This experiential workshop will explore how we come to understand the role of space and psychotherapy. More specifically, through response art, screening two films (“Footsteps” and “Spaces”), and question and answer, we will consider the existence and construction of sacred spaces; their role in our lives in general, and the influence of culture, identity, and politics in the creation and maintenance of sacred spaces in the practice of psychotherapy.

Sacred Spaces and Psychotherapy: Intersections of Culture, Identity, and Politics

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Description:

This experiential workshop will explore how we come to understand the role of space and psychotherapy. More specifically, through response art, screening two films (“Footsteps” and “Spaces”), and question and answer, we will consider the existence and construction of sacred spaces; their role in our lives in general, and the influence of culture, identity, and politics in the creation and maintenance of sacred spaces in the practice of psychotherapy.

Objectives:

Upon conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Consider response art as a method for investigating personal factors that relate to the creation of sacred spaces
  2. Consider the role of sacred spaces in the process of psychotherapy
  3. Understand the influence of culture, identity, and politics and other contextual factors in the creation and maintenance of sacred spaces

Presenters:

Hart Ginsburg, LCPC

Psychotherapist, Filmmaker and Founder of Digital Tapestries

Tatsu Aoki

Adjunct Professor at SAIC, currently teaching Asian Identify in Film.
Artist, Composer, Musician, and Filmmaker.

Moderator:

Ethan Michaeli

Author of The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America, and Lecture at the Univ. of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy

Continuing Education:

This workshop will provide 2 CEU’s for social workers and counselors. These CEU’s will also count toward the cultural competence continuing education required for social workers.

Location:

Gene Siskel Film Center Theater 2 | 164 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601

Time:

Saturday, April 28

10:00am–10:30am: Breakfast Reception and Art Response Session
10:30am–12:30pm: Screening, Discussion, and Response Art Presentation

Cost:

$35 per person including breakfast

This workshop is presented as a collaboration between Live Oak, Inc, Hart Ginsburg/Digital Tapestries and Asian Improv aRts Midwest.