Kate Donohue

Kate Donohue

Adjunct Professor
Expressive Art Therapy

CIIS Main Building
6th Floor
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Kate T. Donohue, PhD, REAT, adjunct faculty in Expressive Arts Therapy is a licensed psychologist and a registered expressive arts therapist. She holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and has maintained an active private practice for 32 years. She has also been teaching for 35 years, at such institutions as California Institute of Integral Studies, Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, JFK University and the San Francisco C.G. Jung Institute.  Kate was also one of the original founding core faculty members of the Expressive Arts Therapy at CIIS. Additionally, she has been a supervisor for the past 30 years and was coordinator of the Expressive Arts Therapy Program's practicum supervision. Her life work in teaching, supervision, consultation, training and her therapy practice has been to marry Jungian Psychology with expressive arts therapy.

Kate was a cofounder of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association and is now a MCEP and CEU provider. Her work as an expressive arts therapist stems from her own deep and abiding passion for the arts, culture and spirituality . Kate is involved in visual arts and dance, having spent 20 years studying indigenous and ethnic dance forms, in particular West African and Afro-Cuban Dance.  Her visual arts work in painting and drawing has helped Kate explore an interest in understanding the sacred feminine. With a background in drama and poetics, and a great appreciation for music, Kate says that her involvement in arts and culture has made her own life richer, by allowing her to map and understand her own inner terrain.

Read Kate Donohue's article reprinted from The Arts in Psychotherapy: "A Transcendent Journey Through the Motherline: A Voyage with Helen Hardin, Southwest Artist."

Donohue, K. " You Going Global: Preparation for International work through the expressive Arts," in Maller, D. (2013). The Praeger Handbook of Community Mental Health, vol. 3 pp,65-89.

Donohue, K. "Frida Kahlo" and "Expressive Arts Therapy" chapters in the Encyclopedia of Creativity 2011

Donohue, K (ed.) "Ripening Seeds Column" International Expressive Arts Therapy Newsletter, 1996-current

Donohue, K. Book Review: Music: Keynote of the Human Spirit. Ruth B. Skaggs, Arts in Psychotherapy. Vol. 32(3), 2005

Donohue, K. Book Review: The Expressive Body in Life, Art and Therapy Working with Movement, Metaphor and Meaning, Daria Halprin, Arts in Psychotherapy. Vol. 30(4), 2004

Donohue, K. Tending The Garden: Book Review of Creative Supervision: Poiesis. Vol. 4, 2002.

Donohue, K. A Transcendent Journey Through the Motherline. Arts and Psychotherapy, Vol. 28 (2001), pp.19-30.

Donohue, K.T. Book Review: Foundations of Expressive Arts Therapy: Theoretical and Clinical Perspectives. (Eds.) Stephen and Ellen Levine, Journal of Sandplay Therapy. Vol. 9(2), 2000.

Donohue, K. "Paradox, Precision, and Passion: Passing on the Spirit of Helen Hardin, 1943-1984. The San Francisco Jung Library Journal (winter, 1995) Vol. 14, #3, PP 31-42.

Donohue, K. and Mussen, N., The Dance That Heals the Self. in Current Research in Arts medicine Bejjani, F. J. (Ed) 1993 Chicago Review Press, Chicago, Illinois PP 263-265.

Donohue, K., "Survival of the Artist", National Society of Internships and Experiential Education Newsletter, December 1984.

Donohue, K., "Career Education for the Handicapped, the Vocational School Psychologist as Consultant:", School Psychology Digest, (Winter, 1978), Volume 7, #1, pp. 55-59.

Donohue, K., "The Vocational School Psychologist as a Teacher Consultant", School Psychologist in New Jersey, (Winter, 1976), Volume 17, #2.

Restoring Safety to the Scattered Temenos- Christ University, Bangalore, India. June 2013

What is Expressive Arts Therapy- Hong Kong Expressive Arts Therapy Association, Hong Kong. June 12, 2013

Restoring Safety to the Scattered Temenos- Chinese University of Hong Kong. June 10-11 & June 12-13, 2013

Deepening Psychotherapy when guided by Images- HUST University, Wuhan, China. June 1-4, 2013

Weaving the Wisdom of the East and West: Cross-cultural supervision. March 2013

Post Conference Workshop: The Legacy of Images- International Expressive Arts Conference Berkeley, California. March, 2013

Liberation from the Authority Complex Through Multiple Ways of Seeing- International Expressive Arts Therapy Association
Lima, Peru. August, 2011

Kinship Libido- Beijing, China & Shanghai, China. July, 2011

Tell Me Your Dreams- Macau, China, Hong Kong, China & Hong Kong, China. July, 2011

The Marriage of Expressive Arts Therapy and Jungian Psychology: An Eight Session Seminar- San Francisco, California. September 2002-current

Kinship Libido- Institute of Transpersonal Psychology: Guest Presenter. November 2010

Creative Supervision- Institute of Transpersonal Psychology: Professional Seminar. September 2010

Expressive Arts and the Elderly- JFK University, Continuing Education. March 2010

The Transmutation of Images from Symbol Abuse to Social Action- International Expressive Arts Therapy Conference, Boston, MA. August 2009

