About Leigh Davies

Leigh Davies is an associate professor and the director of the Creative Arts in Therapy program at Russell Sage College. She is a licensed Art Therapist as well as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  She has over 40 years of clinical experience with children, adolescents, the elderly,  families and couples.  She has done clinical work at Parsons Child and Family Center, Pinewoods Center, and The Eddy, and in private practice. She is also a certified Mindfulness leader and trainer (MBSR) and, when time permits,  runs Mindfulness groups.

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 Interests

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