2018 was a fruitful year for HKAAT, we hosted two Art therapy introduction courses, participated in three community events hosted by Haven of Hope, Iris,and PMQ, and most importantly, co-hosted with Christian Family Service Center for our 2 nd Art Therapy Conference in Hong Kong.
HKAAT once again would love to show our gratitude toward all our community partners, local art therapists and fellow creative arts and mental health professionals to allow HKAAT to take part in promoting mental health wellness in Hong Kong.
2018 was also a year of rapid expansion of HKAAT’s professional members population. We have 6 overseas trained art therapists returned back to Hong Kong. We are grateful that they all became our professional members and hope soon they will become important assets for promoting mental health wellness in their positions.
In order to let general public to get to know more about our professional members, we will continue to feature our professional members in our newsletter. In this edition, we will be featuring Ms Marianne Lagutaine, who was trained in Singapore and moved to Hong Kong two years ago. Hope that her sharing would allow you to witness her journey of becoming an art therapist.
This edition’s Book Review is done by Ms Sarah Tong on the book “Combining the Creative Therapies with Technology: Using Social Media and Online Counseling to Treat Clients”. Any person who was born after 1996 would never be living in a non-digital world. So when digital is part of their native languages,it is important for therapists to reflect how to engage therapy with technology. Hope the review will give us more information and insight on our therapy practice.
In 2019, HKAAT’s biggest project will be collecting works from local art therapists and publish the very first Art Therapy book in Hong Kong. With all the generous helps from our professional members and pioneers, we hope that we would be able to announce the publish date in our next newsletter’s edition. Lastly, on behalf of the Executive Committees, we wish all a Merry Xmas and a blissful Happy New Year of 2019.
HoiLam Tang, MS, ATR
Editor of HKAAT Newsletter
Secretary of HKAAT
2018 was a great year for HKAAT! We were honored to host the HeArtConnection 2nd Art Therapy Conference in November 2018 with the Christian Family Service Center. This year, we offered a series of international keynotes, workshops and seminar talks, at the same time we had the oppurtunity to collaborate with Haven of Hope Charity 2018, IRIS the Wellness Event 2018, PMQ x Detour 2018 and provided workshops and talks for the general public. If you missed it, don’t worry, you can always take a look from our event pictures and get a glimpse of joy there. With the support from the EXCO team, professional art therapist members, HKAAT EXCO members, and most importantly our general members volunteers, HKAAT were able to connect the public and together experiencing this transcending moment from transforming chaos into a space of peace and harmony!
AGM June 2018
So if you don't want to miss our events, stay tune with our FB and website for all upcoming events. Hope to see you all in the future.
Marianne grew up in Germany and holds a Masters in Art Therapy from Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore and a Masters of Counseling from Monash University, Australia. Marianne is a member of the Hong Kong Association of Art Therapists, BAAT, AATA and a registered art therapist with ANZATA. Art has always been part of Marianne’s life. Marianne employs an integrated approach to therapy helping clients discover their inner strengths and develop areas for growth and development. She works with both adults and children to support them in achieving their full potential. Marianne serves her clients in her private practice, Shift Art Therapy, or through the Jadis Blurton Development Center in Kennedy Town. In her private life, she likes to cook, read and go out for a hike with her husband and three lively boys.