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About the Trainer

Catherine Rogers Jonsson, MFA, MA, ATR-BC
ATCB Registered Board Certified Art Therapist
Swedish National Association for Art Therapists - Authorized Art Therapist 
International Trainer, Consultant & Visual Artist

Education: 

  •  Master of Arts in Art Therapy, University of Wisconsin, Superior, Wisconsin. 1990. 
  • Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art, Columbia University, New York City. 1979. 
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture and degree requirements in Philosophy, Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri. 1977. 
  • Art History Studies in England, France, Switzerland, Italy and Spain, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN. 1973.
  • Training in Sculpture and Drawing, the Boston Museum School, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. 1970-1973.  

 

2017 Workshops and Courses:  

  • Art Therapy and Trauma Recovery, Bildterapi Institute NIARTE, Brevens Bruk, Sweden
  • Healing Trauma through Creativity Workshop, Portland, Oregon 
  • Healing Children through Creativity Workshop, Portland, Oregon
  • Exploring Jungian Archetypes through Art Therapy, Portland, Oregon 
  • Healing Children through Creativity Workshop, Arts and Therapy Institute, Sofia Bulgaria 
  • Exploring Jungian Archetypes through Art Therapy, Arts and Therapy Institute, Sofia Bulgaria   

 2016 Workshops/Courses:  

  • Art Therapy and Trauma Recovery, Arts and Therapy Institute, Sofia, Bulgaria 
  • Exploring Jungian Archetypes through Masks and Dolls, Arts and Therapy Institute, Sofia, Bulgaria 
  • Introduction to Art Therapy lecture for refugees from Syria, Eritrea and Somalia, Tun Church Congregation Building, Tun, Sweden.
  • Art Therapy trauma-based session for refugees from Syria, Eritrea and Somalia, Tun Church Congregation Building, Tun, Sweden.
  • Art Therapy Interventions for Orphans, Children of Divorce and Separation, Institute for Arts and Therapy, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Art Therapy, Institute for Arts and Therapy, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • Healing Children through Creativity Workshop, Friendly House in the Pearl, Portland OR.
  • Healing Trauma through Creativity Workshop, Friendly House in the Pearl, Portland OR.
  • Healing Children through Creativity Workshop, The Stellaria Building, Eugene, OR.
  • Healing Trauma through Creativity Workshop, The Stellaria Building, Eugene, OR.

 

2015 Workshops 

  •  Healing Children through Creativity Workshop, Part 2, The Essesnce Center, Sofia Bulgaria
  • Caring for Caregivers, The Art N Therapy Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Healing Trauma through Creativity Workshop, Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Healing Children through Creativity Workshop, Ft Mason Center, San Francisco, California, USA 

 

2014 Workshops

  • Healing Trauma through Creativity Workshop, Community Center, De Pere, WI
  • Healing Children through Creativity Workshop, Community Center, De Pere, WI
  • Healing Trauma through Creativity Workshop, Kennedy School, Portland, OR
  • Healing Children through Creativity Workshop, Kennedy School, Portland, OR
  • Healing Trauma through Creativity Workshop, Seattle Univ., Seattle, WA
  • Healing Children through Creativity Workshop, Seattle Univ., Seattle, WA
  • Healing Children through Creativity Workshop, Arts and Therapy Institute - Sofia, Bulgaria. 
  • Healing Children through Creativity Workshop, Drumheller, AB Canada.
  • Starland Youth Mandala Project, Drumheller, AB Canada.
  • Healing Trauma through Creativity Workshop, Drumheller, AB Canada.
  • Healing Children through Creativity Workshop, Holy Spirit Center, Anchorage, AK

 

2013 Workshops:

  • Art Therapy Day, mini-workshop: Healing Children of Divorce and Separation through Creativity, Konstepidemin, Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • De Pere Community Center, Healing Children through Creativity Workshop, De Pere/Green Bay, WI
  • McMenamin's Kennedy School, Healing Children through Creativity Workshop, Portland, OR
  • Seattle University, Healing Children through Creativity Workshop, Seattle, WA
  • University of Memphis, STEPS Suicide Prevention Program, Memphis, TN
  • Olds, Alberta Canada. Healing Children through Creativity Workshop.
  • Wetaskiwin, Alberta Canada. Healing Trauma through Creativity Workshop. 

2012 Workshops

  • Bildterapi Dagen, Art Therapy Day, University of Gothenburg, Konstepidemi, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • NiARTe Bildterapi Institut, Art Therapy Assessment and Trauma Interventions, Brevens Bruk, Sweden 
  • McMenamins Kennedy School, Healing Children through Creativity Workshop, Portland, Oregon. 
  • Seattle University, Healing Children through Creativity Workshop, Seattle, Washington.
  • University of Memphis, STEPS Suicide Prevention Program, Art Therapeutic Interventions for Depression and Suicidality. 
  • Healing Children through Creativity Workshop, US Army Garrison Baden-Wurttemberg, Arts and Cultural Center, Heidelberg, Gernany.
  • Children and Trauma, Workshop and Lecture, National Association of Art Therapists in Sweden Annual Meeting, Akalla, Sweden.

