Hi, I'm an art therapist and self proclaimed artist.
(For my approaches and work in art therapy, please visit those pages)
In addition to using art as a means of self-healing
and self-expression, I work within the medical
community, in oncology and palliative care.
Hailing from the quaint community of Avondale,
New Brunswick, where our claim to fame is the nearby
longest covered bridge in the world, my aspirations outgrew my roots.
I'm now situated in Montreal.
With a double major in Psychology and Criminology,
I've combined my majors and my love of the arts together
to pursue the unique career of Art Therapy.
Click here for more info!
Training & Work Experience:
I am formally trained at Concordia University where I
obtained my masters degree in Art Therapy and have been
working for 5+ years giving 1on1 and group therapy in professional and academic settings.
I've also supervised art therapy masters students.
In addition to oncology and palliative care, I've also practiced art therapy in prison settings, pulmonary rehabilitation, and with Alzheimer's populations.
I also have experience in working with children and families through social development and foster care.
My Art Therapy Graduate Research:
I believe art has a purpose. My own research, on art therapy, identity, and incarceration can be found here: https://spectrum.library.concordia.ca/983024/1/Brinkman_MA_F2017.pdf
So check out my attempts at throwing ink at a canvas and the results of numerous broken pencils in the art section of this website. I hope you feel inspired!