Experts: Arts Therapies

Nancy Gerber

Specialized Teaching Faculty, Art Therapy Program, Florida State University

Dr. Gerber has been a practicing art psychotherapist, educator, researcher, and innovator for the past 40+ years. Her expertise spans clinical, academic, and research domains.  As a   clinician for over 22 years, her expertise has been in using art psychotherapy to help adolescents and adults facing psychological challenges and trauma.  More recently, Dr. Gerber’s expertise has been in higher education and specifically doctoral education. She created, developed, and directed one of the first doctoral programs in Creative Arts Therapies while also directing and teaching a master’s degree program in art therapy.

Alongside her commitment to doctoral education is her research expertise in the areas of arts-based research and mixed methods research. Aligned with her interest and expertise in ABR, she co-founded the Arts-Based Research (ABR) Global Consortium. The ABR Global Consortium is a group of global arts-based research scholars who are working towards increasing the visibility, accessibility, valuation and aesthetic impact of research that can elucidate and communicate major global issues through aesthetically powerful socially engaged arts-based investigation and dissemination.


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David Gussak

Professor of Art Therapy

David Gussak is a leading scholar in the field of Art Therapy with more than 30 years of clinical experience. Gussak’s primary areas of research include Forensic Art therapy in correctional settings, working with aggressive and violent clients, the work of the art therapist and the development of the professional art therapist. He has published many articles and books and offers lectures and workshops to art therapists and academic communities all over the world.

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