Art Therapy Resources
Art therapy uses a combination of counseling techniques and the therapeutic art-making process to help individuals work through personal challenges. The process of making art, exploring the art visually, and exploring the art verbally with the art therapist to understand the meaning of the images created in session can improve and enhance the mental, emotional, and physical well-being of individuals.
Resources and Related Links
Please click on the following links for additional information about art therapy, counseling and their therapeutic benefits.
The American Art Therapy Association, Inc. (AATA) is an organization of art therapy professionals with the belief that the creative process of art making is healing and life enhancing. AATA provides the standards of the art therapy profession. This website has information about new research in the art therapy field.
Louisiana Art Therapy Association (LATA) is the Louisiana chapter of AATA and promotes the awareness and use of art therapy in Louisiana.
Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB) is the credentialing body for the profession of art therapy.
Psychology Today has information about psychology, therapeutic methods, medication, research, and therapists in your area.
American Psychology Association is an organization for professionals in the field of psychology. The website has information about psychology, therapeutic methods, medication, research, careers, education, and resources related to psychology.
American Counseling Association is an organization for professionals in the field of counseling. The website has information about counseling, counseling techniques, medication, research, and resources related to counseling.
The following links contain research articles from the field of art therapy that provide support for the therapeutic benefit of the creative art making process.