Intentional, Creative, and Engaged LLC Founder to Speak at The Expressive Therapies Summit

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Intentional, Creative, and Engaged LLC founder and licensed creative arts therapist, Dana Whiddon, will speak at the Expressive Therapies Summit in NYC on November 13, 2011. The second annual summit runs from November 10-13 and boasts a program of papers, workshops, and full-day classes on art, music, drama, dance, and poetry therapies, as well as, psychodrama and sandplay.

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Ms. Whiddon’s presentation...will provide attendees with innovate approaches for working with individuals diagnosed on the autism spectrum.

Dana Whiddon, Founder of Intentional, Creative, and Engaged LLC, will share her experiences providing art therapy for children and adolescents with developmental disabilities at the 2011 Expressive Therapies Summit held in NYC in November. Ms. Whiddon’s presentation, titled, “How Assessment, Relationship, and Creative Process Foster Developmental Growth on the Autism Spectrum” will provide attendees with innovate approaches for working with individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities. This presentation will illustrate how the creative process supported the development of therapeutic relationships and provided the framework to navigate 15 months of treatment. It will emphasize the benefits of using ongoing assessments that enabled the therapist to address the unique needs of the child in the moment. Ms.Whiddon will also reflect on the challenges and rewards she experienced as she adapted her interventions in each case.

Held in various venues in midtown Manhattan, The Summit takes place from November 10-13, 2011. A distinguished faculty of over 150 international clinicians, educators, researchers, and others offer an inspiring program of papers, half-day workshops, and full-day classes; many emphasize hands-on, active participation. Daily and multi-day registration options are available. Attendance in all workshop sessions will be limited in quantity to ensure an optimal experience for participants. To register, please visit To view the promotional video, click here.

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ICE LLC provides services to families affected by developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders. Individual and group art therapy sessions are offered for individuals with special needs, as well as, for their siblings and parents. Floortime sessions and social groups are conducted in fully equipped sensory spaces. ICE LLC also provides consultations and reflective supervision for professionals.

ICE LLC was founded by Dana Whiddon, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT. Ms. Whiddon is a New York state Licensed Creative Arts Therapist with extensive experience working with individuals with special needs. She created and ran an art therapy program at a private therapeutic day school in Manhattan that serves children and adolescents with developmental disabilities. Over the years, Ms. Whiddon has worked closely with multi-disciplinary teams to coordinate individualized treatment programs. In addition, she has presented nationally on the benefits of combining DIR/Floortime with art therapy principles to foster growth up the developmental ladder.

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