Gail Roy, ATR-BC Chicago Campus
Gail Roy, M.A., ATR-BC, LCPC
Core Faculty, M.A. in Counseling: Art Therapy Program
My area of specialization is art therapy. Though it was difficult to leave my position in the community as a child art therapist, I told the children that I was now going to teach adults to do what I am doing so more people can use art therapy as a means of healing. Guiding the next generation to excellence in the field is exciting.
I believe students learn best in an atmosphere of respect and acceptance. I enjoy incorporating educational and popular videos to bring visual impact to the topic at hand, and I always provide handouts and information in addition to required readings. Part of the students’ education in this discipline is to develop self-awareness, especially in light of their future therapeutic work. My hope for students is that they become lifelong learners, members of professional organizations, and future leaders in the field.
Please e-mail or call me (312-662-4322) if you have questions or would like more information about me.
- Postgraduate Certificate, Clinical Practice with LGBT Individuals and Families, Chicago Training Collaborative, 2005
- M.A., Art Therapy, University of Illinois, 1991
- B.A., Art Education, St. Xavier University, 1985
- Illinois Certified Teacher, Type 09,10
- Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
- Registered Board Certified Art Therapist
- American Art Therapy Association
- Illinois Art Therapy Association
- Illinois Counselors Association
- (2000). Clinical work noted in H. Wadeson, Art therapy practice, New York, NY: Wiley & Sons.
- (1990). Artwork published in Red Shoes Review.
- (1987). Reviewer for Art Education Review.
- Put Down Your Guns, Pick Up Your Paintbrushes, American Art Therapy Association Annual Conference, November 2010
- Incorporating Art Making in a Community Gun Violence Program, Northeastern University Art in Response to Violence Conference, September 2010
- Put Down Your Guns, Illinois Art Therapy Annual Conference, January 2010; repeated at the Adler School, March 2010
- Outstanding Graduate Student, University of Iillinois-Chicago
- Smith Scholarship, School of the Art Institute, 1985
- Pullman Scholarship, 1984