The Artist in the Art Therapist, The Artist in You

Speaker Series

“The Artist in the Art Therapist program is extremely inspiring and encouraging, especially in these difficult times when we are all trying to find new ways to deal with current circumstances and just to “be” in a meaningful way.”

From Elizabeth Hammer Munemura
Executive Director, Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden


In this interactive, virtual speaker series, art therapists from around the globe will discuss why art-making is essential in their lives through their own art-making journeys.

They will share ideas about how everyone can access and embrace their creative process to illuminate their own path.

It is an honor for me to present this ongoing series with Barbara Fish, PhD, HLM, ATR-BC, ATCS, artist, art therapist, author and educator.

Art for Peace Barbara Fish

Image Courtesy of Barbara Fish, PhD

We are grateful to offer this series through Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden with the help of curator, Bibiana Huang-Matheis, joining Hammond in their mission “to delight the senses with a place of natural beauty where Eastern and Western culture are appreciated together, promoting global awareness and understanding.”

From Karen M:
What an engaging experience! This was a wonderful opportunity to learn about art, art therapy, and the wisdom we can all gain access to by tapping into our creativity. Thank you!

Please join us every second Tuesday at 2:00PM EST For the Speaker Series: The Artist in the Art Therapist, The Artist in You

April 2021

“Life Transitions: “Peacing” Together the Fabric of our Lives” A Dialogue with Pat B. Allen, Ph.D.

Pat B. Allen, Ph.D.
From Jonathan S.
This series is a reminder for me that art therapy is a thick and rich topic of our time. Dr. Fish has literally “written the book” on art-based supervision and has given a focused meaning to the term “response art” to describe an ongoing dialogue on how dedication to art making can effectively support one’s practice in a healing profession, accessing the therapist’s inner wisdom. Her presentations are wonderfully articulate and her passion for art therapy is infectious.
From Jana R:
“This online series is a provocative and enlightening journey into the soul of art therapy allowing us all to witness the healing potential of art making as spiritual practice. I am so inspired to be guided by the wisdom and beauty of Barbara Fish and Elizabeth Bryan-Jacobs as they accompany me along my own heart’s desire path to embrace the artist within.”
From Susan B:
So grateful for Dr. Fish for sharing today. Awesome overall!

The Artist in the Art Therapist Program is Sponsored By:

Art for Peace
The Spread Your Wings Project
Arts Westchester
Raw Design Lab
Sounds of Peace
Hammond Museum and Stroll Garden

“Celebration,” an original piano improvisation, was generously shared for this video by Chris Farrell

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