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Introduction to Art Therapy Research

2nd Edition

By Lynn Kapitan

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368 pages | 12 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

Since the initial publication of Introduction to Art Therapy Research, interest in this field has grown dramatically along with public policy demands for an up-to-date, culturally relevant evidence base on which to practice. This revised and expanded edition pays particular attention to the field’s unique and compelling questions, most current literature, and emerging trends in research, while guiding readers through the basics of qualitative, quantitative, and art-based research design.

Written by a prominent figure in the world of art therapy, this pragmatic text is organized into three parts: Part I provides an overview of the basic steps in conceptualizing an art therapy research study, with an emphasis on perspectives that are intrinsic to art therapy. Chapters in Part II cover an inclusive methodological framework from quantitative and outcomes research to qualitative, practitioner-based field research, critical-participatory orientations, phenomenological and narrative approaches, and the growing influence of art-based research in art therapy. Part III offers up-to-date ethical guidelines and valuable tools for understanding and evaluating research reports, as well as practical guidance for publication in scholarly journals based on the author’s long experience as the editor of the field’s leading scholarly publication. Also included are added coverage on cross-cultural research as well as high quality examples from published, peer-reviewed art therapy research studies that illustrate material throughout the text.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Art Therapy ResearchPart I. Overview of Art Therapy Research 1. Art Therapy Research Ideas, Tools and Steps in the Process 2. How Art Informs Art Therapy Research Part II. Art Therapy Research Methods 3. Quantitative Models of Art Therapy Research 4. Outcomes Research to Generate the Art Therapy Evidence Base for Practice 5. Investigating the Field with Qualitative Research 6. Practitioner-Centered Inquiry: Critical, Participatory, and Anti-Oppressive 7. Researching the Phenomena of Lived Experience 8. Art-Based Research in Art Therapy Part III. Conducting Art Therapy Research 9. Before You Begin: The Research Proposal and Other Ethical Safeguards 10. Models and Critique of Good Research: Conducting the Study and Reporting Results 11.Writing Research for Dissemination and Scholarly Publication Glossary of Research Terminology

About the Author

Lynn Kapitan, PhD, ATR-BC, HLM, is founder, professor, and director of the Professional Doctorate of Art Therapy program at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is the former executive editor of Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, as well as an honorary life member and past president of the American Art Therapy Association. The author of numerous research articles, editorials, and national and international keynotes, Dr. Kapitan has practiced as a social activist art therapist and research consultant for non-governmental agencies in Latin America.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Education & Training