Biography

 

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Sandra Indig is a psychotherapist, artist, poet, dancer, and author. After undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan she earned her BFA from Syracuse University. Sandra furthered her education at the New York University Graduate School of Social Work and the Washington Square Institute for Psychotherapy and Mental Health, and completed the internship in Art Therapy at Rikers Island.

Sandra is an active member of art societies, such as New York Artists’ Circle, The American Alliance of Museums, and Jewish Art Salon. She curated numerous exhibits, including three for the NYS Society for Clinical Social Work, and was a recipient of multiple residences to art colonies: MacDowell Art Colony, New Hampshire; Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; and Vermont Studio Center. She was nominated twice for the Gradiva® Award in the category of Art by the National Association of the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP).

Indig is a member of and has performed with Dances for a Variable Population directed by Naomi Goldberg Haas. This company offers site-related public performances at many of NYC’s most iconic spaces, such as Times Square, Washington Square Park, and The Highline.

Her writing career started as a contributing writer for the Manhattan Arts International Magazine (Renee Phillips, editor), and it continued with The Clinician and The Art League of Long Island. Sandra’s chapter, Reclamation and Restoration: Heroes in the Seaweed, is included in recently published Routledge book, Art, Creativity, and Psychoanalysis: Artist/Analyst (edited by George Hagman).

A seasoned clinician, Sandra Indig is an active member of the New York State Society for Clinical Social Work (NYSSCSW), where she founded and serves as a chair of the Committee for Creativity & Neuro-Psycho- Education, and where she was honored for her contributions to the field of clinical social work.

She is also an international presenter and lecturer on creativity, creative process, psychoanalysis, and post- traumatic growth.

Sandra Indig is in private practice in New York City, specializing in working with people living with creativity and recovery.

Exhibitions & Awards