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Research Topics in Art Therapy

Art Therapy Topics from the American Art Therapy Association 


  1. Outcome/efficacy research
  2. Art therapy and neuroscience
  3. Art therapy assessment validity and reliability 
  4. Cross-cultural/multicultural approaches to art therapy assessment and practice

Sample Research Questions

  1. What interventions produce specific outcomes with particular populations or specific disorders?
  2. How does art therapy compare to other therapeutic disciplines that do not include art practice in terms of various outcomes?
  3. What are ways of making art therapy more effective for clients of different ethnic and racial backgrounds?

Populations to Research

  1. Veterans
  2. Psychiatric major mental illness
  3. Autism/ASD
  4. Medical/Cancer
  5. At-risk youth in schools
  6. Geriatric

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