Faculty Member

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Heather Dawson , CAGS , MA, RCC, RCAT

Heather Dawson ( she/her) is the Founder and Director of Vancouver Expressive Arts located on the  traditional ancestral and unceded territory of the First Nations people of the Canadian Westcoast. Heather has a Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies and a Masters Degree in Expressive Arts Therapy from the European Graduate School. She is also a Registered Canadian Art Therapist , a Registered Clinical Counsellor and a  bodycentered therapist trained in the Hakomi Method.  Heather is a former Faculty at the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute and a former Adjunct Faculty, St. Stephens College at the University of Alberta.

As a ‘long life ‘practitioner , she has applied her interest in personal and social transformation to teaching and to working in expressive arts practice.  She pioneered the introduction of Expressive Arts into remote communities in the Canadian Arctic and continues to supervise and support expressive arts practitioners in their work. Heather maintains a studio arts practice as a basis for self care and the pleasure that comes from art making.