The Art Therapist’s Guide to Social Media offers the art therapy community a guide that addresses content related to social media use, its growing influence, and the impact social networking has on the profession and work of art therapists. This book presents a framework of relevant theories, best practices, and examples to explore existing and emerging areas of social networking's power for art therapists as practitioners and artists. Divided into three sections that highlight the themes of connection, community, and creativity, chapters explore timely topics such as the professional use of social media, ethical considerations, potential benefits and challenges, and strategies to embrace the possibilities that social media can create for the field worldwide. Art therapists in training, art therapy educators and supervisors, and practicing art therapists will find content in this text helpful for their learning and professional practice.
Table of Contents
List of Figures Foreword Lynn Kapitan Acknowledgments Introduction Section I: Connection 1. Introduction to Social Networking and Social Media 2. The Challenges and Benefits of Social Networking 3. Social Media, Art Therapy, and Professionalism Section II: Community 4. The Value of Digital Community for Art Therapists 5. Strengthening the Art Therapy Profession through Social Media 6. Social Networking and the Global Art Therapy Community Section III: Creativity 7. Social Media and the Art Therapist's Creative Practice 8. 6 Degrees of Creativity 9. Conclusion: Future Considerations-Social Media and Art Therapists Glossary Appendix A. Digital Social Responsibility Resources for Clients Appendix B. Digital Social Responsibility Resources for Art Therapists Appendix C. Digital Presence Needs Worksheet for Art Therapists Appendix D. Facebook Pages: American Art Therapy Association and Chapters Appendix E. Global Art Therapy Resources: Websites of Professional Membership Associations Index
Gretchen M. Miller, MA, ATR-BC, ACTP, is a registered board certified art therapist who practices in the Greater Cleveland, Ohio, area. She is also an adjunct professor for Ursuline College’s Counseling and Art Therapy Program. Gretchen previously served as web editor of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) and on the Association’s Social Media Committee. She is also the founder of the online communities Art Therapy Alliance and 6 Degrees of Creativity. Her technology contributions include creating and managing various sites, forums, and blogging related to art therapy, creativity, and community organizing for art therapists.