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EDUCATION

  • PhD (In Progress), Clinical Psychology, Bowling Green State University, 4.0 GPA

  • MS, Art Therapy, Florida State University (2013), 4.0 GPA

    • Thesis: Brief Cognitive Behavioral Art Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

    • Phi Kappi Phi Member (2013)

  • BA, Art; Minor, Education, Vassar College (2010), 3.76 GPA

    • Eliza Buffington Alumni Fellowship (2014)

    • General and Departmental Honors (2010)

    • Lewis Rubenstein Award for excellence in studio art (2010)

 

 

EXPERIENCE: Clinical, Consultation, and Teaching

  • Psychologist Trainee (Extern), Harbor Behavioral Health (May 2021-Present)

  • Community Psychology Advocate (Extern), The Connection Center (June 2020-April 2021)

  • Graduate Assistant, Bowling Green State University (August 2018-Present)

  • Rehabilitation Therapist, Oregon State Hospital (June 2016-July 2018)

  • Art Education Coordinator/Lead Teacher, Theatre Art Galleries (May 2015-May 2016)

  • Consultant, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (January 2015-May 2015)

  • Consultant, Four Seasons Safari Lodge (November 2015-May 2015)

  • Artist in Residence/Principle Investigator, Warm Heart Art Tanzania (WHAT), Arusha, Tanzania (August 2014-May 2015)

  • Program Coordinator, Interactive Resource Center, Greensboro, NC (September 2013-August 2014)

  • Art Teacher, Greenhill Center for the Cultural Arts, Greensboro, NC (October 2013-August 2014)

  • Art Therapy Trainee (Extern), Big Bend Hospice, Tallahassee, FL (August 2012-April 2013)

  • Art Therapy Trainee (Extern), Florida State Hospital, Chattahoochee, FL (January 2012-April 2012).

  • Mentor Coordinator, Youth Empowerment Services, Charleston, SC (June 2010-June 2011).

           

 

REFEREED ARTICLES

  • Griffith, F. J., Hoag, J., Gay, K., & Stein, C. H. (2021). #MentalHealthArt: How Instagram artists promote mental health awareness online. Public Health, 194, 67-74. DOI:10.1016/j.puhe.2021.02.006

  • Griffith, F. J., & Stein, C. H. (2021). Behind the hashtag: Online self-identification of mental illness and community response on Tumblr. American Journal of Community Psychology 67(3-4), 419-432. DOI:10.1002/ajcp.12483

  • Dulek, E. B., Russin, S., Rudd, M. F., Griffith, F. J., & Stein, C. H. (2021). Personal loss, parental relationships, and caregiving intentions among adult siblings of individuals with mental illness. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 30, 1607–1618. DOI:10.1007/s10826-021-01960-0

  • Griffith, F. J., & Bingman, V.E. (2020). Drawing on the brain: An activation likelihood estimate (ALE) meta-analysis. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 71. DOI:10.1016/j.aip.2020.101690

  • Griffith, F.J. & Bauer-Leffler, Simon (2018). What is a healthy mind? Art informs recovery at a state psychiatric hospital. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association 35(1), 42-47. DOI:10.1080/07421656.2018.1459117

  • Griffith, F. J., Seymour, L., &. Goldberg, M. (2015). Reframing art therapy to meet psychosocial and financial needs in homelessness. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 46, 33-40. DOI:10.1016/j.aip.2015.09.007

  • Morris (Griffith), F. J. (2014a). Considerations in art e-therapy for anxiety disorders. Journal of Depression and Anxiety, 4(170), 1-6. DOI:10.4172/2167-1044.1000170

  • Morris (Griffith), F. J. (2014b). Should art be integrated into cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders? The Arts in Psychotherapy, 41, 343-352. DOI:10.1016/j.aip.2014.07.002

  • Morris (Griffith), F. J., & Willis-Rauch, M. (2014). Join the art club: Exploring social empowerment in art therapy. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 31(1), 28-36. DOI:10.1080/07421656.2014.873694

 

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

  • Griffith, F. J., Dietrich, K. M., Wong, S., Pargament, K. I., Exline, J.J., Wong, S., Pargament, K. I., & Exline, J. J. (2020). ‘The song spoke to me:’ Describing sacred moments in music. In K. Pargament (Chair), An ear for the extraordinary: Descriptives, predictors, and consequences of sacred moments in ordinary musical experience [Symposium]. American Psychological Association Conference, Virtual Conference.

