Joan Gast

Family systems, developmental issues, group work, and therapeutic methods for children involving art and play
M.Ed. in Counseling, University of Puget Sound, 1978

Betsy Gast has been teaching in the counseling program at Puget Sound since the mid-’80s. She received her M.Ed. in counseling from Puget Sound and her B.A. in speech pathology and audiology from University of Oregon. Prior to joining the faculty at Puget Sound, Betsy worked as a school counselor at the junior high grade level and as a family therapist in an intensive, in-home brief therapy program for high-risk families and youth. She has maintained a private practice since 1983. Her professional interests are in the areas of Gestalt Therapy, family systems, developmental issues, group work, and therapeutic methods involving art and play.

Current Courses
Introduction to Counseling and Interpersonal Communication
Humanistic Therapies
Group Leadership and Practicum
Developmental Counseling
School Counseling
Practicum and Internship
Divorce Counseling
Seminar in Child Abuse and Neglect for M.A.T. program

Professional Organizations

American Counseling Association
American School Counseling Association
Association for Humanistic Education and Development
International Human Learning Resource Network