Our Faculty

Sue Ann HerronSue Ann Herron

Sue Ann Herron, Ph.D. is the Director and Executive Faculty of the two-year Person-Centered Expressive Arts Program titled Expressive Arts for Healing and Social Change.  She is on the faculty of Existential, Humanistic, & Transpersonal Psychology at Saybrook University and Meridian University and previously taught the PCEAT program at Sofia University.

Dr. Herron has co-facilitated PCEAT training programs with Dr. Natalie Rogers for psychology students, educators, counselors, and healthcare professionals from around the world.

She completed a clinical postdoctoral fellowship at AgeSong in San Francisco where she enjoyed using PCEAT with the community of elders. In addition, she has led PCEAT workshops for women’s spirituality groups, teenagers, and bereaved children.

Dr. Herron’s dissertation, Natalie Rogers: An Experiential Psychology of Self-Realization Beyond Abra­ham Maslow and Carl Rogers, was published in 2010. As Natalie Rogers’s official biographer, one of Dr. Herron’s professional goals is to chronicle and elevate Natalie Rogers’ work through her scholarly historical and biographical study and to promote her legacy and teachings around the world.

The Person-Centered Expressive Arts program has been life changing for many people.  Contact our Executive Director, Dr. Sue Ann Herron to discuss whether the program is right for you.

Leora Bar-Din

Leora-175Leora Bar-Din, BA, RN, BSN, is a co-facilitator for the two-year Person-Centered Expressive Arts Program.

Leora earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Samuel Merritt University. She is a certified massage therapist and recently completed her first year in the Master of Arts program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Sonoma State University. She has been a yoga practitioner for over 15 years.

As an RN/BSN, Leora designed wellness programs and provided home health nursing and geriatric case management. Her love of teaching led her to work as an LVN nursing instructor and program coordinator. Throughout her nursing career, Leora recognized the importance of providing care based on the person-centered approach. It has been this philosophy that continues to define her work.

Over the past ten years, Leora sought out education in the arts (oil painting, watercolor, collage, art journaling) that honors the inherent therapeutic nature of expressing oneself through creating art. She was delighted to find the Person-Centered Expressive Arts Therapy Institute and to discover an environment in which individuals may discover their own truths within themselves and through their art, as well as the skills to offer this practice to others. She completed the program, served as an intern, and brings enthusiasm, warmth, and excitement to her role as a co-facilitator. She is honored to carry forward Natalie Rogers’ legacy of offering an authentic connection to self and others through person-centered expressive arts.

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