Monstrare: Implicit Bias & Shadow Self

Sat, 29 October, 2022 11:00am - 1:00pm

Saturday, October 29, 2022

11:00am – 1:00pm EST



Shadow self



Did you ever notice how ‘monsters’ are often portrayed in the media with facial and body disfigurements? Think about Frankenstein, The Joker…Scar from The Lion King! What does this say about how our society associates negative feelings with people that look differently? This presentation will explore the science behind implicit bias and invite participants to dive into their own shadows through artmaking and self-reflection.



Participants will be able to:

  • Participants will be able to identify three types of implicit bias
  • Participants will examine how subjective perceptions of viewing and making artwork provide insights into implicit bias
  • Participants will identify at least two ways that the neuroscience of aesthetic experiences expand a collective understanding of personal bias systems



Juliet King

Juliet L. King (PhDc), ATR-BC, LPC, LMHC is an Associate Professor of Art Therapy at The George Washington University and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Neurology at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Juliet has over two decades as a clinician, administrator, and educator. She developed and implemented the graduate art therapy program at Herron School of Art & Design-IUPUI, where her leadership spearheaded over 30 graduate student internships in the Indianapolis community and throughout the state. She developed and continues to oversee the Art Therapy in Neuroscience and Medicine program at the Indiana University Neuroscience Center which provides clinical support and research activities for people with neurodegenerative disease and trauma. Professor King’s research explores the systematic integration of art therapy and neuroscience with a particular focus on neuroaesthetics and Mobile Brain/Body Imaging (MoBI) as instrumentation to explore and test the psychological mechanisms of change in the creative arts therapies. Juliet is pursuing a PhD in Translational Health Sciences and her dissertation research centers on neuroscience-informed art therapy applications in the treatment of psychological trauma. In 2016 she wrote and edited Art Therapy, Neuroscience and Trauma: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives and is currently working on a second edition, set for publication in June 2023.







This panel will be free of charge.
If you cannot attend the live presentation we will be emailing to all who have registered once it has been completed.
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Please contact 202-994-4148 if you have questions, concerns, or need special accommodations. Registration closes on10/29/2022. Cancellations must be received 48 hours prior to the event date to be eligible for a refund.

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