Craig Balfany, MPS, ATR-BC, LPC

Chair of the Art Therapy Program; Full-Time Faculty Member

Craig is the Art Therapy Program Chair at the Adler Graduate School. He is very involved in educating, supervising and promoting the profession of Art Therapy. Craig has 20 years of clinical art therapy practice working with children and adolescents in mental health and chemical health programs, as well as adults with traumatic brain injuries and congenital disabilities.


MPS - Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
BS - University of Wisconsin-Superior, WI

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Professional Membership: 

American Art Therapy Association

Select Publications: 

Balfany, Craig. (1991). Healing the wounded father: a pilot study of the use of creative arts therapy in the exploration of male identity issues. Pratt Institute Creative Arts Therapy Review, Volume 12, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Select Presentations: 

The Novo Nordisk Art of Living with Hemophilia - multiple U.S. locations

The Profession of Art Therapy - Panel discussion invited speaker, Minnesota State University-Moorhead

Art Therapy: Assessment and Intervention in Child/Adolescent Day Treatment - Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health 2002 Conference

Approaches to Dealing with Depression in Children, Adolescents and in the Workplace - Centennial School District #12 Using Art with Students with EBD and/or ADHD/ADD - VSA Arts Minnesota

Exploring Father Images of Adolescent Boys - American Art Therapy Association Conference