GW Graduate Art Therapy Program

GW Graduate Art Therapy Program Graduate Art Therapy Program at The George Washington University
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Since the dawn of human consciousness, people have created art to communicate personal and universal concepts. Art therapy as a profession combines art making with psychological concepts in order to access an individual or group's internal resources that can then aid in healing the mind and body, and even the community. The graduate program in art therapy, established at The George Washington University in 1971, was one of the first to be developed in the United States and to receive approval from the American Art Therapy Association. Our philosophy has been influenced by the teachings of the founders of art therapy who have been associated with the development of our program—Edith Kramer, Hanna Yaxa Kwiatkowska, Bernard Levy and Elinor Ulman. We believe the art therapist's unique competence lies in the capacity to use art therapeutically, to offer people the experience of making art and the opportunity to gain the insights that may come through this kind of endeavor. While the art therapist works in varied settings and serves a myriad of populations, we believe that art therapy must maintain a firm base in the visual arts. The expressive use of drawing, painting and sculpture is the heart of the Art Therapy program at GW.

Mission: The mission of The George Washington University Art Therapy Graduate Program is to train exceptionally skilled art therapists whose professional practice is grounded in a broad understanding of the most current clinical art therapy and trauma theories, the application of the best research and evaluation methodologies and the consistent use of diverse, integrative and culturally responsive treatment strategies.

New art therapists, festive cupcakes, and “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” Cat in the Hat kabobs (courtesy of @ginaastut...
05/17/2019

New art therapists, festive cupcakes, and “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” Cat in the Hat kabobs (courtesy of @ginaastuto )! Congrats #gwarttherapy class of 2019!

05/17/2019

Congratulations to the newest art therapists from #gwarttherapy #ccasonward #gwcommencement 👩🏻‍🎓👩🏼‍🎓👩🏽‍🎓👩🏾‍🎓🎨2️⃣0️⃣1️⃣9️⃣

Video of Arne Dietrich talking on *Creativity and the Brain* GW Graduate Art Therapy ProgramPlease click on link below:h...
05/14/2019
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Video of Arne Dietrich talking on *Creativity and the Brain* GW Graduate Art Therapy Program

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https://youtu.be/znMLkdNfn8U

"How Creativity Happens in the Brain" presentation by Dr. Arne Dietrich, co-sponsored by GW Art Therapy and American Uni...
05/04/2019

"How Creativity Happens in the Brain" presentation by Dr. Arne Dietrich, co-sponsored by GW Art Therapy and American University of Beirut Alumni Association.

Pictured at reception: Mary Ellen Ruff (GW faculty), Heidi Bardot (GW Director), Myra Saad (Lebanese Art Therapist, Founder Artichoke Studio), Arne Dietrich (Chair, Assoc. Prof Psychology AUB), Juliet King (GW faculty), Kiara Stewart (GW art therapy student).

Workshop with CEs for NBCC, ACE, and ATCB: Creative Approaches to Trauma Treatment, May 4, 2019This engaging training wi...
04/30/2019

Workshop with CEs for NBCC, ACE, and ATCB: Creative Approaches to Trauma Treatment, May 4, 2019

This engaging training will introduce four creative approaches to treating trauma: yoga, implicit memory, psychodrama and story cloth. Attendees will learn strategies for invigorating their own work with clients in new and exciting ways. The 6-hour workshop will include experiential and didactic approaches, and interactive discussion. There will also be a lunchtime panel about international work with trauma featuring Heidi Bardot, GW Art Therapy Program Director.

Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat if you’d like to participate actively!

With CE's for ACE, NBCC, and ATCB

https://arttherapy.columbian.gwu.edu/creative-approaches-treating-trauma

Many #gwarttherapy grads and faculty have been involved in bringing a professional art therapy license to DC. Still some...
04/26/2019
American Art Therapy Association

Many #gwarttherapy grads and faculty have been involved in bringing a professional art therapy license to DC. Still some steps to go so we’ll need everyone to turn out. Stay tuned with updates from the Potomac Art Therapy Association

We are proud to announce that the Professional Art Therapist Licensure Amendment Act of 2019 has been introduced in Washington DC! Congratulations to the Potomac Art Therapy Association- PATA and their legislative team for this advocacy achievement!

Change of venue! Wednesday, May 1st in Alexandria!
04/25/2019

Change of venue! Wednesday, May 1st in Alexandria!

CEs for NBCC, ACE, and ATBCThis engaging training will introduce four creative approaches to treating trauma: yoga, impl...
04/23/2019

CEs for NBCC, ACE, and ATBC

This engaging training will introduce four creative approaches to treating trauma: yoga, implicit memory, psychodrama and story cloth. Attendees will learn strategies for invigorating their own work with clients in new and exciting ways. The 6-hour workshop will include experiential and didactic approaches, and interactive discussion. There will also be a lunchtime panel about international work with trauma featuring Heidi Bardot, GW Art Therapy Program Director. This training is appropriate for Master’s level clinicians or above. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat if you’d like to participate actively!

