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About Hofstra

In Focus: Alexandra Lisi

How did you become interested in Art Therapy?
A cousin of mine is an Art Therapist so I was always interested in the profession. I have always wanted to help people so bridging my love for both art and therapy seemed like a good way to do it!

What did you study in your undergraduate degree:
I completed my associates degree in art from Nassau Community College and my bachelor’s degree in psychology from SUNY Oneonta. This prepared me well for the Creative Arts Therapy Counseling admission requirements.

What brought you to Hofstra?
Since I grew up close to Hofstra, I decided to look into their Creative Arts Therapy Counseling program. Once I met the faculty and heard more about the program, I knew it was where I wanted to go. 

What are the things you like about being a Hofstra CATC student?
The relationships; not only the ones with faculty and fellow students, but the ones we make out in the field through practicum and internship. The program really makes you feel connected and all the experiences in class, through CATCH (graduate student club), and in the field bring together a great community!

What is the best experience you had as a CATC student?
My favorite experience so far has been studying abroad in Ireland! It is such a beautiful place, and I learned so much about expressive therapies and the Irish culture. I would love to go back!

What populations do you like to work with?
I am very interested in working in a psychiatric inpatient unit. I am currently interning at Nassau University Medical Center within the co-ed psychiatric unit. This has been such a great experience, and it doesn't even feel like an internship. Ultimately, I think the psychiatric population is where I would like to end up when I enter the profession.

Christine Gorman

M.A. in Creative Arts Therapy Counseling ‘19
Franklin Square, NY