Professor Mitchell Kossak is a professor and former director in the Expressive Therapies programme at Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is a licensed clinical counsellor and registered expressive arts therapist and has presented his work and research on rhythmic attunement, improvisation, psychospiritual and community-based approaches to working with trauma at conferences nationally and internationally. He is the past president for the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association and recipient of the Shining Star Lifetime Achievement award in 2017. He is the associate editor of the international Journal of Applied Arts & Health and author of Attunement in Expressive Arts Therapy: Toward an Understanding of Embodied Empathy (Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd, 2021). In 2019 he helped to create Voces Arts and Healing, to work with asylum seekers in Juarez, Mexico. He is also a professional musician, performing for the past 35 years in the Boston area.
Contact: Lesley University, 29 Everett St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA.