About ETTA

Education Through Therapeutic Arts (ETTA) focuses on the utilization of expressive arts in the therapeutic process. We work with a wide range of populations and in a variety of milieus. ETTA provides workshops and seminars in many areas and is a CEU provider (CEU # PCE 3225)

ETTA founders:

Leftovers co-founder/Eating Disorders Expert Dr. Deah SchwartzDeah Schwartz has her Doctorate in Education, an MA in Arts Education, an MS in Therapeutic Recreation, and is a Nationally Certified Recreational Therapist.

Leftovers co-founder Anne Wilford

Anne Wilford has her Masters in Psychology, is a California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT#32496). Ms. Wilford has a private practice in Berkeley, CA working with individuals, couples and groups.  In addition she is a long term Instructor for Gerry Grossman Seminars that provides continuing education units for psychotherapists and license preparation courses.

ETTA provides customized workshops and seminars, including:

  • personal growth seminars and workshops
  • special interest group sessions using expressive arts to explore individual therapeutic issues (dealing with loss and grieving, aging and menopause, health issues, etc)
  • trainings for teachers, facilitators and therapists in the integration of expressive arts in curriculum
  • custom-designed sessions for universities, hospitals, therapeutic agencies and schools.
  • single sessions, weekend workshops or extended series, flexible formats custom designed to fit the needs of the group

Some areas of focus include:

  • Eating disorder awareness
  • Eating disorder prevention
  • Body image
  • Size acceptance
  • Media influence
  • Peer pressure
  • Self-esteem

For more information call 510-287-9828, or email [email protected].

Some workshops may include the screening of “LEFTOVERS: The Ups and Downs of a Compulsive Eater.” This award-winning original theatre piece about women and weight in America was written by Marcia Kimmell, Deah Schwartz and Anne Wilford, and is a heartfelt, honest and very funny exploration of women’s body issues. We have found that the sharing of this video is an excellent way to open up a very complicated subject.