Fall 2021 Fall Ethics Seminar (presented by VATA & EVMS Art Therapy and Counseling, MS Program)

When:  Saturday, October 16 via Google Meet

Time:   8:45am- 4:00pm

*6 CECs granted through NBCC upon completion

$60 for VATA Members -- $90 for Non-Members

$10per CEU for Members -- $15per CEU for Non-Members

(No cost for student and new professional members)

To register go to:  vaarttherapy.org/upcoming-events

Session I:  Ethics Refresh: Acknowledging Cultural Appropriation, Engaging in Ethical Supervision, and Applying Ethical Decision Making Models

Eileen Douglas, PhD, LPC, ATR-BC for an ethics refresh. During this seminar, Dr. Douglas will review ethical considerations and applications for addressing cultural appropriation in art therapy, engaging in ethical supervision, and applying ethical decision making models when facing an ethical dilemma.

 Attendees will:
1. Identify and understand cultural appropriation and navigate the difference between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation in art therapy
2.  Identify ethical supervision practices and understand the application of supervision models
3.  Apply an ethical decision making model to an ethical dilemma case scenario

Session II:  Ethics in the Advocacy World for Victims of Violence: How record keeping and confidentiality rules differ and overlap

Carol Olson, ATR-BC, LPC will explain how, in the advocacy world, record keeping and destruction has evolved different rules in order to maintain safety for victims of violence. As advocacy centers begin to develop clinical programs and hire counselors, those rules can be confusing to track. This presentation provides information on the differences and similarities of note keeping, record retention/destruction, data tracking, and mandated reporting. 

Attendees will:
1. Learn the basics of ethics in clinical settings specific to information retrieval, record retention/ destruction, confidentiality, and sharing information.
2.  Learn the basics of ethics in advocacy settings specific to information retrieval, record retention/ destruction, confidentiality, and sharing information.
3.  Learn how these different services overlap along with mandated reporting. 

Session III:  Art Therapy in the Time of COVID: Navigating new ethics, pivoting for process, and co-creating the Path

As many of us were forced to pivot therapeutic practices when the COVID-19 pandemic altered society in March 2020, in this lecture, Joshua Brancheau, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT  explores one art therapist’s efforts to find a way to meet their clients’ needs in the face of this crisis. The objective of this talk is to share some best practices for running group art therapy through video conferencing platforms, as well as to evaluate some of the limitations inherent in this mode of therapy. This workshop will cover approaches to working within the limitations inherent in video conference technology, consideration of material choice when working with clients remotely, as well as solutions to some of the ethical hurdles posed by practicing tele-art therapy. Throughout the lecture, theoretical framework will be reframed in the context of telehealth, group rituals and directive ideas will be introduced, and the potential for incorporating digital media will be explored, all with a focus on the necessity of co-creating this new therapeutic space with our clients. This workshop will conclude with a digital art experiential that will incorporate some of the lessons learned over the last year and a half. 

Attendees will:
1. Learn the value of shiflting material selection towards the more concrete cognitive/symbolic end of the Expressive Therapies Continuum
2.  Learn how to address several ethical issues posed by providing telehealth.






BENEATH THE SURFACE: Visual Conversations about Race in Hampton Roads

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center  

Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

This art-based workshop was developed to engage community members in exploring the history of race and racial disparity in Hampton Roads. The one-day workshop will include a panel of local historians sharing the history of race in our area, followed by community art making led by a local art therapist. Art making will focus on creating a response to history, examining present day needs, and exploring future transformation. Art materials and lunch will be provided. The event is free. Registration is required. Maximum: 30 participants. For more information or to register, call 757 446-5895 or e-mail Artthrpy@evms.edu.

Target audience: Open to the public, for ages 14 & up. Minors will need signed parental/guardian permission to participate.

This program is made possible by the Hampton Roads Community Foundation and Virginia Department of Humanities.