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Matthew G. Bernier
Matthew G. Bernier

Graduate Art Therapy & Counseling Program
Eastern Virginia Medical School

Matthew Bernier, MCAT, ATR-BC, is an Associate Professor and has been a full-time faculty member in the Graduate Art Therapy & Counseling Program since 1990. He has art therapy experience with many populations, especially those who have experienced trauma. His academic interests include: art processes, materials, and theoretical approaches of art psychotherapy; the Expressive Therapies Continuum; the Art Therapy-Projective Imagery Assessment; symbolism; art history; psychopathology; theories of personality; child and adolescent art therapy; therapeutic puppetry; and non-clinical applications of expressive therapies and social change. Mr. Bernier has served on professional committees and boards and presented locally, nationally, and internationally on a variety of topics. He has published in books and professional journals.  Publication: Bernier, M. & O’Hare (2005).  Puppetry in education and therapy: Unlocking doors to the mind and heart.