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Jennifer Allen, LMFT, ATR-BC

26485 Carmel Rancho Blvd. Suite #5 Carmel, CA 93923
www.jenniferallenbooks.com jenniferallen@boneknowing.com (831)277-9348


• M.S. Marriage, Family & Child Therapy and Art Therapy California State University, Sacramento, CA
• B.F.A. Maine College of Art, Portland Maine & Student Art Centers International, Florence, Italy


• Workshop Leader, Esalen (2012)
• Author of Bone Knowing (2009)
• Private psychotherapy and art therapy practice (2001-present)
• Facilitator for children’s support groups at Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula
• Therapist intern at Family Service Agency & school based program (1998- 2003)
• Therapist intern private practice (1996-1998)
• Director of Healing Arts at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital (1996-1999)
• Hospice social work at Hospice of the Central Coast (1996- 1997)
• Photographer: fine art, weddings and commercial assisting (1989-1996)
• Presenter: Setting up Support Networks for Someone Seriously Ill (2011-)
• Co-presenter (with author, Holly Whiteside) Mindful Caregiving Series:
Parts I-III book talks (8/10, 10/10, 7/11)
• Television interview with Christian Marechal: Evening Insight
• Radio Show interview on 1250 am Tampa: Caregiver’s Hour 11/11
• Radio Show on BONE KNOWING with Tanya Moore 11/11
• Book talks & readings of BONE KNOWING (Fall 2009 – ongoing)
• Presentation on Children’s Grief for SC-CAMFT luncheon (6/10)
• Presentation on Anticipatory Grief for MC-CAMFT luncheon (11/09)
• Trainer for Express CEU workshops on art therapy, children’s grief & anticipatory grief
(2/2010 – ongoing)
• Participation in juried art shows: “Art as Healing” (11/08), “Celebrating Monterey County!”
(11/08-11/09) “Art is the Heart of Healing” (10/08-10/09)
• Co-Facilitation of “Train the Trainers” workshops with Doris Arrington, Ph.D,
ATR-BC for Community Healing through the Arts following Big Sur Wildfires.
• Television interview for Compassionate Care Alliance’s series on Aging Well:
Caring Circles: Setting Up Support Networks for Seriously Ill Loved Ones (5/06)
• Training Hospice volunteers on using art with grieving children (1996-present)
• Presentations for MC-CAMFT on children’s bereavement and art therapy (2002)
• Presenter for Hospice-sponsored program: Grief and the Holidays (2003)
• Art Therapy related presentations for professional and lay groups (1996-present)

Publications & Awards

• Bone Knowing: A True Story of Coming to Life in the Face of Impending Loss
(2009 Juju press)
• 2010 Independent Book Awards bronze medal for “Best Marketed Book”
• The Long Road: An article on Anticipatory Grief published in The American Academy
of Bereavement Newsletter summer 2010
• Learning to Feel into Her Body published in Scribbles – California’s Writers Club,
Central Coast Branch Newsletter (10/09)
• Promoting Self-Esteem in Early Teens published in Monterey County Family (2/02)
Affiliations and Memberships
• California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (state and local)
• American Art Therapy Association
• Northern California Art Therapy Association
• Central Coast Writer’s Club
• American Academy of Bereavement

License/Certification #s

• Marriage and Family Therapist # MFC38327
• Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist #99110
• CEU provider for MFT’s and MSW, LCSW # PCE4493
• Certified in Trauma Informed Art Therapy
• EMDRIA Certified in EMDR