Janet Lamon Smith
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Janet Lamon Smith graduated from Northeastern State University in Oklahoma, with a BFA and from Emporia State University in Kansas, an MS in Psychology with an Art Therapy emphasis. She studied with Robert Ault, M.A., ATR, HLM, one of the founding members of the American Art Therapy Association and the founder of the Masters of Science in Art Therapy program at Emporia State University.
Ms. Smith initiated the first art therapy program for the Cherokee Nation at the Jack Brown Regional Treatment Center 1991 and continues to provide contract services for their clients. Additionally, she provided contract art therapy services for Indian Health Services in Arizona, from 2005-2009. At present she provides art therapy services from her studio, Turtle Art Works, as well as participating in various art shows.
Ms. Smith taught art therapy coursework at Northeastern State University from 1992-2012 as well as other colleges and universities. She had been an art therapy advocate for American Indian tribes throughout her career. In 2006 Janet presented an art therapy workshop at the Russian American Christian University in Moscow.