Our clients are heroes, confronting private demons, societal pressures and social injustices. As therapists, we also are heroes as we accompany them into the darkness. The more deeply we are willing to examine our own struggles, the more effective we can become as allies on their journey.

Ellen Speert, ATR-BC, REAT is Director of the California Center for Creative Renewal, and is a founding member and past president of the San Diego Art Therapy Association. She is an internationally known writer and lecturer, teaching and presenting workshops in Switzerland, Germany, France, Canada, Peru. Denmark, England and throughout the US. She has served as consultant in many clinical settings including UCSD Medical Center, San Diego Hospice and Grossmont Hospice. Ellen has provided corporate retreats and trainings for many San Diego organizations.

Source: School of Visual Arts, NYC, USA

View The Hero’s Journey: Confronting the Challenges of Living in Our Stress-Filled World with Ellen Speert, ATR-BC, REAT