AATA conference – 31st of October 2019

I gave a lecture on memory drawing at the 50th anniversary American Art Therapy Association Conference, 31st of October 2019, where I talked about my research on how effective drawing is for increasing memory and processing emotions. It was great to meet with so many art therapists from around the world, learn about their art therapy work and to share with them the memory drawing research.

In the pictures I’m with Bobbi Stoll the founder of the International Networking Group of Art Therapists. Also, with lovely Judy Rubin who has contributed greatly to the development of art therapy through for example; writing books, making films and being supportive to other art therapists. I’m also with the art therapist Audrey de Maria who is the editor of the book "Exploring Ethical Dilemmas in Art Therapy: 50 Clinicians From 20 Countries Share Their Stories". I wrote a chapter in the book and it was a great pleasure to see Audrey at the conference.

Feedback from participants at the The American Art Therapy Association Conference lecture 2019.

  • Informative!
  • One of the best research presentations that was easy to translate to practice.
  • Good to participate in the material.
  • This workshop was one of my favorites of the day, the presenter was knowledgeable and her session was extremely though provoking and interesting.
  • The exercise we participated in to experience the potential benefits of imagery to enhance memory was intriguing and thought provoking.
  • Very interesting research and well presented. The experiential aspect helped to elevate the significance of this study as well as illustrate the double role of art therapy & education.
  • Materials from Unnur's session will be helpful to me in my practice. Appreciated her novel approach.
  • Great information & examples.
  • Extremely interesting loved this presentation. Great job.
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