9:15 - 10:15 am US Eastern Time 17:15 - 18:15 Moscow Time
The Possibilities of Art Therapy: Overcoming Pandemic Stress and Supporting Resilience in the Face of COVID 19
Dr. Liudmila Lebedeva
This presentation will enumerate the possibilities of art therapy practice in pandemic situations. Art therapy methods have been shown to promotecoping with pandemic stress; stimulate activation of self-regulation to overcome emotional exhaustion; and strengthen personal resilience. Based on Dr. Lebedev’s research and practices, the concept of “Art Therapy Cleaning" will be introduced. “Art Therapy Cleaning” aims to reduce the negative consequences of traumatic pandemic experiences through the positive transformation of artworks. These concepts will be illustrated via brief case vignettes.