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Bruce Moon

Bruce Moon

Bruce L. Moon, Ph.D., ATR-BC, HLM, LPC
Chair and Full Professor, Art Therapy Department

Phone: (414) 256-1215
Email: moonb@mtmary.edu
Office: Caroline Hall 228

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Education:

  • Doctor of Philosophy, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Creative Arts - Specialization in Art Therapy, The Union Institute
  • Master of Divinity, Methodist Theological School
  • Master of Arts, Education, Methodist Theological School
  • Certificate, Clinical Internship in Art Therapy, Harding Hospital
  • Master's Equivalency Program, Approved by the AATA, Harding Hospital
  • Bachelor of Science, Art Education, Wright State University

Profile

Bruce L. Moon, Ph.D., ATR-BC, HLM is a professor and the chair of the art therapy department at Mount Mary University.  He is the author of Existential Art Therapy: The Canvas Mirror; Essentials of Art Therapy Education and Practice;  Art and Soul: Reflections on an Artistic Psychology;  Introduction to Art Therapy: Faith in the Product;  The Dynamics of Art as Therapy with Adolescents, Working with Images: The Art of Art Therapists;  Word Pictures: The Poetry and Art of Art Therapy;  Ethical Issues in Art Therapy; The Role of Metaphor in Art Therapy; and  Art-Based Group Therapy: Theory and Practice. He is currently working on a new book, Art Therapist and Artist: Selected Papers.  He has presented papers, workshops, and performance art events throughout the United States and Canada.          

Dr. Moon is an active painter, singer-songwriter, and performance artist.He has recorded a number of music CDs and performs regularly at small concert venues.Bruce was the 2007 recipient of the Honorary Life Member Award (HLM) of the American Art Therapy Association and the 2009 recipient of the Buckeye Art Therapy Association HLM. These are the highest honor granted by the AATA and BATA, and the only awards that are voted on by the entire professional memberships.  He is currently working on the program design for the first Professional Doctorate in Art Therapy in the United States.

Credentials

  • Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), State of Illinois

Professional Presentations (Last Two Years)

  • This Tree Has No Roots.  Illinois Art Therapy Association Annual Symposium, Chicago, IL, Oct. 2013.
  • They Cannot Take it Back: Adolescents, Suicide and Art Therapy.  Guest Lecture – George Washington University Graduate Art Therapy program.  Oct. 2013.
  • Reconsidering Clinical Art Therapy: The Long Awaited Demise of Woo woo
  • AATA National Conference, Seattle, WA, July 2013
  • The Men's Panel: Male Art Therapists Working with Male Clients.  AATA National Conference, Seattle, WA, July 2013
  • Concert/Performance.  Night on the Town – AATA National Conference, Seattle, WA, July 2013.
  • Existential Art Therapy Dream Analysis.  Mount Mary College Annual Spring Art Therapy Symposium, April, 2013.
  • In Search of Silver Bullets and Holy Grail: Art Therapy Looking in All the Wrong Places
  • Illinois Art Therapy Association Annual Symposium, Oct. 2012.
  • Collaboration and Connection: A Call to Art.  Keynote presentation, Canadian Art Therapy Association, October, 2012.
  • The Long Awaited Demise of Woo Woo: Reconsidering Clinical Art Therapy.
  • Buckeye Art Therapy Association Annual Fall Symposium.  September, 2012.
  • Adolescent Resistance in Art Therapy.  Master's Supervision Session.  AATA National Conference, Savannah, GA, July 2012.
  • The Art in Everything: Art Therapy Education as Performance Art.  (Paper). AATA National Conference, Savannah, GA, July 2012.
  • The Sacred Art of Cow Tipping: Revisioning Art Therapy Research.  American Art Therapy Association National Conference.  Savannah GA., June, 2012
  • The Long Awaited Demise of Woo Woo: Reconsidering Clinical Art Therapy.
  • Mount Mary College Annual Spring Art Therapy Symposium.  April, 2012.
  • For the Love of Resistance: Adolescent Art Therapy.  Lecture and workshop for the Illinois Art Therapy Association.  February, 2012.

Awards and Honors

  • Who's Who in America, 2012
  • Honorary Life Member Award, Buckeye Art Therapy Association, 2009 Recipient
  • Who's Who Madison 2008
  • Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals 2008-2010
  • 2007 recipient of the American Art Therapy Association Honorary Life Member Award
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers 2006
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers 2005
  • Hall of Honor, Sidney High School, Sidney, Ohio – 2004 Inductee
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers 2004

Publications (Last Five Years)

  • Artist and Art Therapist: Selected Presentation. (2014).  Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas
  • Chapter – Mentoring and other challenges in art based inquiry: You'll figure it out,  in McNiff, S. (2013).  Art as Research: Opportunities and Challenges.  Bristol, UK, Intellect Books.
  • The Dynamics of Art as Therapy With Adolescents, 2nd Ed..  (2012) Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas.
  • Ethical Dilemmas of Providing Pro Bono Art Therapy.  Art Therapy: The Journal of the American Art Therapy Association. (2012)
  • Mentoring and Other Challenges in Arts-Based Inquiry: You'll Figure it Out. Juried Article,  Journal of Applied Arts and Health. (2012)
  • Existential Art Therapy: The Canvas Mirror 3rd ed. Chinese Translation.  November, 2011.
  • Ethical Issues in Art Therapy 2nd ed.  Korean Translation.  November, 2011
  • Art-Based Group Therapy: Theory and Method.  (2010).  Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas.

Associations and Memberships

  • American Art Therapy Association
  • Illinois Art Therapy Association

Grants Funded

  • Kohler Foundation $5000.00 grant to support Divinity and Madness: An Exhibition of Artworks from the Living Museum at Creedmore.

Exhibitions (Last Five Years)

  • Faculty Biennial.  Mount Mary College, Marian Gallery.  Feb. 2013.
  • GOING THE DISTANCE: Don Seiden – Artist, Teacher, Therapist  Wrote, produced, directed and edited video documentary.
  • These Places Have Their Moments:  Exhibition of Paintings.  Mount Mary College, Marian Gallery.  Nov. 2012.
  • Places I Remember.  An Exhibition of Paintings.  Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin.  February – March, 2012.
  • ART IS LIFE IS ART: The Life and Work of Don Jones.  Wrote, produced, directed and edited video documentary. 2010.
  • Faculty Biennial – Mount Mary College, January – February, 2010.
  • Divinity and Madness: The Artists of the Living Museum.  Organized and Implemented a major exhibition at the Marian Gallery, Mount Mary College.  Nov. 7, 2009 – Dec. 10, 2009.
  • Buckeye Art Therapy Association Exhibition.  Columbus, Ohio.  September, 2009.