Art Therapy Research Institute in 2018

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Collaborative art project created at 2016's Research Symposium
Collaborative art project created at 2016's Research Symposium

The Art Therapy Research Institute has big plans for 2018. Events will explore expanding boundaries and collaborations in art therapy inquiry. All faculty, alumni and students are invited to attend.

Faculty Talks

Faculty Talks (Thursdays from 12 -1 in the Art Therapy Studio) celebrate full time faculty, part time faculty and art therapy supervisors for their ongoing and potential contributions to an expanded landscape for art therapy scholarship. Box lunches will be served and continuing education units offered. The three Faculty Talks scheduled are:

  • January 18 – Joyce Yip Green | Socialization goals and parenting beliefs: A study of Rwandan infant caregivers including art therapy considerations.
  • February 22 – Xilomen Rios | Informing Art Therapy: Exploring Histories of Migration to Mitigate Stress, Increase Confidence, and Improve Therapeutic Results.
  • March 22 - Paige Asawa, Anthony Bodlovic, Louvenia Jackson | Expanding Innovations toward Externally Funded Art Therapy Proposals.

Art Therapy Alumni Research Collaborative

The Art Therapy Alumni Research Collaborative will meet on Tuesday January 16 at 5 p.m. for all alumni interested in discussing, considering or engaging in art therapy research. The intention is to create a needs-based strategy for scheduling meetings, group affiliations and support. A light dinner will be served.  

Journal of Clinical Art Therapy

The Journal of Clinical Art Therapy invites submission to the upcoming edition. This particular call encourages articles that extend, expand or collaborate across boundaries that have historically limited art therapy research. To learn about submission policies please see the website:

Annual Research Symposium

The annual Research Symposium is scheduled for Saturday May 12, 2018 with a theme of Interdisciplinary Collaborations. Heather Tarleton (an LMU biologist) and Dr. Suzanne Hudson (a USC art historian) will be our speakers, discussing potential inquiry where are fields and disciplines can intersect and overlap.