November 5, 2020 from 10 am – 1 pm
10th Annual Expressive Therapies Summit New York – Online Workshop: ¨Suicide Prevention with Young People: An Art Therapy Approach for All Clinicians¨ with Marney Schorr
DESCRIPTION: Youth suicide has become a global public health problem across the country and in response to COVID-19. Clinicians need to learn to recognize the symptoms and become part of the solution. In this 3-hour workshop, participants will learn about the triggers that are driving young people to suicide, and how an art therapy approach can be incorporated by all clinicians to save young lives. We will review the traumatic factors of the pandemic and some ways to help prevent youth suicide with trauma-informed art therapy directives. We will also review DBT-informed art therapy methods to resolve risk factors for suicide as outlined by suicidologists like Durkheim, Williams, Joiner, and Jobes. Through the lenses of social and emotional learning and creative youth development, art therapy directives will be introduced and practiced hands-on using expressive writing exercises and interactive drawing. Participants will also be shown digital media such as animatic film, music, and poetry by teens and young adults from the award-winning Arts in Recovery for Youth (AIRY) program. Participants will leave with a clear understanding of why so many young people are being lost to suicide, as well as be able to incorporate multiple effective art therapy treatment strategies into their daily practices.
OBJECTIVES: (1) Identify three components of an evidenced based art therapy approach to youth suicide prevention. (2) Apply three theories in current suicidology for art therapy for youth suicide prevention. (3) Practice two hands on DBT-informed art therapy directives that target social and emotional risk factors for youth suicide.
To register, visit: http://www.summit.expressivemedia.org/