RECENT TEACHING AND WORKSHOPS:

Art and Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS):  Implications for Clinical Practice, Private Practice Colloquium Salem, MA.

Buddhist Psychology Lecture Series,  Mindful Presence, Potential Space, The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy
 &
 The Arlington Center

Discussant, NASW-MA: Film Series: Museum Hours

Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) with Dr. Kimberlyn Leary’s  Harvard Freshman Leadership Seminar

Learning to Look:  Museum Workshops for Clinicians, Davis Museum, McMullen Museum, Museum of Fine Arts

ELIZABETH HAS PRESENTED TALKS AND WORKSHOPS FOR PSYCHOTHERAPISTS:

The Power of Potential Space in Art and Psychotherapy

Viewpoints lecture series at the Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

Grand Rounds, Harvard University Health Service

Massachusetts General Hospital Social Work Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds, Boston Institute for Psychotherapy

Society for Arts in Health Care, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Brazilian Psychological Society, Florianopolis, Brazil

Massachusetts NASW Symposium

Creativity and the Psychotherapeutic Process

Creativity and Madness Conference, Santa Fe, NM

International Conference for the Advancement of Private Practice of Clinical Social Work, Charleston, SC

Perceiving Space in Art: Implications for Psychotherapy

Workshop for NASW at the Davis Museum, Wellesley College, MA

Art and Visual Thinking: Implications for Psychotherapy

Stone Center, Wellesley College

Presentation with Alexa Miller at Massachusetts NASW Symposium

ELIZABETH’S WORKSHOPS FOR ADULT AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION IN THE BOSTON AREA INCLUDE:

Overcoming Writer’s Block
Jumpstarting Your Creativity
True Aliveness for Women in Mid-Life

ARTICLES:

Elizabeth J. Spencer (2012): Art, Potential Space, and Psychotherapy: A Museum Workshop for Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Social Work Education: The International Journal, 31:6, 778-784

“Arts Counsel: Several Local Professionals Provide Therapy to Creative Types” Boston Globe, 12/30/2002

“Clearing Creative Roadblocks” in Emerson Today (2000)