Assistant Clinical Professor, Assistant Director of Art Therapy Programs
Creative Arts Therapies Department
Bellet Building, Rm. 1032
Betty Hartzell, PhD, ATR-BC, LPC is an Assistant Clinical Professor and the Assistant Director of Art Therapy Programs in the Creative Arts Therapies Department at Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions. She received her master’s in Clinical Art Therapy from Loyola Marymount University, formerly Immaculate Heart College, in 1977 and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 1998.
Prior to Drexel University, Dr. Hartzell was employed for over twenty years in positions of therapist, supervisor and administrator in a number of facilities in Los Angeles, CA and Delaware Valley Hospitals and agencies. She has presented on varied clinical subjects and specifically art therapy issues to agencies, hospitals, and school districts and at conferences regionally, nationally and internationally. Dr. Hartzell has taught as an adjunct faculty at the undergraduate and graduate levels at four Philadelphia Colleges and Universities. With a professional colleague she conducted an Art Therapy consulting business encompassing education, evaluations, training, supervision and individual and group therapy. She has a private practice and also supervises art therapists and other mental health professionals preparing for registration and/or licensure.