How Can Art Enhance An Understanding of Mental Health? – 2/16/2017

How Can Art Enhance An Understanding of 
Mental Health?
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Presenter: Anne Bigger, MFA, ATR-BC, HLM
Since the publication of Jung’s The Red Book, there is now more awareness of the role that visual images can play in revealing the inner thoughts and feelings of the maker.   Psychologists and Art Therapists have researched the art making of people of all ages and developmental stages and have found striking correlations to how individuals seem to function in their lives.  
This presentation will explore examples of the type of artwork that can indicate possible problems and the signs that may point to psychological or physical dysfunction.  Some of the examples shown have come from the literature and some are from students or patients.  Permission to exhibit has been granted by all contemporary subjects. 
Anne B. Bigger is a Board Certified Registered Art Therapist and the Louisiana Art Therapy Associations’ first Honorary Life Member.  She is a graduate of Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, and holds the Bachelor of Fine Arts and the Master of Fine Arts degrees.  She became a Registered Art Therapist in 1983 after having completed the requirements along with special studies through Goldsmith’s College, University of London.  She has worked as Community Artist and Artist in the Schools through the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and has done consulting work with a number of area treatment centers and hospitals.  She has worked as a therapist in a group home for adolescents and taught in the art department of Southern University, Baton Rouge, having retired as Associate Professor in 2012.  She has exhibited her work locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
 This program approved for 2 Clock Hours by NBCC (fee)**  
What: Lecture 7 – 9 pm                           When:  Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017
Where: Baton Rouge Contemporary Art Gallery – 1442 City Park Avenue
Price: $10 for Non-members of Jung Society / Jung Society Members Free
CEUs: $5
** The C. G. Jung Society of Baton Rouge is an NBCC–Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. Licensed Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals will receive a Certificate of Completion to give to their respective Licensing Boards. Call Patricia Hare Pizer, at 225-247-7737, or Oneal Isaac, at 225-763-1230 for more information.