Lecturer, MA Art Therapy
- MA Art Therapy, Western Sydney University, NSW, Australia
- MA Art Administration, University of New South Wales, NSW, Australia
- BA Fine Art, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA
Daniel is a practicing art therapist, trained facilitator and clinical supervisor, with over 15 years of experience working directly with groups and individuals in Australia and Thailand. He has worked with diverse populations in long-term care and day settings, including several years at Cumberland Hospital, a large public mental health facility in greater western Sydney. Populations include older adults, terminally ill patients, adults with mental illness and co-existing disorders, and children with learning disabilities and those on the spectrum.
Prior to joining LASALLE, Daniel was the clinical supervisor at the International Program of Art Therapy in Thailand, and he has provided consultation to cancer centres and community-based agencies. He is committed to creating enriching experiences that inform and transform lives, integrating art, therapy and community activism with the hopes that people can access their strengths and capacity for creative growth.
Daniel is a committee member of the Art Therapy Foundation, Thailand, and maintains his professional credentials with the Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapy Association (ANZACATA).
A trained artist, Daniel works primarily with discarded household material like cardboards, yarns and fabrics, fashioning them into miniature sculptures as he finds the unpredictability of these found items inventive.
Professional Practice/Research Output
Community-based Art Project and Workshop
2012: Arts for Elders Project, commissioned by the National Arts Council in collaboration with three eldercare agencies
2011: Silpakorn University’s Southern Thailand Safe Art Project with children and youth living in the troubled communities of Saturn, Songkhla and Nakon Si Thammarath
2011: Expressive Art 4 Flood Relief Project, where puppets were used as a therapeutic medium with children and their families at the Bangkok Planetarium and Science Center
- Grief and Loss
- Stress Management
Clinical Placement Supervisor and Dissertation Supervisor