The Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA) is pleased to announce Mirrors of the Mind 3:The Psychotherapist as Artist. In its third year, this exhibition explores and celebrates the intersection of psychology, arts and creativity. It reflects our belief in the importance of creativity and the power of art to educate, inspire, promote empathy, and to celebrate diverse perspectives. This special event is a carefully curated mix of multimedia visual art arts including painting, drawing, photography, textiles, sculpture, ceramics, woodwork and other 3-D pieces created by psychologists/psychotherapists, psychology professors, and psychology graduate students.
Mirrors of the Mind by Terry Marks Tarlowe
Juried by professionals in both the art and psychotherapy communities, these various works of art reveal how psychotherapists use their creativity to cross-fertilize, heal, protest and renew through self-expression. The Mirrors of the Mind exhibit is a rare opportunity to look into the normally veiled, private spaces of the psychotherapist. Our event has gained national recognition as a project in which psychologists are using art to beautify, educate and strengthen communities.
Curator Terry Marks-Tarlow, PhD., knows first hand how art can make a difference in healing. “When I was in therapy many years ago, I had the painful experience of my therapist refusing to read the first paper I ever wrote. While I could understand his point of view, I felt this was a huge constraint on our work together. People’s deepest levels of self, emotion, and motivation tend to emerge through their creativity.”
She continues, “In my own work as a psychotherapist, I am careful both to encourage creative expression outside the room, as well as to allow people’s creativity inside the room. The form this takes differs for each person I see. Because I do long term, deep transformational work with my patients, I embrace their creative expression as a direct route to the soul.”
MIRRORS OF THE MIND 3:
THE PSYCHOTHERAPIST AS ARTIST
NOVEMBER 1 – 8, 2014
November 1, 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
$10 Admission, general public
$ 5 Admission, students and LACPA members
Free admission during regular Art Share LA hours
Hosted by Robert Carroll, MD, 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Silent Art Auction, 5 to 9 pm
Performances throughout the night
Mirrors of the Mind 1 and 2 Exhibition Art Books for sale
Terry Marks-Tarlow, PhD.
Pamela McCrory, PhD.