March 31, 2020 | Jordan S. Potash, PhD, ATR-BC, LCAT , LCPAT, Editor in Chief

 

As art therapists and their clients adjust to tele-art therapy and online education, Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association contains several articles to help navigate these challenges. The following are a selection of recent resources on key topics. The full journal offerings, going back to volume 1, are included with AATA membership.

 

Digital Art Therapy

Choe, N.S. & Carlton, N.R. (2019). Behind the screens: Informed consent and digital literacy in art therapy. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 36(1), 15-21. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07421656.2019.1565060

Alders, A., Beck, L., Allen, P.B., & Mosinski, B. B. (2011). Technology in art therapy: Ethical challenges. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 28(4), 165-170. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07421656.2011.622683

Belkofer, C.M. & McNutt, J.V. (2011). Understanding social media culture and its ethical challenges for art therapists. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 28(4), 159-164. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07421656.2011.622684

Chilton, G., Gerity, L., LaVorgna-Smith, M. & MacMichael, H.N. (2009). An online art exchange group: 14 Secrets for a Happy Artist’s Life. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 26(2), 66-72. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07421656.2009.10129741

Thong, S.A. (2007). Redefining the tools of art therapy. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 24(2), 52-58. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07421656.2007.10129583

 

Art Therapy in Challenging Times

King, J.L., Kaimal, G., Konopka, L., Belkofer, C. & Strang, C.E. (2019). Practical applications of neuroscience-informed art therapy. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 36(3), 149-156. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07421656.2019.1649549

Timm-Bottos, J. (2016). Beyond counseling and psychotherapy, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 33(3), 160-162.  https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07421656.2016.1199248

Mohr, E. (2014). Posttraumatic growth in youth survivors of a disaster: An arts-based research project. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 31(4), 155-162. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07421656.2015.963487

 

Art Therapy for Medical Responders

Anand, S.A., Houston, L.J., Avent, L.C. & Glen, T. (2019). Outpatient group art therapy in a psychiatry residency program. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 36(1), 5-14. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07421656.2019.1565291

Gibson, D. (2018). A visual conversation with trauma: Visual journaling in art therapy to combat vicarious trauma. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 35(2), 99-103. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07421656.2018.1483166

Nainis, N.A. (2005). Art therapy with an oncology care team. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 22(3), 150-154. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07421656.2005.10129491

 

Additional Resources

For up-to-date medical research of relevance to those on the frontlines of the pandemic, Taylor and Francis (the Journal’s publisher) compiled the following resources: https://taylorandfrancis.com/coronavirus/

For additional psychosocial information during pandemics, the American Psychological Association compiled the following resources:https://www.apa.org/pubs/highlights/covid-19-articles?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=apa-pandemics&utm_content=covid-free-articles

 

Jordan S. Potash, PhD, ATR-BC, LCAT , LCPAT,

 

Dr. Potash is Associate Professor in the Art Therapy Program at The George Washington University and Editor in Chief of Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association. For more information, podcasts, and articles, please visit www.jordanpotash.com.

 

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