Friday, November 13, 2009

Next week, celebrate AATA's 40th with me in Dallas!



Made this artwork recently as I'm learning to Zentangle, a doodleing process which is very relaxing. This is Zentagleing on top of liquid watercolor. I learned about liquid watercolors as the New Orleans American Art Therapy Association Conference. This year, the conference is in Dallas and is going to be amazing. Rebecca Wilkinson, MA, ATR-BC and I were selected to present on Innovations in Happiness: Positive Psychology and Art Therapy; teaching about what makes people happier, who is happy, why be happy, what is happiness anyhow and how do creative endeavors contribute to happiness. This one day advance pratice course will explore the connection between Positive Psychology and Art Therapy and outline strategies for incorporating the principles of Positive Psychology into our practice to promote happiness in ourselves and our clients.

We were so excited to have our paper, Positive Art Therapy: Envisioning the intersection of Art Therapy and Positive Psychology, published recently in the Australia and New Zealand Journal of Art Therapy, 4 (1) 27-35. Pop me a note if you'd like a copy!

It makes me happy just thinking about it! See you in Dallas!

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