It is with great sadness the I announce the closure of The College of New Rochelle, after having been on the graduate art therapy faculty for almost 40 years. After several years of financial struggle the college will be forced to close its doors in July, 2019. I’ve been proud to have been part of an institution that has had a mission of education for service and have had the opportunity to be instrumental in developing the clinical component of this program, utilizing my training and experience as a psychoanalyst and art therapist. While at CNR, I had also pioneered the field of Phototherapy and created a one of a kind Certificate in Advanced Phototherapy Training, along with other unique courses that have integrated my training in stone carving and creative processing of Dreams, within the fabric of clinical art therapy. And finally, on a more positive note, s a parting gesture the College of New Rochelle has promoted me to the esteemed rank of Professor Emeritus.
As I move on the next chapter in my professional life, I am happy to also announce that The College of Mount Saint Vincent, in Riverdale, NY will be picking up our graduate art therapy program to ‘teach-out’ the second year students currently in our ‘pipeline’ and allow them to graduate in a seamless manner. At CMSV, we are currently working to have the entire program transferred over to enable us to begin recruiting new students, hopefully within the next few months, and continue our tradition of offering these unique and innovative courses as part of our training program.
We are also attempting to transfer over our ability to provide Continuing Education credits for LCATs who would like to take some of our courses for CE, license renewal credit, as well as our Certificate in Advanced Phototherapy Training.
More updates to come regarding this transition.