Karen continues her 12-part, six-interview series exploring attachment and expressive arts by welcoming artist, therapist and professor Gussie Klorer to explore how expressive arts therapies can be used to strengthen attachment. Part two of the conversation will be released on Tuesday, February 1st.
Gussie Klorer is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Art and Design, Art Therapy Counseling program, at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Author of Expressive Therapy with Traumatized Children, 2nd Edition (Rowman and Littlefield, 2017) and numerous journal articles and book chapters, her academic research focuses on art therapy with children, adolescents and families.
Over the course of her career she served on the Editorial Boards of the Trauma and Loss Interventions Journal, The American Journal of Art Therapy, and Art Therapy, Journal of the American Art Therapy Association. Dr. Klorer is a 2001 recipient of the Clinician's Award from the American Art Therapy Association and an Honorary Lifetime Member of the association.
She has retired from her private practice in art therapy in Clayton, Missouri, serving children, adolescents and families. She is a practicing artist, working in mixed media.