Instructors

Instructors

Ofir is a co-founder and core faculty of the expressive arts therapy training program at Langara. He has a masters degree in expressive arts therapy with a minor in psychology. Ofir has worked in mental health and has had a private practice since 1997. His love and experience in working with movement and psychodrama frame his intermodal practice. He is dedicated to sharing and widening the reach of the beauty and depth of expressive arts therapy. 

Katharine is a Register Drama and Movement Therapist experienced in family violence, sexual abuse, disordered eating, youth and children at risk. Katharine has worked with Burnaby Family Life Institute as a sexual abuse therapist as well as in a variety of other clinical and educational settings. She currently works in private practice using drama, movement, myth, and story to encourage imaginative exploration and bring about psychological transformation.

 

David is an artist and an educator. He combines over 30 years of experience in the areas of theatre, dance, opera, mime, and clown, and many years of personal study in psychology into unique, creative studies in human performance. David has taught at numerous universities. In 1995 he founded the Fantastic Space Enterprises Studio, which focuses on expanding dimensions in self-knowledge and communication through the arts.

 

Peta is a co-founder and core faculty of the Expressive Arts Therapy Certificate Program at Langara, as well as the founder and supervisor of the Refugee Expressive Arts Project with Surry Community School. Building on her extensive experience with adults, children, and families in social services and through her practice, Peta presents lectures, seminars, and workshops on trauma, expressive arts therapy, and counselling at educational institutions throughout the Lower Mainland. as a therapist, supervisor and consultant Peta is committed to combining therapeutic knowledge, a framework of social justice and an appreciation of our capacity to transform suffering to facilitate healing.  

 

Faye is a register clinical counsellor, an expressive arts therapist and a play therapist, as well as a visual artist. Faye has participated in; academic and community research, regional and national training, and clinical counselling and expressive arts therapy for children, youth, and adults. She is currently contracted to work with children and families within their community at Sts'ailes.

Heidi is an expressive arts therapist and educator, experience working with families, groups and individuals. She is the founder of Harmony Expressive Arts Studio. She is a songwriter and performs professionally as a singer.