Christine Lummis, BA, DKATI, RCAT.
Art Therapy Post-Baccalaureate Diploma
Kutenai Art Therapy Institute, Nelson, B.C.
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology Major, English Minor
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C.
Art Therapy: Ongoing Training in Clinical Issues and Therapeutic Modalities
Kutenai Art Therapy Institute & Art Therapy Conferences
Concurrent Disorders: Level 2 Training
Mental Health and Addictions
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Dr. David Burns
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for Substance Using Individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder
Centre for Addictions and Mental Health
Advanced Supervision Training
Kutenai Art Therapy Institute
Feb. 1999 - Feb. 2000
Business Training Courses
Sexual Abuse Interviews & Investigations Justice
July 1994 - Sept. 1994
Social Work: Core Training
Ministry of Social Services
December 1992 - January 1993
Adolescent Development & Substance Use
Instructor, Supervisor & Clinician, Kutenai Art Therapy Institute Nelson, B.C.
September 2005 –Present
Organize course material and provide instruction to art therapy interns on clinical treatment issues including addictions, loss, trauma, abuse, illness, and disability with special client populations (children, adolescents, adults, and families). Provide group and on-site clinical supervision to art therapy interns. Provide therapeutic groups for children, adolescents, and families under contract with the Ministry of Children and Family Development. Maintain records, provide student evaluations and course grades.
Art Therapist Private Practice Nelson, B.C.
August 1998 – Present
Provide therapy to individuals and groups of varying ages and abilities. Therapeutic issues addressed include: physical and sexual abuse; injury; trauma; disabilities; depression; personality disorders; anger; grief and loss; suicide; addictions; professional self-care; relationship and parenting difficulties. Facilitate experiential workshops, teach and supervise students, clinical presentations at conferences and community organizations. Maintain clinical notes and provide written assessments. Provide services at Broader Horizons Seniors Community Center under IHA contract.
Program Coordinator/Facilitator West Kootenay Boundary, Addictions Services Women’s Day Treatment Program Nelson, B.C.
April 2000 – June 2005
Managed and delivered a mobile Intensive Day Treatment Program for women with substance abuse and mental health issues using art therapy and psycho-education. Program content included: relapse prevention; abusive and healthy relationships; physical and emotional trauma; grief and loss; depression; anger; assertiveness; self-esteem and sexuality. Responsible for intake assessment, program development, therapeutic intervention, psycho-education, program evaluation, marketing, budget management, hiring and supervision of assistants.
Practica Coordinator Kutenai Art Therapy Institute Nelson, B.C.
Sept. 2002 – Sept.2003
Coordinated practicum placements for KATI students. Built relationships with community organizations, provided education about art therapy, initiated therapeutic groups, maintained contracts with practicum locations. Provided on-site and individual student supervision.
Art Therapy Intern Kutenai Art Therapy Institute Nelson, B.C
Aug. 1996 - June 1998
Worked therapeutically with individuals and groups using art therapy in various settings (910 clinical hours). Co-facilitated groups for older adolescent girls; adolescent boys; children; seniors; mentally ill adults; and parents with children at risk. Designed and co-facilitated community workshops. Maintained records, held case reviews and liaised with other professionals.
Child Protection Social Worker; Ministry for Children and Families Intake and Family Support Worker, Nelson, B.C.
July 1994 - June 1997
Provided child protection and family support services through investigation and risk-assessment, development of intervention plans and integrated case management. Counseled families and made referrals to community resources. Acted as guardian for children in care and negotiated foster care placements. Worked with police, counselors, school and hospital staff. Maintained records.
Program Coordinator St. Leonard's Youth and Family Services, Vancouver Special Services, Burnaby, B.C.
Feb. - Sept. 1993
Managed a program of Child/Youth Care Counselors providing time-limited, goal-based services to youth and families on a contract basis with the (former) Ministry of Social Services. Supervised sixty-five Child Care Counselors, a Teen Independent Living program and three preschool Family Programs. Facilitated case review meetings, staff development, and program development.
Family Program Worker St. Leonard's Youth and Family Services, Terraces Family Programs, East Vancouver B.C.
Dec. - Feb. 1993
Provided learning experiences to "high-risk" children ages 2-5 with exceptional developmental, emotional and behavioural needs, in preschool settings within three East Vancouver Housing Projects. Assisted in development, preparation, and delivery of the programs. Worked individually and in groups with the children, and supported parents.
Child and Youth Care Counselor St. Leonard's Youth and Family Services, Special Services, Burnaby, B.C.
Jan. 1992 - Feb. 1993
Provided goal-based supportive services to children, youth and their families through Ministry contract, including special needs children (deaf, mute, and physically disabled). Attended case conferences.
Social Researcher Lower Mainland Purpose Society for Youth and Families, New Westminster, B.C.
May - Sept. 1991
Evaluated a youth services interagency project. Designed evaluation packages for the Reconnect Program; Family Enhancement Program; and Purpose Alternative School for youth.
Social Researcher Ministry of Labour and Consumer Services, Alcohol and Drug Programs, Burnaby, B.C.
May - Sept. 1990
Designed, implemented and presented a follow-up project to evaluate the impact of alcohol and drug programs, and conducted an alcohol and drug youth services survey.
Christine Lummis, BA, DKATI, RCAT, is a Professional Art Therapist living in Nelson, B.C., providing individual and group therapy to people of all ages and abilities for the past 10 years.