Two professors from the School of Health Sciences and Human Services‘ graduate program in creative arts therapy are in San Antonio, Texas this week to participate in the American Art Therapy Association’s (AATA) annual conference, July 9-13.
Program director Margaret Carlock-Russo, EdD (pictured above), is a keynote speaker and panelist. As chair of the governmental affairs committee, she and other key members of the AATA’s leadership team will serve as panelists during a plenary session examining the association’s progress with state licensure and insurance issues on Friday, July 11. She is also presenting talks on governmental affairs initiatives in art therapy.
Associate Professor Deborah Elkis-Abuhoff, PhD (left), will also present her findings from a study looking at the effect of art therapy on the stress levels of colon cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. She is also serving on panels on new research and clinical practices in the field of art therapy.