  • Griffith, F.J., Hoag, J., Gay, K., Hartl-Majcher, J., Rudd, M. & Stein, C. (2019). #MentalIllnessArt: Creative expression on social media and the response of online community audiences [Poster]. APA Division 27, Society for Community Research and Action Biennial, Chicago, IL.

  • Griffith, F. J., & Stein, C. H. (2019). #MentalHealth: Expression, disclosure, and community response on social media. In. J. Hartl-Majcher (Chair), Social media: Empowering marginalized individuals to build community and advocate for positive social change [Symposium]. APA Division 27, Society for Community Research and Action Biennial Conference, Chicago, IL.

  • Dulek, E., Russin, S., Rudd, M. F., Walker, K., Griffith, F. J., & Stein, C. H. (2019). Family matters: Parental relationships and siblings’ intentions to provide care for adults coping with mental illness. In C. Stein (Chair), Understanding experiences of well siblings of adults coping with serious mental illness [Symposium]. APA Division 27, Society for Community Research and Action Biennial Conference, Chicago, IL.

  • Dulek, E., Russin, S., Griffith F. J., & Stein, C. H. (2019). A scoping review of identity, quality of life, and community integration among older adults living with serious mental illness [Poster]. APA Division 27, Society for Community Research and Action Biennial Conference, Chicago, IL.

  • Russin, S. E., Dulek, E. B., Griffith, F. J., & Stein, C. H. (2019). Socioeconomic status and perceived parental interactions in young adults’ reports of self-compassion and belonging in college. [Poster]. APA Division 27, Society for Community Research and Action Biennial Conference, Chicago, IL.

  • Griffith, F. J., Redondo, R. A., & Diggins, E. (2019). #Fatspiration: A mixed-methods content analysis of body positive posts on Instagram [Poster]. UT-BGSU-UMD Research Symposium, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH.

  • Morris (Griffith), F. J. (2014). Cognitive Behavioral Art Therapy for Anxiety Disorders [Paper]. American Art Therapy Association 45th Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX. 

  • Morris (Griffith), F.J., & Willis-Rauch, M. (2013). Join the Art Club: Exploring Social Empowerment Art Therapy [Paper]. American Art Therapy Association 44th Annual Conference, Seattle, WA. 

  • Morris (Griffith), F.J., & Rojas, M. (2013). Art Therapy and Trauma: A Therapeutic Approach with Children [Workshop]. Instilling Hope II: Trauma-Informed Care Conference, Tallahassee, FL.

  • Morris (Griffith), F. J. (2012). Art therapy in hospice care [Invited in-service presentation]. Big Bend Hospice. Tallahassee, FL.

 

 

AWARDS & GRANTS

  • Bowling Green State University

    • Larry and Lorraine Nulton Clinical Research Award, $900, to help fund dissertation expenses for outstanding clinical students (2021)

    • IPRA Donald and Zella Leventhal Memorial Award for the third-year clinical graduate student with the highest GPA (2021)

    • Letter of Commendation in recognition of outstanding achievement in the areas of research, clinical practice, and service (2021)

    • Conference Presenter and Travel Grant, $900, for the 2019 SCRA Biennial Conference (2019)

    • Tuition Scholarship and Graduate Stipend (2018-Present)

  • Walmart

    • Local Community Giving Grant, $1000, for The Connection Center mural (2020)​

    • Local Community Giving Grant, $1000, for the Art for Health mural series (2016)

  • Oregon State Hospital 

    • Peggy Ross Grant, $600, for the Oregon State Hospital mural series (2018)​

  • Junior League of High Point, NC

    • Teacher Mini-Grant, $500, for the ArtSmart school outreach program (2016)​

  • The Pollination Project Grant (2015) for Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center Art Club

  • Florida State University

    • Summa Cum Laude (2013)

    • Conference Presenter Grant (2013)

    • Academic Grant (2011-3)

  • Vassar College

    • Eliza Buffington Alumni Fellowship (2014)

    • General Honors (2010)

    • Department Honors (2010)

    • Lewis Rubenstein Award for excellence in studio art (2010)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & COMMITTEE SERVICE

  • Art Therapy Credentials Board, Job Analysis Commitee (2020-Present)

  • Art Therapy Credentials Board, Exam Standard Setting Committee (2016-Present)

  • American Psychological Association, Division 27, Society for Community Research and Action (2018-Present)

  • Oregon Health Authority, Diversity Committee, LGBTQ+ Subcommittee (2016-2018)

  • American Art Therapy Association Member (2012-2014)

  • Florida State University Art Therapy Association: President (2012-2013), Member (2011-2013)

  • Student Leadership Council, Florida State University (2012-2013)