Ms. Eva Marie Stern RP, MA
Art Psychotherapist, Educator
Assistant Professor
Psychotherapies, Humanities and Educational Scholarship, Equity, Gender and Population
Contact Info
T: (416) 323-6400 4983
Women's College Hospital
76 Grenville St
Trauma Therapy Program, 7th floor
Toronto, ON, M5S 1B2
Appointment Status Primary
MA Art Psychotherapy
RP (Registered Psychotherapist, College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario)
Level 1 Certificate in Trauma Treatment, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute
Professional Memberships
Professional Member, IARPP (International Association for Relational Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis)
Clinical Member, OSP (Ontario Society of Psychotherapists)

Eva-Marie Stern is a Registered Psychotherapist and art therapist. She earned her Masters of Art Psychotherapy from Goldsmiths College, University of London.

In 1998 Eva-Marie co-founded WRAP (Women Recovering from Abuse Program) and the Trauma Therapy Program at Women’s College Hospital 10 years later. She extends herself in directions such as: supervising psychiatry residents (for which she was awarded the Excellence in Post-Graduate Psychodynamic Supervision in 2014); curating the Art-Not-Violence gallery/website; pursuing research into the experience of art therapy for trauma survivors; leading therapy groups at the Art Gallery of Ontario; offering interdisciplinary seminars to explore and demystify the rendez-vous of art, trauma and therapy; writing about infusing the arts/humanities in post-graduate medical education, and collaborating as a senior psychotherapist on a multi-disciplinary team to treat people who have suffered complex childhood trauma. She also consults and supervises in private practice.

Publications and Awards

Recent Publications

Stern, EM., Wall, S. 2018. “The Visible Curriculum”, in The Health Humanities in Postgraduate Medical Education. Allan Peterkin and Anna Skorzewska, Eds. Oxford University Press (in press).

Classen, C.C., Muller, R.T., Field, N., Clark, C., Stern, EM. 2017. A naturalistic study of a brief treatment program for survivors of complex trauma: WRAP. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 18(5), pp.720–734.

Giles, M.D., Nelson, A.L., Shizgal, F., Stern, EM.,Fourt, A., Woods, P., Langmuir, J., Classen, C.C. 2007. A multi- modal treatment program for childhood trauma recovery: WRAP. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 8(4), pp.7–24.

Honours and Awards

2014 Award of Excellence. Postgraduate Psychotherapy Supervision, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Psychiatry residents PGY2 through 5.