Jack Weller Jack Weller

Faculty Emeritus
Expressive Arts Therapy
Counseling Psychology Department
School of Professional Psychology and Health

MA, University of California, Santa Barbara

BA, University of California, Los Angeles

Jack S. Weller, MA, former faculty in Expressive Arts Therapy, Rudolph Schaeffer Professor of Arts and Creativity and founding director of the Expressive Arts program at the Institute, received his BA in Psychology and MA in Philosophy from the University of California (1968), specializing in aesthetics and East-West studies.

His post graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, and the San Francisco Zen Center focused on Buddhist art and Buddhist studies; he has also been trained in the healing, therapeutic aspects of the arts. For 10 years Jack was the founding director of the Arts and Consciousness graduate program at JFK University.

His work spans philosophy, mysticism, meditation, aesthetics, sacred and transformative arts, creativity studies, and expressive arts therapy. He is a founding cochair of IEATA.

Weller, Jack S. Touching Creativity's Deepest Source (2008) in Crossing Boundaries Explorations in Therapy and the Arts-A Festschrift for Paola Knill. S. Levine, editor. Toronto: EGS Press

Weller, Jack S. The Expressive Arts Therapy Family (1995) in Newsletter of International Expressive Arts Therapy Association. No: I, 1, 4-5

Expressive Arts Therapy Faculty

Joanna Findlay Joanna Findlay
Adjunct Professor, Expressive Arts Therapy
BA, Cambridge University,
MA, Phillips Graduate Institute ,
Charlie Korda Charlie Korda
Adjunct Professor, Expressive Arts Therapy
MA, Central School of Speech and Drama,
MA, University of London,
Wendy Phillips Wendy Phillips
Adjunct Professor, Expressive Arts Therapy
PhD, Psychological Georgia State University,
MA, Physical Therapy University of North Carolina Chapel Hill,
Nina Strongylou Nina Strongylou
Adjunct Professor, Expressive Arts Therapy
Rosario Sammartino Rosario Sammartino
Adjunct Professor, Expressive Arts Therapy
BA/MA, Universidad Católica Argentina,
MA/PhDc, Pacific Graduate Institute,
Jill Therrien Jill Therrien
Adjunct Professor, Expressive Arts Therapy
BFA, California State University, East Bay,
MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,
Christine Brooks Christine Brooks
Associate Professor, Expressive Arts Therapy
PhD, MA, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology,
BFA, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts,
Shellee Davis Shellee Davis
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Expressive Arts Therapy
MA, BA Sonoma State University ,
Danielle Drake Danielle Drake
Assistant Professor, Expressive Arts Therapy
MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,
Francisco Gomez
Program Coordinator, Expressive Arts Therapy
Nicki Koethner
Adjunct Professor, Expressive Arts Therapy
Patricia Rojas-Zambrano Patricia Rojas-Zambrano
Adjunct Professor, Expressive Arts Therapy
Shoshana Simons Shoshana Simons
Professor and Program Chair, Expressive Arts Therapy
PhD, MA, The Fielding Institute,
MA, University of North London,
Shanee Stepakoff Shanee Stepakoff
Adjunct Professor , Expressive Arts Therapy
PhD, St. John's University; MFA, The New School University; MA, University of Maryland,
MA, W. Lyon University; BA, Clark University; BS, Worcester State College,
Armand Volkas Armand Volkas
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Drama Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy
MFA, University of California, Los Angeles,
BA, California State University, Pomona,
Phil Weglarz Phil Weglarz
Assistant Professor, Expressive Arts Therapy
MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,
BA, University of Colorado,
Jack Weller Jack Weller
Faculty Emeritus, Expressive Arts Therapy
MA, University of California, Santa Barbara,
BA, University of California, Los Angeles,

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