ART   THERAPY   RESUME



PATRICIA OTTO

773-577-9870     pat.otto@att.net


CURRENT CLINICAL EXPERIENCE:

Art Therapist in private practice, Chicago, IL.
Individual and group art therapy with adults, specializing in women’s issues and the creative process,
1991 to present.

Art Therapy Consultant, Grasmere Ltd, Chicago, IL.
Group art therapy with adult dual diagnosis and chronic psychiatric population in intermediate skilled care facility,
2005 to 2009.


Other CLINICAL EXPERIENCE:

Art Therapist, MacNeal Behavioral Health Services, Berwyn, IL.
Group art therapy with geriatric, adult general, dual diagnosis and chronic psychiatric populations in day program,
1997 - 1998.

Art Therapist, American Day Treatment Center, Westmont and Flossmoor, IL.
Group art therapy with geriatric, adult and adolescent populations in psychiatric day program,
1995 - 1998.

Art Therapist, Riveredge Psychiatric Hospital, Forest Park, IL.
Group and individual art therapy with adults and adolescents in both inpatient and outpatient programs,
including programs for substance abuse and chronically mentally ill populations, supervised art therapy interns,
1985 - 1995.

Art Therapist, Center for Creative Psychotherapy, Chicago, IL.
Individual and group art therapy with women,
1990 - 1991.

Art Therapy Consultant, AAP Mental Health Resources, Skokie, IL.
Group and individual art therapy with adolescents in after school program with substance abuse component,
1984 -1990.


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

I have been invited to give presentations and workshops involving art and therapy since 1983 at such venues as:
Women’s Health Resources of Illinois Masonic Medical Center;
The Institute for Juvenile Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago;
Women Employed;
The Illinois Art Therapy Association;
The Chicago Artists’ Coalition.

Selected activities include:

PRESENTATIONS

Why Art Therapy?,
Chicago Artists’ Coalition, Chicago, IL, Sept 26, 1999

Art as an Avenue of Recovery,
panel discussion, the National Association of the Mentally Ill of Illinois Annual Conference,
Springfield, IL, May 15, 1999

Stress & the Artist: Some Suggested Solutions,
panel discussion, Chicago Artists' Coalition, Chicago, IL, March 24, 1998

Five Artists (Who Are Also Art Therapists),
Illinois Art Therapy Association, panel discussion, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, May 29, 1996

Pastoral Seminar on Art Therapy and Grieving,
AAP Mental Health Resources, Skokie, IL, May 14, 1991

Getting Behind the Teen Mask: Art Therapy in the School,
Institute for Juvenile Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, March 29, 1990

Therapy for Therapists,
Illinois Parks and Recreation Association Conference, Rosemont, IL, November 21, 1987

Women In The Arts,
panel discussion, Women Employed, Chicago, IL, November 17, 1994 & June 19, 1996

Psi Chi Career Options,
panel discussion, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, February 15, 1994

Innovative Treatment Techniques: Art Therapy with Adolescents,
DuPage Consortium, Glen Ellyn, IL, February 23, 1987

WORKSHOPS

Creativity Workshop: Spirit Totems, C.G. Jung Center, Evanston, IL
Why Art Therapy?,
one-day seminars,
Truman College and Francis Parker Evening Courses, Chicago;
Oak Park Center, Oak Park and Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, IL, 1992 - 2002

The Creative Self Within A Sacred Circle,
12-week sessions, private practice, Chicago, IL, 1995 - 2002

Doll-Making,
5-week sessions, The House of the Good Shepherd, Chicago, IL, Winter 1997 - 1999

Art Immersion Events for Women,
weekend events, Just Art, Chicago, IL, Spring, Summer, Fall 1998

Women with Wings: Empowering Images for the Heroine's Journey,
4-week sessions, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, Spring, 1994

Creative Imagery Workshop,
5-week sessions, Center for Creative Psychotherapy, Chicago, IL, November, 1998

Women's Art Therapy Support Group,
15-week sessions, The Creative Development Center, Chicago, IL, Fall, 1983


AWARDS:

Service Excellence Award, Illinois Art Therapy Association


CREDENTIALS:

Registered Art Therapist, Board-Certified (ATR-BC)
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)


EDUCATION:

Masters in Art Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
Masters in Fine Art, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI


AFFILIATIONS:

American Art Therapy Association
Illinois Art Therapy Association





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