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ERIC Number: EJ1110229
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
Embracing a Full Spectrum Definition of Art Therapy
Spooner, Heather
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v33 n3 p163-166 2016
In this viewpoint the author makes a case for developing a clear and concise definition of art therapy that can easily be adopted by art therapists working across a spectrum of theoretical frameworks. The reader is asked to widen the lens through which art therapy is defined by considering its influence on society, the mind, health, and behavior. Reenvisioning art therapy in this way could promote its mission with individuals, organizations, and communities. Rather than suggesting a specific definition, it is hoped that this viewpoint will inspire new ideas for those who actively seek to more accurately define the field.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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