Art Therapy Without Borders, Inc. is proud to announce individuals appointed to our Advisory Council! We look forward to working with this group of stakeholders who will help contribute to ATWB's vision and purpose:
Art Therapy Without Borders, Inc.
Promoting international art therapy initiatives in mental health, healthcare, & education worldwide
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Rebekah Chilcote, MA, ATR, PC
Passionate about international art therapy and helping others in need through art, Registered Art Therapist, Professional Counselor, and Fulbright Scholar Rebekah Chilcote has worked with child survivors of the Sri Lanka tsunami, children in Africa orphaned by AIDS and Palestine youth impacted by violence and war in the West Bank. Rebekah also currently serves as an Assistant Program Coordinator for the International Child Art Foundation's Haiti Healing Arts Team and works with the African Heart Art project.
Jennifer Navarro, MA, ATR-BC, LMHC has
been adjunct faculty in the Lesley University
Expressive Therapies Program for 8 years.
She is an artist, art therapist and blogger.
maintaining a personal commitment to art
making. Jennifer specializes in using altered
books in supervision and recently presented
nationally in the US on the topic. She currently works with adults in an inpatient psychiatric setting and for the past 15 years has worked with children, adults and elders in a variety of settings. She runs a vocational arts program that gives clients the skills to create and sell marketable art items. She is passionate about helping people understand and develop their creative abilities. Jennifer maintains a private practice in the Boston, Massachusetts area specializing in supervision.
Fiona Chang, REAT, RSW, M. Soc. Sc.
An expressive arts therapist, social worker and trainer, Fiona Chang has more than 17 years of experience integrating multimodal expressive arts processes in counselling and group therapy throughout a variety of settings in Hong Kong. Fiona is the Vice-chairperson of the “Art in Hospital” and honorary advisor of several patient self-help organizations. She is also an Honorary Lecturer of the Department of Social Work and Social Administration and Honorary Clinical Associate of the Centre on Behavioural Health of the University of Hong Kong. She conducts lectures and workshops at several universities and NGOs, locally and internationally.
Gloria Simoneaux, MA, REAT, EXA, is founding director of Harambee Arts a program in sub-Saharan Africa. Gloria taught Expressive Arts to counselors in Nairobi as a Fulbright scholar, affiliated with the Kenya Association of Professional Counselors. She is the Founder of DrawBridge: An Arts Program for Homeless Children, has worked with pediatric oncology patients in San Francisco hospitals and is currently a consultant with Save the Children.
Elizabeth Warson, PhD, ATR-BC, LPC, NCC, is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate Art Therapy Program at George Washington University. She is on the Board of Directors for the Society for the Arts in Healthcare and serves as the co-chair for the Society’s research committee. Her research interests focus on American Indian cancer survivors and their family members and is the recipient of a Johnson and Johnson grant, co-sponsored by the Mayo Cancer Clinic's Spirit of EAGLES program and a 2010 National Endowment for the Arts grant. As a professional artist, she has exhibited her sculptural work nationally and internationally.
Artist and art therapist, Caroline Maby is the founding Director of Couleurs du Coeur, a French non-profit organization that promotes humanistic philosophy and global collaboration through the use of art therapy. Its primary mission being to bring psychological care to victims of PTSD, for now to children in Haiti. Caroline works in France with various populations, including adults suffering from psychosis and bipolar disorders, violent adolescents and with people who are victims of exclusion. Caroline developed Mind Art, an interactive project, which aims to enhance creativity and is integrating digital art therapy into medical facilities. (Paul) Lee Thiam Seng is a Singapore born artist, art therapist, and consultant. Paul is the Founder of UniqArts and Technologies, currently in private practice and running workshops for institutions, group and individuals. Paul has experience with providing art therapy to individuals and groups with special needs, in the medical setting, and schools throughout Singapore. Paul is passionate about art therapy for enhancing wellness and health, as well as for positivity and happiness. He initiated the Positive+Happiness Art Therapy professional group on LinkedIn and implements focus for corporate retreat programs, schools and institutions. Drew Matott, MFA is Co-Founder of the Green Door Studio, People's Republic of Paper, the Combat Paper Project, BluSeed Paper Mill and Free Your Mind Press. Drew divides his time between teaching at colleges, doing art residencies and coordinating the Peace Paper Project. His teaching includes Photography, Contemporary Printmaking, and Papermaking courses and a seven-month international tour, where he taught at the Seagull Foundation for the Arts in Calcutta, India, completed an artist residency with SKAM in Hamburg, Germany, lectured at Camberwell College in London, England and toured book and paper studios throughout Europe. In 2012, Peace Paper will be working with orphanages in Turkey and Northern India using papermaking with trauma and loss. Laury Rappaport, Ph.D., ATR-BC, REAT, LMFT, LMHC is the Founder of the Focusing and Expressive Arts Institute whose mission is to cultivate mindfulness, compassion towards self and others, and expand healing through the arts. Laury is a member of The Focusing Institute’s International Support Team for Ways of Fluid Conflict Resolving and has extensive clinical expertise, training both nationally and internationally. Laury is the author of Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy: Accessing the Body’s Wisdom and Creative Intelligence. Laury was also an Associate Professor at Notre Dame de Namur University in the Art Therapy Psychology Department and taught in Lesley University's Expressive Therapies Program for over 30 years. Elizabeth Beck, ATR, is responsible for managing and editing article content focusing on different issues and topics related to art therapy as Features Editor for FUSION. Originally from Montreal, Canada, Liz currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Liz is a leading blogger on the subject of art therapy, where she connects art therapists to news and trends by discussing subjects including, but not limited to, new technology, ethics, research, trauma, developmental disabilities and new media. Theresa Zip MA, BEd is a Registered Art Therapist in Edmonton, Canada. After some 'crashing around through the tall grasses', she created her own space, The BIG Picture Art Studio, and enjoys working with adolescents, children and families involved in the foster care system. Her background in teaching art with elementary and high school students provides a foundation for working therapeutically with diverse materials at different developmental levels. She has trauma certification from the Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children. She has an interest in collaborative art and found object sculpture, and is engaged in exploring her role as outsider witness to traditional and contemporary Aboriginal art and culture.