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Adler University, After School Matters partnership expands Chicago’s youth access to mental health

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Stories | 09.12.22

‘Proud of my journey’: From Adler student to art therapy professor

When asked what they’d like to be when they grow up, children often offer seemingly impossible answers — an astronaut, ballerina, or professional athlete. That’s the beauty of their innocence: they don’t allow the low odds, impostor syndrome, negative self-talk, or obsessing about a million little details to get in the way of their dreams. […]

University News | 08.16.22

Vancouver Campus art therapy program welcomes program director, director of training

The Adler University Vancouver Campus welcomed two new faculty members to lead its Master of Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy program, a field combining the arts and psychology to improve physical, mental, and emotional well-being. The University announced in August that it named Keturah Welton, Ph.D., as program director, and Heesu “Jinnie” Jeon, Ph.D., as the […]

Stories | 07.06.21

Supporting Addiction Recovery through Art Therapy

Vancouver Campus graduate Melika Mirilavasani, MCP-AT ’19, is using her Master of Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy degree to help residents at the Phoenix Drug and Alcohol Recovery and Education Society build relationships and find healing, recognition, and connection through art making.

In the Media | 04.09.21

Vancouver Graduate Discusses Racial Trauma Counselling on Canadian News Outlets

Vancouver Campus graduate, Linda Lin, M.A. ’18, shared her experience as a racial trauma counsellor as her practice experiences an increase in patients seeking counselling in the midst numerous attacks on the Asian community.  

In the Media | 03.20.21

Chicago Campus Graduate Discusses the Use of Art Therapy to Express Grief

Chicago Campus graduate, Lauren Wozniak, M.A. ’17, shares how art therapy can help people process grief on ABC7 News.

Stories | 03.11.21

Standing Up Against Violence Toward Asian Americans

As Adlerians, we stand up against violence and oppression in all forms. Chicago Campus art therapy student Elisha-Rio Apilado shares her thoughts and artwork in response to recent acts of violence, police brutality, and hate crimes toward Asian Americans.

In the Media | 01.13.21

Chicago Campus Students Featured by American Art Therapy Association

Chicago Campus Art Therapy students Elisha-Rio P. Apilado and Zachary D. Van Den Berg share how their professional and personal lives have been impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Stories | 11.16.20

Illuminating ‘Invisible Histories’ of LGBTQ+ Art Therapists

Chicago Campus Master of Arts in Counseling: Art Therapy student Zachary D. Van Den Berg (he/him/they/them) recently created a video project to archive the lived experiences of LGBTQ+ art therapists.

In the Media | 01.10.20

Chicago Art Therapy Graduate Featured in Naperville Sun

Rachelle Barmann, M.A. ’19, shared her insight on art therapy in the Naperville Sun.

Stories | 12.18.19

Helping Patients Feel Seen Through Art Therapy

Nelly Jimenez, M.A., a graduate of the Master of Arts in Counseling: Art Therapy program in Chicago, is an in-patient and outpatient art therapist at Riverside Healthcare in Kankakee, Illinois. Jimenez developed the medical group’s first art therapy program, serving a wide range of patients from pediatric to geriatric.

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