Pamela Ullmann is a board certified and licensed art therapist and child life specialist who has practiced in the field for over 15 years, working with children and families in a variety of community and healthcare settings. Pamela has worked with children dealing with loss & bereavement through the Journey’s Program at Valley Home Care in Bergen County, NJ. Pamela was also instrumental in developing the Art Therapy program in 2003 for the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center in Manhattan, a long term care facility for children with severe medical and cognitive conditions.
Most recently, Pamela has formed a nonprofit organization called Healing Arts Family Connection (www.healingartsfc.org) in an effort to expand creative arts therapy in communities and to ultimately serve more children and families in NJ and the New York Metropolitan area.
Publications and Presentations:
July 2011- Presented nationally at the AATA Conference in Washington DC, “Integrating Art Therapy and the DIR/Floortime Model”
April 2011- Published article in FUSION: online magazine for the Art Therapy profession Title: “Art Therapy and Children with Autism: Gaining Access to Their World through Creativity” (2011 | VOLUME 3, NUMBER 1 | ISSN 2153-635X)
April 9, 2011- Presented at the 10th Annual New Jersey Art Therapy Association/ Caldwell College conference. “Integrating the DIR/ Floortime Model and Art Therapy for Children with Autism”
October 2009- Presented at the New Jersey Art Educators conference “Art Therapy for Children with Autism”
April 2008- Presented at the Society of the Arts in Healthcare conference, “Adaptive Art Therapy Techniques for Children with Multiple Disabilities and Complex Medical Conditions”
August 2007- Interviewed by local cable television station NY1 News on “Wheel Art” an adaptive art therapy intervention created for children in wheelchairs whereby they are enabled to paint murals using their wheelchairs.
December 2005- Wrote and presented “Adapting Art Therapy for Children with Physical Disabilities” at New York University’s Symposium Art Therapy with Children/ a tribute to Edith Kramer.
November 2004 - Co-authored and presented “Developing an Art Therapy Program for Children with Physical and Cognitive Disabilities” at The 35th Annual American Art Therapy Association’s Conference in San Diego, CA.
October 2002- Featured in a local news article in the NJ Herald, “Art that Heals” describing therapeutic home sessions done with an adolescent girl suffering with cancer while working at Valley Home Care.