Lisa Furman, Ph.D., ATR-BC

DepartmentPsychologyLisa Furman, Ph.D., ATR-BC at Albertus Magnus College
TitleDirector of Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling
Professor of Psychology
BackgroundB.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design
M.A., New York University
Ph.D., Lesley University
OfficeAquinas Hall, Room G16
Phone(203) 672-5318
  • Art Therapy with Children
  • Art Therapy Assessment
  • Techniques in Art Therapy
  • Internship Seminar

Lisa Furman, PhD, ATR-BC, LPC has worked as an art therapist and clinical coordinator in psychiatric, educational and community based programs with children, adults and families in the greater New York City area for over 30 years. She is a published author and has presented nationally and internationally on her work with children and trauma, cancer patients, art therapy assessments, and current issues in art therapy ethics. She is an adjunct faculty member in the graduate art therapy program at New York University. As an administrator, Dr. Furman served as program director at the Art Therapy Outreach Center and The Animation Project in New York City, and at Raw Art Works in Lynn, MA.

Publications & Awards

2013 - Book entitled "Ethics in Art Therapy: Challenging Topics for a Complex Modality", Jessica Kingsley Publishers

2012 - Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, Article entitled "Last Breath: Art Therapy with a Lung Cancer Patient Facing Imminent Death"

2012, 2005, 1992 - Annual Conference of the American Art Therapy Association presentations.

2007 - 2012 School of Visual Arts, MPS Graduate Art Therapy Department Community Lecture Series, New York, NY