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Abby Corinne Calisch, American art therapist, educator. Grantee University Louisville, 1995, 96, 98.


Calisch, Abby Corinne was born on May 15, 1950 in Dallas, Texas, United States. Daughter of Charles Albert and Helene Regina Calisch.


Bachelor in Fine Arts and Sociology, University Colorado, 1972. Master of Science in Art Therapy, Hahnemann University, 1973. Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology, Illinois School Professional Psychology.


Art therapist Mental Health Institute, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, 1974-1975, University Chicago-Billings Hospital, 1982-1985. Supervisor art therapy Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, 1975-1982. Assistant professor School Art Institute, 1985-1991.

Director expressive therapy University Hospital, 1990-1991. Director art therapy, associate professor Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1991-1995. Director expressive therapy, associate professor University Louisville, since 1995.

Member Kentucky Board Certified for Art Therapists. Board directors Kentucky Psychoanalytic Institute, Louisville, since 1996, Creative Self, Louisville.


Member memtoring program University Louisville. Facilitator Very Special Arts Kentucky, Louisville, 1998-1999, Montreal en Harmonie, 1991-1993. Member American Art Therapy Association (member ethics board, chair continuing education 1997-1998, chair educational program approval board since 1998), Kentucky Psychological Association, Kentucky Art Therapy Association (legislation committee).


  • Other Interests

    Sculpture, motorcycles, antiques, gardening.