THERAPIST CV

WENDY MILLER, Ph.D., ATR-BC, LCPAT, REAT, LPC, BCPC. 

 

EDUCATION 

Ph. D. THE UNION INSTITUTE 
1992 Cincinnati, Ohio

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with Specializations in Expressive Arts Therapy and Health Psychology: Dissertation on Expressive Arts Therapy and Medical Illness (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.)

M.A. SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY
1978 San Francisco, California

Creative Arts Interdisciplinary Studies: Master's Project on Sculpture as Psychological Environment.
B.A. SIMMONS COLLEGE
1972 Boston, Massachusetts

Psychology: Field Work with adolescents and Vietnam Veterans. 
1971 CITY OF LONDON UNIVERSITY
London, England

Psychology and Art: Tavistock Clinic



REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION

ATR-BC THE AMERICAN ART THERAPY ASSOCIATION
2007 Mundelein, Ill.
Board Certification as a Registered Art Therapist

LPC WASHINGTON DC PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS ASSOCIATION 
1997 Washington DC
Licensed Professional Counselor

R.E.A.T. INTERNATIONAL EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY ASSOCIATION
1997 San Francisco, CA.
Registered Expressive Arts Therapist 

A.T.R. THE AMERICAN ART THERAPY ASSOCIATION
1994 Mundelein, Ill.
Registered Art Therapist

CET THE NATIONAL EXPRESSIVE THERAPY ASSOCIATION 
1992 New York, New York
Certified Expressive Therapist, permanent status 

A-TR AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF ARTIST-THERAPISTS
1982 New York, New York
Certified Artist-Therapist, 1982. 

PRESENTATIONS/CONSULTANCIES IN CLINICAL SETTINGS

"Art Therapy vs. Occupational Therapy," Mount Zion Hospital Adolescent Unit, San Francisco, CA., November 1979. 

"Images From Our Lives: Erikson-based Arts Studio with Chronic Schizophrenic Clients," Sanford County Hospital Psychiatric Unit, Sanford, Connecticut, October 1982. 

"Uses of Expressive Arts Therapy with Adolescents," (with Wende Silverman Heath), Santa Clara County East Valley Mental Health Center, June 1986.


"Expressive Arts Therapy with Chronic Schizophrenic Clients," Phoenix Programs/Concord Mental Health, Alameda, CA., October 1986. 

"Erikson-based Arts Studio: Activity, Recovery, and Growth," Laguna Honda Convalescent Hospital, San Francisco, CA., March 1986. 

"Living with Illness: Art Therapy with Medically-Ill Clients," Beyond Boundaries, Washington D.C., May/June 1988.

"Imagery, Art & Health: Art Therapy for People Living with Illness and Caregivers Working with Illness," Beyond Boundaries, St. Francis Center, Washington D.C., November 1988. 

"The Use of Imagery and Art Therapy in Healing," National Chronic Epstein Barr Virus Syndrome Association, Annandale, VA., Sept. 1988. 

"Imagery, Art & Health," Alternative Therapies Conference, Columbia Hospital for Women, Endometriosis Alliance of Metropolitan Washington, Washington D.C., May 1988. 

"Imagery, Art & Health: The Healthy Self," Create, Bethesda, MD., October 1988.

"Imagery, Art & Health: Imagination as Medicine," Create, Bethesda, MD., November 1988.

"Imagery, Art & Health: Belief Systems, " Create, Bethesda, MD., November.

"Imagery, Art & Health: Symptoms as Messengers," Create, Bethesda, MD., December 1988.

"Imagery, Art & Health: Art as Meditation," Create, Bethesda, MD., January 1989. 

"Imagery, Art & Health: Sleeping Beauty and Chronic Fatigue, " Create, Bethesda, MD., February 1989.

"Imagery, Art & Health: Therapeutic Applications in Illness and Bereavement," St. Francis Center, Washington, D.C., September 1989. 

"Art Therapy with the Medically Ill Client," Creative Arts Therapy Services Staff Development, The George Washington University Counseling Center, Washington, D.C., April 1989. 

"Imagery, Art & Health: Art Therapy for women living with illness," Endometriosis Alliance of Metropolitan Washington, Washington, D.C., March 1989. 

"Imagery, Art & Health: Art Therapy for women living with illness," Endometriosis Alliance of Metropolitan Washington, Washington, D.C., May 1989. 

"Imagery, Art & Health: Art Therapy and Psychosynthesis for the Counseling Professional," Montgomery College Office of Student Development/Counseling, Germantown, MD.  April 1989. 

