A Standardized Three-picture Art Interview
Assessment of Adults Through Art

30 Years of Research.  Proven Validity and Reliability.


Los Angeles, CA  •  April 23 & 24
At the 4th annual Expressive Therapies Summit: LA

New York, NY  •  November 12 & 13
At the 11th annual Expressive Therapies Summit

An intensive weekend workshop teaches participants how to administer and rate the Diagnostic Drawing Series (DDS), designed for use with adolescents and adults, ages 13 and up. It features a survey of over 25 years of research findings, with an emphasis on their usefulness to the practicing clinic

The faculty will introduce a structure-based, tri-level approach to the image that enables participants to integrate research data with other information about the client’s pictures and art making process. A method of DDS report-writing for clinical settings will also be taught. 


$289 (varies according to location)

Seating is typically limited.
Register via the Expressive Therapies Summit site.


 Anne Mills, a graduate in art therapy from Concordia University, is the former chair of the Research     Committee of the American Art Therapy Association. She has published extensively on assessments, and the treatment of severe trauma and dissociative disorders.  Anne has taught classes and workshops at a number of universities in the US, Canada, and abroad, and is former director of George Washington University’s Art Therapy Program. Anne is a registered and board certified art therapist and a licensed professional counselor. Director of the Diagnostic Drawing Series Archive, she has a private practice in Washington, DC.

 Kathryn Johnson is an art therapist and licensed psychologist in Seattle, Washington. She has over 20 years of experience working in both psychiatric and medical facilities with adolescents, adults, and elderly people. Kathryn is a full-time psychologist at the Everett Clinic, a regional medical center, where she provides therapy, psychological evaluation, and neuropsychological testing. She is also medical director of psychosocial services at the Providence Regional Cancer Partnership. An adjunct faculty member with Antioch University-Seattle, Kathryn is a Diagnostic Drawing Series (DDS) teaching associate, providing training and overseeing DDS research.

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