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PhD, Psychology with a specialization in Art Therapy

Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2006

MA, Art Therapy, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois, 1984. 

BFA, Fine Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1976.


Professional Credentials:

ATCS, Art Therapy Credentialed Supervisor

Art Therapy Credentials Board, 2016.  

LCPC, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Illinois Department of Financial

and Professional Regulation, 1996.

ATR-BC, Art Therapy Certification, Art Therapy Credentials Board, 1994. 

ATR, Art Therapy Registration, American Art Therapy Association, 1985.


Teaching Experience: 

Saint Mary of the Woods College

Master of Arts in Art Therapy with an Emphasis in Counseling (MAAT)

2017- Present, Adjunct Professor

Art Therapy Practicum

Group Dynamics in Art Therapy and Counseling

Provide ATR-BC supervision for select degree candidates

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

2015 – 2017, Adjunct Professor 

2008 – 2015, Adjunct Associate Professor

2000 – 2008, Adjunct Assistant Professor

1990, 1992, 1997, 1998, 1999-2000, Visiting Lecturer

Taught core and elective courses in the graduate art therapy program and the larger undergraduate program including; Fieldwork I, II and III Supervision Seminars providing faculty supervision for art therapy interns placed in a wide range of settings spanning traditional in-patient psychiatric treatment to enrichment programs that serve children and adults. Also taught human Growth and Development, Child Art Therapy, Adolescent Art Therapy, Ethical and Legal issues in Art Therapy I and II, Art Assessment and Evaluation in Art Therapy II, Materials Seminar, Family Art Therapy, and Introduction to Art Therapy and the Creative Process as Art Therapy. Provide guest lectures, as needed on topics such as Art-based Research Methods, Child and Adolescent Art Therapy, Ethics, and Materials.

2014 – Present, External Doctoral Committee Member, Lesley University

Expressive Therapy Program, Cambridge, MA.

2014 – Present, External Doctoral Committee Member

Mount Mary University Art Therapy Program, Milwaukee WI. 

2008 – 2014, Visiting Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology

University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Psychiatry

Mental Health Policy Program. 

Provided comprehensive consultation and training and oversight to residential agencies and hospitals serving children who are wards of the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services.

2012 – 2013, Student Veterans Creative Strengths Project

University of Illinois College of Nursing, Chicago, Illinois.

Collaborated in the development and implementation of this creative support group for nursing students who are veterans that incorporated visual art, creative writing and performance. This interdisciplinary group was developed by faculty from the University of Illinois Department of Psychiatry, the College of Nursing, and the Disabilities Studies Program and was funded by a grant from the University’s Council for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). 

1998 – 2012, Founding Director of Art Therapy Associates, P.C.

Chicago, Illinois. 

Provided art therapy supervision for those seeking post-graduate credentials and licensure through the Art Therapy Credentials Board and the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.


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