Presentations & Workshops

 

08/06/2016 “Caring for Ourselves in Pairs”

YWCA Greater Austin, Austin, TX

 

07/30/2016 “Attuning to the Implicit Aspects of Humor in Client Visual Images & Verbal Associations”

ABCs for Therapists, PLLC: Illuminating the Art of Therapy, Austin, TX

 

07/08/2016 “Creativity as an Agent of Neural Integration: The Expressive Therapies Continuum”

47th Annual Conference of the American Art Therapy Association, Baltimore, MD

 

05/29/2016 “Brainwaves as a Target for Artmaking in Therapy”

ABCs for Therapists, PLLC: Illuminating the Art of Therapy, Austin, TX

 

04/30/2016 “An Art Based Protocol for Treating Trauma’s Ghosts”

ABCs for Therapists, PLLC: Illuminating the Art of Therapy, Austin, TX

 

10/03/2015 “An Image-based Protocol for Addressing Compassion Fatigue in Healers:”

YWCA Greater Austin, Austin, TX

 

09/18/2015 “The Expressive Therapies Continuum – Integration and Application for Helping Professionals”

Art Therapy Center, Norman, OK

 

08/30/2015 “Therapist-Artists, Creativity, & Integration via the Expressive Therapies Continuum”

ABCs for Therapists, PLLC: Illuminating the Art of Therapy, Austin, TX

 

08/14/2015 “Using Images to Intervene Against Compassion Fatigue in Play Therapy”

Hill Country Chapter of the Texas Association for Play Therapy, Austin, TX

 

05/31/2015 “Art, Attachment, Integration, & the Therapist”

ABCs for Therapists, PLLC: Illuminating the Art of Therapy, Austin, TX

 

04/25/2015 “An Image-based Protocol for Addressing Compassion Fatigue in Healers”

YWCA Greater Austin, Austin, TX

 

03/29/2015 “Art as an Agent of Change in the Differentiated Treatment of Anxiety”

ABCs for Therapists, PLLC: Illuminating the Art of Therapy, Austin, TX  

 

03/14/2015 Plenary Presentation “Going Beyond the Basics: The Expressive Therapies Continuum as an Integrative, Brain-based Model for Assessment and Treatment in Art Therapy”

Emporia State University’s 41st annual Art Therapy Discovery Day, Emporia, KS

 

11/30/2014 "The Expressive Therapies Continuum as a Framework for Self-care"

ABCs for Therapists, PLLC: Illuminating the Art of Therapy, Austin, TX

 

08/31/2014 "Attuning to Image in Therapy"

ABCs for Therapists, PLLC: Illuminating the Art of Therapy, Austin, TX

 

07/11/2014 "Parallels in Neuroscience: The Expressive Therapies Continuum and Brain-based Treatment"

The 45th Annual Conference of the American Art Therapy Association, San Antonio, TX

 

06/13/2014 "A Guided Art Experience for Addressing Compassion Fatigue in Play Therapy"

Hill Country Chapter of the Texas Association for Play Therapy, Austin, TX

 

04/05/2014 “Rejuvenating the Emotional World of the Healer”

YWCA Greater Austin, Austin, TX

 

03/30/2014 “Art Media as Medicine II”

ABCs for Therapists, PLLC: Illuminating the Art of Therapy, Austin, TX

 

12/29/2013 "Art Media as Medicine"

ABCs for Therapists, PLLC: Illuminating the Art of Therapy, Austin, TX

 

09/29/2013 "The Use of Mandalas in Brain Based Treatment"

ABCs for Therapists, PLLC: Illuminating the Art of Therapy, Austin, TX

 

07/12/2013 “Translating Theory into Art Techniques in Play Therapy: A Crash Course”

Hill Country Chapter of the Texas Association for Play Therapy, Austin, TX

 

06/30/2013 "Using Art in the Treatment of People with Autism Spectrum Disorder"

ABCs for Therapists, PLLC: Illuminating the Art of Therapy, Austin, TX

 

05/03/2013 "Translating Theory into Therapeutic Art Techniques: An Experiential Overview for Non-Art Therapists"

YWCA Greater Austin, Austin, TX

 

04/27/2013 “The Art of Moving Forward: Using Art and Movement to Survive and Thrive After a Suicide” co-presented with Laurel Crawford, MS in Dance Movement Therapy

American Association of Suicidology & American Foundation for Suicide Prevention 25th Healing After Suicide Conference, Austin, TX

 

04/06/2013 "Art Therapy as a Related Service for Students with an Emotional Disturbance"

Council for Exceptional Children 2013 Convention & Expo, San Antonio, TX

 

03/31/2013 "Resurrecting the Emotional World of the Healer"

ABCs for Therapists, PLLC: Illuminating the Art of Therapy, Austin, TX

 

03/01/2013 “Translating Theory into Therapeutic Art Techniques: A Crash Course for Non-Art Therapists”

Chi Sigma Iota-Sigma Tau Sigma’s Kaleidoscope of Counseling 6th Annual Professional Growth Conference, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

 

11/30/2012 “Using Creativity to Encourage Parenting Skills”

ABCs for Therapists, PLLC: Illuminating the Art of Therapy, Austin, TX

 

