Buckeye Art Therapy Association

34th Annual Symposium

Keynote Address:

Identity of the Creative Arts Therapist Guided by Ethics

Keynote Speaker

Myra Levick, PhD, ATR-BC

Myra F. Levick, Ph.D., ATR-BC, is an exhibiting artist and art psychotherapist.

She received a BFA in painting from Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA, 1963; an MEd in Adolescent Psychology from Temple University, Philadelphia in 1967, and her Ph.D. in Child development and Education at Bryn Mawr College, Rosemont, PA in 1982.  Dr. Levick founded the graduate program in the field of art therapy at Hahnemann University and Medical College in Philadelphia in 1967, and was the first to graduate art therapists with an MS in art therapy. In 1975 she received an NIMH grant to co-ordinate and direct graduate art, dance, and music therapy programs under an umbrella degree. Until her retirement and move to Florida in 1986, she was Professor and Director of the Creative Arts in Therapy Program.

She founded and is the Director of the South Florida Art Psychotherapy Institute which provides consultation, evaluation, and supervision for art therapy and psychology students.

A founder and first president of the American Art Therapy Association, Dr. Levick is also Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of the Arts in Psychotherapy, An International Journal. In addition to over 50 articles and chapters in books, Dr. Levick has published a text book, two books for parents and teachers defining the field of art therapy, and the normative study of the Levick Emotional and Cognitive Art Therapy Assessment (LECATA).  During her 50 plus years as an artist and art therapist, Dr. Levick has served as a consultant and board member of area schools and organizations, including ten years at the Donna Klein Jewish Academy.  She has often been a guest lecturer, teaching graduate art therapy and psychology courses in universities around the country and abroad.


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