Institute Schedule

Friday, July 10

9:00am – 5:00pm Pre-Conference Course
(6.00 contact hrs.)

Assessment and Treatment of Abused and Traumatized Children through Play Therapy
and the Expressive Arts
(Gil)

7:00 – 9:00pm Panel

Fast Forward: Pioneers Peer into the Future of the Expressive Arts Therapies
(Institute Faculty)
Open to the public – free – RSVP required (No CE hrs. offered for Panel presentation)


Saturday, July 11

9:00am – 5:00pm (6.00 contact hrs.)
9:00 – 9:15am Welcome (Rubin)
9:15 – 10:15am Plenary Session
“Clinical Musicianship: An Improvisational Approach to Music Therapy” (Robbins)
10:15 – 10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:30am Plenary Session
“Snoopy Said It: To Dance Is To Live” (Chaiklin)
11:30am – 12:30pm Plenary Session
"Didn't Your Mother Ever Tell You Not to Play with Words?" (Heller)
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
2:00 – 5:15 pm Concurrent Workshops (includes a 15-minute break)
A - Poetry and Drama: An Enlivening and Enriching Integration (Irwin and Heller)
B - From Creativity to Community: A Multimodal Journey from Self to Group (Rubin)
C - It All Starts with a Breath: Dance/Movement Therapy (Chaiklin)
D - Improvise, Compose! Exploring Therapeutic Possibilities for Creation and Realization (Robbins)
7:30 – 10:00pm Expressive Therapies Film Fest
Open to the public – free – no reservation required (no CE credit offered for this event)


Sunday, July 12

9:15am – 5:15pm (6.00 contact hrs.)
9:15 – 9:30am EMI Update
9:30 – 10:30am Plenary Session
“How Does Drama Therapy Heal? Deconstructing the Process” (Irwin)
10:30 – 11:30am Plenary Session
“Ignorance as Blessing: Floundering, Failing, and Finding My Way” (Rubin)
11:30am – 12:45pm Lunch (on your own)
12:45 – 4:00pm Concurrent Workshops (includes a 15-minute break)
E - Music and Dance Are Partners: Exploring Two Dynamic Spaces (Robbins and Chaiklin)
F - Wayfarer, the Only Way is Your Footsteps (Heller)
G - Free Association in Art and Imagery: A Wordless Trip through the Mind (Rubin)
H - Exploring the Power of Play, Fantasy, and Enactment through Drama (Irwin)
4:15 – 5:15pm Panel
“Everything You Ever Wanted To Ask the Pioneers” (Institute Faculty)