Register here:
https://arttherapy.columbian.gwu.edu/creative-approaches-treating-trauma

Audrey Di Maria Book Signing & Farewell Party
04/16/2019
Audrey Di Maria Book Signing & Farewell Party

Audrey Di Maria Book Signing & Farewell Party

May 9, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm : Join us in celebrating chapter authors and Editor Audrey Di Maria's new book Exploring Ethical Dilemmas in Art Therapy and her 41 years of dedication as Adjunct ...

GW Art Therapy and Director Heidi Bardot on NBC4 discussing art therapy and stress.
04/11/2019

GW Art Therapy and Director Heidi Bardot on NBC4 discussing art therapy and stress.

Congratulations to #gwarttherapy students Brittany Deutch and Ellen Smithey for winning in their categories at GW Resear...
04/10/2019

Congratulations to #gwarttherapy students Brittany Deutch and Ellen Smithey for winning in their categories at GW Research Day

#gwarttherapy representing at GW Research Day. Congratulations to Alia, Tracey, Kelsi, Brittany, Min, and Ellen! @ Marvi...
04/09/2019

#gwarttherapy representing at GW Research Day. Congratulations to Alia, Tracey, Kelsi, Brittany, Min, and Ellen! @ Marvin Center Theatre - George Washington University

Come on over to hear the brilliant Cognitive Neuroscientist Arne Dietrich speak on Creativity and the Brain! #gwartthera...
04/08/2019

Come on over to hear the brilliant Cognitive Neuroscientist Arne Dietrich speak on Creativity and the Brain! #gwarttherapy

#gwarttherapy facilitating the open art therapy studio at DC Public Schools 7th Leading with Pride Conference: Living Au...
03/31/2019

#gwarttherapy facilitating the open art therapy studio at DC Public Schools 7th Leading with Pride Conference: Living Authentically for LGBTQIA+ students and allies #LWP2019

najviše izvrsno!!!
03/29/2019

najviše izvrsno!!!

Croatian Embassy event was lovely.
Thank you to those who were able to attend and our special guests from University of Osijek: Vice Presidents Dr. Robert Raponja, Dr. Sonja Vila, and Dr. Dražan Kozak,
Vice Dean and artist Jasmina Pacek and artist Kruno Stojanovski.

Croatian Embassy event was lovely. Thank you to those who were able to attend and our special guests from University of ...
03/29/2019

Croatian Embassy event was lovely.
Thank you to those who were able to attend and our special guests from University of Osijek: Vice Presidents Dr. Robert Raponja, Dr. Sonja Vila, and Dr. Dražan Kozak,
Vice Dean and artist Jasmina Pacek and artist Kruno Stojanovski.

Check out new work featuring #gwarttherapy associate professor Juliet King
03/09/2019
Science and Culture: Searching for the science behind art therapy

Check out new work featuring #gwarttherapy associate professor Juliet King

John sat hunched over, ears red, cursing the paint under his breath. A war veteran not an artist, John (not his real name) hadn’t painted with water colors before. But he and seven other combat veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars weren’t trying to master a new artistic medium. They were al...

Join #gwarttherapy assistant professor Jordan Potash at the Buckeye Art Therapy Association in September 2019
03/09/2019
Buckeye Art Therapy Association - BATA Symposium

Join #gwarttherapy assistant professor Jordan Potash at the Buckeye Art Therapy Association in September 2019

Expanding art therapy across healthcare and social sectors necessitates adapting the traditional foci of the profession for contemporary practice. Rediscovering art therapy history, particularly overlooked early art therapists of color, reveals diverse theoretical and practical applications. These m...

Event tonight at the Croatian Embassy in DC!The new Croatian Art Therapy Program! Come hear about it and see an Art Ther...
03/08/2019

Event tonight at the Croatian Embassy in DC!
The new Croatian Art Therapy Program! Come hear about it and see an Art Therapy exhibit—artwork by the first cohort of students. See the flyer for more info and to RSVP.

Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator Lisa Garlock's insightful commentary on Professional Competence & Integrity...
02/22/2019
Professional Competence & Integrity in Today’s Social Media Driven World

Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator Lisa Garlock's insightful commentary on Professional Competence & Integrity in Today’s Social Media Driven World
https://atcbblog.org/2019/01/04/professional-competence-integrity-in-todays-social-media-driven-world/

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou Art therapists are trained to listen, to be…

GW Graduate Art Therapy Program's cover photo
02/21/2019

GW Graduate Art Therapy Program's cover photo

#gwarttherapy stress management art workshop for furloughed workers hosted by Adas Israel synagogue
01/24/2019

#gwarttherapy stress management art workshop for furloughed workers hosted by Adas Israel synagogue

The GW Art Therapy Clinic is hosting a Self-Esteem Group to help build confidence for kids 8 -11. Contact atclinic@gwu.e...
01/23/2019

The GW Art Therapy Clinic is hosting a Self-Esteem Group to help build confidence for kids 8 -11. Contact [email protected] for more information.

