Drama Therapy Summer Institute – Drama and Art Therapies: Facing Grief

August 3, 2013 @ 4:30 pm – August 4, 2013 @ 11:00 pm
Antioch University Seattle. Room 100
2326 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
$200 AUS Alumni, $225 General Public
Bobbie Kidder

Module C:

Drama and Art Therapies: Facing Grief

Featuring guest instructor Dani Baker & Lise Porter

August 3rd (9:30-5:30) & August 4th (Noon-4:00)

This course will explore how drama therapy and the visual arts can help express and contain grief. Utilizing creative processes including mask making, role play, narrative and ritual, the workshop will invite participants to consider the transformative properties of grief. Participants will learn how to identify core aspects of grief and how to incorporate expressive arts techniques into clinical practice to accommodate the healing process.

  • Students: 1 Credit- Creative Arts Therapies

Continuing Education: 10 CE or clock hours ($200 alumni, $225 general public)

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Bios of Module C Instructors:

Dani Baker, MA, ATR, LMFT is a registered counselor who works as a child, couple, and family art therapist. She also facilitates adult and children support groups and workshops. Dani has worked primarily with grieving families since 2003 where she began her work as a volunteer at Hospice of the North Coast, Camp HOPE. She has been working as an Art Therapist at The Healing Center, a grief support organization, in the Seattle area since 2005, She has also facilitated children’s groups for ALS Family Camp and Camp Erin, a Moyer Foundation and Seattle Providence Hospice camp for children and teens for several years. For more information about Baker, visit her website: http://mykindofcat.com/

Lise Porter, MFT, RDT, Currently based in San Diego, California, Porter began her life pursuing the arts, which remains her greatest passion. She studied ballet and theatre and retains her love for the arts through screenwriting. Porter’s background includes a Master’s degree in psychology (with a concentration in drama therapy) from the California Institute of Integral Studies and a B.A. in theatre from the University of California at San Diego. Porter also studied at the Institute for the Arts in Psychotherapy and two years at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing. Porter is a licensed psychotherapist and registered drama therapist and has applied to be a board-certified trainer in drama therapy. She views healing as a journey towards wholeness, self-empowerment and inner peace. For more information, visit her website: http://www.transformationofgrief.com