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Free Recovery Webinar: Expression in Recovery - Exploring the Role of Creative Arts to Heal

April 21, 2021

Expression in Recovery:
Exploring the Role of Creative Arts to Heal 

Presented by: Samantha Jakus, MS
Creative Arts Therapist, The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia – Center City, PA

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (EST) 

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (EST)  

Ever wonder why you partook in an eccentric movement group or were asked to use art materials to convey your innermost self during treatment? Art therapy is a useful approach that promotes self-expression and allows individuals to communicate their emotions in a unique way. Through this process, participants often increase their own awareness and find alternate coping strategies to use during challenging times.

Led by Samantha Jakus, MS, Creative Arts Therapist at The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia – Center City, this webinar will explore the benefits art therapy provides to those in eating disorder recovery or those struggling with body image concerns. Attendees will learn how (and why) the creative process is applied in treatment and will leave with tools to use in their own recovery journeys.

About the Presenter:

Samantha Jakus, MS, is a Creative Arts Therapist at The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia – Center City. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Dance from Temple University and her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology in Art Therapy from Holy Family University. Ms. Jakus specializes in offering various modalities of reconnecting to the body—both physically and psychologically—by increasing one’s sense of physical and spatial awareness, enhancing present tense awareness and creating new positive attachments that can be incorporated into one’s current life. Prior to joining Renfrew, she toured nationally and internationally as a member of the STREB Extreme Action Company, alongside providing movement education to the community. Ms. Jakus is a member of the American Art Therapy Association and the Holy Family University Art Therapy Accreditation Committee.