Kayla is the founder of Winnipeg Art Therapy. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts and Psychology at Concordia University in 2010. She then earned her Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy at the Toronto Art Therapy Institute, and has been in practice as an art psychotherapist since 2011. Kayla achieved her Bachelor of Social Work at the University of Manitoba in 2015, and her Master of Social Work with a clinical social work practice specialization from the University of Calgary in 2017, and is currently working on her PhD in Social Work at the University of Manitoba.
Kayla has served as a Board of Directors member for the Canadian Art Therapy Association as the treasurer and secretary, as well as the ethics chair. She also served as a member of the Registration Committee for the Manitoba College of Social Workers.
As a registered, MSW, social worker, Kayla's services may be billed through many insurance providers. She is also a registered service provider for:
- multiple authorities in Child & Family Services
- Indigenous Services Canada (Non-Insured Health Benefit and Indian
Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program)
- Jordan's Principle
- and Veterans Affairs
Ms. Cardinal has art psychotherapy experience working with individuals, families, and groups who have experienced trauma, addictions, mental illness, and grief/loss. Her experience includes providing educational workshops, lectures, resources, advocacy, public awareness, clinical supervision, and clinical practice with:
- cognitive/developmental delay
- newcomers to Canada who do not speak English as a first language
- domestic violence and abuse
- mental illness, severe mental illness
- dementia, geriatric mental health
- physical challenges, acquired brain injuries
- cancer care (oncology)
- compassion fatigue for support and front line staff
- marriage, couple, and family therapy
- pregnancy and fertility
- LGBTQ, sexuality, identity, gender identity
- Indigenous trauma, cultural awareness, and identity
Cardinal, K. (2015). The Personality Tea Pot: the effects and future application in art therapy. Canadian Art Therapy Association Journal, 27(2), 13-30.
Cardinal, K. (2014). Art in social work. Canadian Art Therapy Association Newsletter, 13(03), 6-7.
Cardinal, K. (2013). The Personality Tea Pot: the effects and future application in art therapy. Canadian Art Therapy Association Newsletter, 12(02), 5-6.
Cardinal, K. (2021). The need for indigenization and decolonization of the global academy. Presentation, British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors Conference, British Columbia.
Cardinal, K. (2018). Aboriginal men who have experienced domestic violence: Implications for art therapy practice. Presentation, Canadian Art Therapy Association Annual Conference, Montreal, QC.
Cardinal, K. (2018). Healing through art: Coping with cancer visually. Presentation, Cancer Care Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB.
Cardinal, K. (2017). Art therapy with children in care. Presentation, All Nations Coordinated Response Seminar, Winnipeg, MB.
Cardinal, K. (2017). Art therapy and social work practice. Presentation, University of Calgary, Lethbridge, AB. Cardinal, K. (2017). Psychosocial oncology: A multi-model approach with Mindfulness-based Cancer Recovery. Presentation, University of Calgary, Lethbridge, AB.
Cardinal, K. (2016). The effects of corporal punishment and the need for policy revision in Canada’s criminal code. Presentation, Winnipeg, MB.
Cardinal, K. (2013). Art therapy and Parkinson’s Disease. Presentation, Parkinson Canada, Winnipeg, MB.
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