Marygrace Berberian, a licensed and registered Art Therapist and licensed clinical social worker, is the Director of the Graduate Art Therapy Program. She has been actively involved in the Graduate Art Therapy Program as a Faculty Member, Internship Coordinator and Program Coordinator for over 20 years.
Marygrace has invested most of her career in establishing community based art therapy programs in New York City. Marygrace is the Director of NYU Art Therapy in the Schools program, overseeing the established of school-based art therapy intervention in public schools in New York State. She works with teachers and parents to support young people through creative intervention as her clinical work has focused on children, adolescents, and community wide crisis recovery. Marygrace has more recently focused on the rehabilitative benefits of community-based art therapy for adults struggling with degenerative diseases and was awarded the Rawley Silver Research Award by the American Art Therapy Association. She is on the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Art Therapy, Canadian Journal of Art Therapy, and the Executive Board of the American Art Therapy Association. She has authored several chapters and peer reviewed journal articles as well as a co-edited book, Art Therapy Practices for Resilient Youth: A Strengths-Based Approach to At-Promise Children and Adolescents, published in 2020.