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Craig Haen

Applied Psychology Adjunct Faculty

Applied Psychology

Dr. Craig Haen has been an adjunct faculty member since 2011, bringing his extensive experience working with youth, adults, and families in diverse settings to the classroom.  He is particularly active in the treatment of individuals and communities impacted by developmental, familial, interpersonal, and mass trauma through his full-time private practice in White Plains, NY and his work as a trainer, consultant, and supervisor internationally.

Dr. Haen has published research and scholarship on trauma, gender, child and adolescent treatment, group therapy, and integrative practice, including guest editing two special issues on trauma in The Arts in Psychotherapy (2009, 2019).  The most recent of these volumes focuses on research on international applications of the creative arts therapies with military service members and veterans.  He has published four books: Creative-Arts Based Group Therapy with Adolescents with Nancy Boyd Webb, Handbook of Child and Adolescent Group Therapy with Seth Aronson, Engaging Boys in Treatment, and Clinical Applications of Drama Therapy in Child and Adolescent Treatment with Anna Marie Weber.

Dr. Haen serves on the Editorial Boards of The Arts in Psychotherapy, International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, and GMS Journal of Arts Therapies.  In addition, he co-chairs the Community Outreach task force for the American Group Psychotherapy Association and serves on its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion task force, in which capacities he has coordinated domestic trauma response and co-authored the organization’s public statements on a number of human rights issues. 

Dr. Haen is co-founder and training director of the Kint Institute, which offers a post-Masters certificate program in the arts and trauma treatment in New York City.  He also is Adjunct Faculty in the doctoral program in Expressive Therapies at Lesley University.

    Selected Publications


    • Creative Arts-Based Group Therapy with Adolescents: Theory & Practice. (Co-Editor with Nancy Boyd Webb), Routledge (2019).
    • Handbook of Child and Adolescent Group Therapy: A Practitioner’s Reference. (Co-Editor with Seth Aronson), Routledge (2017).
    • Engaging Boys in Treatment: Creative Approaches to the Therapy Process.(Editor), Routledge Series on Psychotherapy with Boys & Men (2011).
    • Clinical Applications of Drama Therapy in Child and Adolescent Treatment. (Co-Editor, with Anna Marie Weber), Brunner-Routledge (2005).


    Journal Special Issues:

    • Creative Arts Therapies and the Military (Co-Editor, with Alisha Ali), The Arts in Psychotherapy, 62. (2019).
    • The Creative Arts Therapies and Group Work (Co-Editor, with Joan Wittig), Group, 34(1). (2010).
    • Trauma and the Creative Arts Therapies (Editor), The Arts in Psychotherapy, 36(2). (2009).


    Selected Chapters & Peer-Reviewed Articles:

    • Haen, C. (in press). Integrative drama therapy in the treatment of trauma: Matching aesthetic properties to patient needs. In C. Malchiodi (Ed.), Handbook of expressive arts therapy.
    • Haen, C. (2020). The roles of metaphor and imagination in child trauma treatment. Journal of Infant, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy.
    • Haen, C. (2019). Creative arts-based approaches to adolescent group therapy: The state of the art. In C. Haen & N. Boyd Webb (Eds.), Creative arts-based group therapy with adolescents: Theory and practice.
    • Marks-Tarlow, T., & Haen, C. (2019). A neuroscience perspective on creative arts therapies and adolescent groups. In C. Haen & N. Boyd Webb (Eds.), Creative arts-based group therapy with adolescents: Theory and practice.
    • Haen, C. (2019). What soldiers can teach therapists who work with trauma: A qualitative examination of contemporary American war writing. The Arts in Psychotherapy, Special Issue on Creative Arts Therapies and the Military.
    • Haen, C., & Thomas, N. K. (2018). Holding history: Undoing racial unconsciousness in groups. The International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, Special Issue on Race, Ethnicity, and Group Therapy.
    • Haen, C. (2017). An integrative perspective on group therapy. In C. Haen & S. Aronson (Eds.), Handbook of child and adolescent group therapy: A practitioner’s reference.
    • Haen, C. (2017). Resuscitating bodies: On deadness, trauma, and intersubjectivity. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 55.
    • Haen, C., & Lee, K. (2017). Placing Landy and Bowlby in dialogue: Role and distancing theories through the lens of attachment. The Drama Therapy Review, Special Issue in Honor of Robert J. Landy.
    • Weber, A. M., & Haen, C. (2016). Attachment-informed drama therapy with adolescents. In C. Holmwood & S. Jennings (Eds.), International handbook of dramatherapy.
    • Haen, C. (2015). Advancing a dramaturgical theory of group process. Drama Therapy Review, 1(2).
    • Haen, C. (2015). Expressive therapy groups with chronically traumatized adolescents: Fostering change when safety is fleeting. In N. B. Webb (Ed.), Play therapy with children and adolescents in crisis (4th ed.).
    • Haen, C. (2015). Vanquishing monsters: Group drama therapy for treating trauma. In C. Malchiodi (Ed.), Creative interventions with traumatized children (2nd ed.).
    • Haen, C. (2014). Examining roles in children’s group therapy: Applying a dramaturgical role instrument to group process. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 41(5).
    • Haen, C. (2011). The therapeutic use of superheroes in the treatment of boys. In Author (Ed.), Engaging boys in treatment: Creative approaches to the therapy process.
    • Haen, C., & Weil, M. (2010). Group therapy on the edge: Adolescence, creativity, and group work. Group, Special Issue on Creative Arts Therapy.
    • Haen, C., & Weber, A. M. (2009). Beyond retribution: Working through revenge fantasies with traumatized young people. The Arts in Psychotherapy, Special Issue on the Arts and Trauma.
    • Haen, C. (2007). Fear to tread: Play and drama therapy in the treatment of boys who have been sexually abused. In S. Brooke (Ed.), The use of the creative therapies with sexual abuse survivors.
    • Haen, C. (2007). “Make me wanna holler”: Dramatic encounters with boys from the inner-city. In V. A. Camilleri (Ed.), Healing the inner-city child: Creative arts therapies with at-risk youth.
    • Haen, C. (2005). Rebuilding security: Group therapy with children affected by September 11th. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, Special Issue on Group Therapy for Children and Adolescents following September 11.
    • Haen, C., & McGarvey, T. P. (2005). Intervention strategies for treating traumatized siblings on a pediatric inpatient unit. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 75(3).
    • Haen, C., & Brannon, K. (2002). Superheroes, monsters and babies: Roles of strength, destruction and vulnerability for emotionally disturbed boys. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 29(1).