Marian University students from the Expressive and Therapeutic Arts program learned and networked with leading art therapists while attending the Art Therapy Symposium at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee on April 12.
The event featured a full day of presentations, lectures, discussions, and workshops for students to learn clinical and professional practices to apply in their current art therapy fieldwork placements. Wayne A. Ramirez, the founding president of the Wisconsin Art Therapy Association, delivered a keynote address.
“Overall, it was an inspiring day where our students received a wealth of information from current art therapy and mental health professionals on how the Expressive and Therapeutic Arts can be used to promote hope, health, and healing within a community,” said Marian University Expressive and Therapeutic Arts Professor Alyssa Gruett.
Pictured: The Marian University Expressive and Therapeutic Arts program was represented at the Art Therapy Symposium in Milwaukee by, from left, Professor Alyssa Gruett and students Alyssa Trampf, Hannah Putz, Marisabel Trujillo, Megan Fosco, Kelsey Carter, Kara Martin, and Tyler Marx.