Expressive Therapies Summit 2016: Registration Site




Kathleen (Kay) Adams, LPC, is founder/director of the Center for Journal Therapy and its online professional training division, the Therapeutic Writing Institute. She is the author of nine books on journal writing for personal growth and in clinical practice, including the best-selling Journal to the Self and Expressive Writing: Foundations of Practice. Kay is known globally for her visionary leadership in standards-based practice of journal therapy.
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Susan Ainlay Anand, MA, ATR-BC, ATCS, LPAT, is a graduate of the NYU art therapy program, where she was trained by Edith Kramer. She has worked with children and adults in inpatient/outpatient settings for over 30 years. As an instructor in psychiatry at the Univ. of MS Medical Center, Susan provides art therapy services and teaches psychiatry residents about the use of art therapy with medically ill and psychiatric patients. She provides workshops and training on the benefits of art therapy and use of the creative process to strengthen resilience.
 Anderson, Kim 2016 Kim Anderson, MSW, ATR-BC, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker, board certified art therapist, and clinical supervisor and adjunct faculty member at Fontbonne Univ., St. Louis, MO. Prior to graduating from Washington Univ. in St. Louis and receiving a postgraduate certificate in art psychotherapy, she was a freelance writer, photographer, and mixed media artist with interests in “outsider art,” expressions of oppression and liberation beyond conventional artistic borders or boundaries.
Anima 2016
Denise Anima, LMFT, graduated from JFK Univ. with a master's in counseling psychology. She works in private practice with individuals, families, and youth. Denise is trained in trauma-informed services and expressive arts therapy, and facilitates therapy groups utilizing expressive arts. She has trained other therapists in expressive arts interventions. Denise's background includes working with youth and families involved in the juvenile probation system or in the foster care system.
Ziva Argevani-Zaff, ATR, received a master's in art therapy and counseling from The College of New Rochelle. She is a licensed shiatsu and medical-massage therapist with 20 years of experience. Ziva's thesis focused on the application of art therapy as treatment for chronic pain. She incorporates multimedia into her work, from her experience as a filmmaker and documentarian.

Assulin 2016
Gila Assulin is an occupational therapist in Jerusalem who works with children exposed to trauma. She has innovated methods to help them regain initiative in movement when they are in a dissociative state.

 Awais 2016 Yasmine J. Awais, MAAT, ATR-BC, ATCS, LCAT, LPC, is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Art Therapy and Counseling Program at Drexel University. She has extensive clinical and supervisory experience practicing in non-profits for underserved communities, public schools, and medical rehabilitation centers in Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Japan, and Saudi Arabia. Her research focus is on the need for increasing diversity in art therapy. She is currently in the doctoral program in Social Welfare at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Yasmine is co-authoring a book with Daniel Blausey, Foundations of Art Therapy Supervision.
Bader 2015

Claudia Bader, MPS, ATR-BC, NCPsyA, LCAT, LP, teaches art diagnosis at Pratt, SVA, and The New School. A licensed psychoanalyst in practice since 1985, she graduated from the Inst. for Expressive Analysis and served as director of education and as executive director. Claudia has written articles exploring psychoanalysis, astrology, alchemy, masks, and mandalas. She teaches symbolism in art therapy at The New School, and symbolization, creativity, and alchemy for IEA. Claudia is a MARI® Mandala teacher and practitioner.

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Elizabeth Baring, MS, ATR-BC, NCPsyA, LCAT, LP, is a licensed psychoanalyst, a licensed creative art therapist, sandplay practitioner, and a focusing oriented therapist. For 20 years she has had a private practice in NYC, working with children and adults by combining sandplay, creative arts therapy, and focusing with traditional psychotherapy. Elizabeth worked at Mt. Sinai, Silver Hill, and Stamford hospitals. She is on faculty and supervisor at Training and Research in Intersubjective Self Psychology.

Baron 2015 b Steven Baron, PsyD, has been a school psychologist and in private practice for over 25 years. He completed postdoctoral training in child and adolescent psychotherapy. Steven has written for Play Therapy magazine and authored a chapter on bullying in the book Play Therapy: A Comprehensive Guide for Theory and Practice. He has also authored a chapter on how to utilize a strength-based model in schools in the newly published book Play Therapy Interventions to Enhance Resilience.

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Amanda Bechtel, MS, ATR-BC, LCPC, LCPAT, is in private practice in Silver Spring, MD. Her practice focuses on the use of art therapy/sandplay for treating trauma, eating disorders, and body image issues. Amanda has worked at the Eating Disorder Center at Rogers Memorial Hospital, the Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt, and Pershing Turner Centers. She currently serves on the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists in Maryland. Amanda is also an adjunct faculty in art therapy at St. Mary of the Woods, IN.

Benattar 2016 Maya Benattar, MA, MT-BC, LCAT, is a music psychotherapist in private practice in New York City. She has a decade of diverse clinical experience in medical, educational, community, and private practice settings. Maya received her master’s degree from New York University, and is currently enrolled in advanced postgraduate vocal psychotherapy training with Diane Austin.
Bennett-Pagan 2016
Sandra Bennett-Pagan, LCSW, has extensive experience with women’s health and wellness programs. She conducts presentations, trainings, and consultations on the impact of trauma on individual health and integrates art therapy techniques into her group work, specializing in healing and recovery from behavioral health problems, violence, and trauma.

 Berman 2016 Jodie Berman has served as a director of program development for the last eight years, specializing in providing non-pharmacologic, Montessori-inspired approaches to treating people living with dementia through meaningful forms of engagement. She has over 15 years of experience, and integrates her degree in fine arts, from the University of Hartford Art School, into her work. Jodie facilitates workshops, presents at conferences, and conducts trainings for cultural and healthcare organizations such as the Juilliard School and the Mayo Clinic.
Bermingham 2016
Mary Bermingham, LMSW, CDWF, has over the past 25 years helped families newly diagnosed with autistic children in a therapeutic nursery school and individuals and families struggling with the impact of critical and chronic illness' at NYU Medical Center. Most recently, Mary became a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator and in her private practice in Westchester, facilitates small psycho-education groups based on the ground breaking research and methodology of NY Times #1 bestselling author Dr. Brené Brown. 

Bernier 2016
Matthew Bernier, MCAT, ATR-BC, is a board certified art therapist, puppeteer, and associate professor in the graduate art therapy & counseling program at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Co-editor of Puppetry in Education and Therapy, he serves on the Puppeteers of America Puppetry in Education and Therapy Committee and is a corresponding member of the UNIMA Commission on Education, Development and Therapy. Matthew has taught therapeutic puppetry in the US and abroad.

Bishow-Semevolos 2016 Jane Bishow-Semevolos, ATR-BC, PCL2, LCAT, is a creative arts therapist and adventure-based counselor at South Oaks Psychiatric Hospital in Amityville, NY. She facilitates at Project C.A.R.E., South Oaks’ adventure challenge course, for a variety of groups including psychiatric, substance abuse, corporate team building, and youth organizations. Jane is also a sibling support specialist at Friends of Karen, an organization that provides emotional and financial support to children with cancer and their families.
Blausey 2016
Daniel Blausey, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, founder of Studio Blue: Art + Psychotherapy, serves on the Board of the AATA. For over 20 years he has worked with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, adult sexual victimization, HIV/AIDS, and the LGBTQ community. Daniel designed, implemented, and directed several mental health programs in NYC, including The Door and Gay Men’s Health Crisis. He has facilitated workshops on sexual trauma. Daniel is co-authoring a book with Yasmine Awais entitled Foundations of Art Therapy Supervision.

Bookbinder 2016
Sharona Bookbinder, BSc, MBA, DTATI, OATR, RCAT, RP, a registered psychotherapist and art therapist, has been practicing art psychotherapy for 24 years, specializing in geriatrics, palliation, and cancer care. She works full-time at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, while managing her creative arts therapies business, InnerArt Inc., and recently completed her MBA. Sharona was a Canadian Art Therapy Association council member for 9 years and a Toronto Art Therapy Institute instructor and internship supervisor for 5 years.

Ashley Boudreau, MS recently graduated in art therapy from the College of New Rochelle (CNR). She is originally from Ontario, Canada. Ashley took her first drawing/art class at age 18 and fell in love. She then started researching degrees in the art field and knew that art therapy was what she was meant to do. Ashley received her bachelor's in fine arts from The Art Institute of Boston and moved to New York to pursue her master's with CNR.
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Rachel Brandoff, ATR-BC, ATCS, BCPC, LCAT, is a board-certified, state-licensed, and credentialed supervisor with a clinical practice in NYC. She was one of the founders of the Expressive Therapies Summit, and she currently serves as the Ethics Chair for the board of the New York Art Therapy Association. Rachel has provided psychotherapy and consultation to a wide variety of clients, and teaches art therapy at Marymount Manhattan College.

Brennan 2016
Christa Brennan, ATR-BC, CASAC, LCAT, is a licensed art therapist and substance abuse counselor working at St. Vincent’s Hospital. She works in an outpatient setting with adults struggling with addiction and supervises art therapy students. Christa has over 50 hours of psychodrama training and uses elements of this with her clients. She graduated from the College of New Rochelle and has a private practice.  
Bresba 2016
Paola Bresba, MA, is a member of both the American and Quebec art therapy associations. She is the art therapist and program coordinator at the Alzheimer Group in Montreal, where she leads groups and supervises graduate students. Paola has worked with refugee and immigrant youth, individuals with developmental disabilities, and people with young onset dementia. She has initiated multiple programs incorporating the arts with community engagement. 

 Brewster 2016 Fanny Brewster, PhD, MFA, LP, is a Jungian Analyst and Founding Director of New York DreamWork. Dr. Brewster’s poetry has been published in literary journals and she will be the Featured Poet in the forthcoming issue of Psychological Perspectives Journal. Her book, African Americans and Jungian Psychology: Leaving the Shadows, is forthcoming from Routledge Publishers (2016). She was twice nominated for the Gradiva Award for her writing by the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis.  
 Brucker.jpg Sally Brucker, ATR-BC, LCSW, CAGS, CLCC, has been an art therapist, educator, and workshop leader for over 25 years. She holds master’s degrees in early childhood special education, art therapy, and clinical social work. Sally has been a visiting professor at Gallaudet University, Art Therapy Italiana, Hampshire College, Harmony Institute (St. Petersburg, Russia), and Institute for Psychology (Moscow). She is on the faculty of Montgomery College in Maryland.

Caprioli 2015 Sarah Caprioli, LMHC, is a licensed mental health counselor at Family Services, Inc. in New York's Hudson Valley. She provides trauma counseling for children and adults affected by violent crime using play therapy and other modalities, along with trauma-sensitive practices. A certified rape crisis and crime victims advocate, Sarah participates in an after hours on-call rotation during which she provides crisis counseling, advocacy, and hospital accompaniment to victims of crime.

Carroll 2016
Felicia Carroll, MEd, MA, RPT-S, LMFT, is in private practice in Solvang, CA. She is the founder of the West Coast Institute for Gestalt Therapy with a focus on children and adolescents. Felicia has studied educational psychology, child development, and counseling psychology. She published several chapters and articles about Gestalt therapy with children, theory, and practice, including serving as the guest editor for a special edition of the International Journal of Gestalt Therapy.

Clark 2016 Ginna Clark, MA, ATR-BC, LPCC, is an art therapist in private practice in Santa Fe, NM. She is currently the director of the human sexuality program at Southwestern College, where she teaches and supervises. Ginna is also a post-seminar candidate in analytic training at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles, CA.
Cockerill 2016
Gloria M. Cockerill, RPT-S, LCSW, is a certified Theraplay® therapist, trainer, and supervisor. She is currently the training director at the Theraplay Institute. Gloria has worked with children and their families impacted by abuse, neglect, issues of abandonment, and the traumatic separation from family. She has worked as a field consultant at the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration training graduate students, and served as adjunct faculty at the Univ. of Illinois at Chicago’s Jane Addams School of Social Work. 

