Faculty Bios

Barbara Ganim: Barbara Ganim, M.A.E., C.H.H.C. retired in 2011 from Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island to pursue her own personal creative expression in mystical landscape painting and writing ghost mystery books for children and more expressive and creative arts books for adults.  While at Salve Regina University, she was an Assistant Professor, Senior Lecturer, Program Coordinator, and co-founder of the Expressive Arts Institute and the Certificate of Graduate Studies in the Expressive and Creative Arts.  The programs and the courses she taught were the foundation of a specialized expressive arts approach that became the basis of the books she has written in the expressive and creative arts.
Barbara is the co-author with Susan Fox of Visual Journaling: Going Deeper than Words, Quest Books.  She is also the author of Drawing from the Heart: A Seven Week Program to Heal Emotional Pain and Loss, Quest Books; Art and Healing: Using Expressive Art to Heal Your Body, Mind and Spirit, Random House/Three Rivers Press; The Healing Power of Art, audio program, Sounds True Productions; How to Approach an Advertising Agency and Walk Away with the Job You Want, N.T.C. Publishing Company; The Designer’s Commonsense Business Book, North Light Books.


Linda Hurley: Linda Hurley (MA, CAGS, LCDCS, CCJP) is the Chief Operating Officer and Director of Clinical Services at CODAC, Inc., a non-profit behavioral health and addiction treatment provider, where she has worked since 1991.   Ms. Hurley teaches and consults at Salve Regina University and is a faculty member at the New England Institute of Addiction Studies.   A regional consultant and educator, she is also a frequent speaker at national opioid treatment and behavioral health conferences (AATOD, APHA), where she presents on topics ranging from women and addiction,  implementation of systems change, medication assisted treatment, tobacco use, work force development and co-occurring disorders as well as organizational consultation. She has a particular interest and expertise in the translation, implementation and adoption of evidence/research-based approaches in the treatment of addictive disorders.  Ms. Hurley received her Certificate of Advanced Graduate Students in Community Mental Health from Salve Regina University and holds national certification as a Chemical Dependency Professional, Chemical Dependency Clinical Supervisor, and Criminal Justice Addictions Professional.


Dr. Amanda Minor: Dr. Minor is currently as Assistant Professor in the Holistic Counseling Program and the Master’s-level internship coordinator.  She is interested in research related to creativity in teaching pedagogy and invisible diversity.  If you have questions, please contact her at amanda.minor@salve.edu.


Archie Roberts: Archie Roberts, LMHC, has been in private practice for 18 years as a psychotherapist, organizational consultant, writer, and researcher in Gestalt theory and practice. He’s taught at the Harvard Business School, the Columbia Graduate School of Business, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Esalen Institute, and other centers around the world. He’s authored and/or edited several books and articles, serves on the Advisory Board of the British Gestalt Journal, and was co-Editor and co-Director of GestaltPress. A graduate of MIT and classically trained actor, his work explores the central role of physical presence in affect regulation and the activation of human change processes. www.archieroberts.net


Karyne Wilner: Karyne B. Wilner, PsyD, licensed psychologist, has a private practice in Middletown, RI.  She currently directs the Core Energetics Academy and was formerly Assistant Director of the Institute for Core Energetics and Senior Director of the Brazilian Institute of Core Energetics. She has traveled widely giving lectures, workshops, and seminars, and she has written numerous journal articles about somatics and psychology.