Dr. Karen Clark-Schock is a board certified art therapist, licensed psychologist and ASCH (American Society of Clinical Hypnosis) approved consultant. For the last 30 years she has worked in a wide variety of settings to explore how the practice of art therapy can enhance both emotional and physical health. These have included an inpatient psychiatric unit, a drug and alcohol rehab program, business and corporate settings and a health psychology group practice. Dr. Clark-Schock maintains a private practice in Paoli, PA. In addition to practicing art therapy, she is interested in clinical hypnosis, EMDR and EFT, and has developed Hypno-Art Therapy. She is also on faculty at Drexel University.
Dr. Clark-Schock has presented at numerous national conferences as well as within other professional arenas. She was nominated and elected to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges in 1995 and was given the Honorary Life Member Award of the Delaware Valley Art Therapy Association in 2001. Her publications include: "A Multidisciplinary Assessment: The Introductory Group", Arts in Psychotherapy, l5, 79-82, and "Dynamic Corporate Training for Women: A Creative Arts Therapies Approach", Arts in Psychotherapy, 17, 217-222. Most recently, her clinical work was profiled in a feature article in Liver Health Today, April/June, 2010. The article highlighted the use of art therapy within medical settings.
As an artist, Dr. Clark-Schock is drawn to clay's ability to tell a story. A hand builder, she explores texture and sculptural forms. The symbol of "hands" is one she has explored over many years, mindful that, as an artist, as an art therapist and psychologist and as an educator, this powerful image communication multiples levels. "As I incorporate hands into my work, and as my hands work the clay, I experience the creation of a unique dialogue. My own hands, embodied in my work, permeate each piece with subtle energies, suggesting the ebb and flow of interactive energy, giving and receiving, to give anew." A regular participant in UArts faculty shows, she has also exhibited her work at numerous other venues, including the American Art Therapy Association Conferences, Chester Springs Studio, Rosemont College and Salon des Amis Gallery.
As an art therapist and artist, she is drawn to these words by Carl Gustav Jung, "Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain."
Class Schedule, Spring 2014
|TH||07:00PM - 09:50PM||Senior Practicum|
|TH||04:00PM - 06:50PM||Social and Group Process|