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Cedar Crest College Hosts Art Therapist to Discuss ‘Healing Power of Pictures’

Allentown, Pa. (March 15, 2011)—Bob Schoenholtz, ATR-BC, LPC—a respected name in the field of art therapy—will deliver a lecture on Monday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the Tompkins College Center, Alcove A, located on the Cedar Crest College campus. His lecture, “The Healing Power of Pictures–Images in Art Therapy,” is free to the public.

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Attendees will have the opportunity to hear Schoenholtz discuss the history and practice of art therapy, along with the therapeutic uses of imagery he provides to his private practice clients. Because his methods use art-making as an aspect of the imagery process, attendees will also get a hands-on introduction to techniques that facilitate the process.

“Art Therapy is a growing field and this is an important time to highlight it as a therapeutic modality,” said Jill Odegaard, associate professor and chair of the art department. “To experience this process first-hand will be a unique component to the evening’s events.”

Bob Schoenholtz is a registered and Board Certified Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor who has provided psychological services within his private practice setting in Philadelphia for more than 30 years. He is the creator and director of The Inward Eye, Center for Learning in Art Therapy and Imagery, where he offers workshops for personal growth as well as professional training for art therapists, other creative arts therapists, psychotherapists, and counselors. 

Schoenholtz is a member of the American Art Therapy Association, the Delaware Valley Art Therapy Association, the American Counseling Association, and the Pennsylvania Counseling Association.  In 2007, he was awarded the status of Honorary Life Member (HLM) of the Delaware Valley Art Therapy Association. In addition to his extensive list of professional papers and presentations, Schoenholtz was also one of the subjects of an article printed in O, The Oprah Magazine in January, 2006.  He is an active poet and artist as well as co-editor of Word Pictures: The Poetry and Art of Art Therapists (2004). 

To register for this event, which is required, call Marianne Flueso at 610-606-4666, ext. 3594.

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