Jacqui Johnson, LPC, NCC, ATR-BC, CCMHC, PMH-C, is the Founder and Clinical Director of Sankofa Healing Studio in Philadelphia. She is a Social-Justice Art Therapist who specializes in trauma-specific treatment within marginalized communities, using a holistic approach. As a trained art therapist and play therapist, Jacqui integrates art, story-telling, hip-hop therapy, parts of self, and body awareness, using EMDR, Brainspotting, and energy-based practices (e.g. Sound & Energy Healing, Reiki) to create holistic healing-centered spaces. Jacqui provides consultation to newly trained EMDR and Brainspotting clinicians seeking certification and is a training facilitator for EMDR in Color. Jacqui teaches in the Community and Trauma Counseling program at Thomas Jefferson University, and lectures widely around the country. Her clinical work and research center around working with people in the Black community who have been impacted by childhood, racial, and generational traumas, as well as mass incarceration and systemic trauma.
Reina Lombardi, ATR-BC, ATCS, LMHC-QS is a Registered Board Certified Art Therapist, Art Therapy Certified Supervisor, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor Qualified Supervisor practicing in Fort Myers, Florida. She is the owner of Florida Art Therapy Services, LLC where she and her small team of therapists provide in-person and technology facilitated individual and group art therapy and counseling services, contracted art therapy groups at various community agencies, supervision and continuing education programming for counselors and art therapists. She has contributed to several academic texts on the topics of art therapy and clinical supervision, and is a frequent presenter/speaker at local and national professional conferences. She is the owner of Creative Clinician’s Corner, LLC, where she hosts and produces the Podcast The Creative Psychotherapist and offers practice building resources and consultation services for creative arts therapists with a desire to build and scale their own private practice. As the host of The Creative Psychotherapist, she interviews successful creative therapists about the tools and strategies they use to grow their dream practices, as well as how they have hustled to create additional streams of income using their knowledge and creativity by developing products and services that enhance their therapy practices and their therapeutic reach.
Ellie Irwin, PhD, RDT, TEP, began her career as a drama therapist at the Pittsburgh Child Guidance Center. Currently in private practice, she teaches, supervises, and consults with play and arts therapists as well as residents in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh, where she is a Clinical Assistant Professor. A registered drama therapist, licensed psychologist, and certified as a Trainer, Educator and Practitioner in Psychodrama, Ellie is a recipient of the Schattner Award from the National Association for Drama Therapy (now the North American Drama Therapy Association), which she helped to co-found in 1979. She is also a certified Child and Adult Training and Supervising Analyst at the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center, where she served as a Past-President. Ellie has taught numerous clinical courses, made films about the creative arts, and has written extensively about aspects of theory and practice in treatment. With Judy Rubin, she co-founded Expressive Media in 1985.
Judy Rubin, PhD, ATR-BC, HLM, began her career as an art teacher and has done art therapy for over 50 years. A licensed psychologist and board-certified art therapist, she is on the faculties of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center. An Art major at Wellesley College, Judy earned a Master’s degree at Harvard, a PhD at the University of Pittsburgh, and completed training in Adult and Child Analysis at the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Institute. A past President and Honorary Life Member of the American Art Therapy Association. Judy was also the Art Lady for the first three years of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” on public television. Author of six books and creator of thirteen films, she co-founded Expressive Media with Ellie Irwin in 1985. View Judy’s books on Routledge.