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Dr. Rothman giving Keynote at Ecological Counseling conference

Jay Rothman will be delivering a keynote address entitled “Fostering Empathy: Complementarity between Ecological Counseling and Creative Conflict Engagement” at the third annual Ecological Counseling conference.  The conference is being held at the Child Focus Training Center in Clermont County on April 8th and 9th, 2010.

Ecological counseling is an approach and practice developed by the University of Cincinnati Counseling Program.  The practice is defined as a “strengths-based, ecological approach to human psychological and emotional well-being in urban schools and communities, especially aimed at the city of Cincinnati.”

Click here for the program website.

Click here for the conference brochure.

Brandon Sipes and Andrew Hendrixson present “Art as Intervention”

Brandon Sipes recently presented a paper entitled “Art as Intervention” at Point Loma Nazarene University’s “Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination” Conference.  Sipes and Andrew Hendrixson, a colleague in the MFA program at the University of Florida, have been exploring the role of the arts in conflict and post-conflict societies.

This paper was an exploration of the possibilities inherent in nurturing the arts in these societies, as well as a hypothesis of the power of art to cause a “disruption” in the despair and violence so prevalent in conflicted societies.

Greater Springfield Moving Forward launched with support from The ARIA Group

The ARIA Group has joined with Fred Bartenstein and Associates to develop and implement “Greater Springfield Moving Forward,” a community wide visioning and planning initiative in Springfield, Ohio.

This initiative is spearheaded by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, the city, Clark County, local business and labor leaders, as well as the Springfield News-Sun.  Fred Bartenstein, an experienced organizational consultant, is acting as lead planner and working with a large steering group comprised of local community leaders.  The ARIA Group is providing support through use of its online Action Evaluation system designed to elicit goals and visions from large numbers of people.

For a full view of this project and its potential, visit the Springfield New Sun website.