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Carla Schorr Rose, MA, LCAT, ATR-BC

I began my formal studies of Art Therapy in September, 2001 in downtown Manhattan, days after the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center.  I remember walking the streets near New York University and seeing the photographs of missing loved ones, flowers, candles and outpourings of public grief in visual form.  It was a poignant time to begin raising my awareness of how much the visual world can impact experience, and of the power of Art. It has been my privilege to guide many people on their journeys of self-discovery through participation in Art Therapy. 

As a New York State Licensed and Board Certified Creative Arts Therapist, I have been working as a professional clinical Art Therapist since 2007.  I hold a BS degree from Cornell University majoring in Human Development and Family Studies and MA degree from New York University in Art Therapy.  I have post-graduate training training in Mindfulness Based Art Therapy, an evidence-based practice utilizing mindfulness and Art Therapy;  Jungian Sandtray Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and I am Reiki Level II Practitioner.  I facilitate Art Therapy in weekly  groups and to individuals incorporating brief and long-term psychotherapy using visual art modalities including but not limited to painting, drawing, collage, ceramics, fabric arts, puppet making and printmaking.  Guided imagery and mindfulness exercises are utilized to integrate body awareness with creative expression to increase self-awareness, promote well-being, build an internal locus of control and explore problem solving from a strengths-based perspective.


May 2013   The Arts in the Care of Adolescent Girls: A Mini Symposium for Montefiore Professionals

Oct 2013    Art Therapy in a Pediatric Medical Setting. NYU Graduate Art Therapy Program

Jan 2014    The Healing Power of Art:  Art Therapy in the Assessment and Treatment of Depression

July 2014    Art Therapy at The Children's Hospital at Montefiore for Pediatric Medical Residents

Jan 2016    Introducing Art Therapy Services to High School Students: HEROES Program.

Dec 2018  Art Therapy in the Pediatric Setting

Jan 2019  Palliative Care Conference:  Creative Arts Therapy in Pediatric Palliative Care

In the Spirit of Art and Wellness,