Laury Rappaport, Ph.D., MFT, ATR-BC, REAT is the author of Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy: Accessing the Body’s Wisdom and Creative Intelligence; editor/author of Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies: Theory and Practice; and numerous book chapters and journal articles. Laury has been on the faculty of the Expressive Therapies Division at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA for over 35 years, where she was the Academic Coordinator of their International Expressive Arts Therapies programs. Laury has also served as Associate Professor at Notre Dame de Namur University, and been on the faculties at Sonoma State, Meridian University, Cambridge College, and California Institute of Integral Studies. Laury also developed a Mind-Body program integrating the expressive arts and mindfulness Program at Five Branches University— a Chinese Medicine and acupuncture school in California.
Laury is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (CA), Board Certified Art Therapist with the American Art Therapy Association (ATR-BC), Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT) with the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association, and a Certifying Coordinator, Focusing-Oriented Therapist and Trainer with The International Focusing Institute. Laury has extensive clinical experience in wide variety of settings and currently has a private practice in Santa Rosa, CA.