Expressive and Therapeutic Arts

Books on Art Therapy available through Cardinal Meyer Library:

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American Art Therapy Association

Art Therapy Credentials Board Code of Professional Practice

International Expressive Arts Therapy Association

Wisconsin Art Therapy Association


Video Resources:

Films on Demand
Multidisciplinary documentary film resource.

Art therapy has many faces (55:41)
This program provides an overview of art therapy—its aims, various approaches, and ways to best facilitate patient creativity—using footage of therapists in action and endorsements from patients who it has helped. The video also profiles some art therapy pioneers, documents its spread to a variety of settings, and lets viewers know what kind of training is needed to become an art therapist today.

Yes you can! The story of Mickie McGraw and the art therapy studio (41:51)
This program profiles McGraw and cofounder Dr. George Street, a psychoanalyst who was also an artist, and the unique approach they developed to assist people with disabilities by using art therapy. McGraw discusses her childhood bout with polio and how it shaped her subsequent career goals, while supporters and patients comment on the impact of the Art Therapy Studio, which has become a model for expressive arts programs around the world.

The arts as therapy for children (25:39)
This program shows activities in multiple modalities—music, dance, art, and drama—in a creative arts therapy program for youngsters at risk for developing emotional problems. Examples taken from each of the modalities depict how directed creativity can help channel aggression, while also illustrating the social benefits of the multicultural gatherings. Using classic footage from pioneering sessions filmed in 1973, the video emphasizes the mental health values common to all of the art forms when used as therapy.
For more information about art and artists, use the Visual Arts pathfinder.

For more information about psychology, use the Psychology pathfinder.


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