Upcoming Professional Development Group Meetings:


Friday, March 29, 2019 6 – 7.30pm NYU Silver School of Social Work, 1 Washington Square

“A Team Approach and Use of the Relational Model in helping a family with a history of abuse”, presented by Soo Yeoun Lee, MA, ATR-BC, Children and Youth Advocate and Xiao Yu, MS, NCC,  Advocate at Womankind (formerly New York Asian Women Center). Objectives:

  • Discuss the benefit of the team approach when serving families.
  • Broaden the understanding of “culture “ in family systems and the challenges in cultural differences between practitioners and clients.
  • Demonstrate the value of treating trauma from a relational model perspective.

Presenters’ Bios:

Soo Yeoun Lee is a board-certified art therapist. Soo received her MA in Art Therapy from New York University. She graduated from Hong Ik University, Seoul, Korea with a BA in Art History and Theory, and English Language and Literature. She has served as an Art Therapy Intern at Bronx Psychiatric Hospital, Mt. Sinai-St. Luke’s Hospital, and Queens Museum, as well as an Art Therapist at Hodori After-school Program of Korean American Family Service Center and EnoB,inc. Soo is currently working at Womankind, where she serves child survivors and witnesses of domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking.

Xiao Yu earned her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Syracuse University and is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. She focuses on working with survivors of sexual violence, with expertise on intergenerational trauma. Xiao believes in the healing power of our innate creativity as human, and integrates into counseling artistic expressions and holistic methods, including Art as Therapy, breathwork, Authentic Movement, Drama Therapy techniques, etc. She has presented at the national conference of AMHCA in 2014 and 2015, and served as a faculty for 2017 Expressive Therapists Summit.

Peer supervision will follow after the meeting.  All are welcome!




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