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Huma Durrani

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Huma is an art psychotherapist, author and a practice-based researcher. She possesses keen insight into children and adolescents with psycho-emotional and developmental issues due to professional and personal experience of almost two decades. She espouses an eclectic theoretical and practical stance aimed at addressing client-specific needs that may be psychological, emotional, behavioural and developmental in nature.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Huma has designed a framework called Sensory-Based Relational Art Therapy Approach (S-BRATA) for doing art therapy with children with autism. Her research focuses on addressing Sensory Integration Dysfunction and impaired attachment in children with autism. Huma's expertise extends to working with children and adolescents, other than on the spectrum,  with behavioural and psycho-emotional challenges. She uses an eclectic approach framed within the attachment theory and neuroscientific research.

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Books

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 Featured Title - Sensory-Based Relational Art Therapy Approach (S-BRATA) - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

Journal of Psychotherapy Integration

Facilitating attachment in children with autism through art therapy: A case study.


Published: Jan 15, 2021 by Journal of Psychotherapy Integration
Authors: Huma Durrani
Subjects: Developmental Psychology

This paper describes a case study of a 12-year-old boy with autism who received art therapy for severe sensory dysfunction and self-regulatory issues. We propose that art therapy may have facilitated self-regulation in Tom aiding attachment to his therapist, and improving his social engagement in general.

Journal of the American Art Therapy Association

Sensory-Based Relational Art Therapy Approach (S-BRATA): A Framework for Art Therapy With Children With ASD


Published: Feb 06, 2020 by Journal of the American Art Therapy Association
Authors: Huma Durrani
Subjects: Developmental Psychology

This article presents a sensory-based relational art therapy approach (S-BRATA) framework for working with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that explicitly addresses sensory integration dysfunction (SID) and impaired attachment.

Journal of the American Art Therapy Association

Art Therapy’s Scope to Address Impaired Attachment in Children With ASD and Comorbid SID


Published: Nov 12, 2019 by Journal of the American Art Therapy Association
Authors: Huma Durrani
Subjects: Developmental Psychology

This article explicates current discourse on the relationship between SID and attachment for children with ASD. Art therapy is uniquely able to address both SID and attachment concurrently by promoting sensory regulation through art materials and employing a combination of kinesthetic and non-verbal processes within a relational context.A case vignette illustrates how an art therapist can tackle SID and facilitate attachment in a child with ASD.

Journal of the American Art Therapy Association

Publications Sensory-Based Relational Art Therapy Approach (S-BRATA) Supporting Psycho-Emotional Needs in Children with Autism publication dateDec 2020 publication descriptionRoutledge publication descriptionThis book bridges art therapy practice and research by presenting sensory-based relational art therapy approach (S-BRATA), a clinically te


Published: May 20, 2019 by Journal of the American Art Therapy Association
Authors: Huma Durrani
Subjects: Developmental Psychology

Art therapy has the potential to address some of the core symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by promoting sensory regulation, supporting psychomotor development, and facilitating communication. The multisensory nature of art materials and the relational aspect of art making lends itself to the treatment of the challenges inherent in ASD while enhancing psycho-emotional well-being. These areas offer promising pathways for research.

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Sensory-Based Relational Art Therapy Approach

Published: Jan 15, 2021

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