Having worked on a multigenerational level with populations from high functioning to developmentally and physically challenged, with various life style choices and preferences, I am recognized as a versatile and easily adaptable Art Therapist and Workshop facilitator.
Innovative, creative approach and unique vision and ability to inspire fresh ideas and insight.
Wisdom from Within Counselling Services, Crescent Beach, 2017 - present
Holistic Counsellor with specialization in art therapy and Relationship and intimacy Coaching
"Confidence in Intimate Relationships," closed women's workshop series, 2017, 2018
Child and Family Services, Art Therapy for the Squaila Nation, Chilliwack, 2017- 2018
Child and Family Services, Art Therapy for the Squamish Nation, Squamish, 2007- 2017
Private sessions to clients in Squamish and Vancouver, 2005-present
Art Related Practice:
Facilitation and design of “Art & Soul” Creativity Workshops, Squamish and Vancouver, B.C., 2005 – present
Art Teaching, beginning and Intermediate, oil and acrylics, Brennon Park Recreation Center, Squamish, B.C., 2007-08
Teaching “Children’s Art Camp,” Brennon Park Recreation Center, 5 days each, July 2008, July 2009
Private Practice, art therapy for adults and children, 2007 – present
Art Therapy for the Squamish Nations, Squamish, B.C., 2007 – present
LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS
Creativity Presentation for the North Shore Artists Guild, 2007
Educational presentation on art therapy for children at Cedar Valley Elementary, Squamish, 2007
Educational presentation for parents and teachers at Mamquam Elementary School, Squamish, 2006
Presentation and slide show at Squamish Public Library, Squamish, 2006
Art Therapy and Mental Illness, Canadian Mental Health, Association, Vancouver, experiential workshop and slide presentation, 2005
Art as Healing, Burnaby Mental Health Association, Vancouver.
Educational presentation for health care workers and volunteers, 2005
Design and facilitation of numerous workshops for adults, 2007 - 2011
ART RELATED EDUCATION
Three five day intensive painting workshops and Teacher's Training with Michelle Cassou, CA, 2007 and 2018
Vancouver Art Therapy Institute, D.V.A.T.I. (Master’s Level Diploma), 2002-03
Kutenai Art Therapy Institute, Nelson, BC., 2001-02
Concordia University, Montreal, PQ; B.F.A. in Studio Art, 1997-99
Dawson College, Certificate in Women’s Studies
19 Solo Painting Exhibitions and over 30 group art exhibitions, 1996-2011
Art review in The Hour (Montréal Newspaper), 2000
Publication in Canadian Art Therapy Newsletter, “Where are we coming from, where are we going?” Issue #31, 2005, "Art Therapy with a Transgendered client," 2009
Featured on Squamish Television for art exhibition and library Art Therapy presentation, 2007
Featured on Telejournal for painting exhibition, 2007
Interviews on Radio Canada for painting exhibition, 2007, 2010
Review of Foyer Gallery exhibition in The Chief, April 6, 2007
VOLUNTEER WORK AND EXPERIENCE:
2005 "Access Gallery," Vancouver, BC
- Gallery Sitting, wall painting, art hanging, etc
2004 "Burr Theater," Cabaret Production, Vancouver, B.C.
- Curator and organizer of art exhibition
2003-04 "Scotia Dance Center," Vancouver, B.C.
- Box office, gopher, usher
2002 "Isart Gallery," Montreal, P.Q.
Exhibition for Women's International Month
- co-curator and organiser from call for art to opening night
2002 "Fringe Festival," Seattle, WA
- Box office, usher