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College Of New Rochelle Professor Patricia St. John Earns Life Member Award

Patricia St. John.
Patricia St. John. Photo Credit: Courtesy of The College of New Rochelle

NEW ROCHELLE, N,Y. --  Patricia St. John, professor of art therapy and art education at The College of New Rochelle graduate school, received the Honorary Life Member award from the New York Art Therapy Association March 1. 

She received the highest award bestowed by the association to a person who has been an inspiration to the New York Art Therapy Association and its membership.

“I am honored to receive this award and recognition from colleagues who are so dedicated to the development of Art Therapy," St. John said. "It is truly wonderful to have the chance to practice art therapy, have the chance to help people and see the discipline grow. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to educate students who are using art therapy techniques to help others and expand the reach of the practice,” 

St. John has taught at The College of New Rochelle since 1986. As a professor and chair of the Graduate School Division of Professional and Fine Arts, Chair of the American Art therapy Association Education Committee and co-coordinator of its task force for the Revision of Art Therapy Master’s Programs Education Standards, St. John has played an important part in the education of art therapy majors at the college and beyond.

Her work includes extensive research and practice contributions as well as service in multiple high-level professional Art Therapy Association positions. 

St. John has presented extensively throughout the United States on topics of art therapy and neurological impairment, developmental characteristics in drawings by children and youth, art therapy ethics in assessment, and art therapy outcome research.  

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