Nancy Weiss, LCSW, BCD – Board Member & Program Director
Nancy L. Weiss, LCSW, BCD is a psychotherapist, spiritual director, collage artist and poet.
She holds Masters’ degrees in Clinical Social Work and Education. Nancy taught in the Clinical Psychology Program at Antioch University and supervised MFT and LCSW interns for more than 20 years.
Her diverse body of experience and interests includes an extensive private practice, SoulCollage® facilitation, and facilitating groups in the ancient Jewish practice of Mussar. As Coordinator of Manchim, the Facilitator Training Program for The Mussar Institute, she co-created the curriculum and leads online trainings for rabbis and lay leaders.
Nancy developed a SoulCollage® adaptation for children called MeCards4Kids® that she piloted in a multi-age elementary classroom. She is lead author of the book, How to Make MeCards4Kids®: Creative Expression for Children and the Grown-Ups in Their Lives, which won the 2014 Nautilus Silver Medal Book Award in the Parenting/Family category. In addition to helping children access their inner wisdom, the MeCards process is a valuable tool for working with traumatized and special needs populations.
Nancy leads expressive arts workshops and trainings for psychotherapists, educators, families, non-profits serving the underprivileged, and other organizations, including UCLArts & Healing.
She is a co-creator of the Lights of Mussar™ Cards for Creating a Balanced life. Her collage art appears in Midrashic Mirrors, which illustrates the richness of creating art to reflect the essence of each Torah portion.