Marylhurst University

Skip to content »

Ginger Hemming

In June of each year, graduating students participate in the Art Therapy Counseling Open House.

For her presentation, Ginger Hemming focused on the role of art therapy with at-risk children. Drawing from personal experiences with an anonymous client, Ginger described her client-centered, psycho-dynamic and narrative approach.

Many children who experience trauma, abuse, low-acculturation and poverty have a higher likelihood of getting lost in the school system, according to her study. Ginger wants to advocate for these at-risk children and for greater implementation of art therapy in public schools as a viable means of mental health support. For Ginger, this work solidified her professional goals as an art therapy counselor: To create a safe space for at-risk children, in which they can feel free to express themselves and deal with anxiety.

Ginger's presentation was one of several delivered by 2012 Art Therapy Counseling candidates. Other presentation topics included:

  • Art and dialectical behavioral therapies with adolescent males
  • Addressing grief through art therapy
  • Art therapy, trauma, and women veterans
  • The role of developmental art therapy in treating residual psychosis
  • Gerontology and art therapy

These projects often help guide students' goals for careers after graduating. They allow for students to gain field experience and networking opportunities.

Related News

See All News

Greg Crosby Presents at National Conference

Greg Crosby, art therapy counseling faculty, will lead a workshop on cognitive behavioral group therapy at the American Group Psychotherapy Association national conference in Boston in March 2014.

Sharon Evers Provides 'Colorful Therapy'

Art therapy alum Sharon Evers and her organization, Face in the Mirror Counseling, coordinated an art therapy project at an assisted living care facility - resulting in a mural that now graces the residents' dining area.


See All Events

May 17, 2014

Art Therapy Counseling Programs Information Session

You are invited to meet members of the Art Therapy Counseling faculty and learn more about the MA in Art Therapy Counseling program at Marylhurst U...


June 13, 2014

Hooding Ceremonies: Master's Degree Candidates

The Hooding Ceremony provides a special focus on advanced degree candidates and their accomplishments. Each graduate department will organize a h...



Take the next step toward becoming an art therapist.


©2013 Marylhurst University