Joseph Jaworek

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Shields Center for Visual Arts 220
Pro Rata Faculty

Joseph Jaworek, MA, ATR-BC is an assistant professor pro rata and teaches in the graduate art therapy program at Marywood University. Joseph is a registered and board certified art therapist with a private practice in Morris County, NJ.  He serves patients in the Emergency Department of Morristown Medical Center (NJ) under a grant from the Healthcare Foundation of NJ.  Joseph was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Art Therapy Association in 2012.  He has served on the Steering Committees of Arts in Healthcare NJ as well as  the Cultural Access Network of the NJ Council for the Arts. 


MA, New York University, 2006

BS, Northwestern University, 2002

Professional Registration and Certification

A.T.R.-BC (Registered & Board Certified Art Therapist ), 2008-Present

Select Lectures and Presentations

January 12, 2012  NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, Guest Lecturer, “The Art of Loss: Supporting Resiliency in Individuals Coping with Bereavement, Complicated Grief and Ambiguous Loss.” Steinhardt School, Department of Applied Psychology, New York, NY

May 1 , 2011  HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE ANNUAL SHARING & CARING STATE CONFERENCE, "Art Therapy and Huntington's Disease" Denville, NJ.

October 6, 2010   Art Educators Of New Jersey Conference, “Art Beyond Sight: Adaptive Materials and Embodied Directives.”  Garden State Exhibit Center, Somerset, NJ.

April 27, 2009    School of Visual Arts, Guest Lecturer, “The Art of Grief and Bereavement: Supporting Resiliency in Individuals Coping with Death and Dying, Life and Living.” School of Visual Arts, New York, NY. 

September 19, 2008   Canadian Art Therapy Association,  Association des art-thérapeutes du Québec & Concordia University, Art as Witness: Art, Art Therapy and Trauma Resolution International Conference, “When Trauma is in the Next Room: The Art of Older Adults Living with Dementia and Vision Loss.” Montréal, Québec.

February 7, 2007  NJ Foundation for the Blind, All Staff Training, “Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia and Other Cognitive Disorders.”  NJ Foundation for the Blind, Denville, NJ.

May 15, 2006        New York University, Steinhardt School, Creative Aging Therapeutic Services Program, “Uncensored World: Living in the Moment.” Presentation: “Understanding the Art Process of Artists Living with Alzheimer’s Disease.” Department of Art and Art Professions, New York, NY