Director, PhD Program in Creative Arts Therapies and Associate Clinical Professor
Creative Arts Therapies Department
Bellet Building, Rm 1036
Dr. Gerber has more than 20 years of psychiatric clinical art therapy experience with adults and adolescents. In addition to her years of clinical art therapy experience, Dr. Gerber has over a decade of experienced in academia. She became the Director of the Art Therapy Program, a master's degree program in the Department of Creative Arts Therapies at Drexel University, in 1996 and remained director of that program until 2010.
In 2010 Dr. Gerber became the Director of the Ph.D. Program in Creative Arts Therapies. Dr. Gerber researched, created and authored this new cutting edge program which enrolls its first students in the Fall, 2010. Dr. Gerber has presented internationally on subjects such as: art therapy assessment, developmental art therapy approaches, the use of induced feelings and imagery as counter-transference phenomena in art therapy, doctoral level education for art therapists, and mixed methods research in art therapy.
At the national professional level, Dr. Gerber has served as the Chair of the Accreditation Task force for the American Art Therapy Association and as the Chair of the Continuing Education Committee. Within the university Dr. Gerber serves as a Vice Chair of the Social and Behavioral Science Institutional Review Board.