Visiting Fulbright Scholar from Russia to Perform Art Therapy Research


Marywood University welcomes Tatina Vaulina from Siberia who will be conducting art history  research on campus until June 2009. Tatina is a recipient of the Visiting Fulbright Scholar grant. The Fulbright program was established to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills. The Fulbright Program provides funds for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools abroad. There are 114 countries in this program.

While Tatina is at Marywood, she will be researching the benefits and techniques of art therapy under the direction of Dr. Barbara Parker-Bell, ATR-BC, LPC. She will also have the opportunity to observe art therapy classes, conduct research through the different journals in the library, and attend different conferences. In addition, Tatina is interested in working with psycho diagnostics and will be working with Dr. O'Brien on psychological assessments and in cross cultural boundaries.

"Art Therapy is a very calm and delicate way of therapeutic work. The experience and knowledge I receive at Marywood will allow for me to benefit my community and the Russian culture," she continues.

Tatina holds a PhD in Psychology and teaches Methods of Active Social Physiological Teaching at Barnaul State Teachers' Training University in Siberia (Altai Region).