Morning Sessions (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Dr. Mark Savickas is professor of Family and Community Medicine at the Northeast Ohio Medical University and Adjunct Professor of Counselor Education at Kent State University. His 80 articles, 40 book chapters, and 500 presentations to professional groups have dealt with spirituality and career counseling.
Afternoon Sessions (12:30-2:30 pm)
¨ Dr. Auron Gorska shares “Using Art to Understand Client Perception.” Participants will learn how people view their world by the way they experience visual art objects. Dr. Auron Gorska will present images of her own work and will involve participants in a discussion of what is thought and felt when the images are perceived. Participants will also produce visual objects discuss them. The objective is to demonstrate how counselors can use art produced by others, and art objects produced by clients as a door to understanding how clients perceive their world.
¨ Suzanne Savickas shares “The Use of Poetry in Narrative Therapy”. This workshop illustrates how poetry can be used as a focus for narrative therapy. Various activities using poetry with clients are presented. Writing and reading their early recollections in poetry constitutes a creative, pleasant, and powerful way to help clients work through developmental issues. This presentation will be highly interactive; participants will practice the techniques that they will sue with clients.
¨ Marilyn Spenadel shares “Advanced Integrative Therapy and Meditation”. Learn how Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT) and meditation can help, both therapists and their clients, breathe away their mind/body connection to stress while strengthening their spiritual awareness.
Maryland Counseling Association