Peggy Clarkson holds an MA in Art Therapy, a BA in Psychology, and is a registered clinical counsellor, clinical supervisor, trauma informed therapist and registered art therapist. Peggy has 20 years of direct experience spanning all aspects of care, including both acute and community health contexts. She is currently an art therapy professor at Adler University, St. Stephens College, and the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute, and a consultant, specializing in resilience and vicarious trauma. Peggy worked in an Indigenous health leadership capacity for over a decade, and utilized a variety of trauma-informed clinical care support and art therapy paradigms in both urban and rural contexts. In her capacity as clinical supervisor, Peggy has specialized in training and supporting staff, teams and survivors of relational violence, sexual abuse, and critical incidents—including those in recovery from addictions and post-traumatic stress disorder. Peggy studied art and art history and works out of her art studio in North Vancouver, BC, where she strives to ensure balance through an active painting practice.