Education: BFA, 2002, Washington University, St. Louis; MAAT, 2004, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago. Exhibitions: Magical Minds Art Studio, Oak Park; School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago; Art Therapy Studio Chicago, Chicago.
Katie Kamholz is an art therapist and educator with over fifteen years of experience in a variety of settings. Katie’s art practice, clinical art therapy practice, and pedagogical approach are informed by feminist, relational, and social justice theories, as well as neuroscience theories of development, learning, and attachment.
After graduating from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a Master of Arts in Art Therapy (MAAT) in 2004, she spent some time in Milwaukee working with the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare, serving families and children in foster care. In Illinois, Katie has provided art therapy services, as well as supervision and consultation, in adolescent residential treatment care facilities, pediatric inpatient psychiatric care, community mental health, and in Oak Park and Chicago schools.
Since 2014, Katie has taught graduate art therapy students at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Art Therapy and Counseling department. She has an art therapy and counseling practice in Oak Park where she specializes in issues beginning in childhood and adolescence, family transitions, children involved with child welfare, foster care or adoption, survivors of sexual trauma, developmental trauma and attachment. Katie’s current practice and research interests include developmental and generational trauma, mind/body integrative practices, and attachment theory, development, and repair.
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