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Christine Turner, ATR-BC, LPC, NCC, ACS

Christine Turner

Chair, Department of Art Therapy Counseling
Davignon Hall


MS, Portland State University
BFA, L'ecole des Beaux Arts, Montreal, Canada
Art Therapy Studies, Antioch University West

Classes Taught

Introduction to Art Therapy Workshop
Art Therapy Media and Methods
The Helping Relationship
Professional Orientation and Ethics
Art Therapy Studio


Christine Turner is nationally board certified in art therapy, in counseling and in supervision. She has been licensed in Oregon as a professional counselor for over 20 years. In 1986 she founded the art therapy program at Marylhurst College. Ms. Turner developed and taught introductory and advanced courses, established clinical affiliations throughout the tri-county area and beyond for placement of practicum students and she facilitated the practicum seminar for many years.

Her earliest clinical experiences include working as a therapist with adolescent and child clients with major mental illnesses in residential treatment settings. She now maintains a small private practice where she works with individual clients of all ages, families and couples who may be experiencing depression, grief, anxiety and stress while dealing with transitions, and difficult relationships in their lives.

Since 1984, Chris Turner has made more than 65 presentations at conferences and other events, including the American Art Therapy Association Conference and American Counseling Association Conference. Chris is a member of the American Art Therapy Association and the American Counseling Association. She is a book review editor for The Arts in Psychotherapy journal and produced two 55-minute videos on pioneers in the field of art therapy: Janie Rhyne: Form as Content and Rawley Silver: Art Therapist and Artist.

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Greg Crosby, art therapy and human sciences faculty, taught a one-day course at the American Group Psychotherapy Association's national conference in San Francisco in February 2015.

Elsbeth Knott Presents at AATA Conference

Art therapy counseling alum Elsbeth Knott will present Art Therapy for a Traumatized Adolescent with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the American Art Therapy Association's national conference in July 2015.


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May 04, 2015 – May 31, 2015

Streff Gallery: Art Therapy Faculty

Exhibition: Works by art therapy counseling faculty.


June 02, 2015 – June 30, 2015

Streff Gallery: Art Therapy Student Show

Exhibition: Works by students in the art therapy counseling program.


June 18, 2015

Art Therapy Open House

Graduating art therapy students will give presentations on art therapy projects with children and adults. Faculty will be available for informal di...



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