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Susan Carter

Child Psychologist and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor in Kalamazoo

Play is Work!

PRESENTED ON JUL 26, 2018
IN KALAMAZOO @ VOL 5

Susan Carter walks us thorugh a brief glimpse of her day and why she is passionate about Play Therapy. 

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Artist and drama therapist, Paul Muir talks about the work he created over a 20 year period whilst in therapy and the insights and self-healing journey he went through.

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Art as Therapy

BY LUIS CANO
@ VOL 11 ON OCT 10, 2015

Luis Cano describes personal experiences that influenced the development of his art style. He reveals that when he started his career in art therapy, not only was he helping others connect to their emotions via art, his own work developed in depth as well.

 

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Emotional Languages

BY ANITA TOUTIKIAN
@ VOL 26 ON OCT 12, 2016

A clinical psychologist, art therapist, lecturer and artist, Anita Toutikian is the founder of Beirut Art Therapy. In her talk, she walks us through the different modalities by which emotion can be channeled. From visual arts to performance, we discover the various ways in which psychological layers can unfold and be explored.

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All Work and No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy

BY LIANE VENESS
@ VOL 27 ON SEP 14, 2016

1. Learn how to Build. 

2. Quit my job

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Creativity and Play as Medicine

BY ANNA ATKINSON
IN BEXHILL-ON-SEA

Transpersonal Arts Counsellor Anna Atkinson’s practice incorporates art, movement, creative writing, voice and body work. She explores the potential of creativity to impact on health and wellbeing. Anna gives the audience an insight into the true happiness the freedom that art can give to those who are willing to embrace it. 

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Play-worker, a Day in the Life

BY PETER OLSON
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 27, 2017

According to Fred Rogers, "play is really the work of childhood." For many of us, play is for children and work is for grown-ups, but what happens when you grow up and find yourself working at play for a living? As a 15-year industry veteran, Peter Olson will share an insider’s perspective on a day in the life of a Play Worker.

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Seed Banks

BY BETH JARL
@ VOL 5 ON JUL 26, 2018

Art is not always and only an aesthetic, but is responsible for incredible statements about history and culture, formed within an artists perspective. Following Beth Jarl's design process, we follow her on her journey of her Seed Bank Installation.

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Ultimate: The Best Play

BY JOE NORSKOV
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 10, 2018

Play is a necessary function of skill development. Joe Norskov has played and organized Ultimate for 15 years. During this time, he’s noticed a consistent and above average number of community minded, kind, and high achieving people play Ultimate. The sport develops problem solving, work ethic, good health, and conscientiousness. Joe believes that the sport attracts and shapes individuals to be better humans.

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Understanding What People Need....

BY RACHEL KAZEZ
@ VOL 47 ON SEP 19, 2018

Rachel Kazez is a licensed therapist, adjunct professor of social work, and the founder of All Along, which helps people understand mental health and find therapy.