ERIC Number: EJ1072046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Is Cultural Competence Enough? Deepening Social Justice Pedagogy in Art Therapy
Gipson, Leah R.
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v32 n3 p142-145 2015
This viewpoint examines the limitations of cultural competency in art therapy education through personal reflection, calling for an immersive engagement with social justice practices of naming difference, asserting counter narratives, and following the leadership of people impacted by systemic violence. The author discusses the impact of state-funded attacks on African Americans and responses within the Black community that have shaped her pedagogical framework and emphasizes the need for a shift of power that would strengthen an art therapy approach to social justice and encourage critical consciousness among students.
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Social Justice, Cultural Awareness, Interpersonal Competence, Allied Health Occupations Education, African Americans
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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