JULIA VOLONTS
MPS, LCAT ATR-BC

EXPERIENCE
Fulbright Association
Fulbright Fellow, Psychology, Riga, LV, 2019—present

New York Creative Arts Therapists, PLLC
Art Therapist, Brooklyn, NY. 2017—2019

Water & Stone, PLLC
Art Therapist, Brooklyn, NY. 2017—2019

New York Art Therapy Association (NYATA)
Chapter of American Art Therapy Association (AATA)
Board Member, New York, NY. 2018-2019

Brooklyn Arts Council
Teaching Artist, Brooklyn, NY. 2018

New York Creative Arts Therapists, PLLC
Art Therapy Intern, Brooklyn, NY. 2016—2017

School of Visual Arts—Art Therapy Department
Graduate Research Assistant, New York, NY. 2015—2017

Coalition for Hispanic Family Services—Arts & Literacy Program
Art Therapy Intern, Brooklyn, NY. 2015—2016

Neighborhood Improvement Association
Teaching Artist, Brooklyn, NY. 2014—2015

Free Arts NYC
Arts Mentor, New York, NY. 2014—2015

ART THERAPY PROJECTS
Art therapist for short-term art therapy groups and exhibitions with select populations.

Fountain House. New York, NY. 2018
Population/Setting: Clubhouse community for adults with mental illness.

Culture for 1. New York, NY. 2017
Population/Setting: Day facility for children in foster care.

Village Care. New York, NY. 2017
Population/Setting: Outpatient clinic for adults with addiction and substance abuse.

Chelton Loft. New York, NY. 2016
Population/Setting: Short-term housing shelter for adults with mental illness.

City Access. New York, NY. 2016
Population/Setting: Day program for adults with developmental disabilities or sensory impairments.

Boys Hope Girls Hope. New York, NY. 2016
Population/Setting: Supportive residential facility for underserved teens.

Art Start. New York, NY. 2016
Population/Setting: Burnout group for professionals working with with at-risk youth.

QUAD School at the Whitney Museum of Art. New York, NY. 2016
Population/Setting: Alternative school for children with autism in collaboration with Whitney Museum of Art.

Healing Arts Initiative (HAI). New York, NY. 2015
Population/Setting: Arts program for adults with acute-mental illness.

ART THERAPY EXHIBITIONS
Build Break Rebuild, Artist Residency, Co-curator & Participating Artist
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY. 2017

Your Turn, Art Therapy Graduate Exhibition, Co-curator & Participating Artist
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY. 2017

Safe Space, City Access, Art Therapy Facilitator, Co-curator, & Participating Artist
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY. 2016

Present on My Path, Boys Hope Girls Hope, Art Therapy Facilitator
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY. 2016

HAI Group Show, Healing Arts Initiative, Art Therapy Facilitator & Co-Curator
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY. 2015

CREDENTIALS
Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC), USA, 2019
Licensed Creative Arts Therapist ( LCAT), State of New York, USA, 2019

EDUCATION
School of Visual Arts Master of Professional Studies, Art Therapy, 2017

Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York
Bachelor of Science, Advertising & Marketing Communications, 2012

CONFERENCES
Rīga Stradiņš University Psychology Days, Presenter, Latvia 2019
Cultural Trauma & Healing Conference, Attendee, Latvia, 2019
Water & Stone Creative Arts Therapy Conference, Presenter, USA, 2019
Rīga Stradiņš University Health & Personality Conference, Presenter, Latvia, 2019
Water & Stone Creative Arts Therapy Conference, Presenter, USA, 2018
American Art Therapy Association Conference, Attendee, USA, 2018
American Art Therapy Association Conference, Attendee, USA, 2017

CONTINUING EDUCATION TRAININGS
Eating Disorders: Art Therapy & Dietetics Collaborative Care, 2019
Introduction to Using Art Therapy to Treat Sexual Abuse, 2019
Incorporating Movement into the Therapy Space, 2019
Art as Trauma Response, 2018
Social Media & Ethics: Navigating Ethical Considerations as Art Therapists, 2018

ADDITIONAL
Research topics & areas of interest:
- Cultural, Historical, & Trans-generational Trauma
- Creative arts therapy & mental health practices in the Baltic States
- Art-based supervision
- Clinical processing through response art
- Art therapy exhibition