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Camille Smith, MA, LPC, ATR-BC

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Camille Smith, MA, LPC, ATR-BC
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5919 N. Brindle Ct.
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
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Camille is a graduate of Lesley University, a board certified, registered art therapist and a licensed professional counselor in Arizona. She has focused her professional practice of 20+ years on using creative expression to empower others in achieving their personal potential. Camille has concentrated her efforts in the area of psychiatric disability, speaking nationally and internationally about the power of creative expression in recovery. Previous teaching experience includes art therapy courses for ASU, South Mountain Community College and UCSD-Extension. Camille was also instrumental in the growth and development of the PSA program, Art Awakenings in Phoenix and surrounding counties, where she served as clinical director from 2001-2005. Since  2006, Camille has been the Associate Faculty for the Expressive Art Therapy concentration within the Masters of Science in Counseling  degree program and Director of the Expressive Art Therapy Summer Institute held annually at Prescott College.   Camille  served as the interim Chair of  theCounseling Program from March of 2009 until March of 2010 and September 2010 until July 2011. 

Professional and personal interests converge in the areas of Mindfulness and Expressive Art Therapy.  Camille maintains an on-going committment to her own creativity which invovles painting, drawing, clay work, fiber arts, and mixed media; dance and poetry.  Camille believes that arts based learning and the inclusion of  responsive art making in all EAT program courses  is an essential element to training in Expressive Art Therapy.      

"When in art making, we ignite the imagination, we inherently instill hope; a possibility of feeling or being different; the awareness that we have the ability to create a positive future for ourselves. "

Camille Smith

Education

Education

 MA in Expressive Therapies, 1990, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

BA in Art with Psychology Minor, 1988, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA

Expertise

Expertise

 Art Therapy Education

Art Therapy intergrated into Psycho-social Rehabilitation

Expressive Therapies

Presentations

Presentations

Connecting Creativity and Community, Annual Conference of the American Art Therapy Association, 2005

Prayer Flags and Murals- A Therapeutic Response to Community Tradegy, Annual Conference of the American Art Therapy Association, 2014

The Tao of Gratitude-International Expressive Arts Therapy Association Conference, Hong Kong, China 2015

Alternatives, 2002, 2005

Art, Culture and Mental Health, Bergen , Norway, 2006

Seeds of Success, 2006

International Congress on Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 2003, 2006

 Expressive Art Therapy Summer Institute, Prescott College 2007 through 2016

Intentions and Aspirations for Self and Community, Expressive Therapies Seminiar, The Creative Bridge, Standing in Pradox in Expressive Arts Therapy

Courage, Compassion, Connection and Creativity, This is Your Brain on Wholehearted Living: Courage, Compassion,Connection and Creativity

Prescott College MS in Counseling Colloquia:

Cultivating Gratitude

Masks, Materials,and Metaphors

Art Therapy and Teatment Planning

Group Process and Art Therapy

Morning Wellness

The Capstone, It's Not Just a Graduation Requirement

Counseling Psychology Ethics Rountable

Expressive Art Therapy Clinical Supervision

Counseling Skill Building

Finding Your Way with Clay

This is Your Brain on Gratitude

Mindfulness Meditation and Mandalas

Awards

Awards

 1993 Award of Excellence Museum Association of Arizona

"Sucess through Collaboration" for the Art of Art Therapy Exhibit

Instruction at Prescott College

Instruction at Prescott College

Psychology, Human Development, and Counselor Education

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Expressive Art Therapy

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Master of Science in Counseling

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