Upcoming (& past) Events

Below are Judy Weiser’s upcoming presentations, experiential workshops, and intensive training events — as well as past ones in recent years.  For more information about Training and Education opportunities and possibilities to arrange a Contract to bring her to teach in your area, please click here.



Vancouver, CANADA | Saturday, Nov. 18*, 2017 (*
date postponed to early 2018)

Introduction to Using PhotoTherapy Techniques ADLER half-day
4-hour Invited Graduate Student Academic Course:

“Introduction to Using PhotoTherapy Techniques in Art Therapy and other Counselling/Therapy Practices” — Saturday, November 18, 2017 (9:30 am to 1:30 pm)

 For Students of the Masters of Counselling Psychology – Art Therapy Program of Adler University (Vancouver Campus) — others welcome as Observers, but need prior permission of Instructor (Judy Weiser).

Location:  Adler University’s new campus at 520 Seymour St. (just south of Pender St.)  / 236-521-2500

| For more information, or to get approval to attend as a guest, contact Judy Weiser |



2018:
 

Perugia, ITALY | March 9-11, 2018

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In collaboration with the 2018 Perugia Social Photo Festival — “The Skin I Live” — and its Conference, Workshops, and Exhibitions, Judy Weiser will be doing these events:

3-day Master Class (open to everyone interested):   “A picture is worth far more than a thousand words” [tentative title] — all day Friday March 9 through Sunday March 11, 2018.    More information will be added here as soon as it is available…
       — and —

1-hour Illustrated Lecture Presentation during the PSPF-18 Conference  (March 10 – April 8).  More information will be added here as soon as it is available]

| For more information about these events, Contact the Festival Director |
| For more information about the events’ content, Contact Judy Weiser |



Evia (Euboea), GREECE | either late September or October, 2018


Just starting to plan:
 Two different one-week Workshop-Retreats at the beautiful Candili Estate on the gorgeous Island of Evia (Prokopi, Euboea) — just a short drive from Athens, but a very different world [please view the photos on their website to see what I mean!]:

First Week (for Coaches):   “Adapting PhotoTherapy Techniques for use in Coaching practices:  Help your clients get a “better picture” of their lives” [tentative title]
       — and —

Second Week (for everyone):   “Discover yourself through exploring your own photographs” [tentative title]

| For more information about the organization of these events, contact the Organizer|
| For more information about the planned content of these events, contact Judy Weiser|



NOTE: More events will be added here as soon as confirmed — please keep checking back for updates!
 Or send your email address to be added to the “PhotoTherapy Events Notification List”

However, please note that for the next 12 months, Judy Weiser will not be teaching as often as usual, in order to have the time necessary for preparing her full “package” of various Online Courses in PhotoTherapy and Therapeutic Photography Techniques, that will hopefully begin in Spring of 2018…



Recent Past Events:


2017 thus far:


Bologna, ITALY |  January 20-22, 2017 (Friday-Sunday)

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Invited 3-day Introductory Workshop:

“Introduction to PhotoTherapy Techniques”  — Friday through Sunday, January 20-22* — the first event in the second year of the Scuola di Psicoterapia Biosistemica di Bologna’s six-month Course: “Fototerapia Psicocorporea” (“BodyMind PhotoTherapy”):

Workshop is open to anyone interested (not just the Scuola students), and will be sequentially translated from English into Italian so English-speakers are also welcome!  
(*Note: Friday and Saturday: 9:30 am to 6 pm; Sunday 9:30 am to 5 pm)

| For full Program Brochure in Italian about the Workshop, click here |
| For full Program Brochure in English about the Workshop, click here |

| To Register, email the Organizer Dr. Riccardo Musacchi [in English or Italian] |



Palermo, Sicily, ITALY  | January 28-29, 2017 (Saturday & Sunday)

PALERMO Jan 28-29 2017

PALERMO Jan 28-29 2017


Invited 2-day Introductory Workshop:
“Introduction to PhotoTherapy Techniques for Mental Health Professionals (and interested others)”

Learn how therapy clients’ own personal snapshots, family photographs and pictures taken by others — and the feelings, memories, and thoughts these evoke — can be used to deepen and enhance therapeutic communication in ways not possible using words (or inner self-reflection) alone.

Learn how (and why!) to incorporate photo-based interventions into your own therapy or counselling practice — and realize the power of these techniques directly, by participating in several guided experiential practice sessions with Weiser’s (and your own) snapshots.

