Ellen Speert ATR-BC, REAT
Ellen Speert, director of the California Center for Creative Renewal, is a Board Certified and Registered Art Therapist as well as a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist. She is a founding member and past president of the San Diego Art Therapy Association. Ellen designed, directed and taught in UCSD Extension Art Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy Certificate Program. She is an internationally known writer and lecturer, teaching and presenting workshops in Switzerland, Germany, France, Canada, Peru, Denmark, England and throughout the United States. Ms. Speert was the first United States representative to the Art Therapy International Networking Group. She has served as consultant in many clinical settings including UCSD Medical Center, San Diego Hospice and Grossmont Hospice. She created art therapy programs at Southwood's adolescent substance abuse program and Residential Treatment Center, San Diego Center for Children, and Vista San Diego Center.
Ellen has provided corporate retreats and trainings for many San Diego organizations including The Boys & Girls Clubs' picART, San Diego County Cal Works, A Reason to Survive, and Elizabeth Hospice. She has been in private practice in San Diego since 1981, providing creative renewal to adults, children and families. Her healing gardens have now become a retreat center for creativity, staff development and conflict resolution for communities and corporations throughout the San Diego area.
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