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Barry M. Cohen, MA, ATR-BC, SUMMIT LEADER, developed the Diagnostic Drawing Series (DDS), a standardized art assessment in use internationally since 1982. Author/co-author of articles and chapters, he co-authored/co-edited three books, including Telling Without Talking: Art as a Window into the World of Multiple Personality, and Managing Traumatic Stress through Art. Barry created and chaired the Eastern Regional Conference on Trauma and Dissociation (1989–1996). Executive director of Expressive Media since 2008, he founded the Summit in 2010 and co-founded the Mid-Atlantic Play Therapy Training Institute in 2013.
Cominardi 2016
Claudio Cominardi is a certified music therapist in Italy, and lecturer in music therapy at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Brescia. His interests include children with intellectual, developmental and learning disabilities, and intercultural projects in kindergartens and primary schools. Claudio's research studies focus on new forms of musical and analogical languages aimed at intercultural integration, and developmental and learning disabilities. He regularly presents at international conferences.

Cooper, Seiso Paul 2 Seiso Paul C. Cooper, Sensei, LP, is founding member and director at Two Rivers Zen Community and the Zen & Psychoanalysis Realizational Practice Study Institute. He is a member of the American Zen Teacher’s Association. Paul is head priest at the Zen Center in Lincoln, NE, and a psychoanalyst, faculty member, clinical supervisor, and training analyst for the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis. He is on the faculty, clinical supervisor, and training analyst for the Institute for Expressive Analysis.

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David A. Crenshaw, PhD, ABPP, RPT-S, is the clinical director of the Children's Home of Poughkeepsie and is an adjunct faculty member of Marist College. He is past president of the NY Association for Play Therapy, past president of the Hudson Valley Psychological Association, a board-certified clinical psychologist, and a fellow of APA. David is the author/editor of many books on play therapy, child trauma, and aggression in children, including: Play Therapy: A Comprehensive Guide to Theory and Practice (with Anne Stewart) and co-author with Eliana Gil of Termination Challenges in Child Psychotherapy.

Darke 2016
Kelly Darke, MEd, BFA, ATR, is the owner and director of Mindful Art Center in Livonia, MI and a professional artist. She works with children and adolescents coping with depression and anxiety, as well as transgender youth and their parents. Kelly provides monthly transgender youth art workshops sponsored by Stand with Trans. She has a master's in education for art therapy from Wayne State Univ. Kelly has also worked with adults with traumatic brain injuries.

Davis, J2014.jpg Jean Davis, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT, is an associate adjunct professor in Pratt Institute’s graduate creative arts therapy department. She is the current supervisor of the creative arts therapy department at the League School, the former director of the Transitional Living Community, a program of Brooklyn Community Services, and the former clinical director of the Greenwich Village Youth Council. Jean has postgraduate training in the areas of group therapy, gestalt therapy, and applied ecopsychology. She has published several articles on the subject of environmental art therapy and has a private practice in Brooklyn.
de Bethune 2016
Mia de Bethune, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, is on faculty of the New York University art therapy program and has taught at the School of Visual Arts. She has a private practice in Westchester, NY, working with adolescents and hospice clients, and is affiliated with the Westchester Psychoanalytic Society. Mia has taught many creative art therapy workshops from art journaling to mandala and chakra healing, and holds Reiki Master certification. She has exhibited art throughout New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. 

Dean, Mark 2016
Mark Dean, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, is an art therapist and licensed professional counselor with a private practice near Philadelphia. He is the co-founder of the Center for Psyche and the Arts and is currently in training as a Jungian analyst with the Philadelphia Jung Institute and the Interregional Society of Jungian Analysts.
Dean, Michelle 2016
Michelle L. Dean, MA, ATR-BC, CGP, LPC, co-founded The Center for Psyche & the Arts, LLC (, in the Philadelphia area. She works with individuals who struggle with addictions, eating disorders, relationship issues, and survivors of traumatic experiences. Michelle is an author, supervisor, educator, and consultant. She has been an adjunct professor at Arcadia Univ. since 1997 and has several publications, including her book, Using Art Media in Psychotherapy: Bringing the Power of Creativity to Practice

Deisher 2016 Suzanne Deisher, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT, is an art therapist at a NYC long-term care facility for the elderly with a range of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial challenges. She provides in-home art therapy for at-risk youth and families in the Hudson County area. Suzanne serves as the president-elect of the NJ Art Therapy Association. Before pursuing her master's in art therapy, Suzanne worked as a video producer for a large pharmaceutical company, and she continues to use her extensive background in this medium in her art therapy sessions.
delFierro 2016 Tiffany del Fierro, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, is a licensed creative arts therapist at the Hebrew Home in Riverdale, NY. She is a graduate of the NYU art therapy program. Tiffany has been working with older adults in a nursing home setting for six years. Additionally, she has experience providing art therapy services to children in a school-based environment, long-term and short-term mental health services, crisis support for adolescents, and adults in a psychiatric setting.
Dennison 2016 Beth Dennison, MEd, MA in MFT, LMT, SEP, is a somatic psychotherapist, contact dancer, and a teacher in private practice in Northampton, MA. She works with adults challenged with developmental trauma and attachment issues. Beth studies and writes about developmental and interpersonal neurobiology. Her “body up” co-regulation and embodiment workshops have roots in Somatic Experiencing®, Stan Tatkin’s couples work (PACT), interpersonal neurobiology, and contact improvisation. 
Doyle 2016
Daniel Doyle, RDT, EMDR-Certified, LPCC, LMFT, is in private practice in Southern CA. He is a drama therapy graduate of the CA Inst. of Integral Studies in San Francisco. Daniel has worked as a therapist and drama therapist since 1995. He supervised dance, drama, art, and recreation therapists as the program coordinator and supervisor of a day treatment program for emotionally disturbed children and teens in Los Angeles County. Daniel has worked with veterans, facilitating drama therapy at the VA Hospital in W. Haven, CT, and with clients in recovery from addictions.
Drass 2016
Jessica Masino Drass, MA, ATR-BC, is a board-certified, registered art therapist. She has a bachelor's in fine art from Rutgers, master's in school psychology from Rowan University, and master's in art therapy from Drexel. Co-founder of Wise Mind Creations, she offers workshops on using art as a way to practice mindfulness. Jessica is trained in DBT and her work focuses on trauma and dissociation. She is the author of the article, "Art Therapy for Individuals with Borderline Personality: Using a Dialectical Behavior Therapy Framework” in The Journal of the American Art Therapy Association.

Edmondson 2016
Nelly Edmondson, MA, MS, holds master's degrees in journalism (NY Univ.) and narrative medicine (Columbia Univ.). She has extensive professional background in health and medical writing. Nelly has led many expressive writing and art journaling workshops with groups including cancer survivors. She co-presented research findings at the 2015 National Association for Size Diversity and Health conference in Boston.
Edwards 2016 Erin Edwards, M Div, completed a 4-year Master of Divinity degree with an emphasis in Kriya Yoga and 12-Step Recovery. She has led meditation practice in 12 Step Recovery retreats for 10 years and has taught meditation for 4 years. Erin currently teaches meditation practices to K-4th graders in Arizona.

Elkis-Abuhoff Deborah Elkis-Abuhoff, PhD, LCAT, ATR-BC, ATCS, BCPC, is an associate professor in the creative arts therapy program at Hofstra University. She holds both creative arts therapy and psychology licenses in NY, is a registered and board-certified art therapist and board-certified professional counselor. Deborah holds an appointment to the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research as an assistant investigator in the Center of Neuroscience. Deborah's research includes the use of clay manipulation with individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, and addressing the needs of cancer patients. She has published and presented both nationally and internationally, including the World Parkinson Congress in Scotland.
Eugair 2016
Charity Eugair is graduating with a master's in clinical mental health counseling and expressive arts emphasis at Goddard College. She teaches expressive workshops on the historic art of crazy quilting. Charity's thesis incorporates the use of metaphorical expressive writing to document the lived experiences of victims of domestic violence. Her clinical work is with survivors of domestic violence in VT.

Farkas 2016
​Mary Farkas, MA, RDT, LCAT, is director of therapeutic activities at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale. She specializes in geriatrics/memory loss. Upon graduation from NYU, Mary worked in dementia care, inpatient psychiatry, and outpatient treatment programs for the chronically mentally ill. She developed an art-viewing program for older adults with memory loss at the Yale Univ. Art Gallery. Mary previously partnered with the Museum of Modern Art to launch an intergenerational art-making program for elders and local elementary school children.
Fort 2015Flaherty 2016 Amy Flaherty, MS, RPT, LPE-I, is the founder and director of the Southern Sandtray Institute in Arkansas. She certifies mental health therapists in sandtray therapy through her Registered Integrative Sandtray Therapist program. Amy also lectures on sandtray therapy and the neuroscience of play therapy. Her work focuses on brain-based and trauma informed strategies, as well as creative ways to involve the whole brain and body within therapy.
Flynn 2016 JoAnn Flynn, MEd, MA, CAGS, CPT, is an expressive arts therapist, certified poetry therapist, teaching artist, and SoulCollage facilitator. She works at ArtWorks of Norwich, CT and York Correctional Institute for Women in Niantic, CT. JoAnn has been a special education teacher for 20 years and has facilitated groups with women in prison for 10 years. She has a master's in counseling and expressive arts therapies and a certificate in play therapy, both from Lesley University. JoAnn is also a MARI® practitioner and SoulCollage® facilitator.
Fox 2016
Haley Fox, MA, PhD, ATR-BC, MT-BC, REAT, LMHC/LPCC, is a core faculty in counseling and art therapy at Adler University in Chicago. Her special interests include songwriting, archetypal psychology, arts-based heuristic inquiry and sexuality. She co-authored the seminal text Minstrels of Soul and authored a book chapter on using expressive arts therapy with sexual abusers in Expressive Therapies for Sexual Issues.
Frelich 2016 Janna M. Frelich, MFA, MA, MT-BC, earned a bachelor's in music and printmaking from Wheaton College (Norton, MA), a master's of fine arts in early music from Sarah Lawrence College, and a master's in expressive therapy/mental health counseling from Lesley University. She works in Boston, and performs professionally as a singer-songwriter and folk musician. Janna’s therapeutic work serves those coping with addiction, PTSD, and other diagnoses, in inpatient and outpatient settings. 
Furness 2016 Susan Reuling Furness, MEd LCPC, LMFT, PTR,is a licensed clinical professional counselor, licensed marriage and family therapist, and a registered poetry therapist. She works with adults, couples, and groups in private practice promoting change through solution-focused therapy and expressive modalities. Susan serves as supervisor for interns and counselors seeking licensure, and trainees in poetry therapy.


Bridgit Dengel Gaspard, LCSW, is co-founder of NY Voice Dialogue Institute and founder of NYC Inner Voice Dialogue Center. Since 2005 she has presented to groups such as the Omega Institute, the Open Center, NYU Behavioral Health Center, NASW Addiction Instit., NYC Chapter of the International Coach Federation, and Columbia Univ. School of Social Work Alumni Assn. Bridgit helps clients with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and artistic blocks and contributed a chapter to The Voice Dialogue Anthology, "The Final Eighth: The Art of Finishing."

