Selected Refereed Presentations

“Contemplative Approaches to Art-Therapy: Incorporating Hindu-Yoga-Tantra and Buddhist-Wisdom Traditions in Clinical/Studio-Practice”
American Art Therapy Association National Conference, Baltimore, MD, July, 2016.   

“The Full Democracy of Imaginal-Spaces: Flattening Hierarchy - Finding Ordinary Sanity in Community-Based Art-Studios” (2015). Annual American Art Therapy Association National Conference, Minneapolis, MN, July, 2015.

“Perennial Art Therapy: Locating the Contemplative-Transpersonal View” (2014). Annual American Art Therapy Association National Conference, San Antonia, TX. 

“Response Art: Deepening the Discourse” (2014). Annual American Art Therapy Association National Conference, co-presented with Barbara Fish, San Antonio, TX. 

“Mindful - Empathic Art Practices: A Contemplative and Relational Neurobiology Framework” (2014). Annual American Art Therapy Association National Conference, co-presented with Noah Hass-Cohen, San Antonio, TX. 

“Art Therapy, Yoga, and Mindfulness: Contemplative Approaches to Practice- Year, 2” (2013). Annual American Art Therapy Association National Conference, co-presented with Ellen Horovitz and Patricia Isis, Seattle, WA.

“Mindfulness and Art Therapy: Application, Benefits, Challenges, Cautions” (2013). Annual American Art Therapy Association National Conference, co-presented with Ellen Horovitz and Patricia Isis, Seattle, WA.

“Mirror Neurons and the 3rd Hand: Formulating Empathic Art Interventions” (2012). Expressive Therapies Summit, New York City, NY. 

“Contemplation and Clay for Self-Supervision and Compassionate Therapy” (2012). Expressive Therapies Summit, New York City, NY. 

“Masters Supervision Group: Mindfulness and Other Mediation Approaches to Art Therapy” (2012). Annual Art Therapy Association National Conference, Savannah, GA. 

“6 Years to Make a Pot: Challenges of Art-Based Contemplative Inquiry” (2012). Annual Art Therapy Association National Conference, Savannah, GA. 

“Art Therapy, Yoga, and Mindfulness: Contemplative Approaches to Practice” (2012). Annual Art Therapy Association National Conference, Savannah, GA. 

“Masters Supervision group: Mindfulness and Other Meditation Approaches To Art Therapy” (2011). Annual Art Therapy Association National Conference, Washington, DC.

“Art Therapy, Yoga, and Tantra: Are There Connections” (2010). Annual Art Therapy Association National Conference, Sacramento, CA.

“Inspiring Empowerment with Art Exhibition and Art Therapy: An Art Committee Presentation” (2009). Annual Art Therapy Association National Conference, Dallas, TX. Co-presented with Geoffrey Thompson, Randy Vick, Josie Abbenante, and Janis Timm-Bottos.

Art Therapy, Mindfulness, and Meditation: Personal, Clinical, and Educational Reflections” (2009). Annual Art Therapy Association National Conference, Dallas, TX. Co-presented with Patricia Isis.

“Seeing and Knowing the Mind Through Contemplative Approaches to Art.” (2009).Contemplative Heart in Higher Education, Amherst College, Amherst, MA, April.

“Reflections on Social Neuroscience, Mindfulness, and Art Based Approaches to Empathy” (2008). Annual American Art Therapy Association National Conference, Cleveland, OH.

“Art Therapy and Visual Literacy: Cultivating Sensitivity to Provocative Public Imagery.” (2007). Annual American Art Therapy Association National Conference, Albuquerque, NM. Co presented with Linda Chapman.

“Investigating the Role of Art Criticism in Art Therapy: An Art Committee Panel Presentation.”(2007). Annual American Art Therapy Association National Conference, Albuquerque, NM. Co presented with David Henley, Geoffrey Thompson, Robin Valicenti.

Reciprocal Paths: The Gifts and Challenges of Female and Male Art Therapists.” (2007). Annual American Art Therapy Association National Conference, Albuquerque, NM. Co presented with Randy Vick, Jossie Abenante, and Cathy Moon.

“The Social Nervous System and Its Correlates to Community Based Art Therapy.” (2006). Lesley University, Body, Mind, and Spirit annual conference, Cambridge, MA. 

“The Social Nervous System and Its Correlates to Community Based Art Therapy.” (2006). Annual American Art Therapy Association National Conference, New Orleans, LA.

“Generosity in Action: A continuing Artistic Exchange.”(2005). Annual American Art Therapy Association National Conference, Atlanta, GA. Co presented with Cathy Moon, Lori Vance, and Randy Vick.

“Conversations of Silence: Community Based Art Therapy For People With Aphasia.” Co presented with Jessica Whitesel and Jennifer Trinkle. American Art Therapy Association National Conference, Chicago, IL, November, 2003. 

“Expanding Practice: A Continuing Artistic Exchange.” Co presented with: Cathy Moon, Lori Vance, and Randy Vick. American Art Therapy Association National Conference, Chicago, IL, November, 2003. 

“Unity In Diversity: Communal Pluralism In The Art Studio.” Co presented with Merryl Rothaus and Kendra Schpock. American Art Therapy Association National Conference, Washington, DC, November, 2002. 

“Compassionate Activism: A Continuing Artistic Exchange” Co presented with: Cathy Moon, Lori Vance, and Randy Vick. American Art Therapy Association National Conference, Albuquerque, NM, November, 2001. 

“Art Therapy’s Borders: Selfless Service, Service Learning, and Service as Social Transformation”  (Opening Plenary Session). Co presented with Cathy Malchiodi and Holly Calligan. American Art Therapy Association National Conference, Albuquerque, NM, November, 2001. 

“From Virtual Space to Heart Space: Celebrating The Pilgrimage of The Arts” American Art Therapy Association National Conference, St. Louis, MO, November 2000.

“Art Therapists Without Borders: Service and Compassion Beyond the Self” Co-presented with Cathy Malchiodi, American Art Therapy Association National Conference, St. Louis, MO, November 2000.

“In Transit: A Continuing Exchange” Co-presented with Randy Vick, Cathy Moon, and Lori Vance, American Art Therapy Association National Conference, St. Louis, MO, November 2000.

“Transpersonal Approaches to Art Therapy Training” Panel member, American Art Therapy Association National Conference, Orlando, FL, November 1999.

“The Yoga of Art and Process: Following the Image” American Art Therapy Association National Conference, Orlando, FL, November 1999.

“Something Offered, Something Received: An Artistic Exchange” Performance art piece with three other colleagues, American Art Therapy Association National Conference, Portland, OR, November 1998.

"Art and Self: Witnessing the Union" American Art Therapy Association National Conference, Milwaukee, WI, November 1997.  

"Becoming a Student of Oneself:  Activating the Internal Witness as a Guide in Super-Vision" American Art Therapy Association National Conference, Philadelphia, PA, November 1996.

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