Meera Rastogi

Meera Rastogi


Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, Ohio 45103

Professional Summary

Meera Rastogi, PhD, PSYPACT, ATR-BC is a licensed psychologist, board certified and registered art therapist, and psychology professor at the University of Cincinnati, Clermont College. She teaches in the psychology program and directs the University’s Pre-Art Therapy Certificate Program. Dr. Rastogi received the 2023 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, the 2021 Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching Outside of the Classroom, and the 2019 Lucille Pederson Hardgrove Exemplary Educator Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Southwest Ohio. She has a secondary appointment with the Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation and is an affiliate of the UC Psychology Department. In addition to teaching, Dr. Rastogi runs art therapy groups for people with movement disorders and multiple sclerosis at the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute and sees individual clients through a telehealth company.


PhD: The Ohio State University Columbus, 2001 (Counseling Psychology)

MA: The Ohio State University Columbus, 1995 (Counseling Psychology)

MA in Art therapy: Saint Mary of the Woods College Saint Mary of the Woods College, IN, 2015

BA: The Ohio State University Columbus, 1994 (Psychology BA Minor in Art History)

Positions and Work Experience

08-01-2010 -08-01-2017 Psychology Program Coordinator, Scheduled classes, advised psychology club, addressed student-faculty issues, University of Cincinnati, Clermont

08-01-2013 -To Present Pre-Art Therapy Certificate Coordinator, Created Certificate Program, mentor students, University of Cincinnati, School of Art

01-01-2021 -To Present Affiliate Faculty, A&S Psychology Department, University of Cincinnati, Clifton Campus

08-01-2007 -06-01-2008 Interim Director, Multicultural Education Center, Multicultural Education Center Director and Ethnic Studies Minor Program Coordinator, Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin

01-15-2023 - Faculty Engagement Center Director,, University of Cincincinnati, Clermont College


Peer Reviewed Publications

Rastogi, M. (2017. ) Creating a successful career in art therapy: Advising guide for faculty and students .Division 2: Teaching of Psychology Resources, ,

Schwartz, J., Rastogi, M. Scarce, J. & Pate, M. (2021. ) Undergraduate art therapy programs in the United States survey report. .Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association., , 38 (1 ) ,33-41 More Information

Rastogi, M. (2016. ) The validity of projective drawings in clinical practice: A review of using drawings in clinical practice .PsycCRITIQUES, , 61 (31 ) , More Information

Rebola, C., Rohan, R., Koehler, A., Rastogi, M., Gómez Enriquez, D., Norton, R. Lachnit, I., et al. (2024. ) Pilot testing of CAN digital apps to improve the quality of life of cancer and benign brain tumor survivors. .Journal of Neuro and Oncology Research, , 4 (2 ) , More Information

Published Books

Rastogi, M. (2011. ) Instructor's Resource Manual to Accompany Abnormal Psychology .New York NY , Worth (Author)

Rastogi, M., Feldwisch, R., Pate, M., and Scarce, J. (2022. ) Foundations of Art Therapy: Theory and Applications .Academic Press (Co-Editor)

Book Chapter

Rastogi, M. (2012 ) Using Art to Enhance the Teaching of Psychology Essays from e-xcellence in teaching .(pp. 9 -16).

Lacnit, I. and Rastogi, M. (2023 ) Online Group Art Therapy Encouraging Creative Healing in the Virtual Space The Virtual Group Therapy Circle Advances in Online Group Theory and Practice .Taylor & Francis (Co-Author)

Additional Publications

Honors and Awards

2019 Lucille Pederson Hardgrove Exemplary Educator Award The prestigious award, named after a UC faculty member dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with mental illness, is given to “…those in our community (Southwest Ohio) who have demonstrated extraordinary work and advocacy on behalf of people with mental illness and their families.” National Alliance on Mental Illness Southwest Ohio

2017 Dean's Excellence Award

2021 Faculty Excellence for Teaching Outside of the Classroom

Post Graduate Training and Education

2001-2008 Post Doctoral Internship , Clinical work for post doctoral hours for licensure, University of Wisconsin, Madison, , Madison, Wisconsin

2015-2017 Post Master's Clinical Work for Registered Art Therapist License, Hope Community Center, Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community, Good Samaritan Hospital Adult Behavioral Unit, ,

Contact Information

Academic - Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia  Ohio, 45103