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ITA’s 4th Annual Integrated
Creative Arts Therapy Conference
“Standing with our Neighbors”
March 29 – 30, 2019
Institute for Therapy through the Arts (ITA) is proud to announce the 4th Annual Integrated Creative Arts Therapy Conference hosted at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab!
355 E Erie Street, Chicago, IL 60611
Our theme, “Standing with Our Neighbors,” will focus on embracing inclusivity and celebrating diversity within the field of the Creative Arts Therapies. The conference will afford clinical and medical professionals and students an opportunity to connect and explore clinical approaches and research within the creative arts therapy fields. Special presentations will be offered for non-creative arts therapists interested in learning more about incorporating the arts into psychotherapy and medicine.
Introducing The Discovery Series
This series of presentations offers an opportunity for allied health & medical professionals, mental health clinicians, and educators to explore the creative arts in a new way. Discover creative approaches for incorporating the arts into your work by learning practical applications and supportive research to arts-based interventions. Conference attendees can participate in one or more of the presentations in this series on the day(s) they have registered.
Meet our 2019 Keynote Conference Speaker
Sangeeta Swamy, PhD, MT-BC, LPC
Sangeeta Swamy, PhD, MT-BC, LPC (she/hers/they/them) is Assistant Professor and Director of Music Therapy at Valparaiso University. An award-winning violinist, she has worked as a music therapist and educator with children, teens and adults for over thirty years.
As a queer, Indian-American, she specializes in socio-culturally responsive music therapy practice, supervision, pedagogy, and research, with an emphasis on intersectionality, mindfulness and transpersonal approaches. She has also lectured nationally and internationally and published in peer reviewed journals and books.
Through her research with Indian adults, she developed Culturally Centered Music and Imagery (CCMI), the first qualitative, music-centered technique for exploring the fluid and intersectional nature of ethnic identity.
Special Guest Peter Himmelman
Peter Himmelman is a Grammy and Emmy nominated singer-songwriter, visual artist, best-selling author, film composer, entrepreneur, and rock and roll performer. Time Magazine writes: “Himmelman writes songs with the same urgency that compelled the Lost Generation to write novels.”
In addition to his own, continuing creative work, he is the founder of Big Muse, a company, which helps organizations to leverage the power of their people’s innate creativity. Clients include Boeing, 3M, McDonald’s, Adobe, and Gap Inc. His most recent book, Let Me Out (Unlock your creative mind and bring your ideas to life) was released October, 2016.
Peter also holds an Advanced Management Certificate from The Kellogg School of Business, at Northwestern, and a Certificate Of Leadership development from the National Security Seminar from The United States Army War College.
Peter will be offering a special lecture titled Discovering, Expressing, & Nurturing Your Innate Creativity To Help Others Do The Same
Sponsor the Conference
This conference will bring together creative arts therapists, healthcare and mental health professionals, and students from all over the nation. Take advantage of this opportunity and reach thousands across the region through our marketing campaigns! Your sponsorship will allow you to promote your organization to thousands of professionals and students utilizing ITA’s marketing efforts.
Promotional opportunities included with sponsorship:
•Your business logo included in all event marketing materials
•Donation of materials for the conference bags
•Advertisement in the conference program
•A table in the conference exhibit hall
Additionally, you can choose to sponsor special events such as the keynote speaker or conference luncheon and promote your business to the greatest number of attendees.
To learn more about our sponsor levels, click to view the
CAT Conference Sponsorship Brochure.
To BECOME A SPONSOR, fill out the
CAT Conference Sponsorship Registration Form