2011 Workshops:

  • Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR. Healing Children through Creativity 2-day Workshop.
  • Seattle University, Healing Children through Creativity 2-day Workshop.
  • University of Memphis, Healing Children through Creativity 2-day Workshop.
  • University of Memphis, Suicide Prevention Program STEPS. One day workshop on Art Therapy and Suicidality in College Students.
  • Wetaskiwin Public School System, Wetaskiwin, Alberta Canada

2009-2010 Workshops:

  • Seattle University, 2010
  • Christian Brothers University, Memphis, 2010
  • University of Memphis, 2010
  • Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR, 2010
  • Portland State University 13th Annual Early Head Start & Infant/ Toddler Conference,Vancouver Hilton, Vancouver, WA 2010
  • Adult Education Centre, Jyväskylä, Finland, 2010
  • Temple University, Fort Washington, PA, 2009
  • Temple University - Harrisburg, PA, 2009
  • Roanoke Higher Education Center, Roanoke, VA, 2009
  • University of Tennessee - Knoxville, 2009
  • Portland State University 12th Annual Early Head Start & Infant /Toddler Conference,Vancouver, WA. Summer 2009
  • Suquamish Early Learning Center, Suquamish, WA. Staff Training Event, Summer 2009
  • Seattle Central Community College, Seattle, WA 2009
  • Denali Towers North, Anchorage, AK. 2009
  • Portland State University, Conference Center, Portland, OR. 2009
  • Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN. 2009

Catherine Rogers Jonsson, MFA, MA, ATR-BC
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Registered Board Certified Art Therapist

Catherine Rogers Jonsson is a registered board certified art therapist (ATR-BC) with the American Art Therapy Credentials Board and a credentialed international member of the American Art Therapy Association. She is a graduate of Columbia University in NYC (School of the Arts, MFA: Visual Art) and the University of Wisconsin-Superior (MA: Art Therapy).
      
Catherine founded the art therapy treatment services for the Children's Psychiatric Program (in-patient, aftercare and day hospital), the Adult Day Treatment Program and the Adolescent and Geriatric Psychiatric Units of Good Samaritan Hospital Center for Mental Health in Downers Grove, Illinois.
      
In the greater Chicago area and in Alaska she established an art psychotherapy private practice for children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral disturbances.

In Alaska, Catherine worked as an art psychotherapist for the Tanana Chiefs Conference Counseling Center with Alaskan Native children and adolescents. Her enduring passion and specialty is in the area of Child and Adolescent Art Therapy in multi-cultural individual and group settings.
      
Catherine has 25 years of clinical art therapy experience and offers a mixture of creativity, humor, dynamic teaching and compassionate insights to her workshops. 

Catherine is also a professional artist based in Sweden with numerous solo and group exhibitions to her credit in the US and Europe. Her figurative paintings and drawings are concerned with contemporary issues in spirituality and philosophy.

Affiliations:
  • American Art Therapy Association  (AATA)   
  • Board Certified and Registered Art Therapist - American Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB)
  • SRBt - Svenska Riksförbundet för Bildterapeuter, Board Member 2014 (Swedish National Association for Art Therapists)
  • KRO – National Artists Organization of Sweden
  • Save the Children Foundation
  • National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) - Great Britain

Catherine Rogers Jonsson
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Aggetorp Farm, Lidköping Sweden

A few tips on enjoying the workshop...

Dress casually and comfortably. We will be using art materials like paint and clay so bring an apron if you wish.

When you are finished with an art therapeutic exercise feel free to walk around to see the art expressions of other participants. You'll be delighted, surprised and intrigued by what people create!

We alternate between a power-point presentations of clinical information, hands-on art therapeutic exercises and discussion of participants art works. There is a rhythm established that makes the workshop a unique learning and sharing experience. Enjoy!

The workshop is dynamic and highly interactive. Group interaction is encouraged and questions are taken at anytime. It is better to ask questions as they occur instead of waiting until breaks or lunch.

If you are currently working with a child or adolescent who creates challenging art images Catherine is available for a brief consultation during the workshop. Please contact her through  info@paintedchild.com in advance to arrange a time.

Catherine will be available during breaks, lunch or after the Workshop to speak with folks interested in art therapy education and the credential process in becoming an Art Therapist.

Any questions or comments are very welcome. We want everyone to enjoy our time together!

Visit Catherine's On-line Gallery at ARTMAJEUR

1991 - 2008 Workshops:

  • The Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach,CA 2008
  • The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA. 2008
  • Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA. 2008
  • Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR. 2008
  • Seattle Central Community College, Seattle, WA, 2008
  • The Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, Alaska , 2008
  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 2007
  • The University of Georgia-Athens, Athens, GA, 2007
  • Healing Through the Creative Spirit, Two, 3-day workshops, The Annex Art Space, Ester, Alaska, 2006
  • My Life in Art and Art Therapy: 30 years in review, Östbyskolan, Lecture and Workshop, Lidköping, Sweden, 2004
  • Introduction to Art Therapy, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, a graduate level course in the principles and practice of Art Therapy, 1999
  • Art Therapeutic Techniques and Assessment for Mental Health Providers: The Four Winds Foundation, Fairbanks, Alaska. 1997
  • Art Therapy with Children of Alcoholics and Addicts, Various locations in the greater Chicago area.1992, 1994, 1996
  • Art Therapeutic Techniques and Assessments for Mental Health Professionals: Greater Chicago area 1991-1996
  • Healing through the Creative Spirit, Good Samaritan Hospital Center for Mental Health 1993 and 1994. Co-Founder with Rev. Jack Evert. Downers Grove, Illinois.


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