Grads & Student News
SUZANNE THOMSON, RCAT, DTATI, AND TRANSFORMATION BY FIRE
Listen to this report on Suzanne’s groundbreaking work on”Metro Morning”: http://schliferclinic.com/transformation-by-fire-woman-participant-speaks-out-on-metro-morning/
For the last ten years the Gardiner Museum and the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic have partnered to offer an engaging series of Art Therapy groups for women who have experienced violence. Since 2003, clients of the Schlifer Clinic have worked with a professional artist (Susan Low-Beer) and an art therapist (Suzanne Thomson) in the Museum’s clay studios to sculpt their trauma narratives in clay, transforming their pain and reconnecting with their resilience and strength. This partnership was established by former Director of Education, Diane Wolfe. In 2013 these Art Therapy groups will culminate in a landmark exhibition, Transformation by Fire, designed to raise public awareness about violence against women in a sensitive, informed and compelling way, and to provide accessible and inspiring real life role models for anyone who has either experienced or witnessed violence.
Kirsten Camartin, DTATI (Thesis Pending), MSW is in the local news in her neck of the woods with this article about the important work she is doing to support people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and the exhibit she organized at the Tom Thomson Art Gallery. See link below:
- Angela Lee, MD, DTATI, sends this update from Ethiopia a where she is volunteering, “ I am currently in the middle of setting up an art therapy program for an orphanage in Bahir Dar to provide both group and individual art therapy. Hopefully it will start running by the end of August. “
- Sara Cameron, DTATI. Thesis Pending on YouTube discussing her art, her art therapystudies and her passion at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke6eDICVd5U
- TATI graduate Nancy Moreau Battaglia, MBA, DTATI, has recently been promoted to Program Director at the Seasons Centre for Grieving Children in Barrie-Congratulations Nancy!
- Louise S. Weir
- Lia Falzon, DTATI, will be presenting her work with adult substance users on Monday May 30, 2011 at the 43rd annual conference of The Alcohol and Drug Recovery Association of Ontario. Her talk is entitled, ART THERAPY FOR TRAUMATIZED INDIVIDUALS IN AN OUTPATIENT SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM.
- Ashleigh Geddes, DTATI Cand., has just been hired by Rapport Youth and Family Services in Brampton as a Youth Arts Facilitator. She will be facilitating the Youth Arts Against Violence Program from April 2010 until December as a contract Art Therapist Candidate.
- Julie Epp, DTATI, from the September 2007 Program has been doing some amazing work with the “Tree of Life” in Winnipeg. Well done Julie and best wishes in all your future endeavors, TATI
Read More …
- Julie Epp from the September 2007 Program conducts a Tree of Life Workshop in Winnipeg
- Lia Falzon
- Sara Cameron – Doane House Hospice Programs
- Sara Cameron in the York Region News
- Paola Denegri has an art exhibit at the Propeller Centre for the Arts May 11-22, 2011
- Sari Richter has an art exhibit at the Moonbeam Cafe at 30 St. Andrew Street-Opening May 12 at 7:00 pm.
- See Mary Krohnert’s Variety Village Art Therapy Group’s On-LIne Art Exhibit at www.coloursofmyfeelings.com
- Heather Hennick has been chosen to exhibit in the juried show, “2011 Vaughan Juried Exhibition : An Art Integration”. at the Vaughan City Playhouse Theatre. For more information seewww.vaughan.ca.
- Angela Lee, M.D., DTATI has been working as an art therapist at Shalem Mental Health Network with at – risk youth in Hamilton, Ontario since July 2012.
- Maria Teresa Hernandez, DTATI, Thesis Pending, has been hired to work for the Toronto YWCA Choices for Living Program for women coping with mental health challenges providing art therapy group and incorporating her interests in Mindfulnees and Yoga.
- Jacques Comeau, DTATI, is working in Montreal at two rehabilitation centers with people who have recently suffered a spinal injury. He provides support to them and helping them to understand what to expect by sharing literature, resources and his own experiences and organize activities. The organizations he works for also provide support to anyone with a spinal injury in fighting for rights in Quebec.
- David Cho, DTATI Thesis Pending, has been hired as part of the clinical team at Yorktown Family Services in Toronto. Yorktown is a centre of excellence for Children’s Mental Health.
- Eugenia Canas, M.A., DTATI, Thesis Pending, has been hired bymindyourmind, anaward-winning, not-for-profit online and face-to-face program that involves youth in transition in conversations about mental health. mindyourmind works with youth to create Canada-wide anti-stigma campaigns, games and resources that encourage youth to reach out, get help and give help. Her role is to develop mindyourmind‘s community of practice, a growing, multidisciplinary group of professionals who work with youth. She works with these professionals to develop in-session directives and activities, and resiliency/self-care tools.
- Janet Donaldson, DTATI, Thesis Pending, has been hired by BOOST to provide art therapy services and other services to children and families who have experienced abuse.
- Kayla Cardinal, DTATI Thesis Pending, has moved back to Winnipeg and has her hands full with art therapy work: “I am currently providing art therapy services to two shelters in Winnipeg. I provide services for the staff (group and individual art therapy), women and children (group art therapy). I am developing a crisis art therapy program and women’s art therapy program (in house and outreach) at one of the shelter’s. I am also privately practicing; doing home-based art therapy. My goal is to bring art therapy to all the shelter’s in Winnipeg; offering workshops, group programs, and staff programs (compassion fatigue).”
- Julie Epp, DTATI, finds creative ways of helping street children in Rwanda. Learn what Julie is doing to help at: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/souwester/Benefit-concert-raises-funds-for-Rwandan-Children-187952711.html