Wayne State University

Kate Sullivan

Kate  Sullivan
Part-time faculty
Community Arts Building, Art Education Office, Room 163.4

Office Hours: One half hour before the start of class and by appointment.

(734) 735-6324
(734) 994-4016

  • American Art Therapy Association, ATR-BC  #96-160, Board Certified 11/17/96            
  • Michigan:  Liscensed Social Worker, #6801083530
  • Michigan: Registered Nurse #068769    



Kate Sullivan, M.ED, MSW, LMSW, RN, ATR-BC

Ms. Sullivan is a graduate of the WSU art therapy program and also earned her MSW at the University of Michigan.  She worked as a Registered
Nurse in multiple settings, including as Director of an Emergency Dept.  As an Art Therapist, she has worked with adolescent sexual offenders,
HIV clients, with post-stroke clients experiencing aphasia,  and in substance abuse settings.  As a social worker she has worked primarily
in a mental health setting.  Kate has been part-time a member of the faculty in the art therapy department since 1997 and currently teaches
Art therapy: Introduction and Ethics, Theory of Art Therapy,  Art Therapy with Groups, and Multicultural Issues in Art Therapy and Art Education.


To prepare and present class content relevant to the practice of Art Therapy , Group Therapy, and Multicultural Competency in the fields of Art Education, Counseling, and Art Therapy. 

Area of Expertise

  • The use of art therapy in the treatment of chemically dependency.
  • The use of art therapy in the treatment of male adolescent sex offenders.
  • Issues of multicultural competency in education and therapy.