Expressive Arts and the Elderly- JFK University, Continuing Education. February 2009

Death Dances Around My Bed: Frida Kahlo and the Archetype of Death- Art and Psyche Conference, San Francisco, California. May 2008

Creative Supervision- April 19, 2008

Pre-Conference Supervision Workshop: The Legacy of Images & Dance Dances Around My Bed: Frida Kahlo and the Archetype of Death- International Expressive Arts Therapy Conference, Boone, North Carolina. May 2007

Working with Couples Through the Expressive Arts. April 2005, April 2004, April 2003, April 2002 & December 2001

A Transcendent Journey Through the Mother-line- C.G. Jung Institute of Santa Fe, New Mexico. January 2007

After the Sweet Bird of Youth: Exploring Issues of Again Through the Expressive Arts- Pacific Institute for Aging. October, 2006

Using the Arts to Heal Secondary Trauma- Women Organized Against Rape. July 2004-2008

California Institute of Integral Studies: Creative Supervision. March 2006

Institute of Transpersonal Psychology: Soul's Journey Into the Darkness to Celebrate Life- July 2005

Creative Dialogues: A Transcendent Journey Through the Mother-line- International Association of Jungian Studies Conference. July 2005

Creative Supervision, Kinship Libido The Arts, The Body and the Archetypes, & Expressive Arts Therapy Panel: The State of the Art- International Expressive Arts Therapy Association Annual Conference. March 2005

San Francisco C.G. Jung Institute: Professional Programs: The Soul's Journey into the Darkness to Celebrate Life. June, 2004

Creative Supervision- California Institute of Integral Studies: Lifelong Learning. March 2004

Creative Expression, Human Transitions and a Journey into Ghana- Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. July 2003

Creative Supervision- California Institute of Integral Studies: March 2003

Tending the Garden: Creative Supervision, Nature's Hand: The Mysterious Relationship between the Earth, the Body and the Arts- International Expressive Arts Therapy Conference. April 2002

Jewish Family Services Staff Development: Building Community through the Expressive Arts. April 2002

Oakland Kaiser Staff Development: Using the arts to heal Trauma of 9/11. March 2002

United Airlines Flight Attendants Union sponsored by CIIS: Expressive Arts Therapy, Trauma and 9/11. November 2001

Professional Program: Kinship Libido The Arts, The Body and the Archetypes- San Francisco C. G. Jung Institute. December 2001

Going into the Darkness to Celebrate Life- Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Menlo Park. July 2001

Professional Program: A Transcendent Journey Through the Mother-line- San Francisco C.G. Jung Institute. October, 2000

Kinship Libido and the Arts: Arts Based Supervision- International Expressive Arts Therapy Association Conference, San Francisco, California. May, 2000

American Dance Therapy Association Conference: Kinship and the Arts- Chicago, Illinois. November 1999

Arts and Consciousness Program: A Transcendent Journey Through the Mother-line- Institute for Transpersonal Psychology and
J FK University. July 1999

International Expressive Arts Therapy Conference: A Transcendent Journey through the Mother-line. October 1998

Paradox, Precision, and Passion: The Life and Art of Helen Hardin 1943-1984- International Expressive Arts Therapy Conference. March 1997

Paradox, Precision and Passion: The Life and Art of Helen Hardin, 1943 - 1984- Public program at California Institute of Integral Studies. 1997

Paradox, Precision, and Passion: The Life and Art of Helen Hardin, 1943 - 1984- Creativity and Madness Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico. 1996

Paradox, Precision, and Passion: The Life and Work of Helen Hardin-Through a Jungian Lens- Association of Transpersonal Psychology, Asilomar, California. 1995

Creating the Bridge in Expressive Arts- International Expressive Arts Therapy Association Conference, San Francisco, California. 1995

The Practice of Expressive Arts in Psychotherapy- California Institute of Integral Studies,  San Francisco, California. 1995-93

The Dance that Heals the Self: The Use of Expressive Arts Therapy- International Med/Arts Conference, New York, New York. 1992

Parenting Your Gifted Child- School for the Arts, San Francisco Unified School District, San Francisco, California. 1991

The Psychology of the Arts of Social Change- Psychologists for Social Responsibility, Give Peace a Chance. 1991

Waking Up to Creativity, Celebrate Art Therapy- California College of Arts and Crafts Conference, Oakland, California. 1988

The Young Artist: Dreams, Goals, Blocks and Fears- California Institute of the Arts, Survival of the Artist Conference. 1988

The Dilemma of the Young Artist in the 1980's: Social and Emotional Issues of Creative Individuals- National Network for Artist Placement, Vice President and Coordinator of four national conferences. 1984-88 

The Future of the Emerging Artist- American Crafts Council, Oakland, California. 1986 

Counseling the Creative and Gifted- Bryn Mawr College presentation, Pennsylvania Psychological Association, and Pennsylvania Association of Gifted Educators Tri-State Conference. 1985 

Political Action in School Psychology- American Psychological Association Conference. 1976-80

Career Education and School Psychology Consultation- National Association of School Psychologist Conference. 1978