Monday, February 02, 2015

The Edith Kramer workshops at the 2015 Spring Institute


Photo from Herschel Stroyman
Our workshops from the Summit got great reviews and are back on the road. We will be appearing at the Spring Institute, April 10 - 12, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Alexandria, VA.

Saturday April 11, 2015
9:30 am  -  5:15 pm
Art as Therapy, Art as Life: Hands-on Lessons from Edith Kramer


Lani Gerity, DA, ATR
Martha Haeseler, MA, ATR-BC
Susan Ainlay Anand, MA, ATR-BC, ATCS, LPAT

Pioneer art therapist Edith Kramer worked with various materials and art techniques to help people deepen their experiences with themselves, the art materials, others, and nature, all while making art. Some of these techniques originated with Florence Cane or Friedl Dicker-Brandeis, others with her teacher Johannes Itten. Some were Kramer’s own. This team of longtime art therapists, students of Edith Kramer, have spent their working lives using art to build strengths and resilience, much in the way that they were taught by Kramer in her workshops and her course “Art for Art Therapists.” Registrants will participate in Kramer’s collaborative and strength-based techniques for promoting well-being, strengths, and inner resources. Learn how art therapy can support emotional, psychological, and social well-being, as well as how it can optimize daily functioning in the lives of clients, patients, therapists, and communities.

Registration is available separately for both Saturday and Sunday Kramer-oriented sessions. Attend either or both.

Eligible for Credits: NBCC, ASWB, ATCB


Sunday, April 12, 2015
1:00 pm  -  4:00 pm
Living Lessons from Edith Kramer: Sculpting Possibility with Clay


Lani Gerity, DA, ATR
Martha Haeseler, MA, ATR-BC
Susan Ainlay Anand, MA, ATR-BC, ATCS, LPAT



This team of art therapists, students of art therapy pioneer Edith Kramer, have spent their working lives using art to build strengths and resilience, much in the way that they were taught by Kramer in her workshops and her course “Art for Art Therapists.” Kramer worked with various materials and art techniques to help people deepen their experiences with themselves, the art materials, others, and nature, all while making art. She developed a rich repertoire of ideas about working with clay while working with blind children in New York City. In this half-day workshop, participants will have the opportunity to explore these collaborative and strength-based techniques that will help them integrate Kramer’s core concepts through working with clay, including: how clay work can support emotional, psychological, and social well-being; how clay work can optimize daily functioning in the lives of clients, patients, therapists, and communities. Through these experiences, which focus on clay in the art room, participants will learn a broad range of clay-based interventions that enhance strengths and independence.


Eligible for Credits: NBCC, ASWB, ATCB

 
Edith Kramer Self Portrait

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