Gaydos Morgan Gaydos, ATR-BC, LCAT, is a registered and licensed art therapist in New York. She currently works on an adult behavioral/forensic psychiatric unit within a hospital setting, where she implements behavioral modification into her therapy sessions. Morgan's work experience also includes art therapy with children within the autism spectrum, inpatient and detox chemical dependency programs, and was trained as an emergency room chemical detox intake counselor for hospital admission. She is also a member of a research team, holding both international and national journal publications and conference presentations in the field of mental health, medicine and art therapy.
Geller 2016 Sondra Geller, MA, ATR, LPC, LCPAT, is an IAAP certified Jungian analyst, board certified art therapist and licensed professional counselor. She is certified in infant observation and has a private practice in MD. Sondra uses both art therapy and Jungian theory in her work. She has given workshops for The GWU art therapy program, the Jung Institute in Kusnacht, Switzerland, the Jung Society of DC, and the PA Assn of Jungian Analysts. Sondra recently published an article in Psychological Perspectives, “Sparking the Creative in Older Adults.”
Gerity 2016

Lani A. Gerity, DA, ATR, is a puppet-maker, author, world traveler, and a trained art therapist with a master's degree and a doctorate from NYU. She studied with Edith Kramer and edited Edith's last book, Art as Therapy. Lani’s passions have led her to search out, explore, and teach workshops in non-traditional art forms like doll-making, puppet-making, and bookbinding. She maintains a website, blogs, and online groups filled with encouragement and alternative arts for artists, art therapists, and art educators.

Gershman 2016 Nancy Gershman is a memory artist at VNSNY Haven Hospice, engaging with grieving families of end of-life patients. For a decade, she has worked with the bereaved, banished LGBT adults and the eating-disordered. Nancy's published work appears in "Annals of American Psychotherapy;" chapters in Robert Neimeyer’s Techniques of Grief Therapy and in The Journal of Palliative Care. Articles on prescriptive photomontage are in Advance for Nurses and Transforming Traumatic Grief: Six Steps to Move from Grief to Peace.

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Karen Gibbons, ATR-BC, PYT, LCAT, is an art therapist, practicing for more than 10 years. She has worked with children in schools, people who are mentally ill/chemically addicted, and court-involved youth. Her current work is in private practice and with the Art Therapy Outreach Center in NYC. Karen's specialty is combining yoga with art therapy. She became a registered yoga teacher in 2003, and became a certified professional yoga therapist in 2013. Karen's new book is titled Integrating Art Therapy and Yoga Therapy; Yoga, Art and the Use of Intention.

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Eliana Gil, PhD, ATR, RPT-S, LMFT, is a registered play therapy supervisor, a registered art therapist, and a licensed marriage, family, child counselor. Eliana is former president of the Association for Play Therapy and has worked in the field of child abuse prevention and treatment for over 40 years. Founder and partner at Gil Institute for Trauma Recovery and Education, a group private practice in Fairfax, VA, she was adjunct faculty at Virginia Tech University for over 15 years. Bilingual and bicultural, originally from Ecuador, she has authored numerous books.

Ginsburg 2016
Jonas Hart Ginsburg, LCPC, has worked for six years with refugees and immigrant populations from around the world. Currently, he works as a clinical manager at Asian Human Services in Chicago, overseeing the implementation of evidenced-based counseling services to a diverse group of refugees/immigrants struggling with trauma, depression, and/or relationship issues.
Girard 2016
Justine Girard, MPS, LCAT, ATR-BC, has a private practice in Nyack NY. She spent the last five years working with adults with mental illness, and has also spent time working with end of life care at a Hospice residence. Consciously working with materials from the earth keeps Justine connected and grounded in the moment and has taught her to work with the resources that are offered in the present moment.
Golding 2016

Alison Golding, MSc, SEN, FRSA, is a Developmental Dance Movement™ specialist and creative director of Movement Works. Her research involves developing and disseminating applications for educational purposes with children across a range of special educational needs. Alison is associate of the Royal Academy of Dance. Her academic publications include: "Evaluation of the Efficacy of a Developmental Dance Movement Programme as OT Intervention for Children with Autism," British Journal of Occupational Therapy (2015).
Grande 2016
Mari Grande, MFA, MSW, NCPsyA, LCSW-R, LCAT, has a private practice in New York City. She has almost 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples, families, and trauma. Mari earned her master's degree in social work from New York University, and a master's in fine arts with a specialization in art therapy from Pratt Institute. Mari is a board certified registered art therapist and graduate of the Institute for Expressive Analysis (IEA), and a certified psychoanalyst. She is currently the director of admissions and faculty member of IEA.
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Cindy Taylor Grapenthin, RPT-S, NCSP, is a licensed psychologist has worked for over 25 years with children and families in residential treatment centers and school systems. She is the founder of the Family and Child Developmental Center, where she specializes in using creative and expressive tools, sand play, play therapy, and Theraplay, helping clients unlock their hidden potentials as individuals and as a family. Cindy has extensive training with families of trauma, anxiety, depression, and families of adoption. She is a Level I-trained Theraplay therapist.

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Craig Haen, PhD, RDT, CGP, FAGPA, LCAT, has a private practice in White Plains, NY and is adjunct faculty in NYU's drama therapy program and Lesley University's expressive therapies doctorate program.  He is co-founder and program director for the Kint Institute, offering post-graduate training in the creative arts therapies and trauma treatment. Craig is co-editor of the forthcoming Handbook of Child and Adolescent Group Therapy.
Hall 2016b Larissa H. Hall, LCAT, ATR-BC, is a board-certified and licensed art therapist in New York. She currently works at Brookdale Hospital, Brooklyn NY on the inpatient pediatric/adolescent psychiatric unit and Emergency Room. Larissa has had several positons in which she has worked with the chronically homeless, at a suicide prevention program and outpatient clinic.  She is a graduate of Pratt Institute and School of Visual Arts. She currently serves on the board of the New York Therapy Association. Her artwork was recently published in The Real Art Therapist of New York Coloring Book

Hamlett 2016
Erika Hamlett, MA, is the founder of Creative Spark in Chapel Hill, NC, and received her master's in art therapy at The George Washington University. Her primary focus is with seniors and adults living with Alzheimer’s and dementia, mood disorders, and life transitions. Erika works with the Orange County Dept. on Aging providing art enrichment workshops, caregiver support, and staff groups. She is in her third consecutive year of service on the American Art Therapy Association’s Conference Committee.

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Brian Harris, PhD, MT-BC, LCAT, is a music psychotherapist in private practice in NYC. He holds a PhD in Expressive Therapies and is an adjunct faculty member at New York University and SUNY New Paltz. Brian is the founding director of the company Creative Arts Psychotherapy, and is the past head of the Pavarotti Music Center’s music therapy department in Mostar, Bosnia where his work focused on children with post-war traumas.  Brian has published and presented nationally and internationally and has worked for 20 years with a diverse range of populations including, LGBT clients, trauma, psychiatric, Autism, and Alzheimer's.
Hass-Cohen2014.jpg Noah Hass-Cohen, PsyD, ATR-BC, is faculty at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant University in Los Angeles. She has developed a theoretical model for art psychotherapy, art therapy relational neurobiology. In Noah’s publications, and national and international presentations, she explores the advantages of therapeutic art making from integrated interpersonal neuroscience perspectives. Noah highlights how multimodal expressive arts practices can provide solid opportunities for softening relationships, increasing empathy, mending attachments, and repairing trauma. A practicing clinical psychologist art therapist, and artist, she works with children, adolescents, and their families.
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Ria G. Hawks, MS, CNS, CPNP, is a pediatric nurse practitioner at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and adjunct faculty at Bank Street College of Education in the child life program. Her interests include integrative approaches to ease the suffering of children with cancer. Ria volunteers and supervises at a weekly program of SAORI weaving at the Hope and Heroes Pediatric Hematology, Oncology Outpatient Clinic, and teaches weaving at Sister Pat’s Kids Camp, a weeklong camp for children with cancer and life-threatening blood disorders.
Hebron 2016 Patricia Hebron, BFA, MS, is a recent graduate of The College of New Rochelle, where she conducted her thesis study on the effects of markers vs. acrylic paint on the reduction of anxiety. She has a BFA in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Patricia has a master's in art therapy/counseling from CNR, during which she interned at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Harrison, NY and The Living Museum at Rockland Psychiatric Center in Orangeburg, NY.

Herzog-Rodriguez 2016
Tami Herzog-Rodriguez, PhD, ATR-BC, LCAT, specializes in art therapy with children who have visual impairments and multiple disabilities. She established art therapy programs for preschool-age children with disabilities in New York City and developed an art therapy program for children with glaucoma at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
Hess 2016
Esther B. Hess, PhD, RPT-S, is a developmental psychologist and executive director of Center for the Developing Mind, a multidisciplinary treatment facility in Los Angeles, CA. She is an author and national and international speaker on DIR/Floor Time. In her own practice, Esther specializes in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of developmental/regulatory disorders including ASD and ADHD and can be reached through the Center's web site,

Hirschhorn 2016
Bonnie Hirschhorn LCSW, LCAT, LP, NCPsyA, ATR­‐BC, has a master degree in art therapy and creative development from Pratt Institute and another in clinical social work from Wurtzweiler School of Social Work. She also graduated from a psychoanalytical institute, The Institute for Expressive Analysis. She is licensed as an art therapist, psychoanalyst and clinical social worker and is certified as an Imago relationship therapist, hypnotherapist and yoga teacher. For over thirty-five years of experience,  Bonnie has developed a unique way of integrating non‐verbal expressive modalities such as art, movement, music , and drama with verbal processing. Bonnie presently teaches at the New School for Social Research and is in private practice in Manhattan and in New Paltz, NY specializing in eating problems, trauma, incest and relationships.
Hlavek 2016 Elizabeth Hlavek, ATR-BC, LCPAT, is an art therapist in private practice in Annapolis, MD. She is in her second year of Mount Mary University's Professional Doctorate of Art Therapy program, where her research explores the relevance of artwork created in the Holocaust to art therapy theory and practice. Liz works primarily with adolescents and adults struggling with eating disorders and body image concerns. She previously worked at the Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt and the Renfrew Center. She also worked with state legislators to develop the first clinical art therapy license in MD and previously sat on the MD Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists.
Hurry 2016
Leonie M. Hurry, BS Sc., Dip. Ed, MVPA, ATh. RDT, is an Australian drama therapist. She trained at the Drama Therapy Institute of Los Angeles and founded the Drama Therapy Institute in Melbourne in 2009. Leonie was a drama teacher and department head at Xavier College. Currently in private practice in Melbourne, she works with children with severe learning disabilities, autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, OCD, and those traumatized by abuse.
Irwin 2012 Eleanor C. Irwin, PhD, RDT, TEP, is a co-founder of the National Association for Drama Therapy. She has produced films and written articles and chapters in books on drama therapy, psychotherapy, and other mental health topics. Eleanor teaches and supervises as a clinical assistant professor in the psychiatry department at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a certified child and adult training and supervising psychoanalyst at the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center, where she served as past president. During the course of her career, Eleanor has taught courses including drama therapy; play therapy and child development; and psychoanalysis and psychodynamically-oriented psychotherapy. With Judy Rubin, she is a co-founder of Expressive Media.
Isis Patricia D. Isis, PhD, ATR-BC, LMHC, ATCS, holds a PhD in the expressive therapies with an emphasis on art therapy. She is a licensed mental health counselor in FL and a registered board-certified art therapist and credentialed supervisor. Since 1980, Patricia has practiced art therapy in South Florida. Currently, she provides art therapy services in the public schools, maintains a part-time private practice, and facilitates mindfulness-based stress reduction classes and mindfulness trainings. More information is available on her website,

Nancy Jackson
Nancy Jackson, PhD, MT-BC, is a board-certified music therapist with 20+ years' experience in music therapy and medical music therapy. Her interests include the understanding of anger and other emotions within the music therapy process, music therapy for chronic illness and pain, experiential learning in music therapy education, and professional supervision and collaboration. Nancy has authored journal articles and book chapters. She is an associate professor and director of music therapy at Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ., Fort Wayne.
Jacobson-Levy 2016

Mindy Jacobson-Levy, MCAT, ATR-BC, LPC, DVATA HLM, is a board-certified, registered art therapist, and licensed professional counselor specializing in trauma and eating disorders. She has had a private practice in PA and NJ since 1980, and has many publications including Finding Your Voice through Creativity: The Art and Journaling Workbook for Disordered Eating, and Guidelines for Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder in Adults. Mindy is an asst. clinical instructor at Drexel Univ. and supervises art therapy students and professional art therapists.

