Art Therapy Workshop & Film at the Alliance for the Arts May 29

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month the Alliance for the Arts and Angel C. Duncan, M.A.-MFT, ATR from the Neuropsychiatric Research Center of Southwest Florida have partnered to present a workshop for mental healthcare professionals, artists and others interested in learning about Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Art Therapy on Wednesday, May 29 from 6-7PM.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  There is a $5 suggested donation at the door.

Ms. Duncan has more than ten years experience in DBT and Art Therapy, coming from Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute at the University of California- San Francisco.  There, she worked in the adult inpatient and outpatient departments utilizing DBT principals in conjunction with art and music therapy techniques to help individuals with depression, anxiety, substance abuse and personality disorders.  She teaches DBT and expressive art therapies in graduate psychopathology and art therapy courses in California and Connecticut, and is a published author.  This workshop will provide an overview of the DBT’s four modules and include case studies of artwork from various symptoms that demonstrate the effectiveness of utilizing art.

The workshop is followed at 7:30 by a screening of Art Therapy Has Many Faces, directed by Sanibel resident and art therapy pioneer Judith Rubin.  After the film there will be a panel discussion with Angel Duncan, art therapist Reina Lombardi and play therapist Tara Moser from Delta Family Counseling.  The panel will discuss the importance of expressive therapies in mental health.  Phone 239-939-2787 for more information or to register.

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