Selected Art Therapy Resources. (News)
GENERAL ART THERAPY
The American Art Therapy Association, Inc.
This is an informative site aimed at art therapists concerning legislative activities and issues surrounding art therapy on both the federal and state levels. Therapists can access an informative link detailing the Federal Government's information regarding art therapy, as well as access to other helpful art therapy links.
This site contains a virtual gallery with several artists' work, contact information and brief biographies providing an excellent networking tool. This comprehensive site not only provides healing artists with several venues for opportunities, but it also contains a detailed, informative resource and links section.
Artforce 1 is an international Union for research in Art Education, Art Therapy and Studio Arts. The site has a small gallery containing pieces from three artists, but has an invitation for more contributions via email. The Art Therapy section offers articles on various issues of art therapy and also welcomes new proposals.
Art in Therapy
This is an on-line community for Creative Art Therapists (CATs) and others interested in Healing Art. It contains links to pages with brief definitions of the following categories: Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Dance/Movement Therapy, Drama Therapy, Psychodrama, Poetry Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy. Practitioners can submit information to AIT to be posted on these pages. This site includes links to other art therapy sites as well as an events listing where organizations or individuals can post their workshops, conferences and events.
This Web site offers the American Association for Art Therapy definition of art therapy-it summarizes its roots, defines and explains art therapy's many uses and provides contact information for obtaining more information.
Art Therapy Forum
This web-based discussion created by Danny Sofer that contains links to other art therapy organizations, sites run by individuals, art therapy directories, art therapy courses and general art therapy information available on the Web. www.sofer.com/art-therapy/forum
Art Therapy in Canada
Canada's first on-line resource page for art therapy, this Web site provides information on related workshops, conferences and associations in Canada, as well as listing journals, books and other art therapy links.
Center for Journal Therapy
This site was founded under the direction of Kathleen Adams LPC, RPT, a journal therapist located in Denver, An on-line bookstore, library and events calendar that focuses solely on writing as therapy are available on this site. A links and resources page is also provided, focusing solely on writing as therapy.
Healing and the Arts
The Koop Institute launched this program in order to explore and evaluate the potential for using the arts and humanities to build more effective doctor-patient relationships, enhance medical education, support the process of healing and to promote good health habits. This project seeks to accomplish these goals by developing and testing model programs, and by linking people and programs that examine the interface between the arts and healthcare.
The Healing Power of the Arts
The Colorado Council of the Arts, with NEA funding, created this extensive Web site in response to the Columbine tragedy, This Web site is a clearing house with numerous links to all areas of art therapy. Hundreds of well-researched links are available to the Web surfer- an exceedingly helpful, thorough site.