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Elizabeth Hamilton, PhD
Elizabeth Hamilton earned her BA from Vanderbilt University (honors in psychology), her MS from Tulane University and her PhD in clinical psychology from UCLA. She was the recipient of an APA dissertation grant, and more recently, is co-investigator for a school-based intervention grant awarded by Division 53 of APA. In addition to involvement with clinical training and teaching in our department, she maintains an active clinical practice with children, teens and adults, with special interests in eating and mood disorders. Current research interests include protective and risk factors in developmental psychopathology.
Basia Mosinski, LCAT, ATR-BC,MA, MFA
Basia Mosinski, MA, MFA is an Art Therapist in Southern California and a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist in New York. She was a clinician and Assistant Director of Mental Health at Gay Men’s Health Crisis in New York and a former chair of the Technology Committee of the American Art Therapy Association. Prior to Art Therapy, Basia was faculty in the Film/Video/New Media Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Penelope Orr, PhD, ATR-BC
Dr. Penny Orr is a board certified, registered art therapist and an Art Therapy Board Credentialed Supervisor. Dr. Orr served on the Art Therapy Credentials Board, which credentials art therapists in the United States, and was the past president of this board. She has taught at Edinboro University and Florida State University for the past 10 years in which time she published one book, wrote chapters for two edited books, and published 15 articles on digital media theory and use in art therapy
Marty Otañez, Ph.D.
and Wanda Lakota, M.A.
Marty Otañez is an assistant professor in the Anthropology Department, University of Colorado, Denver. He examines digital storytelling as a research method to promote health equities among communities of color. Also, he studies diverse ways to bring digital media, social justice, and community wellness perspectives to social science and public health applications. Marty is a co-editor of the forthcoming book Engaging Participatory Visual and Digital Research (Left Coast Press: California). He operates the Coalition for Excellence in Digital Storytelling blog
Wanda Lakota is an Inclusive Excellence Fellow at the University of Denver where her current research interests focus on filmmaking and the intersections of race, identity, and health. In completion of her dissertation, she is writing, producing, and directing a documentary about the first FDA-approved race-based drug. Prior to studying filmmaking, Wanda Lakota was a full time Instructor, Director, and Academic Advisor for the Department of Communication, University of Colorado - Denver
Benjamin Patton, M.A.
Rivka Tuval-Mashiach, Ph.D.
Benjamin Patton is the Founder and President of Patton Veterans Project, Inc., a not-for-profit organization devoted to serving veterans and military families coping with the consequences of post-traumatic stress. Ben oversees the operations for PVP and leads each I Was There therapeutic film workshop, reaching out to veteran participants before, during, and after participation. The youngest grandson of WWII's General George S. Patton Jr., Ben is co-author of the 2012 book, Growing Up Patton: Reflections on Heroes, History and Family Wisdom. Formerly a producer for and development executive, he also operates Patton Productions, an independent production company. Ben is a graduate of Georgetown University and holds a Masters in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University-Teachers College.
Dr. Rivka Tuval-Mashiach is a clinical psychologist and a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Bar Ilan University in Israel. She is also the head of the community services unit at The Israel Center for Victims of Terror and War. Her research and clinical work include using narrative approaches to diagnose and treat people exposed to trauma and those with PTSD, She studies collective trauma, gender and trauma, and identity construction processes following traumatic events, and has published extensively on these topics
Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, LPAT, LPCC, ATR-BC, REAT
Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, LPAT, LPCC, ATR-BC, REAT is a leading international expert, syndicated writer, and educator in the fields of art therapy, expressive arts and arts in healthcare. She is a research psychologist, a Board Certified and Licensed Professional Art Therapist, Registered Expressive Arts Therapist, and 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 expressive arts, neurobiology, somatic approaches, mindfulness, and positive psychology. In particular, it supports the specific use of expressive arts therapies including art therapy, music therapy and movement therapy, play therapy, dramatic enactment, humor and mind-body approaches for recovery and wellness in children, adults and families. Cathy is also the President of Art Therapy Without Borders and is one of its founders. - See more at: http://www.cathymalchiodi.com/about/#sthash.MgSYhiks.dpuf