Growing Up with Art Therapy:
A Glorious Adventure for Almost 6 Decades!

Judy Rubin

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Monday, February 7, 2022  1:00 - 3:00PM PST
For Asia: Tuesday, February 8, 2022
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Approved for 2 CE credits!

CE Information: You must register for the presentation first! If have already registered and are interested in obtaining CE hours, please click here for more information.

Registration Details:

Cost: $25

Deadline: February 4th, 2022

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Presentation Description:

Judy Rubin is a pioneer art therapist who began her work in 1963, when the profession itself was in the process of being born.  In the first part of this presentation, Judy will share stories from the early days of the development of art therapy in the United States.  Making it up as she went along, Judy had the good fortune to meet some generous visionaries whose guidance was critical— including Erik Erikson, Margaret Naumburg, Edith Kramer, and Irene Jakab. 


Next, Judy will show videos from different periods in the growth of art and all the expressive arts therapies, where you will meet others who helped to invent these professions.  Judy will also talk about what she learned as the “Art Lady” on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and its effect on all of her later work.


Additionally,  Judy will discuss her hopes and vision for the future, including her dream of providing a streaming library where people can view classic and contemporary films— and can learn by watching master clinicians conducting thoughtful and sensitive therapy using all of the expressive arts.  


If you cannot attend the Live Presentation via Zoom, the recording will be available for you to watch at your convenience for up to 2 months. (Note: CE is only approved for attending the Live Zoom Presentation). 

About Judy Rubin:

Judith A. Rubin, Ph.D., ATR-BC, HLM is a licensed psychologist, child and adult psychoanalyst, and board-certified art therapist. A past President and Honorary Life Member of the American Art Therapy Association, she has written six books and created thirteen films. For three years in the 1960’s she was the Art Lady on the PBS children’s program, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Now retired from clinical practice and regular teaching, she served for forty years on the faculties of the Psychiatry Department at the University of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center. She also presented and taught at many universities and conferences in the U.S. and abroad. President and co-founder of Expressive Media, she has recently launched an online Training Film Library in the expressive therapies.

This offering is open to those new and experienced in Focusing, Expressive Arts, and FOAT!

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