Lynn Kapitan, PhD, ATR-BC, HLM, is pleased to be back at Pratt Institute where she graduated with a master’s degree in creative art therapy a number of years ago. She is a founding professor of the graduate and doctorate programs at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee. Her contributions to the field include past president of AATA and former executive editor of Art Therapy; Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, and author of Introduction to Art Therapy Research, now in its second edition. Lynn has practiced as a social activist art therapist in diverse educational settings, cross cultural community projects , and as a pro bono research consultant for non governmental agencies in Latin America.