THRILLED: Dr. Wendy Miller will be visiting us on June 17! Wendy Ph.D., LPC-BCPC, ATR-BC, LCPAT, REAT, is a writer, sculptor, expressive arts therapist, and educator. She has taught at JFK University, San Francisco State University, Southwestern College, Lesley College, California Institute of Integral Studies, and George Washington University. She is the cofounder of Create Therapy Institute, which offers clinical services in arts-based psychotherapy and trainings in experiential approaches to learning. She is a founding member and first elected (past) executive co-chair of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association, where she continues to be on their Advisory Council. She is also on the Advisory Board of Maine General’s Healthy Living Resource Center and Blossom Arts Board of Advisors.
Miller’s skills take her into the worlds of fine art, writing, psychology, expressive arts therapy, and mind–body medicine. She has published on medical illness and the arts as complementary medicine, the use of sand tray therapy with internationally adopted children, experiential approaches to supervision in expressive arts therapy, and the cultural responsibility of the arts in therapy. Her current work is evolving as she continues the legacy of her late husband’s work and his Washington, DC, Center on Aging, where she is guiding it into projects on intergenerational communication. She continues to research the relationships among the arts, creativity, and health.
We’re excited! Ronald G. Shafer will be visiting us on April 29, 2017. Ron was an editor, reporter, and columnist at the Wall Street Journal for 38 years, based in Chicago, Detroit, and Washington, DC, where he was the political features editor. In 1990 he was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Journalism. He has also contributed to People, Sports Illustrated, Reader’s Digest and the Washington Post. His books include “When the Dodgers Were Bridegrooms” & “The Carnival Campaign”.
SATURDAY: Emelyn Rude will be visiting us on April 15, 2017. After graduating from Harvard Univesity, Emelyn started working for chefs in New York City and contributing food writings to VICE and TIME. In 2013, Emelyn was named a National Geographic Young Explorer. #CHCWGuests #TastesLikeChicken
Shannon received a FREE copy of Dr. Bill Reeder Jr‘s book: “Through The Valley: My Captivity in Vietnam“! We still have 1 copy left. Do you know a deserving teen? #payitforward
#TBT: Alfredo Da Silva & actress Joan Crawford together after Joan acquired one of Alfredo’s paintings. Alfredo is visiting the Charles Houston Community Writers on Saturday! #HISTORICPIC
The CHC Writers had an amazing fellowship with Dr. Reeder. World-renowned painter, Alfredo Da Silva, is visiting us on Mar 25! #CHCWGuests 🖌️