Wayne State University

Holly Feen-Calligan

Holly  Feen-Calligan
Associate Professor, Coordinator of Art Therapy
163 Community Arts Building

Office Hours: Via email at hfeen.wayne.edu.

(313) 577-1823
(313) 993-7558

Education
  • Ph.D. University of Michigan
  • ATR-BC Registered, Board Certified Art Therapist

Biography

Dr. Holly Feen-Calligan completed a Ph.D. in Education at the University of Michigan, and she has a master's degree in Art Therapy from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. She has coordinated the Art Therapy Programs at Wayne State University for 27 years. Prior to her Wayne State career, she was an art therapist working in adult psychiatry, closed head injury, and chemical dependency treatment programs. Dr. Feen-Calligan is an active member of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA). Her service includes nine years as Associate Editor of Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, two terms on the Education Program Approval Board, one term as Faculty Convener of the Coalition of Art Therapy Educators, and member of the Nominating Committee. In 2014 she was awarded the AATA's Rawley Silver Research Award, and in 2015 the AATA's Distinguished Service Award.

 

Responsibilities

Holly coordinates the Art Therapy Programs (including the MEd in Art Education/Art Therapy, and the MA in Counseling/Art Therapy).

Academic Interests

Service-learning (particularly arts based service-learning)

Research Interests

*Benefits of service-learning to students and community partners

•Comunity art therapy

•Understanding the experiences of various constituent groups participating in art therapy, such as people who are homeless or in the treatment for substance use disorders

•Art based research methods

Courses taught

In recent years, Holly has taught the art therapy program’s research classes (TED 7000 and ED 7999), Internship Seminar, AED 7890, and AED 6320: Art Therapy: Introduction and Ethics.

Community Engagement Activities

Saturday Art Therapy Workshop, Founder, Coordinator

http://coe.wayne.edu/ted/art-therapy/index.php

ArtsCorpsDetroit

http://art.wayne.edu/artscorpsdetroit.php

Awards & Honors

2015
American Art Therapy Association Distinguished Service Award
2014
American Art Therapy Association Rawley Silver Research Award

Presentations

Creative Action As Collective Action
Holly Feen 2017   Wisconsin Art Therapy Association-keynote
Pre-professional art based service-learning in music education and art therapy
Matthews, W. & Feen-Calligan, H. 2016   National Association for Music Education, Atlanta, GA
How does artmaking inform service-learning in an art therapy graduate program?
Feen-Calligan, H. , Ruttinger, K., Timm, K. & Webster, E. 2016   American Art Therapy Association, Baltimore, MD
The “Art Alive” Project: Beginning Art Therapy at a Community Center
Feen-Calligan, H., & Conley-Berry, J. 2015   American Art Therapy Association, Minneapolis, MN.
Get it Published! Successful Strategies for Publication of Practice-based Research
Kapitan, L. & Feen-Calligan, H. 2014   American Art Therapy Association, San Antonio, Texas
Promoting Healthy Communities through Art Therapy, Photovoice and ArtsCorpsDetroit Community Partnerships
Feen-Calligan, H. & Moreno, J. 2013   American Art Therapy Association conference
ArtsCorpsDetroit:A community based participatory action research project
Feen-Calligan, H. 2013   INternational Art Therapy conference, London
ArtsCorpsDetroit: Preliminary findings from an art based service-learning research study
Feen-Calligan, H., Faruolo, E., and Moreno, J. 2012   American Art Therapy Association
Art based service-learning in ArtCorpsDetroit
Barton, E., Feen-Calligan, H., & Jackson, M. 2012   Mid America College Art Association

Publications

Feen-Calligan, H. & Matthews, M.   2016 International Journal of Education and the Arts, 17
Positioning the arts for intervention design research in the human services.
Moxley D., & Feen-Calligan, H.   2015 Evaluation and Program Planning 53 34-43
Moxley, D. P., & Feen-Calligan, H.   2015 British Journal of Social Work. 14-132
Art therapy, homelessness and poverty
Feen-Calligan, H.   2015 Art Therapy: A Comprehensive Resource 506-519
The Relationship Between Spiritual Resources and Life Attitudes of African American Homeless Women
Gash, J., Washington, O.G.M., Moxley, D., & Feen-Calligan, H.   2014 Issues in Mental Health Nursing 35 238-250
The relationship between spiritual resources and life attitudes of African American homeless women.
Gash, J., Washington, O.G.M., Moxley, D., & Feen-Calligan, H.   2014 Issues in Mental Health Nursing 35 238-250
Engaging the arts, humanities and design in action research: Lessons learned from two projects
Moxley, D., Feen-Calligan, H., & Washington, O.   2013 ALARA (Action Learning, Action Research Association) Monograph Series 4
Lessons learned from three projects linking social work, the arts, and humanities
Moxley, D. M., Feen-Calligan, H., & Washington, O.G.M.   2012 Social Work Education 31 703-723
Perceptions of professional identity of counseling and art therapy graduates.
Feen-Calligan, H.   2012 Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association 29 (4)
Narrative Insight into Risk, Vulnerability and Resilience among Older Homeless African American Women.
Moxley, D., Washington, O., Feen-Calligan, H.   2012 Arts in Psychotherapy 39 150-157
The Quilting Workshop as Self-Efficacy Group Work with Older African American Women Transitioning Out of Homelessness
Moxley, D., Feen-Calligan, H., Washington, O., & Garriott, L.   2011 . Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association 28
Homelessness among older African American women: Interpreting a serious social issue through the arts in community-based participatory action research
Feen-Calligan, H., Washington, O. & Moxley, D.   2009 New Solutions 19 (4) 423-448
Helping older African American women who are homeless through visual images and creative strategies
Washington, O.G.M., Feen-Calligan, H., & Moxley, D.   2009 Visual Culture & Gender 4
Art therapy applications of dolls in grief recovery, professional identity, and community service
Feen-Calligan, H., McIntyre, B. & Sands-Goldstein, M.   2009 Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association 26 (4) 167-173
Evaluation of an art therapy workshop: Client perceptions and future directions
Feen-Calligan, H. & Nevedal, D.   2008 Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association 25(4) 177-182
Use of art work as a visual processing modality in group treatment of chemically dependent minority women
Feen-Calligan, H., Washington, O. & Moxley, D.   2008 The Arts in Psychotherapy 35 287-295
The social action art installation as educational forum: Fostering awareness of the lived experience among older African-American homeless women
Moxley, D., Washington, O. & Feen-Calligan, H.   2008 Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education 26 95-106
Service-learning and art therapy in a homeless shelter
Feen-Calligan, H.   2008 The Arts in Psychotherapy 35 20-33
Piloting an online art therapy course
Feen-Calligan, H.   2008 Journal of Computing in Higher Education 19(2) 98-120
The use of Art Therapy in detoxification from chemical addiction
Feen-Calligan, H.   2007 Canadian Art Therapy Association Journal 20 16-28
Linking personal qualifications with education standards
Feen-Calligan, H.   2007 Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association 24 64-70
The Use of Art Therapy in Detoxification from Substance Use Disorders
Feen-Calligan, H.   0 Art and Expressive Therapies within a Medical Model: Clinical Applications in-press, 2017