Heidi Bardot is Director and Associate Professor of the Art Therapy Graduate Program at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. She is an active member of the American Art Therapy Association and has held chair and member positions in numerous AATA committees. She has received the GW Award, the Graduate Advisor Award and was chosen as the GW Commencement Speaker. Bardot has brought an international focus to the GW Program through her creation of the Summer Abroad diversity courses and service learning programs in France, India, South Africa, UAE, and Croatia and current clinical collaborations in Lebanon. She currently works with relief organizations in Beirut, Lebanon, training volunteers on recognizing and working with trauma using art and focusing on self-care. In response to the current crisis, she has been providing online trainings and supervising art therapists working online with children. Bardot created the first Master's program in Croatia and recently supervised transition to full Croatian-taught coursework. She has published, presented, and conducted workshops nationally and internationally on issues of war, trauma, resiliency, grief, and international art therapy education.