JUNE 8 & 9, 2018
CONFERENCE & AGM
JUNE 8 & 9
DUTCH URBAN DESIGN CENTRE
1489 Frances Street, Vancouver
We are excited to welcome everyone to Vancouver for the British Columbia Art Therapy Association 2018 Conference & AGM. We are also celebrating BCATA’s 40th birthday, so this year’s conference will include a birthday party & social on Friday June 8!
We hope that you’re able to join us!
The theme for our 2018 conference is
COMMUNITY, CONNECTION & COLLABORATION
We want to focus on the weaving together of people, spaces, and disciplines. We are looking forward to highlighting information-sharing on themes that include collaborative art-making, community connections, and new initiatives in Art Therapy.
FRIDAY JUNE 8
SOCIAL & BIRTHDAY PARTY, 6-10PM
Doors at 5:30pm, Start at 6:30pm to 10:00pm
Meet your community, collaborative land acknowledgement & conference opening ceremony, collaborative art-making projects, history of BCATA storytelling, cocktails, snacks, live music & dancing…
SATURDAY JUNE 9
ALL-DAY CONFERENCE, 9-5PM
Doors at 8:30am, Start at 9:15am to 5:00pm
Workshops & presentations (details below!), collaborative art-making stations, AGM (and welcoming new Board Members), beautiful lunch and snacks, closing circle…
OUR PRESENTERS & SCHEDULED EVENTS
FRIDAY JUNE 8, 2018
OPENING CEREMONY & LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
We are pleased to have Donna Wright, a Metis Elder in Nelson, BC lead our opening ceremony with a land acknowledgement, smudge, and drumming circle.
I have known Donna for over 20 years in friendship, work, and ceremony. I invited her to lead our opening as she has been a dear part of my personal and professional journey in becoming an art therapist in 1994. Donna is an advocate of art therapy and has been leading ceremony and circle in the Kootenays. Donna has invited participants to bring their drum to participate in this opening.
– Christine Lummis
HISTORY OF BCATA: STORYTELLING
Pioneers of the BCATA are coming together to share stories of the development, history, and events of the association. We look forward to celebrating their contributions.
We are pleased to have Dallas Blair, Jazz Guitarist, play for the beginning of our event. The Privateers, an exciting 3-piece band, will play to celebrate our party & dancing!
Participatory Weaving Installation: Weaving our Web
The spider is the wise weaver, spinning threads and making connections. You are invited to draw inspiration from these beautiful webs by adding to a community weaving project. Each person adds an important piece that adds up to a beautiful whole, containing each person’s unique contribution and demonstrating the simple ease of contributing and collaborating. This project will be available through the conference to add to and admire.
Sarah Peacock is an art therapist, co-founder of Magpie’s Nest Community Art Society and co-director of Another Space Studios, a workshop studio for alternative therapies. Sarah also facilitates art therapy workshops at Pacifica Treatment Centre, and is a Child and Youth Counsellor at Burnaby Family Life. In her work, Sarah brings her enthusiasm for crafts and textiles as well as open studio workshops.
Introduction to Collaborative Embroidery Project
Lexie will be talking a bit about her practice, and specifically a project that she developed with the Artists in Community program with the Parks Board and Roundhouse Community Centre. This project will be a jumping off place for a collaborative embroidery table/station that will be available for the duration of the conference!
Lexie is an emerging artist who lives and works in the unceded Coast Salish Territory known as Vancouver, BC. With a practice that bridges disciplines, Owen’s work hovers between sculpture, performance, social practice and the curatorial. Currently she is an artist-in-residence with the City of Vancouver at Burrard View Park Fieldhouse, and is the curator and project director of the itinerant community-based gallery space WNDW.
Owen holds both a BFA in Critical + Cultural Practice from Emily Carr University of Art + Design and a diploma in Jewellery + Small Object Design from Kootenay School of the Arts. Recent and upcoming exhibitions featuring her work include Corner Store at Access Gallery (Vancouver BC), Joint Efforts at Harbourfront (Toronto ON), FIELD GUIDES at the Roundhouse Exhibition Hall (Vancouver, BC), In The Hole at PAVEDarts (Saskatoon, SK), Break the Legs of What I Want to Happen at Access Gallery (Vancouver, BC) and Fresh Paint, New Construction at Art Mur (Montreal, QC). View Lexie’s Collaborative Embroidery Society project.
