Unmasking Anxiety and Depression through Art Therapy - Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Workshop Description:

This workshop will explore the brief history of Art Therapy being utilized as a main form of treatment for Anxiety and Depression with various ages. Participants will gain background knowledge on the history of Art Therapy, who art therapists are and where they work as well as populations that benefit from their work. We will discuss specific Art Therapy directives and actual client artwork will be shown for teaching purposes. Participants will then partake in their own Art Therapy art making portion of the workshop; they will be given a specific task to create utilizing various art materials provided. At the conclusion of the workshop, there will be an open discussion on the artwork created.

Note: This is an interactive workshop involving paint and other art-making materials, please dress appropriately. Price includes a $10 materials fee. 

Learning Objectives
  1. Gain an understanding of what Art Therapy is
  2. Discuss educational and experience requirements to work as an Art Therapist and how Art Therapy is utilized in various settings
  3. Clinicians will develop skills to calm the nervous system and therefore a trauma response through evidence-based methods.

CEUs: 3 Clinical
Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Student Center, Anacon A
Presenter: Robyn Spodek-Schindler, LPAT, LCAT, ATR-BC, NCC

Presenter Information:

Robyn Spodek-Schindler, LPAT, LCAT, ATR-BC, NCC has been working as a Creative Arts Therapist and Professional Counselor for over 14 years. Her career in mental health includes work in hospitals, schools, mental health facilities, private practice and more. She has her educational background in Mental Health Counseling (2006) as well as Clinical Art Therapy (2008) and has studied play and sand-tray therapy techniques. Robyn started her own practice, Paint the Stars Art Therapy, LLC, with the goal of helping children feel better by getting in touch with their creative side. Her practice is now a 10-therapist practice with locations in Manalapan and Ocean, as well as telehealth via NY and FL. Robyn specializes in children suffering from anxiety, depression, anger issues and school/peer/family related issues. She recently published a chapter (Resilience of Youth Overcoming Divorce Related Stressors) in the book, “Art Therapy Practices for Resilient Youth.” She has also written and illustrated her first children’s book entitled, “Three Brave Stars,” which helps children and their families coping with grief.