Bonnie Harnden is a creative arts therapist, psychoanalyst, couple and family therapist, and associate professor in Concordia University’s Creative Arts Therapies Department, where she coordinates the drama therapy program and a new Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy. She was awarded the 2017 research award from the North American Drama Therapy Association (NADTA) for her play and film 'You Arrive' which explores the therapeutic process and how it helps to resolve the effects of trauma. Her research uses arts-based performance to focus on the effects of trauma and the healing possibilities of awe and gratitude. In 2018 she was awarded the NADTA teaching excellence award and was the recipient of the 2019 Concordia President’s Excellence in Teaching Award. Her film ‘You Arrive’ has been awarded numerous film festival awards including: the Cannes World Film Festival for shorts and documentaries, best educational film at the Berlin Shorts awards, best documentary film at the Reale Film Festival and best portrayal of a therapist at the Believe Psychology Film Festival.