"Psychotherapy Integrating Creativity, Spirituality and Health, " Holistic Spirituality Conference, Benedictine Pastoral Center and Linton Hall School, Bristow, VA., June 1989.

"Imagery, Art, & Health: The Mind-Body Connection in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome," (with Allison Marschak), American Humanistic Psychology Twenty-eighth Annual Conference, Burlington, Vermont, June 1990. 

"Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Healing with Intermodal Arts Therapy," Create, Bethesda, MD., October 1990.

"Resolving Questions of Professional Identity: The Artist Meets the Art Therapist Meets the Artist-Therapist Meets the Artist," American Association of Artist-Therapists Ninth Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA., February 1990. 

"Art Therapy with the Head-Injured Client," Northern Virginia Head Injury Association, Springfield, VA., March 1991. 

"Imagery, Art & Health," Ann Ladd Associates, Falls Church, VA., April 1991. 

"The Marriage Between Creativity and Medicine, " California Institute of Integral Studies, " San Francisco, CA., August 1991.

"Integration: Artist, Educator, Clinician," California Institute of Integral Studies at University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. , August 1991.

"Artist as Therapist," Potomac Art Therapy Association and The George Washington University Graduate Program in Art Therapy, Washington D.C., October 1992. 

"Creativity and Your Child," Outdoor Nursery School, Kensington, MD., October 1992. 

"Mind-Body Connection: Imagery, Art & Health," The Potomac Art Therapy Association, Washington D.C., February 1992. 

"Images From Our Lives," The George Washington University Graduate Program in Art Therapy Colloquium Lecture Series, Washington D.C., November 1993. 

"Mind-Body Connection in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Use of Imagery and Expressive Arts Therapy in Healing," Create, Bethesda, MD., April 1993.

"Pre-Conference Course on Mind-Body Connections in Expressive Arts Therapy," National Expressive Therapy Association Ninth Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA., February 1993. 

"Creative Arts Therapy in a Neuropsych Program, " Health South Rehab Center of Greater Washington, Gaithersburg, MD., February 1993. 

"Portrait of an Illness: Art Therapy and Cancer," Life with Cancer Program, Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax, VA., December 1993. 

"Mind-Body Connections in Art Expressive Therapy," 51st Conference of American Group Psychotherapy Association, Washington D.C., February 1994.

"Imagery, Art & Spirituality: Mind-Body Connection in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome," Twenty-fifth Annual American Art Therapy Association Conference, Chicago, IL., November 1994. 

"Mind-Body Connections in Expressive Arts Therapy," Inaugural Conference of The International Expressive Arts Therapy Association, San Francisco, CA., Feb. 1995.

"Imagery, Art, & Health," California Institute of Integral Studies Public Program Series, San Francisco, CA., Feb. 1995.

"Mind-Body Connections in Therapy: Perspectives From An Art Therapist," Create Therapy Institute, Bethesda, MD. June 1995 (available on video).

"Introduction to Sand Tray Therapy," (with Rebecca Milliken), SUNY Buffalo School of Social Work Training Institute for Advanced Social Work Practice, New York, October 1995.

"Healing Through Art," Art Therapy discourse on Darcy Lynn's art making and recovery from lymphoma cancer, video, Jan - March 1996.

"Imagery, Art & Health: A Slide Presentation of Expressive Arts Therapy Drawings and Sand trays with Medically- ill Clients," Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Herbert School of Medicine with National Institute of Health, Office of Alternative Medicine, Bethesda, MD., Feb. 1996.

"Imagery, Movement, and Health," (with Rebecca Milliken), An Experiential Session at The Second International Congress on Alternative Medicine, Alexandria, VA., June 1996

'Rejuvenating the Therapist," (with Rebecca Milliken), SUNY Buffalo School of Social Work: Training Institute for Advanced Social Work Practice, Feb 96.

"Investigating the Relationship between the Creative Process and the Therapeutic Process," Potomac Art Therapy Association, May 1996.

"An Integrative View for Understanding Mind-Body Connections in Therapy and Health," Keynote Presentation, Art Therapy for the New Millennium: Unifying Body, Mind and Spirit, Buckeye Symposium, Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 1999 

“Imagery, Art & Health: Presentation on Expressive Arts Therapy Drawings and Sand Trays with Medically Ill Clients,” Bowling Green State University, Annual Spring Art Therapy Symposium: Invited Clinical Faculty, April 2001. 

"The Cycles of Creativity," (with Carol Cox), Bowling Green State University, Annual Spring Art Therapy Symposium; Invited Clinical Faculty, April 2001. 

