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.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: 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.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.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: M.M.T., Georgia College and State University; B.A., University of New Hampshire
Teaching and Research Interests: Using music therapy in interdisciplinary settings; piano instruction for individuals with special needs, including those who require Braille music instruction.
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.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, assessments, dreams, creativity, and outcome studies.
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.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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