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The Artist in the Art Therapist

The Artist in You 

Life Transitions: "Peacing" Together the Fabric of our Lives

A Dialogue with Pat B. Allen, Ph.D.

Speaker Series Event #3 - Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 2:00 PM 

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Pat B. Allen, Ph.D., A.T.R., is an author, artist, art therapist, and teacher who connects to the Creative Source through art and writing. Her books – Art Is a Way of Knowing (Shambhala 1995) and Art Is a Spiritual Path (Shambhala 2005) – explore the borders between art, psychology, spirituality, and social action and are considered classics in the field of expressive arts therapy. Her novel Cronation (Blue Jay Press, 2016) offers an inspiring vision of a world infused by the revolutionary creative energy of women. Author of numerous professional articles, Dr. Allen lectures and delivers workshops nationally and internationally. Her artwork has been exhibited in a wide variety of juried and invited exhibits. Dr. Allen served on the faculty of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for twenty years and has taught at many colleges and universities nationally and internationally. Dr. Allen co-founded the Open Studio Project in Chicago and of Studio Pardes in Oak Park, IL. She is currently Senior Consulting Faculty for the Jewish Studio Project, which was founded by her daughter, Rabbi Adina Allen. Pat is the delighted grandmother of Adina’s two boys, Remy and Tovi.

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Program fees

$10 per participant

Students participate for free

please include the name of your educational institution in the email 


Creativity is a road to your imagination, and your imagination is the place of all possibility



In this interactive speaker series, art therapists from around the globe will discuss why art-making is essential in their lives through their own art-making journeys. They will share ideas about how everyone can access and embrace their creative process to illuminate their own path.

This ongoing series is presented by Barbara Fish, Ph.D., HLM, ATR-BC, ATCS, artist, art therapist, author, and educator, and Elizabeth Bryan-Jacobs, artist, author, and emerging art therapist.

Barbara is the 2019 recipient of the American Art Therapy Association’s Honorary Lifetime Membership Award. Her interests include disseminating that power of response and the value of arts-based research. She is the founder of the Art for Peace group, and author of Art-Based Supervision: Cultivating Therapeutic Insight Through Imagery (Routledge, 2017). She has practiced and taught art therapy for more than thirty years and presents her work internationally.


Elizabeth is the founder of the Spread Your Wings Project, a non-profit devoted to sharing the healing powers of the arts. She established Creative Awakenings, a creativity retreat program that has been shared nationally, and is the author of “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Count Your Blessings” and Soul Models: Transformative Stories of Courage and Compassion.” Her artwork resides in numerous private and public collections.

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The Artist in the Art Therapist

The Artist in You 

2nd Tuesday of Every Month at 2:00 PM New York Time

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J.C.C. Fund, Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York

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