Associate Professor and Director, Creative Arts in Therapy

Schacht Fine Arts Center, Troy
[email protected]


M.P.S., Art Therapy, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York

B.A., Psychology and Art, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont

Professional Credentials

Board Certified, Art Therapy Credentials Board

Registered Art Therapist, American Art Therapy Association, ID #: 11177

Licensed Creative Art Therapist, ID #: 000371

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, ID #: 000708

Other Professional Employment

Consultant, Alzheimer Dementia Grant; Eddy DayBreak, Rensselaer, New York

Private Practice: Solutions; A Brief Therapy Center, Albany, New York

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Group Leader: Solutions; A Brief Therapy Center, Albany, NY

Classes Taught

  • AFA 202 – Watercolor
  • CAT 201 – Introduction to Creative Arts in Therapy
  • CAT/AFA 248 – Mindfulness and Creativity
  • CAT 407 – Creative Arts in Therapy Integrated Experience
  • CAT 442 – Seminar III: Family Creative Arts in Therapy

Selected Conferences and Scholarly Work

Drawing on Metaphor in Grief and the Expressive Arts: Practices for Creating Meaning edited by Barbara Thompson and Robert Neimeyer, 1/22/14       

ADEC Conference: War, Loss, Memory- Building Community Using Ritual and the Arts,

Gallery Display: Commemorative Flags, 6/22 -25/11, Miami.

Veterans Week at The Sage Colleges 11/2010 (and related events: 2011, 12, 13), Co-Chair,

Chair of the media/arts sub-committee, 2010


Honorable Mention, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (2012) Sage Capital Region Veterans Partnerships for Health 

Gallery Coordination and Programming

  • Faith Ringgold Posters, Underground Railroad Conference, & artistic response by The ARK Community Charter School, 1-4/2013
  • Combat Paper, work by American veterans, 11/2012
  • Dona Ann McAdams, NE-LGBT Conference, 3-4/2012
  • Second Front, 11/2011
  • Windows and Mirrors sponsored by Women Against War, 10/2011
  • Helen Benedict author of Sand Queen, 10/2011
  • Children’s Artwork, War Remnants Museum, Ho Chi Ming City, Vietnam, poetic response by Children from Susan Odell Taylor School, Troy, NY
  • A Fugitive Slave Rescued:  Paintings of Charles Nalle by Mark Priest, Underground Railroad Conference, 2/2010


Leigh Davies is an Associate Professor of Creative Arts in Therapy and Director of the Russell Sage College Creative Arts in Therapy Program.  She has 36 years of clinical experience working with emotionally disturbed and developmentally delayed children, the elderly, families and couples.  She has been employed by Parsons Child and Family Center, Head Start, The Pinewoods Center, The Eddy, and is presently in private practice.  Leigh has been married to for 31 years and has two adult daughters.