MAAT, ATR-BC, ATCS, LCAT, LPC
Assistant Clinical Professor
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 is currently in the doctoral program in Social Welfare at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Ms. Awais is a Board Certified, Registered Art Therapist and Art Therapy Certified Supervisor as conferred by the Art Therapy Credentials Board. She is also Licensed as a Professional Counselor (PA) and Creative Arts Therapist (NY).
Ms. Awais has extensive cross-cultural clinical and supervisory experience, practicing in Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, New York, Japan, and Saudi Arabia. Her clinical expertise lies in non-profit organizations, particularly with underserved populations. 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. The American Art Therapy Association (Best Paper Award, 2016 and Rawley Silver Research Award, 2014) and by the City College of New York (Kenneth B. Clark’s Award for research related to the understanding of psychology and race in America, 2014) have recognized her work on the need for increasing diversity in art therapy. Ms. Awais has presented her research, clinical, and supervisory work nationally and internationally.
Ms. Awais currently serves on the board of Artistic Noise, a New York City and Boston based non-profit that empowers incarcerated and court-involved youth, and is on the editorial review board of the Journal of the American Art Therapy Association. She also provides pro-bono clinical services to A Home Within, a national, non-profit organization that provides relationship-based, open-ended individual psychotherapy to current and former foster youth.