11/02/2012 “Ethical Standards and Best Practices for Using Art in Therapy: Protecting Clients and Clinicians”

Capital of Texas Counseling Association, Austin, TX

 

08/31/2012 “Processing Professional and Personal Issues through Artmaking”

ABCs for Therapists, PLLC: Illuminating the Art of Therapy, Austin, TX

 

06/22/2012 “Ethics, Best Practices, and the Brain: The Use of Artmaking in Play Therapy”

University of Texas at AustinSchool of Social Work Inaugural Play Therapy Conference, Austin, TX

 

03/30/2012 “Helping Adolescents Develop Awareness of Family Roles and Dynamics through Image Manipulation”

ABCs for Therapists, PLLC: Illuminating the Art of Therapy, Austin, TX

 

02/03/2012 “Mindfulness: Enhancing Clinical Practice through Reflective Artmaking”

Chi Sigma Iota-Sigma Tau Sigma’s Kaleidoscope of Counseling 5th Annual Professional Growth Conference, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

 

12/29/2011 “Thankfulness”

ABCs for Therapists, PLLC: Illuminating the Art of Therapy, Austin, TX

 

10/02/2011 “Ethical Standards and Best Practices: The Use of Artmaking in Brain-based Counseling”

Capital of Texas Counseling Association, Austin, TX

 

09/10/2011 “Using Art-based Experientials to Cultivate Mindfulness and Develop Empathic Attunement”

YWCA Greater Austin, Austin, TX

 

08/12/2011 “Ethical Standards and Best Practices for Artmaking in Play Therapy”

Hill Country Chapter of the Texas Association for Play Therapy, Austin, TX

 

08/05/2011 “Ethical Standards and Best Practices for the Use of Artmaking in Brain-based Treatment”

Capital Area Counseling, Austin, TX

 

08/05/2011 “Ethics: The Use of Artmaking in Brain-based Treatment”

YWCA Greater Austin, Austin, TX

 

07/08/2011 “Ethics: The Use of Art in Therapy”

North Tarrant Mental Health Professionals, Grapevine, TX

 

04/01/2011 “Art, the Brain, and the Child in Therapy”

Chi Sigma Iota-Sigma Tau Sigma’s Kaleidoscope of Counseling 4th Annual Professional Growth Conference, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

 

01/29/2011 “Saccharinity”

ABCs for Therapists, PLLC: Illuminating the Art of Therapy, Austin, TX

 

11/04/2010 “Awakening Awareness: Integrating Vertical and Horizontal Processing via the Expressive Therapies Continuum”

The 41st Annual Conference of the American Art Therapy Association, Sacramento, CA

 

10/01/2010 “Art, the Brain, and the Child: Creativity as a Means of Promoting Development and Communication”

The 46th Annual Conference of the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children, Austin, TX

 

09/11/2010 “Ethics: The Use of Art in Therapy”

The South Texas Art Therapy Association 2010 Symposium, San Antonio, TX

 

02/20/2010 “Art Therapy 101: What Is It, and How Does It Work?”

Mu Tau Omega’s Music Therapy Awareness Weekend, SamHoustonStateUniversity, Huntsville, TX

 

02/05/2010 “Ethics: The Therapeutic Use of Art in Counseling”

Chi Sigma Iota-Sigma Tau Sigma’s Kaleidoscope of Counseling 3rd Annual Professional Growth Conference, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

 

11/21/2009 “Everything Old is New Again: Freud, the Brain, and Art Therapy”

The 40th Annual Conference of the American Art Therapy Association, Dallas, TX

 

10/10/2009 “The Therapeutic Use of Art in Counseling”

Texas Association of School Psychologists 17th Annual Professional Development Conference, Houston, TX

 

03/28/2009 “’What a Beautiful Drawing!’: The DOs and DON’Ts of Using Art to Improve Children’s Behavior”

HaysConsolidatedIndependentSchool District’s Behavior Fair, Buda, TX

 

02/06/2009 “Art Therapy vs. the Use of Art in Counseling: What’s the Difference?”

Chi Sigma Iota-Sigma Tau Sigma’s Kaleidoscope of Counseling 2nd Annual Professional Growth Conference, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

 

11/22/2008 “Drawing on the Correct Side of the Brain” co-presented with Christianne Strang, PhD, ATR-BC

The 39th Annual Conference of the American Art Therapy Association, Cleveland, OH

 

11/17/2007 “Drawing on the Correct Side of the Brain” co-presented with Christianne Strang, PhD, ATR-BC

The 38th Annual Conference of the American Art Therapy Association, Albuquerque, NM

 

02/28/2007 “Using Art Interventions with Child and Adolescent Clients”

Child and Adolescent Development Class in the Master of Arts in Counseling Program, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

 

11/08/2006 “Introduction to the Profession of Art Therapy”

Child and Adolescent Development Class in the Master of Arts in Counseling Program, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

 

04/12/2006 “Using Art Interventions with Child and Adolescent Clients”

Child and Adolescent Development Class in the Master of Arts in Counseling Program, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

 

03/28/2006 “Introduction to the Profession of Art Therapy” co-presented with Julia Deal, MA

Art Department, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

 

02/09/2004 “Introduction to Art Therapy and Processing”

Austin State Hospital, Austin, TX