School Counselor K-12: Athens (OH) City School, Guilford County (NC) Schools, and Greensboro (NC) Day School.
Professional Counselor: Ohio University Counseling & Psychological Services; Comprehensive Counseling and Psychological Services (Athens, Ohio)
Professional Licensure and Memberships (Selected):
School Counselor, State of North Carolina
School Counselor, State of Ohio
Professional Counselor, State of Ohio
American Counseling Association
Association for Creativity in Counseling
Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling
Recent Publications (selected):
Ziff, K., & Ivers, N. (in review). There’s Beauty in Brokenness: Teaching Empathy through Dialogue with Art Works. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health.
Ziff, K. (in press) ArtBreak: A Creative Guide to Joyful and Productive Classrooms. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press/Swallow Press.
Ziff, K. (2016). Nature and the trauma of human enslavement: An imaginative resonance with the bisimbi of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Janus Head: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature, Continental Philosophy, Phenomenological Psychology, and the Arts, 15, 7-19.
Ziff, K., Ivers, N., & Shaw, E. (2015).ArtBreak group counseling for children: Framework, practice points and findings. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 41, 71-92.
Ziff, K. (2015). Squaring the circle. In C. Bhat, Y. Pillay & P. Selvaraj (Eds.), Group work experts share their favorite activities for the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders (pp. 242-245). Alexandria, VA: Association for Specialists in Group Work.
Ziff, K. (2012). Asylum on the Hill: History of a Healing Landscape. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press.
Ziff, K., Johanson, S., Pierce, L., & King, M. (2012). ArtBreak: A creative counseling program for children. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health.
Ziff, K. (2009). Family Sculpting. In ACA Encyclopedia of Counseling, Erford, B. Ed. Washington: American Counseling Association.
Ziff, K., Thomas, D., & Beamish, P. (2008).Asylum and community: The Athens Lunatic Asylum in nineteenth-century Ohio. History of Psychiatry, 19(4): 409-432.
Bhat, C. and Ziff, K. (2008). Working well under stress: A holistic approach forombuds. Journal of the California Caucus of College and University Ombuds.
Pillay, Y., Ziff, K. Bhat, C. (2008). Vedanta personality development: A model to enhance the cultural competency of psychotherapists. International Journal of Hindu Studies.
Conway, M. & Ziff, K. (2006). Speaking ourselves into existence: metaphor as a means to reflective practice. The Journal of the California Caucus of College and University Ombuds, 7, 1-7.
Ziff, K. & Beamish, P. (2004).Teaching a course on the expressive arts and counseling:experiential learning in counselor education. Counselor Education and Supervision, 44,147-159.
Ziff, K. (2002). Home and career development: A life history of Elia Hill Swann, 1878-1961, with implications for counseling. Journal of Career Development, 29, 1-18.
Recent Presentations (Selected):
Ziff, K. (2016). The Early Years of the Athens Lunatic Asylum, NAMI Spring Speaker, Athens, OH.
Ziff, K. (2016). Caring for Caregivers: Making Meaning with Art. Aging Re-Imagined Symposium Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC.
Ziff, K. (2016). Adding the Rainbow to Mud Pies: Ruth Faison Shaw and Finger Painting as a Therapeutic Medium. North Carolina Counseling Association Conference, Greensboro, NC.
Ziff, K. (2015). Artbreak Creative Group Counseling for Children: Framework, Research Update, and Practice Points. All Ohio Counselors Conference, Columbus: Ohio.
Ziff, K. (2015). Adding the Rainbow to Mud Pies: Ruth Faison Shaw and the Origination of Finger Painting as a Therapeutic Medium. Buckeye Art Therapy Association Conference, Columbus, OH.
Gladding, S., Ziff, K., & Henderson, D. (2015). Counseling is… Teaching counselor education through metaphors. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, National Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
Ziff, K. (2015, June). The Kirkbride plan: social control or humanistic impulse? Athens Asylum: Heritage Worth Preserving Conference, Ohio University Department of Geography, Athens, Ohio.
