NY-0209 - Culture, Medicine, and Art Therapy: Building a Practice that Works


Because illness touches all classes and cultures, art therapy in medicine is a natural training ground for culturally sensitive art therapy practice. Art therapy practices that illuminate the complex web of hospital and personal cultures is presented through theory and case examples.

Learning Objectives
  1. Name three cultural perspectives typically encountered within a medical treatment setting.
  2. List three strategies for addressing cultural differences through art therapy.
  3. Define the term “frame switching,” and describe its application in art therapy practice.

Tracy Councill

Program Director, Tracy's Kids

Tracy Councill, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT is both Program Director for Tracy's Kids and Art Therapist in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at Georgetown University Hospital's Lombardi Cancer Center. She has taught Medical Art Therapy, Studio Art Therapy and Art Therapy for Trauma at The George Washington University, Eastern Virginia Medical School, and Florida State University and creates paintings, block prints and sculpture. She has served as on the Board of AATAand as Chair of the Membership Committee

Kathryn Tedeschi

Founder and Clinical Director, Sage House Counseling & Art Therapy

Kathryn Tedeschi, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, LPC is a graduate of The George Washington University art therapy program. She has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, military veterans and individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities. Since 2011 she has worked as an art therapist for Tracy's Kids, providing services to pediatric Hematology-Oncology patients in Washington DC. Kathryn recently moved to New York to start the Tracy’s Kids art therapy program at the Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children's Health at New York-Presbyterian /Weill Cornell.


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