You can download these articles for use in reference lists or bibliography searches on expressive arts therapy and related topics, citing the sources of course!
From the article..."All helping professionals know that no one intervention can be applied to all clients; they know that the best interventions are those that are tailored to clients' needs and their presenting situations. As an art therapist, I can say from experience that this challenge is the "coolest" part of my work with clients--to invent a creative strategy to promote change, insight, and well-being. A good art therapist, like a good psychologist, counselor, or family therapist, is adept at innovation and creative adaptation. A good art therapist also knows that for many clients, no technique is needed if the client is capable of creative expression without a directive or gimmick.
My criteria for determining the "coolest" art therapy interventions include:
At the end of the article, there are links to the various "interventions."
This series of posts on Psychology Today gives potential students a realistic overview of how to prepare for a career as an art therapist and how to decide if it is the profession for you. They discuss the practice of art therapy in two parts of the world: the US and the United Kingdom; these regions happen to be the most developed in terms of art therapy education and professional recognition.They also include information about related fields-- arts in healthcare, creative arts in counseling, play therapy, and expressive arts therapies-- to help you understand the similarities and differences between art therapy and these closely related areas. Finally, these posts attempt to put career options into perspective with regard to today's mental health and healthcare settings so that if you decide to pursue a career in art therapy, you will be as knowledgeable as possible about the job market, what to expect and what the return on your investment will be.
In the US, most art therapists are also licensed as professional or mental health counselors; for more information see "Art Therapy and Counseling" at http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-healing-arts/201303/art-therapy-and-counseling-true-love-or-convenience.