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Florida State University, Tallahassee
Assistant Professor, Art Therapy

The Florida State University Art Therapy Program within the Department of Art Education is seeking a new tenure-track Assistant Professor whose focus is on art therapy education, research, and service. This 9-month position also offers additional opportunities for summer teaching. The successful candidate will have completed a doctorate in art therapy or a closely related field, will be Board Certified or eligible for Board Certification through the Art Therapy Credential Board, and will have an established record of published research and clinical experience.

The Department of Art Education maintains a strong commitment to the philosophy of art for life, especially social justice issues. It is the oldest department of its kind in the southeast and one of the elite art educations departments in North America, solely offering graduate degrees. The department is accredited through both NCATE and NASAD. The department offers master’s and doctoral degrees in art education, arts administration, museum education and visitor-centered exhibitions, and art therapy, along with the Departments of Interior Architecture and Art History. These Departments, along with The Department of Art Education, are a part of the Florida State University College of Fine Arts.

FSU is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community that is welcoming to all faculty, staff and students. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to fostering and promoting the values of diversity and inclusion. FSU is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled and Veteran Employer.

How to apply
Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all relevant work history and all education details (if applicable) even if attaching a resumé. For consideration, please send a letter of application, including a brief articulation of your teaching philosophy, research goals, areas of clinical expertise, and any credentials and licenses that you currently hold. Additionally, submit your curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; copies of selected published articles; any curriculum work, other writings, or images of your creative work, that you deem appropriate to:
Attn: Department of Art Education /Art Therapy Program Search Committee
1043 William Johnston Building
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1232

Deadline: 19 March 2018.
The successful candidate will begin August 2018

For more info: A/Prof Barbara Parker-Bell, Director, Art Therapy Program –
Applicants must also apply through Florida State University at

Volunteer Arts Therapists for a Mission in Sudan with
The Red Pencil (International)

We are excited to have a new mission being launched in Sudan and are looking for two arts therapists to develop and lead Arts Therapy sessions with our partner organisations.

Step 1: 22 April–4 May 2018
Step 2: 5–17 August 2018
Step 3: 7–19 October 2018

If you are interested in this opportunity and meet the requirements please submit your application to by 23 February 2018, using the subject line: Art Therapist application – Sudan.

CLICK HERE for more info

Movement – Brain • Body • Cognition
International Conference at Harvard University, Boston 

27 – 29 July 2018 

Among the other institutions involved in this event include the Harvard University School of Medicine's affiliated hospitals Spaulding Rehabilitation, McLean, and Beth Israel-Deaconess, as well as the M.I.N.D. Institute at M.I.T., the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the University of Haifa, the Wingate Institute for Sports and Exercise Science, the National Institute for Brain and Rehabilitation Sciences, Nazareth, Israel, the Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Havana, the University of the Medical Sciences Facultad 'Manuel Fajardo' Havana, the School of Public Health of the University of Havana, and Bielefeld University in Germany.

The purpose of the conference is to share knowledge of all those whose interests lie in the nature of human movement and its relation to cognitive function. The abstracts of the conference as well as selected principal papers will be proceedings will be published in volume 8 of the journal Functional Neurology, Rehabilitation, and Ergonomics. Among the broad topic areas in this call for abstracts include Cognitive-Movement applications in: rehabilitation, sports, human development, gerontology, genetics/genomics, technologies and measurement, science of aesthetics, behavioral and communication sciences, occupational and physiotherapy, and biomedical engineering.

We welcome your participation in this event that addresses the relationship between movement and cognition and I personally welcome your enquiries and suggestions.

Check out our website for more details:

9th Annual Expressive Therapies Summit, New York City

2018 Call For Proposals

New York City, 11-14 October 2018

We are pleased to announce the 9th Annual Expressive Therapies Summit to be held in New York City, 11-14 October 2018. Last year, approximately 900 creative arts therapists and educators, counselors and social workers, play therapists, and healthcare colleagues gathered together to learn, collaborate, and network.
      We welcome papers, panels, workshops, as well as single- and multi-day classes featuring any of the creative arts therapies. We are especially interested in sessions that are multimodal, interdisciplinary, and/or experiential.
We are also inviting proposals for day-long multi-faculty seminars. Single-discipline presentations are also welcome, particularly those with an emphasis on studio skills, therapeutic techniques, and topics of clinical interest. Proposals on essential skills in the practice of counseling and psychotherapy are welcome, as well.

Submission deadline: Sunday 18 March – CLICK HERE for the online form
Notification of the committee’s decisions will be sent via email at the end of June

There are no current postings for international arts therapy or related courses advertised here at the moment. Please check again soon as information is posted regularly.
Workshops and Seminars

Square the Circle: Symbolism and creativity workshops –
Bali, April 2018

This Symbolism and Creativity Retreat is designed to harness your own creativity and discover more about Jung’s theories on symbols and archetypes. The workshops include play, painting and collage around symbolic themes such as the forest, the sea and the shadow – exploring fairy tale and myth as well as Jungian symbolism.

A previous participant wrote:
These workshops were a wonderful experience, full of challenge, surprise, insight and fun, and a decisive point for me both professionally as a psychotherapist and personally as someone who wants to develop creatively.

What better place to do this than the beautiful island of Bali, steeped in artistic cultural heritage and rich, vibrant symbolism? The retreat includes yoga by the pool, and daily workshops exploring symbolism facilitated by qualified art therapists, plus other art trips and activities, such as ceramics and puppet-making. We are located at the beautiful Indies Estate, with luxury ensuite rooms, meals and trips included. The creative elements are intense and fulfilling, but there is also plenty of time for yoga, massages, beauty treatments and swimming and sunbathing. CPD certificates are also included.

CLICK HERE for more info and to book

Exhibitions and Events
There are no current postings for international arts therapy or related exhibitions or events at the moment. Please check again soon as information is posted regularly.
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