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Information Session: MA in Art Therapy

Jordan Potash

Jordan Potash

Title:
Assistant Professor
Faculty: Full-Time
Website:

Areas of Expertise

social change, social justice, advocacy
cross-cultural competence
multicultural and disenfranchised history of art therapy
Jungian, archetypal and imaginal psychology
Joan Kellogg's "The Archetypal Stages of the Great Round of Mandala"
medical humanities
ethics

Jordan S. Potash, PhD, ATR-BC, REAT, LPCAT (MD), LCAT (NY) is a registered, board certified and licensed art therapist, as well as, a registered expressive arts therapist. He has worked with clients of all ages in schools, clinics, and community art studios in the U.S. and Hong Kong.Jordan is primarily interested in the applications of art and art therapy in community development and social change, with an emphasis on reducing stigma, confronting discrimination and promoting cross-cultural relationships. He also advocates for a broad approach to art therapy that increases client access to services by focusing on therapy, prevention, and wellness applications. Jordan is an active member of the American Art Therapy Association and served as chairpersons of both the Multicultural and Ethics Committee, and Book Review Editor of Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association. While living in Hong Kong for 8 years, Jordan co-founded the Masters of Expressive Arts Therapy at The University of Hong Kong, the first degree of its kind in Asia.  In addition, he taught and led workshops in China, Thailand, Korea, and Israel.

Current Research

social change
multiculturalism
broadening definition and application of art therapy
practice-based research

Education

MA in Art Therapy (GW), PhD in Social Work and Social Administration (The University of Hong Kong)

Publications

selected publications by topic (see website for full listing)

 

SOCIAL CHANGE AND ADVOCACY

Potash, J. S., Ho, R.T.H. & Ho, A.H.Y. (2018). Citizenship, compassion, the arts: People living with mental illness need a caring community. Social Change, 48(2), 238-259. doi: 10.1177/0049085718768911

Ho, R.T.H., Potash, J.S., Ho, A.H.Y., Ho, V.F.L. & Chen, E.Y.H. (2017). Reducing mental illness stigma and fostering empathic citizenship: Community arts collaborative approach.  Social Work in Mental Health, 15(4), 469-485.  doi: 10.1080/15332985.2016.1236767


Betts, D., Potash, J. S., Luke, J. & Kelso, M.  (2015).  An art therapy study of visitor reactions to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  Museum Management and Curatorship, 30 (1), 21-43. doi: 10.1080/09647775.2015.1008388

Potash, J. (2011).  Art therapists as intermediaries for social change.  Journal of Arts for Life, 2 (1), 48-58.

 

MULTICULTURALISM

Potash, J.S., Doby-Copeland, C., Stepney, S. A., Washington, B.N., Vance, L.D., Short, G.M., Boston, C.G. & Ballbé ter Maat, M. (2015). Advancing multicultural and diversity competence in art therapy: American Art Therapy Association Multicultural Committee 1990 – 2015. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 32 (3), 146-150. doi: 10.1080/07421656.2015.1060837

Potash, J. S. & Ramirez, W.  (2013).  Broadening history, expanding possibilities: Contributions of Wayne Ramirez to art therapy.  Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 30 (4), 169-176. doi: 10.1080/07421656.2014.847084.


Kalmanowitz, D., Potash, J. S. & Chan, S. M.  (Eds.). (2012). Art therapy in Asia: To the bone or wrapped in silk.  London, UK and Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley.

 

ARCHETYPAL AND JUNGIAN ART THERAPY

Potash, J. S. & Garlock, L. R.  (2016).  Unconscious compensation and integration: Art making for wholeness and balance.  In K. Madden (Ed.) The Unconscious Roots of Creativity, (pp. 189-216), Asheville, NC: Chiron.

Potash, J. S., Chen, J. Y. & Tsang, J. P. Y. (2016). Medical student mandala making for holistic well-being. BMJ Medical Humanities, 42, 17-25. doi: 10.1136/medhum-2015-010717 


Potash, J. S.  (2015).  Archetypal aesthetics: Viewing art through states of consciousness.  International Journal of Jungian Studies, 7 (2), 139-153. doi: 10.1080/19409052.2014.924984


Potash, J. S., Bardot, H., Wang, X. L., Chan, F., Ho, A. H. Y. & Cheng, C.  (2013).  Mandalas as indicators of burnout among end-of-life care workers.  Journal of Applied Arts and Health, 4 (3), 363-377. doi: 10.1386/jaah.4.3.363_1

 

ETHICS

Potash, J. S., Bardot, H., Moon, C. H., Napoli, M., Lyonsmith, A. & Hamilton, M. (2017). Ethical implications of cross-cultural international art therapy. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 56, 74-82. doi: 10.1016/j.aip.2017.08.005

Kalmanowitz, D. & Potash, J. S.  (2010).  Ethical considerations in the global teaching and promotion of art therapy to non-art therapists.  Arts in Psychotherapy, 37 (1), 20-26. doi: 10.1016/j.aip.2009.11.002

 

EXPANDING ART THERAPY

Potash, J. S., Mann, S. M., Martinez, J. C., Roach, A. B. & Wallace, N. M. (2016).  Spectrum of art therapy practice: Systematic review of Art Therapy 1983-2014.  Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 33(3), 119-127.  doi: 10.1080/07421656.2016.1199242

Potash, J. S., Burnie, M., Pearson, R., & Ramirez, W. (2016).  Restoring Wisconsin Art Therapy Association in Art Therapy History: Implications for professional definition and inclusivity.  Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 33(2), 99-102. doi: 10.1080/07421656.2016.1163994

 

 

Professional Service

American Art Therapy Association: Ethics Committee (2011-2016, chairperson: 2013-2016), Multicultural Committee (1998-present, chairperson: 2003-2005)

Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association: Journal Review Board (2015-present), Book Review Editor (2010-2014)

Potomac Art Therapy Association: DC Art Therapy Licensure Committee (chairperson: 2015-present)

 

Professional Service

American Art Therapy Association: Ethics Committee (2011-2016, chairperson: 2013-2016), Multicultural Committee (1998-present, chairperson: 2003-2005)

Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association: Journal Review Board (2015-present), Book Review Editor (2010-2014)

Potomac Art Therapy Association: DC Art Therapy Licensure Committee (chairperson: 2015-present)

Distinctions

American Art Therapy Association Research Award (2012)

Classes Taught

Art Therapy and Counseling Process
Creativity and Symbolism
Human Development and Art Therapy
Social and Cultural Diversity
Psychopathology: Art and Diagnosis
Research Methods in Art Therapy
Culminating Projects
Principles and Practices of Art Therapy with Adolescents