Elizabeth Cockey is an art therapist who has achieved national acclaim for her work with long term and palliative care facilities. The focus of her art therapy programs has been in geriatrics working with individuals who are recovering from stroke dementia, depression and degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, diabetes and Parkinson’s.
She holds BA degrees in both Art and Psychology and a Master’s degree in Art therapy. Elizabeth has created recreational art therapy programs in the Baltimore area for over 17 years and is the author of two books. Her memoir Drawn From Memory is an account of her work with individuals recovering from memory loss and grief, and her most recent book Upstate New York: Towns That We Love is an illustrative history about the upper Hudson River Valley in New York.
Elizabeth is currently practicing art therapy at Good Samaritan Nursing Center, Copper Ridge and Augsburg Lutheran Home. She gives lectures and seminars on the benefits of art therapy nationally and locally for the Community College of Baltimore County.