Janice received her PhD from United States International University, San Diego, CA, with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy and my Master’s Degree in Art Therapy from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is a Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) through the American Art Therapy Association (AATA), a clinical member, and an Approved Supervisor of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). She is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Washington and has also practiced in California, Kansas, and Pennsylvania. At Antioch University Seattle she serves as Chair of Creative Arts Therapy and is core faculty in the Couple & Family Therapy Specialization.
She brings to Antioch over twenty-four years of clinical and teaching experience. Prior to joining the Antioch faculty, she taught at Emporia State University and Marywood University, Scranton, Pennsylvania for seven years. Clinically, she has worked in the following: an inpatient psychiatric unit, University and private counseling centers, rehabilitative program for blinded individuals, senior community centers, and in private practice. She has served in both clinical and administrative positions. Currently, her private practice is primarily working with couples and to a lesser degree families, but she also works with individuals with multiple issues.
Currently, she serves as a Director of the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB) and has been active in several committees for the American Art Therapy Association including the Education Program Approval Board (EPAB), the AATA Honors committee, the ATCB nominating committee, as well as the archives, research, and ad hoc international affiliation committees. In 2013, she was the recipient of the American Art Therapy Association Distinguished Service Award,
Her interests include research in the art therapy and family therapy fields, on multicultural issues and multigenerational influences of family separation. Her publications include co-author of Family Art Therapy (2008), as well as chapters in the Handbook of Art Therapy, Mourning, Memory, and Life Itself, and Adolescent Substance Abuse. Additionally, she has numerous journal articles.