Linda Brant

Linda

Brant

Linda Brant

Adjunct Faculty

Department
PhD Psychology/Human Science
Institution
Saybrook University
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Biography

Linda Brant holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Texas Tech University, an MS in Clinical Psychology from the University of Central Florida and an MFA in Visual Art from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University (now Lesley University College of Art and Design). Dr. Brant specializes in the use of visual art interventions in psychotherapy. Drawings, paintings, collage, sculpture, photography and other forms of visual communication offer valuable opportunities for clients to gain insight and explore patterns and dynamics in their life stories. Dr. Brant's approach integrates the theoretical tenets of Jungian, Object Relations, Narrative, and Existential theories. She is interested in how people construct and reconstruct the narratives that influence their lives. Dr. Brant's research interests include the psychology of aesthetics and creativity, human-animal studies, attachment processes, and narrative identity. She has taught courses in Psychology and related fields at Winthrop University, the University of Central Florida, Eckerd College (PEL Program) and Ringling College of Art and Design. Dr. Brant completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital in San Antonio, TX, and her post-doctoral hours at Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando FL. She has worked as a psychologist at the Healing Tree in Orlando, FL, treating survivors of sexual assault; the Developmental Center for Infants and Children in Orlando, FL, conducting evaluations of children with suspected developmental disabilities; and Comprehensive MedPsych Systems, a private practice in Sarasota, FL. Dr. Brant currently sees clients at Central Florida Psychological Consultants in Clermont, FL. In her free time she enjoys working on various art projects and spending time with her therapy dog, 'Casper,' a pit bull rescue.

Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Clinical Psychology / Mental Health Integrative Mental Health
Creativity Studies Arts and healing
Therapeutic/Theoretical Orientation Art Therapy
Existential psychology
Jungian psychology
Transformative Social Change Animal Rights
Social Change and the Arts
Education History
Degree Institution Year
PhD, Clinical Psychology Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 1998
MFA, Visual Art Art Institute of Boston at Lesley Univ., Cambridge, MA 2014
MS, Clinical Psychology University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 1991
BA, Counseling and Art Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL 1988
Licenses
Clinical Psychologist, Florida
Curriculum Vitae
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