Re-Envisioning Art Therapy: Shifting From Scarcity and Struggle to Community and Abundance
Kelley Linhardt, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, Kate McIntosh, MA, ATR-BC
Location: Orchid A/B
Edith Kramer advised new graduates to work three days a week but, for most, full time work plus additional hours to obtain credentials and make a living wage is necessary. This focus group will work to re-envision the profession to prioritize abundance, community and creativity and deemphasize scarcity, overwork, and burnout. Melissa Kate McIntosh trained as an art therapist at Pratt Institute and depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She currently has a thriving private practice as a licensed creative arts therapist in Manhattan while completing post-doctoral training for licensure for clinical psychology.