About Vati

Tatjana Jansen

Executive Director

Art, like ritual, is a child of the imagination; it is a way of making meaning and expressing longing. Over the last 20 years, I have been privileged to witness how creative expression can help clients reduce stress, communicate difficult issues, and even transform and transfigure traumatic events imaginatively.

Tatjana Jansen graduated from the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute in 1992. Since then, she has worked extensively in a variety of non-profit agencies, with her area of specialization being trauma counselling. More recently, she has worked in the field of grief and loss, and as a PhD candidate, is planning to focus her research on the topic of living grief and the expressive therapies. Tatjana has been involved with VATI since 1997 in different roles including online course development, instructor, and clinical supervisor.

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