This presentation will look at a multidisciplinary team providing therapy to people with intellectual disabilities who have experienced trauma. The clinic offers a wide range of therapies including talk therapy, art therapy, and expressive arts therapy, with the goal of helping individuals with differing disabilities receive the treatment they need to work through the trauma they have experienced.
Amanda Gee is a registered Canadian art therapist, a registered psychotherapist and has been working with individuals with intellectual disabilities for the past 18 years in many different capacities. Amanda is currently working as an art therapist at a community living organization in Ontario as part of a multidisciplinary team, and volunteers on the CATA board.
Virginia Jahyu is an intersectional-feminist and expressive arts therapist who currently works at the Trauma to Trust Clinic providing services for individuals living with intellectual disabilities. Virginia holds a master’s degree in expressive arts therapy, minoring in psychology. Her passion for the arts, accessibility, and equity continues to guide her work.