Donna H. Kaiser
PhD, ATR-BC, LPC, LMFT
Associate Clinical Professor, Director of Art Therapy Graduate Programs
Creative Arts Therapies Department
1601 Cherry Street, Room 7105
Donna Kaiser is the Director of Graduate Art Therapy and Counseling in the Department of Creative Arts Therapies.
Donna Kaiser studies mechanisms involved in the creative process that contribute to therapeutic change in art therapy. She is curious about the central elements of art therapy that make it a valuable clinical and community practice -- one that hinges on the intersections of creativity and attachment dynamics occurring between and among people during art making. She is adding to the research in our field that highlights the effectiveness of art therapy and illuminates consumers' perceptions of what they perceive as the benefits of art therapy. Her philosophy of teaching relies upon constructive and developmental concepts that place the student's knowledge construction at the center of the educational experience.
Attachment theory-informed art therapy, the creative process in art therapy, art therapy and mindfulness applications, clinical supervision, art therapy assessment, family art therapy, art therapy in substance misuse settings.
Donna Kaiser is Executive Editor of Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association.