MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST (mfc 39377)
CERTIFICATED IN ART THERAPY
Candace English distinguished herself as a performing artist,
writer and director before turning to mental health work in her forties.
In addition to her award winning accomplishments as a student of traditional
Marriage, Family and Child Therapy, she also holds a Certificate in Art
Therapy and a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Music. Her experience in the
arts initially led Candace to a study of the various applications of art,
drama and music to psychotherapy. While not every client is seeking to
explore personal growth and relationship issues through an art experience,
her knowledge of expressive arts and imaginal processes are part of what
makes Candace English unique as a therapist and mentor. No matter what
the presenting issues may be, Candace brings to the experience of psychotherapy
a spirit of innovation and a mature, creative mind.
• Educational and Clinical Experience
• Professional History
Degrees, Licenses, Certificates
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MFC
private practice in Sebastopol and Santa Rosa
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology, Dominican University,
Certificate in Art Therapy, Univ. of California Berkeley Extension,
Master of Fine Arts in Music, University of Iowa, 1974
Additional Mental Health - Related Training
Grief Counseling Training, Marin Suicide Prevention and CCS, June
Volunteer training with Hospice of Marin, 1994. Volunteer for
Parents United, two 12-week sessions, mixed group, 1994-5.
Cancerport, primary support person of cancer survivor, 1990-96.
German Language Study, Goethe Institute, Boppard, Germany, 1978-79.
Private Practice Internship, 2001-2002, Petaluma and Sebastopol
Supervisor: Jane Allard Allen MFT
Petaluma Learning and Guidance Center, Sept. 1999 - June 2001
Elementary school guidance counselor; On-site group and individual
child counseling and art therapy, staff and family consultation,
crisis work, community outreach. Drama Therapy with Special Day
Class. Supervisors: Mary Steinberg MFT & Charles Wattenberg,
Marin General Hospital, Humanities Program, March - Sept. 1999.
"Art at the Bedside," individual therapy for clients
struggling with illness and/or pain issues, group therapy for
cancer survivors. Supervisor: Wende Heath, MFT, ATR
Center for Psychotherapy, Oct. 1998 - Oct. 1999, San Rafael, CA,
Individual, couple and family counseling, art therapy. Supervisor:
Marianne Stefancic, MA, MFCC, ATR-BC
Novato Youth Services Bureau, May 1997 - July 1998. Family therapy
/ lead art therapy groups at North Marin High School. Supervisor:
Charlene Kelzer, MA, MFCC, ATR
San Rafael Police Youth Services, Sept. 1996 - July 1997. Family
Therapy and Diversion Appointments for San Rafael Police. Middle
School Counseling: individual and group art therapy. Supervisor:
Pat Carson, MS, MFCC
Grants and Awards
*1998 Robert Shukraft Award, voted by students of the Department
of Counseling Psychology at Dominican University of California:
"in recognition of outstanding service for inspiring students
to believe in themselves."
San Francisco Art Commission, 1994; California Arts Council Artist
In Residence Grants, 1992-94 (original theater and music projects
for public schools and special education); Zellerbach Family Fund
Grants, 1989 and 1992; Hollywood Drama-Logue Award, 1985; Bay
Area Theater Critics Circle Award, 1985; Tuition Scholarship:
Goethe Institute, Germany, 1977; Best New Ensemble (with Jon English)
Gaudeamus Foundation, The Netherlands, 1975; Tanglewood Fellowship
for Voice, 1973.
Public Service and Community Arts
Member, Mayor Feinsteins Task Force for the Mission, 1986.
Program Coordinator of Theater Artaud in San Francisco, 1984-86.
Founder/Director of Music in the Blood, a 16-voice chorus of the
San Francisco theater community, own non-profit status, 1987-95.
Member, Board of Directors of Theater Artaud, San Francisco, 1987-88.
Musical Director of Youth Performance Workshop, Cinnabar Theater,
Petaluma, 1992. Substitute Teacher, K-12, Sonoma Cty, 2000-2002.
Musical director for Actors Theatre in Santa Rosa and Sonoma County
Repertory Summer Childrens programs, 2002.