Art Department: Faculty Detail

Stephanie Wise

Photo of Stephanie Wise Associate Professor of Practice, Director Art Therapy
swise@marywood.edu | ext 2525
Shields Center for Visual Arts 202
Full-Time Faculty


Current Position

•Director, Graduate Art Therapy Program, Marywood University, Scranton, Pennsylvania
•Director, Undergraduate Art Therapy Program, Marywood University, Scranton, Pennsylvania

Stephanie Wise, M.A., ATR-BC, LCAT is a registered and Board Certified member of the American Art Therapy Association as well as a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist in New York State. She is a past member of the Art Therapy Credentials Board, past-Treasurer and Board member of the American Art Therapy Association and served on the Ethics Committee of AATA. Stephanie received her BFA from The Cooper Union and her Master's Degree from the Graduate Art Therapy Program at New York University where she also earned her certificate from the International Trauma Studies Program / International University for Mental Health and Human Rights, NYU & Copenhagen University. She has worked and presented in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and across the United States with particular expertise in the area of group therapy dealing with trauma, resiliency, and wellness. Stephanie has been instrumental in creating clinical opportunities for veterans, survivors of natural disasters, the children and first responders of 9/11,

Stephanie has published extensively and most recently was lead author for the book, Healing Trauma in Group Settings: The Art of Co-leader Attunement, which she wrote with her professional colleague, Emily Nash. Published in November, 2019, this book represents the culmination of their 15 years of working together as group therapists.

Stephanie has been teaching at Marywood since 2007.

Publications

Routledge, UK October 2019

Healing in Trauma Group Setting: The Art of Co-Leader Attunement

Co-Authored with Emily Nash, LCAT

 

Columbia University Press, NY  September 3, 2019

Narrative Practice with Children and Adolescents

Chapter 17. Creating Spaces for Sam: A Story of Healing Trauma through Narrative Means and Art Therapy.

Susan McDonald (1st author) & Stephanie Wise (2nd author)

 

Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Co   January 2016

“Art Therapy with Depressed Clients”

Chapter in a book titled, The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Art Therapy

Edited by Dave Gussak, PhD, ATR-BC & Marcia L. Rosal, PhD, ATR-BC

 

Offender Programs Report  September/October 2014

Social & Behavioral Rehabilitation in Prisons, Jails and the Community

 “Resolving the Addict-Criminal Self-Concept: A Humanistic/Trauma-Informed Creative Arts Approach” by S. Wise (lead author) and E. Nash

Vol. 18, No. 3, ISSN 1093-7439, pgs. 33-48,

Civic Research Institute Publisher, Kingston, NJ

 

Ebook Publication  May 2013

“Archetypes, Hurt and Healing: The Bird That Wants to Fly” chapter in eBook for

 Storytelling: Global Reflections on Narrative - Prague, Czech Republic  

Co-authored with D. Kaufman, E. Nash and J. Rabinowitz.

www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/.../Archetypes2.pdf

 

Brunner-Routledge, London   November 2012

“Metaphor as Heroic Mediator: Imagination, Creative Arts Therapy and Group Process As Agents of Healing with Veterans”

Lead author in a book Titled Healing War Trauma: A Handbook of Creative Approaches edited by R. Scurfield & K. Platoni

Book/chapter review written in March, 2013 by Christopher Zaglifa.

Book/chapter review written December 12, 2012 by William Saxton

 

The Journal of the American Art Therapy Association   December 2011

Book Review - Navigating Art Therapy: A Therapist’s Companion” by Chris Wood.

Volume 28, Issue 4, pages 190-191

 

Charles C. Thomas September 2009

“Extending a Hand: Open Studio Art Therapy in a Harm Reduction Center”

Chapter in a book titled, Creative Arts Therapies and Chemical Dependency Issues

Editor: Stephanie L. Brooke, Ph.D., NCC

 

American Psychotherapy Association (Peer Journal) 2007

Annals of American Psychotherapy

“Ask the Experts: Counseling Sexual Abuse Survivors”

 

Brunner-Routledge, London   January 2005

 “Time for Healing: art therapy for children, post September 11, New York.”

 Chapter 8, published in book titled Art Therapy and Political Violence.