Jedrusiak Jason Jedrusiak, CYT, has been leading Laughter Yoga in the Boston area since 2010, which he founded through his yoga training, improv, and therapeutic clowning. He’s spread the laughter to local organizations and institutions, including Harvard Univ. and NUPath, where he's laughed with people living with developmental and neurological disorders. Jason directs Laughing Matters, a nonprofit that brings laughter and improv comedy to retirement homes, homeless shelters, and places in need of the healing effects of laughter.
Jhaveri 2016
Krupa Jhaveri, MPS, is an art therapist and founder of Sankalpa: Art Journeys, using original art as a bridge between youth and women in S. India and the Auroville community. Trained at the School of Visual Arts in NYC, she's worked on HIV/AIDS, child protection, trauma, cross-cultural social justice work, and community art. Krupa is an Indian ambassador for Art Therapy without Borders, utilizing affirmation dolls, puppets, and masks. She focuses on traditional Indian art forms, including kolam, henna, embroidery, and mandalas.

Kathryn Johnson, PhD, ATR, is an art therapist and licensed psychologist with 20+ years' experience working in psychiatric and medical facilities. She is a psychologist at the Everett Clinic, where she provides therapy, psychological evaluation, and neuropsychological testing. Kathryn is medical director of psychosocial services at the Providence Regional Cancer Partnership. She is a Diagnostic Drawing Series teaching associate, providing training, and overseeing research. She was also a faculty member with Antioch Univ. Seattle for 10 years teaching assessment, research, and ethics.

Jones 2016 Val Jones, MA, LMHC, is an art therapist in Santa Fe, NM. He specializes in working with issues related to substance abuse, the Queer community, and Native American populations. Val feels passionate about consulting with and training mental health professionals in working with marginalized communities.
Kaimal 2015
Girija Kaimal, EdD, MA, assistant professor in creative arts therapies at Drexel Univ. Her research examines the impact of autobiographical narratives and creative self-expression on health and well being. Girija is leading a multi-year study on leadership development funded by the U.S. DOE and Lehigh Univ. She has published on the role of the arts in human development, and the physiological/psychological outcomes of creative visual self-expression. Girija is chair of the AATA research committee and serves on the editorial boards of four journals. 

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Daniele Kaplan, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT, CCLS, is a licensed and board certified art therapist in NJ and NY. She studied art privately, took studio art classes at the School of Visual Arts, earned a master's at Pratt Institute, and currently provides art therapy for children who have experienced domestic violence. She is a certified child life specialist, certified TF-CBT therapist, and a Life is Good Playmaker. Daniele has shown her art for the NY Art Therapy Assn and The College of New Rochelle.
Kavitski 2016
Kate Kavitski, MA, RDT, LCAT, is a drama therapist specializing in geriatric care, and serves as a supervisor of therapeutic activities at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale in New York. Her current focus is on the creation of sensory spaces for individuals living with dementia, where sight, sound, smell, taste and touch can be explored, enhancing connection to self and to the outside world.
Kellogg 2016
Scott Kellogg, PhD, is an assistant professor in psychology at NYU. He also taught at The Rockefeller Univ., the Yale Univ. School of Medicine, and the Teachers College, Columbia Univ. Scott is an ISST-certified schema therapist and in private practice. He created the Transformational Chairwork approach a psychotherapeutic dialogue method. He is the author of Transformational Chairwork: Using Psychotherapeutic Dialogues in Clinical Practice.
Kelly 2016 Kaitlyn Kelly, MS, MT-BC, LCAT, works as a music therapist at the Hebrew Home. She has worked with various populations including children with autism, cerebral palsy, AHDH, Down syndrome, and ADD; individuals with mental illness and drug addiction; children and adults grieving the death of a loved one, and adults with a Traumatic Brain Injury. Kaitlyn also works with the elderly with a variety of diagnoses. She presented at the MAR Passages Conference discussing her work in end-of-life care and how music therapy may be used as a coping skill.
Kerr 2016
Christine Kerr, PhD, ATR-BC, LCAT, is a board member of the Art Therapy Credentials Board. She is currently the Interim Dean of the College of Arts,Communication  & Design LIU,Post.For the past 16 years she was the director of art therapy and counseling at LIU Post, Brookville, NY. She is the author of Multicultural Family Art Therapy. This international text showcases a wide range of international experts and how art therapy is practiced in their home nations and their unique cultural context. Christine also edited and authored Family Art Therapy, which has been translated into five languages and is currently being translated into Russian.
Kneen 2016 Judith Kneen, LICSW, is a private practice clinician, supervisor, and educator integrating 40 years of experience in analytic and expressive therapies, Jungian sand world play, dreamwork, art, clay, narrative, and Internal Family Systems. She is founder of the New England Center for Sand Play Studies and Arlington Youth Consultation Center Sand Play Consulting Group, offering therapeutic services to schools, nursing homes, hospitals, churches, and mental health settings. Judith was a clinical assistant professor at Boston Univ. School for Social Work.

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Mary E. Knysh, founder of Rhythmic Connections, advancing education, health, and creative development through music improvisation. She is a workshop facilitator and trainer; creativity, leadership and communications consultant; professional musician; and author. Mary presents at conferences around the world. An international teacher/trainer with the Music for People organization, Mary is also an Orff Schulwerk clinician and teaching artist for the PA Council of the Arts, Young Audiences of NJ, and NY BOCES.

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Toshiko Kobayashi, ATR-BC, ATCS, LCAT, originally from Tokyo, Japan, studied art therapy at NYU, and worked as a senior art therapist and Trauma Program for Staff coordinator at Bronx Psychiatric Center, where she specializes in trauma treatment and Expressive Origami Therapy. She facilitates workshops and relief-works, gives lectures, supervises art therapists/students internationally, and has a private practice in Manhattan. Toshiko has been writing articles, chapters for books, and essays advocating origami as a tool of art therapy for more than a decade. She is also the president of Origami Therapy Association and a moderator of Community of Japanese Creative Arts Therapists. 

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Peggy Kolodny, ATR-BC, LCPAT, has a master's in art therapy from GWU, and Level 2 Certificates in both EMDR and IFS. Specializing in trauma in private practice, she is adjunct faculty for the Univ. of MD School of Social Work and provides workshops at the Instit. of Advanced Psychotherapy Training and Education. Past positions include VP of the MD Chapter of American Professional Society on Abuse of Children; chairperson of the Central MD Sexual Abuse Treatment Task Force; and president of MD Art Therapy Assn. Past faculty positions include Goucher College and MD Institute, College of Art.
Kopp 2016 Stephen F. Kopp, MS, TEP, is psychodramatist and experiential therapies coordinator at St. Luke Institute, a residential treatment program for clergy and the religious. He is certified by the American Board of Examiners as a Trainer, Educator, and Practitioner of psychodrama, sociometry, and group psychotherapy. Steve has worked with HIV/AIDS and sexuality issues and has presented psychodrama, including retreats, training workshops, and in religious formation programs. He currently serves as president for the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the ASGPP.
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Alexander Kopytin, PhD, is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist trained in art therapy. He holds positions of vice-chair of art and psychiatry, World Psychiatric Assn; and chair, Russian Art Therapy Assn. Alex teaches psychotherapy at the St. Petersburg Medical Mechnikov Academy and at the St. Petersburg Academy of Postgraduate Pedagogical Training, where he works as the head of the postgraduate art therapy course. He has numerous publications in Russian and international journals.
Gertel Kraybill 2016 Odelya Gertel Kraybill, PhD, LCPC,  has worked as a consultant, trauma specialist, and expressive therapist for the UN and NGOs around the world. Odelya was a Fulbright scholar and from her research in the Phillipines, Lesotho, and Israel, Odelya developed Expressive Trauma Integration, a modular therapeutic approach to trauma that she now teaches to practitioners. She is also an adjunct faculty member at The GWU art therapy program.
Kristel 2016
Jennie Kristel, MA, REAT, APTT, RMT, is an expressive therapist in private practice ( She is an adjunct professor, registered Reiki master, and an accredited playback theatre trainer. Jennie has been a VSAVT instructor for since 2007, teaching playback theatre and art to adults with disabilities. She has also worked in SE Asia since 2003 teaching expressive arts therapy and playback theatre. Jennie recently co-authored and co-edited Using Art Therapy in Diverse Populations: Crossing Cultures and Abilities (2013).
Lahue 2016
Michael Anthony Lahue, MT-BC, is an international performer, board certified music therapist, and trainer of the Montello Method for Performance Wellness. He has studied worldwide in Brazil, Ghana and Austria, and speaks English and Portuguese.
Lara 2016
Joanne Lara, MA, CCTC, earned her master's in special education from CA State Univ-Northridge and her bachelor's in dance from the Univ. of S. Florida. She founded the nonprofit Autism Movement Therapy, teaches classes, and has a private consultation practice. Joanne is an adjunct professor at National Univ-Los Angeles. She produced the upcoming documentary, "Generation A: Portraits of Autism and the Arts," and served as technical advisor/autism consultant for the FOX TV series, "Touch."
Lee, Luanne 2016 Luanne Harris Lee, MA, ATR, CST, LPCC, LPAT, studied Jung for over 40 years. Her interest in sandplay led to her certification and current work toward her STA/ISST teaching certification. Luanne has written papers on symbols/myths of other cultures, such as "The Golem" and "Xi Wang Mu: Ancient Goddess of the West." She has worked in hospitals, agencies, and forensic settings. Luanne now works with children, adolescents, families, and adults, and serves as program director for the NM Sandplay Society.
Lee, Sze-Chin 2016 Sze-Chin Lee, MAAT, LPC, art therapist, engages clients in constructing new meanings, narratives, and identities, to help them discover new ways of self-expression. His interests include the artist-art therapist identity, and the impact of digital technologies. Sze-Chin’s art focuses on culture and nostalgia, and he utilizes borrowed memories to reimagine seemingly familiar and banal spaces. His artwork often combines the multimedia use of video, photography, and performance, to recreate experiences that question concepts of memory and time.
Lefebre-McGevna 2016 Jennifer Lefebre-McGevna, PsyD, RPT-S, is a licensed child psychologist, registered play therapist-supervisor, and adjunct faculty at several universities, where she teaches and serves as a supervisor. She is a certified TF-CBT therapist, and is completing EMDR certification. Jennifer has over 15 years' experience with trauma, attachment, and neurodevelopmental disorders. She is also a Reiki Master and a trauma-sensitive yoga instructor.
Evie Lindemann, LMFT, ATR-BC, ATCS, is an associate professor in the art therapy program at Albertus Magnus College. She also teaches bioethics at Yale in the Summer Institute. Course content includes the experiences associated with death and dying, end-of-life care, and children's issues. Deeply influenced by the teachings of Meher Baba, she has lived and worked in Afghanistan, Israel, and India. Evie is also a printmaking artist whose work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally.
Lombardi, R 2015 Reina Lombardi, MA, ATR-BC, LMHC, graduated from Lesley University with a master's in expressive therapies and mental health counseling with an emphasis in art therapy in 2004​. ​She​ currently serves as the ​T​reasurer for the F​lorida​ Art Therapy Association. She has worked in a variety of therapeutic settings including community mental health, education,​ crisis intervention, and substance abuse. Reina​ has a private practice which provides individual and family art therapy services, ​as well as ​consultation and group treatment services to agencies in her community.
Long, Kristen 2015
Kristin Long, RDT, BCT, LCAT, LP, has a private practice in New York City. As a graduate of the Institute for Expressive Analysis in 2010, she currently serves as public relations chair. Kristin also teaches and supervises at the postgraduate institute. She has taught expressive therapy with children at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Kristin is working toward being certified in EMDR and has a specific interest in the transmission of intergenerational trauma. 

