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Information Session: MA in Art Therapy

Mary Ellen Ruff GW Art Therapy

Mary Ellen Ruff

Professorial Lecturer

Mary Ellen Ruff has her Master of Science in Art Therapy from Eastern Virginia Medical School.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (VA and DC), a Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) and an approved clinical supervisor in VA, MD and DC.  Mary Ellen has worked in a variety of settings over the past 20 years with a special interest in substance abuse with adolescents and adults, and the strong connection between trauma and addiction.  Mary Ellen specializes in working with adolescents and adults in her private practice and has worked for the City of Alexandria for the past 10 years with court-involved individuals.  Mary Ellen began teaching at GW in 2007 and has thoroughly enjoyed expanding her academic involvement since then.

Classes Taught

Art Therapy with Addictions (2007-present)
Art Therapy with Adolescents (2015)
Trauma Clinic Case Consultation (2009-present)
Practicum Supervision (2010-2014)