About Us

BRIK’s Facilitators
Gerogia Sassen, PhD

Georgia Sassen, PhD, BRIK Founder and Executive Director

Georgia Sassen, PhD, is BRIK’s founder, executive director, and lead trainer. She created Art from the Heart in 2000-2002 with Susan Corneliussen.  Having studied under Jean Baker Miller, MD, she has presented trainings on Relational Cultural Approaches to community conflict since 1983. Sassen has taught at the Jean Baker Miller Institute at the Stone Center, Wellesley College; Clark University and Smith College School for Social Work. She has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from UMass, an EdM from Harvard University Graduate School of Education, and a BA in Humanities from Wesleyan University. Georgia resides in Harvard, MA.

Susan Corneliussen, MEd was trained at Lesley University and Shady Hill School, and taught middle school for five years. She developed and led programs at Girls Inc., where she was trained in the Art from the Heart program and helped develop Art from the Heart activities. She is a co-author of the Art from the Heart curriculum and has trained social workers in the Lowell Public Schools in using Art from the Heart. She leads trainings in Art from the Heart for BRIK.
BRIK’s Board Members

     Georgia Sassen, Executive Director
     Susan Colwell, MSW
     Joanne B. Bauman, PhD

Contact Us:

Georgia Sassen, Ph.D., Executive Director
Building Resilience in Kids
P.O. Box 35
(978) 456-3545