#gwarttherapy honoring the King holiday by facilitating arts-based civic dialogues based on King's sermon "Loving Your E...
01/21/2019

#gwarttherapy honoring the King holiday by facilitating arts-based civic dialogues based on King's sermon "Loving Your Enemies" for 68 participants at #gwkingweek

Associate Professor Juliet King writes for Johns Hopkins International Arts + Mind Lab, advocating for arts and medicine...
12/13/2018
International Arts + Mind Lab

Associate Professor Juliet King writes for Johns Hopkins International Arts + Mind Lab, advocating for arts and medicine initiatives

https://www.artsandmindlab.org/iam-lab-hosts-inaugural-arts-in-medicine-meeting-at-johns-hopkins/?fbclid=IwAR2Z1mEx3oE4pnQ4WP1wY7zagNTaax0OHqR94JJDZ99HlY89_McXt4JFmYc

The International Arts + Mind Lab (IAM Lab) at Johns Hopkins University gathered a diverse group of researchers, artists, healthcare officials and Baltimore community leaders for an inaugural meeting to discuss the future of arts in medicine.

#gwarttherapy facilitating a workshop to promote arts-based civic dialogues when conversing across racial, cultural, and...
11/29/2018

#gwarttherapy facilitating a workshop to promote arts-based civic dialogues when conversing across racial, cultural, and political differences

GW Alumni Party with over 100 strong!
11/05/2018

GW Alumni Party with over 100 strong!

#gwarttherapy professor Jordan Potash presenting on social justice and art therapy! #AATA2018
11/03/2018

#gwarttherapy professor Jordan Potash presenting on social justice and art therapy! #AATA2018

#gwarttherapy associate professor Juliet King on the closing plenary at #aata2018
11/03/2018

#gwarttherapy associate professor Juliet King on the closing plenary at #aata2018

#gwarttherapy faculty Mary Ellen Ruff and Lauren Yoder presenting at #aata2018 - with students, alumni and faculty in at...
11/02/2018

#gwarttherapy faculty Mary Ellen Ruff and Lauren Yoder presenting at #aata2018 - with students, alumni and faculty in attendance

Congratulations to all the #gwarttherapy awardees at #aata2018 - scholarships to students Amanda Shaw and Jenelle Hallae...
11/02/2018

Congratulations to all the #gwarttherapy awardees at #aata2018 - scholarships to students Amanda Shaw and Jenelle Hallaert, research award to faculty Jordan Potash, distinguished service award to alumna Michael Franklin, and honorary life membership to adjunct faculty Cheryl Doby-Copeland

#gwarttherapy assistant professor Jordan Potash and soon-to-be alumna Alby Gyimah-Boadi presenting a workshop at #aata20...
11/01/2018

#gwarttherapy assistant professor Jordan Potash and soon-to-be alumna Alby Gyimah-Boadi presenting a workshop at #aata2018

Associate Professor Juliet King presenting on #arttherapy #neuroscience #neuroaesthetics #GW FacultyResearch @ Internati...
10/25/2018

Associate Professor Juliet King presenting on #arttherapy #neuroscience #neuroaesthetics #GW FacultyResearch @ International Arts + Mind Lab; Hopkins Brain and Science Institute

The GW Art Therapy program would like to invite you to celebrate art, and the first class of the first Croatian universi...
10/25/2018

The GW Art Therapy program would like to invite you to celebrate art, and the first class of the first Croatian university post-graduate program in Art Therapy. This program was developed with the consultation and faculty of The George Washington University Art Therapy Program.

Join us for the GW Art Therapy Alumni Reunion on November 2nd from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Pure Verde Lounge located in the H...
10/24/2018

Join us for the GW Art Therapy Alumni Reunion on November 2nd from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Pure Verde Lounge located in the Hyatt Regency Hotel Miami.

Address

1925 Ballenger Ave, Ste 250
Alexandria, VA
22314

General information

•New Space! New technological studio classrooms, open art studio space, gallery/exhibit space, Art Therapy program library, student computer lab, and Art Therapy Clinic. •Opportunity to study in the nation's capital with leaders in the field of art therapy; attend lectures and seminars by nationally known mental health professionals •Proximity to major (free!) art museums, medical and research libraries •Wide variety of internship options in psychiatric, educational, medical and community-based settings •Postgraduate continuing education seminars on advanced clinical issues •Experienced and practicing art therapists as faculty, encompassing a wide range of therapeutic specializations •Choice of combined art therapy and counseling program (60 credit option) •Maximum educational credit received toward credentialing as a Registered Art Therapist (ATR) with the Art Therapy Credentialing Board

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