Graduate Student Spotlights

Caitlin Scafati

Art Therapy

Briefly tell us why you chose your program:
Having experienced depression and eating disorders in my own life, I found art to be a major component of my own healing. I have a background in psychology but wanted to include a creative aspect when working with others. I found a natural fit in art therapy.
My inspiration is:
people who have overcome major obstacles
If I could change the world, I would:
end war
Something I collect:
odds and ends to use in art projects
Why I went to Graduate School:
to learn enough to help others, and to know more about myself
The best gift I''ve ever received:
my camera
My biggest challenge is:
myself
The professor who influenced me the most:
How I take my coffee:
diet coke
The most adventurous thing I''ve ever done is:
study abroad in South Africa
My secret passion is:
peanut butter
What I do to de-stress:
run

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Palos Verdes Estates, California
What are your plans after you graduate?
work with a non-profit
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
Creator/Photographer of the emBODYment project, recently shown in the Rosenberg gallery in the Barney Building, to be shown at Smith College this spring.
Community Service and Other Activities:
Volunteer with the National Eating Disorders Association and at New York State Psychiatric Institute