Dr. Wendy Miller is a clinician - a DC licensed professional counselor, a board-certified art therapist, a registered expressive arts therapist and a Ph.D. psychologist trained in health psychology and imagery therapy. She has practiced as an arts based therapist since 1978. Her specialization is with identity issues in health, particularly with medically ill patients, internationally adoptive families, and persons wanting to reconnect with their own creativity. She has published on medical illness and the arts as complementary medicine, on the use of sandtray therapy with internationally adopted children, and on interdisciplinary and experiential approaches to supervision in expressive arts therapy as well as on multiculturalism. She is involved in research on the relationships among the arts, creativity, and health. She has developed the "Star Model" as a holistic paradigm of health.
Wendy Miller is a founding member and one of the first elected Executive Co-Chairs of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association. She is a co-founder of Create Therapy Institute in Kensington, MD, a program which offers clinical services in arts-based psychotherapy and training for students and professionals in a multi-modal approach to expressive arts therapy. Her clients explore their creativity through writing, drawing/painting, assemblage, sculpture, and sand tray.