ITA’s 7th Annual Integrated
Creative Arts Therapy Conference
Play a Different Game
Friday, March 31st (virtual)
Friday & Saturday, June 9th - 10th, 2023 (in person)
In-Person Location for June 9th & 10th:
Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation
303 Dodge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202
Take a look at our Conference Program to see what's in store for you!
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The work of healthcare professionals often feels like a game in navigating the systems in which we work. At ITA’s 7th annual Integrated Creative Arts Therapy Conference, learn how to play a different game.
Navigating health insurance. Working in carceral and involuntary care facilities. Scrambling for funding. Being disconnected from other providers. Filling a growing need while resisting saviorism. The work of healthcare professionals often feels like a game in navigating the systems in which we work. At ITA’s 7th annual Integrated Creative Arts Therapy Conference, learn how to play a different game.
Part 1 (virtual) will focus on demonstrating how the creative arts therapies work within and bridge divides between systems. Presentations will show how creative arts therapies make connections through creativity, play, and joy in healthcare, educational, and community settings.
Part 2 (in person) will focus on how the creative arts therapists challenge and change the systems in which we work. Can we change the rules of the game, or can we play a different game entirely? Through play, creation, and discussion, we will show how the creative arts therapies can evolve in order to continue meeting the needs of the people in our communities.
Over 25 CEUs are available for participants across both conference parts. All sessions during the virtual conference will be recorded and available for viewing until June 8th, so you can watch at your own pace.
Yasmine Awais announced as the Keynote Speaker for our 7th Annual Integrated Creative Arts Therapy Conference!
Yasmine Awais is an Associate Professor and Graduate Research Coordinator at Notre Dame of Maryland University. She received her PhD in Social Welfare at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Awais is licensed as a creative arts therapist (NY), professional counselor (PA), and maintains art therapy credentials of registration, board certification (ATR-BC) and clinical supervision (ATCS). Her research interests center diversity: the practice of and the people who engage in this project – educators, students, and therapists. Awais’ clinical and supervisory experience includes working with and for a wide range of individuals, families, and communities. Awais has been published in multiple journals and in edited texts. She is also the co- author of Foundations of Art Therapy Supervision: Creating Common Ground for Supervisees and Supervisors published by Routledge.
We're very excited to have Yasmine at this year's event. And we can't wait to see you there, too!
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