It’s not everyday that I get to be asked for an interview by one of my favorite artists and creative advocates! Carrie Hanna of ArtistStrong recently interviewed me about my thoughts on creativity, my inspirations and how I work as an artist. Carrie has built a career of not only creating wonderful artwork but also championing and helping other artists!
Welcome to the fourth edition of the Mindfully Creative Podcast series! This fourth episode focuses on art therapy, and fittingly so since it is the start of Creative Arts Therapy Week! Gretchen Miller is the featured guest for this topic, a woman who is a creative force online for promoting the field of art therapy and encouraging its use in a variety settings.
Gretchen Miller MA, ATR-BC, ACTP is a Cleveland, Ohio based Registered Board Certified Art Therapist, Certified Trauma Practitioner, and an Adjunct Professor at Ursuline College’s Counseling and Art Therapy Program. Clinically she works with at-risk children, teens, and adults often impacted by trauma and loss- using art for the intervention and management of traumatic stress., Her online art making community, 6 Degrees of Creativity, unites concepts of social networking, connecting, collaboration, and creativity into an engaged global community of artists spreading creative goodness. She also serves as Community Organizer for the Art Therapy Alliance, a resource embracing social media to promote art therapy and the work of art therapists.
During this conversation we get to the root of what art therapy is (and isn’t), who can benefit, and how to become one yourself!
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