Exploring Ethics through Art

Presented and developed by Mary Andrus, DAT, ATR-BC, LPC

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In this workshop participants will be provided with a didactic lecture, hands on participation in art making, small group processing and further reading to support a creative approach to navigate ethical decision making. Participants should bring a case to the workshop that they would like to discuss or explore. All art materials are provided. No previous art making experience needed. 

Upon completion of this 3 hr workshop, participants will 

1. Define response art, 
2. Integrate response art into their own case consultation practice.
3. Learn( through hands on application) how to use response art/collage to metaphorically explore an ethical dilemma.
4. Identify the steps of the DO-ART model for ethical decision making.


Hauck, J.  & Ling, T. (2016). The DO ART Model: An ethical decision-making model applicable to art therapy, Art Therapy, Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 33-4. doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07421656.2016.1231544

Continuing Education (CE) Information

3 CEs

Law and Ethics CEs

Mary Andrus, DAT, ATR-BC, LPC

Mary Andrus has a Doctorate in Art Therapy from Mount Mary University, is a Board Certified Registered Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon. She directs the Art Therapy Counseling Department at Marylhurst University in Portland Oregon. She has presented locally, and nationally at numerous conferences and symposiums and has been an educator since 2008.

She is founder of Art Therapy Studio Chicago Ltd. where she oversees a practice of art therapists offering art therapy to adults and adolescents. She has worked with a wide variety of populations in various settings including; community mental health, nursing homes, therapeutic day schools, independent living, inpatient psychiatric hospital and developed a free art therapy program for uninsured pregnant women suffering from perinatal depression.

Her clinical orientation is from a person-centered perspective and she has completed her Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) training to specialize in trauma resolution with her clients. Her research examines the reintegration stage of trauma treatment, intersubjectivity and art therapy.

She successfully worked with the Oregon Legislature and the Oregon Art Therapy Task Force toward passing HB 2432 in May 2017 which provides protection of the ethical practice of art therapy offering title and practice protection in Oregon.

She served in 2011 as president of the Illinois Art Therapy Association. Mary has published her artwork in various journals and published a book review of The body keeps the score, van der Kolk (2014) in the American Journal of Art Therapy.

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