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Joan AlpersDirector, Child Life ServicesChild Life

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Joan Alpers specializes in child life and art therapy. She has more than 30 years of experience in making children’s hospital visits more comfortable, anxiety-free and, in many cases, fun. By incorporating medical play, which lets children use real or toy medical equipment, Joan helps prepare children for their medical treatment. She is a former president of Child Life of Greater NY.


  • MPS, Pratt Institute
  • BFA, Long Island University Southampton