Luborsky 2016
Ellen Luborsky, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who has combined her clinical experience with research to develop new treatment techniques. She received her doctorate from NYU in 1987 while assisting in Daniel Stern’s infant research. Ellen has been in private practice ever since, working with clients of all ages while consulting in early childhood centers. Her short but true stories based on her work with young children were awarded top prizes by NYSPA in 2012. Ellen also runs workshops for parents and teachers, and supervises other professionals.

Maged 2016
Patricia Maged, MS, is a graduate of The College of New Rochelle's art therapy/counseling program. She received her bachelor's in art therapy from Marywood University. Patricia completed field placements at St. Vincent's Hospital, Westchester OARS program, St. John's Riverside Hospital ParkCare Pavillion, and Bardonia Elementary School, Bardonia, NY. Recently, she completed her master's thesis on the effects of art materials on stress reduction, comparing two- and three-dimensional art materials on stress reduction in typical adults.
Makarewicz 2016

Kevin Makarewicz, MA, LPC, LMT, EMDR-certified, has a master's in expressive therapy from Lesley University. He has 30 years' experience using expressive therapies treating trauma, attachment, and emotional dysregulation. Kevin has had a private practice for more than 12 years and completed postgraduate trainings in direct synchronous bonding, dynamic attachment therapy, body synergy, and transactional analysis. He has also studied qEEG, neurofeedback, and heart rate variability, and taught at the Omega Institute.

Malis 2016 Denise Malis, PhD, MFA, ATR-BC, LMHC, has over 25 years' experience, including teaching and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. She has provided lectures and workshops, and has published on art therapy. Denise is committed to inclusive creative development and maintained the art mentoring program for over 10 years, which allowed adults with mental health disabilities to be included in the fabric of the artistic community in Somerville, MA. She recently returned from teaching in Singapore and currently teaches at Lesley University.
Marich 2016

Jamie Marich, PhD, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT, RMT, dancer, musician, writer, and counselor, speaks on EMDR, trauma, addiction, and mindfulness while maintaining a private practice. She developed the dancing mindfulness practice and is the author of EMDR Made Simple: Four Approaches to Using EMDR with Every Client; Trauma and the Twelve Steps: A Complete Guide for Enhancing Recovery; Trauma Made Simple: Competencies in Assessment, Treatment and Working with Survivors; and Dancing Mindfulness: A Creative Path to Healing and Transformation.

Mazero 2016
Salicia Mazero, MA, ATR, LPC, received a bachelor's in art and psychology from Millersville Univ. and a master's in art therapy from Drexel Univ. She has treated eating disorders, trauma, dissociation, self-injury, anxiety, and depression. She is trained in Internal Family Systems and EMDR. Salicia's treatment approach is a combination of attachment-based theories, trauma focused, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy. Salicia is currently an art therapist and therapist at McCallum Place for Eating Disorders and is in private practice in St. Louis, MO.
McMillen 2016 Marvin McMillen, MD, FACS, MACP, is the Director of Perioperative Care/Department of Surgery, Berkshire Medical Center and Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of Massachusetts. Dr. McMillen was the Chief of the Division of Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York from 2001-2012.
McNutt 2016
Jill McNutt, PhD, ATR-BC, ATRL, LPC, assistant professor and operations director at Saint Mary of the Woods College, master of arts in art therapy, Art Therapist at Aurora Healthcare, cancer services, and founding member of the Art Therapy House, Inc., providing art therapy services to Wisconsin communities. This presentation is the culmination of a doctoral study at Lesley University.
Medrano-Marra 2015 Marianela Medrano, PhD, CPT, LPC, is a Dominican writer and psychotherapist who uses literature as a healing tool. She lectures across the country on issues of spirituality with emphasis on the divine feminine, cross-cultural psychology, healing, and writing. Marianela's emphasis is women’s growth and development, but her practice is not limited to them. She has been a faculty mentor for the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, now Sophia University, in Palo Alto, CA, and a visiting scholar at Goddard College in Vermont.
Mellenthin 2016
Clair Mellenthin, RPT-S, LCSW, has a master’s in social work from the Univ. of S. California. Throughout her career, she has focused on providing therapy to children, teens, and their families. Clair is currently the director of training and development at Wasatch Family Therapy. She is also a supervisor, trains graduate students and interns in play therapy, and is adjunct faculty at the USC MSW program. Clair is the past-president of the Utah Assn for Play Therapy and is on the Board of Directors. She frequently presents professional play therapy and family therapy trainings and appears on local and national TV and radio as an expert on children and family issues.
Metviner 2016
Diane Metviner, MS, ATR-BC, LCAT​, is a licensed creative arts therapist, board certified, registered art therapist who specializes in directed open-ended, sensory/tactile, fine and gross motor skill exploratory art experientials for clients with issues such as ADHD, Retts Syndrome, Down Syndrome, and expressive language delays. She is the exploratory arts coordinator of Majestic Hudson Exploratory Arts, Yoga, and Mindfulness Retreats ( Diane holds a master's in art therapy and a bachelor's in visual arts and dance.
Metzl 2016
Einat Metzl, PhD, ATR-BC, RYT, LMFT, is an assistant professor of marital family therapy and art therapy at Loyola Marymount Univ. in Los Angeles, CA. Her interests include creativity and resilience, yoga and art therapy, early intervention, and cultural diversity issues in therapy. Einat has worked with diverse clinical populations in psychiatric hospitals, residential facilities, special education schools, an early intervention center, and an elderly adult facility. She has a private practice, and teaches in the summers in Mexico and Israel.
Meyer 2016 Christi Meyer, LCAT, ATR-BC, is a graduate of NYU and a licensed creative arts therapist. She has worked with mentally ill adults in California and New York and children in New York and Africa. Recently, Christi implemented an art therapy program at a New York City shelter in Harlem for mentally ill chemically-addicted homeless men. She continues to provide treatment at this facility while enriching her personal interests, yoga and mindfulness, which she incorporates into her art therapy practice.
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Emery Mikel, ATR-BC, LCAT, LCPAT, is founder and director of Water & Stone, a Creative Arts Therapy PLLC in Brooklyn, where her focus is on working with adults who have a variety of diagnoses. She mentors other arts therapists interested in private practice, supervises interns, and authored
(JKP, 2013). Emery guest lectures at GWU and runs CE workshops for professionals. She received her MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology: Art Therapy from Naropa University.

Miller 2016
Lisa Miller, LMFT, graduated from JFK Univ. with a master's in counseling psychology with a specialization in expressive arts therapy. She is a certified trauma specialist and utilizes the trauma-informed approach in her work. Lisa has taught psychology classes for Univ. of Phoenix for the past 3 years. She is also a clinical program manager for a local non-profit focused on providing community-based mental health services for at-risk youth and families. 

Millrod 2016
Eri Millrod, MA, NCC, BC-DMT, LPC, is a dance/movement therapist with over 20 years of clinical experience with the psychiatric and addiction populations. She is an adjunct assistant professor at Rider University and a clinical instructor for Drexel University’s graduate program in dance/movement therapy and counseling. Eri has held leadership positions on the national and state levels of the American Dance Therapy Association: supervisor rep for the committee on approval (2010-2013) and president of the New Jersey chapter (2004-2010).
Mills 2011 Anne Mills, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, LCPAT, director of the Diagnostic Drawing Series Archive, owner of Art Therapy Services. In private practice for over 25 years, specializations include the treatment of survivors of severe early trauma who are highly dissociative. Anne provides resiliency-focused treatment for adolescents and adults who have experienced difficult transitions such as illness, bereavement, and loss of culture (refugees, international students). She was art therapy director at GWU, and has published on assessment and trauma treatment.

Misiph 2016
Stefani Misiph, RPT-S, LMHC, has a private practice in Framingham, MA. She is adjunct faculty at Lesley University and taught at Simmons College. Stefani received her master's in expressive therapy and counseling in 2001 and has been working with children and families. She is currently the vice president and president-elect of the NEAPT board and has coordinated the annual conferences for the past four years. Stefani is a graduate of the APT Leadership Academy. She provides trainings locally and is a play therapy supervisor.
Montenegro 2016 Andres Montenegro is assoc. professor of computer animation at Indiana Univ-Purdue Univ., Fort Wayne. He has a master's in digital arts from the Univ. of Oregon. Andres participated in the 2013 International Animation Festival, where he obtained an award in Paris for his short film "The Little Quest of Petrovsky." Andres published his article, "Two phenomenological notions as expressed in the interactive art contained within Myron Krueger and Jeffrey Shaw’s immersive environment" in the International Digital Media Art Association Journal

Moore 2016
Kula Moore, MA, ATR-BC, CPRP, LPC, is an art therapist and psychiatric rehab specialist at the Menninger Clinic. She is founder of Art Therapy Houston. Kula earned a bachelor’s in studio art and biology from Baylor Univ. and a master’s in art therapy counseling from S. Illinois Univ. Edwardsville. She integrates mentalizing-based therapy in her work. Kula is also co-founder and illustrator at One Moore Book, publisher of multicultural and educational stories for children of countries with low literacy rates and underrepresented cultures.

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Mimi Moyer, MS, BC-DMT, RDT, NCC, LCAT, directed the Maitri Theatre Project for individuals with HIV/AIDS, worked with at-risk adolescents, and taught acting improvisation and directing. She works with psychiatric, addicted patients, seniors, eating disorders, and trauma survivors. Mimi facilitates transformational client-centered work, which encourages self-expression through drama/role play, meditation, movement, and dream analysis. She co-created "Chakras Meditation," guiding you to access your inner resources for learning and healing.
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Jennifer Murphy, ATR-BC, LMHC, graduated from Lesley’s expressive therapy program with a focus in art therapy. She has worked with many populations including adolescents with traumatic brain injury, homeless adults, and adults with mental illness. Jennifer is the art therapy coordinator at the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, a department of mental health facility in Jamaica Plain, MA, where she provides art and expressive therapy to inpatient adults. She has taught at Lesley University as an adjunct professor in art therapy.

Murray 2016
Liisa Murray, MS, MT-BC, is a music therapist at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale in New York. In addition to her work in geriatric care, she has worked in hospice care and with children with special needs. Currently Liisa is focusing on empowering marginalized groups within geriatric care, in her work pioneering an LGBT and allies group, as well as running a women’s group. 
Musa 2016
Mohd Makzan Musa is a lecturer in psychology and counseling, School of Applied Psychology, Policy and Social Work, Univ. Utara Malaysia. He obtained his bachelor's in psychology from Univ. Kebangsaan Malaysia and master's in social psychology at the Univ. of San Diego, CA. For 10 years Mohd has been a volunteer using creative arts therapies at shelters for marginalized groups, mostly in northern Malaysia. He established the Malaysian Art Therapy Assn in 2012 and is currently the president.

