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Integrative Therapeutic Arts Training Presented in China

by Michelle Dean 01-10-2018 | 10:21PST | Comments (0)

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September 15 – 19, 2018  Michelle L. Dean, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, CGP, Board Certified Art Therapist, was invited to be a guest presenter in Beijing, China by representatives of China’s top-ranking University, Peking University and The China Institute of Psychology. The five-day workshop provided education and training about art therapy so therapists in China may be […]

From the Amulet to the Monument: A Shared Material Spirit

by Michelle Dean 07-04-2015 | 11:37PST | Comments (3)

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Three-dimensional artwork spans from amulet to monument and despite its scale, it has a similar essence, qualities of architecture and sculpture that share a material spirit. The amulet is a small portable charm worn as protection against evil or insurance of fertility and the monument, a structure permeated with spirit. It is believed that some […]

The Role of Art in Overcoming Communal Rejection

by Michelle Dean 01-12-2014 | 5:25PST | Comments (0)

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As a part of her honors requirement for the Art Therapy: Media and Application course at Arcadia University this semester, I invited Samantha Baggott to write a guest post on her research about overcoming communal rejection through art, which includes an interview with art therapist, Gussie Klorer and her recent project, Ribbons of HOPE in Ferguson, Missouri. […]