Dr. Myra Levick Death – Dead | Obituary – Passed Away
Myra Levick Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Myra Levick.
Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.
This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.
We are so saddened to learn about the passing of Myra Levick, a legendary pioneer in the field of art therapy. Dr. Levick helped found the American Art Therapy Association in 1969 and served as our first president. She also co-founded one of the first graduate programs in art therapy in the world at the then-Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital (which became part of Drexel University in 2002). She taught there until retiring in 1986 and moving to Florida, where she continued practicing art therapy and writing books.
Dr. Levick was a powerful advocate for education, the arts, and mental health—but also a passionate leader, visionary, mentor, and friend who touched the lives of so many of us. She will be missed every day.
We hope to share details as we have more information, and will post more about her life in next week’s Art Therapy Today.
Today, we celebrate the life of Dr. Myra Levick, an early pioneer in the field of art therapy. An art psychotherapist, psychologist, and consultant, Dr. Levick arrived into the world and provided guidance to many in the expressive arts. It was her privilege and passion to serve clients across the lifespan. The first elected president of the American Art Therapy Association, Dr. Levick centered her life’s work around supporting others as a helper, while maintaining her own personal growth as an artist.
Dr. Levick’s clinicial expertise in the area of psychodynamic theory resulted in the Levick Emotional and Cognitive Art Therapy Assessment, which frequently is used to help assess the developmental and psycho-emotional needs of clients. In addition to these strong skills Dr. Levick was an educator for most of her life, guiding countless individuals into working through the healing arts.
In 2014, the AATA recognized Dr. Maya Levick’s work by honoring her name through the Myra Levick Award for Excellence in Art Therapy, which emphasizes Dr. Levick’s important and innovative contributions to art therapy over 50 years and is awarded by senior art therapists and the art therapy community.
Dr. Myra Levick, on behalf of the IATA, AATA, expressive arts clinicians, and others that you have impacted, thank you for your contributions to our field. We will remember you, always.
*Photo from Dr. Levick’s personal account*.
We are still working on getting more details about the death, as a family statement on the death is yet to be released.