Neswald-Potter 2016 Rhonda Neswald-Potter, PhD, ACS, LPCC, is a counselor educator at the Univ. of NM, where she currently serves as clinical director of the Manzanita Counseling Center. She integrates expressive arts into her supervision and clinical practice and has developed an expressive arts model of counseling supervision. Rhonda's recent article, "Regenerative Supervision: A restorative approaching for counselors impacted by vicarious trauma," discusses the implications of employing expressive arts when supervising counselors are impacted by vicarious trauma.
Newell 2016 Alexandrea Newell, MS-AT, works at Rogers Memorial Hospital, where she provides multimodal creative arts therapy. She has a master's in art therapy from Mount Mary Univ. Alexandrea's research focuses on advancing eco-art therapy, an emerging paradigm of practice utilizing ecopsychology with the arts to facilitate healing. She has presented in Nicaragua, the U.S. and Croatia, with an emphasis on its use in recovery from war-related and intergenerational trauma. Alexandrea is a contributing author for the first art therapy textbook in the Croatian language.
Ochs 2016
Paula Ochs, CP, PAT, LCSW, is a family therapist and psychodramatist with over 16 years' experience supervising social workers. She became a CP and PAT in 2015. Paula graduated from Ackerman Institute’s extern program (2001). She is the founder/director of Chrysalis Clinical Supervision, specializing in the professional development of psychotherapists, family therapy in action, and supervision in action. Paula has organized many workshops, including treating children without medication, and is an adjunct associate professor at NYU.

Palyo, Scott 2015
Scott Palyo, MD, board-certified psychiatrist and medical director at Safe Horizon Counseling Center. He works at NYU Langone-Lutheran Medical Center and is an assistant professor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at NY Medical College. Scott attended Emory Univ. and Univ. of Texas and completed his residencies at St. Vincent’s Hospital/NY Medical College. He serves as president of the NY Council on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, AACAP early career psychiatrist rep to the national assembly, and executive board member to the AACAP.

Partridge 2016
Erin Partridge, PhD, ATR, is an artist and registered art therapist whose clinical experience includes work in community, pediatric, forensic, and geriatric settings. She received a bachelor's in fine arts, studying fine art, psychology and women’s studies at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Erin went on to obtain a master's in art therapy from NYU and a PhD in art therapy at Notre Dame de Namur. She has guest-lectured in art and counseling programs, mentored students, facilitated workshops, and interviewed with media about art therapy.
Phillips 2016 Wendy Phillips, PhD, REACE, LMFT, is a psychologist, expressive arts therapist, practicing visual artist, and expressive arts consultant educator. Her work is informed by multimodal expressive arts and foundational theories of community and liberation psychology. Wendy founded “El Colectivo Macondo,” an expressive arts training institute in Mexico. She offers workshops that integrate multimodal expressive arts with Mexican popular arts practices. Wendy is also expressive arts faculty in psychology and counseling at Goddard College.
Pliske 2016
Michelle M. Pliske, MSW, RPT, LCSW, is founder/clinical director of Firefly Counseling Services. She has a developmental psychology degree from the Univ. of WA and a social work degree from Portland State Univ. Michelle is certified in trauma informed services education, EMDR, and play therapy practices education. She is a registered play therapist through the Assn for Play Therapy. Michelle is an assistant professor of social work and social policy at Pacific Univ. and presents on topics such as child development, trauma, and expressive therapies.
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Jordan S. Potash, PhD, ATR-BC, REAT, LCAT, is visiting assistant professor in art therapy at The George Washington University and honorary lecturer at the Centre on Behavioral Health, University of Hong Kong. He has taught Jungian, archetypal, imaginal psychology, and expressive arts therapy in the U.S., Hong Kong, and Israel. Jordan is published in the International Journal of Jungian Studies and co-edited Art Therapy in Asia: To the Bone or Wrapped in Silk.

Pottinger 2016
Alan E. Pottinger, BFA, MA, RDT, LCAT, board certified trainer and professional actor, is currently the assistant director of activity therapies in psychiatry at Bellevue Hospital Center. He has studied under Bill Irwin, Mike Moschen, and the Commedia Francais. Alan has been working with professionally-made traditional and non-traditional masks for over 16 years.

Preston-Dillon 2016
Dee Preston-Dillon, PhD, has committed over 35 years to sand therapy and clinician training. Her doctoral research in cross-cultural aspects of Jungian Sandplay anchored her development of Narrative Sand Therapy©. Director of the Center for Culture and Sandplay, Dee provides staff retreats and private consults to clinicians, educators, and those in the creative arts. She teaches for the graduate counseling programs at the GW and Johns Hopkins Universities.
Quinn 2016
Patricia Quinn, MS, ATR-BC, LCAT, received her master's in art therapy from the College of New Rochelle in 1989 and is an adjunct professor there and at SUNY Westchester. She has exhibited paintings, woodcuts, and assemblages in Garrison, Westchester, Warwick, New Paltz, and in NYC. Pat continues to practice art and art therapy in the Hudson Valley.
Rand 2016 Christine Randolph, ATR-BC, LCAT, is the founder and director of the Rockland Living Museum, an open art studio at Rockland Psychiatric Center in Orangeburg, NY. Previously, she was an art therapist at Four Winds Hospital, Katonah, NY. Christine is a painter and has exhibited in the Queens Museum and the Bronx Museum of the Arts. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and Pratt Institute.
Reedy 2016 Kelly Reedy, BFA, MA, has worked in Singapore for over 18 years as an artist/educator. She is in the art therapy master's program at Lasalle College. Since 1997, Kelly has researched traditional folk art practices across Asia, including early Japanese Buddhist prints, Taoist ceremonial papers, Chinese paper cuts, and Indian popular painting. Her mixed media artwork has been influenced by the rich symbolism embedded in these art forms and the purpose behind their creation: to protect as well as bring heath, wealth, and happiness to their makers and communities. 
Reim Ifrach 2016 Emily A. Reim Ifrach, MAAT, ATR, is the art therapist for the Center for Discovery Outpatient Division in Connecticut, where she works with individuals and runs groups for adults and adolescents diagnosed with eating disorders. She is just starting her supervisory experience for MAAT students interested in eating disorder based work. Emily has presented on her clinical experience and thesis research nationally, as well as performing in-services and presentations on the field of art therapy in her community.
Rhodes, M 2015
Michelle Rhodes, ATR-BC, NCPsyA, LCSW-R, completed graduate studies in art therapy/expressive therapy at Lesley Univ. and in social work at Adelphi Univ. She completed psychoanalytic training at the Institute for Expressive Analysis. Michelle's clinical writing has been published in two books, Speaking About the Unspeakable and Deep Play. Michelle is an editor of the Journal of the Association for the Healing Power of Imagination in which she has also published. She maintains a private practice in Gardiner, NY, and in NYC.
Arthur Robbins
Arthur Robbins, EdD, ATR, HLM, is a licensed psychologist and certified psychoanalyst. He has been in the mental health field for over 50 years. Arthur is the founder of the Institute of Expressive Analysis, the co-founder of the Pratt Institute art therapy program, and is now professor emeritus of creative art therapy at Pratt. He is author of seven books, numerous articles and has given a variety of presentations, both as keynote speaker and workshop leader.

 Rosel 2016 Deliah Rosel, DMin, MPH, LMT, IA, is a spiritual director, medical massage therapist, energy healer, integrative acupressure practitioner, and the creator of L’Chaim Qigong™- a Jewish Approach to Qigong Healing –in private practice in Northampton, MA.  For over three decades she has offered this combination of healing modalities to support the creativity and joy that can arise from an experience of inner balance, groundedness, safety and comfort.  Her work is informed by her training and studies with Rev. Rosalyn Bruyere, Reb Zalman Schacter-Shalomi, Sam and Ana McClellan, Luke Chan and most recently in training as a teacher of Radical Wholeness with Philip Shepherd.
Ross.Deborah Deborah Ross, CJT, LPC, has had a psychotherapy practice in Northern Virginia for 20 years. She studied neuroscience at the Mindsight Institute with Dan Siegel. Deborah recognizes the healing power of expressive writing and believes that this practice can change the way our brains work so that we experience a deeper sense of well-being and greater resilience. She is credentialed as a certified journal therapist through the Therapeutic Writing Institute. Deborah offers journaling instruction through workshops and private consultation.
Rothschild 2016
Kara Rothschild, MS, ATR-BC, is a therapist in a partial hospital program located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, where she works with adult men with problem sexual behaviors. She previously worked in two separate PROS programs in NY, serving adults with mental illness. Kara's work as an art therapist has mostly focused on working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness, in addition to intellectual disabilities and co-occuring substance use.
Rubin, Judy 2012 Judith A. Rubin, PhD, ATR-BC, HLM, licensed psychologist, psychoanalyst, and pioneer art therapist, was the Art Lady on the TV series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood in the 1960s. A past president of the AATA and the author of seven books, Judy is on the faculties of the Psychiatry Department at the University of Pittsburgh and of the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center. She is an award-winning filmmaker, and in 2006 was nominated for the National Medal in the Arts. Co-founder of Expressive Media, Judy recently completed a film on the influence of psychoanalysis in the work of Fred Rogers, Lessons from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Currently, she is developing an online art therapy training film library.
Rush-Wilson 2016 Tiffany Rush-Wilson, PhD, PCC-S, CCC, LP, is a counselor, educator, and licensed psychologist working with eating disorders, pregnancy loss, and marginalized populations. Her interests include primary/vicarious trauma, and the intersection of symbolism/expression with mental health. In addition to 20 years of clinical practice, Tiffany developed graduate courses on counseling children, and multicultural and women’s issues in counseling. She employs expressive arts, including dance, to address issues related to poverty, as well as trauma.
Rybak 2016 Xenia M. Rybak, MS, MPS, CCLS, is a recent graduate of the School of Visual Arts' art therapy program. She has also earned a master's in child life from Bank Street College of Education in 2010. Xenia has worked internationally with multiple NGOs focusing on the psychological effects of the HIV/AIDS stigma on children in developing nations.

Sacks 2016
Caren Sacks, MA, ATR-BC, ATCS, LCAT, has practiced art therapy for 30+ years and is an adjunct full professor at The College of New Rochelle. She has a master's degree from Lesley Uni. and  a certificate in psychotherapy with children and adolescents from The New Hope Guild Center. Caren is the program coordinator for the Westchester Art Therapy Assn. She has presented art therapy and art making workshops to a variety of groups, including the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation and the Fordham Univ. social work program. Caren is a credentialed supervisor with a private practice in Westchester.
Safrai 2016
Mary B. Safrai, ATR-BC, LCAT, works with hospice patients and their families through her private practice, Healing Arts Brought Home, and at VNSNY Hospice. Her work includes bereavement support and art therapy for Alzheimer patients. Mary's article about art therapy in hospice appeared in Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association. She is a Reiki Master. Mary serves on the steering committee of the NYC Regional Arts in Healthcare, an organization dedicated to increasing dialogue between creative arts therapists and medical communities.
Salimbene 2016 Jennifer Salimbene, CASAC, CDAC, CP, PAT, LCSW-R, is a graduate of Columbia University’s School of Social Work. She is a certified psychodramatist and is on faculty of the Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute. Jennifer has over 25 years of experience as a psychotherapist, with a focus in the field of addictions and co-occurring disorders. She specializes in the areas of addiction treatment, co-dependency, trauma, PTSD, tweens, adolescents, and families. Jennifer has a clinical supervision and private therapy practice. 
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Yukako Satone has been a certified instructor of SAORI weaving for the past decade and is the founder of Loop of the Loom SAORI weaving studio in Manhattan. Prior to that, she worked as a graphic designer in Osaka and New York for 15 years. 

