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About Mercedes B. ter Maat

Mercedes Ballbé ter Maat, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling at NSU's College of Psychology. Her interests are in participating in local, state, national, and international leadership undertakings for the fields of mental health counseling, school counseling, and art therapy and frequently presents on topics related to multicultural counseling, ethics, supervision, and the use of art in counseling and therapy. She actively participates in humanitarian work, most recently in Argentina and Lebanon, and her research interests are in enhancing the quality of life of immigrant and minority families by identifying risk and promoting protective factors through school- and community-based interventions.

Positions

2006 - Present Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University
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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
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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

Education

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2000 Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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1999 M.Ed., Counseling, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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1986 M.A., Art Therapy, George Washington University
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1984 B.A., Psychology and Studio Art, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Contact Information

(954) 262-5728

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Articles (5)

Journal articles written or co-written by Dr. Mercedes ter Maat

Books and Book Contributions (5)

Book and book contributions written or co-written by Dr. Mercedes ter Maat

Presentations (122)

Conference presentations, proceedings, lectures, and symposia given by Dr. Mercedes ter Maat