Monica Carpendale, BFA, DVATI, BCATR, RCAT, HLM, Founder and Academic Dean of the Kutenai Art Therapy Institute, in Nelson, British Columbia.
As an art therapist, educator, dreamer, filmmaker, writer, poet, artist, and geo-ecological theorist/ philosopher of art therapy, Monica has been working with dreams and art therapy for over 35 years. Her concept of a relational approach between dreamer/artist and the dreamwork/ art therapy is the result of merging ideas regarding psychoanalysis, phenomenology, and existentialism with an ecological model of art therapy.
Her publications include several articles in the Canadian Art Therapy Journal, and art therapy textbooks: Essence and Praxis in the Art Therapy studio (2009), and A Traveler’s Guide to Art Therapy Supervision (2011).
Carpendale believes that through exploring dreams and artwork we can discover new meaning and recreate our narratives, encourage flow, channel creativity, and open new understandings in our lives.