Ara Parker  DMin (Cand), MA, RCAT, CCC
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About Ara Parker, DMin (Cand), MA, BCATR, RCAT, CCC
Ara Parker is Chair of the Department of Psychotherapy & Spirituality and Faculty Lecturer, Art Therapy, at St. Stephen's College, affiliated with the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Ara's doctoral dissertation is on spiritually-informed art therapy.

Ara Parker received her Master of Arts, Expressive Arts Therapies, from Lesley College in Cambridge, MA (1997) concurrent with studies at the Toronto Art Therapy Institute. She is a Registered Art Therapist and Certified Canadian Counsellor. Ara also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Journalism. 

Ara Parker has worked in private practice, social service and mental health agencies, and is a Clinical Supervision. Ara has been working in Arts and Health for many years, as a Psychotherapist, Educator, Board Member, Media Producer, Community Liaison and Consultant. She is currently a Scholar with the Integrative Health Institute at the University of Alberta.






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