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ERIC Number: EJ877035
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
Renewing the Debate: Digital Technology in Art Therapy and the Creative Process
Austin, Brian D.
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v26 n2 p83-85 2009
This viewpoint reviews several historical positions on the relationship between technology and creativity, and their implications for the practice of art therapy in the techno-digital age. The author posits that the question remains unanswered as to whether the profession will accept and become fully proficient in the use of the computer as a true creative and therapeutic medium. Because art therapists work with fantasy, projection, symbol, and metaphor, they are well positioned to contribute a unique perspective on the impact of technology on the creative process and on emotional life.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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