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Art and Healthcare Lecture

Cathy Malchiodi

Apr 27 | 4PM | Wilde Auditorium

Art and Healthcare Lecture

Art and Healthcare and Creative Arts Therapies: Healing Arts in the 21st Century

with guest speaker Cathy Malchiodi

April 27, 2017
4 p.m.
Wilde Auditorium
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield, Ave
West Hartford, Conn.

This event is free and open to the public.

Supported by the Hartford Art School Endowment, Inc.
This lecture is presented as part of the newly established "Koltenuk Lecture Series in Art and Healthcare” at the University. Organized by the Hartford Art School, noted lecturers in the arts and healthcare will be invited to campus on a regular basis to speak to the University community about innovative arts programming in healthcare settings and the significant impact on healing.

Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, LPAT, LPCC, ATR-BC, REAT, a board certified and licensed professional art therapist, mental health counselor, and registered expressive arts therapist, has had more than 30 years of experience and education in art therapy and integrative approaches to arts in healthcare. She 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 arts-based approaches, mindfulness, and positive psychology. Malchiodi is the author and editor of numerous books, including Art Therapy and Health Care, Handbook of Art Therapy, Art Therapy Sourcebook, and Understanding Children’s Drawings, and has given more than 400 invited presentations and keynotes throughout the U.S. and internationally. She is also a practicing artist working in mixed media in the form of altered books that focus on visual storytelling and therapeutic narratives. Malchiodi’s blog, Arts and Health at Psychology Today online, covers topics related to art therapy, expressive arts therapy, trauma, body-mind approaches, neuroscience and the arts, creativity, and integrative health practices—and has a readership of almost 4 million.