Rebecca Arnold, Ph.D., ATR-BC

DepartmentPsychologyRebecca Arnold, Ph.D., ATR-BC at Albertus Magnus College
TitleAssociate Professor of Art Therapy and Clinical Coordinator
BackgroundPh.D., Lesley University
M.A., Marywood University
B.A., Lebanon Valley College
Certificate, Pennsylvania School of Art and Design
OfficeAquinas Hall, Room G12
Phone(203) 773-8903

Areas of Research

Creativity and visual art making during grief and loss

Clinical Experience

Mental and Behavioral Health

Dual Diagnosis

Grief and Loss

Other Interests

Creative Development


Theory Practices

Existential Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Full CV for Presentations/Media and Other Publications


Arnold, R. (2021). Grieving artists: Influences of loss and bereavement on visual artmaking. Expressive Therapies Dissertations. 107.

Arnold, R. (2020). Navigating loss through creativity: Influences of bereavement on creativity and professional practice in art therapy. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 37(1) pp. 6-15.

Arnold, R. (2012). An art-based assessment of a young, psychotic male. In Gilroy, A., Tipple, R., & Brown, C. (Eds.), Assessment in art therapy (pp. 106-110). New York, NY: Routledge.