Nordic Art Therapy Conference 2024

now open for registration:

Avenues of Hope
and The Power of Art

Elverum, Norway
9th – 12th of June 2024

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The program is just about ready – details to come – but here is what you can look forward to:

Paper presentations:

Mimmu Rankanen, Finland/Noway

Educating Art Therapists – creating alternative Avenues of Hope

Gärd Holmqvist,
Sweden

A Structual Observation Framework evaluating clients’ inner change during and after Art Therapy

Kreg Viesselman,
Norway

Equality in Art Therapy – how might we build meaningful AT program with clients with developmental disabilities and language dysfluency?

Caroline Beauregard,
Canada

Problem-solving through the creation of drawings and stories to regain hope

Ephrat Huss,
Israel

We often talk about arts as able to create a new type of “space” within which we can communicate differently. How can our profession provide these spaces for communities dealing with long term conflict and stress?

Anna Farrokhi,
Sweden

How does art therapy work with affect awareness?

Jackie Heijman,
The Netherlands

Effectiveness of trauma-focused Art therapy (TFAT) for psychological trauma

Jenni Lehmonen,
Finland

Paper and workshop:
Making Art visible – Balances between Private and Public – Conceptualizing an Art Therapy Exhibition

Suzanne Haeyen,
The Netherlands

The powerful experience – emotion regulation and self-image in personality disorders in arts and psychomotor therapies

Anca Ghearasamescu,
Romania

Art Therapy with young Ukrainian refugees: Trauma and language barrier

Sanna Pikku Pyhättö,
Finland

Art Therapy as a seed of hope for socially withdrawn adolescents and young adults

Vika Lis-Ron,
Israel

The One-Canvas Model as a Visual Container for the researcher / supervisor

Celine Schweizer,
The Netherlands

Art Therapy in a museum environment as prevention

Sara Stayne & Sophia Pankenier, Sweden

Avenues of Hope – Art Therapy grounded in Neuroscience: Evidence Practice in Health Care Settings

Katherine Killick,
UK

«Baby Doll» the Role of Art Making in the healing Journey of a profoundly wounded Adult in Analysis

Lena Herö,
Sweden

Paper and workshop:
Paint for Health: A five-year long Art Therapy project, an evidence-based practice with participants suffering from long term stress-related conditions.

Workshops

Ragnhild Konstenius & Josephine Hausell, Sweden

Avenues of Hope –
trauma-oriented Art and Music Therapy group

Nehama Bauch,
Israel

Exploring uncertainty – Challenging personal perspectives through creative expression

Toril Slåttsveen,
Norway

Guided drawing, a tool for healing trauma and reviving hope

Sisko Miettinen,
Finland

Understanding the evil through art, rituals and the difficulty og forgiveness

Ingalill Johnsen,
Norway

Art as a container for the Container: using art in supervision

Åse Minde & Kari Rød, Norway

Through darkness towards light

Katerina Zachova,
Czech Republic

Working in pairs – Art Theory and addictology

Marit Aalen,
Norway

Phototherapy workshop – Development of Technique

Adrian Lips,
Hungary

Creating self-portraits

Pia Angeria,
Finland

Making Art visible – Balances between Private and Public – Conceptualizing an Art Therapy Exhibition

Knut Omholt, Norway

Surrender as an avenue to Hope – what can we learn from a Fairytale about the Transformation of Hope

Jenny Butler, Sweden

Creating Hope in the Space between

Jane Hawes, Sweden

Opening Pandora’s Box – distracting our conscious brain to release Hope

Unnur Ottorsdottir, Iceland

Joint Mirror Drawings in Art Therapy and Museums

Markus Bossmeyer, Norway

Can Outsider Artists’ surprising ways to make Art, help support our creative Prosess?”

Maria Fjellfeldt & Dalida Rokka, Sweden

Couples in relational Crisis – a qualitative Exploration

Hannakaisa Hautamäki, Finland

Trinity of Art – Body – Mind – Dancing – Painting – Writing – all levels of Existence

Paola Partsalaki, Greece, Alessandra Agnese, Italy & Carmith Shai, France/Portugal

Ex umbra in solem: “When the inner Dialogue is in the silent Darkness, an Art Therapy Intervention can illuminate the Resources of Hope»

Lise Bjarkli, Norway

An Art Therapy Body of Knowledge within a psychological Framework of Understanding

Lena Herö, Sweden

Paint for Health: A five-year long Art Therapy project, an evidence-based practice with participants suffering from long term stress-related conditions.

Jasmina Ferček & Zala Orel, Slovenia

Combined paper and workshop:
Textile communities – Social impacts and Psychological Benefits of Textile Crafting

Maria Falk & Kenjiro Sato, Sweden & Argentina

Tango & Movement

Astrid Hovengen & Karin Jacobsen, Norway

Art Therapy meets Shinrin Yoku –
Nature as Therapist – to bathe and create in the Atmosphere of the Forest