Meet Our ATAO Officers for
2016 - 2017
The Art Therapy Association of Oklahoma (ATAO) is a professional organization for art therapists in Oklahoma, and an affiliate chapter of the American Art Therapy Association.
ATAO is founded on the belief that art making is healing and life enhancing; that creativity benefits the human condition; that cultural proficiency is essential when working with children, families, and communities; and that professional integrity and competency is of utmost importance when serving the public.
Our mission is to provide a safe place for meaningful connections between people who share an interest in the therapeutic use of art making and creative expression in Oklahoma.
Our vision is to engage in the progressive development art therapy and use of expressive therapies in clinical practice. We provide continuing education, training, and workshops with the aim of advancing the field of art therapy and to facilitate networking and collaboration among art therapists, students, and professionals in Oklahoma.
I currently work at Center for Children and Families, Inc. in Norman and have a small private practice at the Art Therapy Center. I love my work supporting individuals and families to gracefully adjust to life events in a supportive and creative environment.
I have been a member of ATAO since 1990 and am grateful for the many years of support and leadership offered to us and our profession through professional conferences, retreats, and friendship.
In addition, I teach yoga and organize local arts events in Norman. I am an artist, a daughter of a go getter, a mom of a future leader and OU freshman, Bonus-mom of two beautiful grown young healers, a grandmother of two, and a 26 year bandwife.
LPC, ATR, RYT
We hope a detailed article from Kay Foster will arrive sometime in the near future.
MA, MHR, LPC, ATR-BC
Born and raised in Willoughby Hills, Ohio in a family of 5 girls, Maureen attended catholic school through the 8th grade. In high school I was more interested in socializing than grades, and counselors advised me to study cosmetology. I moved to Texas at 19 where I was able to get a whole new perspective on my possibilities.
I received my BFA from the University of Houston. I held many odd jobs before I heard about the field of Art Therapy. I came to Oklahoma to visit a classmate I ran into at my high school reunion in 1977. He's gone, I'm still here.
I received my MHR from the University of Oklahoma and have worked at the VA Medical Center since 1997, but I plan to retire soon.
I have a lovely daughter, Mairead Todd, who is married to Sam Stalcup, and a 23-yr-old son, Kimber, who is diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome.
I enjoy being active, making things, movies, music, plays, and connecting to others in many ways. In retirement I plan to brush up on my drawing and painting skills and help launch my son.
Coretta graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Master of Human Relations and art therapy education and training. Currently, she is working toward her doctorate in International Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. As a licensed professional counselor for 14 years and a registered board-certified art therapist for 11 years, Coretta has worked with adults, adolescents and children from various populations providing counseling to individuals, families, and groups. The settings she has worked vary from outpatient, day treatment, schools, military, rural community school (international), and domestic violence shelter.
LPC, ATR-BC, NCC-Delegate
Currently, Coretta has a private practice in Norman, Traveling Art Therapist, LLC, providing art therapy and traditional counseling for a variety of populations. Also, she works in a high school and middle school providing counseling services and art experientials to students during the school term. In her free time, Coretta enjoys photography, traveling, and spending time with friends.
While serving as the ATAO delegate, I hope to support the executive board and represent the chapter at the national conference.
Original Art: Oil on Canvas - 36" x 36"
Home: Choctaw, Oklahoma
Cell: (405) 390-3549
We hope a detailed article from will arrive sometime in the near future.
MA, MHR, LPC, ATR-BC
We hope a detailed article from Kathy Carnes will arrive sometime in the near future.