P R O J E C T S    &   W O R K S H O P S

New York Mental Health Administrators
Workshop: Writing Our World   
October 2014

Greater New York Association of  
Directors of Volunteers
Workshop: Writing Our World
June 2014

UpstArt Gallery, New York
Featured A
rtist  
June 2014

New York Presbyterian Hospital
Inpatient Creative Writing Groups
Health Education Outreach Workshops
2012 - 2014

Workshops: Hebrew Home, New York
Narrative Medicine Workshop
Winter-Spring 2014

New York Public Library
Exhibition: Featured Artist
2013 - 2014

New York Public Library
Storytelling/Creative Writing Workshop
June 2013 

NOMAA, New York
Featured Artist, Community Outreach  
June 2013 

Corporate, New York
Installation: Artists living with disability
Winter 2012

QCC Art Gallery, CUNY
Facilitator: Artists living with disability
Spring-Summer 2011

Courier Mittman Gallery, New York
Curator: Artists living with disability
Spring 2011

Non-profit, New York
Group Model Design and Development: Therapeutic Expressive Arts Work
2008 - 2011

Mount Sinai Hospital, New York Visual Art  
Commissions
2007 - 2008

Joan Wesley Usher is a licensed counselor and clinical artist, with experience in creativity and narrative workshops as well as group and individual counseling.   She is also a 2015 Masters candidate at Columbia University in the program for Narrative Medicine.  

Over the last decade Ms. Usher has integrated the expressive arts into her clinical training and practice, while also producing commissioned artwork for private and professional healthcare spaces.  Related past projects include New York art exhibitions of solo and group works by artists living with disability and a series of murals for the acute care areas of Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.   Her most recent work explores the development of individual and collective narratives through story telling, symbolic language, and the use of Narrative Medicine principles in the group setting.  She is also interested in the implications of digital technology on feminine self-narrative and wellness.

Ms. Usher has over fifteen years of experience in educational and professional theatre, working as both an theatrical artist and independent producer.  Her freelance projects centered around classic literature and were often collaborative ventures with professional, nonprofit, religious, or educational organizations.   

 

 

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