Amy Pfenning, MPS, ATR, CZT

Art Therapist, Department of State Hospitals


Amy Pfenning, MPS, ATR, CZT, earned her master’s in art therapy from Pratt Institute in 1999. She works at Coalinga State Hospital, a California treatment facility for sex offenders known as sexually violent predators. Amy has worked at the hospital since 2005 where she manages the hospital’s Art Center, and provides art therapy supervision. She has presented at various conferences including the American Art Therapy Association conference, the California Coalition on Sexual Offending conference, the Institute on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma conference, and the Forensic Mental Health Association of California conference. She has a trauma-informed care practitioner certification. She is a Certified Zentangle Teacher.