Open to everyone interested; prior experience with cameras or photographic art is not required
Taught in English, with sequential translation into Italian by a professional Translator 
| Clicca qui per vedere Pubblicità in italiano |
 Sponsored by ARVIS (Association for the Visual Arts in Sicily) and Abaca Onlus Association

| For more information (and to Register), contact ARVIS President, Pippo Consoli |
| For more information about Workshop content, contact Judy Weiser |



Vancouver, CANADA | March 4-5, 2017 (Saturday & Sunday)

VANCOUVER March 4-5, 2017

VANCOUVER March 4-5, 2017


2-day (Saturday & Sunday) “Introduction to PhotoTherapy Techniques” Workshop:
“Worth more than 1,000 Words!  Using Clients’ Personal Snapshots and Family Photos to Improve Therapy or Counseling Sessions” (open to everyone interested):

This Introductory Workshop is an opportunity to learn how therapy clients’ own personal snapshots, family photographs, and pictures taken by others — and the feelings, memories, and thoughts these evoke — can be used to deepen and enhance therapeutic communication in ways not possible using words (or inner self-reflection) alone.

Learn how (and why!) to effectively and successfully incorporate photo-based interventions into your own therapy or counseling practice — and then directly experience the power of these techniques, by participating* in several guided practice sessions with some of the most important of these (for which participants will receive an “Advance “Homework Assignment” regarding which photos to bring).

*Workshop is for the purpose of professional education, not personal therapy,
and p
rior experience with cameras or photographic art is not required.

➜  Open to everyone interested, including Students and Therapeutic Photographers
(but non-therapists must receive Weiser’s pre-approval to register)

| Contact Judy Weiser directly for more information |



Warsaw, POLAND | March 21, 2017 (Tuesday)


Invited morning Keynote Presentation and afternoon Experiential Workshop
 during the first day of the 2-day International Coaching Conference at the Palace of Culture and Science:

Morning Keynote:  Getting a better picture of your life:  Adapting PhotoTherapy techniques into Coaching” (“Zyskaj pełniejszy obraz swojego życia: Adaptując Techniki FotoTerapii do Coachingu“, and 

Afternoon 3-hour Workshop:  “A Picture is worth far more than a thousand words:  How Coaches can use photo-based questions to help clients improve their lives

For more information, see their website here — and to Register, contact Artur Michalski for additional details.



Warsaw, POLAND | March 23, 2017 (Thursday)

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WARSAW March 23, 2017


Invited 1-day primarily-experiential Introductory Workshop:

“Worth more than 1,000 Words! — Adapting PhotoTherapy Techniques for Coaching and Related Helping Professions” (open to everyone interested):

This 1-day Introductory Workshop is an opportunity to learn how people’s personal snapshots, family photographs and pictures taken by others — and the feelings, memories, and thoughts these evoke — can be used to deepen and enhance personal insight and lead to positive changes during Coaching sessions, in ways not possible using words (or inner self-reflection) alone.

Learn how (and why!) to incorporate photo-based interventions into your own Coaching practice — and then realize the power of these techniques directly, by participating* in several guided experiential practice sessions with Weiser’s (and your own) snapshots.

*Open to everyone interested; prior experience with cameras or photographic art is not required
Taught in English, with sequential translation into Polish by a professional Translator
To view poster in Polish translation, click here

| For more information in Polish (and to Register) click here |
| Click here to contact the Organizer, Do Raniszewska |


Vancouver, CANADA | Sunday evening June 11* – through the end of Saturday, June 17, 2017

June 2017 6-day Intensive Training in PhotoTherapy Techniques
Annual 6-day Intensive Training Workshop:
Intensive Experiential Training in Judy Weiser’s PhotoTherapy Techniques” —

*Sunday evening “introductory” dinner,  June 11 (7 pm to 9:30 pm) –plus– Monday to Friday, June 12-17 (9 am to 6 pm each of these 6 days).

Be trained — under Judy Weiser’s direct supervision — how to use clients’ personal snapshots and family photographs and their interactions with these (and the feelings, memories, thoughts, and expectations these evoke) to deepen and improve the success of therapy sessions.

