Jun 042014
Marlo and Me

by Mary Ellen Hickes, Director of Admissions Yesterday was my 54th birthday. Honestly, since hitting 50, I have come to dread any celebration of that fact that I’m getting older. But yesterday was different. Yesterday, the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce held its annual Lehigh Valley Women’s Summit here at Cedar Crest College, and … more »

Feb 202014
Art Therapy is Hard Work

by Moriah Mylod ’15 MAAT student When I first began my undergrad education in art therapy at Cedar Crest College I was thrilled to find out the profession of art therapy was much more than I could have imagined. I say that with no exaggeration but with great enthusiasm. I always knew that, as human … more »

Oct 022013
Graduate Art Therapy Student Wins Award

Congratulations to our very own Kat Collins whose artwork won this year’s Easton Farmer’s Market “Spirit of the Market Award” for her piece titled “Abundance.”  I invited Kat to write for this week’s post: I was thrilled to participate and support a local cause. I chose to create an intricate art piece in colored pencil … more »

Aug 232013
The Empty Art Therapy Studio

When I began teaching the first Introduction to Art Therapy course at Cedar Crest during the spring of 2007, many of those undergraduate students had hopes of becoming art therapists, but none of them were aware of the road they would follow as graduate art therapy students.  They weren’t aware of the deep self-reflection or … more »

Jul 012013
The essential functions of an Art Therapist

Art therapists often find themselves straddling both worlds of fine art and psychology and creating balance between the two professional identities can become challenging as graduate students enter the field.   They often struggle with a deep desire to be taken seriously as a therapeutic presence and, for many; an even stronger desire develops to be … more »

Jun 172013
There is Still Time: Summer 2 Courses

Interested in taking a course this summer, but haven’t registered yet? It’s not too late! Cedar Crest’s second session of summer courses begins July 12 and applications are still being accepted. Take an online course by the pool, earn three credits in less time than a traditional college semester or take in the beauty of … more »

Jun 172013

Post by Art Therapy Program Director Rebecca Arnold Most people view art therapy in terms of its relaxing and socializing benefits and many are confused as to why extensive training in the field is a necessary precursor to identifying oneself as an art therapist.  My undergraduate art therapy students are usually aware of the power … more »

Jun 112013

Guest blog post by Cedar Crest College Art Therapy Student Robbie Matthews It’s well known that men and women respond to imprisonment differently.  Survival of the fittest seems to be the prominent way men cope, while women have a tendency to work together and develop strong associations.  Developing familial relationships in prison often helps female … more »

Jun 052013
Master of Arts in Art Therapy program featured on Community Spotlight

We were pleased to be featured on RCN’s local Community Spotlight program last month. Art Therapy Program Director Rebecca Arnold,  Art Department Chair Jill Odegaard, and student Sharon Leatherman were interviewed for the half-hour long segment by host Dan Mowdy which aired on RCN’s Channel 4. The casual format allowed the trio to share information … more »

May 292013

We’d like to thank The Express-Times/LehighValleyLive.com for featuring the new Master of Arts in Art Therapy program as the subject of their Non-Profit Spotlight last month. The article ran in both the print edition and online here: http://blog.lehighvalleylive.com/non-profit-spotlight/2013/05/cedar_crest_college_art_therapy.html We’re continuing to get the word out about the program through our public relations efforts, our Facebook … more »