Child and Adolescent art psychotherapist, Mary Pellicci Hamilton, MSAT, ATR-BC, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Connecticut and Board Certified Registered Art Therapist.
A wealth of clinical experience has been accumulated along with non-profit leadership and advocacy as past President for the Connecticut Art Therapy Association (CATA) which is an affiliate state chapter for the American Art Therapy Association (AATA).
Clinical experience expands over 15 years and includes group and individual treatment at psychiatric inpatient facilities, intensive outpatient, extended day treatment, and outpatient levels of care. Clinical training includes a strengths-based approach as part of Yale Child Study Center treatment model (IICAPS), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Child Art Therapy at the Master's level in Turin, Italy with Judith Rubin and Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts and Play Therapy® with Cathy Malchiodi, leaders in the field of art therapy.
Affiliations and Certifications
Mary was accepted into the Harvard Program of Refugee Trauma, an innovative training program in Global Mental Health. Mary advanced her practice expertise in trauma and recovery to address the needs of individuals and communities worldwide. Program studies were held in Orvieto, Italy.
Following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the Connecticut Art Therapy Association was relaunched through Mary’s initiative and she was active in the AATA Newtown Recovery Task Force. Through her volunteer efforts, Mary implemented creative art therapy workshops for children in Newtown and students at Sandy Hook Elementary School which became published in the textbook, ‘Creative Interventions for Traumatized Children’ edited by Cathy Malchiodi, PhD.
American Art Therapy Association
American Counseling Association
Connecticut Art Therapy Association