Special Issue "Arts Therapies with Children and Youth: Traditional and Innovative Practice"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 October 2023) | Viewed by 4807
Interests: art therapy; art-therapy working alliance; the open studio approach; parental representations through clay sculptures; art therapy for trauma and loss; community-based art therapy; art-based interventions in the field of conflict and peace; and art-based assessments
Arts therapies are types of psychotherapy that use art media, creative processes, materials and their qualities (sounds, colors, movements, and more), and artworks as primary modes of expression, communication, and intervention, and to facilitate transformational processes.
The arts therapies include art therapy, music therapy, dance and movement therapy (DMT), drama therapy, psychodrama, and bibliotherapy. Although a growing number of studies demonstrate the effectiveness of arts therapies among children and youth (e.g., Björling et al., 2019), there is still a need for a more profound examination of processes of change in arts therapies for these age groups (e.g., Bresler, Nardi, et al., 2022), as well as further research of arts-based assessments (e.g., Bat Or, et al., 2022), and community-based arts therapies projects (e.g., Bat Or, & Zusman-Bloch, 2022).
This special issue, entitled Arts Therapies with Children and Youth - Traditional and Innovative Practice, is dedicated to research and clinical articles relating to the practice of art therapies among children and youth in various settings, including community-based arts therapy programs. Children and youth who may need art-based therapeutic interventions include refugees and at-risk populations coping with AD/HD, learning disabilities, mental health, social problems, poverty and marginalization, chronic health diseases, political violence, and more. Original research, (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mix-methods) including reviews (systematic, scoping, literature, etc.), Participatory Action Research, and clinical case studies will be considered for publication.
The submission deadline for this special issue is 25 May 2023.
We look forward to receiving your inspiring contributions.
Dr. Michal Bat Or
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- art therapy
- music therapy
- drama therapy
- dance and movement therapy
- arts-based assessment
- community-based arts therapies