Michael HanesChief Executive Officer
Michael J Hanes, MAT, ATR-BC, LPC is the Chief Executive Officer of Eagle Ridge Institute. He is a Registered Art Therapist-Board Certified and a Licensed Professional Counselor. He has served on the faculty of Phoenix University – OKC, University of Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State University – OKC. Michael has 27 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in inpatient, residential, and outpatient settings. Additionally he has 16 years of experience working with co-occurring disorders at the Oklahoma County Detention Center and with the Federal Public Defender Office, Habeas Corpus. He is a consultant with The McCullough Group where he facilitates corporate workshops and trainings on team building, creative problem solving, and systems analysis.
Michael is a respected author, having been published numerous times in such publications as American Journal of Art Therapy, Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, The Arts in Psychotherapy: An International Journal and ArtBeat Magazine. He is author of a best seller, “Roads to the Unconscious: A Manual for Understanding Road Drawings.” Michael has lectured at numerous conferences, seminars, and workshops across the United States and around the world. He is a visual artist specializing in abstract metal sculptors. His works are part of several public and private collections nationally and internationally. Additionally, his sculptures have been the subject of articles in Edmond Outlook and ArtBeat Magazine. His newest book, “The Art of Business” is due for release in late Fall of 2016. Visit his website at www.artpsychotherapy.com.