"AARP Workshop on Creativity after Age 50," (with Gene Cohen), The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC, April 2001. 

"Experiential Supervision: Presentation and Workshop for Supervisors of Art Therapy Interns," (with Rebecca Milliken), The George Washington University, The Graduate Program in Art Therapy, May 2001.

“Sandtray and Art Therapy,” Potomac Art Therapy Association, Create Therapy Institute, June 2002. 

“Experiential Supervision: Presentation and Workshop for Supervisors of Art Therapy Interns,” (with Rebecca Milliken), The George Washington University, The Graduate Program in Art Therapy, Sept. 2002. 

1997-2002 -- Presentations on Case Material with Medically Ill Clients and Internationally Adopted Children for International Expressive Arts Therapy Association Conferences. 

“Sandtray Supervision,” Monthly In-Service Presentations at Center for Adoption Support and Education, Silver Spring, Md., 2002 -2003. 

“Artlinks for Health: Towards An Integration of Fields in the History of Arts and Healthcare,” Society for the Arts in Healthcare, 4/24/04, Washington DC, 2004. 

“The Continuum and The Star Model,” Potomac Art Therapy Association, 4/25/04. Washington DC, 2004. 

Art as Cultural Responsibility: Jews through Trauma and Healing, Kehila Chadasha, 2/07, Washington DC. 

“He Said, She Said: Integrative Intelligence and Developmental Intelligence,” Society for the Arts in Healthcare,4/07 Nashville, Tenn., 2007.



PUBLICATIONS

Miller, W. (2004). “Ripening seeds; the harvest of approaches in expressive arts therapy, “ International Expressive Arts Therapy Association Newsletter, No. 1. 

Miller, W
. (2003). Metaphors of identity: Clinical observations on adoption and the use of the sand tray process in art therapy with internationally adopted children, in Betts, D, (Ed.) Creative Arts Therapies Approaches in Adoption and Foster Care. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C Thomas Publ. 

Miller, W. (2003). Still searching for the ground of memory: shalom, salaam, in Poiesis: A Journal of the Arts and Communication, Vol. 5, 2003. 

Miller, W., Milliken, R., (2002). "Pushing the experiential edge in therapy, training, and supervision: a case study of Create Therapy Institute’s experiential supervision program,” Poiesis; A Journal of the Arts and Communication, Vol. 4, 2002.

Miller, W., (1999), Review of “The arts in healthcare: a palette of possibilities,” Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, Vol 16, no. 1, 1999. 

Miller, W., (1999), Review of “Tending the Fire,” The Arts in Psychotherapy, Vol 27, No. 4, 1999.

Miller, W., (1997), “Imagery, art, and health: excerpts from a series of presentations on art as complementary medicine,” CREATE Journal, Vol 6, 1997.

Miller, W., (1996) “ Imagery, art, and health: excerpts from a series of presentations on art as complementary medicine, “ Healing Thru Art, educational video on Darcy Lynn. 

Miller, W., (1992), "The experience of nine women living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, as demonstrated through mental imagery, drawings, and verbal descriptions," The Union Institute. University Microfilms International: Order number 9219128.

Miller, W., (1991), "Art as a therapeutic element in the healing process with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome," The Rose Window: Newsletter of Healing Through Arts, Inc. 

Miller, W., (1990), "Reclaiming the goddess," Common Boundary, 3/4. 

Miller, W., (1989), "Imagery, art, and health: workshop to
explorehealingFramer, A. (1985), "Sculptures show art

Brancheau, D., (1990), "Some ideas on the interface between art and therapy," Potomac Art Therapy Association Newsletter, 2(1). 

Miller, P. (1992), "My healing journey through Chronic Fatigue," Yoga Journal, 11/12.

PUBLICATIONS ABOUT MY WORK

Miller, W., "Different Doorways into Understanding Mind/Body Connections: An Integrative View from a Medical Art Therapist." 

UPCOMING PUBLICATIONS

Miller, W., Partridge, L., (1978), "Death rite," Womanspirit, 5(18). 

Miller, W.,(1986), "Mining the group mind," Mindport: Journal of San Francisco State University School of Creative Arts, Fall. 

Glendinning, C., Miller, W., Ulman, D., (1988), "Living homeopathically on the planet," The Elmwood Institute Newsletter, 4(4). 
Miller, W., (1988), "Living with illness," Pathways, Spring. 

Miller, W.,(1989), "Women healers among us," Snakepower, 1(1). 


Clark, E, (1983), An Algerian Odyssey: Wendy Miller takes a look behind the veils, Waterville Morning Sentinel.

