Buckeye Art Therapy Association
35th Annual Symposium
Elizabeth Warson, PhD, ATR-BC, LPC, NCC
Elizabeth Warson, PhD, ATR-BC, LPC, NCC, EMDR trained, is the managing member of Healing Pathways and has 20 years of post-graduate clinical experience in a variety of settings, including medical centers, residential treatment centers, correctional facilities, long-term care facilities, out-patient centers, and private practice. Dr. Warson’s research interests and clinical experience focus on wellness; social and cultural diversity; arts-informed stress reduction and pain management; as well as the integration of Art Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Trauma Informed Approaches, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) in the treatment of depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, acute stress disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder. Dr. Warson taught full-time as an assistant professor in the Graduate Art Therapy Programs at Eastern Virginia Medical School (2004-2009) and The George Washington University (2009-2013) and has returned to private practice to apply her research knowledge with her clinical expertise. As a trained narrative therapist, Dr. Warson interweaves the storying process in her arts-informed approach in providing transformational meaning-making experiences.