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Information Session: MA in Art Therapy

Rachel Albert

Title:
Professorial Lecturer

Rachel Albert is a registered Art Therapist and a licensed art educator and school administrator (preK-12, state of Virginia) who has been working in the Fairfax County Public School system for 14 years in special education and alternative high school classrooms. She earned her Master's degree in Art Therapy from the George Washington University in Washington, DC, and holds a BA degree in Fine Arts from the same institution. Rachel also holds an MS degree in Educational Leadership from Radford University. She has presented at numerous conferences in the United States and Puerto Rico about the use of art therapy methods in classroom settings with special needs populations. She has also presented at the National Art Education Association (NAEA) conference on using reading strategies to work with students with limited English proficiency in an art studio. Her experience with adolescents and young adults is varied, including working with emotional disabilities, teen parenting issues, acculturation and loss issues related to immigration and limited English proficiency. In 2010, Rachel authored a Viewpoint article in the Journal of the American Art Therapy Association titled Being Both: An Integrated Model of Art Therapy and Alternative Art Education.