Houston Job Opportunity

Psychotherapy by Angelina, LLC is interested in hiring a part time art therapist, preferably who has their LPC-I. Psychotherapy by Angelina works with several agencies in the Houston area through the YES Waiver program. The art therapist will be seeing referrals from these agencies and have the opportunity for supervision under Angelina Rodriguez. They will also be able to work in a professional art therapy office located in the Houston/Bellaire area. Angelina Rodriguez, owner of Psychotherapy by Angelina, is a board certified LPC and Art Therapist supervisor.

The following qualifications should be met to apply:
§  Must have a Masters in Counseling, Social Work, or Art Therapy.
§  Status as an LPC-Intern is preferred.
§  Looking for a strong background in the arts.
§  Must have reliable transportation. 
§  Job requires approximately 10-15 hours a week, with flexible scheduling.

Anyone interested in applying may forward their resumes to assistant.therapybyangelina@gmail.com or call our office at 832-930-6982.

Annual STATA Meeting

Join us the for Annual STATA Membership Meeting

CEU Presentation: Trauma & the Brain - Using the Senses & Art to Support Healing

Feb 26, 2017
2:00-4:30PM

St. Edward's University, Doyle Hall, Room 132
3001 S. Congress Ave, 78704
(Directions at the bottom of the email)

We will share updates from the past year, discuss plans for 2017, and have a CEU presentation with art-making. 

Register to attend: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stata-annual-meeting-and-ceu-presentation-tickets-31414685169

CEU - Trauma and the Brain: Using the Senses and Art to Support Healing
Presenters - Bess Green, LPC, ATS, ATR-BC and Deann Acton, LMFT, ATR-BC

Learning objectives:
1. Participants will demonstrate basic understanding of trauma's effects on the brain and ways to help clients be "brain savvy."
2. Participants will learn strategies to help clients buy in to brain-based, trauma-informed therapy and coping skills.
3. Participants will learn strategies for increasing the sensory impact of their current art therapy or counseling practice.

Recent research is providing new insights to the ways that trauma, both big and little t, effect the brain. Growing understanding of the brain’s plasticity throughout the lifespan provides hope for clients and a challenge for clinicians. Working with cognition alone has provided limited benefits for many of our clients. They tell us, “Yeah, I knew what to do” or “I knew that wasn’t going to work but…” Cognitive strategies and strategies using the neo-cortex simply aren’t “on-line” during times of high stress and overwhelm. The research suggests that therapists need to develop new ways of supporting shift in the body, the kinesthetic and sensory experience of living. How can we as therapists incorporate these understandings into our work with clients? How can we educate our clients in ways that help build trust, reduce shame and develop empowerment in the healing relationship? These are some of the issues we will grapple with in the presentation and experiential to follow.

BIOS

Bess Green is a Board Certified Registered Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice.  She has worked with children and families who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse for more than ten years in a community setting. She also has experience working with adults and children in an acute hospital setting.

Having majored in studio art as an undergraduate, Ms. Green was familiar with the power of art to explore the richness and complexity of emotional life and the power to create a bridge between artist and viewer.  Art Therapy training strengthened her conviction that art helped clients who had experienced trauma find their voice and reconnect with the body safely. Further research into working with relational and solution focused counseling models and Somatic Experiencing led to an approach that was supportive but also effective given a brief treatment frame.

Deann Acton is a Board Certified Registered Art Therapist and Licensed Marriage Family Therapist in Private Practice.  In the past eighteen years, She has amassed a wealth of experience working with women and children in domestic violence shelters, running mandated violence intervention programs for men, working in prisons and juvenile detention centers as well as drug and alcohol recovery programs and mental hospitals.   For twelve years, she worked in the San Mateo County School Based Mental Health program outside of San FranciscoCalifornia.  In that program, she was able to do training with Bruce Perry and his Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics and also received extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. 

Ms. Acton has a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art from the University of Texas.  She has used art through out her own life as a means of healing.  In 2012, when she was diagnosed with cancer, Ms. Acton used art and DBT coping strategies to weather the illness and treatment necessary to defeat it.   She is currently in full remission, but cancer left her with an even deeper understanding of the power of art to move through seemingly insurmountable challenges.  

Directions:

We will meet in Doyle Hall, building number 12 on the map linked here: https://stedwards.box.com/shared/static/5d39db5j5z9vllu0j8uwon4mm7yk22xh.pdf

Enter from Congress Ave and proceed onto campus from the main entrance. Turn left at first stop sign. You will pass a large parking lot on the left and the Arts building on right. Park in the lot on the left, across from Doyle Hall. You can enter the building through the courtyard or the front.

Annual STATA Art Show - Sign up now!

All STATA members are invited to submit art for our annual art show.

This year's theme is the Pablo Picasso quote: "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."

StrangeBrew Coffee Shop
Austin, TX
Oct 1 - Nov 30
Reception: Sunday, Nov. 6th, 3-5PM

Artwork can any size or medium (but must be 2D and hangable) and should respond to the quote in some way. You can submit up to 3 pieces to hang and may use new or previously completed art. Please consider writing a brief artist's statement about your piece. You may include a price to sell your piece or mark it as not for sale.

