Saturday, April 10 from 9:00 am until 11:30 am: The Ultimate Escape Artist: The Magic of Art Therapy with Eric Dean Spruth

This event features presenters in a variety of creative and art disciplines for therapy.  

This event for the Expressive Therapies Summit is presented by Simone Alter Muri, ATR-BC, ATCS, LMHC; 

Eric Spruth, MA, ATR; Sarah Nangeroni; Kaelani Loo.

Once considered “defilements" to the body, or merely thematic embellishments, tattoos have more recently become embodied signifiers of self-expression, identity, and self-esteem. However they can also become sources of stigmatization and reminders of trauma. This 3-hour online workshop will explore the empowering, traumatizing, and transformative potential of tattoos, and how they can be integrated into art therapy…and vice-versa. We’ll highlight case material from Sacred Transformations, a specialized art therapy project that provides tattoo revisions and removals for former gang members and within the transgender community, among others. Basic tenets of cultural humility and appropriate languaging when working with marginalized communities, and how to adapt the therapeutic process to accommodate specific client needs, will be discussed. Participants will be introduced to at least one art-based tattoo-related activity that can be beneficial in working with adolescent and adult populations in treatment. Grounding and mindfulness will be woven into the art making and discussion throughout this workshop. Clinicians interested in learning ways to incorporate “tattoo-informed” approaches into their work with a wide range of clients are encouraged to participate.

Eligible for 3.0 Clock/Credit Hours: NBCC, ATCB; NASW, MFT; CPA; SWNYS, LMHC, LCAT (New York state only)
Not eligible for APT Credits

Fee Optional Expressive Therapies Summit: Los Angeles 2021 Registration Site - 2021 Sessions & Schedule | Online Registration by Cvent 


This Virtual event features Eric Spruth, founder of Sacred Transformations, who will discuss numerous populations and the historical and cultural relevance of tattoos, body modification techniques and alternative art therapy techniques used to celebrate people. The presentations will show the evolution and transformative approaches of the use of Art Therapy to help and heal people. There will also be a panel of special guests who also have been exploring these topics in our professional community as well.

Thursdays Through Sundays, from April 15 - May 2, All day Events, Virtual : Expressive Therapies Summit Los Angeles

Saturday, April 17 from 9:00 am Pacific Time until 12:00 pm Pacific Time Tattoos, Art Therapy & Transformation: Beyond Embodied Embellishment

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