 Editors: Debra Kalmanowitz and Bobby Lloyd

Presentations, Exhibitions & Workshops

Expressive Therapies Summit, NY  November 8, 2020

Creative Attunement for Co-Leaders & Clients in Trauma Groups: Drawing, Drama & Writing

Co-presented with Emily Nash, LCAT

 

Treatment Trends, Allentown, PA  October 11, 2019                                                                

Fall Training Series / Day long workshop

The Art of Attunement in Leading Trauma Groups

Co-presented with Emily Nash, LCAT

 

Geisinger Marworth Treatment Center, Clarks Summit, PA  August 7, 2019

Trauma Care & Recovery Training

 

3rd Annual Philadelphia Trauma Training Conference:  July 30, 2019

Promoting Equitable Access to high Quality Services for vulnerable Children and Families

Co-Leading trauma Groups: The Art of Multi-Directional Attunement

Co-Presented with Emily Nash

 

Marywood University Art Therapy Symposium, Scranton, PA   March 29, 2019

Creativity, the Brain, and Trauma

Subversive Right Brain Victories over Trauma: Opposites Metaphors as Bilateral Mediators

 

The American Art Therapy Association, Miami FL October 31, 2018

Honoring Yesterday, Celebrating Today, Building for Tomorrow

Advanced Practice Course - Beyond the Ethics of Therapist Self-Care: The Life Enrichment Model

 

Treatment Trends, Allentown, PA October 19, 2018                                                                

Fall Training Series / Day long workshop

Ethics and Self-Care

Co-presented with Emily Nash, LCAT

 

Marywood University Faculty Research Forum, Scranton, PA  April 18, 2018

Poster Presentation Co-Leading in Trauma Group Settings: The Art of Attunement

 

National Association of Healthcare Workers, New York, NY  March 22, 2018

NESA 1199: Decoding Common Ethical Issues

Daylong presentation                                                                                                                                         

 

American Art Therapy Association, Albuquerque, NM                                        

Ethics in Art Therapy Education: Responsibilities to Students and Profession  November  10, 2017

Master Supervision Group: A Positive Approach to Ethical Decision Making  November  11, 2017

                                                           

Marywood University Biennial Faculty Art Exhibition, Scranton, PA  Fall 2017

Suraci Gallery, Group show

 

American Art Therapy Association, Baltimore, MD  June 16, 2016

Annual conference (workshop)

Birth of a Metaphoric Community: Retrieving the Fallen Spirit through Transformational Play

Co-facilitated with Emily Nash, LCAT

 

Bedside Confessionals, New York, NY  May 13, 2016

Storytelling about Healthcare

Performance of, “A Poem in 3 Voices” original work based upon clinical experiences with a traumatized psychiatric nurse.  

The “Bedside Confessionals is an interdisciplinary  community of caregivers who use writing to understand and champion their work at the bedside.”

 

Treatment Trends, Allentown, PA  March 11, 2016                                                                

Spring Training Series / Day long workshop

A Trauma Informed Approach to Group Work

Co-facilitated with Emily Nash, LCAT

 

Expressive Arts Summit, New York, NY  November 8, 2015

Multimodal Storytelling, Listening & Attunement as Transformative Medicine

Full Day Workshop

Co-presented with Emily Nash, LCAT & Laura Simms - Master Storyteller, Aubrey Lynch - Dancer & Life Coach

 

Treatment Trends, Allentown, PA  October 23, 2015                                                                

Fall Training Series / Day long workshop

Ethics and Self-Care

Co-presented with Emily Nash, LCAT

 

Marywood University Biennial Faculty Art Exhibition, Scranton, PA  Fall 2015

Group show

 

Delaware Valley Art Therapy Association (DVATA)  December 6, 2014

Hosted by Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA

Self-Care as an Ethical Concern for Professionals Working in Clinical Settings

 

Treatment Trends, Allentown, PA   October 24, 2014                                                                

Fall Training Series / Day long workshop

A Trauma Informed Approach to Supervision for Professionals Working in Clinical Settings:

Theory & Practice Utilizing Connection & Creativity

Co-facilitated with Emily Nash, LCAT

 

Treatment Trends, Allentown, PA  September 26, 2014                                                                

Fall Training Series / Day long workshop

The Importance of Self-Care for Professionals Working in Clinical Settings:

Understanding & Managing Vulnerabilities

Co-facilitated with Emily Nash, LCAT

 

Misericordia University, Dallas, PA  March 14, 2014

School of Social Word

Releasing the Bonds of Trauma: Creativity as a Means to Transformational Healing

Presenter of day long work shop

 

Expressive Arts Summit, New York, NY  November 9, 2013

Panel Presentation

Co-presented with Emily Nash, LCAT & Leeor Kaufman, Cinematographer  Documentarian

 

C.G Jung Institute of NY, New York, NY October 11-13, 2013

Princeton House, Princeton, NJ

Seminar Retreat Weekend running group process with analysts

Co-facilitated with Emily Nash, LCAT

 

Marywood University Biennial Faculty Art Exhibition, Scranton, PA  Fall 2013

Group show

 

Treatment Trends, Allentown, PA  September 5-6, 2013

2 Day Trauma Informed Treatment Training

Co-facilitated with Emily Nash, LCAT

 

