NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN
About Dr. Jill Mellick
The award was established in honor of Professor Emerita Jill Mellick, Ph.D., a gifted artist, writer, educator and therapist whose work greatly influenced, and continues to influence, the role that creative expression plays in health, wellness and culture particularly in the fields of Transpersonal and Jungian psychology.
Dr. Mellick founded the creative expression program at The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now Sofia University) and her philosophy is still integrated in the coursework today. She was also a founding member of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA). Her dedication to creative process is exemplary and reflected in her generative life and many published works.
Sofia University seeks nominations for the Jill Mellick Award to be presented to at least one Sofia student and/or alumnus each year who have demonstrated outstanding work in creative expression and/or creative process, which is offered beyond self.
The award winners must demonstrate through research, educational excellence, professional application, community service, creative innovation, or cultural outreach an understanding of creative expression and/or creative process and demonstrate how creativity can inform personal, professional or community growth and well-being; thus representing a contribution to beyond self.
Examples of outstanding work might include:
• artwork in any medium
• writing such as poetry or work of fiction
• creative dream work
• multi-media projects, research or workshops
• client interventions using creative expression
• documentation or work examples demonstrating utilization of creative expression in an under-represented field that is generative and forward thinking.
Please read the criteria chart, listed below, prior to making a nomination.
To be considered for the Jill Mellick Creative Expression Award, a nomination for this award must be received by the Creative Expression Certificate Director (CEC) by April 1st of each year. A nomination is made by completing this document and sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty, Student, Alumni and self nominations are allowed. The award decision will be made by May 15th of each year. The certificate award will be presented at Sofia’s June graduation ceremony (although recipient need not be present).
For complete details and to download forms see Sofia University Website