Yael Divon, MSATC
Yael Divon received a BA in International Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. She has been working in the multimedia field and helped pioneer a multimedia company at the birth of the commercial internet. Since early childhood Yael has been an avid art creator using various materials including; graphic design, pottery, mixed media, interior design, theatrical makeup, etc. Yael graduated with a Masters of Science in Art Therapy and Counseling from the College of New Rochelle in 2014. In New York, Yael focused her work in addiction treatment, including Rockland Psychiatric Center and Westchester’s National Council on Alcoholism. Yael now resides in North Carolina and is working as an art therapist at Learning Services, a rehabilitation center for people with Traumatic Brain Injuries. She also works at Cape Fear Valley Hospital providing art therapy at a psychiatric unit and at Roxy addiction treatment center. Yael is an ATR-P and a CCAR Certified Recovery Coach.
Uli Schempp received a Master’s Degree in fine arts from UNC-Greensboro in 1985 and has worked as a ceramic artist since then. He taught as a technical instructor and taught ceramics in the sculpture department of the School of Visual Arts in New York. In 2003, he obtained Master’s Degree in art therapy from New York University. He conducted art therapy groups with Liberian refugee children and adolescents through Safe Horizon/Solace and the International Rescue Committee on Staten Island and worked for five years as a creative arts therapist in adult inpatient psychiatry at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn.
He has been a member of the Art Therapy Institute since 2011 and has been working with Burmese refugee children and adults in the Chapel Hill/ Carrboro Schools and at the Carrboro Community Health Center.