licensed and nationally board certified art therapist and mental health counselor, I work with children and teens
with a variety of presenting problems, including serious medical conditions, trauma, grief and loss issues, and pervasive
developmental disorders, including children with autism. I also specialize in working with children of military
families. As a mental health counselor I specialize in women's issues too.
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: Board-certified art therapist (ATR-BC) with the Art Therapy Credentials Board; Board-certified counselor
(NCC) with the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC); Licensed Professional Art Therapist (LPAT) in New Mexico;
Licensed Mental Heath Counselor (LMHC) in Florida. Prior to going into private practice, certified Florida teacher in
the areas of Art, Reading, Specific Learning Disabilities, Guidance, and Elementary Education.
Post- Graduate Certification: Dr. Dunn-Snow
is a Certified Trauma Therapist (CTT), using the Instinctual Trauma Response (ITR) protocol developed by Drs. Louis Tinnin,
MD and Linda Gantt ATR-BC.
Prior Experiences : Before
opening my private practice, Children’s Corner: Art Therapy for Children in 2003, I served as the director
of the graduate art therapy program at Barry University for 3 years and currently I serve as a faculty member of 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 art education and art therapy literature.
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.