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Know More About Expressive Arts Therapy

Are you interested to know more about Expressive Arts Therapy? Here are some useful web resources to know more about expressive arts therapy as well as art therapy.

The expressive arts combine the visual arts, movement, drama, music, writing and other creative processes to foster deep personal growth and community development. IEATA encourages an evolving multimodal approach within psychology, organizational development, community arts and education. By integrating the arts processes and allowing one to flow into another, we gain access to our inner resources for healing, clarity, illumination and creativity.

1. Article outlining what is Art Therapy: Click Here

Topics covered: – Definitions – Who can use art therapy? – What does an art therapist do? – Why use art therapy? – Do you need to be talented? – Why Art is a Wonderful Form of Therapy

2. Article outlining what is Expressive Arts Therapy: Click Here

Important Topics covered:

- History of Expressive Arts Therapy

- Expressive Arts Therapy Process

- Conditions Treated With Expressive Arts Therapy

- Expressive Arts Therapy Techniques

- Expressive Arts Therapy Research

- How Art Therapy Differs from Expressive Arts Therapy

3. Article: Benefits of Expressive Art Therapy for Children: Click Here

4. Article: The Path to Wholeness: Person-Centered Expressive Arts Therapy: Click Here


To know more about Expressive Arts Therapy Sessions at ReclaiMind Expressive Arts Centre and to find out if it is something that can benefit you, book an assessment session here.


Suggested reading for interested professionals and readers:

Integrating the Expressive Arts Into Counseling Practice, 2nd Edition - Theory-Based Interventions

Edited by: Degges-White, Suzanne, PhD, LPC, NCC | Davis, Nancy L., PhD, LPC, LSC


Expressive Therapies Continuum: A Framework for Using Art in Therapy By Lisa D. Hinz


Trauma and Expressive Arts Therapy: Brain, Body, and Imagination in the Healing Process By Cathy A. Malchiodi (2020)


The Effects of Expressive Arts Therapy on Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, thesis by Jasmine Herndon


Creative arts therapies for the mental health of emerging adults: A systematic review, by Diva Smriti et al

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0197455621001064 (you need to purchase the article or access it through an academic institution)

Alternative mental health therapies in prolonged lockdowns: narratives from Covid-19, by Petar Radanliev et al.

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12553-021-00581-3 (open access)

Art-based interventions during pregnancy to support women’s wellbeing: An integrative review, by Tess Crane

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1871519220303140 (you need to purchase the article or access it through an academic institution)

Enhancing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Expressive Arts

Therapy by Applying a Hybrid ApproachTherapy by Applying a Hybrid Approach, thesis by Danielle Carroll


Expressive Arts Therapy and The Loneliness Epidemic- A Critical Review of Literature, thesis by Tiffany Crockett


Single-Session Art Therapy as Mind-Body Medicine: A Systematic Review of Treating Emotional Crisis in Time-Limited Psychotherapy, Thesis by Gelink, Lorian Nicole



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