Sign up by Sept. 18th on our Google spreadhseet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Vgour8DU1i3RULzW3kb1D1g-x_HPNfcUagoWXgIMXgs/htmlview

Art hanging will be Oct 1st at 10PM. All help is appreciated! If you cannot drop off your art that night, please contact Karen at kmgarity12@gmail.com (North Austin) or Wanda at wanda.montemayor@austinisd.org (South Austin) to arrange drop off in advance.

Pick up artwork from StrangeBrew at your convenience Nov 27-30th.

LPC/AT Supervision Group with Deborah Lindeen

Openings for Art Therapists in Houston LPC/AT Supervision Group
(posted on behalf of Deborah Lindeen)

Deborah Lindeen, LPC/S-AT, ATR-BC currently has openings for art therapists to join her LPC/AT supervision group in Houston. Current group meets every Tuesday, 5:00-6:30PM and is both LPC-interns and art therapists, and a second group for just art therapists will be formed if there is interest.

Contact Deborah at 713-464-8104 or www.soulscapecounseling.com

STATA Annual Meeting 2016

Please join us for the STATA Annual Meeting!

“Envision the Possibilities” 

Sunday, March 6th, 2016
3:30pm-5pm
Yarborough Branch Public Library
2200 Hancock Dr., Austin, TX, 78756

Connect with your colleagues, share your ideas & make art!  At our next meeting, you can choose which break-out group to participate in for the day. Within each group, participants are encouraged to offer creative ideas, planning suggestions and even volunteer for future events! 

  • Annual STATA art show: explore ways to advertise the show, promote/educate the public about Art Therapy, concept/theme, opportunities to volunteer
  • Outreach: Make "Join STATA" cards! The BOD will collect cards & send to STATA members. This group is perfect for participants who would like to make art, chat & brainstorm. What are ways STATA can network/connect with other associations, inform the public about STATA, ways members can utilize social media?  
  • Skill share: develop ideas, opportunities for STATA members to share their skills and earn CEU’s! Explore format of the concept/event, content (careers, experiential, research?). Recruit STATA members as presenters!
  • Retreat/conference: What is STATA interested in? Separate events? Combo? Could we have a service-learning project at the retreat/conference?  

Hope you can join us to “Envision the Possibilities” for STATA!

RSVP by replying to this email or on the STATA Facebook page invitation:

Art Therapy Employment Opportunity

Psychotherapy by Angelina, LLC is looking for an Art Therapist certified or intern. Art therapist will be responsible for a case load of approximately 15 clients, includingindividual, couple, and group sessions. Art therapist will be able to work in a professional studio located in the Bellaire area and have opportunities for growth.
Angelina Rodriguez, owner of PbA, is a board certified LPC and Art Therapist supervisor.

Position is open immediately. Please call or email Angelina for more details.

Life@therapybyangelina.com
713.206.8429
www.therapybyangelina.com

Annual STATA meeting

Annual STATA Meeting

Sunday, Feb 22, 2:30-4:30PM
Ruiz Branch Public Library - Community Meeting Room
1600 Grove Blvd, Austin, 78741
All STATA members and everyone interested in art therapy are invited to attend. We will have a brief membership/business meeting, followed by a 1.5 hr CEU event. STATA member Melissa Dilworth, LPC-AT/S, ATR-BC willlead "Sandtray Mandalas Using Natural Elements." Free for STATA members, $15 for non-members (CEUs approved by LPC and Social Work boards). If you would like to bring a snack to share, be aware that the library policy only allows for pre-packaged, individually wrapped items.
Please RSVP to: stxarttherapy@gmail.com

February Den Meeting

Sunday, Feb 15, 2:00-5:00PM
ISMA Estudio (hosted by Merilee K Minshew)
1499 N Post Oak, Ste 103, Houston, 77055
RSVP to susanpdubois@gmail.com
Please bring a piece of your visual or written creative work that you feel strongly about to share and to be involved in a group process. Drawing paper and markers will be provided for the group process.
Message from Merilee: Dress warm as the studio will be on the chilly side. The studio is located in an industrial warehouse complex between Hempstead Hwy and I-10. You will drive down a long driveway with a new wooden fence on your left, take the mandatory left turn, and then Ste 103 is in front of you. It's the third from the left and will have ISMA on the door.
 

Join us for the Austin Den Meeting: May 4, 2014

Please join us in Austin for our next den meeting. Connect with other STATA members and earn a CEU.

Austin/San Antonio Den Meeting (with CEU presentation)
Sunday, May 4th, 2014
2:00-4:00PM
O'Henry Middle School: 2610 W 10th Street, Austin, TX 78703

CEU Presentation: Once Upon A Time… Storytelling Through Worry Dolls
Karen McGarity and Juliet Baylor will share their experience of developing successful art therapy careers within the school system and nonprofit sector. A worry doll art experiential will invite participants to explore their personal stories and become mindful of their professional journey. Case studies of this directive will illustrate stories of at-risk youth. Participants can choose to keep the doll for themselves or donate their artwork to the STATA fundraiser.

All those who are interested are welcome to attend the den meeting and CEU presentation. CEU will be offered - free to all STATA members, $15 fee for non-members to cover CEUs and provided art supplies. Meeting will be held in classroom 605. Park near the tennis courts.