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Creative Art Therapists (CATs) of Color is a Student Organization Formed By Students

February 22, 2021

Zoom screenshot of studentsCreative Art Therapists (CATs) of Color is a student organization formed by students of color in the Creative Arts Therapies graduate program to address our unique needs in a predominantly white field. Since establishing ourselves as a group, we have primarily met to discuss the issues we face at school and clinical sites. We have worked with our program directors and faculty to initiate more anti-oppressive practices and curricula. We are working with faculty to provide workshops for CNHP students and faculty and are collaborating with the Counseling Center to offer workshops that address stress management and coping strategies specifically for Drexel's students of color.

We expect this program will help us become more culturally responsive clinicians, but what it has also done is create a support system that raises students. It is crucial to develop a community for Creative Art therapists and we want to be part of the change that creates an equal system for future Drexel Creative Art therapists.

We meet however often is necessary and welcome any student who wants to join or be part of the group. is welcome to join. Drexel is an inclusive community, and we are strengthening it.

Written by Hanna Lee, Art Therapy & Counseling Class of 2021