All faculty are licensed mental health professionals. Our backgrounds include not only art therapy and music therapy but also marriage and family therapy, dance/movement therapy, mental health counseling, play therapy, and yoga therapy.
Education: Ph.D., University of Kansas; M.M.E., University of Kansas; B.A., Maryville University
Teaching and Research Interests: Studying the effects of music therapy in assisting patients to wean from mechanical ventilation.
Education: B.S., Wayne State University; M.S., University of Houston; Ph.D., Capella University.
Teaching and Research Interests: Psychopathology; art therapy theory, assessment, and practice; multicultural and ethical issues in art therapy; licensure and standards; research on secondary trauma, burnout, fundamental principles of art therapy, the use of art therapy interventions such as adult coloring, assessments, dreams, creativity, and outcome studies.
Education: B.A., SUNY Oneonta; M.S.Ed., SUNY Brockport; Ph.D., University of Rochester.
Teaching and Research Interests: Theories of Psychotherapy, Play Therapy, Filial Therapy, Psychotherapy Processes, Qualitative Methodologies in Counseling.
Education: B.M., University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory; M.M.T., Southern Methodist University; Ph.D., University of Kansas
Teaching and Research Interests: Integrative Music Therapy; rehabilitation of speech and language in adults: evidence-based practice in medicine and gerontology.
Education: B.S., Nazareth College; M.S. Ed., Nazareth College
Teaching and Research Interests: Clinical applications of music therapy in treatment of autism, sensory integration disorder, developmental and multiple disabilities, stroke, and Alzheimer's disease; approaches and adaptations for special learners in the music classroom.
Education: B.A., SUNY Potsdam; M.S., SUNY Buffalo
Additional Credentials: registered and board-certified art therapist (ATR-BC) and licensed creative arts therapist (LCAT)
Teaching and Research Interests: Art therapy theory and practice, child and family art therapy, development and implementation of a clinical protocol for evidence-based treatment in art therapy.
Education: B.S. Texas Woman's University; M.A., Texas Woman's University; Ph.D., University of Kansas
Teaching and Research Interests: Develops and manages resources within the music therapy clinic. Research and pedagogy development related to the use of percussion in therapy. Emphasizes music therapy as an integrative discipline. Interests in inter-professional collaboration and design thinking.
Education: B.S. Human Development and Family Studies, Cornell University; M.S. Education, University of Pennsylvania; M.S.Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Rochester
Teaching and Research Interests: Working with individuals, couples and families, particularly on transitional issues.
Education: B.A., Windham College; M.A.E. program, Rhode Island School of Design; M.A., New York University; Ph.D., Union Institute.
Additional credentials: Board-certified registered art therapist (ATR-BC), licensed creative art therapist (LCAT), experienced registered yoga teacher (E-RYT), life force yoga professional (LFYP).
Teaching and Research Interests: Art therapy; yoga therapy; assessment, diagnosis, and counseling; rehabilitation of speech and language in adults via yoga therapy; rehabilitation of cancer via art therapy and yoga therapy; evidence-based practice in art therapy and yoga therapy.
Education: Ph.D., University of Maryland College Park; M.A., AGS, University of Maryland College Park, B.S., University Maryland University College
Licenses and Certification: Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC); Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC); Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS)
Teaching and Research Interests: Counselor education, adolescent issues, couples and family therapy, and LGBTQ issues
Education: M.A., MCP-Hahnemann University; B.A., University of Rochester
Teaching and Research Interests: Music therapy-clinical improvisation; instrumental methods; repertoire for music therapists' education.
Education: B.A., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota; M.S., Minnesota State University at Mankato; M.S., Nazareth College
Teaching and Research interests: Supervision, stroke survivors, emotionally and behaviorally disordered children and adolescents, anxiety and stress.
Education: Dawson College (Montreal), Nursing; B.A., Empire State College (Liberal Arts); M.S., Nazareth College (Art Therapy)
Teaching and Research Interests: Art Therapy with a special interest in stress reduction; positive psychology; creativity as related to illness and aging; mindfulness and meditation; journaling and bookmaking as a tool for health and wellbeing--http://www.openheartstudio.org/.
Education: B.F.A., University at Buffalo; M.S., Nazareth College
Teaching and Research Interests: Child/adolescent art therapy, crisis intervention, solution-focused therapy, collaborative problem solving.
Education: B.S., Nazareth College; M.S., Nazareth College
Teaching and Research Interests: Art Therapy Counseling and Internship-- special interest in persons with developmental disabilities throughout the life span; HIV-AIDS, LBGTQ populations.
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