Valerie Knight, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist that engages the therapeutic arts. She has taught CUNY psychology courses on site at District 1199 for 16 years. She maintains a private practice in Manhattan. Her journey started with the professional theater and exploring bereavement issues with Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. Since then, her work has radiated outward into a variety of settings. Her specialties include victims of trauma, care for the caregiver and health professionals, HIV/AIDS, loss and bereavement, and the psychological needs of women and people of color. Her play, Drawing Close, was performed on May 22, 2018 at Elbash Recital Hall at the Graduate Center/CUNY, as part of TheaterWorks! Short Plays on Caregiving at CUNY. It explores caring relationships with children and the connection between art and care.