Psychotherapy and the Arts Special Interest Group

Psychotherapy and the Arts: A Collaboration Between Divs. 32 and 10

This partnership will help bring an expansion of interest and collaboration among the many psychologists who are artists or interested in the connection between psychology and art.

By Ilene Serlin, PhD

Dear Members,

Psychotherapy and the artsWe are delighted to bring more updates to the Psychotherapy and the Arts newsletter. Most important, we will be collaborating with Div. 10 (Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts). We'd like to thank their current president, Paul Sylvia, PhD, and president-elect, Mary Gregerson, PhD, for their enthusiastic support and encouragement. We hope that this partnership between Divs. 32 and 10 will help bring an expansion of interest and collaboration among the many psychologists who are artists or interested in the connection between psychology and art. The newsletter will be posted on the Div. 32 website, as well as being sent to the Psychotherapy and the Arts Listserv. It will be available on a continual basis, with rolling submissions to it. Our June 2018 issue is now live online.

Our editorial staff will now include Pamela J. McCrory, PhD, and Allyn Enderlyn, PhD, both active members of Divs. 10 and 32. They bring wide experience with the arts and special projects that will bring new levels of creativity to this newsletter.

Please do join us in building this coalition. Membership is free, and you are welcome to send news of your own creative projects. If interested, please email me.

Sincerely,

Ilene A. Serlin, PhD, BC-DMT
Founder, Psychotherapy and the Arts Special Interest Group and Newsletter

Join us at APA 2018: Creative Arts in Psychology and Therapy

Special Interest Convention Programming

Co-Chairs: Mary Gregerson (Div. 10 president-elect) and Allyn Enderlyn (Div. 10 treasurer-elect)

Guest Co-Chair: Bill O'Brien (National Endowment for the Arts)

Schedule at a Glance

(Abstracts available at the APA online program.)

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018

10-11:50 a.m., Cognitive and Emotional Creativity Link to Post-Traumatic Growth after Traumas, Moscone 2004, Level 2-West Building

10-10:50 a.m., Arts-Based Interventions for Youth with Autism: A Focus on Dance, Music, Theater and Visual Art, Moscone 2003, Level 2-West Building

12-12:50 p.m., Neuroscience of Creative Expression, Moscone 156 Level 2-West Building

1-1:50 p.m., International Conversation on Creative Arts Approaches for Working with Those with Serious Mental Illness, Moscone 312 Level 3-South Building

2-3:50 p.m., Consulting, Collaboration and Credentialing: Psychologists Partnering with Creative Arts Therapists, Moscone 2007, Level 2-West Building

2-2:50 p.m., Div. 10 Poster Session, Moscone Halls ABC Exhibition Level South Building

6-8:00 p.m., Div. 10 Student Social Hour

Friday, Aug. 10, 2018

10-10:50 a.m., Div. 52 Poster Session: Building International Partnerships for Psychology, People and the Planet--Part 1, "An International Look at Creative Arts Interventions with Youths and Young Adults," Moscone Halls ABC Exhibition Level-South Building

11-11:50 a.m., Creative Expressive Arts and Everyday Life, Moscone 313 Level 3-South Building

4-4:50 p.m., Div. 10 Poster Session, Moscone Halls ABC Exhibition Level South Building

4-5:50 p.m., Crucial Creative Arts Town Hall and Innovative Blitz Talks---Arts for Art vs. Arts for Therapy, Moscone 208 Level 2-South Building

6-8:00 p.m., Town Hall Blitz Social Hours, Marriott/Yerba Buenas Salons 13 and 14 Lower B2 Level

Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018

9-9:50 a.m., Wonder Woman and Women in Film: Heroism, Egalitarianism and Advocacy, Moscone Room 306 Level 3-South Building

11-11:50 a.m., Innovation Driving the Arts and Sciences toward the Horizon of Psychology, Moscone Center 305 and 309 Level 3-South Building

12-12:50 p.m., Creativity, Chaos and Non-Linear Thinking in Mind and Life, Moscone 206 Level 2-South

4-5:50 p.m., Innovative Video and Experiential Format---Psychologist as Artist and as Creative Arts Therapist, Moscone 2001 Level 2-West Building

6:30-9:30 p.m., Div. 10 Social Hours, Thirsty Bear, 661 Howard Street

Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018

10-10:50 a.m., Paper Session: Creativity Development in Youth and Art Education, "The Kansas Story: To Keep Arts in Education, Localities Rally to Counter State and Federal Cuts," Moscone 208 Level 2-South Building

10-10:50 a.m., Innovative Arts- and Media-Based Approaches in Promoting Health and Well-Being for Older Adults, Moscone Center 2006 Level 2-West Building