Johanne  Hamel Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Johanne Hamel

Psychologist, art psychotherapist in private practice
Retired from Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Psychologist and art psychotherapist in private practice for over 35 years, Mrs Hamel has been teaching art therapy for 20 years at Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue. She specializes in Dreams and art therapy as well as in Somatic art therapy. She teaches art therapy in Thailand every year and is a lecturer in the US for the International Association for the Study of Dreams Conference (IASD) and in Europe, at the European Consortium for Arts therapies Education Conference (ECArTE)


I have been teaching psychology in College de Sherbrooke for 14 years before going into Private practice also for 14 years, during which I started a private Art therapy training Institute. I began teaching art therapy at UQAT in 1997 and retired in 2017. I am still maintaining a private practice in art psychotherapy performing individual sessions and SoulCollage© workshops. I have finally more time for painting! I wrote three books on art therapy, two of which are in French, now also published in English.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    My passion has always been psychology and art therapy. My approach is a combination of Jungian and Gestalt art psychotherapy. I specializes in Dreams and art therapy as well as in Somatic art therapy. I have been teaching Somatic art therapy workshops for more than 25 years at my own private Institute and at Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, where students learn to use physical pains and unpleasant sensations as a way to work on psyche and traumas. I love to offer workshops in Costa Rica on Art therapy and the Greek Goddesses or on Dreams.

Personal Interests

    Painting is now my main passion! I use acrylics and am a colourist and a semi-abstract visual artist. I paint what my imaginations sees on the canvas and am surprised to see what comes up.

    I have also been walking on the Compostelle ways in France and Québec each summer for 8 years.


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