Jordan S. Potash, PhD, ATR-BC, REAT, LPCAT (MD), is a registered, board-certified and licensed art therapist, as well as, a registered expressive arts therapist. As an Associate Professor in art therapy, he teaches art therapy process, symbolism, research methodology, social and cultural diversity, and psychopathology. Jordan is responsible for coordinating the department's assessment and accreditation efforts to ensure that it continues to meet the educational requirements detailed by Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education (ACATE), National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), and Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
He has 20+ years experience working with clients of all ages in schools, clinics, and community art studios in the U.S. and Hong Kong. Jordan has authored/co-authored 35+ articles (in 20+ peer reviewed journals), 15+ book chapters, 1 book (co-editor) on a range of topics that include: social justice and community development, diversity and inclusion, ethics, art therapy practice, trauma and grief, medical humanities, research and arts-based research methods, museums.
In the American Art Therapy Association, he serves as Editor in Chief of Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association and past chairperson of the Ethics Committee and Multicultural Committee. In the Potomac Art Therapy Association (DC chapter of the American Art Therapy Association), he successfully led the advocacy initiative for the DC Professional Art Therapist Licensure Amendment Act. While living in Hong Kong for 8 years, Jordan co-founded the Masters of Expressive Arts Therapy at The University of Hong Kong, the first degree of its kind in Asia. In addition, he taught and led workshops in China, Thailand, Korea, and Israel. Jordan is primarily interested in the applications of art and art therapy in community development and social change, with an emphasis on reducing stigma, confronting discrimination and promoting cross-cultural relationships.