Our band for the dance party!
The Privateers are Aubrey Moore, Brian Deo and Paul Trattle. The trio have been playing music together for nearly thirty years and draw their inspiration from an eclectic mix of artists from 50’s doo-wop to current popular music, all with an acoustic sound and steeped in harmony. The group’s name, The Privateers, was borrowed from one of the songs they sing, Barrett’s Privateers (made famous by Stan Rogers). As a Privateer by definition is one who takes plunder and riches from others for their own, it seemed a fitting name for a band that plays other artists’ music. www.theprivateersband.weebly.com
OUR PRESENTERS & SCHEDULED EVENTS
SATURDAY JUNE 9, 2018
Group Movement Opening
Brooke is going to get the crowd energized with DancePl3y. DancePl3y uses simple movements that anyone can do and 3 rules; be positive, be fun, and be yourself. This is an energizing activity that will have everyone smiling, hi 5-ing, and connecting with one another.
Dancing with Life was created by Brooke Yantzi to help women, youth, and kids become better versions of themselves and learn how to love themselves. She discovered DANCEPL3Y 5 years ago and has traveled internationally teaching, presenting and training people in this award-winning physical literacy and positive mental health program.
Brooke’s programs focus on mental health, positive psychology and building community through dance. Over the past 7 years she has travelled to Kenya countless times in order to work and create an amazing community of women and children with HIV/Aids in the Ngong Slum. Through dance, they build community, promote health, increase happiness, and educate about oppressive subjects and discrimination.
www.dancingwithlife.com and www.dancepl3y.com
Embodiment & Art Therapy: Healing Through the Senses
SATURDAY MORNING (90 min)
In this workshop you will be introduced to some of the basic concepts from the work of Peter Levine and his Somatic Experiencing approach to trauma resolution. The presenter will be bridging this body-centred framework into the practice of art therapy and describe ways to further help clients track their inner experience and regulate through the creative process. In the experiential component participants will be invited to experiment with playful art exercises that highlight the ‘felt experience’ and connection with the senses.
Gretchen Ladd RCAT, RCC is a registered art therapist, clinical counsellor and educator with extensive experience in both group and individual facilitation. She has provided therapeutic arts to diverse communities for over 25 years. Her clients have included Canadian Veterans, mental health clients, cancer patients, bereaved families clients who have experienced trauma. She worked for 15 years in cancer care and is now in private practice with a focus on trauma recovery and art therapy and is a student in the 3-year professional training in Somatic Experiencing®. Since 2007, Gretchen has been an instructor at the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute and also teaches at the UBC, Justice Institute of BC, Adler University and Nepal House Society.
DR. CHRISTINE LUMMIS, RCAT
Reflections on Identity as Art Therapists
SATURDAY AFTERNOON (45 min)
Our vast landscape influenced the development of Art therapy in Canada as initiatives formed in the East and West independently. We have since developed collaborations and alliances within our profession and with other professions, informing our approaches and our identity. Christine will offer her perspectives gathered from discussions with pioneers for an Art Therapy in Canada presentation offered in South Korea. Let’s recognize our unique individual experience in relationship to our connection to the larger world through a reflective exercise on identity.
Christine is an internationally recognized art therapy instructor and presenter with 20 years of clinical experience. She has developed art therapy programs for children, youth, women with addictions, professionals, and the elderly. She specializes in body-focused art therapy, trauma, and multicultural competency.
Christine completed training at the Kutenai Art Therapy Institute and obtained a Doctorate of Art Therapy from Mount Mary University. In her doctoral research, she coined the phrase Therapeutic Body-Mapping to differentiate it from other forms, and developed grounded theory on its therapeutic value and clinical application. She advocates for its use as a culturally sensitive trauma intervention based on responses from her research in 18 countries on three continents.
