ART THERAPIST CURRICULUM VITAE
August 2011- May 2016
Master of Arts in Art Therapy from Cedar Crest College (Allentown, PA) in May 2016 and graduated from Cedar Crest College in May 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Art Therapy and a Minor in Art History.
March 2019- March 2020
Devalila Yoga Teacher Training (Frenchtown, NJ)
LICENSURE & CERTIFICATION:
September 2020- Art Therapist Registered, ATR- Art Therapy Credential Board #20-305
March 2020- Registered Yoga Teacher 200-hour Certification, RYT200- National Yoga Alliance
August 2020- Present Adjunct Professor of Art Therapy, Cedar Crest College
Teaching Undergraduate Senior Art Therapy in Practicum/Culminating "Capstone" (Thesis) Project regarding topics of art therapy and research methodology (APA)
April 2020- Dec. 2020 Creative Art Instructor, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
Teaching visual arts classes and creative arts instruction on online and in-person to children and adult students. Providing children a welcoming space to explore their innate strengths and areas of developing their art skills—students learn the balance between artistic expression, practicing skills to create and personal discovery of visual communication. It is through intentional art lessons that provide opportunities for meaningful learning experiences that may be attainable for all students willing to explore.
December 2019- Dec. 2020 Art Psychotherapist, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
The Visual Arts Center of NJ have partnered with Veteran affairs to pilot an Arts & Healing Therapy program intended to help NJ veterans (North Haven Location/Glen Gardner, NJ) form a healthy sense of self/identity, establish brain health management, offer emotional support, secure skills of effective non-verbal form of effective communication and creativity.
June 2017- August 2019 Art Therapist, Center for Great Expectations
Facilitated art psychotherapy sessions at a trauma-informed residential treatment center for adolescent teen mothers and adult mothers challenged with co-occurring disorders, psychiatric- disorders, abuse, neglect, and homelessness. Assisted to develop clinical treatment plans based on patient needs as part of a member of the treatment teams. Encouraged clients to express -
themselves non-verbally with the utilization of various art materials and exploration of creative processes. This practice was to provide opportunities for catharsis, identification of emotions and thoughts, to develop insights, socialization, build community, increase communication, promote healthy expression through art making as positive coping skills. Guided clients to access deeper parts of themselves to find healing and meaning as a shared & creative effort.
October 2016- April 2017 Art Psychotherapist, Communities in Schools Lehigh Valley
Easton & Allentown, PA
Temporary/Part-time facilitation for an "Art as Relaxation" program specialized for at-risk adolescent populations in Allentown and Easton, Pennsylvania. The goals of this program are to enhance self-esteem, gain positive coping-skills, development of emotional healing, community building, instillation of hope and social growth utilizing art, creative processes, and therapeutic support. This is a grant funded program to prepare children for "job readiness" and "aspiring professionals.
October 2016- December 2016 Art Therapist, Pocono Medical Center- Acute Unit
Facilitated individual and group art therapy sessions independently per-diem. Developed treatment plans based on patient needs. Documented patient reactions, progress and outcomes related to art therapy in accordance with site policies. Effectively utilized and administered artistic and creative expression in therapeutic processes. Participated in professional supervision as well as participated in treatment team meetings. A therapeutic presence on the unit as well as a patient advocate for mental health and individual well-being.
January 2016- April 2016 Art Therapist Intern, Penn Foundation
(Recovery Center Partial Hospitalization)- Sellersville, PA
Counseled individuals and groups with an emphasis on relapse prevention to promote optimum mental health through art therapy interventions. Assisted individuals with ways to manage addiction/substance abuse, suicide, stress management, topics of self-esteem and guided discussions on various challenges concerning mental and emotional well-being.
August 2015- December 2015 Art Therapist Intern, ART Z Therapeutic Arts Center
(Community-based Open Studio)- Quakertown, PA
Provided art therapy as well as a safe environment for individuals and families who have requested help with special needs and challenges, such as: Cerebral Palsy, MS, Autism Spectrum, TBI, Bereavement, PTSD, etcetera. Assisted in building and empowering community through therapeutic arts.
May 2014- August 2014 Art Therapist Intern, Easton Hospital
(Oncology Unit Chemo-Treatment)- Easton, PA
Provided medical art therapy practices to support patients’ needs during their administration of chemo-treatment. Counseled patients and families who were experiencing the challenges of cancer through therapeutic support and creative interventions.
January 2014- May 2014 Art Therapist Intern, Sacred Heart Hospital
(Behavioral Health In-Patient Units)- Allentown, PA
Effectively utilized and administered artistic and creative expression in therapeutic processes. Participated in daily supervision as well as participated in treatment team meetings. Installed an educational art exhibit to reduce stigma related to mental health disorders.
September 2020- Present: Registered Art Therapist Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB)
March 2021- Present: American Art Therapy Association (AATA) – Member
April 2021- Present: New Jersey Chapter Art Therapy Association – Member
March 2020- Present: The Arts Community of Easton (ACE) – Member/ Board of Directors (Since 2022)
May 2020- January 2022 Yoga Alliance – Member/ Registered Yoga Teacher 200 hour *no longer practice*
September 2021- Illustrated, Designed and Edited in the book “The Avocado Tree: El Arbol de Aguacate” by Diane Mylod. Independently published in the United States of America
April 2021- Featured Photography, Foreword and Editing in the book Awakening to Nature’s Beauty by Jennifer Ingham, Independently published in the United States of America in contribution to American Art Therapy Association in creative initiative and public mental health resource.
