Gwen Sanders, MFT, ATR-BC
Adjunt Assistant Professor of Art Therapy Psychology
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Gwen Sanders, MFT, ATR-BC, is Full Time Faculty/Senior Lecturer and the MFT Practicum Coordinator/Program Director in the Art Therapy Psychology Graduate program at Notre Dame de Namur University. Gwen is Adjunct Faculty in the Expressive Arts Graduate Program of California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. She taught in the Post Masters Certificate Art Therapy program at UC Berkeley, extension. She is Past President of the Northern California Art Therapy Association (NorCATA) from 1998-2000 and served on the Board for 7 years. In 1991 she developed the Art Therapy program for Seneca Center where she was the Coordinator and Supervisor for art therapists working within the agency for 19 years. She was a Clinical Supervisor in a variety of Seneca programs since 1999 but focused primarily on the Alameda county outpatient public school program in Oakland since 2002.
Gwen has extensive clinical experience where she has been: a therapist in day treatment programs with children and adults, an EAP (Employee Assistance Program) counselor for the Post Office in Oakland and in private practice, an outpatient therapist in a clinic, a hospice and bereavement support counselor and an activity director with the elderly. Gwen is a psychotherapist in private practice since 1996, provides supervision for interns and trainees (Art Therapy/Marriage & Family Therapy/Social Work), and is a Consultant and trainer to non-profit agencies, schools and art organizations. Gwen has provided brief short term solution focused problem solving overseas as a Military Family Life Consultant (MFLC) for the Army since 2006 working with soldiers and their families. She is a CAMFT Certified Supervisor since 2003. Gwen has presented papers at both the state and national art therapy conferences.
- M.A. Marital and Family Therapy Specializing in Art Therapy, Notre Dame de Namur University
- BFA California College of Arts and Crafts
- Metaphors of Child Psychopathology
- Practicum & Seminar Clinical Supervisor & Program Director
- Communication and Counseling Skills