ART THERAPISTS MAKING THINGS HAPPEN!
On multiple occasions people spoke to her about an art therapist's career. After years of being immersed in art from the top of a scaffolding covering walls-to-ceiling of five thousand square foot houses, to looking through a microscope engraving silver, she felt curious about learning about the immense and infinite power of art in more depth. Within less than three years she received her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy from Notre Dame de Namur University. She wrote her thesis on the liminal, the in-between space, created while immersed in the creative process during an art therapy session. Her art therapy journey has led her from community programs, to private practice.
Today Samantha is in her second year in the PhD Art Therapy program at Dominican University in San Rafael, CA. She is starting to write her dissertation on intuition, felt sense and the non-verbal during an art therapy session.
She believes that being an artist is a way of life, influencing how you see life and how you move through it.
NorCATA's feature: "Art Therapists Making Things Happen", was envisioned by Robin Valicenti, and is currently curated by Abby Zimberg.
Please contact Abby if you know of a Northern Californian Art Therapist whose art and projects deserve mention in this space.
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