Curriculum Vitae

Erica Bucci, ATR-BC, LPC


Post Graduate Experience

Suburban Community Hospital, East Norriton, PA

                 Oncology Art therapist, Cancer Center                                           March 2013 – July 2014

  • Created and established an art therapy program for oncology patients
  • Goals of individual therapy sessions were to increase coping skills and improve overall well-being during periods of medical treatment
  • Integrated art therapy into the Breast Cancer support group and created a ‘Coping with Cancer Through Art’ open studio support group
  • Led a well-attended bi-monthly staff art therapy group to address compassion fatigue
  • Facilitated community collaboration between the Greater Norristown Arts League and the hospital’s staff for Survivor’s Day celebration


            NHS Germantown Recovery Community, Philadelphia, PA               August 2009 – July 2014

                 Growing Arts Studio Supervisor, Community-based Art Studio

  • Authored a proposal for the creation of this internally funded community-integrated art studio and art gallery, serving individuals with severe mental health diagnoses
  • Ran therapeutic Open Art Studio groups, structured task-based art groups, individual member art shows in the Growing Arts Gallery, and outreach efforts in the community
  • Provided individual art psychotherapy and art-as-therapy sessions when referred
  • Services focused on promoting self-esteem, recognizing and enhancing meaning in one’s life, encouraging socialization, and reducing stigma


Recovery Team Supervisor, Mental health recovery program  

  • Under principles of recovery and wellness, re-established the Art Therapy program within this transformed day program for adults with severe mental health diagnoses
  • Provided group and individual art-as-therapy and art psychotherapy sessions
  • Facilitated weekly clinical supervision groups for Bachelor’s-level staff
  • As a part of the management team, participated in continual efforts develop, define, and redesign program focus and daily operations

Erica Bucci, ATR-BC, LPC



            Norristown State Hospital, Norristown, PA                                September 2008 – June 2009

                  Intern, Civil and forensic inpatient adult psychiatric care facility

  • Conceived and implemented the first art therapy program at this facility in recent years
  • Provided art therapy sessions for older adults, women with forensic histories, and individuals in long-term incarceration


KidsPeace, Orefield, PA                                                                October 2007 – March 2008

                  Intern, Short-term psychiatric hospital and residential treatment for children and teens


Anne Klein Forensic Center, Trenton, NJ                                           March 2008 – June 2008

                  Intern, Forensic inpatient adult psychiatric care facility


            St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton, NJ                                           February 2006 – May 2006

                  Intern, Short-term adult inpatient psychiatric care center within a medical hospital




Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA                                                                        August 2009

Masters of Arts in Creative Arts in Therapy, Major: Art therapy, GPA: 3.96


Arcadia University, Glenside, PA

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major: Metals and Jewelry, GPA: 4.0                                                      May 2007

Bachelor of Arts, Major: Pre-Art Therapy and Fine Arts, GPA: 4.0                                             May 2006



Professional Organization Affiliations

                  American Art Therapy Association (AATA)                                                

  • Attended 2008, 2009, 2011-2013 annual conferences in various parts of the country

            Delaware Valley Art Therapy Association (DVATA)                   

  • Served as a board member in the position of Jobs Research from 2010-2012
  • Part of the Conference Committee which produced the 2011 and 2012 Annual Conferences
  • Attended annual conferences from 2007-13, 2015-16


Professional Presentations

“Introduction to Art Therapy”

       Greater Norristown Art League, East Norriton, PA                                     February 2015

“Grief, Art, and Recovery”

       Chandler Hall Social Workers Supervision Meeting, Horsham, PA        November 2012

DVATA Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA                                              January 2012

“Grief and Loss in a Community Integrated Recovery Center (CIRC)”                

Pennsylvania Care Providers Association Conference, Seven Springs, PA     October 2011

“Recovery” NHS Leadership Conference, Harrisburg, PA                                         May 2