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Aug 25, 2023

Today’s Guest: Dr. Reji Mathew is an award-winning intermodal artist, thinker, neuroscience-informed psychotherapist, expressive arts therapist, advocate, and educator. Her therapeutic expressive arts philosophy is grounded in the narratology-narrative therapy lens. Her understanding of a person begins in the context of time, place, and culture. This intersects with a commitment to understanding people's complex identities, including class, culture, location, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and accessibility. She is an arts reporter for, a humanitarian psychological first aid organization. In this activism series, she interviews global innovative expressive arts advocates on the power of the arts in healing and restoring communities in the aftermath of trauma. She is also an arts accessibility advocate and partners with Anti-Racist Art Teachers (ARAT) and the Rockland Conservatory of Music (RCM). 



  • Finding a lifelong allyship with the arts integration for physical and mental health & resilience

  • Breaking down what thinking and living intermodally is to help clients better cultivate their expressive range and process complex emotions

  • Using the power of therapeutic play to bring clients into the here-and-now

  • Advocating for inclusion and accessibility paths toward the arts



  • Dr.Reji Mathew

  • Disastershock

  • Anti Racist Art Teachers

  • The Creative Growth Arts Center



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Beyond Artist's Block represents the opinions of its host and guests and is not meant as a substitute for therapy. It is for informational and educational purposes only. Please reach out to your healthcare provider with any specific questions you may have.