This collage represents my vision of the woman I have become through my time at Goddard, and, thanks to my life experiences over those years, how I see myself as a therapist.
I chose the image of The Birth of Venus by Botticelli, partially because I am Italian and also as a symbol of birth of my own feminine qualities. Her nudity is unapologetic. She wears a crown that symbolizes her being the queen of her life, and fully embracing her power and presence.
Artwork by Wendy Phillips.
Over the last five years at Goddard College, we have explored ways to integrate the arts into the Psychology and Counseling department. We have developed ways for students to include creative works as components of coursework, supported students as they incorporated art into their work with clients at internships and practica, and guided students as they produced creative theses and other culminating products.
Welcome to the monthly MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program news blog! This is a regular avenue for the public to learn about the achievements and good work of our alumni, students, and faculty.
CURRENT STUDENTS AND ALUMNI
Congratulations to all of those with new jobs:
Duende (the new, all-online, national literary journal, produced by students in Goddard’s BFA in Creative Writing program) is open for submissions!
Graduating student Johnny Ridenour (BAS '14) chimes in about what brought him to Goddard:
"When I finally got it together to return to school after 20+ years off, I thought of Goddard. My Dad did the same thing when he looked for a way to fit graduate school into a busy family life in the late 1970s. He found Goddard’s low-residency program. He was thrilled to have folks like Raymond Carver as advisors.
Deborah Brevoort’s opera Die Fledermaus (aka The Polar Bat) was performed in April by the Anchorage Opera, and her backstage farce, The Velvet Weapon received a reading in the “Rhythm and Rebellion” series at the Wooly Mammoth Theater in Washington DC on April 20th.
Watch this video of BFA in Creative Writing faculty members Michael Leong, Michael Vizsolyi, Arisa White, and Wendy Call, and Program Director Janet Sylvester, reading original work as well as translations at this PoemCity 2014 event at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier, Vermont [52:44 min.].
Faced with writing what seemed like an endless number of papers when I was in graduate school many years ago, I stumbled across a method for overcoming procrastination. Much more recently, in the November-December 2013 issue of The Psychotherapy Networker I came across an article that grounded my method in physiology. Eureka! I cried. (Well, mumbled, really). And how affirming.