Christine is President of the BC Art Therapy Association and an Adjunct and guest Instructor in several Art Therapy Programs. Christine is a Critical Incident Trauma Responder with Morneau Shepell, offering psychological first-aid as well as a therapist in their Trauma Assist Program. She is the author of The Use of Art Therapy in the Treatment of Addictions, and Parents Handbook on Reducing Anxiety: what’s going on in the brain.
Rolling Stones in a River of Life: Crossing Boundaries of Metaphor and Creativity
SATURDAY AFTERNOON (90 min)
Collaborative community art making and exploration of metaphor to discover a sense of newness; an emergence and perhaps a new story. We will explore our language and metaphors around rolling stones, swimming upstream, a rock and a hard place, and pushing a stone uphill. Using the metaphor of the river, we will express our essence through creating river stones and river banks, incorporating creatures, and honouring our beauty and broken bits.
Monica Carpendale, BFA, DVATI, RCAT, HLM, BCATR, founder and academic dean of the Kutenai Art Therapy Institute, Nelson, BC. Monica is an author and filmmaker, producing 3 films in art therapy and writing several articles in the CATA journal and 2 books: Essence and Praxis in the Art Therapy Studio (2009) and A Traveler’s Guide to Art Therapy Supervision (2011). She has edited also edited 2 books by Blake Parker, A Forest of Ideas: ramblings in interpretive frameworks (2014) and Laughter at my Window (2011). Her passion is applying the phenomenological method to teaching, supervision, and arts based research, with a focus on ecological and cultural identity work.
FRIDAY JUNE 8 & SATURDAY JUNE 9, 2018
FRIDAY JUNE 8 – ONLY
SOCIAL & BIRTHDAY PARTY
STUDENTS, MEMBERS, COMMUNITY MEMBERS: $20
Includes 2 free drink tickets!
SATURDAY JUNE 9 – ONLY
STUDENTS: $35 | MEMBERS (BCATA or CATA): $75 | COMMUNITY MEMBERS: $85
FRIDAY and SATURDAY JUNE 8/9
SOCIAL & BIRTHDAY PARTY / ALL-DAY CONFERENCE
STUDENTS: $55 | MEMBERS (BCATA or CATA): $95 | COMMUNITY MEMBERS: $105
Includes 2 free drink tickets! (Fri eve)
Registration payments are made online through PayPal. Please select ONE option below:
FRI ONLY – $20: Friday eve social & birthday party only
SAT ONLY – STUDENT $35: Saturday all-day conference only.
SAT ONLY – MEMBER $75: Saturday all-day conference only.
SAT ONLY – COMMUNITY $85: Saturday all-day conference only.
FRI & SAT – STUDENT $55: All events.
FRI & SAT – MEMBER $95: All events.
FRI & SAT – COMMUNITY $105: All events.
AGM: BCATA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
SATURDAY JUNE 9, 2018
Every year we gather as a collective group for the Board of Directors to share all that has been happening over the previous year with the Association members. This year we will be seeing three Board members stepping down from their positions, and new members stepping in!
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to learn more about the roles of Board Members! Participating as a Board Member for our organization is a great way to develop leadership skills and to contribute to the growth of your profession…and of our community! Please consider joining our team!
If you’re looking for lodging, have a spare room and/or bed, want to share hotel accommodations, or ride share for the 2018 BCATA conference in Vancouver June 8 & 9 – please email Sabrina with your details by May 30, 2018!
TRANSIT & ACCOMMODATIONS
There are many lodgings available on www.airbnb.ca near the Dutch Urban Design Centre. To book on Airbnb you need to create an account (PLEASE NOTE that it may take a couple days for airbnb to process your account before you are able to book accommodation).
HOTELS and B&B
Atrium Inn Vancouver
Address: 2889 Hastings St E, Vancouver, BC V5K 2A1
Distance: 7min Drive; 17min Bus (095)
Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel
Address: 205 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5T 3J5
Distance: 8min Drive; 30min Bus (016/020 with transfer to 003)
Days Inn Vancouver Metro
Address: 2075 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5N 2T2
Distance: 11min Drive; 26min Bus (020)
Bee & Thistle Guest House (BnB)
Address: 1842 Parker St, Vancouver, BC V5L 2K9
Distance: 4min Drive; 11min Walk