Writing

(ART)iculations

Interweaving original images and text, Jena publishes and presents (art)iculations on themes related to expressive arts therapy, contemplative practice, women’s issues, and integrating art into daily life.

WRITING

Leake, J. (2015).  Women Re-Imagining Life through Art: A/r/tographic discoveries in a community expressive arts studio Journal of Applied Arts and Health, (6), 3, 291–306.

Leake, J. (2014). Feature Artist. Paintings and Artist Narrative. The Wayfarer Journal: Re-Imagining the Possible, Charting the Way for Change. (3), 4,, pgs. 8, 33, 56, 59-61.

Leake, J. (2013). Living nel mezzo: Becoming an Artist/Researcher/Teacher/Therapist in the expressive arts.  Poiesis: A Journal of Arts and Communication. (15), 164-172.

Leake, J. (2013). She who looks deeply. Painting & Artist Statement. Headwaters Appalachian Journal of Expressive Arts Therapy. (8), 6.

Leake, J. (2012). Re-Imagining life through art: The practice of studio expressive arts therapy with women. Unpublished doctoral dissertation.

Leake, J. (2011). Breaking free of illusion. Painting and Poem. Headwaters Appalachian Journal of Expressive Arts Therapy (7), 37.

Leake, J. (2011). Foreword. In Palumbo, C. The face of a memory: Emerging after the military through poetic voice. Charlottesville, VA: Live Wire Press.

Leake, J. (2010). Painting from the wild soul. Poem. Headwaters Appalachian Journal of Expressive Arts Therapy. (6), 26.

Leake, J. (2010). Soul growth & The soul breaks free. Paintings. Headwaters Appalachian Journal of Expressive Arts Therapy. (6), 26 – 27.

Leake, J. & Shaffner, J. (2010). Edith Turner: A lifetime of encounter. Poiesis: A Journal of Arts and Communication, (12), 50-57.

Leake, J. (1998).  Daily practice in community & creating community: The Artist’s Circle, Honoring our Creative Potential. In Chester, T. (Ed.). Expressive arts: An invitation to the journey.  Boone, NC: Appalachian State University, Hubbard Center, 42, 44-46.

Leake, J. (1998). Autobiography: A creative exploration. In Chester, T. (Ed.). Expressive arts: An invitation to the journey. Boone, NC: Appalachian State University, Hubbard Center, 89-95.

Leake, J. (1998). The birthing of power. Painting. In Chester, T. (Ed.). Expressive arts: an invitation to the journey. Boone, NC: Appalachian State University, Hubbard Center, front cover.

SELECT PRESENTATIONS

Leake, J. (2016). The Art of Self Care and Caring for Others: Expressive Arts Therapy Professional Development Day-Long Training. Invited Presentation/Workshop for City of Charlottesville Community Attention Program Staff, Charlottesville, VA.

Leake, J. (2016). Cultivating Community, Compassion and Creativity through the Expressive Arts: Diversity and Expressive Arts Training. Invited Presentation/Workshop for James Madison University Counseling Center Faculty and Staff, Harrisonburg, VA.

Leake, J. (2016). Healing through the Expressive Arts. Invited Presentation for Emily Couric Cancer Center, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA.

Leake, J. (2016). Creative Renewal: The Art of Self Care and Caring for Others. Invited Professional Development Retreat/Workshop for Sexual Assault Resource Agency Staff, Charlottesville, VA.

Leake, J. (2016). Mindful Creativity Practice. Invited Presentation for Gina Kelley’s Spring Yoga Retreat, Charlottesville, VA.

Leake, J. (2015). Creative Renewal: The Art of Self Care and Caring for Others: Three-Month Expressive Arts Workshop Series for Counseling Professionals. Institute for Experiential Therapies, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Leake, J. (2014). The Future of Contemplation in Higher Education. Invited Presentation for University of Virginia’s Contemplative Sciences Center, Charlottesville, VA.

Leake, J. (2014). Cultivating Compassion for Our Students and Colleagues through Loving Kindness Practice. Invited Presentation for Appalachian State University StillPoint Contemplative Pedagogy Group, Boone, NC.

Leake, J. (2013). Contemplative Inquiry: The Art of Attending to Our Life and Work. Invited Presentation for Appalachian Expressive Arts Collective Faculty Retreat. WildAcres Retreat Center, Little Switzerland, NC.

