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Chilton, Gioia – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2013
Flow is a construct developed by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi that describes a psychological state of optimal attention and engagement. Creativity and improved well-being have been empirically linked to the flow experience; therefore, the study of flow has implications for art therapy research and practice. Art therapists may facilitate personal growth…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Psychological Patterns, Attention, Neurology
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Lee, Seung Yeon – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2013
This qualitative multiple-case study explored the experience of flow in individual art therapy with three Korean immigrant children who had difficulties adjusting to their new home and school circumstances in the United States. Flow theory was used to interpret data collected from the children's engaged art-making experiences and illuminated the…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Children, Immigrants, Psychological Patterns
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Allison, Amanda – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2013
This viewpoint presents a reflection on a meaningful relationship that developed between a university art education department and a local art therapy studio. Such partnerships are desirable and mutually beneficial because of the significant interest many art educators have in the field of art therapy. The author, an art educator, describes the…
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Therapy, Cooperation, Preservice Teacher Education
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Johnson, Jeffrey; Salisbury, Helen; Deaver, Sarah; Johansson, Mark; Calisch, Abby – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2013
Simulation is used widely in medical and health professions educational programs. Standardized patients (SPs) are individuals who are trained to simulate specific symptoms or conditions as part of a structured learning experience with students. In this qualitative, phenomenological study the researcher interviewed 8 first-year graduate art therapy…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Allied Health Occupations Education, Immigrants, Graduate Students
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Safrai, Mary B. – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2013
The reach of art therapy in assisting a hospice patient in confronting existential issues at the end of life is illustrated in this article with a case that took place over the course of 22 semiweekly sessions. Painting with an art therapist allowed the patient to shift from a state of anxiety and existential dread to a more accepting, fluid…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Hospices (Terminal Care), Anxiety, Death
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Kaiser, Donna; Deaver, Sarah – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2013
Art therapy in the United States is a young profession that would benefit from an identified research agenda to marshal resources more effectively to address gaps in the knowledge base. This article describes a Delphi study of U.S. art therapy researchers who were surveyed on research priorities for the profession. The research panelists were…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Research, Delphi Technique, Researchers
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Salom, Andrée – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2013
This article describes an art-based inquiry that explored two contemplative strategies--the conceptual strategy and the awareness strategy--through observation of art images and processes of creation, conceptual understanding, assessment, and the inner movements of self-awareness. Art media and directives were used to subjectively test key…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Visual Arts, Reflection, Creative Activities
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Nolan, Emily – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2013
Clinical art therapy and studio-based community art therapy represent two major paradigms in art therapy practice. This viewpoint explores how critical theory can be incorporated into both paradigms and result in common ground between them. Critical theory encompasses an understanding of oppression in psychological, social, and cultural contexts…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Critical Theory, Community, Personal Narratives
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Potash, Jordan S.; Ramirez, Wayne A. – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2013
A broad history of art therapy in the United States offers important perspectives on which to view contemporary art therapy practice and professional identity. This article provides descriptive research on the contributions of art therapist Wayne Ramirez, an active leader in the early days of the American Art Therapy Association whose attention…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, History, Allied Health Personnel, Professional Associations
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Awais, Yasmine J.; Yali, Ann Marie – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2013
There is a clear need for greater diversity in the field of art therapy with particular attention to increasing the representation of students of color in art therapy training programs. However, little to no data exists on how art therapy programs are actively recruiting for diversity. Diversity in the classroom can offer novel perspectives on…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Minority Group Students, Student Recruitment, Allied Health Occupations Education
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Gavron, Tami – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2013
A basic assumption in psychotherapy with children is that the parent-child relationship is central to the child's development. This article describes the Joint Painting Procedure, an art-based assessment for evaluating relationships with respect to the two main developmental tasks of middle childhood: (a) the parent's ability to monitor and…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Painting (Visual Arts), Evaluation, Parent Child Relationship
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Wilkinson, Rebecca A.; Chilton, Gioia – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2013
As a growing movement in the larger field of mental health, positive psychology has much to offer the art therapy profession, which in turn is uniquely poised to contribute to the study of optimal functioning. This article discusses the relationship of positive psychology to art therapy and its capacity to mobilize client strengths, to induce…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Psychology, Well Being, Psychological Patterns
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Hinz, Lisa D. – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2013
Using the metaphor of the human life cycle, the author of this viewpoint suggests that consideration of the birth, life, and death of images made in art therapy may promote a new perspective on their ethical treatment. A developmental view of images encourages art therapists to see art images as living entities that undergo a natural life cycle.…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Visual Aids, Art Products, Ethics
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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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Elkins, David E.; Deaver, Sarah P. – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2013
The American Art Therapy Association (AATA) surveys its members biennially to gather information on general demographics, employment-related characteristics, licensing, and professional affiliations. The surveys are used in the development of national media opportunities and public policy initiatives to help increase recognition for the field of…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Allied Health Personnel, Professional Associations, Group Membership
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