Friendship House, Scranton, PA  August 20, 2013

Day Long Trauma Training for Staff

Co-facilitated with Emily Nash, LCAT

 

Tuesday’s Children / Project Common Bond, Bryn Mawr, PA  July 23-31, 2013

Bryn Mawr College

Art therapist for international camp for children impacted by terrorism & war

Supervisor for Graduate Art Therapy student from Marywood University

Project Common Bond brings together teens, ages 15 - 20 from around the world who share a 'common bond'--the loss of a family member due to an act of violent extremism and war. Launched in 2008, Project Common Bond has so far brought together over 308 teenagers from seventeen different countries and territories including Algeria, France, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, and Pakistan to turn their experience of losing a loved one into positive actions that can help others exposed to similar tragedy. Teens gather for a ten-day healing and peace-building symposium in a safe and supportive environment, where they engage in dialogue and community-building activities that acknowledge and respect their differences while promoting friendship and understanding.

 

Tuesday’s Children Garden City, NY  June 15, 2013

Adelphi University

The First Responder Alliance Family Wellness Day

Facilitator - Therapeutic Group Workshop for families of 9/11First Responders

The First Responder Alliance (FRA) serves over 2,000 under-served rescue and recovery workers and their families. FRA works in partnership with the Psychological Services Center of Long Island University at C.W. Post to address urgent and ongoing needs and provide a bridge to external physical and mental health services and help to form connections.FRA works in partnership with FDNY Family Services, the New York State Department of Health, the New York City Mayor’s Office, North Shore LIJ Health System, WTC Medical Monitoring and Treatment Centers in New York and New Jersey, and numerous community associations.

 

C.G Jung Institute of NY, New York, NY June 2, 2013

Daylong Seminar Experiential

Co-facilitated with Emily Nash, LCAT

 

Marywood University, Scranton, PA   May 4, 2013

Second Annual Higher Education and Mental Health Symposium

Beyond GI Joe: The Contemporary College Student Veteran

“The Value of Creativity in Managing and Overcoming PTSD”

Co-presenter: Emily Nash, LCAT

 

Marywood University, Scranton, PA  March 27, 2013

School of Social Work and Administrative Studies Spring Colloquium

15th Annual Fergus T. Monahan Lecture

“Releasing The Bonds Of Trauma: Creativity As A Means To Transformational Healing”

 

Expressive Arts Summit, New York, NY November 8-9, 2012

Creative Arts Therapies & Trauma Treatment across Contexts and Cultures

Presenter/facilitator/panelist on various aspects of art therapy and trauma interventions with 5 other creative arts therapists from carrying disciplines over two day period

 

Expressive Arts Therapy Treatment of PTSD: Wellness for Warriors & Trauma Survivors

(J. Koblenz, Psy.D & K. Tame)

“Metaphor as Heroic Mediator: Transforming Trauma”

Co-facilitated with Emily Nash, LCAT

Panelist

 

Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA  November 1, 2012

 “Art Therapy and Veterans: A Creative Means to Transformational Healing”

 

New York University, New York, NY October 26, 2012

“The Ethics of Supervision” lecture for professional art therapy supervisors

 

C.G Jung Institute of NY, New York, NY October 12-14, 2012

Princeton House, Princeton, NJ

Seminar Retreat Weekend

"Metaphor as Essential Mediator in Healing Trauma"

Co-facilitated with Emily Nash, LCAT

 

Marywood University, Scranton, PA  August 8, 2012

Beyond GI Joe: The Contemporary College Student Veteran

“The Value of Creativity in Managing and Overcoming PTSD”

Co-presenter: Emily Nash, LCAT

 

Tuesday’s Children / Project Common Bond, Byfield, MA  July 10-20, 2012

Governor’s Academy

Art therapist for international camp for children impacted by terrorism & war

 

University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey  February 11, 2012

Child and Adolescent Unit University Behavioral Healthcare

“Once Upon a Time: The Function of Imagination as an Agent of Resiliency in the Transformation of Trauma”

Co-facilitated with Emily Nash, LCAT

 

The American Association of Nurse Attorneys Seattle, WA  November 11, 2011

30th Annual Conference & Educational Meeting

“Representing the Traumatized Client”

 

Marywood University Scranton, PA  September 10, 2011

Faculty Biennial Exhibition

Mahady Gallery

 

Delaware State University Dover, DE September 9, 2011

Invited lecturer and Panelist - A 9/11 Remembrance: Reflections on a Decade of Global Awakening

“Reflection, Remembrance, Resiliency”

 

Tuesday’s Children / World Trade Center Tribute Center NYC  August 18, 2011

“Postcards for Peace”

Therapeutic program designed, implemented and exhibited in the Tribute Center with the children participants of Tuesday’s Children.

