 15, 12:00 a.m.
The LeRoy Nieman Center, 37 S. Wabash Ave.
United States

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4453. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Response/ability: A Critical Perspective on the Role of the Arts Therapies in the Treatment of Trauma
Nisha Sajnani, Ph.D.,RDT-BCT 

In this talk, Sajnani argues for the need to redefine arts therapies praxis to better contend with how oppression affects health and consider hopeful proposals for imaginative action in our clinics, classrooms, and communities.

Nisha Sajnani, Ph.D.,RDT-BCT is the Director of Global Interdisciplinary Studies, Coordinator of the Drama Therapy MA, and advisor in the Expressive Therapies PhD program at Lesley University. She is also on faculty with the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma where she lectures on the role of the arts in global mental health and with New York University where she teaches arts based research. 

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