Donna J. Betts, PhD, ATR-BC, is Clinical Research Advisor for Creative Forces, NEA Military Healing Arts Network. She is Immediate Past President of the American Art Therapy Association. Dr. Betts holds a PhD in Art Education and Art Therapy from Florida State University (FSU), a Master of Arts in Art Therapy degree from George Washington University (GW), and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (NSCAD). She was a full-time faculty member of the GW Graduate Art Therapy Program from 2009 – 2018, and an Associate Professor and Research Director. Her clinical experience includes work with children, adolescents and adults. She is an award-winning researcher and author, and has presented internationally on a variety of topics. Dr. Betts’ most recent publication is a book co-authored with Dr. Sarah Deaver, Art Therapy Research: A Practical Guide.