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Chris Belkofer

Chris M. Belkofer, Ph.D.Chris Belkofer
Chair, Graduate Art Therapy Program

Email: belkofec@mtmary.edu
Phone: (414) 930-3120
Office: Caroline Hall South, Room 226

Education:

  • B.A., University of Missouri
  • M.A., School of Art Institute of Chicago
  • Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, 2012, Ph.D.

"I think the thing I like most about teaching students at Mount Mary is . . . forming that relationship with them . . . and seeing them change and grow."

Presentations:

  • "The Arts in Psychotherapy," Ad Hoc Reviewer, January, 2011-Present.
  • “Art Therapy and Clinical Neuroscience Panel,” Co-Presenter, American Art Therapy Association Conference, San Antonio, Texas, July, 2014.
  • “Art Therapy and The Brain: The role of image making in self-regulation,” Ars Medica: Science, clinical practice, and art. Dubvronik, Croatia, May 2014.
  • “The Image Has It: Art, practice, and the brain,” Mount Mary University Spring Symposium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Co-Keynote, April 2014.
  • “Art Therapy and Clinical Neuroscience Panel,” Co-Presenter, American Art Therapy Association Conference, Seattle, Washington, July, 2013.
  • “From Planting to Bloom Creating a Mindful, Clinical, For-profit Practice," Co-Presenter, American Art Therapy Association Conference, Seattle, Washington, July, 2013.
  • “Neuroscience and Art therapy” University of Wisconsin River Falls Guest Lecturer, River Falls, Wisconsin, April, 2013.
  • “From Planting to Bloom: Creating a Mindful, Clinical, For-profit Practice,” Mount Mary College Spring Symposium, April, 2013.
  • “From Planting to Bloom: Creating a Mindful, Clinical, For-profit Practice,” International Week of Applied Sciences: Challenge your borders. Haan University of Applied Sciences, Nijmegen, Holland, January 16-18, 2013.
  • “Visual Art Making and the Brain,” Wisconsin Counseling Association Fall Summit. Madison, WI. Presenter November, 2012.
  • “Neuroscience and the Therapeutic Power of the Arts” Expressive Arts Therapies Summit, New York, NY. Presenter, November, 2012.
  • “A View of Art and the Brain: Exploring drawing using QEEG measures,” Presenter, American Art Therapy Association Conference, Savannah, Georgia, July, 2012.
  • “Art Therapy and Clinical Neuroscience,” Co-Presenter, American Art Therapy Association Conference, Savannah, Georgia, July, 2012.
  • “Relational Aesthetics: Mirror neurons and the embodied response,” Presenter, Mount Mary College Art Therapy Symposium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April, 2012.
  • “Healing Visions: An introduction to the therapeutic applications of the visual arts,” Presenter, Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Grand Grounds, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, January, 2012.
  • “The impact of visual art making on the brain,” Presenter, Expressive Therapies Summit, New York, New York, November 2011.
  • “Art and the Brain: Therapeutic applications of art,” Presenter, Marquette University Department of Psychology Colloquium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, February 2011.
  • “The Impact of Visual Art Making on the Brain,” Presenter, Mount Mary College Art Therapy Symposium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April, 2011.
  • “The Impact of Visual Art Making on the Brain,” Presenter, American Art Therapy Association Conference, Sacramento, California, November, 2010. 
  • “Art Based Group Therapy: Theory and method from studio to classroom,” Co-Presenter, American Art Therapy Association Conference, Sacramento, California, November, 2010.
  • “Expressive Therapies Residential Care: Inside the periphery,” Co-Presenter, Illinois Art Therapy Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois, February, 2010.
  • “The Changing Brain: Expressive therapies in residential care,” Presenter, The American Art Therapy Association Conference, Dallas, Texas.
  • “Building Safe Houses: Expressive therapies in residential care.” Co-Presenter, The University of Illinois at Chicago, Residential Care Conference.


Publications:

 "Art Therapy, Trauma, and Neuroscience. Theoretical and practical perspectives". Contributing author (2014)

Belkofer, C. M., Vaughn Van-Hecke, V.,  & Konopka, L. M. (2014). "Effects of drawing on alpha activity: A Quantitative EEG study with implications for art therapy". Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 31(2), 61-68.

Moon, B. L., & Belkofer, C. (2014). "Artist, therapist, and teacher: Selected writings by Bruce L. Moon". Springfield, IL: Charles. C. Thomas.

Belkofer, C. M.,  & McNutt, J. V. (2011). Understanding social media culture and its ethical challenges for art therapists. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 28(4), 159-164.

Preface "Art-based group therapy," by Bruce Moon. (2010). Springfield, IL: Charles. C. Thomas.

Belkofer, C (2009) [Review of video] "Going the Distance: Don Seiden- Artist, Teacher, Therapist." Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 30(2), 93-94.

Belkofer, C (2009) [Review of the book Art therapy and clinical neuroscience, by N. H. Cohen & R. Carr]. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 26(4), 192-193. 

Book review: "Art therapy and clinical neuroscience", submitted for publication Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association. (2009).

"Conducting Art Therapy Research Using Quantitative EEG Measures." (2008). Art
Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 25(2), 56-63. (L. Konopka, co-author)