Leake, J. (2013). Re-Imagining Life through Art: The Practice of Studio Expressive Arts Therapy with Women. Invited Presentation for Eastern Mennonite University’s MA in Counseling Program, Harrisonburg, VA.

Adams, M., Atkins, S., Caldwell, K., Leake, J., McKinney, C., McKinney, H., McLaughin, T., Rose, L., Wentworth, J., Woodworth, J. (2013). Thriving in the Winds of Change: Attending to Emergent Processes. Day-Long Pre-Conference Workshop for the 10th International Conference of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association, Berkeley, CA.

Leake, J. (2013). Re-Imagining Life through Art: Studio Practice in Research and Therapy. Presentation for the 10th International Conference of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association, Berkeley, CA.

Leake, J. (2012). Cultivating a Compassionate Community of Learners through Expressive Arts. Presentation for the Fourth Annual Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education Conference, Amherst, MA.

Leake, J. (2011). Poetry Reading. Invited Presentation for Orchesis Honor Society’s Headwaters Appalachian Journal of Expressive Arts Therapy Launch, Boone, NC.

Atkins, S., Davis, K., Leake, J., Rosen, C. (2011). So What Are They Really Learning? Departmental Culture and an Ethic of Care. Presentation for the National Conference of the Association for Counselor Education & Supervision. Nashville, TN.

Adams, M., Atkins, S., Caldwell, K., Leake, J., McKinney, C., McKinney, H., Rose, L., Wentworth, J., Woodworth, J. (2011). To Present a Happening. Performance and Presentation for the International Re-Viewing Black Mountain College Conference: John Cage’s Circle of Influence. Asheville, NC.

Leake, J. (2010). Alumni Panelist. Tenth Anniversary Celebration of the Expressive Arts Therapy Program at Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.

Leake, J. (2010). Creative Renewal: Expressive Arts as a Path to Wellness. Region Ten Community Services Board, Charlottesville, VA.

Leake, J. (2010). Shaping Life through Art: Bringing Creativity to Counseling through the Expressive Arts. Training for the Mental Health Professionals Continuing Education Series Sponsored by Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Leake, J. (2008). Introduction to Expressive Arts Therapy. Invited Lecturer for Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Social Work M.S.W. Program, Richmond, VA.

Leake, J. (2008). Art Life Practice. Invited Presenter the Expressive Arts Therapy Program, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.

Leake, J. (2007). Clay and Community: An Interactive, Mindful Art-making Workshop. Invited Presentation for Body, Mind, Spirit Studio, Charlottesville, VA.

Leake, J. (2007). Shaping Life Through Art: Bringing the Arts into Everyday Life. Presentation for the Canadian Art Therapy Association’s Annual Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Espada, J., Leake, J., Teague, A., Poplin, J., Ward, A. (2007). Experiences of Art in Expressive Arts Therapy Group Supervision. A Research Poster Session for the International Conference of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.

Leake, J. (1998). Persephone’s Journey Home: The Healing Power of Expressive Arts Therapy. Presentation for Shelter for Help in Emergency, Charlottesville, VA.

Leake, J. (1998). Persephone’s Journey Home: The Healing Power of Expressive Arts Therapy. Professional Development Training for the Sexual Assault Resource Agency, Charlottesville, VA.

Leake, J. (1998). The Art of Living in Connection to Self. Professional Development Workshop for the Virginia Association of Free Clinics Annual Conference, Madison, VA.

Leake, J. (1998). Creating a Container for Therapy and the Arts. Invited Presenter for the Summer Institute in Expressive Arts & Counseling. Appalachian State University. Boone, NC.

Leake, J. (1997). Creating a Container for Therapy and the Arts. Invited Presenter for the Summer Institute in Expressive Arts & Counseling. Appalachian State University. Boone, NC.

Adams, M., Atkins, A., Leake, J., McKinney, H. (1997). Dreamwork, Expressive Arts & Personal Growth: A participatory performance. International Conference of the Association for the Study of Dreams. Asheville, NC.

Leake, J. (1996-1997). Expressive Arts Workshop Series. Four Professional Development Workshops for Faculty and Staff. Department of Residence Life, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.

Leake, J. (1996). Women, Creativity & Self Care. Women’s Leadership Conference, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.