Children's Corner: Art Therapy for Children

Dr. Peg Dunn-Snow

Dr. Peg Dunn-Snow
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 As a licensed  art therapist and mental health counselor, I work with children and teens with a variety of presenting problems, including developmental delays and  trauma as well as  grief and loss issues.  I specialize in working with children of  military families. 

Degrees: BA in English and Elementary Education (Barry University); MEd in Specific Learning Disabilities (University of Missouri-Columbia) MAT in Art Therapy (Vermont College of Norwich University); PhD in Art Education and Art Therapy (The Florida State University)

License/Certification: Licensed Professional Art Therapist (LPAT) in New Mexico; Licensed Mental Heath Counselor (LMHC) in Florida; Board-certified counselor (NCC) with the National Board of Certified Counselors. Prior to going into private practice  Dr. Dunn-Snow was certified  as a Florida teacher in the areas of Art, Reading, Specific Learning Disabilities, Guidance, and Elementary Education. 

Post- Graduate Studies :  Completed post-graduate studies in trauma and Sandtray therapies.


Prior Experiences : Before opening her private practice,  Children’s Corner: Art Therapy for Children in 2004, I served as the director of the graduate art therapy program at Barry University for 3 years and starting in 2010 I served as a faculty member for 10 years in the distance-learning art therapy graduate program at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Terre Haute, Indiana.  For 6 years I worked as a school art therapist in both the Broward and Miami-Dade Public school systems.  I have had significant involvement in the American Art Therapy Association including being President, National Conference Chair, and Chair of the Continuing Education Committee. I also served as President, Conference Chair and Secretary of the Florida Art Therapy Association.  I have and continue to make contributions to the literature in both education and art therapy.

Interests/Hobbies: I have another professional life as an active member of The Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG) Society International, an honorary society of key women educators. I have served the Society as my chapter president, on my state board and as state webmaster. I have also served on regional and international committees for the Society. I traveled and spoke in Canada as part of the organization's International Speaker's Fund. In addition to my passion for mixed-media and jewelry design I love to make hand-made cards for all occasions.

Special Note from Peg: Art therapy is a profession that is recognized around the world. In 2014 by invitiation, through a Fulbright Senior Grant and the University of Akureyri in Iceland, I introduced art therapy to the students, faculty and administration in the School of Humanities & Social Sciences on campus. It is hoped that one day the University of Akureyri will house the first graduate art therapy program in Iceland. Art therapy is a treatment based on strengths and interests as well as concerns. Conducted through art-making and verbal expressions, art is seen as a language and viewed as self-talk, bringing insight and changes to beliefs and behaviors, while empowering the client beyond the treatment sessions.