Creative Arts Therapist, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital Intrepid Spirit Center/ Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Clinic, Fort Belvoir, Virginia

Gioia Chilton, PhD, ATR-BC, LCPAT, CSAC, is an art therapist with US Department of Defense and works in the Creative Forces®: NEA Military Healing Arts Network at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital Intrepid Spirit Center/ Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Clinic in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Dr. Chilton is a registered and board-certified art therapist with over twenty-five years of experience in using the creative arts in healing. She holds licenses as a Clinical Professional Art Therapist (LCPAT) in Maryland and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) in Virginia. She works with active duty military service members and their families at the Intrepid Spirit Center. Dr. Chilton has written numerous academic articles and book chapters and completed award-winning original research on the expression of positive emotions through art. She is co-author of the textbook, Positive Art Therapy Theory and Practice: Integrating Positive Psychology with Art Therapy. She presents on positive art therapy internationally and lectures at The George Washington University. Her professional interests also include arts-based research and supervision. She received her PhD from Drexel University. 


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