Lucia Capacchione Ph.D., A.T.R., R.E.A.T.
Lucia Capacchione is a best-selling author of 18 books and audio CDs. A Registered Art Therapist and pioneering Expressive Arts Therapist, she conducts workshops and professional training using her innovative methods. She is known internationally as an expert in creativity. She sparks and nurtures creativity in all areas of life.
Dr. Capacchione originated:
•The Creative Journal Method, blending writing with drawing
• Healing through writing and drawing with the non-dominant hand
• Inner Child/Inner Family healing through the expressive arts
• The Visioning® process of life design through collage and journaling
• Creative Journal Expressive Arts therapy
Dr. Capacchione was originally a professional artist. She studied with Sister Mary Corita at Immacualate Heart Collge, received her Bachelor’s degree and then worked for renowned designers, Charles and Ray Eames. Later she became a Montessori-trained child development specialist and one of the first Head Start directors in the U.S.
After successful careers in both art and education, Dr. Capacchione stumbled onto the healing power of art and journaling with her non-dominant hand while struggling with a mysterious life-threatening illness. Her full recovery without medication led to a new career as an art therapist.
Dr. Capacchione’s methods are being used worldwide for treating addictions, trauma, and childhood abuse. Many of her books are used as texts in courses on art therapy, psychology, writing and art, career development, applied creativity and brain balancing. Her work is being used in mental health centers. recovery programs, medical centers and cancer support groups, school systems (kindergarten through college), prisons, health and healing programs, spiritual retreat centers, business and industry.
Dr. Capacchione has consulted for corporations, including Mattel, Hallmark and Walt Disney Imagineering and treatment clinics, such as the Menninger Foundation and leading recovery centers. She has taught in the U.S., Canada, Italy, the UK, Australia and Mexico.
Dr. Capacchione has presented at:
Professional and public conferences, retreat centers, colleges and universities in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, Italy, Mexico and on cruise ships. In the US, she has presented at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, New York Open Center, Omega Institute, Learning Annex, Whole Life Expo and others.
Since 1998, Dr. Lucia Capacchione and Dr. Marsha Nelson have trained and certified professionals in a year-long work-study program. Creative Journal Expressive Arts Certification Training. See Training
Her books have been translated into twenty languages.
Art Therapist Registered (A.T.R.), American Art Therapy Association Registration: 1977 (#77-055)
Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (R.E.A.T.), International Expressive Arts Therapy Association Registration: 1997