Nora Swan-Foster



  • Swan-Foster, N. (2016) Jung Psychology. Chapter in Approaches to Art Therapy: Theory and Techniques (3rd Edition) by Judith Rubin. 
  • Swan-Foster, N. (2014) Book Reivew of Melodies of the Mind: Connections between psychoanalysis and music, by Julie Jaffee Nagel.
  • Swan-Foster, N. (2013). Feminine Initiation: Training and the Pregnant Woman. IRSJA Spring Conference Evaluation in the Light of Eros. Denver, Colorado.
  • Swan-Foster, N. (2012). Pregnancy as a feminine initiation. Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health 26(4), Summer, 207-233. Article Link
  • Swan-Foster, N. (2011). [Review of the book Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy: Accessing the Body’s Wisdom and Creative Intelligence]. Journal of the American Art Therapy Association,28, 191-192.
  • Swan-Foster, N., Foster, S. & Dorsey, A. (2003) The use of the human figure drawing during pregnancy. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, Volume 21, Number 4, pp. 297-307.
  • Swan-Foster, N., Lawlor, M., Scott, L., Angel, D., Ruiz, C., Mana, M. (2001). Inside an art therapy group: The students perspective. The Arts In Psychotherapy, Volume 28(3), 161-174.
  • Swan-Foster, N. (Speaker) (2001). Research using a prenatal art therapy intervention. (Cassette Recording No. 1020). Albuquerque, NM: American Art Therapy Association.
  • Franklin, M., Farrelly-Hansen, M., Marek, B., Swan-Foster, N., & Wallingford, S. (2000). Transpersonal art therapy education. Journal of the American Art Therapy Association. 17(2), 101-110. Article Link
  • Swan-Foster, N. (1995) Our creativity meets our grief…using the expressive arts for healing. A Heartbreaking Choice. Spring. Pineapple Press. Article Link
  • Swan-Foster, N. (Speaker). (1994). Bump Wisdom. (Cassette Recording No. 63-149). Chicago, IL: American Art Therapy Association.
  • Swan-Foster, N. (1993) “Pregnancy…Growing Through Our Fears” Boulder Parent.
  • Peterson, G. (1993). An Easier Childbirth. (Appendix 2.) San Francisco, CA: Tarcher Press.
  • Swan-Foster, N. (1989) Images of Pregnant Women: Art Therapy as a Tool for Transformation, The Arts in Psychotherapy, Volume 16
  • Swan-Foster, N. (1986). Images and fears of pregnant women. (Masters Thesis) UMI Dissertation Services.

Professional Presentations

  • 2013 IRSJA Spring Society Meeting: Feminine Initiation, Training, and the Pregnant Woman. Panel Discussion: “Evaluation and Support in the Light of Eros.” 
  • 2012 What the Hero Left Behind Lecture for C. G. Jung Society of Colorado Springs.
  • 2012 Image and Archetype, New Orleans Jung Seminar
  • 2012 Pregnancy as a Feminine Initiation, New Orleans Jung Seminar
  • 2012 Compassion Fatigue and Art Therapy for the Victim Advocate
  • 2011 The Image and Dream Interpretation. Lecture for Boulder Friends of Jung (BFJ) Spring Concept Series entitled: “The Dream and Dream Interpretation.”  Boulder, Colorado.
  • 2009 From Myth to Image: Creating a Vision through Active Imagination and Collage. Workshop for Boulder Friends of Jung. Boulder, CO.
  • 2009 A Study of Jungian Concepts Illustrated by Animals in Fairy Tales. Co-led with Stephen Foster. Workshop series for Boulder Friends of Jung. Spring Concept Series. Boulder, CO.
  • 2007 Lady Ragnell: Fair by Day or Fair by Night? Workshop for Boulder Friends of Jung. Fall Concept Series, Boulder, CO.
  • 2007 Ego-Self Axis, Lecture for Boulder Friends of Jung. Spring Concept Series, Boulder, CO.
  • 2005 Co-presented with Katherine Ward, LCSW Prenatal and Post-partum Depression Boulder Community Hospital, Boulder, CO.
  • 2004 Women’s Issues Made Visible Through Art Therapy. Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Conference, Keystone, CO.
  • 2004 Weekend Art Therapy Workshop: The Pregnant Woman. Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, WI
  • 2003 The Tasks of Psyche and the Feminine Initiation Process. Invited workshop for the Colorado Midwife Study Group.
  • 2003 Seeds, Wool, Water: Listening to Psyche on the Pregnant Journey. Workshop accepted by the American Art Therapy Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • 2001 Research Using a Prenatal Art Therapy Intervention and Inventory (PATII). American Art Therapy Conference, Albuquerque, NM.
  • 2001 Healing the Doula – Self Care. Rocky Mountain Doula Educators Retreat, Estes Park, CO.
  • 1999 Transpersonal Approaches to Art Therapy Training, American Art Therapy Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • 1999 A Place for Voice in a Short-Term Transpersonal Art Therapy Training Group. American Art Therapy Confererence, Orlando, FL.
  • 1998 Art Therapy for Childbearing Transitions. A focus group for the American Art Therapy Conference, Portland, OR.
  • 1997 Two Christian Pathways: one with images, one without. Transpersonal Art Therapy Conference, Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO.
  • 1997 Art Therapy for Childbearing Transitions. A focus group for the American Art Therapy Conference, Milwaukee, WI.
  • 1997 The Art of Conception, Art Therapy for Pregnancy, Birth and Loss. Soul Food Conference, Denver, CO.
  • 1997 The Art of Conception, Art Therapy for Pregnancy, Birth and Loss. Art Therapy Association of Colorado.
  • 1996 Pregnancy: a personal journey documented by the visual image. Workshop for BABI, Boulder, CO.
  • 1996 Art Therapy Workshop for the Women of Wisdom Conference, Loveland, CO.
  • 1996 Drawing out the Emotions through Art Therapy. Brain Injury Association of Colorado National Conference.
  • 1994 Drawing Out the Images of Pregnant Women. Paper Presentation. American Art Therapy Conference, Chicago.
  • 1994 Using Expressive Arts as a Medium for Healing. Ninth National Perinatal Bereavement Conference, Denver. Led two workshops using the expressive arts for couples and healthcare providers dealing with grief/loss.
  • 1993 Environment of the Pregnant Woman. Pre and Perinatal Psychotherapy Congress, Washington, D.C. Poster Session

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