Nancy Gerber
Senior Lecturer
PHD, Union University
MS, Hahnemann University
BS, Pennsylvania State University -Abington

Nancy Gerber, Ph.D, ATR-BC, LPC received her Master of Science Degree in Mental Health Sciences from Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital and her Doctor of Philosophy Degree from Union Institute and University. She is a Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Ph.D Program in Creative Arts Therapies at Drexel University. Dr. Gerber has more than 20 years of psychiatric clinical art therapy experience with adults and adolescents. Prior to becoming the Director of the Ph.D Program she was the Director of the Graduate Art Therapy Program at Drexel University since 1996. Her interests and expertise are in the areas of art therapy assessment and treatment, higher education and research in art therapy and clinical supervision. Dr. Gerber has presented locally and nationally on subjects such as: art therapy assessment, developmental art therapy approaches, the use of icounter-transference phenomena in art therapy, and doctoral level education for art therapists. At the national professional level, Dr. Gerber has served as the Chair of the Accreditation Task force, the Chair of the Continuing Education Review Subcommittee and currently serves as a member of the Education Committee for the American Art Therapy Association . Dr. Gerberserves as the Vice Chair of the Social and Behavioral Science Institutional Review Board at Drexel University. Her research interests are in the area of doctoral education for art therapists. Her doctoral research entitled The Essential Components of Doctoral Level Education for Art Therapists served as the model for the current Ph.D Program in Creative Arts Therapies which Dr. Gerber developed and authored.


Kaimal, G., Gerber, N. (2007). Impressions over time: Community progressive murals in an outpatient HIV/AIDS clinic. The Arts in
        Psychotherapy, 34(2), 151-162.
Gerber, N. (2006). The essential components of doctoral level education for art therapists. The Arts in Psychotherapy,33(2), 98-112.
Salmon, P.R. & Gerber, N.,(1999). Disappointment, dependency, and depression in the military: The role of expectations as reflected in
        drawings. Art Therapy Journal of the American Art Therapy Association,16(1). 17-30.
Gerber, N. (1995). Suicide, a teenage dilemma. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association,12(2).141-142.

Class Schedule, Fall 2017

M04:00PM - 06:50PMTheories & Tech of AT W/Adult

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