Articles of Interest | Trauma-Informed Expressive Art Therapies and Related Topics

 

Enjoy a variety of downloadable articles and links to a variety of topics with an emphasis on trauma-informed practice and expressive arts therapy, play therapy, mind-body approaches and neurobiology-focused concepts. Check back often for new articles and resources; also visit Books for more information on published materials on a wide variety of topics including art therapy, creative interventions, mindfulness, positive psychology, counseling, and play therapy.


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Telling Without Talking: Breaking the Silence of Domestic Violence
Speaking the truth about domestic violence is a step toward healing for all survivors. But when talking about violence brings shame, ambivalence, and fear, art therapy gives survivors not only a voice, but also is a way to raise consciousness about the profound effects of battering and all forms of abuse between partners. From Psychology Today Arts and Health.
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Art-Based Therapies as Personalized Medicine | Tomorrow's Medicine Magazine Singapore
Summary of Academic Hour Presentation at SingHealth/Singapore on February 15, 2017; you'll find a helpful summary of art therapy research at the end of the article as a bonus!
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Visual Journaling as Art Therapy and Self-Help
This is a summary of Dr. Malchiodi's series on visual journaling on Psychology Today Online in the form a downloadable document. It has a variety of approaches and other information about visual journaling and art-based journaling as forms of self-help, self-regulation and self-expression.
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Creative Arts Therapy and Attachment | Cathy Malchiodi, PhD
This downloadable document provides some of the compelling reasons to include creative arts therapy and play therapy in work with attachment disorders. From Psychology Today Online, Part One of a Two Part series on this topic.
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Calm Through Creativity: How the Arts Can Aid Trauma Recovery | National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth
This article emphasizes the importance of expressive arts as self-regulation and stress reduction and can also be found at the National Clearinghouse site at http://ncfy.acf.hhs.gov/features/thinking-creatively-family-and-youth-work/art-therapy.
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National Initiative for Arts & Health with Military
This is a national directory to help you locate arts-based services for military and their families; document produced by the Americans for the Arts.
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Play Therapy Toolkit by Jennifer Taylor, LCSW, RPT
An excellent resource for those who want to know more about play therapy. Please be sure to visit Jennifer Taylor's website at www.jentaylorplaytherapy.com.
Play Therapy Toolkit.pdf
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Five Quick Facts About Art Therapy
Concise, user-friendly articles about art therapy basics.
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Australia Childhood Foundation Interview with Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, 2015; Part One
An interview with a focus on trauma-informed care and attachment via the expressive arts and play-based approaches.
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Australia Childhood Foundation Interview with Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, 2015: Part Two
Second part of interview with a focus on trauma-informed care and attachment via the expressive arts and play-based approaches.
ACF Blog for Professionals - An intervie
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