Ercegovic, M. (1982), "Wendy Miller: Strategies for Standing," Women Artists News, 8(1). 

CLINICAL TRAINING IN PSYCHOTHERAPY AND ART THERAPY

1993 - 1997 Psychology Associate -- Dr. Steve Schulman
Bethesda, Md.-- Post Doctoral Clinical Supervision in Objects Relations and Self Psychology

1993 WASHINGTON SCHOOL OF PSYCHIATRY
Washington, D.C. -- Objects Relations Training 

1993 MENNINGER CLINIC
Topeka, Kansas -- Heart of Healing 

1988 - 1991 CREATIVE ENERGY OPTIONS
Springhouse, Pennsylvania -- Studies in New Therapies

1988 - 1990 PSYCHOSYNTHESIS FOR HELPING PROFESSIONALS
Concord, Mass.-- Summer Institute Advanced Trainings 

1988-89 THE FAMILY RELATIONS INSTITUTE
Falls Church, Va. -- The Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills 

1988-1991 IMAGERY TRAINING INSTITUTE
Bethesda, Md. -- Advanced Clinical Training in Imagery/Art Therapy 

1986-87 PSYCHOSYNTHESIS TRAINING INSTITUTE
San Francisco, CA. -- Training Program in Psychosynthesis practice and theory 

1985-87 SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL: ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES 
San Francisco, California -- Psychosynthesis Imagery Training

1980-81 EXPRESSIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY
San Francisco, California -- Bodywork Training and Feminist Therapy 

1974-75 CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF INTEGRAL STUDIES
San Francisco, California --Training in Gestalt Art Therapy

1974 JEWISH COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL CENTER
San Francisco, California -- Training in Sand Tray Therapy 

1973-74 SAN FRANCISCO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT: PRIMARY APHASIA PROGRAM 
San Francisco, California -- Training in Play Therapy 



TEACHING EXPERIENCE 

1996 LESLEY COLLEGE 
Cambridge, MA. -- Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
GEXTH 5010 Intermodal Expressive Therapies

1991- 1997 CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF INTEGRAL STUDIES
San Francisco, CA. -- Expressive Arts Therapy Graduate Program
EXA 410 Imagery and Health: A Psychosynthesis Approach (1991)
EXA 410 Imagery, Art and Health (1992-1997) 

1988 - 1990 THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY 
1996 Washington, DC --The Graduate Program In Art Therapy 
AR TH 289.10 Special Topics in Art Therapy: Artist as Therapist 
AR TH SPEC. Clay Exploration for Sculpture Requirement in Art Therapy
present Invitational Presentations and Supervision
Clinical Advisor for Artist as Therapist course 

1984-87 SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY
San Francisco, California -- Department of Fine Arts (Graduate and Undergrad) 
Art 240 Exploration in Sculpture
Art 440 Sculpture II
Art 541 Special Topics in Sculpture: Magical Object
Art 541/741 Special Topics in Sculpture: Transformative Object

1984-1987 JOHN F. KENNEDY UNIVERSITY
Orinda, California -- Graduate Programs of Professional Psychology, Expressive Art Therapies Specialization, and Department of Arts and Consciousness
Psych 5760/A & C 5410 Theory and Practice of Expressive Art Therapy
Psych 5762/A & C 5200 Psychodynamic Processes in Expressive Art Therapy
Psych 5761/A & C 5420 Expressive Art Therapy with Special Client Populations: Elder Psychiatric Adults
Psych 5995 Independent Graduate Study in Psychology: Parallels in Creative and Therapeutic Processes
A & C 5993 Thesis Research Supervision
Psych 5764 Seminar in Expressive Art Therapy: Reshaping Stress Patterns
Psych 5764 Seminar in Expressive Art Therapy: Therapeutic and Cultural Impact of Expressive Art Therapy

1984-87 VERMONT COLLEGE OF NORWICH UNIVERSITY
San Francisco, California -- Field Faculty in the Division of Alternative Education and Graduate Studies
Thesis Supervision for Masters in Art Therapy

1988 - 1990 SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE 
Santa Fe, New Mexico -- Masters Program in Art Therapy 
Studio Practicum in Creative Expressive Therapy:

TEACHING/TRAINING EXPERIENCE FOR PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

1996-1999 INTERNATIONAL EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY ASSOCIATION

1985 -87 NATIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF ARTISTS-THERAPISTS 

