Christopher Beirne


Visiting Instructor Creative Arts Therapy 718.636.3428 p Brooklyn Campus, North Hall 2

Current Course Listing (3)

21/SP-ADT-643-01 Expressive Modalities I

21/SP-ADT-643-1V Expressive Modalities I

21/SP-ADT-661-03 Beginning Professional Practice and Clinical Supervision

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Pratt Institute 2009 – 2011 Master of Professional Studies in Art Therapy Yale University School of Art 1994 – 1995 Master of Fine Arts San Francisco Art Institute 1987 – 1988 Bachelor of Fine Arts Pratt Institute 1984 – 1985 Foundation Year


Clinical Specialist, Creative Arts Therapy, 2011-Present Kessler Rehabilitation Center, West Orange Founder of the creative arts therapy department. Facilitates art therapy in both individual and group sessions with a primary focus on the development of adaptive directives for people who have experienced brain injury and spinal cord injury. Facilitates bi-weekly individual Multi-Sensory Environment (MSE) sessions with clients experiencing deficits of consciousness (DOC). Creative Arts Therapist, January 2016 – July 2018 The Bridge, Veteran Services, Bronx, New York Provided counseling and art therapy directives for veterans and civilians experiencing chronic homeless, substance abuse, PTSD and various psychiatric histories in a semi-independent housing facility. Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY Visiting Faculty April 2018–2019 Trauma Theory: Brain, Mind & Body (five, 3 hour modules) Expressive Modalities I ADT-463 In this course students are introduced to various approaches to trauma theory (from Charcot to van der Kolk) and how it might be applied to art therapy. Adjunct Faculty, 2020 Professional and Clinical Supervision ethics 20/FA-ADT-663-11 Public Speaker, October – November 2018 American Art Therapy Association, 49th Annual Conference, Miami, Fl. NY-TR6221 | Art Therapy in the Acute Rehabilitation Setting for Spinal Cord Injury Public Speaker, October – November 2017 American Art Therapy Association, 48th Annual Conference, Albuquerque, N.M. N-MS3269 | Art Therapy in the Acute Rehabilitation Setting for Brain Injury. Guest Lecturer, October 2017 Caldwell University, NJ Graduate Level Lectures: Art Therapy in Acute Rehabilitation Setting