ITA’s Creative Arts Therapists provide presentations, in-services, and seminars throughout the year on a variety of topics for Creative Arts Therapists, mental health professionals, clients, family members or caregivers, and students locally and throughout the nation. CEUs are currently available for Psychologists, Social Workers, and Counselors.
ITA’s presentation and educational offerings are designed to meet the educational needs and interests of the participants. ITA offers training, classes and workshops for:
- Creative Arts Therapists
- Mental Health Professionals
- Arts Educators
- Clients, Families, and Caregivers
- Graduate Students
To schedule a presentation, Marni Rosen, Practice Director, at (847) 425-9708, ext. 173.
Accessing Collective Care: Responding to Oppressive Tactics within Mental Health Industries
Presented by Lauren Milburn, MA, R-DMT and Janelle Knippen
This workshop will locate dance/movement therapy and other creative arts therapies within the medical-industrial complex, naming the broader impact of clinician “burnout” and perpetuated power disparities for mental health service users. One co-presenter will share findings from her recent Master’s thesis research study exploring belonging and internalized oppression related to disability identity development within a dance/movement therapy graduate program. Participants will engage in an experiential to imagine and embody accessible and anti-oppressive mental health practices for collective-care within personal and clinical settings.