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Dr. Ashley Hartman

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Shields Center for Visual Arts, Room 224
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Ashley Hartman, PhD, LCAT, LPC, ATR-BC is an educator, registered art therapist, researcher, and artist. She earned her doctorate of philosophy (PhD) with a specialization in art therapy from Florida State University. Prior to her appointment at Marywood, Ashley was an Adjunct Instructor and Teaching Assistant at Florida State University. Prior to her academic appointments, Ashley was an NCAA DII collegiate basketball player and she completed studies in fashion design at the Art Institute of Seattle.


PhD, Art Therapy Specialization, Florida State University

MS, Art Therapy, Florida State University

MEX Certificate, Museum Education and Exhibitions, Florida State University

M.Ed, Educational Psychology, Florida Atlantic University

BA, Psychology, Minor Studio Art, Palm Beach Atlantic University

Research Interests

Ashley has presented her research, programs, and arts-based workshops internationally at the British Art Therapy Association’s International Art Therapy Practice/Research Conference. London, England and at the International Conference on the Inclusive Museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has presented nationally as well through the American Art Therapy Association, National Art Education Association, and Florida Art Therapy Association.

Ashley’s scholarly endeavors focus on the areas of museum-based art therapy, art therapy and intersectional aspects of identity, and the integration of Eastern philosophical practices in connection to perception of control, anxiety, and mindfulness.

Peer-Reviewed Publications 

  • Hartman, A. (2020). Telling My Story in the Gallery: Art Therapy with Females on the Autism Spectrum. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 37(4), 208–212.
  • Campenni, C. E., & Hartman, A. (2020). The Effects of Completing Mandalas on Mood, Anxiety, and State Mindfulness. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 37(1), 25–33.
  • Hartman, A., Owings, P.E., & Guttesman, T. (2020). Integrating storytelling and visual arts therapy: Case reflections with young adults with Autism. The Korean Journal of Body-Psycho Studies, 6(1).
  • Hartman, A., & Irwin, C. (2021). Exploring Cultural Identity: Connections between Art History and Museum-Based Art Therapy Practice. International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, 14(1), 119–133.
  • Hartman, A. & Owings, P. (2021). Sculpting expression: A creative arts therapy exhibition. The American Behavioral Scientist.
  • Hartman, A. (April 2021). Exploring Museum Based Art Therapy: A Summary of Existing Programs. In M. R. Dejkameh and L. Daugherty (Eds). Museum-Based Art Therapy: A Collaborative Effort with Access, Education, and Public Programs. (Chapter).
  • Hartman, A., & Brown, S. (2017). Synergism through therapeutic visual arts. In V. Bryan, & J. Bird (Eds.), Healthcare Community Synergism between Patients, Practitioners, and Researchers (pp. 29-48). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-0640-9.ch002

Clinical and Art Therapy Practice

Ashley has worked in diverse community based and clinical settings. She is a licensed creative arts therapist (LCAT) in the state of NY, a licensed professional counselor (LPC), and a board credentialed art therapist (ATR-BC). She practices part-time with Cornell Health Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). She previously practiced art therapy and at Thaxton Holistic Wellness Center and Counseling Solutions in Scranton, PA where she is licensed as a professional counselor (LPC). She offers clinical and arts-based individual and group supervision for clinicians working toward licensure and she in case consultation for practicing therapists. She has experience with cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, DBT, mindfulness-based, existential and integrative approaches to care. She currently oversees the Graduate Art Therapy Program at SOAR Program on Marywood University’s campus where she has supervised interns and developed programming for young adults with Autism using the gallery as a component of art therapy practices.

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