Julie Caverne Moreno, Dr.

Julie Caverne Moreno, Dr.

Assistant Professor of Teaching in Art Therapy and Counselor Education



Office Hours:By Appointment

323 Education Bldg.

Julie Caverne Moreno, Dr.

Degrees and Certifications

Ph.D. in counseling with a cognate in rehabilitation counseling: Wayne State University
M.A. in counseling with a specialization in art therapy: Wayne State University
M.A. in Art Conservation, specialization in paintings conservation: Queen's University
B.A. in studio art/art history with minors in chemistry and business, Olivet College.


Clinical Coordinator of the Wayne State art therapy program.

Assistant Professor in the graduate counseling and art therapy programs, College of Education, Wayne State University..

Area of Expertise

Teaching, research and mental health counseling and art therapy with various age groups and populations.

Research Interests

Multidisciplinary treatment protocols including mental health counseling and art therapy for acquired injuries and congenital conditions involving Individuals with autism, traumatic brain injury and complex pain issues.


Graduate Professional Scholarship, Wayne State University

Academic Dean's Award, Queen's University

Mentor of the Year, awarded by University of Michigan-Dearborn Internships, Co-ops and Careers Office for supervision of interns


DMUM Grant for art therapy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2015-2022


Presenter of “Art Therapy’s Role in a Trans-disciplinary Treatment Team in an Outpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation Center” at the American Art Therapy Association Annual Conference in Miami, Florida.

Defense of dissertation entitled “Re-connecting with Self: Using Metaphor and Arts-based Inquiry with Acquired Injury and Illness”   College of Education, Wayne State University.

Co-presenter of  “ArtsCorpsDetroit: The Research Component” at the American Art Therapy Assocation Annual Conference in Savannah, Georgia.

Co-presenter of lecture at Detroit Design Festival at Wayne State entitled “ArtsCorpsDetroit: The Research Component” 

Co-presenter of lecture entitled “ArtsCorpDetroit: The Research Component” at the Assessment in the Arts Conference at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver, CO.

Co-presenter of lecture entitled “An Examination of the Materials and Methods Used in the Creation of Tintoretto’s The Dreams of Men” at the Louvre, Paris France.

Presenter of lecture entitled “The Use of Moisture Barriers in Panel Painting Conservation” at the Art Conservation Student Conference at Harvard University in Boston, MA.


Co-Author/Researcher “Social Work Research Using Arts-Based Methods” Edited by Ephrat Huss and Eltje Bos for chapter entitled “Murals and Photography in Community Engagement and Assessment” Holly Feen-Calligan, Elizabeth Barton, Julie Moreno, Emma Buzzard and Marion Jackson. 2022.

Co-Author/Researcher “Art Therapy, Community Building, Activism and Outcomes,” published in Frontiers in Psychology September 2018


Courses taught by Julie Caverne Moreno, Dr.

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Spring-Summer Term 2024 (current)

Winter Term 2024

Fall Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Winter Term 2022

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