Sue Wallingford

suew@naropa.edu | 303-546-3561

Associate Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology

Education

MA Transpersonal Counseling Psychology: Concentration in Art Therapy, Naropa University
BA Studio Art and Art Education, University of Kentucky
Licensed Professional Counselor
Registered Art Therapist

Sue Wallingford, Associate Professor is a licensed professional counseling and registered art therapist.  She is the founder and director of the Boulder Art Therapy Collective (BATC), where a variety of art therapy services are offered to the community, including individual and group art therapy, open studios, work shops and trainings.  The BATC model is grounded in a collective vision and the goal is to build an inclusive community that values the dignity and contributions of all members, regardless of age, color, culture, disability, ethnic group, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, or socioeconomic status.

In 2011 Sue spearheaded the creation of the Naropa Community Art Studio- International (NCAS-I), a sustainable service-learning project with the mission to bring art therapy practices into international populations working toward social justice and human rights issues. 
Sue has led month long trips to Cambodia with students to work with local NGO’s that shelter women and children rescued from domestic violence, extreme poverty and the sex trafficking industry. The intention behind this work is to bring to awareness and engender deep compassion for the plight of the Cambodian people complicated by years of historical and generational trauma, while offering art therapy practices and trainings to the clinical teams of our partner organizations in Cambodia.

Sue presents locally and nationally about the efficacy of art therapy, particularly as it relates to healing trauma and sustaining communities.