Alum of Expressive Arts Therapy
Julia Ellis (2011), arrived at the EXA program after working in the non-profit education world for nearly ten years. She brought with her a love of all of the arts and a special passion for accessing the body through movement and voice. Julia served as trainee on the Sutter Hospice Bereavement team where she facilitated grief work using the expressive arts, provided music therapy to bed-bound Hospice patients, and co-facilitated EXA & Grief groups. Julia also has extensive experience volunteering abroad in India and Israel. In conjunction with her degree at CIIS, she attended the European Graduate School where she studied Intermodal EXA in the idyllic Swiss Alps! Julia's commitment to the Expressive Arts field also extends to her involvement with the International Expressive Art Therapy Association (IEATA) as the Co-coordinator of the Northern California Regional Group.