Joan Phillips headshot (biography photo)Photo by Shevaun Williams
Joan Phillips received a Masters degree in Psychology from Duquesne University and another Masters degree in Art Therapy from Emporia State University. She also received her Doctorate in Interdisciplinary Studies/Art Therapy from the Union Institute and University in 2004. She has been a practicing art therapist for 30 years, and maintains a private practice in Norman, Oklahoma. She has credentials as an art therapist, marital and family therapist and as a counselor, and specializes in family art therapy, art therapy with sexual abuse issues and child and adolescent therapy. Joan is a faculty member at the University of Oklahoma and is visiting lecturer at NYU, FSU, and other universities. She has presented professional trainings locally, nationally and internationally, and has been an invited guest of both the Korean and Taiwanese Art Therapy Associations as well as training child therapists in South Africa. She has published numerous articles and three book chapters. She is a collage and mixed media artist, and published poet. Joan has served on both the American Art Therapy Association and the Art Therapy Credentials Board.
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Joan Phillips, PhD, LMFT, LPC, ATR-BC has a limited private practice primarily seeing former clients, doing crisis workplace interventions, and providing supervision for LPC, LMFT and ATR candidates. You are welcome to contact the Art Therapy Center at 405-364-2008 to make an appointment with any of the associates or Dr. Phillips is glad to try to locate resources for you if possible. She continues to offer professional training for CEU's and consultations with other professionals or agencies on the ethical use of art therapy, family and child therapy, and a variety of experiential and clinical topics. In addition, Dr. Phillips teaches in the online Masters in Art Therapy and Counseling at St. Mary of the Woods College in Indiana.


Interview about how Art Therapy can reduce stress

Interview in Seoul, Korea December 2010 when Dr. Phillips visited Seoul to provide training through the Department of Arts and Culture

Listen to Dr. Phillips' Interview (mp3 format).