The Art & Art History Department announces a lecture series on Interdisciplinary Careers in the Creative Arts that begins on Sept. 17 with Dr. Donna Kaiser, Associate Clinical Professor & Director of Art Therapy Graduate Programs at Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions. The event will take place in the Berman Lecture Hall at 4:30 p.m. Dr. Kaiser will speak about the profession and practice of creative arts therapies. The date of Dr. Kaiser’s lecture corresponds with the opening of the Berman Museum’s “Access-Ability” exhibition; more information on that event is available here.
Dr. Kaiser is Chair of the Research Committee of the American Art Therapy Association, and serves on review boards for Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association and the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health. She has practiced art therapy in numerous psychiatric and community settings as well as in private practice. Dr. Kaiser has published and presented nationally on art therapy research, art therapy with clients with substance abuse diagnoses, and is known for developing an art therapy assessment for evaluating attachment security. She has taught research courses for several different universities and advised over thirty master’s thesis projects, taking great pleasure often in mentoring students to present and publish their work.
Other speakers in the series are:
Peter Crimmins, the arts and culture reporter for WHYY in Philadelphia, who will speak in Pfahler auditorium on Thursday, October 4, at 5 p.m. Click here for more information.
Robert Wittman, undercover art investigator and founder of the FBI’s National Art Crime Team, who will speak in Pfahler auditorium on Thursday, November 1, at 5 p.m. Click here for more information.