About Leigh Davies

Leigh Davies is an associate professor and the director of the Creative Arts in Therapy program at Russell Sage College. 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.

Recent Courses 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

Research Interest

Grief and the Expressive Arts

Distinctions & Awards

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

Selected Publications

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

Educational Background

M.P.S., Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
Art Therapy
B.A., University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
Psychology and Art