Positive art therapy: New directions in positive psychology, Fri, June 5, 2015, 6-7:30 pm, Wayne State, Detroit, MI, Extended workshops June 6 and 7

Positive Art Therapy: New Directions in Positive Psychology and Art Therapy Practice and Research
June 5th, 2015, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Extended Class and workshops, Sat and Sun, June 6 and 7, 2015
Wayne State, Detroit, MI,
146 DeRoy Auditorium
The lecture is offered free of charge.

Gioia Chilton, PhD, ATRHBC is a Provost Fellow and a graduate of Drexel University’s Creative Arts Therapies Ph.D. Program. Her dissertation, An Arts’Based Study of the Dynamics of Expressing Positive Emotions within the Intersubjective Art Making Process, was awarded the E. Paul Torrance Research Award for demonstrating rigor and excellence in the study’s design and findings. As an adjunct faculty member, Gioia has taught at Mount Mary University, the George Washington University, and Marymount University. Gioia is interested in mixed media and altered art, and has worked with children, adolescents and adults with mental health needs as a registered and board certified art therapist for 20 years. In 2010, she cofounded Creative Wellbeing Workshops, LLC, where she provides continuing education trainings on happiness strategies (www.creativewwellbeingworkshops.com). Dr. Chilton has also authored numerous articles, most recently coauthoring a chapter on artsbased research for the Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research.

Positive Art Therapy: New Directions in Positive Psychology and Art Therapy Practice and Research
June 5th, 2015, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Extended Class and workshops, Sat and Sun, June 6 and 7, 2015
Wayne State, Detroit, MI,
146 DeRoy Auditorium
The lecture is offered free of charge.
For more information or to RSVP for any of these events, please contact ArtEd_ArtTherapy@wayne.edu or (313) 577-5469.
For more information or to RSVP for any of these events, please contact ArtEd_ArtTherapy@wayne.edu or (313) 577-5469.

Gioia Chilton, PhD, ATRHBC is a Provost Fellow and a graduate of Drexel University’s Creative Arts Therapies Ph.D. Program. Her dissertation, An Arts’Based Study of the Dynamics of Expressing Positive Emotions within the Intersubjective Art Making Process, was awarded the E. Paul Torrance Research Award for demonstrating rigor and excellence in the study’s design and findings. As an adjunct faculty member, Gioia has taught at Mount Mary University, the George Washington University, and Marymount University. Gioia is interested in mixed media and altered art, and has worked with children, adolescents and adults with mental health needs as a registered and board certified art therapist for 20 years. In 2010, she cofounded Creative Wellbeing Workshops, LLC, where she provides continuing education trainings on happiness strategies (www.creativewwellbeingworkshops.com). Dr. Chilton has also authored numerous articles, most recently coauthoring a chapter on artsbased research for the Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research.

A reception will follow.

Gioia Chilton will also be teaching an extended class on Saturday, June 6th & Sunday, June 7th, which will be open to current art therapy students and alumni. This class will focus on discovering and capitalizing on character strengths and the importance of positive emotions in using creative techniques. Additionally, 1.2 CEUs or 3 – 13 SCECHs will be available to participating alumni. For more information or to RSVP for any of these events, please contact ArtEd_ArtTherapy@wayne.edu or (313) 577-5469.
A reception will follow.