Schechter 2016 Ali Schechter, MS, R-DMT, LCAT, is a dance therapist at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale in New York. She specializes in providing participatory dance experiences for elderly clients with a range of physical and cognitive abilities. Ali is a graduate of the Sarah Lawrence dance/movement therapy program. Her experiences dancing professionally and teaching yoga continue to inform her clinical approach. 
Scherlong 2015 Nancy S. Scherlong, MS, PTR, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker, a registered poetry/biblio therapist, and a mentor supervisor credentialed by the Int'l Federation of Biblio-Poetry Therapy. A health/wellness coach and holistic psychotherapist, she specializes in stress management, trauma, and addictions. Nancy has studied and used psychodrama since 1992, and has worked in the field of therapeutic writing for over 20 years, using both journal and poetry. She serves on the faculty of Adelphi University and the Therapeutic Writing Institute.
Schulman 2016 resized Andrew Schulman is a professional classical guitarist and author of Waking The Spirit: A Musician’s Journey Healing Body, Mind, and Soul  (Picador 2016). He has been the Medical Musician of the Surgery Department at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Massachusetts since January 2016 and the resident musician in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital (formerly Beth Israel Medical Center) in New York City since January 2010.
Scott-Miller 2016 Shannon Scott-Miller, MA, ATR-BC, is director of Art Therapy Studio, Cleveland. With a master's from VT College of Norwich Univ., she's been an art therapist for 20 years. Shannon worked with Univ. of MI healthcare, creating programs for the medically ill. She taught art therapy at Sienna Heights Univ. and was art therapy program coordinator for Adrian College. Shannon is former president of the MI Art Therapy Assn and past board member of the AATA. She is working with healthcare in Cleveland to provide cultural competencies for health workers related to working with gender expansive youth. 
Segal 2016
Terri L. Segal, ATR, LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a registered art therapist who's been practicing for over 15 years, helping patients with grief/loss, trauma, depression, and anxiety. A personal loss of a family member to suicide in 2014 has led to a new focus in her work: healing grief and loss through facilitating afterlife connection dialogue. A forthcoming book is due out in 2017 on the experiences Terri has had with afterlife communication and the breaking of taboo in the psychology field around discussing these issues with patients.
Sewell 2016 Regina Sewell, PhD/MEd, PCC, LMHC, is a licensed mental health counselor in New York and a licensed professional counselor in Ohio. She specializes in co-dependency, addictions, stress management, and getting unstuck. Regina is on the Executive Council of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP) and is president of the Hudson Valley Chapter of the ASGPP. She teaches theatre therapy at Russell Sage College. Her column, "InsightOut" appears in Outlook Ohio Magazine.
Yifat 2016  Yifat Shalem-Zafari, MA, is a doctorate candidate at BABES-BOLYAI University. She is the coordinator for the creative arts therapies at the Jerusalem Center for Mental Health, where she also serves as dance movement therapist and supervisor. Yifat specializes on sexual abuse victims. She is the acting head of dance movement therapy department at the David Yellin Academic College of Education. Yifat creates works with individuals and groups through the creation of the body-motion and other arts, and runs a private clinic for therapy and supervision.
Sheehan Elizabeth 2016 Beth Sheehan, BFA, is a papermaker, printmaker, and book artist in Brooklyn. She is the book binder at Small Editions in Red Hook. Beth's work has been exhibited internationally and is in collections at various institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Center for Book Arts in NY, and the Robert C. Williams Paper Museum in Atlanta. She has taught many classes throughout her career, including children's workshops at Dream Day Camp, college students at Maryland Institute College of Art and Continuing Education at Cooper Union.
Sheehan, Maureen 2016

Maureen Sheehan, MSW, MA Ed, is executive director of Focal Point, an evidence-based therapeutic arts intervention using participatory photography. She has a bachelor's at Temple University, a master's at Columbia University School of Social Work, and a master's in education at NY University, as well as many years of experience in the social services and education fields. Maureen has taken the Focal Point project to diverse populations in CA and NY.
Shore 2016 Stephen Shore, EdD, was nonverbal until age 4, when he was diagnosed with "strong autistic tendencies," and recommended for institutionalization. A professor at Adelphi University, his research focuses on using best practices to treat autism. Stephen's books include Ask and Tell: Self-advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum. President emeritus of the Asperger's Assoc. of New England, he serves on the boards of the Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Assn and the Autism Services Assn.

Silberg D 2016 Dahlia Silberg, DMT, LPC, is a dance movement specialist who works with families and children to promote integration.
Silberg J 2016
Joyanna Silberg, PhD, is the senior consultant on Trauma for Children and Adolescents at Sheppard Pratt. Her practice specializes in children and adolescents suffering from dissociative symptoms and disorders and has published many articles on the topic. Joyanna is past-president of the Int'l Society for the Study of Dissociation and contributing editor to the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation. She has presented on child abuse, psychotherapy, and legal issues in child protection. Joyanna's newest book is The Child Survivor: Healing Developmental Trauma and Dissociation.
Trippany Simmons Robyn Trippany Simmons, EdD, RPT, LPC, has over 20 publications and presentations, including her own dissertation research on vicarious trauma. Her areas of focus include trauma counseling and play therapy. During her academic tenure, Robyn has developed and taught courses in play therapy and crisis and trauma. She has held several positions in the Alabama Association for Play Therapy and the Association for Play Therapy, currently serving on the editorial board for the International Journal of Play Therapy.
Laura Simms is a storyteller, writer, and activist who advocates and models contemplative storytelling and mindfulness practices. She was a senior research fellow at The Peace Institute and Focus Wellness Initiative at Rutgers Univ. Laura teaches contemplative storytelling at Antioch Univ. and Cae Mabon, Wales, and has a private practice in NYC. She directs The Center for Engaged Storytelling and is artistic director for The HC Andersen Storytelling Center. Laura teaches, performs, and collaborates on healing projects worldwide.
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Lanie Smith, MPS, ATR, a registered art therapist, has worked in a variety of settings for several years. Her work began with the Nat'l Institute of Health, researching the efficacy of art therapy with war-affected youth in N. Uganda, followed by two publications. Lanie developed environmental art therapy for sustainable practice at numerous sites in the Phoenix area. She provides art therapy to others to support the prevention of burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma. Lanie also supervises and trains on the ethical considerations regarding the use of art in therapy.
Smokowski 2016

Frances A. Smokowski, MFA, MAAT, ATR-BC, LCAT, as worked over the last 25 years as an art therapist serving child clients in 5 states and DC. She currently teaches historic painting and drawing techniques in NYC addition to her private practice. Frances has used doll-making to address a range of issues including facilitating healthy self image and attachments and as transitional objects during the termination phase of therapy. Since 1991, she's created over 150 dolls with children and teens. Some have been donated to support troubled children in play therapy. Frances' collectible art dolls are now featured online through ClothCollaborators

Sobol 2016
Barbara Sobol, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, CTT, has been a professorial lecturer at the George Washington University master's program in art therapy for over thirty years, where her specialty is family art therapy. She has also taught art therapy over many years at NYU and Vermont College and is slated to teach in 2017 at the NY School of Visual Arts. Barbara has published and presented widely and in recent years has focused on the intergenerational transmission of trauma. With Carol Cox, she is author of the Child Diagostic Drawing Series. Barbara has a private practice in DC.
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Lynn Anjali Somerstein, PhD, NCPsyA, LP, RYT, is a psychoanalyst, yoga therapist, and stress management specialist. She also teaches restorative yoga at the Integral Yoga Institute. Lynn is the author of numerous articles about yoga, anxiety, attachment issues, and psychotherapy. She is grateful to her many teachers at the Integral Yoga Institute and NPAP for her extensive and deep training in both yoga and psychoanalysis.
Spehar 2016
Cherie Spehar, CTC-S, RPT-S, LCSW, is a registered play therapist supervisor, certified trauma consultant-supervisor, and journal therapist. She is founder/director of Smiling Spirit Pathways-The Apex Center for Trauma Healing, a trauma-informed play/expressive therapy practice in Apex, NC. Cherie is the author of many articles and chapters and speaks on trauma, play therapy, and journal therapy. She is former executive director of the Child Abuse Prevention Center in Raleigh, and training developer with the NCSU social work department.

St John 2016
Patricia St John, EdD, ATR-BC, LCAT, is chair of the graduate division of professional and fine arts at The College of New Rochelle, and professor of graduate art therapy and art education. She is chair of the AATA education committee and a member of AATA research committee, serves on the journal's advisory board, and on AATA's conference proposal review committee. As an exhibiting artist in mixed media, Patricia's work has been accepted into juried exhibits throughout the USA.

Strouse 2015 Sharon Strouse, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT, is an author, teacher, facilitator, speaker, and survivor. Collage-making in response to the trauma of loss became a template for Sharon's work with others after experiencing a personal loss. She is a grief/bereavement specialist and workshop presenter for The Compassionate Friends, The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, and The Association for Death Education and Counseling. Sharon is a board member on the Johns Hopkins Medicine's department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences. She is the author of Artful Grief: A Diary of Healing.
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Nora Swan-Foster, MA, ATR-BC, NCPsyA, LPC, graduated from the expressive arts therapy program at Lesley University and later completed her analytic training with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (IRSJA). She has published internationally in the fields of art therapy and Jungian psychology. Nora serves as coordinator of the Boulder Jung Seminar, an affiliate seminar of the IRSJA. She also offers a course on Jungian psychology at Naropa University. Nora has a private practice in Boulder, CO, where she offers art psychotherapy, Jungian analysis, and supervision.
Szucs 2016

Andrea Szucs, LMSW, RDT, is a graduate of Fordham University GSSS, the North American Drama Therapy Association's alternative track training program, and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. In her groups she works with individuals with cognitive and psychiatric disabilities, building on Positive Interactive Behavioral Therapy (P-IBT), using tools of Drama Therapy, Positive Psychology and Improvisational Theater. She is also working as a corporate trainer and professional actor (as Andrea Sooch).
Tantia 2016
Jennifer Tantia, PhD, MS, BC-DMT, LCAT, is a somatic psychologist and dance/movement therapist who has led authentic movement groups for the past 12 years. She teaches at Lesley University and advises dance/movement therapy master’s and doctoral students in embodied research. Dr. Tantia also currently serves on the board of the American Dance Therapy Association as chair of Research and Practice, and is an associate editor of the international journal, Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy. Dr. Tantia presents her work internationally and publishes regularly in both dance/movement therapy and somatic psychology. She has a full-time private practice in Times Square, Manhattan.
Taub 2016 Elizabeth Taub, LCSW-R, has a private practice in NYC. She is a Reiki Master and is certified in creative arts and health from The New School. As a social worker, Liz utilizes performance wellness techniques to teach various ways to decrease anxiety. She has over 25 years' experience in the mental health field. Liz also plays violin and mandolin, is a singer/songwriter, and performs with many bands in the tristate area. She is a member of the UN Symphony Orchestra.
Taveras 2016 Maria Taveras, LCSW, and Jungian analyst, is a sculptor of “Dream Art.” She employs archetypal images from her own dreams to create art that illustrates the process of psychic transformation. Maria's sculptures have been exhibited at the International Association for Analytical Psychology Congresses in Cape Town and Montreal, the International Association for Jungian Studies Conference in London, the Art and Psyche Conference in San Francisco, and the International Association for the Study of Dreams Conference in Berkeley.
Teoli 2016 Laura Teoli, MS, ATR-BC, LPC, is a doctoral student at Lesley Univ., exploring therapeutic presence and art making in group art therapy. She is an adjunct professor of art therapy at Saint Mary of the Woods College. Laura worked for over nine years as a group art therapist in psychiatric settings, helping clients to rediscover their strength and resilience as they overcome the challenge of a mental health diagnosis. Her work focuses on holistic care and finding balance, helping clients struggling with eating disorders, and create authentic relationships with the self and others.
Themmen-Pigott 2012
Allegra Themmen-Pigott, MT-BC, DBPC, LPC, has been practicing music therapy and psychotherapy for 19 years, helping people with special needs, mental illness, and performance anxiety. She is in private practice and performs in the metropolitan area.
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Angel Thompson, BA, has been part of the Expressive Therapies Summit and Mid-Atlantic Play Therapy Training Institute administrative teams since their inception. Her dedicated efforts ensure that our workshop faculty and registrants have all of the art supplies and instruments they need. When not in the role of materials coordinator, Angel is a teaching artist working with youth in underserved communities in New York City. She works with many organizations, including Arts Connection, Creative Art Works, and the Queens Borough Public Library. Angel also does freelance writing, grant preparation, and curriculum development. She received her integrative arts degree from Penn State University and has participated in ongoing professional development throughout her career.

