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Art Therapeutic Approaches to Healing At-Risk College Students: Suicide, Trauma and Depression
Friday, July 20th, 2012, from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM
The University of Memphis (University Center) Iris Room (338)

This workshop introduces participants to the basic principles and practice of art therapy and the therapeutic use of visual art as a powerful treatment modality. This training event reviews various topics within the field of art therapy such as the history of art therapy, important evaluation techniques used by art therapists, hands-on art therapy interventions and examples of at-risk university students artworks in power-point presentations.

The Workshop Trainer is Catherine Rogers Jonsson, MFA, MA, ATR, BC.  Catherine Rogers Jonsson is a registered art therapist with the American Art Therapy Certification Board (ATR, 1992) and a credentialed professional member of the American Art Therapy Association. She is a graduate of Columbia University in NYC (School of the Arts, MFA: Visual Art) and the University of Wisconsin-Superior (MA: Art Therapy). Catherine has 20 years of clinical art therapy experience and offers a mixture of creativity, humor, dynamic teaching and compassionate insights to her workshops. Catherine is also a professional artist based in Sweden with numerous solo and group exhibitions to her credit in the US and Europe. Catherine has conducted similar workshops at the University of Memphis. To learn more about Catherine and her other workshops, feel free to visit her website.

COST for TRAINING: The fee for students, faculty, and staff is $25. Participants can register for the workshop by clicking here. For more registration information, contact Ashlee Albart by e-mail at The registration fee includes continental breakfast and a boxed lunch.    

Important Note:
Due to the restricted number of seats available for the training, ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Participants will be selected on a first come, first serve basis. There is a strong possibility of a "sell out" crowd for the training, as only 25 participants will be admitted. RESERVE YOUR SPOT AT THE TRAINING, REGISTER BY Friday, July 13th, 2012.  To do so simply access the registration form by clicking here. We look forward to seeing you at the training.

The University of Memphis is participating in a campus-based suicide prevention initiative that is funded by SAMSHA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). As part of this initiative, the Memphis STEPS offers educational materials and trainings on topics and issues relevant to suicide among college students.

If you or someone you know are in crisis, please call either the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK or call 911.
Inclusion of any websites or their information found on this website do not constitute endorsement by the Memphis STEPS program; the websites and their information are provided because they offer useful information about suicide prevention and mental health promotion.
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