Kim Abramowitz

© 2019 Kim Abramowitz

Kim Abramowitz

Education

 

Toronto Art Therapy Institute [September 2010 - September 2012]

Graduate Diploma; Art Therapy

 

University of Western Ontario [September 2006 - April 2010]

Honors Bachelor of Arts; Honors Specialization Psychology, Minor Visual Arts 

 

Work Experience

Work with Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults

Registered Psychotherapist and Art Therapist

 

Integrate Health Services [June 2016 - present]

- Providing individual, family, and group Psychotherapy and Art Therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and parents

 

Parent Education Resource Centre [March 2012 - June 2017]

- Worked one-on-one providing Art Therapy to children and adolescents out of a private practice

 

Art Therapy Groups [May 2013 - June 2016]

- Planned and executed activities for children, adolescents, and young adults at various locations across Toronto; programs offered clients with varying needs and interests, an opportunity to be creative and express themselves

Work with Older Adults

Art Therapist

Private In-Home Art Therapy [November 2013 - June 2016]

- Worked one-on-one providing Art Therapy to older adults in their homes; accommodated

programs to meet the needs and interests of each client

Art Therapy Groups [May 2013 - June 2016]

- Planned and executed activities for older adults at various locations across Toronto; programs offered older adults with varying levels of artistic, cognitive, and physical abilities, an opportunity to be creative and express themselves

- Locations included independent living residences, retirement communities, long-term care facilities, hospitals, and adult day programs

Workshops 

Art Therapist [May 2013 - June 2016]

- Planned and executed workshops for different populations at various locations across Toronto; workshops catered to various populations, and the needs and interests of each group

Volunteer Experience

 

Art Therapist [April 2014 - June 2016]

- Volunteered on a conference committee and at an Alzheimer's centre 

Publications/Media

 

- Expert Art Therapist speaker at Indigo Books & Music. Inc. Colour Me Fun event. (2015, September 2).

- Abramowitz, Kim. (2015, September/Rosh Hashanah). Adult colouring books - Drawing out stress. SAJAC News: South African Jewish Association of Canada News, 32.

- Abramowitz, Kim. (2015, April). Drawing meaning on the topic of art therapy. RegQuest: Regulatory Offences and Compliance Newsletter, 8(4), 10-11.

- Interviewed for a television segment – Ngan, Alice (Executive Producer). (2015, May 6). Timeline Magazine, current affairs program discussing adult colouring books [Television broadcast]. Toronto, ON: Fairchild Television.

- Abramowitz, Kim. (2015, April/Pesach). Drawing meaning with art therapy. SAJAC News: South African Jewish Association of Canada News, 14.

- Abramowitz, Kim. (2013). The unstructured use of clay in art therapy with older adults. Canadian Art Therapy Association Journal, 26(1), 1-12.

Art Exhibitions

- Featured artist at "The Rushton" restaurant (August-September 2017)

- “Project Art’s Second Annual Pop-Up Art Gallery” in support of Art Therapy programs at

Sunnybrook Hospital’s Odette Cancer Centre at 99 Sudbury (October 2014)

- “In Bloom” by Kim Abramowitz at the Stephen MacKendrick Community Gallery a part of Artscape Wychwood Barns (February-March 2014)
 

Certificates/ Workshops/Conferences

 

- Registered Psychotherapist – Certificate of Registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (2015 - present)

Professional Member of the Canadian Art Therapy Association (2011-present)

- Creative CBT Interventions for Children with Anxiety (2018)

- Tattered Teddies: Preventing Suicide in Children (2017)

- Art Therapy and Anti-Oppressive Practice – CATA and OATA Conference (2016)

North York Senior Centre Mental Health Training (2015)

- Art Heals Health | Health Heals Art Symposium (2015)

- Cognitive-Behavioural Art Therapy Workshop (2015)

- Working With the Angry or Aggressive Child Training (2014)

- Art Therapy Here and Now – CATA and OATA Conference (2011)

- Trauma-Informed Art Therapy Certificate of Training (2011)

2010 - present

2010 - present