Recent presentations, teaching, media

Seeing Art as Medicine, a series of three seminars offered at the AGO to medical students and residents: approaching artwork as one might approach people — by slowing down assumptions, paying close attention, sharing sense impressions, learning to embody rather than simply theorize an understanding — all in a way that can be relevant to clinical engagement.


“Visual Ways of Knowing” day-long workshop, with Shelley Wall, at the McMichael Collection of Canadian Art, for medical learners at the University of Toronto.

“The Visible Curriculum”, with Shelley Wall, chapter in Health Humanities in Post-Graduate Medical Education, Allan Peterkin and Anna Skorzewska, Eds., Oxford University Press, 2018

Women’s College Hospital program for survivors of abuse marks its 20-year anniversary

“A naturalistic study of a brief treatment program for survivors of complex trauma”, with Catherine Classen et al., Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 2017

Trauma therapy: helping survivors of abuse and violence rebuild their lives

Art-inspired healing

“The Ugly Picture and the Therapy Relationship”
Creating Space VIII, Halifax

“Looking Together”, with Shelley Wall
Narrative Healthcare Atelier, Toronto

“The Unthought Drawn”, with Shelley Wall
The Narrative Healthcare Atelier, Toronto
Creative Space VII, Winnipeg

“Trauma and art therapy in the trauma therapy program”
Women’s College Hospital Mental Health Rounds, Toronto

A Multi-Modal Treatment Program for Childhood Trauma Recovery: Women Recovering from Abuse Program (WRAP), with Marlene Duarte-Giles et al., Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 2007

Women’s College Hospital’s Eva-Marie Stern Featured in ‘Survivor’s Guide’ Documentary

Evaluating “What Works Best”

Women’s College Hospital’s Trauma Therapy Program says goodbye to the current building through creative art

Psychotherapists of WCH’s Trauma Therapy program

“Art not violence”
International Women’s Day, Sunnybrook & Women’s College Health Sciences Centre

“The art psychotherapy case study as an exercise in colonization”
University of Barcelona, Masters of Art Therapy class, Barcelona

“There she goes again: dissociation and group process”
Mt Sinai Hospital Psychiatry Grand Rounds (co-presenter), Toronto

“The healing arts”
Guest television interview, “Health on the Line”, Toronto

“Navigating the soup: or the dynamics of charisma in the history of art therapy in Ontario”
Ontario Art Therapy Association bi-annual conference, Toronto

“Disclosure and deception: Looking for trauma in children’s art”
International Society for the Study of Dissociation 19th annual conference, Baltimore

“Art therapy as a team building tool”
Ministry of Citizenship & Immigration Canada, Toronto

“Trauma and children’s art: What can we tell?”
Toronto Psychoanalytic Society; Toronto Society for Contemporary Psychoanalysis; Psychotherapy Program of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto 6th Annual Day in Applied Psychoanalysis; and Toronto Child Psychoanalytic Institute/Canadian Child Psychotherapy Association Scientific Meeting, Toronto

“A celebration of artists & art therapists”
Centre for Addiction & Mental Health/Sunnybrook & Women’s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto
(Co-organised and hosted this two-day event, including Dr. Joy Schaverien’s Conference and Master Class on Analytical Art Psychotherapy)

“Art as therapy”
Doctor on Call, Women’s TV Network

“Using images when the issue is incest”
Women’s College Hospital, Sexual Assault Centre, Toronto

“Art as a trigger”
Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture, Toronto

“Art therapy with hospitalized children”
Sick Children’s Hospital professional education day, Toronto

“What and why: Art therapy”
Poster presentation, Ontario Psychiatric Association Annual General Meeting, Toronto

“Art therapy in cross-cultural psychiatry”
Canadian Art Therapy Association Annual Conference, Toronto