Doris Arrington, ED. D. ATR- BC, HLM


Dr. Doris Banowsky Arrington, ATR-BC, HLM, Licensed Psychologist and Professor Emeriti was the Founding Chair of the Art Therapy Psychology Department at Notre Dame de Namur University and Department Chair for 27 years.

She also had a clinical practice working with children, adults and families.

Arrington has authored numerous articles, chapters, and manuals, as well as two books and an assessment: Home is where the Art Is; Arts, Angst and Trauma and the Arrington Visual Preference Test.

For the past eleven years Dr. Arrington, an international speaker, has trained physicians, pastors and counselors in Cambodia, China, Ethiopia, Ireland, Mexico, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, Ukraine, South Asia as well as the United States in how to use art as healing with the disabled and traumatized.

She has written or supervised over 30 funded grants in art therapy; and produced and edited 25 video histories for the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) of their Presidents and Pioneers.

Dr. Arrington, former President of Northern California Art Therapy Association is the recipient of the AATA Honorary Life Member award, and their Distinguished Service Award.

She also was the first art therapist to receive the Fulbright Senior Specialist Award. Currently a member of CIVA, Christians in the Visual Arts,

She is an exhibiting painter and serves on the Editorial Board of The Arts in Psychotherapy.