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Eileen McGann

Adjunct Faculty

Art and Art Professions

Eileen P McGann, ATR-BC, LCAT has a broad range of clinical experience concentrated in therapeutic milieu and studio approach with young people who have experienced trauma. Ms. McGann developed and is the Director of the Arts and Creative Therapies program at Mercy First. Her lectures, consultations, artwork and publications have been received both domestically and internationally and translated abroad. Ms. McGann presented at a UN orientation and organized the first art therapy exhibition to be held at the United Nations with support of the TOGETHER campaign.

Selected Publications

  • A Journey of Hope: Art Therapy with an Unaccompanied Minor in Berberian and Davis (2019) Art Therapy Practices for Resilient Youth. Routledge Publishers.
  • Partnership for Global Justice Newsletter programs at the United Nations: February and April 2016
  • Developing ad Visual Vocabulary. ATOL: Art Therapy On Line, 5 (2). ISSN 2044-7221 Available from:
  • Developing a Visual Vocabulary, Copyright © 2014 by OZ Artea, Sibírska Bratislava
  • "Arteterapie" - the magazine of Czech Art Therapy Association: Interview
  • “Lido Marsh” cover image for Art Therapy: Journal of American Art Therapy Association, Volume 28, Number 1, 2011.
  • Color Me Beautiful: Racism, Identity Formation and Art Therapy in Blitz and Pender Greene (2006) Racism and Racial Identity: Reflections on Urban Practice in Mental Health and Social Services.  Haworth Publishers.  Co-published as Journal of Emotional Abuse vol. 6, 2/3 2006.
  • “Issues in Identity” cover image for Racism and Racial Identity: Reflections on Urban Practice in Mental Health and Social Services. Haworth Publishers (2006)
  • They Still Draw Pictures: Children’s Art In Wartime from the Spanish civil War to Kosovo – Book Review.  Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association,  22 (3), 2005.
  • I Never Saw Another Butterfly: Children’s Drawings and poems from Terezin Concentration Camp, 1942-1944 – Book Review.  The Arts In Psychotherapy, Oct. 2005.
  • A Grandmother’s Group: Art Therapy with Grandmothers Raising Adolescent Grandchildren. in Art Therapy With Older Adults. R. Perry (Editor) (2004).Charles C. Thomas Publishers
  • Using Art To Respond To September 11th. Wisconsin Arts Board Newsletter / Folk Arts Education. Fall 2002.
  • Art Therapy As Assessment and Intervention in Adolescent Homicide.  The American Journal of Art Therapy, vol. 38, November 1999



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