Barbara Ellen Perry Kennedy Edit Profile
AS in Mental Health Technology cum laude, Purdue University, 1975; Bachelor in Psychology, Purdue University, 1976; Master of Arts in Art Therapy, Wright State University, 1990.
Probation officer intern, Allen County Juvenile Probation Department, Indiana, 1975;
production supervisor assistant, Allen County Association for Retarded, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1975;
relief supervisor semi-independent living, Allen County Association for Retarded, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1975-1976;
occupational therapist assistant, Logansport (Indiana) Eastern State Hospital, 1977;
rehabilitation therapist, Richmond (Indiana) Eastern State Hospital, since 1977;
recreation therapy director acute intensive treatment unit, Richmond (Indiana) Eastern State Hospital, 1983-1985;
director art therapy department, Richmond (Indiana) Eastern State Hospital, since 1986;
art teacher, art therapist with geriatric and MIDD populations, Richmond (Indiana) Eastern State Hospital, since 1995. Private counselor, since 1986. Counselor Mental Health Association, Richmond, 1986;art therapy counselor Battered Women's Shelter, Richmond, 1986.
Counselor Dayton (Ohio) Public Schools, Family Svc. Association, 1989-1990, expressive therapy counselor with Mentally Ill Chemically Addicted population,1993-. Lecturer in field of mental health and art therapy.
Member committee League of Women Voters, Richmond, 1977-1980. Publicity officer United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Richmond, 1985. Chairperson legislation group American Association of University Women, Richmond, 1982-1984.
Board director Community Council on Disabilities Awareness, Richmond, 1985-1986. Volunteer American Red Cross, Muncie, Indiana and Fort Wayne, 1969-1973. Volunteer tutor Adult Literacy Resource Center, since 1991.
President Richmond Art Club, 1996-1997. Active Fountain City Wesleyan Church. Member American Art Therapy Association, Buckeye Art Therapy Association, Indiana Art Therapy Association (vice president 1992-1995), Mensa.
Married Marvin Roosevelt Kennedy, July 1, 1955 (divorced September 1969). Children: Sherry Lynn Kennedy Anderson, Michelle Reneé Kennedy Byrd.