The Poetic Body, with Rae Johnson & Laury Rappaport

Dr. Johnson is the Director of the Institute for Embodiment Studies, a non-profit educational organization dedicated to advancing interdisciplinary scholarship in embodiment studies. She is the former Chair of the Somatic Psychology Department at the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, former Director of the Body Psychotherapy Program in the Somatic Counseling Psychology Department at Naropa University and the founding Coordinator of Student Crisis Response Programs at the University of Toronto. Her research and clinical interests include the somatic impact of oppression, embodied critical pedagogy, and feminist somatic research methods.

Laury Rappaport, Ph.D., REAT, ATR-BC, is the Founder/Director of the Focusing and Expressive Arts Institute, a Certifying Coordinator and Trainer with The Focusing Institute in NY.  Based on over thirty years of clinical application, Laury pioneered the development of the integration of Focusing with the expressive arts, known as Focusing-Oriented Arts Therapy (FOAT).  She is the author of Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy: Accessing the Body’s Wisdom and Creative Intelligence, and numerous articles.  Laury has been an Associate Professor at Notre Dame de Namur University, the Academic Coordinator of International Expressive Arts at Lesley University where she has been teaching for over 30 years, and conducts trainings internationally at the University of Hong Kong and in Japan.

January 2012. See: Printable PDF transcript.