SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE

Visiting Instructor, Pratt Institute, Graduate Art Therapy Department - Brooklyn, NY

Graduate Student Internship Supervisor, On & Off-site: Brooklyn, NY & Woodbridge, VA

 

BlueMonarch Creative, LLC - An Art Therapy, Stress Management, and Employee Wellness Company 

Founder and Owner

 

Private Practice / Individual Art Therapy Supervisor - NY & Northern Virginia;

Licensed Creative Art Therapist (NY)

 

LCAT / Psychiatric Rehabilitation Therapy, Dept. of Psychiatry, Interfaith Medical Center - Brooklyn, NY

HONORS & RECOGNITIONS

  • American Art Therapy Association - Featured Member; May - 2018

  • Interfaith Medical Center - Employee of the Month; April - 2015

LECTURES, PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOPS

2020

 

Prince William County Public Schools- Yorkshire Elementary — Manassas, VA

“Therapeutic Awareness / Art Experiential Workshop”  - Staff Meeting

“Intro to Therapeutic Art-Based Strategies and Techniques” - Mental Health Team

Presenter and Workshop Facilitator

 

2019   

 

PRCS - Staff Development Days — South Riding, VA

“Meditative Labyrinths: A Creative Journey Towards Discovery”  and “Mindfulness through Creativity: Enjoying the Process Inside & Out” - Presenter/Workshop Facilitator 

 

Fairfax County - Creative Aging Festival  - Sully Senior Center — Chantilly, VA

“Artistic Expressions”  - Community Group Facilitator 

 

Manassas Park Parks and Recreation / Manassas Park Middle School — Manassas Park, VA

Leaders in Training - Guest Speaker / Workshop Facilitator

 

Community Workshop - Chinn Park Regional Library — Woodbridge, VA

“A Return to Center: A Creative Workshop for Mothers & Women Who Nurture”

Facilitator 

 

Community Lecture - School of Visual Arts — New York, NY

“Psychic and Physical Clutter: Exploring How to Create Order Inside & Out”

Lecture Presenter

 

Kid's Art Studio at Windy Knoll Farm - Center for the Arts — Nokesville, VA

Magical Rain Sticks (Spring) - Class Instructor

2018   

HomeInstead Senior Care Company - Manassas, VA

Untying Our Knots - Tips to Create Inner Peace with Meditation & Art - Continuing Education Unit Presentation - Presenter

 

Water & Stone, Creative Arts Therapy Conference — New York, NY 

Making Peace: Healing from the Outside —In; Workshop Facilitator

The ‘In-Between’ Places: Standing at the Threshold; Worksop Co-Facilitator

 

 

One Love Manassas: Celebration of Life with the Arts - Manassas, VA

Doodle Your Way Through: Healing with Art - Workshop Facilitator

 

Center for the Arts - Manassas, VA

Return to Inner Peace - A Creative Arts Workshop for Mothers & Women Who Nurture

Workshop Facilitator

 

Parkinson's Foundation: Center of Excellence Leadership Conference - Jersey City, NJ

Coordinator's Meeting: Painting with a Twist - Session Facilitator

 

Kid's Art Studio at Windy Knoll Farm - Center for the Arts - Nokesville, VA

Art Labyrinths - Workshop Instructor

 

2017   

 

Water & Stone, Creative Arts Therapy Workshop - Brooklyn, NY

Psychic and Physical Clutter: Useful Techniques to Create Order Inside & Out - Workshop Facilitator

 

HomeInstead Senior Care Company - Manassas, VA

Self-Care for the Mindful CAREGiver - Continuing Education Unit Presentation - Presenter

 

Water & Stone, Creative Arts Therapy Conference - New York, NY

The Return to Self: An Exploration of Ideals and Identity through Imagery - Workshop Facilitator

Recreating RItual: Viewing the Addiction/Recovery Process through a CAT Lens -  Workshop Co-Facilitator

 

2016   

 

The Liberated to Love Project - Tarrytown, NY

"Liberated to Love: An Evaluation of African American Female Survivors of Sexual Abuse through  the Arts" 

Art Therapy Workshop Facilitator

 

2015          

 

Interfaith Medical Center, Psychiatry Grand Rounds Presentations - Brooklyn, NY

Partial Hospitalization: Reintegration of the Mentally Ill - Co-Presenter

 

2010   

 

Interfaith Medical Center, Psychiatry Grand Rounds Presentations - Brooklyn, NY

Creative Arts Therapy: History, Theory, and Current Practices - Co-Presenter

 

2008   

 

International Conference on Phototherapy and Therapeutic Photography - Turku, Finland

Phototherapy: The use of PhotoShop & Digital Media in an Urban Hospital Setting - Co-Presenter

 

2007   

 

42nd Annual American Dance Therapy Conference - Brooklyn, NY

Building Bridges among Creative Arts Therapists through Quality Assurance Projects - Workshop Co-Facilitator

 

Interfaith Medical Center, Department Head Meeting - Brooklyn, NY

Quality Assurance as a Tool for Clinical Work and Team Building - Co-Presenter

 

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