Join art therapists, community leaders, artists, and mental health counselors from the Midwest to learn how art can inspire and promote community revitalization and personal empowerment. Keynote speaker, Holly Feen-Calligan, Ph.D., ATR-BC, will share how Detroit’s creative community plays a crucial role in bridging divides among people and rebuilding civic spirit.
All-day event of workshops, lectures, and discussions exploring how arts can be used to inspire and promote community revitalization and personal empowerment.
Art Therapy Symposium
Friday, April 7, 2017
8:00am - 6:00pm
Mount Mary University
About the Keynote SpeakerDr. Holly Feen-Calligan has directed the art therapy program at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. In this capacity she has negotiated art therapy internships and service-learning placements in neighborhoods all over the city and surrounding suburbs, allowing her to interact with numerous social service agencies, art centers, city leaders and citizens. In 2010 she co-founded ArtsCorpsDetroit, aimed at strengthening university-community relationships, service-learning and volunteerism for students, alumni and others who want to help revitalize the City of Detroit through the arts. A prominent speaker and published author, Holly’s diverse areas of research include effective models of service-learning, resiliency in African American homeless women, and community based art therapy models.
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