Meet Cait Cantrell
Cait Cantrell is a recent 2012 Graduate of Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with an emphasis in Photography and Video Art. Her experience of dealing with a life altering event and her belief that creating is a therapeutic process generated her decision to pursue a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy.
Cantrell entered the Healing Arts Volunteer Program at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center and the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in May of 2012. She chose this volunteer position because of her unique interest in the medical field. After completing an initial 200 hours as a volunteer, Cantrell was accepted into the 2013 Soul’s Palette Arts Internship Program. Here she spends valuable time with bone marrow transplant patients, providing them with creative outlets that support their healing and wellbeing. Her well-rounded education in many artistic practices allows her to connect with her patients on a multitude of different levels. By visiting these patients often, listening to them, and bringing new ideas and materials, she reinforces art as a positive coping tool. Within the next six months, she will gain experience in the Pediatric and Antepartum Units to complete her internship. She truly enjoys working in cancer care and looks forward to becoming a Board Certified Art Therapist after completing her graduate degree program.