P R O J E C T S & W O R K S H O P S
New York Mental Health Administrators
Greater New York Association of
New York Presbyterian Hospital
Workshops: Hebrew Home, New York
Corporate, New York
Mount Sinai Hospital, New York Visual Art
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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