Beth Ann Short LCAT, ATR-BC, FRSA (they/them)

Beth Ann Short


AT 501 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy, AT 583 Art Therapy Internship Studio. Also faculty supervisor for L&C Open Studio and ASC Open Studio (supporting 2 practicum students).

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22 years in practice. 14+ years providing open studio art therapy to the community servicing a wide variety of individuals. My current practice is primarily via telehealth working with a variety of ages (10 years old and up). My theoretical lens aligns with a postmodernist approach, drawing from intersectionality, social constructivism, feminism, queer theory, and antiracism. I believe human beings will always be growing/evolving and the therapeutic relationship relies on empathy, language, storytelling, and art. I also provide ATR/LAT supervision to newer art therapists.

Beth Ann (AKA BA) Short grew up around the Great Lakes region, living in both Michigan and Ontario throughout their youth. BA is a graduate of Marylhurst University (1999) and is a licensed certified art therapist in Oregon as well as a nationally board certified art therapist with the Art Therapy Credentials Board. BA has 20+ years of experience working with at-risk youth and within the foster care system. They also have a long history of working with the LGBTQIA+ individuals. BA teaches as an adjunct professor in art therapy at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon and at Heritage University, in Toppenish, Washington offering art therapy classes to both graduate and undergraduate students. Short is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and also a fine artist who has exhibited art both internationally and in publications. In their spare time BA can be found making art, bike riding, traveling, cooking, or just hanging out in their backyard with family and friends.