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Randick, Nicole M.; Dermer, Shannon B. – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2013
Art therapists must overcome systemic challenges in order to continue to provide art therapy services in U.S. public schools. An understanding of how art therapy programs fit within the national standards of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and the ASCA National Model may help in this effort. This review article compares recently…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Public Schools, School Counselors, National Standards
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Spier, Erin – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2010
This study examined the effectiveness of a group art therapy intervention within a school setting to increase coping skills and decrease disruptive behaviors in a group of 6 eighth-grade students at risk for making a poor transition to high school. The mixed-method AB single-case experiment measured each individual's changes in behavior and coping…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Group Therapy, Intervention, Grade 8
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Albert, Rachel – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2010
This viewpoint proposes a model of art therapy integrated into an alternative art education program. Because of the pressure to meet educational standards, school systems may be less likely to support clinical programs that take students out of their classes. A blended model of art therapy and art education that utilizes effective strategies from…
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Therapy, Nontraditional Education, Integrated Activities
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Isis, Patricia D.; Bush, Janet; Siegel, Craig A.; Ventura, Yehoshua – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2010
Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) has been at the forefront of integrating art therapy in schools since 1979, helping children with emotional/behavioral disabilities become more receptive to academic involvement while maximizing their social and emotional potential. This article describes the history, development, current configuration,…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Development
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Nelson, Cindy Lou – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2010
This paper describes the history and development of the Jersey City Public Schools creative arts therapy program. Creative arts therapists contributed examples of their work throughout the district that provide a window into their respective school settings. Examples include technology-based art therapy, an extended school year program,…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Urban Schools, Public Schools, Music Therapy
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Sutherland, Judy; Waldman, Gwenn; Collins, Carolyn – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2010
This article describes the theory and practice of Art Therapy Connection (ATC), an inner city, yearlong school art therapy program in Chicago, IL, for students identified as being at risk of failing grades 3-12. The ATC program helps to address the mental health needs of students living in impoverished communities and the constant threats they…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Mental Health, Urban Areas, Elementary School Students