ArtSchools.com – Interview with Dr. Ellen G. Horovitz, Art Therapist

Dr. Ellen G. Horovitz is director of the Graduate Art Therapy Program at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York, and is currently on the Board of Directors for the American Art Therapy Association (AATA). She has also worked for many other schools, programs and hospitals as an art therapist for handicapped and emotionally-disturbed children, and at many universities and colleges as an instructor/supervisor of art therapists, including Pratt Institute.

A leader in the field of art therapy since the 1970s, Dr. Horovitz has won recognition for excellence in teaching, research, dedication and service; she has been published in prominent professional journals, including The Journal of Art Therapy; and she has written several books, including Spiritual Art Therapy: An Alternate Path and A Leap of Faith: The Call to Art.

She has appeared on television documentaries and talk shows; spoke and conducted workshops at national conferences for AATA, the American Dance Therapy Association, the National Technical Institute for the Deaf and many other organizations; and sat on boards for many professional organizations.

Dr. Horovitz received her BA in Art Education from Windham College, her MA in Art Therapy from New York University, her PhD in Art Therapy from Union Institute, and received training through the MAE program at the Rhode Island School of Design.

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