2019 Symposium Keynote Lecture & Workshop




Keynote Address ~ Friday, September 20, 2019~ 1:00-2:30 pm 


Jordan Potash, Ph.D., ATR-BC

Keynote speech:  

Rediscovering Art Therapy Traditions for Current Times

Expanding art therapy across healthcare and social sectors necessitates adapting the traditional foci of the profession for contemporary practice. Rediscovering art therapy history, particularly overlooked early art therapists of color, reveals diverse theoretical and practical applications. These models can be adjusted through the behavioral health framework to offer art therapy across the healthcare continuum. Further increasing client access to art therapy and reducing health inequities requires a social justice perspective.

About Jordan Potash: Jordan is a registered, board certified and licensed art therapist, as well as, a registered expressive arts therapist. He has worked with clients of all ages in schools, clinics, and community art studios in the U.S. and Hong Kong. Jordan is primarily interested in the applications of art and art therapy in community development and social change, with an emphasis on reducing stigma, confronting discrimination and promoting cross-cultural relationships. He also advocates for a broad approach to art therapy that increases client access to services by focusing on therapy, prevention, and wellness applications. Jordan is an active member of the American Art Therapy Association and served as chairpersons of both the Multicultural and Ethics Committee, and Book Review Editor of Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association. 

Keynote Workshop ~ Saturday, September 2, 2019~ 8:30-10:30 am








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