Welcome to Micheala Slipp – Associate Chair in Art Therapy
Originally from Ottawa, Micheala has been working and living in British Columbia since 2006. She holds a B.A. in Psychology, a B.F.A. in Fine Arts and a Master’s Degree in Creative Arts Therapies. She is a registered Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor with the Canada Counselling & Psychotherapy Association and also holds registration as an Art Therapist with the American Art Therapy Credentials Board. Micheala is currently working towards a Doctor of Education in Distance Education at Athabasca University with mixed methods dissertation focus in the role of video-conferencing clinical supervision for counsellors working in rural and indigenous communities to mitigate compassion fatigue risk.
Micheala brings 15 years of frontline counselling experience and has worked in non-profit, government, corporate EAP and private practise settings. She currently does the majority of service delivery through private practise and offers distance counselling and clinical supervision services throughout the Northern and Interior regions of B.C. Her clinical specializations include wellness and healing across cultures, technology in counselling and clinical education, complex trauma and the integration of Somatic Experiencing Trauma therapy with creative arts therapy modalities. She also brings a very strong passion for the development of counsellor wellness through effective clinical supervision practise.
Micheala has taught graduate-level course work in child & adolescent development for counsellors, diversity and ethnicity in Art Therapy and ethics and law for school counsellors. She maintains studio practise as an abstract painter and shows her work on a bi-annual basis. As well as being an avid runner, Micheala has a passion for travelling and especially enjoys discovering hidden beaches throughout Latin America. She is thrilled to be joining the St Stephen’s College community and is looking forward to exploring all the great things Edmonton has to offer.
Micheala will be teaching the Introduction to Art Therapy course this July.