N/NY-0102 - Picture a Changing Mind: Art Therapy, Neuroplasticity, and the Unconscious
This course intends to generate thought and discussion about the integration of art therapy and neuroscience from a philosophical, assessment, intervention, and research perspective. The potential of art therapy to change the brain is reviewed, and of neuroscience to enhance the understanding and applications of art therapy.
- Understand the scientific definition of neuroplasticity and its application to the psychotherapeutic work from an applied and theoretical perspective.
- Discuss therapeutic implications of brain wave biofeedback and the use of EEG measures to enhance art therapy interventions and research methodologies.
- Review current research in the fields of neuroscience and art therapy and observe graphic reproductions of work from clients in the past that appear to portray brain wave change pre- and post- treatment.
Associate Professor, The George Washington University
Juliet L. King, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, LMHC, is an Associate Professor of Art Therapy at The George Washington University and Adjunct Associate Professor at Indiana University School of Medicine; Department of Neurology. Prof. King developed the inaugural graduate art therapy program at the IU Herron School of Art and recently edited and published a textbook: Art Therapy, Trauma and Neuroscience: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives.