ITA’s 5th Annual Integrated
Creative Arts Therapy Conference
Our annual conference affords professionals and students an opportunity to connect and learn about clinical work, research, training, and representation within art, dance/movement, drama and music therapies.
Expressing the Unspeakable: Bringing Taboos to the Surface, will explore traditionally taboo subjects, such as race, money, politics, sex, religion, and ability. In reflection on the events of 2020, we are now including current and relevant topics: the COVID-19 pandemic, economic disparities, healthcare access, anti-Asian racism, policing, white supremacy, and failed leadership.
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 2021
Meet our 2021 Keynote Conference Speaker
Britton Williams, MA, RDT, LCAT
Britton Williams, MA, RDT, LCAT, holds a master’s degree in Drama Therapy (NYU), and is a registered drama therapist and Licensed Creative Arts Therapist. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings including: schools, residential treatment facilities, domestic violence shelters, day treatment programs, and acute care. She currently works in private practice in New York City with adults and adolescents.
Britton’s work also extends to non-clinical settings. In this capacity, she uses drama therapeutic techniques with organizations, companies, schools, and universities to help guide and facilitate discussions on: cultural humility and awareness; implementing creativity in the workday for increased employee engagement, team-building, and productivity; and self-care.
Britton has published and presented on: the impact of assumptions, biases, and stereotypes on individuals, relationships and communities; creative and embodied approaches to clinicians’ self-assessment; and developing a relational-role theory framework and protocol. She is interested in processes that allow students and clinicians to use drama therapeutic and other creative interventions to illuminate and challenge their implicit assumptions in support of just practice. Britton is pursuing her doctoral degree in the PhD Program in Social Welfare at the Graduate Center (CUNY) where she will be a member of the inaugural Mellon Humanities Public Fellows cohort.
Introducing Affinity Groups
Akash Bhatia, ITA Music Therapist and Conference Co-Chair speaks about the Affinity Groups we will be launched in 2021. ITA’s conference committee is set to grow this years conference offerings of Affinity Groups for 2021.
Thank you to our past sponsors. Interested in joining this year’s Conference? Contact Jessica Gardner for sponsorship information.