Mindfulness & Mosaics: an online art event for all ages

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Date: June 9, 2020
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Category: Other

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People of all ages are invited to join (virtually through Zoom) Psychology alumna Paula Christian-Kliger, Ph.D., ABPP for an hour of at-home arts and crafts that may help participants better understand themselves and their feelings. 

Dr. Kliger was featured on Fox 2 News and other publications in 2019 after releasing an art project and book that promoted mental health, saying, "there are many different ways of using art to heal ourselves and to engage in a therapeutic process."

In this session, participants will experience the power of art firsthand as Dr. Kliger walks them through a "Self-Study" Mosaic and/or LifeLine Activity. Participants will be able to choose which they prefer to do.

Dr. Kliger says artsy types will probably like the Mosaic most and the non-artsy types will like the LifeLine exercise. 

Some supplies are highly recommended to participate in these activities: 

  • At least 5-8 color markers 
  • If possible plain white paper 
  • At least five-colors of construction paper (If they cannot get construction paper, they can plan on creating a drawing) 
  • Scotch tape
  • A pair of scissors

Dr. Kliger will walk participants through the process for both choices. After they are done, we leave time to share self-reflections and new insights about self and/or family, friends, etc.

About Dr. Paula Christian-Kliger, Ph.D., ABPP

Dr. Kliger is a board-certified psychologist and a psychoanalyst who founded Psychological Assets, PC and Kliger Consulting Group, LLC over 30 plus years ago. Within her diverse professional practice, she sees individuals, with families, organizations, and communities, and specializes in extended work with those who have suffered from crisis, disaster, and historical trauma-based adversities. Dr. Kliger earned her MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology (with a minor in Statistical Measurement and Design) from Wayne State University, and is fully licensed in New York, Michigan, and Ohio. She completed psychoanalytic training at the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute of the American Psychoanalytic Association. With her psychanalytic- and humanistic-oriented backgrounds, she developed the powering the mind model of “self-study” and transformational growth. This model includes practice in deepening mindfulness/meditation and self-reflection. As a writer and artist, to address the complex needs of people who seek help, she has incorporated art-informed experiential activities to complement her clinical and consultation practice. As Associate Faculty, Dr. Kliger teaches at Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, and as a Clinical Assistant Professor, at Wayne State University, School of Medicine. She is a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA), International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations (ISPSO), American Psychological Association (APA), and Black Psychoanalysts Speak (BPS). Dr. Kliger’s recent publications include, her award-winning book, “Power your Heart…You power your Mind: Self-Study then Build A Bridge to Someone” that can be found on Amazon and, with her colleague, Lori Blumenstein-Bott, LMSW, the award-winning podcast, “We Are Human First” on Spotify, Apple and her website: www.psychassets.com.


Steve Zoski


June 2020