Endicott College Expressive Therapies Symposium: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Arts, and Culture

Join us for the first Endicott College Expressive Therapies Symposium!

October 25, 2019, 9:00am – 3:30pm

This full day event will focus on the theme of Expressive Therapies and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Arts, and Culture.  Participants will engage in hands on workshops and lectures with experts in the fields of Chinese Medicine and Creative Arts Therapies.  The day will include a keynote lecture, gallery talk, open arts activities, breakout workshops, and lunch.  The IEATA regional meeting will take place after the conclusion of the symposium.




9:00 – 9:15 am

Opening Remarks

9:15-10:15 am

Keynote Presentation

Dr. Shaun McNiff, University Professor

“East West Convergence on How Art Heals: China’s Many Contributions”


Breakout Sessions

Ms Chunhong Wang

“Yin and Yang Energy: The Color and Shape of Working with Diagnosis”

Dr. Mitchell Kossak, PhD, REAT, LMHC

“Five Elements and Expressive Arts: An Ayurveda Perspective”

Dr. Jane Ferris Richardson, EdD, ATR-BC and Gabriel Richardson

“Art as a Heart Print: Chinese Painting Traditions and Contemporary Monotype for Art Therapy Practices”

11:45-1:00 pm

Open Studio Art Activities



Gallery Talk

Ms. Chunhong Wang

“Ink Painting as the Topographic Map of the Mind”


Shifu Zhouu Xuan Yun

Daoism and Traditional Chinese Medicine


Closing Ceremony


Symposium Coordinator

Krystal Demaine, PhD, REAT, MT-BC

kdemaine@endicott.edu | 978.232.2421

Register for the Keynote for Free


Register for the Full Day Event


This program is made possible in part by the following sponsors: The Van Otterloo Family Foundation, Endicott College, and the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association

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