Faculty Member


Margo Fuchs Knill


Margo Fuchs Knill is Professor, Dean of the Masters Program, Division of Arts, Health and Society at the European Graduate School EGS and is also a founding faculty member. She is a former Assistant Professor at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA.

She is a registered therapist and play therapist supervisor, certified Expressive Arts therapist and a licensed mental health counselor. Margo Fuchs Knill works in private practice and teaches at training institutes in Europe and the USA.

Prior to her studies in education, special education and psychology at the University of Zurich, she worked as an elementary school teacher and special education teacher in Switzerland. She trained as a Gestalttherapist at the Fritz Perls Institute, Germany and also trained with Ruth Cohn, WILL, TZI, in Theme Centered Interactional Approach.

In 1979 she immigrated to Cambridge, Massachusetts for her postgraduate studies (CAGS) in Intermodal Expressive Arts Therapy at Lesley University. She was lucky to study with the original faculty of the Arts Institute. Her primary mentors were Shaun McNiff, Elizabeth McKim, Norma Canner and Paolo J. Knill. She completed her Ph.D. in Psychology and the Arts at Union Institute.

Margo Fuchs Knill is a poet, writer and visual artist. Her early drawings and paintings are published in the book Season-ing Life. She is the author of Im Zeitknoten bleibt das Ja; To Day, and numerous publications. She is the co-author of Minstrels of Soul: Intermodal Expressive Therapy and a contibutor to Foundations of Expressive Arts Therapy.

Her teaching experience encompasses a wide range: developmental psychology, health and illness (psychopathology and salutogenesis), language and discourse, supervision, advanced clinical training, MA research colloquium, poetry, creative writing, biographic work, introduction to Intermodal Expressive Arts, the Expressive Arts' philosophical base and Expressive Arts methods.

Her primary interest is in demonstrating how poetry serves as another manner of thinking, a "weapon of peace", and a medium to instill hope. It is her passion to help students develop an Arts-oriented and Arts-based attitude as professionals, and to expand their own style.