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Patricia Isis, Ph.D., LMHC, ATR-BC, ATCS, holds a Ph.D. in the expressive therapies with an emphasis on art therapy and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Board Certified and Registered Art Therapist and certified mindful self-compassion teacher.She provides art therapy services in the public schools and maintains a private practice.Dr. Isis is the author of The Mindful Doodle Book: 75 Creative Exercises to Help You Stay in the Moment (PESI, 2019), which will teach you how to utilize mindful doodling as a clinical tool for multiple populations, approaches and settings.
She is the founding president of the Florida Art Therapy Association.In addition, Dr. Isis served as secretary on the Art Therapy Credential Board and later as a director on the Board of the American Art Therapy Association.Furthermore, Dr. Isis is currently on the nominating committee for the Art Therapy Credentials Board and maintains active membership in the American Art Therapy Association, American Counseling Association, The Society for Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama, and the Association for Death Education and Counseling.Dr. Isis is a popular presenter internationally, nationally, and locally.
Dr. Isis also facilitates mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), mindful self-compassion (MSC) classes, and mindfulness trainings.She received training in MBSR with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli in June of 2000.
Financial: Dr. Patricia Isis maintains a private practice and receives compensation as a consultant. She receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Isis receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Patricia Isis serves on committees for the American Art Therapy Association and on the Art Therapy Credentialing Board (ATCB) Nominating Committee.