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Joan Bloomgarden

Associate Professor of Counseling and Mental Health Professions


Degrees

PHD, 1995, The Union Institute; MA, 1979, Hofstra Univ; BA, 1958, CUNY Queens Coll


Bio

As an art therapist I have worked with a variety of populations both in facilities and in private practice. I have a NYS license to teach elementary school and art. I am a Mental Health Counselor, MHC and and a Licensed Art Therapist, LCAT. My final degree is a PhD in psychology.

Teaching Interests

Creativity: personal and professional throughout life Diversity issues, disseminating information and promoting cohesiveness Developing hybrid and online courses for the program Expanding content regarding multicultural issues Helping International students to integrate in to our program Teaching a variety of courses with an integrative approach to learning Developing coursework in working with the elderly Supervising interns

Research Interests

creativity, flow, innovation, problem solving, materials, Visualization, tacit knowing Diversity with a current focus on neuroaesthetics, neurodiversity and the art therapists' use of technology with clients.

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
CAT 218 INTRSHP: CRTV ARTS TRPY COUN Graduate
CAT 219 INTRSHP: CRTV ARTS TRPY COUN Graduate
CAT 223 MULTICLTRL ART THRPY Graduate
CAT 224 PSYPH/PSY ISS IN ART THR COUN Graduate
CAT 235 CREATIVITY Graduate
CAT 283D TPC: PLAY & SANDTRAY THERAPY Graduate
SPED 210 CREATIVE ARTS IN SPECIAL EDUC Graduate
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