BA Short
Ba short

Beth Ann (BA) Short MA, LCAT, ATR-BC, ATCS. BA grew up around the Great Lakes region, living in both Michigan and Ontario. Short is Maliseet from their father's family who were diasporic from Maliseet First Nation in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada. BA experiences multiple invisible disabilities. BA also identifies as a mixed race, gender queer/non-binary person. They are an adjunct instructor for Lewis & Clark College teaching graduate level art therapy courses. BA has published two books on using the Creative Mindfulness Technique. In their work BA draws inspiration from a postmodernist approach incorporating intersectionality, social constructionism, feminism, queer theory, liberation psychology, and antiracism. “I believe human beings will always be growing and the therapeutic relationship relies on empathy, language, storytelling, and art. Sometimes this may mean there are multiple truths and realities to explore, understand, and witness. I also believe in the importance of acknowledging, questioning, and creatively dismantling historical systemic power structures that have been in place and have unfairly disadvantaged individuals.”

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