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ERIC Number: EJ984898
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
The History of Art Therapy at the National Institutes of Health
Robb, Megan
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v29 n1 p33-37 2012
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Research Center is a government facility that has a long history of groundbreaking research. Art therapy research began at NIH in 1958 with Hanna Kwiatkowska, whose work contributed to the foundation of art therapy with families, and with Harriet Wadeson, who conducted psychodynamic art therapy research. This article describes the early history of art therapy research at NIH, its loss of salience at the institute as government funding priorities shifted, art therapy's reestablishment there as a clinical practice in palliative care, and possible directions for future research. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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