 

Tuesday’s Children Briarcliff, NY  June 12, 2011

The First Responder Alliance's First Family Wellness Weekend

Facilitator - Therapeutic Group Workshop for children of 9/11

 

Therapeutic Arts Alliance of Manhattan (TAAM) NY  January 15, 2011

“Once Upon A Time: The Function of Imagination as an Agent of Resiliency in the Transformation of Trauma”

Co-Facilitated with Emily Nash, LCAT

 

Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society  December 2010

Manhattan Professional Discussion Group

“The Imperative in Containing Trauma: Metaphor as Heroic Mediator within the Group Experience”

Co-presented with Emily Nash, LCAT

 

Expressive Arts Summit, NYC  November 2010

The Multi-Modal Imperative in Containing Trauma: Metaphor as Heroic Mediator

Co-presented with Emily Nash, LCAT

 

Illinois State Art Therapy Association, Chicago  September 2010

1st International Conference

“Bridging To Hope:  Transforming the Aftermath of Violence Through Multi-modal Metaphoric Intervention Within the Group”, Co-Presented with Emily Nash, LCAT

 

Therapeutic Arts Alliance of Manhattan (TAAM) NY   June-August 2010

The Wellspring Summer Series

Honoring the Artist Within: Remembrance & Renewal, Integration & Identity, Challenges & Celebration

 

LaSalle College of the Arts, Singapore (invited presenter, panelist & master supervisor)  January 2010

The Internationalization of the Creative Arts Therapies

Ethical Issues in Art Therapy, Presenter

Trauma & Resiliency in Art Therapy, Master Supervision

Ethical Issues in the International Creative Arts Therapy Community, Panelist

 

Marywood University, Scranton, PA

Mahady Gallery: Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition  November 2009

 

ISTSS 25th Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA  November 2009

Co-presenter for Poster Presentation:

The ArtReach Foundation, Inc.: Healing Through Creative Arts Experiential Workshops

 

Institute for Drama Therapy NY October 2009

The Imperative in Containing Trauma: Metaphor as Heroic Mediator

Co-facilitated with Emily Nash, LCAT (drama therapist)

 

Institute for Drama Therapy NY September 2009

Stepping Into the Unknown

Co-facilitated with Emily Nash, LCAT (drama therapist)

 

Yale University New Haven, CT (Invited presenter)  June 2009
Health and Conflict in the Middle East: Educator Workshop Summer Institute

The ArtReach Middle Institute: Training Teachers in Amman

 

20th Annual International Trauma Conference    Boston, MA  June 2008

The Meadows & The Justice Institute

Psychological Trauma: Neuroscience, Attachment and Therapeutic Interventions
Co-Presenter: The ArtReach Model Working with Traumatized Populations

 

Society for the Arts in Healthcare Philadelphia, PA April 2008

19th Annual Conference: Poster Session
Embracing Our Past, Shaping Our Future: 21st Century Innovations
Art Therapy with a Harm Reduction Population: An Open Studio Approach

 

Delaware Valley Art Therapy Association Philadelphia, PA January 2008

Annual Conference Presentation: Extending a Hand: Open Studio Art Therapy in a Harm Reduction

Center Drexel University Hahnemann Center City Campus,                    

 

Guest Lecturer, School of Visual Arts NYC, NY   2005-2007

Trauma Based Art Therapy

Professionalism, Ethics and Networking

 

Eastern Group Psychotherapy Association, NY November 2006

Children of Katrina: There’s No Place Like Home

 

Rutgers University, NJ  August 2006

Katrina’s Children: Working with Evacuee Teachers

 

National Arts Club, NY April 2006

Global Art Therapy: Beyond Borders

Running Away from Home:

Art Therapy with New Orleans Children Evacuated to Baton Rouge

       

Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand  March 2006

An Introductory Course on Art Therapy- invited guest lecturer

“Trauma Art Therapy: Working with Hurricane Katrina Evacuee Children”

 

New York Art Therapy Association  February 4, 2006

2nd Annual Continuing Education Symposium- Trauma: Prepare, Respond & Heal

“Psychological First Aid: Critical Incident Response and the Role of Art Therapy”

 

New York University, NY December 3, 2005

Art as Therapy with Children Symposium:

“I hate Katrina”: Critical Incident Art Therapy with Evacuee Children, 5 days post-Katrina 

             

Bronx Psychiatric Center Conference, NY 2004

The Impact of Trauma: from Individuals to Communities / “Art & Healing”

 

Creative Arts Therapists Response to 9/11 Symposium NY 2002

New York University

Panelist: "The Saturday Project- Art Therapy for Children Living in the Shadow of the WTC Towers"

 

International Trauma Studies Program NY 1999

“Art Therapy with a Traumatized Young Person: The Need for a Continuum Based Approach”