Alumna Lori Tiberi Helps Woman with Brain Injury Make Art
December 1, 2012 — Lori Tiberi, a 2002 alumnae of the College’s Master’s in Creative Arts Therapy Program, has long promoted patient recovery through drawing, painting, and other creative projects. Today, she works as a creative arts therapist at the Magee Rehabilitation Center in the Jefferson Health System, where she has significantly improved the recovery process for many patients. Just recently, Lori was featured in a Delaware Online article for her work with patient Kay Martin, who only has 70 percent use of her hands. Despite a traumatic brain injury caused by a sudden fall, Kay Martin has cultivated the ability to “make bowls and clocks out of vinyl records and repurpose cast-aside jewelry and kitchenware into wind chimes and display pieces,” thanks to Lori’s help at Magee Rehab. Lori Tiberi firmly believes that cases like Kay Martin’s fully demonstrate how effective art therapy can be in helping patients recover both mentally and physically. “Developing that connection between the mind and body can have profound effects on a patient’s physical and emotional condition,” she said during her Delaware Online interview.