Wendy Phillips

Theater of the Oppressed in the Psychology and Counseling Program by Alum John Eichenberger

A young man shook his head in shame and embarrassment. An offhand remark to a client had resulted in a rift in the therapeutic relationship. He wanted with all his being to repair it. Now, among peers, he explored the event. Not a single person said, “Well, this is what you should do.” No need. […]

The Expressive Arts Are Abundant at the Psychology and Counseling Residency

The Expressive Arts abound during Residency in the Psychology and Counseling Program. There are Expressive Arts workshops, the sharing of students’ Creative Theses and Capstone work at our Poster Session, student led open studio times, and informal jam sessions. Our Expressive Arts Opening is a very important event. In our Haybarn Art Gallery, students present […]

“The Human Compass” – An Expressive Arts Practice by Casey Jakubowski

VIDEO: Casey Jakubowski’s Multimodal Expressive Arts Process, “The Human Compass.” Casey created a new Multimodal Expressive Process as a component of her coursework this semester in the Expressive Arts Therapy Concentration at Goddard College that incorporates movement, music, and drawing. The individually designed course is called “Crisis Intervention: Expressive Arts Crisis Intervention With Adolescents.” Her […]

Jacob Brennan talks about his Internship Experience

In this video, Psychology & Counseling student Jake Brennan shares a musical composition he made as he processed what learned in his Goddard internship. Read his statement below: “As an artist I am always reflecting on what is going on within and around me through my art. Last year, I started interning as a full-time clinician […]

Personal Process in Multimodal Expressive Arts

In Multimodal Expressive Arts, “Personal Process” describes the counselor or psychotherapist’s Expressive Arts work done in relation to her own lived experiences. By participating in Multimodal Expressive Arts the counselor works through and is healed related to experiences in day to day life. Through “Personal Process” work, the psychotherapist experiences what the client will experience […]

A Collaborative Multimodal Expressive Arts Workshop at Residency

At our fall residency, Expressive Arts Therapy Emphasis student Natalie Hogge and faculty member Wendy Phillips collaborated in the creation of a six-hour Multimodal Expressive Arts workshop held in segments over three days. Our goal was to offer students and colleagues an opportunity to experience Multimodal Processes and to reflect on these experiences in preparation […]

Student Melissa Sivvy Shares Her Expressive Arts Work

In my experience as a child from a middle class white family with a psychologist as a father, assessment testing was a game for me. I was my dad’s guinea pig, solving WISC puzzles and word problems as his students gathered around to watch. It was a kind of performance, really. This semester, I have […]

Student Sharon Hughes’ Expressive Arts Mandala Project

Below, Sharon discusses the mandala she made as part of her course in Psychopathology in Goddard College’s Psychology and Counseling’s Expressive Arts Therapy Emphasis Program. Artist Statement For psychologist, Carl Jung, a mandala symbolizes “a safe refuge of inner reconciliation and wholeness” (Robertson, 1992).  It is a fusion of distinctive elements in a unified scheme representing […]

Multimodal Expressive Arts Seminars

At the fall 2014 residency, we explored Deborah Koff-Chapin’s practice, Touch Drawing.  We improvised and repurposed available surfaces (cafeteria trays, and cardboard covered with sheets of adhesive vinyl) as well as sheets of plexiglass. The surfaces were coated with oil paint, covered with newsprint and then we drew – from the unconscious using our hands […]

Sharing Expressive Arts Work in Academic and Professional Settings

In the Psychology and Counseling Program at Goddard, we have many opportunities to share the personal Expressive Arts works that we have made. We also share, in experiences with clients, what we learn about the principles of Expressive Arts Therapy theory. We share work in our Expressive Arts Exhibit and Opening at residencies, in our dialogues […]