Presentations & teaching


Visual Elective for U of Toronto
Health, Arts & Humanities Program

at the Art Gallery of Ontario

seminar series

with Shelley Wall at the
McMichael Collection of Canadian Art,
for medical learners
at the University of Toronto

Visual Ways of Knowing


Presented at Women's College Hospital for health professions students and staff

Telling Trauma through Art


A pilot project for cardiac care patients
at the University Health Network

Paint your Experience

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"A Girl Named C" is a documentary that features a young girl struggling with the aftermath of sexual assault and making meaning of her experience through art-making. I offered a session where we explored some of C’s images and our own, to better grasp -- both in our mind and through our hands -- how art expresses and helps transform us. We discussed trauma-informed care and reflected on C’s story through this lens. Participants were invited to make art and to look at art, and to learn some of the essentials of witnessing in trauma therapy.

Telling Trauma
through Film & Art


Presented at the Creating Spaces VIII conference in Halifax

The Ugly Picture
and the therapy relationship


Presented with Shelley Wall
at the Narrative Healthcare Atelier

The Unthought Drawn


Past presentations & teaching

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

group presentation
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

team facilitation
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

conference co-chair
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

guest television interview
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