Supervising the Counselor: Art Therapist

Event: Supervising the Counselor: Art Therapist

Learn from a panel of experts in art therapy and clinical supervision and acquire continuing education credits (CEUs; 2.75 CEUs for Illinois Counselors). Examine different supervision models, including developmental, orientation-specific (e.g., Adlerian) integrated, and art-based supervision models. Bring your questions!

Date: Friday, February 28, 2020
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (With light breakfast provided starting at 8:30 am to allow for mingling and professional networking.)
Fee: FREE to all Adler University community partners providing Counseling: Art Therapy students with on-site clinical supervision. $50 for all others.

Panel Members:

  • Willow Messier, MAAT, ATR-BC, ATCS, CCLS is a registered, board certified art therapist, art therapy credentialed supervisor and certified child life specialist. For the past twelve of her 15 years in the field she has run the art therapy program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago providing family centered care to acute, chronic and terminal patients. She has extensive experience with oncology, palliative care, bereavement and legacy work. Willow has supervised many Art Therapy Interns primarily from Adler University and the School of the Art Institute.
  • The Rev. Dr. Shawn Kafader, D. Min., LCPC serves as Lead Chaplain and Clinical Counseling Supervisor at Friendship Village of Schaumburg. Shawn has professional training in music, theology, clinical counseling and expressive arts therapy. He has offered clinical supervision to Counseling Art Therapy, Mental Health Counseling and most recently Rehabilitation Counseling students.
  • Kassie Straker, LCPC, ATR-BC, CADC has been providing therapeutic services for over seven years, specializing in adolescents, addictions, and trauma. Her passion for using creativity to help people heal has influenced her desire to have a supervisory role in the field to aid other upcoming professionals. Kassie currently serves adolescents and young adults with severe trauma at Thresholds Young Adult Program, where she continues to supervise multiple interns. Her creative supervisory style incorporating art-based techniques supports her main lens of Adlerian theory and incorporates the four primary models of supervision.
  • Moderator: The program will be moderated by Haley Fox, MA, LPCC, PhD, ATR-BC/ATCS coordinator of clinical training for the Counseling: Art Therapy department at Adler University. Dr. Fox is board-certified art therapist and music therapist and a registered expressive arts therapist with supervisory credentials in both art therapy and professional counseling. In addition to her duties at Adler, she facilitates post-graduate supervision groups, utilizing an art-based, developmental model.

Sponsored by: Counseling: Art Therapy Department
Dr. Jennifer LaCivita, Department Chair
Dr. Katy Barrington
Dr. Tomeka McGee-Holloway
Dr. Elizabeth Fotopoulos
Dr. Haley Fox