Creativity & Coping: When the Therapist is Ill

Prominent Art Therapists and their Journeys to Healing

This is a grouping of presentations from the Expressive Therapies in Medicine Institute in Alexandria, Virginia, April 2013.  The first, presented by Dr.Judy Rubin, is a film about dance therapist Penny Lewis (DMT) and her means of coping with terminal colon cancer.  The second presentation is by Laura Greenstone, MS, ATR-BC, LPC, titled, “Spare Parts: Perspectives on Art Making to Cope with Chronic Illness and Organ Transplantation.” Next is a presentation titled, “The Gift of Cancer: Tracking Longitudinal Embodied Narratives of Fragility and Resiliency through Art and Meditation,” by Michael A. Franklin, PhD, ATR-BC.  The final presentation is Harriet Wadeson, PhD, LCSW, ATR-BC, HLM, titled, “Journaling Cancer in Words and Images.”

Total Running Time: 3 hours, 3 minutes



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