Student & Programs Panel

Art as Liberation: Creative Arts Therapy for Change, Equity, and Community | Saturday, May 14, 2022

Online, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. PST | 6 CEUs

Artwork by symposium presenter Amber Bliss

Student & Programs Panel | 3:20 - 4:20 p.m.

Art, Liberation, and the Future of Creative Arts Therapy

Liv Siulagi, Lewis & Clark Graduate School,  Amber Bliss, Loyola Marymount University, Daniele Hunter, Antioch University Seattle, Jonathan Navarro, Antioch University Seattle, and Vanessa Jimenez, LMFT, ATR-R, Dominican University of California. Moderated by Janice Hoshino, PhD, Chair, Antioch University Art Therapy Program

Students will discuss and answer questions about applying liberatory practice to art therapy, and lead an art exercise centered around art, liberation, and integrating material from the symposium into the therapeutic process. Themes covered will include the nature of liberation, social justice, creativity, the future of our fields, and of art therapy on the West Coast. Time will be devoted to creative self-reflection (artmaking, dance, writing, etc.), sharing, and possibly dialogue.

Following this presentation, participants will: 

  • Be able to name one way in which the West Coast Creative Arts Therapy Alliance will benefit students, teachers, or practitioners.
  • Use the art of their choice to integrate the material they learned from the symposium into their therapeutic practice during approximately forty-five minutes of creative reflection.
  • Be able to describe one way in which a liberatory lens will improve our field.