Other names, other workshops

We’ve already told you almost all of the names of our great lecturers and they gave us the abstracts of their workshops – we have something to really look forward to! Are you looking forward too? So far now, you can read in the Speakers section what the lecturers are preparing for us.

Panel discussion on Saturday

On Saturday morning, there will be a panel discussion on an interesting topic with representatives of the associations. TANTER will be represented by Radana Syrovátková, Tomáš Procházka for CZMTA, Kamila Laudová for ADCR and Andrea Hlubučková for ČAA. Come and listen to opinions and discuss about!

There will be a party in the evening!

It’s a good tradition of having an event on Friday evening and this year, it will be a dancing one! Not only dance, a little surprise is going to be as well! We don’t reveal the surprise yet but who is going to play to our dancing? Click here and listen to OMNION teaser!

OMNION– one – man – self – looping – orchestra

Who do you meet at the conference?

We are pleased to publish the names of the lecturers who will share their experiences with us at the conference. More information about each of the lecturers can be found in the Speakers section of the conference tab.

We are only dropping the first few names so far: Markus A. Lange and Magdaléna Komárová are coming to us for dramatherapy. For Art Therapy Zuzana Nápravová. For Music Therapy Wolfgang Mastnak and Wang Li.

4th International Conference in Expressive Art Therapies – “Space for Art Therapies” 2019

Date: 28th – 29th June, 2019

Topic: Respect and Touch

Carefully we touch sensitive places, and with respect we can encircle them and lift them up towards the light. Illuminating the labyrinth of (un)consciousness, with care. Yet one disrespectful brushstroke could strike out and erase previously reached understandings. It may touch professional and ethical boundaries and unleash a drama, from which we cannot dance out, even if a thousand clarinets played for us. To find a common ground and to reach essential professional and legislative issues requires a great deal of respect, time investment and patience, especially at a time of globally-bubbling populism and general utilitarianism.

Which brings us to the questions of touch in therapy? What and how is actual touch when working with clients? Some say to touch is unacceptable; others consider touch as a natural part of real life and thus desirable and part of relating. How do you see it? How is it considered in your professional modality – Art, Dance, Music, Drama – does the understanding and approach towards touch differ across the modalities? Can we respect diversity of perspectives?

Let’s join together to listen, to share our perspectives and opinions, and to consider the points of view of others.

The Conference is traditionally organised by the common forces of four professional associations – The Czech Art Therapy Association (ČAA), The Music Therapy Association of the Czech Republic (CZMTA), The Czech Dance and Movement Therapy Association (TANTER) and The Association of Czech Dramatherapy (ADCR).