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Department of Creative Arts Therapies



CYNTHIA BRUCE, PhD Acadia University; Associate Professor

Associate Professors

BONNIE HARNDEN, MA Concordia University; Associate Professor
JANIS TIMM‑BOTTOS, PhD University of New Mexico; Associate Professor
GUYLAINE VAILLANCOURT, PhD Antioch University; Associate Professor
LAUREL YOUNG, PhD Temple University; Associate Professor

Assistant Professor

HEATHER MCLAUGHLIN, MA Concordia University; Assistant Professor


JESSICA BLEUER; MEd University of Toronto; MA Concordia University; Lecturer

Affiliate Professor

LELAND PETERSON, MA School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Affiliate Professor


Sir George Williams Campus


For the complete list of faculty members, please consult the Department website.

Department Objectives

The Department of Creative Arts Therapies offers select undergraduate courses that provide students with diverse ranges of concepts and practices in the field of arts in health. The Department offers a program of study with options of specialization in either Art Therapy, Drama Therapy, or Music Therapy, all leading to the degree of Master/Magisteriate of Arts in Creative Arts Therapies. In addition, the Department offers a Graduate Diploma in Music Therapy and a Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy. Undergraduate courses at the 300 level are prerequisites for admission to either the Art Therapy MA Option, the Drama Therapy MA Option, or the Graduate Diploma in Music Therapy. These courses are designed to provide prospective students with a foundation in either Art Therapy, Drama Therapy, or Music Therapy.

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