Not all things are best expressed in words...the symbolic work of following one's images is a significant way to deepen and further process I love working in the symbolic realm, and listening to/seeing my favorite consultant, people’s unconscious. I have been honing this through for many years, and it started in my training as a creative arts therapist in the 1970s.
I have my Master's degree in Art Therapy and Creativity Development. I am a Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist and a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist.
My experience as a former dancer helps me bring a heightened awareness of body based states to my practice
Director of the Institute for Expressive Analysis 2002-2008, on the board from 1993-2008, I am a specialist in masks and mask work, mandalas, sand tray, and several kinds of hypnosis.
CREATIVE ART THERAPY CERTIFICATIONS:
MARI Mandala Assessment teacher; I have been working with it since 1995.
The Projective Drawing Institute, Emmanuel Hammer (the House-Tree-Person)
Levick Cognitive and Behavioral Assessment
NY connection for the Diagnostic Drawing Series.
UNIVERSITY AND POST GRADUATE TEACHING:
I have had the honor to teach many students, here and abroad. My core subject is how to work with and understand symbols and metaphor. I teach regularly at 3 universities in New York City: Pratt Institute of Design, the New School for Social Research, the School of Visual Arts and the Institute for Expressive Analysis. I have also taught for the Korean Expressive Arts Therapy Association and Mjungi University in Seoul, South Korea. The classes I teach are: Art Diagnosis, Symbolism in Art Therapy, Alchemy, Dream Interpretation, and Symbolization and Creativity, and combinations of the above.
To see my other teaching and lecturing activities, open the “Speaking Engagements and Lectures” section of this website.