Selected University and Keynote Presentations
“Studio-based Methods for Contemplative Exploration” (18 hour workshop) Prescott College, Prescott, AZ, July, 2019.
"Work as Worship in 3 Acts: Arrival, The Contemplative Clinician, and Service as a Spiritual Practice"
“The Way of Clay: Lessons of Imaginal Intelligence for Expressive Therapists”
International Society of Arts Psychotherapy ISAP
Seoul, South Korea, March, 2018
“Affect Regulation, Empathy and Art: Visual Empathic Interventions For Clinical Practice”
Seoul Women’s College, Seoul, South Korea, March, 2018.
“Art as Contemplative Practice: Expressive Pathways to the Self”
Departments of Art Therapy and Religious Studies
Loyola Maymount, Los Angeles, October, 2017
"Work as Worship in 3 Acts: Arrival, The Contemplative Clinician, and Service as a Spiritual Practice" "The Darshan of the Imagination: Adoring the Collaborative Emergent Through Clay"
Marywood University, Scranton, Pennsylvania, March, 2015.
“The Practitioner Researcher: Locating the Contemplative -Transpersonal View of Art Therapy” “Discovering Imaginal Mindfulness Through The Full Democracy of I/Thou Collaborations With Clay” Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, February, 2015.
“The Full Democracy of Imaginal Spaces: Flattening Hierarchy - Finding Ordinary Sanity in Community-Based Art Studios”
Miami of Ohio, November, 2014.
"Work as Worship: Art Therapy, Meditation, and Karma Yoga"
"The Darshan of the Imagination: Adoring the Collaborative Emergent Through Clay"
Loyola Marymount University, October, 2014.
“Intentional Embodiment: Holding Self Through Clay, Silence, and the Studio Sanctuary”
Prescott College, Prescott, Arizona, July 2014.
“Expression, Imagination, and Creativity: An Introduction to the Field of Art Therapy” Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia, August 2013
"Artistic Practices for Self-Supervision: Contemplative and Empathic Methods for Compassionate Insight" Antioch University, Seattle, Washington, June 2013
“Yoga, Meditation, and Art Therapy: Personal, Clinical, and Educational Considerations for Mindful Practice” Nazareth College, Rochester, New York, March, 2012.
“Self Supervision, The Other, and the Development of Compassion Through Empathic Art Responses” The Centre on Behavioral Health: University of Hong Kong, December, 2011.
“Affect Regulation, Attachment Theory, and the 3rd Hand: Formulating Mindful Empathic Art Interventions” Keynote address Buckeye Art Therapy Association, Columbus, OH, September, 2010.
“An Applied Transpersonal and Contemplative View of Art Therapy” Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL, October, 2009.
“Teaching to Connect the Heart and Mind” Georgetown University, Washington DC, December, 2008.
“Art Based Empathic Methods for Cultivating We-Centric Space” Keynote Address, Illinois Art Therapy Association. Chicago, IL, January, 2008.
“An Introduction to Transpersonal Psychology and Transpersonal Art Therapy” Mount Mary University, Milwaukee, WI, February, 2007.
“From Virtual Space To Heart Space: Celebrating The Pilgrimage Of The Arts” Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, March 2001.
“Becoming A Student Of Oneself: Transpersonal Applications Of Art Therapy” Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, WI, August 2000.
“From Virtual Space To Heart Space: Celebrating The Pilgrimage Of The Arts” Keynote Address Northern California Art Therapy Association, Assilomar, CA, June 2000.
“From Virtual Space To Heart Space: Celebrating The Pilgrimage Of The Arts” Keynote Address Northern Michigan Art Therapy Association, TraverseCity, MI, April 2000.
“To Form Is To Transform: Art As An Alchemical Process” World Wisdom Lecture, Naropa University, Boulder, CO, February 2000.
“Art Practice, Psychotherapy Practice, Meditation Practice: Sitting on the Dove’s Tail” Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL, October 1999.
“The Self Esteem Equation: Engaging The Antidotes of The Arts And Contemplative Practice” Keynote address for the Center for Creativity. Sponsored by The Center for Creativity, The Arts and Therapy and Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, MI, April, 1999.
"An Introduction to Art Therapy: A Hands on Profession" Fort Collins Community College, Ft. Collins, CO, May 1998.
"Art and Self: Witnessing the Union" Graduate art therapy program, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, November 1997.
"Becoming a Student of Oneself: Activating the Internal Witness as a Guide in Super-Vision" The graduate program in art therapy, The Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO, June 1997.
"AIDS Iconography and Cultural Sublimation" Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, June 1996.
"Becoming a Student of Oneself: Activating The Internal Witness As A Guide In Super-Vision" Keynote address for the graduate program in art therapy, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL, April l995.
"The Problem of Interpretation: Implications and Strategies for the Field of Art Therapy" The George Washington University, Washington, DC, February l993.
"AIDS Iconography and Cultural Sublimation: Visual and Artistic Responses to the AIDS Crisis" and "The Aesthetic Attitude and Empathy, a Point of Convergence" Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, March l992.
"Clinical and Theoretical Applications of Art Therapy" Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, February l992.
"Case Vignettes: Theory and Practical Aspects of Art Therapy" The University of Findlay, Findlay, OH, February l992.
"Clinical Perspectives on the Theory and Practice of Art Therapy" University of Montana, May l99l.
"The Therapeutic Qualities of Art: Implications for the Field of Art Therapy" Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL, April l99l.
“A Introduction to Art Therapy” Goshen College and Oaklawn Psychiatric Hospital, Goshen, IN, February l989.
"The Clinical Applications of Art Therapy" Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, February l989.
"Art Therapy & Art Education: Issues of Concern" University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, August l988.
"The Gray Areas Between Art Therapy and Art Education" Art Therapy Symposium, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, July l986.
"Art Therapy Practice and Theoretical Perspectives" University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse, WI, April 1986.
"Art Therapy: History, Theory, and Practice" University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, January l986.
"Children and Art Therapy" St. Mary's College, Winona, MN, May l985.
"Art Therapy Practice and Theoretical Perspectives" University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, WI, March l985.
"Art Therapy: History, Theory and Practice" Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL, February l984.
"Art Therapy: An Overview of the Profession" University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, November 1982.