Date(s) - 09/28/2019
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
George Hagman – I am a psychoanalyst and clinical social worker with past work experience in the visual arts. Over the past 25 years I have combined work in private practice treating adults and adolescents with public practice as a therapist, supervisor and clinical manager at agencies in NYC and CT. Currently I am in full-time private practice in New York and Connecticut.I received my MSW from Columbia and certification in psychoanalysis from NPAP. I have a number of publications, articles on bereavement and morning, addiction, self psychology and art and creativity. I have authored three books, “Aesthetic Experience Experience Beauty, Creativity and the Search for the Ideal” and “The Artist’s Mind: Creativity, Modern Art and Modern Art” as well as “Creative Analysis” How Art Can Inform Clinical Practice”. Last year I published a book titled “New Models of Bereavement Theory and Treatment: New Mourning”. In addition I have presented at many conferences and training workshops in the USA and Internationally. I am a faculty member at the Westchester Society for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, and the Training and Research Institute for Self Psychology.
Karen Schwartz is an Atlanta-based artist working primarily in painting and drawing in a range of media. She has had solo exhibitions in New York and Atlanta, and she has exhibited in many group shows in the US and abroad. Her work is represented by Hathaway Contemporary Gallery in Atlanta and is an exhibited artist at Yours, Mine & Ours Gallery in NYC. Her 2015 solo exhibition at Life on Mars Gallery was reviewed in Hyperallergic, The New Criterion, Tilted Arc, Painter’s Table and The Huffington Post, and her work has been featured in a number of other publications as well. Schwartz has works in private and corporate collections, and one of her portraits was recently acquired by The New-York Historical Society for the launch of the institution’s new Women in History Center. A practicing clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, Schwartz finds that these pursuits inform her artwork in fascinating, sometimes subconscious ways, and that her creative processes offer curious insights into her work in psychotherapy.