Erin Rafferty-Bugher received an MA Degree in Art Therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has been actively engaged in the mental health field using art therapy and creativity in healing since 1998. Her experience includes trauma focused work with children and adolescents in long term educational / therapeutic settings as well as in clinical behavioral mental health hospital settings. She has implemented and supported the development of art therapy programming into numerous mental health agencies around the twin cities and has also worked with clients and groups to encourage creative and healing potentialities in areas of cognitive and developmental abilities, dementia and Alzheimer’s care, oncology and school based SEL programming. Erin has also provided professional consultation, mental health and wellness support services to agencies and corporations who value their employee health and sustainability.
Learn more about Erin’s work at https://www.brainspark.art/.