Requirements: Participants must be advanced-level, already-trained (and preferably also Licensed/Registered) Therapists, Counselors, or related Mental Health Professionals with at least 3 years’ direct experience conducting therapy with their own individual, couple, and/or family clients   (Note: Group Therapy applications will not be covered in this Training)

A few others (for example, advanced-level Graduate students or beginner therapists with less than 3 years experience) might be permitted to attend as Observers (but not as Trainees) — application required for possible approval as an Observer.

| Contact Judy Weiser directly for more information |



2016:

Korean PhotoTherapy Workshop Jan 2016

Korean PhotoTherapy Workshop, Jan 20


Seoul, KOREA | January 22-24, 2016

3-day Introductory Workshop: “Using Clients’ Personal Snapshots and Family Photos to Improve Therapy or Counselling Sessions“:

Coordinated by the Korean PhotoTherapy Association (KOPTA)

| Contact Weiser for more information |
> For information in Korean, click here



New York City (Long Island), USA | April 14, 2016

Invited Keynote Presentation, Panel, and Experiential Workshop during the 1-day Annual Conference of Hofstra University’s Creative Arts Therapy Program (“The Power of Personal Imagery“):

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Advert Hofstra Weiser Keynote April 14

a) Invited Keynote Presentation* (9:15 – 10.30):    “Using PhotoTherapy Techniques in Creative Arts Therapies Practices: Working with the “Heart Part” of Photographic Imagery”:  *Learn how Creative Arts Therapists and other Mental Health Professionals can use clients’ own personal snapshots and family photographs (and the feelings, memories, and thoughts these evoke) to deepen and enhance therapeutic communication.

b) 1-hour Panel* (Weiser, Chairperson(10:50 – 11:50):  Using Photography to Help Ourselves (and Other People) Find Healing” (Panelists: Ocean Morisset, Nancy Gershman, and Ellen Fisher-Turk): *Panelists will each describe and show illustrations of their unique applications of photos used in personal healing, as way to cope with and survive cancer, to help with the grief and loss process, addictive behaviors, eating disorders, body-image distortion, and low self-esteem.

c) Afternoon Experiential Workshop* “A Picture is Worth More Than a Thousand Words! — Experiential Practice Workshop with the Primary PhotoTherapy Technique”:  *This experiential workshop will give participants a chance to practice for themselves the primary PhotoTherapy Technique (“Photo-Projectives“) and learn from their own interaction with photos brought by the Instructor how ordinary snapshots can create meaning, evoke feelings, trigger memories, project inner values, judgments and expectations, and share information — while telling their own stories their own way to each viewer encountering them — and how this can be used to improve therapy practices. This workshop is for the purpose of education and not personal therapy. 

| Click here to view the Conference Announcement Poster|
| Click here for more information about the Conference |
| Click here for more information about contents of Lecture, Workshop, or Panel |



New York City (Manhattan), USA | April 16-17, 2016

2-day (weekend) “Introduction to PhotoTherapy Techniques” Workshop: “Worth more than 1,000 Words! Using Clients’ Personal Snapshots and Family Photos to Improve Therapy or Counseling Sessions” (open to everyone interested):

Registration now open advert PhT April 16-17 NYC

New York City April 16-17 “Introduction to PhotoTherapy Techniques” Workshop

This Introductory Workshop is an opportunity to learn how therapy clients’ own personal snapshots, family photographs, and pictures taken by others — and the feelings, memories, and thoughts these evoke — can be used to deepen and enhance therapeutic communication in ways not possible using words (or inner self-reflection) alone.

Learn how (and why!) to effectively and successfully incorporate photo-based interventions into your own therapy or counseling practice — and then directly experience the power of these techniques, by participating* in several guided practice sessions with some of the more important of these (for which participants will receive an “Advance “Homework Assignment” regarding which photos to bring).

*Workshop is for the purpose of professional education, not personal therapy;
Prior experience with cameras or photographic art is not required.
Open to everyone interested, including Students and Therapeutic Photographers (but non-therapists must receive Weiser’s pre-approval to register)

| Click here to read Workshop description |
| Click here for info about Registration, Payment, Location, and more |


Vancouver, CANADA | June 13-18, 2016

6-day Advanced Training Workshop: Intensive Practical Training in Judy Weiser’s PhotoTherapy Techniques — Sunday evening,  June 12 (7 pm to 10 pm) –plus– Monday to Friday, June 13-18 (9 am to 6 pm each day).

Be trained — under Judy Weiser’s direct supervision — how to use clients’ personal snapshots and family photographs (and the feelings, memories, thoughts, and information these evoke) to deepen and enhance your therapy or counseling sessions helping them.

