Dr. Dafna Moriya
Dafna Moriya, founder of the Center for Art-based Research and Change, is an artist, independent scholar and educator. Moriya gives lectures and leads workshops around the world. She teaches and supervises art-based researchers, art therapy practitioners and supervisors, is involved in art-based activities for social change, and exhibits her own art work.
Moriya has a B.Sc. in Information Systems Engineering from the Computer Science Department at the Technion Institute in Haifa, Israel; supplementary studies in Psychology from Haifa University; an MPS in Art Therapy and Creativity Development from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York; and a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies, majoring in Ethical and Creative Leadership from Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Her past experience includes working in information systems engineering; providing art therapy in various private and public schools, a treatment center and private practice in the U.S. and Israel; and teaching art therapy at Beit Berl College, Israel.