Rowena Tam (she/her) is a drama therapist (M.A.), arts educator, and member of the Quebec Counselling Association (QCA) executive team. Practicing with an anti-oppressive lens, Rowena has clinical experience working with immigrant/refugee youth and families, womxn in prison, as well as children and adults with neurotypical and neurodiverse abilities. Rowena currently divides her time between Montréal and Toronto, and acknowledges her position as a settler on unceded Indigenous lands with the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation recognized as the custodians of Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal, and the area known as Tkaronto caretaken by the Anishinabek Nation, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, the Huron-Wendat, the Métis, and the Mississaugas of the Credit.
Historique et mission
En réponse à une série de conversations avec des praticiens canadiens en santé mentale qui ont recours à l’utilisation intentionnelle de la danse, du théâtre, de l’art, de la photographie, de la musique ou de l’écriture créative, une section s’est formée au sein de l’Association canadienne de counseling et de psychothérapie à l’intention des conseillers qui utilisent les arts dans leur approche de counseling et à ceux qui s’identifient à la psychothérapie de créativité.
Cette section fournit donc un forum concret grâce auquel les praticiens du domaine de la santé mentale qui ont recours aux arts comme instrument thérapeutique peuvent dialoguer ouvertement sur des questions ayant trait à la formation, la recherche et la pratique. Elle peut aussi servir de véhicule de lobbying auprès de départements universitaires, de gouvernements et agences ciblés en vue d’atteindre l’objectif de former des conseillers compétents auxquels on pourra offrir une éducation relative à l’écart entre l’utilisation de l’activité créative en counseling et en thérapie.
La Section des arts créatifs en counseling fut approuvée par le conseil d’administration de l’ACCP lors de sa réunion de mai 2003. Au terme de la formation d’un conseil provisoire de l’ACCP, celui-ci a procédé à l’établissement d’un projet de mandat et de règlements généraux.
Gabrielle is a licensed teacher, artist, art-therapist (M.A.), member of the Quebec Art Therapy Association (AATQ) and founding member of Canevas art therapy Centre in Tiohtiá:ke, also known as Montreal. Her goal as an art therapist is to support individuals and groups in achieving emotional and psychological well-being through creativity and art. Her therapeutic approach is drawn primarily from narrative and humanistic values, which acknowledges individuals and groups as the authors and creative forces of their experiences. She is committed to working with adults, the elderly population, recent immigrants to Quebec, and is especially experienced in working with caregivers, woman how are experiencing difficult transitions and children who have mental health issues. Gabrielle acknowledges that she lives and works on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal, is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations.
Audrey-Anne Frenette is an art-therapist (M.A) and the owner of a jewelry company. She believes that every individual is creative, and has the capacity to adapt. She is committed to working with children through art therapy, as her goal is to help them find and develop effective ways to express themselves, and to overcome their difficulties to transform their suffering. Her work as an art-therapist also seeks to focus on preventing symptoms rather than treating them. She has educational experience working with pre-school aged children as well as clinical experience working with adults experiencing psychological and emotional difficulties and with immigrant children and their families. Audrey-Anne is from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, and for the past 9 years, she’s been living on the island of Tiohtiá:ke also known as the island of Montreal. Audrey-Anne acknowledges and is sensitive to her role as a settler currently residing on the traditional territories of First Nations communities.
Cassandra Brennan is a Drama Therapist who recently completed her Masters in Creative Arts Therapies at Concordia University. She has worked in recent years with the Art Hives network to explore public forms of therapeutic practice within the creative arts therapies. She hopes to continue working to find ways to make drama therapy more accessible to the public and advocate for the powerful potential of the creative arts therapies. She has experience working with individuals with anxiety and other mood-related disorders, as well as geriatric populations. Her work brings her to witness the resiliency of the human spirit in others each day. Cassandra acknowledges that she is a settler currently living on the land of the traditional territory of the Anishnabek.
Melody Newcomb is an accredited music therapist (MTA) and music educator who recently completed an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling – Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has worked with adolescents in a variety of settings: residential treatment, schools, and currently in an outpatient eating disorder program as well as a community counselling centre. She also works with adults in hospital and the community living with mental health issues. She uses the arts to help clients and patients express and embody their own story and strengths. She is humbled to be a witness to the struggle of clients and supports their resilience and recovery. Play and creativity in a safe and accepting container are at the heart of her practice. Melody lives in Winnipeg, which is located on the original lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis nation. She respects the Treaties that were made on these territories, she acknowledges the harms and mistakes of the past, and she dedicates herself to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.
A recent graduate of Concordia University’s Graduate Diploma in Music Therapy, Lorelei is just beginning her career as a music therapist! Lorelei is originally from Montreal (acknowledged as the traditional and unceded territory of the Kanien’keha:ka— Mohawk). During her Bachelor of Music at McGill University, Lorelei began looking for ways to combine her two interests: music and psychology. This lead her in the direction of music therapy! Lorelei has worked as a music therapist primarily in long-term care facilities and with people of varying developmental & intellectual disabilities. Lorelei has returned to Halifax (acknowledged as Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People). She currently works as a musician with the Canadian Armed Forces while working to develop music therapy programs in the local community.
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Règlements et constitution
Les règlements de cette Section sont un ensemble de règles qui contrôlent les actions de ses membres et gouvernent la gestion interne du Chapitre.
Activités de développement professionnel
Le Advanced Intensive Creative Arts Therapy Certificate Program a publié son horaire de 2014/2015.
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- Canadian Art Therapy Association (CATA)
- American Art Therapy Association (AATA)
- Association des art-thérapeutes du Québec (AATQ)
- The British Columbia Art Therapy Association (BCATA)
- Ontario Art Therapy Association (OATA)
- American Dance Therapy Association
- National Association for Drama Therapy
- Playback Theatre
- Canadian Association for Music Therapy (CAMT)
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- PhotoTherapy Centre
- Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy
- The British Columbia Play Therapy Association
- The National Association of Poetry Therapy
- Canadian Association for Sandplay Therapy (CAST)
- International Expressive Arts Therapies Association
- National Coalition for Creative Arts Therapies
- The Society for Arts in Healthcare
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