6-day Intensive Training in PhotoTherapy Techniques June 2016

6-day Workshop “Intensive Practical Training in Judy Weiser’s PhotoTherapy Techniques” • Vancouver, Canada • June 13-18, 2016

Requirements: Participants must be advanced-level, already-trained (and preferably also Licensed/Registered) Therapists, Counselors, or related Mental Health Professionals with at least 2 years’ direct experience conducting therapy with their own individual, couple, and/or family clients (Note: group therapy applications will not be covered in this Training)

A few others (for example, advanced-level Graduate students or beginner therapists with less than 2 years experience) might be permitted to attend as Observers (but not as Trainees)

| Click here for more details about this June 13-18, 2016 Training Workshop |
| Contact Weiser for more information |


Vancouver, CANADA | November 5, 2016

4-hour Invited Graduate Student Academic Course: 
“Introduction to PhotoTherapy Techniques for Art Therapists and Counselling Professionals”
 — Saturday, November 5, 2016 (9:30 am to 1:30 pm)

 Closed event*;  for Students of the Masters of Counselling: Art Therapy Program of Adler University (Vancouver Campus) — however others might be permitted as Observers; contact Judy Weiser directly for more information about this.

| For more information, contact Adler’s MCP:AT Adler Program Director |


 

2015

Florence, ITALY | March 21-22, 2015


1.5-day Invited Lecture & Workshop:
Using PhotoTherapy Techniques in Family Therapy Practice — March 21 & 22, 2015 (closed event; outsiders not permitted):

Coordinated by the Istituto di Terapia Familiare di Firenze [Family Therapy Institute of Florence]: Saturday, March 21 (full day) for Istituto Students only — and Sunday March 22 (half day) for Istituto Faculty only.

| Contact Weiser for more information |


Vancouver, CANADA | May 29, 2015

Weiser Workshop May 2015 BCATA conference

Weiser Workshop May 2015 BCATA conference

4-hour Conference Workshop: Using PhotoTherapy Techniques in Art Therapy and Other Counselling Practices — Friday afternoon (2 pm to 6 pm)  May 29, 2015
For the Annual Conference of the B.C. Art Therapy Association.

| Contact Weiser for more information |


Vancouver, CANADA | June 14-20, 2015

Weiser 6-day Training Workshop June 2015

6-day PhotoTherapy Training Workshop

6-day Advanced Training Workshop: Intensive Training in Judy Weiser’s PhotoTherapy Techniques — Sunday evening  June 14 (7 pm to 10 pm) & Monday to Friday (9 am to 6 pm)  June 15-20, 2015

Learn and practice — under Judy Weiser’s direct supervision — how to use photos in your therapy or counselling work helping others. Requirements: Participants must be advanced-level mental health professionals who have completed postgraduate education, supervised training and already had at least 2 years’ direct experience conducting therapy with their own clients.

A few others (for example, advanced-level Graduate students) might be permitted to attend as observers (but not as trainees).

| Click here for more details about this June Training Workshop |
| Contact Weiser for more information |


Vancouver, CANADA | October 3, 2015

4-hour Invited Graduate Student Academic Course:
Introduction to PhotoTherapy Techniques for Art Therapists and Counselling Professionals
— Saturday, October 3, 2015 (9:30 am to 1:30 pm)

 Closed event;  for Students of the Masters of Counselling: Art Therapy Program of Adler University (Vancouver Campus) only.

| For more information, contact Adler’s MCP:AT Adler Program Director |


Vancouver, CANADA | November 7-8, 2015

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Weiser Nov 7-8, 2015 Intro Workshop (Vancouver)

Weekend Introductory Workshop:
Using Clients’ Personal Snapshots and Family Photos to Improve Therapy or Counselling Sessions: 2-day Introduction to PhotoTherapy Techniques
— Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8  (9 am to 5 pm, both days)

Workshop is for mental health professionals (who can receive CEC’s for attending); students in these fields and non-therapists are also welcome but first must be pre-approved by the Instructor, Judy Weiser.

| Click here to read Workshop description |
| Contact Weiser for more information |



Naples (Napoli), ITALY | December 11-12, 2015

Invited Lecture Presentation and Brief Experiential Workshop:
For the 2-day First Congress on Art Therapy of Accademia delle Belle Arti di Napoli, titled: “Arts, Therapies, and Human Development — A Comparison of Healing Practices and Methods“, to be held at the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Naples, Italy:

a) Conference Lecture Presentation (Friday, Dec. 11): Introduction to Using PhotoTherapy Techniques in Art Therapy (and other Mental Health) Practices: How exploring personal snapshots and family photographs can improve mental health, produce positive change, deepen multicultural understanding, and improve well-being in people, communities, and society.

