Introduction to Art Therapy & Mental Health
Dr. Sojung Park
Dr. Sojung Park, Ph.D., ATR-BC, LCAT, is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Education, Art Therapy Major, at the Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea. Dr. Park earned her master's degree in art therapy at the School of Visual Arts in New York, NY, and the doctorate in Expressive Therapies at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA.
Dr. Park has years of experience working with individuals with mental illnesses and addiction in the United States. Upon moving to Korea, Dr. Park has dedicated herself to teaching and training future art therapists. As a researcher Dr. Park has explored multiculturalism, psychiatric and/or addiction, and community-based practice and social action within art therapy, from both qualitative and art-based research paradigms.
Dr. Park is a recipient of the 2020 Pearlie Roberson Scholarship Award from the American Art Therapy Association, for her research project which targets multicultural aspects and capacities of art therapy. She is an active member of the editorial board for the journal of the American Art Therapy Association and the multicultural committee of the American Art Therapy Association.