1982 - 85 CALIFORNIA ARTS COUNCIL ARTIST-IN-SOCIAL-INSTITUTIONS


CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

1994 - present Co-founder, CREATE THERAPY INSTITUTE
Bethesda, MD. -- Supervisor, Trainer, and Clinician in Private Practice 

1989 - 1994 CREATE EXPRESSIVE ARTS CENTER
Bethesda, Maryland -- Clinician in Private Practice

1987 - 1989 BEYOND BOUNDARIES
Silver Spring, Md.--Clinician in Private Practice 

1988 - 1990 WICKERSTY AND ASSOCIATES, Inc.
Bladensburg, Maryland -- Associate Expressive Arts Therapist

1988 - 1989 MT. VERNON HOSPITAL
Alexandria, Va. -- Expressive Arts Therapist 

1985-87 BEYOND BOUNDARIES PRODUCTIONS
San Francisco, California -- Co-founder

1985-86 CALIFORNIA ARTS COUNCIL MULTI-RESIDENCIES PROGRAM: LAGUNDA HONDA HOSPITAL
San Francisco, California -- Artist-Therapist

1980-81 SAND PATHS SCHOOL
San Francisco, California -- Director of Expressive Arts Therapy Studio

1979-82 CALIFORNIA ARTS COUNCIL ARTIST-IN-SOCIAL-INSTITUTIONS PROGRAM - GRANT RECIPIENT
San Francisco, Ca --Artist
asTherapist, Thunderseed Community Mental Health Center

1979- 80 FORT MASON TRANSITIONAL CENTER
San Francisco, California -- Artist- Therapist

1976-78 SAN FRANCISCO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
San Francisco, California -- Art Specialist

1976 ALVARADO ARTS WORKSHOP
San Francisco, California --Art Specialist

1976-78 SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
San Francisco, California -- Art Specialist

1976-78 RUBY O'BURKE'S CERAMIC STUDIO
San Francisco, California -- Art Teacher

1973-74 LAKESHORE SCHOOL
San Francisco, California -- Teacher Assistant 

1972 BROOKLINE YOUTH RESOURCE CENTER
Brookline, Massachusetts -- Psychology Counselor in Training

1971 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL
Boston, Massachusetts -- Psychology Counselor in Training

1970 FERNALD SCHOOL FOR THE RETARDED
Waltham, Massachusetts --Research Intern in the Behavior Modifications Lab.

1968-69 CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
Boston, Massachusetts -- Psychology Intern

GRANTS/AWARDS

2002 WASHINGTON DC CENTER ON AGING
Seed-Funding
forcatalog on “Artists Over Fifty.” 

2000 CREATIVITY AND AGING CONFERENCE
The George Washington University, Best Practice Honorable Mention

1991 HEALING THROUGH THE ARTS
Wayland, Mass -- Research Grant: Imagery of women with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

1986-87 WASHINGTON STATE ARTS COMMISSION
Olympia, Washington -- Art in Public Places Arts Program

1985-1986 CALIFORNIA ARTS COUNCIL MULTI-RESIDENCY ARTIST GRANT San Francisco, California -- video "Pleasure Endeavors: A Reason Why."

1983 WILLIAM LEVINE & SONS
Waterville, Maine -- Research and Travel Fellowship

1982 MONEY FOR WOMEN FUND
Miami, Florida -- Art Exhibition of Institutionalized Women entitled "Images From 
Our Lives"

1982 SAN FRANCISCO COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
San Francisco, CA. 
Award of Honor at San Francisco Woman for "outstanding service in the continuing effort to improve the status of women in all aspects of their personal and professional lives." Awarded by Mayor Diane Feinstein, San Francisco, California, for exhibition with psychiatric women clients, "Images From Our Lives" 

1979-82 CALIFORNIA ARTS COUNCIL ARTIST-IN-SOCIAL-INSTITUTIONS RESIDENCY GRANT
San Francisco, Ca --.Artist in Residence, Thunderseed
After care, District V Community Mental Health. 

1979-80 SAN FRANCISCO C.E.T.A. GRANT
San Francisco, Ca -- Fort Mason Transitional Center

1978 CALIFORNIA ARTS COUNCIL INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS GRANT
San Francisco, Ca --Art exhibition, "Death Rite".

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Founding Professional Registered Member (
R.E.A.T.
) and Past Executive Co-Chair (1996-1998), International 
Expressive Arts Therapy Association, IEATA.
Professional Registered Member (ATR), American Art Therapy Association, AATA.
Professional Licensed Member (LPC), DC Professional Counselors Association.
Member, Potomac Art TherapyAssociation, PATA.
Member, International Society of Sand Play Therapists. 

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