Ziff, K. (2015, February). The expressive therapies continuum: integrating art into counseling practice. North Carolina Counseling Association. Greensboro, NC.
Ziff, K., & Ivers, N. N. (2015, March). ArtBreak creative group counseling for children: Framework, practice points, and research. Presentation given at the 2015 American Counseling Association Conference in Orlando, FL, March 15, 2015.
Ziff, K. (2014) Landscape and Community: Utopian Approaches to Healing. Invited Presenter, Ping Institute for the Teaching of the Humanities Fall Workshop, Ohio University. November 2014.
Ziff, K. (2014) The Expressive Therapies Continuum: Integrating Art into Counseling Practice. All-Ohio Counselors Conference, November 2014. Cleveland, Ohio.
Ziff, K. (2014) ArtBreak: A guided Introduction to a Small Group Creative Counseling Intervention. Invited presenter, North Central Ohio Counseling Association Fall Workshop, October 2014.
Ziff, K. (2014) ArtBreak: Creative Group Counseling: Framework and Practice Points. North Central Ohio Counseling Association Fall Workshop, co-sponsored by the Ohio Counseling Association. Cleveland, OH
Ziff, K. (2012). ArtBreak: A creative counseling intervention. Pre-Conference Workshop, All Ohio Counselors Conference. Columbus, OH.
Ziff, K. (2012). Introduction to Touch Drawing. Pre-Conference Workshop, All Ohio Counselors Conference. Columbus, OH.
Ziff, K. Ohio University Ping Institute Lecture, 2012.
Ziff, K. and Pierce, L. (2011). ArtBreak: A creative counseling intervention. American Counseling Association national conference. New Orleans, LA.
Ziff, K. and Johanson, S. (2011). ArtBreak: A group intervention for students. National Association of School Psychologists National Convention. San Francisco, CA.
Ziff, K. & Roberts, K. (November 2007). Art-making and counseling: introduction to mandalas. All Ohio Counselors Conference. Columbus, OH.
Ziff, K. and Graham, E. (April 2007). Intervening with suicidal ideation in the ombuds office. Annual conference of the International Ombudsman Association. St. Louis, MO.
Ziff, K. and Graham, E. (November 2007). Conveners: Writer’s Panel. Annual meeting of the California Caucus of College and University Ombuds. Pacific Grove, CA.
Barrington, P. & Ziff, K. (2005, November). Portfolios: a professional development tool for school counselors. Presentation at the All-Ohio Counselors Conference. Columbus, OH.
Juried Art Exhibitions (selected):
Ziff, K. (2015). SkyHorse. In Athens Voices USA, A Dairy Barn Biennial Exhibition. Athens, Ohio. Exhibited in Athens: Ohio, Alabama, and West Virginia.
Ziff, K. (2013). Foundation: 40B. In Athens Voices USA, A Dairy Barn Biennial Exhibition. Athens, OH. Exhibited in Athens, Ohio; Athens, Alabama; and Athens, West Virginia.
Ziff, K. (2012). Freak Flag. In Fly Your Own Freak Flag, Thunder-Sky Gallery. Cincinnati, OH.
Ziff, K. (2012). 36 works: RobotArt. In Small Potatoes Thunder-Sky Gallery. Cincinnati. OH.
Ziff, K. (2011). RobotArt. Selected for exhibition in Hard Knocks: Art without Art School, Thunder-Sky Gallery. Cincinnati, Ohio.
Ziff, K. (2006). Asclepius on The Ridges (monotype). Selected for exhibition in OH+5 Dairy Barn Center’s Regional Biennial Exhibition, 2006. Athens, OH.
Ziff, K. (2005) Redbud (monotype). Art Exhibition of the Seventh Annual Conference on the Women of Appalachia. Zanesville, OH.
Ziff, K. (2003). Jupiter Fone Illustration (pen and ink). Catalog of the 2003 Burning Man Art Exhibition. San Francisco, CA.
My special interests are hiking, shopping at farmer’s markets, making art and being with my family.