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ART THERAPY ~

 

 

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. 

 

Qualities:

Innovative, creative approach and unique vision and ability to inspire fresh ideas and insight.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

PRESENT 

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

CONTRACTS

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 PRACTICE

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

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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

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 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