Edinboro college member Penelope Orr, the medical coordinator of the college’s
nationally acclaimed artwork remedy program, has obtained a Fulbright Award to launch the primary corre-
sponding graduate stage program in India.
Orr, who was instrumental in creating the grasp of arts in counseling — artwork remedy program at Edinboro, earned the Fulbright-Nehru Educational and Skilled Excellence Fellowship to determine this system at MIT Artwork, Design & Expertise College (MIT-DTU) in Pune, Maharashtra.
“No graduate packages in artwork remedy at the moment exist in India, and it’s typically not possible for individuals in India to afford a US or UK training,” mentioned Orr, chairperson of the Counseling, College Psychology and Particular Training Division at Edinboro. “I constructed the Edinboro program for a similar motive; I noticed that many individuals wishing to find out about artwork remedy weren’t capable of achieve entry to graduate packages as a result of life constraints, whether or not they had households, jobs or differing talents that might not enable them to maneuver for 2 years for graduate research.”
A training artwork therapist and skilled artwork remedy educator, Orr was contacted by US-based artwork therapists Sangeeta Prasad and Susan Anand to help with program growth. The trio has been working alongside artwork therapists and arts-based practitioners from the US and India to develop the MIT-DTU curriculum since 2020.
Orr will go to India as a Fulbright Scholar throughout spring and summer time 2023 to conduct college coaching workshops, current to college students, and assist with the transition to a totally autonomous program.
“Cultivating a global dialogue in artwork remedy helps us to higher serve our shoppers and expands entry to the sector of artwork remedy and psychological well being care,” mentioned Orr, who obtained her first Fulbright Award in 2015 to show lessons and conduct analysis in London. “The chance to help within the growth of the primary artwork remedy grasp’s diploma in India is a last aim on this lifelong mission.”
The Fulbright is without doubt one of the most prestigious and selective scholarship packages working worldwide.
Students are chosen by means of a rigorous utility and interview course of and obtain a upkeep allowance in addition to an array of assist, together with visa processing, pre-departure orientation, enrichment alternatives in nation, a re-entry session and alternative to affix alumni networks.
“Dr. Orr is a highly-respected, responsive and caring college member who has contributed significantly to the success of Edinboro College,” mentioned Erinn Lake, dean of the College of Training, and government director of the College of Graduate Research. “She is actually a exceptional practitioner on this area. Edinboro college students have benefited significantly from her experience, and I’ve little question that MIT-DTU college students will profit as effectively.”
Orr’s analysis pursuits and publications discover digital media, movie and on-line environments in artwork remedy and artwork remedy training with a deal with increasing entry for shoppers and college students who could have been marginalized as a result of incapacity, race or monetary constraints. She has revealed two books, 5 chapters in books, and 27 journal articles. Her newest ebook chapter — “Ethics in on-line training in artwork remedy” — dealt together with her growth of the Edinboro on-line artwork remedy program.