Selected Refereed & Invitational Presentations

“Art Therapy as a Counseling Modality” Maria Droste Counseling Center.  Denver, CO, December, 2018. 

“Mindful Clay Techniques for Compassionate Clinical Practice” “Contemplative Approaches to Clinical Practice: Expressive Pathways to Self-Awareness” “Facilitating Sensation, Emotion & Transformation through Art Therapy Theory: An Overview” Expressive Therapies Summit, New York City, NY, November, 2018. 

“Art, Spirituality, Abstraction: Two Views of Two Artists by Two Art Therapists”  “Art as Species: What I Have Learned About Art Therapy from Dogs” “Art as Contemplative Practice: Surfacing the Ineffable in Art Therapy” American Art Therapy Association National Conference, Miami, FL, November, 2018.

“Art as Contemplative Practice: Expressive Pathways to Self-Awareness” Mind and Life: International Symposium for Contemplative Research Phoenix, AZ, November, 2018. 

“The Darshan of the Imagination: Adoring the Collaborative Emergent”
Naropa University, Boulder Colorado, 11th Annual Conference of the Society for Humanistic Psychology, March 2018.

“6 Years to Make a Pot: Working with Life Threatening Illness Through Art-Based Contemplative Inquiry”
Naropa University, Boulder Colorado, Compassionate Approaches to Aging and Dying, December, 2017.

“Art as Contemplative Practice: Expressive Pathways to the Self”
Departments of Art Therapy and Religious Studies Loyola Marymount, Los Angeles, October, 2017.

“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” American Art Therapy Association National Conference, Minneapolis, MN, July, 2015.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Art Therapy, Yoga, and Tantra: Are There Connections” American Art Therapy Association National Conference, Sacramento, CA, 2019.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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” American Art Therapy Association National Conference, St. Louis, MO, November 2000.Co-presented with Cathy Malchiodi.

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

“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 American Art Therapy Association National Conference, Portland, OR, November 1998. Co-presented with Randy Vick, Cathy Moon, and Lori Vance.

"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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