90 Minute Workshop

Strategic Integration of Art Therapy for the Successful Treatment of Complex Trauma

Monday, March 26
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Kimball

This workshop will demonstrate how to integrate creative arts therapy into the three phases identified by ISSTD, (International Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation), for the treatment of complex trauma and dissociation.  Adult and adolescent and cases and art will be discussed with focus on  building resources, attachment repair, ego state exploration, and trauma resolution.  Application of art therapy will highlight the special qualities of creative exploration for enhancing confidence and a feeling of control, the use of an art object as a container for positive and negative affect, developing mentalization, (as defined by Peter Fongay, Phd , 2006*), and for externalizing distress.  Specific scripts will be provided to help guide therapist’s success.

*Fonagy, P, (2006). The Mentalization-Focused Approach to Self Pathology.  Journal of Personality Disorders, 544-576

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Elizabeth Davis

Director of the Trauma Institute and Child Trauma Institute in Buffalo NY
Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute
Amherst, New York

Elizabeth Davis MFA, MS, ATR-BC, LCAT is a board certified, state licensed art therapist with 20 years’ experience working in the field of creative arts therapy and trauma. Elizabeth has conducted workshops and presentations that offer practical and creative approaches to engaging and treating clients who present with complex trauma. Her approach integrates the modalities of Art Therapy, EMDR therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, mindfulness and play therapy.
Elizabeth serves as Director of the Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute Satellite in the Buffalo New York. TI&CTI’s parent location is in Northampton Massachusetts, under the founder and executive directorship of Ricky Greenwald, PsyD, a researcher in the field of EMDR and Progressive Counting trauma treatments. In her capacity as Director, Elizabeth is in involved with training and consultation, outcome studies, and conducts intensive trauma therapy. Elizabeth is EMDR certified and a consultant/trainer through EMDRIA, a certified consultant through the Trauma Learning Center, level one Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, with extensive training in play therapy.

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