BA, 2005, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA; MAAT, 2011, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Presentations: Graphic Medicine Annual Conference, Integrated Creative Arts Therapies Conference, Expressive Therapies Summit, Performing the World, "Yes And" Mental Health Therapeutic Improv Conference. Publication: Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association. Awards: Marion Kryczka Excellence in Teaching Award, Best Paper Award, American Art Therapy Association.
Katharine Joy Houpt, LCPC, ATR-BC, is an artist and art therapist in private practice. She works with adults in an art studio, individuals living with Alzheimer’s and related forms of dementia in their homes and communities, and with groups impacted by long-term care institutional living in skilled nursing facilities. Katharine provides art-based supervision for professionals seeking ATR and LCPC certification and licensure. She has participated as a consultant, collaborator, and facilitator of community-based initiatives focusing on anti-ageism, disability, anti-racism, and reducing stigma of accessing services through the arts. Katharine’s art therapy practice is influenced by strengths-based, feminist intersectional, cultural-relational, harm reduction, and trauma-informed approaches. As an artist, Katharine makes comics, collage, fiber art, pop-up books, and performs puppetry and improv.
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