presentations & teaching

seminar series

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

at the Art Gallery of Ontario

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Witnessing

workshop

Trent University Annual Education Conference

Invited Speaker

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Visual Ways of Knowing

workshop

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

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Telling Trauma through Art

seminars

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

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Paint your Experience

workshop

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

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Multiplicity and Space for the Unspeakable: Art, Lifeworld
& the Limits of Narrative
in Psychosis

panel presentation

with Suze Berkhout
at the conference of the
European Association for the Study
of Science and Technology, Prague

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Telling Trauma
through Film & Art

workshop

"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.

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The Ugly Picture
and the therapy relationship

workshop

Presented at the Creating Spaces VIII conference in Halifax

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The Unthought Drawn

workshop

Presented with Shelley Wall
at the Narrative Healthcare Atelier,
University of Toronto

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“Trauma Therapy and Intersectionality”. Summer Program in Social and Cultural Psychiatry, McGill University. Montreal, Canada. Co-presenters: Zoe Thomas, Anne Fourt, Abby Hershler, Tessa Colthoff, Kate Drury.

 

“Seeing Art as Medicine”. Seminar series. Multilevel Education, Art Gallery of Ontario/Faculty of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry, Psychotherapies, Humanities, and Education Scholarship, University of Toronto.

“Art to Power and Resilience”. Workshop delivered to participants of PASAN (community-based prisoner health and harm reduction organization that provides support, education and advocacy to prisoners and ex-prisoners). Toronto.

 

“Visual Ways of Knowing”. University of Toronto Health Arts Humanities Program/McMichael Canadian Art Gallery. Kleinburg, Canada. Co-presenter: Shelley Wall.

 

“The Ugly Drawing and the Therapy Relationship”. Creating Space VIII. Halifax, Canada.

 

“The Unthought Drawn”. University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry, Narrative Healthcare Atelier. Toronto. Co-presenter: Shelley Wall.

 

“Telling Trauma Through Art”. Seminar series. Multilevel Education, Faculty of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry, Psychotherapies, Humanities, and Education Scholarship, University of Toronto.

 

“Visual Narrative: working with images and non-verbal cues”. Canadian Association for Spiritual Care. Deerhurst, Canada. Co-presenter: Shelley Wall.

“The Unthought Drawn in medical education”. Creating Space VII. Winnipeg, Canada. Co-presenter: Shelley Wall.

 

“The Unthought Drawn”. University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry, Narrative Healthcare Atelier. Toronto. Co-presenter: Shelley Wall.

“Trauma, psychotherapy and the humanities: an experience”. University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry PHES Divisional Rounds. Toronto. Co-presenter: Sue Macrae.

“Creativity and Destructiveness in Art and Psychotherapy”, University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry Elective in Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Toronto.

“Psychotherapy: Using Image and Imagination”, Seminar series. Multilevel Education, Faculty of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry, Psychotherapies, Humanities, and Education Scholarship, University of Toronto.

 

“Group therapy for trauma survivors”. Ottawa General Hospital Eating Disorders Program. Ottawa, Canada. Co-presenters: Anne Fourt, Lesley Hughes, Nancy McCallum.

 

“Art Talks in Trauma Therapy”. Women’s Mental Health Rounds, Women’s College Hospital. Toronto.

“The Art Not Violence Project, a view inside”. Bystanders No Longer: Psychotherapeutic Dialogues for the Politically Silenced. New York, NY, USA.

 

“Learning about relational trauma through the Art Not Violence Project”. Creating Space I. Toronto.

 

“All you wanted to know about trauma therapy”. Annual Day in Psychotherapy. Mt Sinai Hospital/University of Toronto. Co-presenters: Lisa Anderman, Catherine Classen, Janet Ellis, Edred Flak, Nancy McCallum, Claire Pain, Suvercha Pasricha, Ellen Rumm, Pam Stewart, Ian Weinroth.

 

Interviewee: “A Survivor’s Guide to Freedom from Violence”. Documentary film by Lindsay Angus.

 

Interviewee: “Canada’s best medical care for women”. Best Health Magazine, May.

 

“WRAPback: teaching group therapy for trauma survivors using the Playback theatre form”. Canadian Group Psychotherapy Association, Credit Valley Hospital Eating Disorders Program, and Ontario Society of Psychotherapists. Mississauga and Toronto.

“A multi-modal group therapy approach for the treatment of interpersonal trauma”, International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. Los Angeles, USA. Co-presenters: Judy Langmuir, Felisa Shizgal.

 

Interviewee: “Art therapy and trauma”. Medical Intelligence (television program). Toronto.

 

Interviewee: “Trauma and art in the Trauma Therapy Program”. Women’s Health Matters interviews with experts (website). Toronto.

 

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

“The art therapy case study as an exercise in colonization”. University of Barcelona Master’s Art Psychotherapy program, Metafora. Barcelona, Spain.

 

“Navigating the soup, or the dynamics of charisma in the history of art therapy in Ontario”. Ontario Art Therapy Association Bi-Annual Conference. Kleinburg, Canada.

 

Interviewee: “The healing arts”. Health On The Line (television program). Toronto.

 

“There she goes again: dissociation and group process”. Mt Sinai Hospital Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds. Toronto. Co-presenters: Anne Fourt, Felisa Shizgal, Pat Woods.

 

“Disclosure and deception: looking for trauma in children’s art”. International Society for the Study of Dissociation. Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

 

“Art therapy as a team-building tool”. Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration Canada AGM. Toronto.

 

“Trauma and children’s art: what can we tell?”. Toronto Psychoanalytic Society/Toronto Society for Contemporary Psychoanalysis/Psychotherapy Program of the Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Sixth Annual Day in Applied Psychoanalysis. Toronto. Co-presenter: Claire Pain.

 

“Trauma and children’s art: what can we tell?”. Toronto Child Psychoanalytic Institute/Canadian Child Psychotherapy Association Scientific Meeting. Toronto.

 

© Eva-Marie Stern. 2020. All rights reserved.
 

Eva-Marie Stern RP MA
Psychotherapist, Art Therapist, Educator
Adjunct Prof University of Toronto Dept of Psychiatry

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