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Cathy Malchiodi, LPCC
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Cathy Malchiodi is a Licensed Art Therapist and Registered Expressive Arts Therapist with over 20 years experience and holds additional credentials in clinical counseling and cognitive-behavioral therapy. She is the Director of the Institute for the Arts and Health, and is the editor of Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association. She is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of art therapy, arts medicine, and arts in healthcare, and is particularly well known for her work as an art therapist with survivors of violent crimes, abused children, and people with cancer, HIV, or other life-threatening illnesses. Cathy is a passionate advocate for the arts in health and wellness and is a sought-after consultant, workshop leader, and lecturer in corporate, institutional, and educational centers. She serves as part of a national crisis intervention team, bringing art therapy to survivors of trauma throughout the USA. She authored more than 40 publications. Her books include The Art Therapy Sourcebook, Breaking the Silence: Art Therapy with Children from Violent Homes, Integrative Approaches to Family Art Therapy, and Understanding Children's Drawings, which has been translated in 7 languages. She was selected by the Kennedy Center for the Arts and the US Information Agency to work with the Chinese Government to bring art therapy to that country and received distinguished service awards from both the USIA and the China Fund for the Handicapped for her contributions. In addition to her work in art therapy, arts medicine, and arts in healthcare, Cathy is a painter and multi-media artist with art work in many private collections. Her website is www.artshealth.com.