The symposium 2020 is held by the medical clown Shoshi Ofir and the dramatherapist Dr. Susana Pendzik.
Shoshi Ofir has been a clown for over 30 years and a medical clown for the past 16 years.
Between Dramatherapy and Clowning
Shoshi Ofir: Medical Clowning in Corona Times and Beyond….
Susana Pendzik: Conceptualizing Therapeutic Clowning as a Dramatherapy Approach
Shoshi Ofir: When language fails : Quick Bonding Kits for Dramatherapists from the Clown’s Toolbox
Susana Pendzik: The Clown’s Archetype in the Human Psyche – Approaching Paradox in Dramatherapy
Shoshi and Dr. Nessia Lang-Franco have developed a treatment method of doctor-clown co-work for treating sexually abused minors.
Shoshi lectures and conducts workshops and has created a children's show (for ages 4-6) aimed at increasing awareness and fostering the prevention of sexual harassment among young children. She has published several articles in academic journals and presented a short film about her work with sexually abused minors.
Susana has collaborated with the Dream Doctors Project for several years, introducing dramatherapy concepts into the training of medical clowns and participated on a short film on the work of medical clowns in trauma affected zones. She also promoted the inclusion of therapeutic clowning contents at the Drama Therapy Graduate Program at Tel Hai and has co-authored several academic papers that take a close look at the relationship between these fields.
Open to: art therapists of all disciplines
Languages: english | translation into german and french
november 13 - 15 2020
Workshop for members: CHF 180.00
Workshop for non-members: CHF 210.00
Seminar: CHF 600.00