Expressive Arts at the Fall 2012 Residency


Painting on the left by MA PSY student, Tanya Sapula.

I am excited about our Fall residency that begins this week! The residency time will be infused with much creativity and artistic expression. Here’s some of what we will be doing. I will be teaching this workshop:

Expressive Arts Practice: The Contributions of The Shaman, The Counselor, and The Artist.

In this workshop, we will explore and discuss some of the foundational writings and theory that have informed the practice of Expressive Arts Therapy. The workshop will also be experiential. As we discuss some of the methods used in Expressive Arts Therapy, we will also practice them. Finally, we will talk about the ways an individual may become credentialed as an Expressive Arts Therapist, including ways to meet requirements even while completing the MA degree in the Clinical Counseling Program at Goddard. 

If you plan to attend our workshop, please collect images from magazines and other printed sources that resonate with you and bring them to Residency. Also bring other small objects and materials that you are drawn to that may be incorporated into a collage. Also bring a dream. Keep a notebook next to your bed, and record your dreams IMMEDIATELY upon waking. Try to remember the context (place), who was in the dream, what happened, objects that were present, and the emotional tone of the dream. We will also use the dream for our creative/expressive work. I look forward to our work together.

Psychology and Counseling Art Exhibition and Opening September 15, 2012

A presentation of the artworks created by Psychology and Counseling students, including visual creations and performance art.

Haybarn Theater Art Gallery

The works presented here were made as a component of a course, the result of personal exploration, or in response to consideration of a psychological theory or topic. Works include paintings and drawings, photography, prose and poetry readings, musical compositions, and theatrical works. Artwork created together with clients as part of internship and practicum work will also be presented.

Diving Deep: Working with Sandtray/Sandplay in Clinical Practice

With faculty member Deborah Hickey at the Cottage

Students are also contributing and sharing creative expressive skills and experiences. They will teach these workshops and make presentations:

“Talked Out”: Drawing Upon Creative Arts Expression When Words Fail, with graduating student Courtney Parker. Capstone Project, Advisor Kristal Owens

Expressive Arts: Using Authentic Movement in Therapy, with student Cricket Greer: Haybarn Theater

Speaking From the Soul – An Expressive Arts Experience, with students Jennifer Fisher and Tanya Sapula : CC 203


We will be posting throughout residency so that you can enjoy our experiences “vicariously!” 



Important Announcement

The Board of Directors for Goddard College have made the difficult decision to close the college at the end of the 2024 Spring term.  


Current Goddard students will have the opportunity to complete their degrees at the same tuition rate through a teach-out with like-minded institution, Prescott College. Updates and scholarship funds will be available in the coming weeks and months. Information will be posted to

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