Faculty

 
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Monica Carpendale

BFA, RCAT, BCATR, DVATI

Founder
Academic Dean
Supervisor
Thesis Advisor & Reader
Placement Art Therapy Clinician

Monica is the founder of and academic dean at the Kutenai Art Therapy Institute. She has 25 years of experience in art therapy, teaching, supervising and clinical practice. In 2009, Monica published her first book entitled Essence and Praxis in the Art Therapy Studio and her first art therapy DVD entitled An Angel with a Broken Wing.

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Millie Cumming

BCACC, MA, DKATI, RCAT

Supervisor
Thesis Advisor & Reader

Millie graduated from the Kutenai Art Therapy Institute in 2001, and completed a Masters in Counseling in 2008. She is a registered Canadian art therapist and a registered BC clinical counselor. Areas of special interest and work experience include ending violence against women, trauma resolution, palliative care, grief and loss, mental health and addictions, child and youth mental health and family systems. Millie works from a strong systemic foundation, integrating body psychotherapy and a mindfulness approach into her practice. She currently has a part time private art therapy/counseling practice.

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Nicole LeBihan

BA, DKATI, RCAT

Supervisor
Thesis Advisor & Reader
Placement Art Therapy Clinician
Presenter

I am a mother, educator, art therapist, artist, musician and advocate. All of these parts of myself weave together to reflect my career as a healing professional. My fundamental belief is that a career should be meaningful and contribute to the well-being of self, others and the world. It is always my goal in adult education, as an art therapist and in all aspects of my life to be a compassionate, community-minded, humanistic and creative person. I have been a professional art therapist for nine years and I am in my sixth year as a faculty member of Kutenai Art Therapy Institute. My experience includes art therapy with children, youth, parents, adults and professionals in a variety of settings. I am currently studying in the Master of Arts in Integrated Studies Program at Athabasca University. I love to expand my mind through the exploration of new horizons.