MAAT, ATR-BC, ATCS, LCAT, LPC
Assistant Clinical Professor, Interim Director of Art Therapy Graduate Programs
Creative Arts Therapies Department
1601 Cherry Street, Room 7106
Yasmine J. Awais, MAAT, ATR-BC, ATCS, LCAT, LPC earned a Masters of Arts, Psychology from the City College of New York, Masters of Arts in Art Therapy from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Bachelors of Fine Arts from the New York State College of Ceramics’ School of Art & Design at Alfred University. She has extensive cross-cultural clinical and supervisory experience, practicing in Chicago, Boston, New York, Japan, and Saudi Arabia. Yasmine has presented her research, clinical, and supervisory work nationally and internationally. She is the Interim Director of Graduate Art Therapy Programs.
As an instructor, Ms. Awais infuses the artistic process in all courses to help students better integrate theory, practice, and the self. She aims for students to move beyond cultural competence through the better understanding of their own personal identities in order to be competent future therapists with various client populations. Research interests include increasing diversity within the field of art therapy, as well as HIV intervention strategies for underserved communities.
Ms. Awais is active in her professional community and currently serves on the boards of the Art Therapy Credentials Board and Artistic Noise. Her personal artwork is an examination of identity through photographing artificial and natural environments.