Thompson, Kate 2 Kate Thompson, MA, CJT, is an existential psychotherapist, teacher, and writer. A lifelong journal writer, she integrates writing into psychotherapy for the benefit of clients and colleagues. Kate pioneered the use of journal writing in individual counseling and for self-supervision in the UK and has written widely on the subject. Her publications include Therapeutic Journal Writing: An Introduction for Professionals.
Reynolds Thompson.jpg Mary Reynolds Thompson, CPCC, CAPF, CJF, is an author, applied poetry and journal facilitator, and life coach. She offers writing and eco-spirituality workshops and retreats, and has developed an archetypal model of transformation based on the landscapes of the Earth, which is the focus of her latest book, Reclaiming the Wild Soul. Mary has served on the credentialing board for the National Federation for Biblio/Poetry Therapy and is core faculty for the Therapeutic Writing Institute.
Tribe 2015
Suzanne Tribe, MA, MT-BC, LCAT-P, is a music therapist and REMO HealthRHYTHMS® facilitator who conducts group empowerment drumming events for health, wellbeing, and community-building in the US and Argentina. At the University of Buenos Aires, she taught dance majors the use of creative vocal and rhythmic expression. As a music therapist, Suzanne has worked with adults and children in medical, psychiatric, and special needs settings.
Tripp 2016

Tally Tripp, MA, MSW, ATR-BC, CTT, is a licensed clinical social worker and board-certified, registered art therapist, and certified trauma therapist. She is assistant professor of art therapy at The GWU, where she teaches a yearlong art therapy and trauma course. Tally is director of the GW Art Therapy Center, which is a training and research clinic providing low-fee art therapy to the community. She is certified in EMDR, sensorimotor psychotherapy, and intensive trauma therapy. Tally maintains a private practice in DC and Alexandria, VA, focusing on treating complex trauma and dissociation.

Vaccaro 2016  Annette Vaccaro, SCP, ATR-BC, ATCS, ACS, NCPsyA, LCSW, is a director and faculty member at the Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis and the coordinator for Caldwell University's counseling with art therapy program. She is in general private practice ( in Livingston, NJ and specializes in supervision in counseling, art therapy, social work, and psychoanalysis.  Annette is a doctoral student at Argosy University, studying counseling education and supervision. She is a grant writer, consultant, and presents on a range of topics that bring psychoanalysis into a contemporary context.
Van Hollander 2016

Tammi Van Hollander, RPT, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and registered play therapist. She is the owner of Main Line Play Therapy in Ardmore, PA. Tammi is an international speaker and play advocate. Her work and creative interventions in the field of play therapy have been published and internationally recognized. Tammi specializes in sand tray play therapy, sensory integration and attachment, working with children, families, and adults of all ages.

Wager 2016

Jody Wager, MS, BC-DMT, is the director of expressive therapy at Dominion Hospital. She has been a dance/movement therapist since 1980, after receiving her master's from Hunter College in NYC. Jody also has a massage therapy practice in Falls Church, VA. She teaches in the art therapy graduate program at the GWU on the topic of the embodied therapist and currently serves as the president of the American Dance Therapy Association.

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Dee Wagner, MS, BC-DMT, LPC, has worked as a counselor and dance/movement therapist at the Link Counseling Center in Atlanta for 22 years. She has worked as a choreographer and dance/drama teacher for over 35 years. Dee has presented workshops for seven American Dance Therapy Assn conferences as well as for the GA Marriage and Family Therapy Assn, S. Fulton Medical Center, Georgia Regional Hospital, and the Eating Disorders Information Network. She is the author of Naked Online: A DoZen Ways to Grow from Internet Dating.
Waldman 2016
Bruce Waldman, MFA, is a printmaker, illustrator, and college art instructor who lives and works in the NYC area. He has been an adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts for more than 30 years, and has also taught at the College of New Rochelle for over 10 years. Currently the acting president of the NY Society of Etchers, Waldman’s prints are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the NY Public Library, and the Art Institute of Chicago. He created the cover artwork for the 1990 national bestseller, Iron John, by Robert Bly.

Walker 2016 b
Elizabeth Walker is a graduate student in the counseling and expressive arts emphasis program at Goddard College. Combining textile work with writing about stitching in reflection on her studies, she has created multimodal practice. Metaphors found in textile art, in particular the idea of "mending beautifully," fit Elizabeth's theoretical orientation and reflect her lived experiences. She uses quilting and embroidery in her work as a preschool teacher, including the creation of a classroom quilt.

 Watson 2016 Michael Watson, MA, PhD, LCMHC, is a college educator, visual and theatre artist, storyteller, and mental health clinician in private practice who has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings. His clinical approach integrates ideas and methods from narrative, expressive, and Jungian therapies. Michael has studied with traditional healers from diverse traditions, and their generosity, knowledge, and insight greatly inform his work. He has taught in the U.S., India, and Hong Kong.

Webster 2016
Jude Webster, DSW, MA, LCSW, has been a family therapist for 25 years. As a trained movement therapist, she pays close attention to the relationship between mind and body in her work. Jude has a private practice in Montclair, NJ, where she specializes in women’s reproductive health and clinical supervision. Currently she co-runs a clinical supervision group for social workers training for their clinical license. Jude teaches at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and frequently presents her work at conferences around the country.

Whalen 2016
Elizabeth Whalen, BA, MS, received her bachelor's in art therapy from St. Thomas Aquinas and later received her master's in art therapy/counseling from The College of New Rochelle.
 Whiddon, 2012 Dana Whiddon, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, is a registered board-certified art therapist and NYS licensed creative arts therapist. She holds a master's in clinical art therapy from LIU-C.W. Post. Dana founded an art therapy program at a therapeutic day school in NYC. She has a private practice in Manhattan and Beacon, NY. Dana has given many presentations on the benefits of combining DIR/Floortime with art therapy in working with individuals with ASD. Her current work explores community and authentic expression.

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Jessica Whitesel, ATR-BC, LPC, is faculty in the transpersonal art therapy program at Naropa Univ. in Boulder, CO. She specializes in trauma, dissociation, and attachment issues. Jessica's focus includes the integration of EMDR and creative arts therapy, dissociation, and Jungian approaches to art therapy. While working as an art therapist at Mount St. Vincent Children's Home in Denver, she co-authored a treatment manual to help clinicians utilize somatosensory approaches in working with traumatized children, Doodles, Dances, and Ditties: A Somatosensory Handbook.
Wiles 2016  Jennifer Wiles, MA, BC-DMT, LMHC, is the Children’s Services coordinator at CareGroup Parmenter Home Care and Hospice, Inc. in Wayland, MA. She is the director of Camp Erin® Boston and HEARTplaysm , an award-winning children and adolescent bereavement program. Jennifer directs the dance therapy program at the Performing Arts Center of MetroWest for children with various developmental challenges and is on the adjunct faculty at Lesley University’s Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences and is an approved site supervisor in Lesley’s graduate field training program. 
Wilson 2016
Laurie Wilson, PhD, ATR-BC, HLM, is an art therapist, art historian, and psychoanalyst. She directed the graduate art therapy program at New York University for 23 years and is professor emerita there. Laurie practices in New York City and has published in three fields. Her book Alberto Giacometti: Myth, Magic and the Man was published by Yale University Press in 2003 and her biography, Louise Nevelson: Light and Shadow will be published by Thames & Hudson in Fall 2016.
Winklowsky 2016
Tricia Winklosky, MS-ATR, is the Hope For The Warriors® clinical health and wellness director. She is a registered art therapist with over 15 years' experience. Tricia received her master's (family art therapy) from Eastern VA Medical School, Norfolk, VA. She has worked primarily in inpatient psychiatric settings, including residential treatment centers, skilled nursing facilities, a state psychiatric facility, and acute inpatient psychiatric hospitals. Tricia has also worked in an acute psychiatric setting with military children and families and as a mental health provider at a Naval Hospital.

Wix 2015

Linney Wix, PhD, ATR-BC, is a professor emerita of art education at the University of New Mexico, where she taught for 30 years. She taught and continues to teach full courses of bookmaking and image and imagination. Linney has conducted extensive research into aesthetic empathy in the context of the art and teaching of Friedl Dicker-Brandeis in the Terezín concentration camp. Not long ago, she returned from the Czech Republic where she lived for a year as a Fulbright research scholar. Linney's studio area is bookmaking, and she exhibits regularly.
 Wolf, Robert 2013 Robert Irwin Wolf, MPS, ATR-BC, NCPsya, LP, LCAT, trained in fine art and art therapy at Pratt Institute. He went on for psychoanalytic training at the Nat'l Psych Assn for Psychoanalysis, where he's currently a training analyst and faculty member. Robert is art therapy faculty at The College of New Rochelle and Pratt Institute. He is president of the Institute for Expressive Analysis. Robert has written on many topics, including a chapter on the therapeutic uses of photography in play therapy in Integrating Expressive Arts and Play Therapy with Children and Adolescents.
 Wood 2016 Laura Wood, PhD, RDT-BCT, CCLS, LMHC, graduated with her PhD from the Univ. of MO-St. Louis, and has her master's in drama therapy from NYU. She is president-elect for the North American Drama Therapy Association. Laura spent the past six years at Castlewood Treatment Center for Eating Disorders. She has published and lectured in the areas of trauma and dissociation, eating disorders, attachment and drama therapy. Laura was awarded the Drama Therapy Fund Research grant in 2015. She is currently an assistant professor at Molloy College and is in private practice.
 Zur B 2016 Boaz Zur, MA, CAGS, holds a master's and certificate of advanced graduate studies from the European Graduate School and Lesley Univ. in expressive arts therapy, and is currently completing his Ph.D. He is the co-director of Expressive Arts Ireland. Boaz is a storyteller, writer, and performing artist, and works as an expressive arts therapist in a cancer support center. He organizes storytelling events, integrates the art of storytelling in his work.
Zur K 2016
Keshet Zur, MA, is a photographer, movement and performing artist, facilitator, and co-founder of Expressive Arts Ireland. She has a master's in expressive arts therapy from the European Graduate School. Having studied fine art, she proceeded to study photography in Griffith College Dublin, where she received her bachelor's degree. Keshet worked as a dance teacher for the Nat'l Inst. for Intellectual Disability in Trinity College Dublin, and for Enable Ireland as a dance teacher for wheelchair users. She is working in Barretstown camps and programs for children and their families living with a serious illness in Ireland.
 Zur V 2016 Vered Zur, MA, CAGS, holds a master's and certificate of advanced graduate studies from the European Graduate School and Lesley University in expressive arts therapy, coaching, consulting, and education. She is the founder and co-director of Expressive Arts Ireland. Over the past 30 years, Vered has developed education and therapy projects with communities in Israel and Ireland. She is completing her P.h.D., using expressive arts and eco-therapy to deepen community engagement with the natural world.
 Zybertal Dahlia Zylbertal, MA, dance-movement therapist since 1997, worked mainly in hospital psychiatric wards, supervised therapists in the educational system, and trained therapists in dance-movement therapy. She is currently in charge of all therapy fields in an endangered girls school in Jerusalem. In this school, Dalia initiated and now runs a special program under the name “The Body Knows,” seeking to provide multiple movement solutions for children with learning difficulties.