Beauty is in the Brain of the ...

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What happens in your brain when one of your clients produces an art product that you find alluring, appealing, and attractive?  And...

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If Parkinson’s were Art

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What would the experience and effect of Parkinson’s disease look like if it were art?  Muscle rigidity.  Resting tremors.  Soft...

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Neuroaesthetics—Art Therapy’s ...

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Once upon a time when the field now known as art therapy was formally organizing itself, its pioneers debated about a proper name for...

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Perception & Illusion

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Therapists help clients detect what is in the foreground vs. what is in the background of their lives and assist them in discerning...

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Growing Through Traumatic Brai...

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The aftermath of a traumatic brain injury.  Going through it.  Growing  through it.  Artist Bittin Foster Duggan did just that, and...

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The Iron Genie & the Crea...

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Will a harmonograph bring you harmony?  In this month’s interactive tool pick, the answer is YES!  The mesmerizing moves of the Iron...

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The Marriage of Art & Psy...

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Can you imagine an interview with a neuroscientist who drops names like Rodin, Freud, Klimt, Darwin, da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Van...

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Creativity and Resilience

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Creativity lies at the heart of resilience.  What’s resilience?  Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary defines it as “the ability to...

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Drawing Intervention Yields Pr...

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According to Lora Likova, PhD, of the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute in San Francisco, drawing is “an amazing process...

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Interactive Tools

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You asked for it, you got it!  Results of the recent professional development wish list survey that went out to all newsletter...

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