Enriched Environments for Baby Boomers
with Jen Mank, Ph.D., LMFT, ATR-BC
Dr. Mank will present findings from her qualitative research project involving members of the Baby Boom cohort and art journaling. A 10-week protocol, designed to reduce stress and activate specific areas of the brain, will be discussed with three of the directives utilized in the workshop.
The Baby Boomer generation is experiencing ever increasing responsibilities and stress as caregivers within multigenerational families. Successful aging requires supportive environments in which to identify and develop creative coping strategies to combat stress. The expressive arts provide opportunities to stimulate and engage cognitive processes, activate physical movement and facilitate social engagement, which are key components in developing enriched environments. This workshop will provide a summary of data from a qualitative research project that designed and tested an art-based protocol intended to reduce stress and build social relationships through the development of enriched environments.
Attendees, including Art Therapists, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers and Psychologists will gain the ability to:
Identify three (3) components of an enriched environment
List three (3) expressive arts directives designed to facilitate an enriched environment
List three (3) stress reduction techniques that have shown positive results in the Baby Boomer generation
Jen Mank, Ph.D., LMFT, ATR-BC is a registered and board certified art therapist and licensed marriage and family therapist who currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her clinical experience includes working with individuals with serious and chronic mental illness and with elders in order to provide creative approaches to living a fulfilling and rewarding life. Jen received a BS in art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MS in art therapy from Mt. Mary University. In 2019, she received her Ph.D. in art therapy from Notre Dame de Namur University. Jen continues to focus upon how art and creativity contribute to successful aging.
Please note that registration starts at 12:30pm. Workshop starts at 1pm. Please be on time, thanks!
While you're at Fort Mason Center:
Quick healthy lunch available at world famous Greens restaurant in Bldg A.
Visit the year-round farmers' market in the center's parking lot 9:30 - 1:30.
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