|2006 - Present||Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2015 - Present||Chair, Dept. of Counseling Curriculum Committee||2014 - Present||Member, Master’s in Mental Health Counseling Program Review/Accreditation Committee||2010 - Present||Proposal Reviewer, President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants Committee||2009 - Present||Member, Best Practices in Online Education Committee||2006 - Present||Member, Dept. of Counseling Admissions Committee||Present||Member, American Art Therapy Association (AATA)||Present||Conference Program Reviewer, American Art Therapy Association (AATA)||Present||Member, American Counseling Association (ACA)||Present||Editorial Board Member, Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association||Present||Member, Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society||Present||President, Croatia Art Therapy Association||Present||Member, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (XI Chapter)||Present||President, European Branch of the American Counseling Association||Present||Member, Florida Art Therapy Association (FATA)||Present||Member, Florida Counseling Association (FCA)||Present||Editorial Board Member, Latino Studies Journal, Springer MacMillam||Present||Editorial Board Member, Revista Latinoaamericana de Arte Terapia, Universidad Nacional de las Artes, Argentina||2017||Member, College of Psychology Curriculum Committee||2006 - 2014||Member, Dept. of Counseling Curriculum Committee||2011 - 2013||Council Member representing the Center for Psychological Studies, Quality of Life Council|
Honors and Awards
- 2014 Hall of Fame Inductee, Cardinal Gibbons High School (Volleyball)
- 2013 Featured and interviewed about the art therapy profession by radio stations in Buenos Aires, and Rio Negro, Argentina
- 2010 Featured and recognized in the documentary, Wheels of Diversity in Art Therapy: Pioneers of Color as a pioneer among art therapists of color
- 2003 George Washing ton University, Counseling Department , Faculty of the Year Award
- 1998 Potomac Art Therapy Association (PATA) Distinguished Service Award
|2000||Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University|
|1999||M.Ed., Counseling, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University|
|1986||M.A., Art Therapy, George Washington University|
|1984||B.A., Psychology and Studio Art, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
Journal articles written or co-written by Dr. Mercedes ter Maat
Developing and Assessing Multicultural Competence with a Focus on Culture and Ethnicity Journal of the American Art Therapy Association (2011)
The search for culturally appropriate art therapy practice has historically focused on personal exploration and the infusion of a multicultural perspective in academic and applied experiences. The purpose of this article is to strengthen awareness ...
Understanding the Transition from Career to Fulltime Motherhood: A Qualitative Study American Journal of Family Therapy (2006)
According to the literature, minimal research has been conducted on full time mothers (i.e., stay-at-home mothers [SAHM]); studies dealing with motherhood tend to emphasize the developmental needs of the child versus the mother. The current ...
Initiating Leadership by Introducing and Implementing the ASCA National Model Professional School Counseling (2003)
Focuses on issues concerning the introduction and implementation of the National Model of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) within the U.S. school system. Challenges faced by ASCA in introducing the national model for school ...
Books and Book Contributions (5)
Book and book contributions written or co-written by Dr. Mercedes ter Maat
Counseling in Argentina Counseling Around the World (2015)
In this fascinating book, native counselors and leading experts from 40 countries discuss the opportunities for growth and the challenges they face in their countries. After an introductory section discussing global diversity themes and issues, ...
Ethical considerations in the practice of art therapy The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Art Therapy. (2015)
The Wiley Handbook of Art Therapy is a collection of original, internationally diverse essays, that provides unsurpassed breadth and depth of coverage of the subject. The most comprehensive art therapy book in the field, exploring ...
Foreword Using Art Therapy with Diverse Populations: Crossing Cultures and Abilities (2013)
Whether working in urban areas with high levels of cultural diversity, providing art therapy to 'unique' populations such as prisoners or asylum seekers, or introducing art therapy programs to parts of the world in which ...
Conference presentations, proceedings, lectures, and symposia given by Dr. Mercedes ter Maat
Motivational Interviewing: Helping Clients Change College of Psychology: Faculty Proceedings, Presentations, Speeches and Lectures (2017)
The purpose of the mini-session presentation is to explore the application of Motivational Interviewing (MI) as an approach to clinical counseling. Do you work with resistant individuals? Looking for an approach that effectively minimizes and ...