Lucille Proulx, M.A., ATR, RCAT, Founding Director

Lucille is a registered art therapist in both Canada and the U.S. She holds a Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and Fine Arts from the University of Ottawa and a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.

Her 50 years of experience consists of working with children and parents in the community, private clinic, and in the department of infant and child psychiatry at The Montreal Children’s Hospital. She is a Director of The Canadian International Institute of Art Therapy (CiiAT), the Executive Director of the International Program of Art Therapy in Thailand (IPATT) and Japan Institute of Art Therapy in Tokyo (JIPAT). She is the past Executive Director of the B.C. School of Art Therapy (BCSAT).

Awards and Accomplishments:

Lucille Proulx is an Honorary Life Member of the Canadian Art Therapy Association (CATA) and The Association des Arts-therapeutes du Quebec (AATQ). She conducts specialized training workshops for professionals and parents across the United States, abroad, and in Canada. In 2004 she became a CUSO-Canada Cooperant and was assigned to the Centre for the Protection of Children’s Rights in Bangkok Thailand to introduce art therapy to mental health professionals working with traumatized children. She is a member of the Advisory Committee of Arts Health Canada and the past Vice President of the Canadian Art Therapy Association. Lucille is an exhibiting artist and the author of Strengthening Emotional Ties through Parent-Child-Dyad Art Therapy (2003), published by Jessica Kingsley Publisher, London, England, and Ach Publishing House, Israel, and in Hebrew (2011) and in Arabic (2017).  She is also the author of Attachment Informed Art Therapy.  Strengthening Emotional Ties throughout the lifetime.