7:00pm: Your Brain on Art: How Art Therapy Can Benefit ADHD Clients
with Barbara Robertson, LCPAT, ATR-BC
How does making art in art therapy help with the challenges faced by kids or adults with ADHD or ADD? When working with clients to treat AD/HD, the art therapist guides the client through the creative art process with attention to purposeful focus and follow- through, from inspiration to finished work. Art-making engages the client in actions that build and reinforce constructive responses to situations that challenge AD/HD sufferers day-in and day-out. Barbara Robertson, LCPAT, ATR-BC, will share insights gained in the practice of art therapy with AD/HD children, adolescents and adults in her presentation. She will suggest some ways that families can incorporate brief art activities at home to enhance the AD/HD individual’s ability to focus, stay on task, and solve problems with creativity and ownership.
Ms. Robertson offers art therapy in private practice in Annapolis, treating individuals and families for many challenges, including AD/HD, mood disorders, and life transitions. For many years, she provided art therapy for patients in inpatient psychiatric settings at Children’s National Medical Center, and at Crownsville and Springfield State Hospital Centers in Maryland. She earned her post-Master’s level art therapy certification from George Washington University in 2001, Board-Certified by the Art Therapy Credentialing Board since 2004, and has been licensed by the state of Maryland since the inception of their art therapy licensure in 2012.
8:30pm - 9:20pm: Parent Support Group with Carol Robbins, Ph.D.
8:30pm - 9:20pm: Adult Support Group with Matt Cahill
7:00pm - 9:20pm: Middle Schools Social Skills Support Group with Karen Bisnett