Adjunct Professor
Expressive Arts Therapy
Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology
School of Professional Psychology and Health

BFA, California State University, East Bay

MA, California Institute of Integral Studies

Jill Therrien, MA, REAT, has been living and working in Oakland, California for nearly 15 years. She has experienced working with Bay Area artist and institutions in a variety of roles from managing studio spaces to providing workshops/lectures/teachings. Her experience as a therapist ranges from grief counseling to school based clinical work. She currently works part-time as a creative wellness practitioner providing consultations and therapeutic support (jilltherrien.com). She also works part-time as the Youth Cultural Therapist at the American Indian Child Resource Center as an honoring of her Anishinaabe (Chippewa) Ancestors and Oakland Native Youth (aicrc.com)

Jill is an enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and grew up in the Detroit suburbs. She landed in California in 2004 to continue her education in the arts. Jill holds an AA degree in Humanities from Washtenaw Community College (2004), and a BFA in Fine Arts from California State University East Bay (2008), and a MA in Counseling Psychology with emphasis on the Expressive Arts from California Institute of Integral Studies (2014). She is a Registered Associate MFT with the state of California, as well as a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist through the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA).

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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