Ellen Lacter, Ph.D. has been an art therapist since 1977, clinical psychologist since 1986, and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor since 1998. She specializes in the treatment of abused children and adult survivors. She has a sub-specialty of working with survivors of ritual abuse and mind control and is an activist on behalf of these victims. She has published a number of scholarly articles and chapters on ritual abuse and mind control and maintains a website (http://www.endritualabuse.org/) to educate the public and mental health community on these subjects. She is also Academic Program Coordinator for the Play Therapy Certificate Program at University of California San Diego-Extension.
Robin Baird Lewis a professional illustrator since 1979, has over two dozen titles in a variety of genres, from children’s fiction to architectural preservation (robinbairdlewis.com). Her 1982 Canadian Classic, Red is Best, reached its 25th anniversary. Her most recent title is James G. McGorman’s The Ale Sea. Robin staunchly supports the Illustrator’s Code: To Serve the Text, and enjoys developing a close and intuitive collaborative relationship with authors. She feels immense satisfaction in having collaborated so closely with Ellen Lacter in developing this book for those so worthy of personal love and support.
Jen Callow has been drawing since she was old enough to hold a crayon. In addition to being an artist, she is multiple (dissociative) and a survivor of ritual abuse. For many years, her creative outlets played a key role in her healing. In recent years, her art has become increasingly for pleasure and self expression, and for the sheer love of creation. She feels both proud and blessed that through her art she can now help others on their healing journeys. She is honored to have been a part of this coloring book project.