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Last updated: 8/29/2016
Dr. Cathy Malchiodi
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Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, LPAT, LPCC, ATR-BC, is a leading international expert, syndicated writer, and educator in the fields of art therapy, expressive arts therapy and arts in healthcare. She is a research psychologist, a Board Certified and Licensed Professional Art Therapist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and has had over 25 years of experience and education in trauma intervention and disaster relief and integrative approaches to health. Cathy is the founder, director and lead faculty member of the Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute, dedicated to teaching trauma-informed intervention that integrates neurodevelopment, somatic approaches, mindfulness, and positive psychology. Cathy is also the President of Art Therapy Without Borders and is one of its founders.
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Cathy is a recognized advocate, change-agent, and innovator, having designed and developed art therapy programs for children, adolescents, adults, and families, particularly with survivors of trauma and those with medical challenges. She has also provided almost 3 decades of service as a board member of a variety of non-profit organizations including the American Counseling Association (ACA), Representative to the ACA Governing Council from the Association for Creativity in Counseling (ACC); President of the Association for Humanistic Counseling; Board of Directors, Secretary and Treasurer, American Art Therapy Association (AATA) Research and Ethics Committees of the Society for the Arts in Healthcare; International Advisory Board, International Child Art Foundation.
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Cathy has published numerous books, including, The Art Therapy Sourcebook, The Soul’s Palette: Drawing on Art’s Transformative Powers, Breaking the Silence: Art Therapy with Children from Violent Homes, Handbook or Art Therapy (1st and 2nd eds.), Expressive Therapies, Creative Interventions with Traumatized Children (1st and 2nd eds.), Medical Art Therapy with Adults, Medical Art Therapy with Children, and Understanding Children’s Drawings, all of which are standards in the field. She has served as Editor for several journals including Trauma and Loss: Research and Interventions (8 years) and Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association (ten years); she has also published more than 50 of invited book chapters and refereed articles and reviews various mental health and medical journals. Cathy’s blog, Arts and Health at Psychology Today Online covers topics related to art therapy, expressive arts therapy, trauma, body-mind approaches, neuroscience and the arts, creativity, and integrative health practices. It has been visited by more than 2.5 million readers since 2008, probably making her the “most widely read art therapist” on Planet Earth.