b) 2.5-hour Conference Experiential Workshop (Saturday, Dec. 12): Experience the “Photo-Projective” PhotoTherapy Technique: Learn how photos create meaning, contain stories, and evoke feelings, thoughts, and memories — and how this can benefit therapy, personal healing, and social change.

| To view the Conference Announcement Poster, click here |
| To view the Conference Programme, click here |
| For more information about the Conference, contact the Conference Secretary [in English or Italian] |
| For more information about contents of Lecture or Workshop, contact Weiser |


Napoli (Naples), ITALY | Sunday, December 13, 2015

Full-day Introductory Workshop by Judy Weiser, in partnership with the School “Arti Terapeutiche” in Naples, Italy:   A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words:  Using PhotoTherapy Techniques in Art Therapy and other Mental Health Practices (Introduction and Personal Encounter Experience).

| Click here to read Workshop description in Italian |
| Click here to read Workshop description in English |

| For registration and other information, contact Workshop Coordinator [in English or Italian] |
| For more information about contents of Workshop, contact Weiser |


Bologna, ITALY | Saturday, December 19, 2015

Invited Lecture Presentation (“Theory and Demonstration”) and Experiential Workshop (“Experiential Practice”) during the first day of the 2-day Conference (December 19 and 20) being held to introduce the Scuola di Psicoterapia Biosistemica di Bologna’s new six-month Course: “Fototerapia Psicocorporea” (“BodyMind PhotoTherapy”): Using PhotoTherapy Techniques in Body Psychotherapy Practices”:

a) 3-hour Lecture Presentation (Saturday morning, Dec. 19: 10.00 – 13.00):  L’utilizzo delle tecniche di FotoTerapia in psicoterapia corporea: Prima parte — teoria e dimostrazione. (“Using PhotoTherapy Techniques in Body Psychotherapy: Part One — Theory and Demonstration”).

b) 3-hour Experiential Workshop (Saturday afternoon, Dec. 19: 14.00 – 17.00):   L’utilizzo delle tecniche di FotoTerapia in psicoterapia corporea. Seconda parte: esperienza pratica (“Using PhotoTherapy Techniques in Body Psychotherapy: Part Two — Experiential Practice”).

| To view the Conference Programme, click here |
| For more information about the Conference, contact the Conference Organizer [in English or Italian] |
| For more information about contents of Lecture or Workshop, contact Weiser |


2014

Perugia, ITALY | November 14-29, 2014

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In collaboration with the Third Annual Perugia Social Photo Festival — “Festival for Social and Therapeutic Photography” — and its Conference, Workshops, and Exhibitions at the Museum Center for Contemporary Culture, Palazzo Penna from November 14 – 23:

1-hour Illustrated Lecture Presentation: Social Action Photography, Therapeutic Photography, and PhotoTherapy: What are their differences — and why does this matter? — Friday morning, November 21, 2014

This Presentation by Judy Weiser opens the 1-day Conference, “Experiencing Photography #3: Using photos to improve well-being, reduce social exclusion, and provide healing” that is part of the Third Annual Perugia Social Photo Festival.

| For more information, click here |


2-hour Workshop: See what I mean? Exploring how photos can tell us more about ourselves — Saturday afternoon, November 22, 2014<

This 2-hour Demonstration Workshop during the Third Annual Perugia Social Photo Festival will provide participants the opportunity to explore for themselves how photos create stories and evoke thoughts, feelings, and memories — through interacting with photos brought by the Instructor, Judy Weiser. Weiser’s is one of three experiential Workshops that day on the use of photography as a tool for self knowledge. Each Workshop lasts two hours and is open to everyone interested. They are not for the purpose of personal therapy or training.

| For more information, click here |


6-day Advanced Training Workshop: Intensive Training in Judy Weiser’s PhotoTherapy Techniques — November 24 – 29, 2014

Learn and practice — under Judy Weiser’s direct supervision — how to use photos in your therapy or counselling work helping others. This Workshop will be taught entirely in English, with no translation into Italian. Requirements: Participants must be advanced-level mental health professionals who have completed postgraduate education, supervised training and already had at least 2 years’ direct experience conducting therapy with their own clients. A few others (for example, advanced-level Graduate students) might be permitted to attend as observers (but not as trainees).

| For more information, click here |


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