Lucia Capacchione, Ph.D., A.T.R., R.E.A.T is a Registered Art Therapist, Expressive Arts Therapist, workshop leader and best-selling author of 15 books including The Creative Journal Method, blending writing with drawing (The Creative Journal series of books for kids, teens, adults). After successful careers in both art and education, she stumbled onto the healing power of art and of journaling with her non-dominant hand while struggling with a mysterious life-threatening illness. Many of her books are used as texts in courses on therapy, psychology, writing, art, career development and applied creativity. And her work is being used in mental health and recovery programs, medical centers, school systems (kindergarten through college), prisons, health and healing programs, spiritual retreat centers, business, and industry. She has trained professionals word-wide in the Creative Journal Expressive Arts Certification Training, and consulted for corporations, community groups and schools throughout the U.S., Canada, Italy, the UK, Australia and Mexico.