Lisa Furman

Contact Lisa Furman

Lisa Furman can provide individual or group art therapy treatment on a short or long term basis to address issues of grief, anxiety, trauma, social and relationship issues.

For practicing art therapists, she can provide individual professional and group supervision to enhance clinical practice.

She is also available for professional inservice trainings, workshops and presentations on various aspects of art therapy.

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About Lisa Furman

Lisa Furman, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, LPC is a registered, board certified art therapist licensed in the states of New York and Connecticut. She has worked as a clinician and program director in psychiatric, educational and community based programs with children, adults and families in the New York City and Connecticut area for over 24 years. She is a published author and has presented nationally on her work with cancer patients, art therapy research and visually impaired populations. Lisa Furman is a member of the American Art Therapy Association Ethics Committee and she lectures regularly on current issues in art therapy ethics.

Presently, she is an an associate professor in the graduate art therapy program at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT and an adjunct faculty member at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. Her book, "Ethics in Art Therapy:Challenging Topics for a Complex Modality", was published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers in August of 2013. It is available for purchase through the publisher or on Amazon.com.

What is art therapy?

Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that utilizes both verbal and artistic forms of expression to enhance an individual's self-esteem, insight and awareness. Because the process of creating art inherently reduces stress, art therapy can be an effective way to reduce anxiety. In addition, creating art utilizes a variety of complex cognitive and fine motor skills which, over time, can be enhanced by engaging in the art therapy process.

Art therapists are trained in using a variety of art mediums to help clients express in images what they may not be able to fully express in words. Art therapy is effective with all ages and populations and can serve as both a primary form of therapeutic treatment or as an adjunct to verbal therapy.

You need not have any special artistic talent to use art therapy - only a willingness to explore a variety of art materials and a genuine desire to participate in the therapeutic process.

For more information about art therapy, please visit the American Art Therapy Association's official website.

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