November 2020- Guest Artist, Burning House Journal, featured artwork paired with guest poets and creative writers based in N.Y.
November 2019- October 2021- Poetry Editor & Columnist, TERSE. Journal, Writer for a forum of public intellectuals on creative and/or critical prose, essay, poetry, art (in any medium) based in P.A.
September 2012-2014- Featured Artist, PITCH college art journal based at Cedar Crest College
PRESENTATIONS & GUEST SPEAKER:
April 2021- Invited Guest Speaker, The Impact Project “A Creative Experiential for Foster Parents”~ provided a 2 hour trauma-informed lecture to educate Foster caregivers and offered a psychotherapeutic art experiential for further comprehension and support.
May 2017- Workshop Presenter, Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites “Making an Earth Mandala”~ facilitated a Mandala Workshop with an emphasis on Earth Mandalas as a means to connect with nature, self and others. Guided participants on a nature walk to the historical Miller Garden to pick up natural materials then we walked back to the Single Sister's House to assemble a group mandala in the center courtyard and educating about art making being a form of self-care.
July 2016- Workshop Presenter, Communities in Schools Pennsylvania “Self-Care through Art Making”~ invited to volunteer for Communities In Schools (non-profit organization) to create a four week art therapy program workshop for teachers and staff that provides self-care techniques, reduces the feelings of stress and harnesses spirituality through the engagement of various art materials, creative processes with the guidance.
February 2021- “Earth Mandalas & Relics” ~ Fifth Layer Tattoo Studio, Phillipsburg, NJ
October 2017- “Illuminated Landscapes” ~ Center for Great Expectations, New Brunswick, NJ
Summer 2017- “Leaving Something Behind” (Photography) Sister’s House, Historical Bethlehem, PA
May 2017- “Soulscapes: Part I. ”Porter’s Pub, Easton, PA
May 2017- “Soulscapes: Part II.” CUT Hair Studio, Flemington, NJ
May 2015- “Paradoxical Time Field” ~ Center for Visual Research Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA
May 2015- “Landscapes of the Soul” ~ C. Leslie Smith Silver Shop, Allentown, PA
April 2014- “Perpetual Prayer” ~ Alumnae Hall Stairwell Cedar Crest College- Allentown, PA
April 2014- “The Stations, The Ways of the Cross” ~ Evangel Chapel, Clinton, NJ
January 2014- “A Second Time Around” ~ CUT Hair Studio Gallery, Flemington, NJ
August 2013- “Caverns of the Soul” ~ Capstone Gallery, Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA
October 2012- “Untitled” ~ CUT Hair Studio Gallery, Flemington, NJ
September 2012- “Seven Someone’s” ~ Capstone Gallery Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA
May 2022- ACE Featured Artist in Easton Public Market, Easton, PA
April 2022- ACE Small Works Show, Sigil Museum, Easton, PA
October 2021- Pop Up Show with ACE, Hemlock Gallery, Easton, PA
October 2021- “Momento Mori” The Art Parlour Gallery, Frenchtown, NJ
March 2021- “Transition, Art for The Regenaissance- Design Science Studio, VisionTrain.org
May 2017- “This N That”, Hunterdon Art Tour, Stockton, NJ
February 2017- “Subverting Craft”~ Center for Visual Research, Allentown, PA
September 2016- “Culminating Thesis Project Exhibition” Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA
May 2016- “The Collected Visions” ~LouisLong Gallery at The Gaps, Reading, PA
January 2014- “Benefit v. 4”~ InLiquid Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
April 2013- “The Collective”~ Center for Visual Research, Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA
April 2012- “Hidden Memories”~ Art Therapy Practicum Exhibit, Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA
Nov. 2012- “Insert Title Here”~Senior Exhibit, Capstone Gallery~ Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA
July 2010- “Summer of Love”~ Handmade Faire~ Medford, NJ
June 2010- “Art All Night”~Artworks Production, Trenton, NJ
April 2010- Community Art Show-~ Middletown Arts Center, Middletown, NJ
ART FEATURES & MEDIA:
November 2021- AATA, "Featured Member: Moriah Mylod-Daggett, MAAT, ATR, RYT" - Alexandrian, VA
October 2017- Newswire, “Celebrated Art Psychotherapist Displays Work…” ~ Somerset, NJ
Summer 2017- Lehigh Valley Magazine Online, “Celebrating Creative Women of the Lehigh Valley” Lehigh Valley, PA
Spring 2017- Fall 2020 Terse. Journal, Contributing Editor of Poetry & Art, Based in Indiana, PA
February 2016- Lehigh Valley Vanguard, “Ontological Confrontation in the work of Moriah Mylod” by Malana Eck, Easton, PA
July 2016- ‘Collected Visions’ visual enticing content by Ron Schira, Reading Eagle, Reading, PA
Spring 2014- Pitch, Online Art Journal, Online Fine Art Section, Cedar Crest College- Allentown, PA
Spring 2013- Pitch, Online Art Journal, Online Fine Art Section, Cedar Crest College- Allentown, PA
Onyx, Literary Magazine, Cover Art Cedar Crest College
Spring 2012- Weird NJ, Issue 36, Page 14, State of New Jersey