Metaphor and the Reconfiguration of the Self in Psychodynamic and Arts Therapy

Metaphor and the Reconfiguration of the Self in Psychodynamic and Arts Therapy

A CAPP Conversation with CEs Co-Sponsored by: Chicago Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Institute for Therapy Through the Arts

Tuesday, September 20th, 8:30-10:00 am

Institute for Therapy Through the Arts, 1702 Sherman, Evanston, IL

1.5 CEs for Psychologists, Social Workers, and Counselors

Today’s presentation is free for CAPP members, $15.00 for non-CAPP members ($5.00 for students), and CEs are $15.00 per person.

Metaphors come in various forms—in narrative and poetry, in dreams, in visual art, in drama and music—expressing experience at various levels of awareness. Therapeutic work with metaphors takes various forms, including the conversational relationship of dynamic psychotherapy and the creative expression of art therapy. In both methods, metaphor has the power to reconfigure the self, changing how we experience our inner selves and the outer world. This Conversation will include two psychodynamic psychotherapists, each with an arts background, and two creative arts therapists, discussing metaphors in their work with children, adolescents and adults.

Participants will be able to: 1. Describe the denition of a clinical metaphor utilizing art, music, or drama. 2. Identify the clinical benets of utilizing the arts with clients. 3. Identify relevant clinical concerns when using the arts with clients 4. Describe practical case examples of the arts applied in psychotherapy 5. Describe the psychological meaning of “reconguration of self” through psychodynamic and art therapy.

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Gretchen Witte Glader, PhD, LCSW, is co-founder and Head of School of the Gifted Learning Center~ North Shore, in Northfield, and a child and adult psychotherapist in private practice. She is a certified Montessori Directoress, a senior school social worker with a Type 73 certification, and has a background in theater and teaching dance to young children.

Marni Rosen, PsyD, ATR is the Practice Manager of the Institute for Therapy through the Arts. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Art therapist specializing in trauma centered psychotherapy and the application of art therapy with anxiety and stress related disorders. She is a supervisor, consultant, and trainer on trauma informed psychotherapy and art therapy, and has published on Adlerian Art Therapy with Survivors of Sexual Assault.

Keith Whipple’s MA is in Therapeutic and Educational Drama, and his BFA in in Acting. He has used theater techniques with immigrants (including survivors of torture) and prisoners in correctional institutions, started the Chicago division of the international ComedySportz High School League, and specialized in working with teens and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as using drama therapy with aging clients. A veteran stage actor, Keith has been performing and teaching improvisation at Chicago’s ComedySportz Theater for over twenty years.

Jay Einhorn PhD, LCPC, is a psychottherapist and diagnostician in Evanston, Clinical Supervisor at the Family Institute of Northwestern University, and Past President of the Chicago Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology. Jay is also a singer-songwriter. His psychology website is and his music website is


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Continuing education: This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 1.5 Continuing Education credits for licensed clinical psychologists, social workers and counselors. Division 39 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Division 39 maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Division 39 is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities and will conduct its activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists.

If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to Jay Einhorn, Ph.D., 847.212.3259,

There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conicts of interest. CAPP is a local chapter of Div. 39 of APA. For full details and disclosures regarding CE provision please go our website: