Feeling Stressed about the Capitol Attacks? Here are some Tools to Help Cope from a Trauma Art Therapist
January 13, 2020 | Raquel Farrell-Kirk
I kept the television off and focused on my day at home with my ten year old son. At first, I easily ignored the texts updates I was receiving from friends about the rally in Washington DC, but as the situation escalated into an attack on the Capitol building, I could ignore the news no more. After a few frustrating minutes pressing buttons, I enlisted my son’s help to turn on the television and watched the violence unfold on my television screen.
4 Art Therapy Journal Articles Open Access through the End of the Year
December 5, 2019
These four articles are perfect for your holiday reading list! AATA members enjoy full access to Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association year round. And for a limited time through the end of the year, the following four articles are available open-access online. Renowned authors include pioneers in art therapy as well as art therapists contributing to the growing literature in the field of neuroscience!
Highlights from the Inaugural International Art Therapy Practice/Research Conference Held in London
July 25, 2019 | International | Research | #WeAreArtTherapists
“I am proud and excited to have been part of this inaugural research and practice conference held in collaboration with the British Association of Art Therapists. I very much enjoyed the opportunity to meet and speak with art therapists from such diverse backgrounds, and I was completely impressed by depth and breadth of the research and practice occurring throughout the world. The future of art therapy is indeed bright!” – AATA President Christianne Strang, PhD, ATR-BC
Featured Member: Jordan Potash, Editor in Chief, Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association
May 2, 2019 | #WeAreArtTherapists | Research |
“Research is fundamentally an exercise in curiosity. We are all researchers looking to explain the world. Any phenomenon is ripe for understanding. Researchers are wonderers who need to select the best method for the given situation. Some are best interpreted in stories, some in numbers, and others through art. They can be observed just once or repeatedly over time. Authors should keep in mind that when it comes time to communicate what they found and how they found it, they should write from that perspective’s frame of truth so their studies can be validated on its own terms.”
Creative Forces Clinical Research Summit
By Adrienne M. Stamper | October 5, 2017 | Veterans | Research | Events
The Creative Forces Clinical Research Summit took place on September 18th and 19th, 2017, at the National Academies of Science in Washington, DC. The intimate event gathered Department of Defense (DoD) and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) collaborators to discuss clinical research findings and approaches for investigating creative arts therapies.
2017 International Conference on Mobile Brain-Body Imaging and the Neuroscience of Art, Innovation and Creativity
By Juliet L. King | September 28, 2017 | Events | Research
I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to attend the second annual International Conference on Mobile Brain-Body Imaging and the Neuroscience of Art, Innovation and Creativity in Valencia, Spain, September, 10-13. As in last year’s Brain on Art conference, modern thinkers from around the world participated in thoughtful didactic and experiential dialogue.
The Effects of Using Clay in Art Therapy: A New Article Published in the Journal of Affective Disorders
By Lisa D. Hinz | May 25, 2017 | Research
Joshua Kinman is a registered art therapist who lives and works in Hong Kong. His doctoral research journal article, “Effects of clay art therapy on adults outpatients with Major Depressive Disorders: A randomized controlled trial” has been published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, after intensive clinical investigation, research, and academic writing.
Report on the 2017 International Symposium 21st Century Great Conversations in Neuroscience, Art and Related Therapeutics, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
By Juliet King | May 18, 2017 | Events | Research |
It was with active minds and a collaborative spirit that the Schools of Art, Medicine, Engineering, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Nursing, Informatics and Liberal Arts came together to host the international symposium 21st Century Great Conversations in Neuroscience, Art and Related Therapeutics at Indiana University– Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in April.