Synergy: when we endeavour together to give birth to something new: a new perspective; a new synapse; a new connection. This workshop will include art interventions specifically designed to invite families into collaborative creation and deeper connection. We will present material based on the collaborative family work that we invite in our practice, include hands-on art interventions and open up discussion on engaging families in collaborative art making for all ages.
Jennifer Newman is an art therapist who works with children, adolescents, young adults and families at the Prairie Institute of Expressive Arts Therapy. Jenne’s dynamic approach in supporting her clients fosters empowerment, encourages clients to take an active role in their treatment and instills hope throughout the healing process. Jenne has twenty years of experience in creating and facilitating artful workshops, groups and presentations focused on using art to make meaning from our personal journeys.
Rachela Buonincontri has earned a master’s degree in counselling and has professional training in art therapy. She is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists, Certified Canadian Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), a professional art therapist and member of the Canadian Art Therapy Association (CATA). She is also the Alberta representative for the Creative Arts Chapter of the CCPA, and a member of the Prairie Chapter of CATA.