Faculty members




Full-time

  • Jessica Bleuer
    Lecturer, Drama Therapy, Creative Arts Therapies


    Her research projects prioritize the resilience and knowledge of targeted groups, and current research focuses on using a Nervous-System Informed Theatre of the Oppressed to support educators to address racial and ethnic microaggressions in higher education classroom settings. Other research includes working with activists from various marginalized groups, newcomers, and LGBT2SIQ communities.
  • Cynthia Bruce
    Assistant Professor, Music Therapy, Creative Arts Therapies


  • Simon Driver
    Lecturer, Drama Therapy, Creative Arts Therapies


  • Bonnie Harnden
    Associate Professor and practicum coordinator, Drama Therapy, Creative Arts Therapies


    Drama therapy, trauma, attachment, research-creation, performed autoethnography, psychoanalysis, ethnography, embodied knowledge, play therapy, family therapy, parenting, experimental theater, theater for social change, arts-based learning, risk factors/ protective factors, borderline personality disorder, child and youth care, suicide intervention, mental health, pedagogy
  • Josée Leclerc
    Professor, Creative Arts Therapies


    witness function of art, response-art, survival strategies, trauma, Holocaust art, genocide studies, racial discrimination, art therapy, art psychotherapy, ethics of reception, art and psychoanalysis, postmodern theory, creativity, heuristic paradigm
  • Heather McLaughlin
    ETA Lecturer, Creative Arts Therapies
    Art Therapy Graduate Program Director, Creative Arts Therapies
    Art Therapy Practicum Coordinator, Creative Arts Therapies
    Director, Concordia Arts in Health Centre, Creative Arts Therapies


    mental health, art therapy, arts-based learning, life transitions, youth development, lifespan developmental, self esteem, anger, anxiety and stress, parenting, family therapy, trauma, mind/body, grief and bereavement, peer relationships, couple therapy, child therapy, child and youth care, child development
  • Reyhane Namdari
    LTA Lecturer, Creative Arts Therapies


  • Janis Timm-Bottos
    Associate Professor, Art Therapy, Creative Arts Therapies
    Provost Fellow for Community Engagement, Fine Arts


    community arts, art hives, inclusion/exclusion, community-university, community-base, belonging, citizen science, socially committed art practice, handmade, participatory action research, arts-based learning, qualitative methods, women, activism, social change, urban futures, storytelling, ethnocultural diversity, critical disability studies
  • Guylaine Vaillancourt
    Associate Professor, Music Therapy, Creative Arts Therapies


    music therapy, arts-based research, participatory action research, qualitative methods, community music therapy, mental health, palliative care, pain management, guided imagery and music, social justice, leadership development, mentoring, professional network building
  • Stephen Venkatarangam
    LTA Lecturer, Creative Arts Therapies


  • Laurel Young
    Associate Professor, Music Therapy, Creative Arts Therapies


    music therapy, music, social gerontology, community, advocacy, social justice, cultural competence, Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, integral thinking, aging (ageing), disability, singing, palliative care, dementia, autism, health and well being, mental health, qualitative methods, quantitative methods, bereavement


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