Psychology & Counseling Blog

May 2017

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. […]

March 2017

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 […]

October 2016

The DSM-5 Reconstructed by Expressive Arts Therapy Student Brit Davis

While reading the DSM-5, I experienced many different emotions and contemplated why so many complex processes were all neatly organized into one publication. As an Expressive Arts Therapy response, I decided to reconstruct the DSM-5. After considering multiple meanings of the words “manual” and “disorder” (see definitions below), I was inspired to physically alter the […]

August 2016

Alumna Priscilla Backman to receive Goddard Presidential Award

PLAINFIELD, Vt. — Goddard College President Robert Kenny will posthumously present Priscilla Ruth Davis Backman with the Presidential Award for Activism during the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, August 21, at 4:00 p.m. in the Haybarn Theatre on Goddard’s Plainfield campus. The Goddard Presidential Award for Activism recognizes alumni who have made significant contributions in the field of social […]

“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 […]

February 2016

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 […]

January 2016

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 […]

November 2015

A Collaborative Multimodal Expressive Arts Workshop at Residency

At our fall residency, Expressive Arts Therapy Concentration 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 […]

September 2015

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 […]

Jonathan Katz receives honorary doctorate; 15 earn master’s in psychology and counseling

PLAINFIELD, Vt. — Comedian and actor Jonathan Katz received an honorary doctorate and 15 graduates earned master’s degrees in psychology and clinical mental health counseling at Goddard College’s Sept. 6 commencement ceremony. Goddard President Robert P. Kenny presented Katz with the Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, given to individuals who have distinguished themselves in […]